Talking to your child about the moon and its power is a great way to help them understand how we are all connected. That everything is related and in perfect balance; delivering exactly what is needed and teaching us that if we connect and tune into this beautiful energy magical things can happen.
The moon represents rhythm and symbolizes cycles. We see this through the way the moons pull effects our tides and oceans, our rainfall and our water, how the tilt in the earth in respect to the sun is what causes our seasons and that without the moons effect on this earth would be inhabitable.
“It is the middle ground between the light of the sun and the darkness of night, and thus often represents the realm between the conscious and unconscious. In astrology the moon is a symbol of the soul, and in the horoscope it determines the subject’s capacity for reflection and adaptation.”1
So tonight step outside with your child and explain how important our moon is to life itself and how we can tune into what she’s trying to tell us…
The New Moon: The new moon represents ‘infancy’ and is all about new beginnings. This is the time to set your intentions on everything and anything you want to manifest. What do you want to create or attract into your life? New moons offer you a fresh start where you can declare what you want and be open to receiving the divine guidance and support.
The Crescent Moon: The crescent moon represents youth and adolescence. This moon is all about growth. It’s a reminder that with constant action and dedication, change and success is possible.
The Full Moon: The full moon represents ‘maturity and pregnancy.’ This powerful moon is all about releasing. It’s a great time to release everything that no longer serves you. What have you outgrown or overcome that you no longer need or want in you life?
The Waning Moon: The waning moon represents the ‘decline of life and sleep.’ This moon is about withdrawing. It’s a time when things that no longer serve you are sent away, removing the burden.
Educate your child on the different phases of the moon and teach them to use this magical energy to their advantage. On a new moon get them to set intentions, by writing them down or verbally sharing their desires with you; or declaring what they no longer want to hold onto and are wanting to release during a full moon.
As our emotions are also affected by the moon, especially during a full moon it’s another great way to explain how sometimes there are larger things at play with how we are feeling.
Amy Shayanna x
Psst: How do you education your child about the moon?
(1): University of Michigan Fantasy and Science Fiction Website. 2001. Moon. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.umich.edu/~umfandsf/symbolismproject/symbolism.html/M/moon.html. [Accessed 10 November 15].