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The Phases of the Moon and the Symbolic/Spiritual Analogy of Seed Growth

We have all looked up at the moon at some point in our lives and been amazed by its powerful and majestic presence and magnitude. The moon illuminates the sky and appears as a beacon of light and mystery. It is always there, constant and intriguing in its changing forms. We know that the moon not only affects the tides on earth, but also female menstruation. It has also been reported that the moon can affect human mental state, behavior and emotions. Birth, psychiatric and general hospital wards are often busiest during a full moon.

Interestingly, scientific research has found that as all matter has frequencies, including the moon, sun, planets, etc., and these frequencies have the ability to affect humans and animals, even if it is at a lower level. subtle. The frequencies of the moon can affect and influence the thoughts and impressions in our subconscious mind and bring things to the surface of the conscious mind and thus bring them to our awareness. When there is a full moon, the frequencies are much more active, so there is a greater activity and intensity of the mind, as well as behavioral tendencies.

Moon phases

Each lunar phase has its own special energy and magic. The constantly changing cycle of the moon can be compared to the process of a seed sprouting into a full flower. Please refer to the chart below to understand the phases of the moon and their spiritual and symbolic meaning. By understanding the energy of each phase, you can begin to connect and work with the cycles and have a better understanding of how they affect you.


New Moon

In this part of the moon’s cycle, it has no illumination, so it appears dark and not visible (except during a solar eclipse). As it is dark, it denotes the beginning, with a primal instinct for childbirth. The seed, as a symbol, is under the ground. So this is the germination stage, where you can initiate the emergence of something new by setting your intentions for what you want to grow. A good time to start something new, such as a project, idea, business venture, etc.

Crescent moon

The moon is now partially illuminated for less than half and is increasing. The seed is already sprouting. Things are moving forward and there is hope for more to come.

First quarter

The moon is half exposed and its illumination is increased. The seed now presents a root and plant structure on its way to grow and move forward. This symbolizes a period of decision, action and commitment.

waning moon

More than half of the crescent moon is showing and increasing in illumination, thus representing the feeling of winning and achieving. So this can be applied to what you want to gain and develop, like friends, wealth, skills, etc. Now the buds are preparing to bloom. This is the stage of development where ideas and plans can be cultivated and fine-tuned before the next stage of manifestation.

full moon

The moon is full and round in all its splendor. It appears to be completely lit by direct sunlight (this lasts three days before and after the full moon date). As the moon is fully illuminated, it represents fertility, abundance, transformation, and completion. The seed is in full bloom. It is a powerful and powerful time for healing, guidance, and magic, as well as any positive intention, including enhancing your psychic abilities. The moon will act in your favor and you will get good results. Since the sun and moon are directly opposite each other, it causes tension or polarity. There are associations with the mother goddess aspect, so you can honor and connect with goddesses like Isis, Cerridwen, etc.

waning waning

The moon is showing more than half, but it is not fully illuminated and it is waning. As the moon seems to be getting smaller, this is a good time to focus on managing something like bad habits, stress, or negative thoughts.

Last room

Half is displayed and its illumination decreases. This is like a midpoint, a kind of contemplative time of introspection and (re)evaluation. The seed has now been fully sown and all the crops have been reaped. There is a sense of shedding the old before the new can take its place.

waning crescent

The moon is partially illuminated, showing less than half, and its illumination is diminishing. The old cycle ends and the new one is near. This is the final stage of liberation and purging, completing all that remains and banishing all that is not required, before the birth of the new seed.


Take the time to observe the moon and pay attention to its changing cycles. Think about taking inventory of how the moon may be affecting your life. Are you in sync with its natural rhythms and symbolic cues, or do you fight against them? Learn to honor and work with the energies of the moon.

See my related article: “Ceremonies and rituals of the moon”.

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