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The Moon of Retribution

The Waning Gibbous moon is the first moon phase following the Full Moon, where light will begin to decrease each night leading to the end of this moon cycle. Similar to the Waning Crescent Moon, it is time to clear space and get rid of people that no longer serve a purpose. Make amends where it is needed, and de-clutter your life and your space from any distractions.  This is a great time to self reflect and ask yourself what influences you, is it a good or bad influence, and is it something you'd like to keep around. It is also under this moon, you may feel inspired to adjust any negative attitude, patterns, or behaviors. This is also the time to take notice and enjoy the rewards of your hard work thus far.  It is time to give thanks and acknowledge all of your accomplishments.  Crystals of love under this moon, are good reminders to take care of yourself.  You may have been keeping yourself busy and spread thin trying to achieve all of your goals, these crystals will remind you that you cannot fully serve anyone or any goal, if you are not serving yourself and making sure you are in good health.

Here are some great crystals to have on your alter during this moon phase:

Citrine: This stone promotes creativity and positivity.

Smoky Quartz: This is a grounding stone.  This stone promotes clarity and helping one to let go of their past patterns or beliefs to make space for new joy and achievements.

Rose Quartz: Rose quartz is known as the love stone. It helps the user feel a strong sense of self-worth, therefore being worth love. It gives inner peace and helps in all matters pertaining to love in all its forms. It also helps as a rejuvenator to the skin.

Rhodochrosite: This crystal attracts love, romance, confidence, and compassion.  It empowers one to confront and heal from past wounds. 

Rhodonite: This stone carries a powerful vibration that helps with healing relationships and emotional healing.  It also helps with forgiveness, compassion, and releasing any fears.

Darburite: This is a crystal that caters to the heart and crown chakras.  This stone brings enlightenment, patience, and understanding, helping one to let go of their worries and stress..  This stone also allows one to connect with angels and other spirits.

Ruby in Fuchsite: This crystal helps stimulate intuition.  It helps clear any blockage in the heart chakra, filling it with unconditional love for all.  This crystal also converts negative energy into positive energy.

Pink Kunzite: This is a calming stone the opens one's heart to love and joy, releasing any resistance or walls one may have built around their emotions.  This stone also attracts spiritual relationships bringing empathy and understanding.  This stone helps relieve depression and anxiety, making it helpful for Star Seeds who are adjusting to the harsh energies of this planet.

Black Moonstone: This crystal assists one in identifying what they need to let go of to keep moving forward. This crystal also encourages reflection and intuition.

Under this moon the specific plant to use in a tincture, in a spell bag, at your alter, or as an essential oil is Cypress.  Cypress has a sweet balsamic aroma.  It is grounding, cleansing, and identifies and supports any necessary changes needed for moving forward.

The Waning Gibbous moon is a symbol of the moon cycle descending towards its end to new beginnings of the New Moon.  During this period it is time to tie up any lose ends you may have in your relationships, with yourself, and with everything on your to-do list.  During this time it is also time to self reflect, what attitudes and behaviors worked best for you during this journey so far? Which ones have been the least effective or harmful to your progress?  It is also time to slow down and re-energize yourself.  You're coming down from a full moon high, where you might not have noticed yourself being over worked from excitement to get things done.  It is time to show yourself some love, appreciation, and acknowledgement of what you have accomplished and overcome so far.  Don't be afraid to pat yourself on the back, and indulge in baths with your love stones.