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How To Make The Most Of Waning Moon

You could already have read some posts about the Moon on my blog. You probably also know what to do (and avoid doing) during the New Moon and Full Moon. Today I will teach you how to make the most of the waning Moon.

How To Take Advantage Of the Waning Moon

Waning Moon is the time between the Full Moon and the next New Moon. Some people divide this phase into Disseminating Moon, Last Quarter and Balsamic Moon. Here is a short description of each of them

Disseminating Moon

From Full Moon to New Moon, the Moon’s light is decreasing. so that she is losing form. The time has come to let go, release, retire. Also, introspection is favoured, internal themes. Disseminating Moon occurs when the Moon is a waning gibbous.

What To Do

Remove anything from your life that is no longer serving you. This might include the discarding of old habits, saying goodbye to toxic friendships, closing a business or leaving a relationship.

Check more about removing clutter from your life:

Apart from material objects or relationships, the waning Moon is also a perfect time to start any kind of detox, cleansing your body from the inside and losing some weight. I will write more about it later in this article.

Spiritual Detox

Look carefully at your aura. You might use this time to cleanse it with white sage, a bath in the sea salt or lighting some candles and listening to the appropriate music, e.g the 528 Hz or 432 Hz. Get rid of low vibrations. You can learn how to do it here.

Ending Toxic Relationships

The Waning Moon is perfect for breaking any ties that make you unhappy. It is the perfect time for cutting off from toxic people, breaking up and preparing for a new beginning during the next New Moon.

Quitting Bad Habits

Who of you would like to give up smoking or drinking, eat less sugar or other junk food? All the time of the Waning Moon is perfect for this purpose. Apart from addiction, you can also change your routine, e.g. get up earlier, watch less junk on TV.

What To Avoid

There are also some activities which need to be avoided during the Disseminating Moon. It is not usually considered the best time to start a project during this time. Instead, try up loose ends and file things away. And do not forget to post off packages!

The Last Quarter

This is the second-to-last phase of the Moon and to be more precise, the moment when the Moon’s illumination reaches 50%.

What To Do

During the Last Quarter, you want to take those loose ends from the last cycle and really and truly finish up. Since the last New Moon, you have become aware of certain things in your life that could be released. The Last Quarter gives you fantastic energetic support so that you can release and break negative patterns.

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The Balsamic Moon

The last phase of the Waning Moon is called the Balsamic Phase which lasts for the 72 hours before the next New Moon.

What To Do

During this time of the lunar cycle, take time to meditate, in or at your home, contemplate and completely wind down. Close off and really let go and go inward. This is the most introvert stage of the cycle so that privacy is paramount as you clear your head before the new cycle begins. It’s time to prepare for the next phase, the new moon when it starts all over again!

Undertake practices that symbolically allow space to bring new things in. This means cleaning your house, spending some time alone. Schedule major operations, waxing or hair removal during the Balsamic Moon phase if you can because there will be less blood loss as it flows less freely and recuperation will be supported soon, by the Waxing Moon.

Going On a Diet

Generally writing, all the time of Waning Moon is perfect for detox or going on a diet. However, the last three days before the next New Moon can give you extra power if you do detox then.

Ekadashii Fast

There are two days during the lunar cycle when this kind of fast is the most efficient: four days before the Full Moon and also four days before the New Moon. The second day is much easier for implementing the fast because the Waning Moon decreases appetite in a natural way.

On the day of Ekadashii, no food is to be eaten from sunrise until the sunrise of the next day. Drinking water is also forbidden on fast days. If, due to unavoidable circumstances, a person is unable to fast on the prescribed day, then he or she can fast on either the preceding or the following day. However, during sickness, fasting is not required. (source Quora.com)

The Fast Before the New Moon

I practise the three-day fast before the new Moon, starting on the eleventh day after Full Moon. I eat vegetables (low-starch ones) and fruit (low-sugary ones) only, drinking plenty of fluids. This is called Daniel’s fast. I will write more about it soon.


All kind of detox will be efficient. It is advisable to do all the internal body cleansing during the Waning Moon in the following order:

  • large intestine
  • liver
  • bone and joint
  • kidneys
  • lymph and blood
  • circulatory system

I will write more articles about detox shortly because this issue is often neglected. However, some information can be found in my articles about clearing the clutter.

Generally writing, drinking lemon with water on an empty stomach and some times a day is a good choice, the milk thistle tincture together with thyme for liver or the ginger and turmeric tea, together with coconut milk and honey.


Credits to Starsign Style, Mikhail Tombak.

In a Nutshell

Today you have learnt how to make the most of the Waning Moon. Generally writing, going on a diet, detox and getting rid of all what is unwanted are the greatest ideas. In this way, you will prepare better for the next New Moon.


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