It’s a fast-paced world, and we often sacrifice our health for our more ambitious agendas. But when we lose the ability nurture ourselves, we become less effective overall. Let the Moon guide you in living a healthier life. After all, that beautiful orb in the night sky is also known as The Great Nurturer!
New Moon: Break habits.
The absolute best day for breaking a habit this year is the Aries new Moon on Sunday, April 3, 2011. Based on the cycle of the Moon, it’s been said that it takes 21 days to break a habit. If you can make it to the last quarter of the lunar cycle, this is a time of turning new corners in attitude and consciousness.
Waxing Moon: Focus on good nutrition and rest.
During the waxing Moon (new to full), the body is rebuilding. The cost for not taking care during this Moon phase is high, as we make ourselves especially vulnerable to illness. Rest more, and if at all possible put off major chores until the waning Moon phase when (you’ll be delighted to hear) your house will actually stay cleaner longer!
Waning Moon: Exercise, detoxify and follow your urge to be more active.
The body is releasing toxins during the waning Moon, so be sure to drink lots of water and detoxify your body as much as possible at this time. We tend to use more calories during this Moon phase as well, so if you’re tempted to eat more, you’ll probably find that you don’t put on the extra weight.
Full Moon: If possible, do not have surgery in the days before or on the full Moon.
Try booking operation at any time other than the full Moon. Why? Surface fluid tension tends to be higher: oceans are fuller, plants have more water retention and humans have more blood. Thus at a full Moon, there's a higher chance you'll bleed more. Complications are more prevalent, infections are higher and recovery often takes longer. So, if at all possible, schedule a surgery for the waning Moon phase.