BURNING YOUR TRIQUETRA CANDLE WITH THE MOON PHASES
The New Moon or Dark Moon is a is the moment when the Sun and Earth are on the opposite sides of the Moon. A New Moon cannot normally be seen from the Earth. It is a time of new beginnings and new undertakings. It is a time to light your candle to bring positive focus and awareness on what you want and put your dreams into action. If your Triquetra candle was poured under a new moon, then the energy can be particularly powerful here.
When the Moon is a Waxing Crescent; the dark side is to your left and the bright Crescent is to your right. This Moon resonates with the energy of overcoming inertia and dependencies on past conditioning. This is a time when you burn your candle to help bring the project, idea or energy that you began on the New Moon into fruition.
This Moon rises after sunrise & sets after sunset - it’s only seen in the sky for a short time after the sun goes down.
The First Quarter, also called the Waxing Half Moon. It is dark on the left and bright on the right. This moon is a time to take stock of what you've begun and where you intend to go. You burn your candle to help activate energies and projects. If something you've begun isn't working, be ready to break it down and rework it. The Waxing First Quarter Moon rises about at noon and sets about at midnight.
The Waxing Gibbous Moon. This Moon light grows brighter each night. Burn your candle to help refinement, perfecting techniques, polishing and analysing ideas. The Waxing Gibbous Moon rises in the middle of the afternoon and sets before sunrise.
A Full Moon rise is a perfect circular disk. It is used for celebrations and prayers for peace. This is the peak point of the Moon's energy cycle, a time of brightest light when the Moon is in the sky all night long. At this point, you are burning your candle while infusing meaning into what you seek and finding fulfilment through relationships. If your candle was poured during a full moon the energy here can be particularly powerful. The Full Moon rises at sunset and sets at the next sunrise.
This is the Waning Gibbous Moon. After 14 days of waxing, culminating with the Full Moon, the process is reversed and the Moon size decreases. During this phase, the Full Moon's light begins to decrease, and the Moon rises later and later each night. This is a time for burning your candle with the reflection of communicating what you have learned to others.
The Waning Gibbous Moon rises in the early evening and sets after sunrise. This is the Last Quarter, also called Waning Half Moon. Every night the Moon rises in the East a little later and the thickness gets thinner, until it is half a circle. It is dark on the right and bright on the left. This Moon rises at midnight and shines its light into our sleep and dreams. This time to burn your candle and re-evaluate what you've begun and where you've ended up. Old forms can begin to break down. The Waning Last Quarter Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon.
The Moon becomes a Waning Crescent; the dark side is to your right, and the bright Crescent is to the left. This is a powerful time to take off curses or to send bad vibes back to the one who sent it to you. During the Balsamic phase, the Moon is becoming an old crescent in the early morning sky. This is a time for burning your candle while distilling the wisdom learned and release of dead energies. You are preparing for transformation into the next cycle. The Waning Crescent Moon rises between midnight & dawn but fades when the Sun comes up.