The Lunar influence
GLAMOUR South Africa|January/February 2020
Since ancient times, the moon has always been associated with femininity, and the subconscious and mystical. Many people believe it directly affects our mood, body and mind.
SHANNON MANUEL

In astrology, the moon is connected to the part of the emotional body that brings us joy and fulfilment. Viewed as a feminine planet, she reflects how we feel about ourselves, deal with relationships and respond to situations, as well as our inner world, and deeper patterns of thinking and feeling.

Many people believe that the moon’s gravitational pull on ocean tides mirrors the influence it has on our emotions. Considering the fact you’re made up of mostly water, it stands to reason the moon can also affect you. This pull is at its strongest when the moon is new and full; that’s when it’s lined up in a relatively straight line with the sun and earth. The sun’s gravitational pull combines with the moon’s, causing the highest and lowest tides.

In native traditions, water is associated with the emotional body. Simply put, the moon pulls on your emotional centre. And while it’s magnetic effect doesn’t cause the water in our bodies to physically move, it can bring heightened emotions to the surface.

The moon moves through eight different phases per month. Let’s unpack four of the most talked-about and their impact on us.

THE WAXING MOON

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