This moonday finds us with a waning moon in the sign of Virgo -- a good time to tend to the digestive system -- any foods or herbs used now for that purpose will be of greater benefit. That cup of chamomile or peppermint tea after dinner comes to mind. And recipes containing dandelion, of which the leaves are pretty tasty this time of year, so that's another plus.
Between the earth turning on its axis, the moon circling the earth, and the earth orbiting the sun, there's a lot going on out there. The way it looks to us is the new moon appears as a slim crescent shape as it waxes (grows) into a nice round full moon, and then wanes (shrinks) back into the mirror image of the crescent it started as, and finally becomes the dark moon (not visible). High in the sky in the winter, lower in the summer. Sometimes visible during the day, other times only at night. Lunar eclipses, quarters, void of courses, and planetary influences galore. It is pretty complicated.
The thing to keep in mind though is that no matter what your beliefs are or where you live or what you eat -- if you are a living creature on this planet, you are affected by the moon. Scientists have this one figured out. They know the moon is like a magnet for water -- affects tides, seed germination, humidity, and people. We are 55-60% water, after all.
So that means that the extra fluid that we sometimes hold onto is now easier to let go of as the moon wanes. You may notice that your clothes are looser, that you can eat a bit more without gaining weight. And other things may be easier to let go of now, too, like being annoyed with someone or eating too many carbs or anything you would like to not have part of your life anymore. Write whatever it is you don't want on a piece of paper and then light a match to it over the kitchen sink. Or envision handing it over to your higher power during prayer or meditation. You probably don't need to make a big production out of this part as you are letting it go, not paying it homage.
Do you notice any effects from this waning moon?
Waxing or waning? "When the moon is D like Dios, it is growing to fill God's sky. When dying away it is C, like Cristo on the cross." The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver