The Lunar cycle has eight phases total in its 29.5 day cycle. The primary phases are the four foundational phases which each last a week. They are:
New Moon, First Quarter, Full Moon and Third Quarter phases.

The Fine-tuning phases occur within each lunar week lasting approximately 3.5 days. We recommend that you start your new lunar lifestyle with the four foundational phases first. As you advance in your connection in living with the Moon, we recommend you try adding in the Crescent, Gibbous, Disseminating and Balsamic lunar phases to fine tune your intentions, goals and possibilities.

The Eight Lunar Phases and Keywords


New Moon

New beginnings, Fresh start,
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Crescent Moon

Intention, Hopes, and Wishes

First Quarter Moon

Challenges, Decisions, Action

Gibbous Moon

Adjust, Refine, Edit


Full Moon

Signed, Sealed, and

Disseminating Moon

Gratitude, Sharing, Enthusiasm

Third Quarter Moon

Release, Let go, Forgive

Balsamic Moon

Surrender, Rest, Recuperate


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