If the crescent moon fits into the L of your right hand, nestled between your pointer finger and thumb, then in the southern hemisphere you are cradling a Waning Moon. A ‘right handed’ sliver of moon will slowly dissolve away to an invisible dark moon over the following nights. With this shedding of skin comes the trust to release into something new. Not bigger and better but less…
We often think filling our cup to become more, creates a better version of ourselves. The Waning Moon teaches us becoming less is just as valuable; releasing effort, expectation and pressure. In her half light, shed your uncomfy clothes and skinning dip in the deliciousness of fallow time.
Resist the phosphorescent urge to absorb information, and instead lean into the windows of quiet around you, where the value of emptying is Queen;
Numb stillness before a storm
Curve of a wave before crumbling
Emptying chambers of the heart to refill later
These are the effortless moments of letting go.
This silver sickle moon is all about cutting down unneeded things. Clean out the deadwood, decide what’s worth taking into the next cycle, or don’t think at all… just exhale and listen.