A quick reference about lunar phases and planetary retrograde to facilitate abundance in life.
Yin (being) or Yang (doing)
Forward motion is known for independence, libration, and enlightenment. In retrograde, erratic and impulsive urges are harder to restrain. It is an outer slow-moving planet so the effect is not strongly felt.
Waxing Crescent Moon
Relax into intention
Forward motion is known for communication and travel. In retrograde, delays, disruption to plans, misunderstandings, and setbacks can be expected. Use time to reorganize and reflect.
1st Quarter Moon
Take good judgement into the actions that support intention
About 40% is in retrograde. It is asscoiated with power, sex, death, and rebirth. It is a slow-moving planet, so effects are not strongly felt. Use this time to be in touch with the subconscious.
Waxing Gibbous Moon
Trust the right intention will form at the right time
Known for karma, Saturn in forward motion is associated with rules, structure, foundations, and traditions. In retrograde, the weight of responsibility and reduced motivation can be felt.
Reflect on intention and determine change of course: release current intention and course-correct OR move ahead with intention
Known for love and values. In retrograde, it is a time to reassess who and what is valuable in personal life. The rarest of retrogrades.
Grateful the intention is forming and receive with gratitude
Known for luck and abundance. In retrograde, look at the big picture. Seek spiritual and philosophical introspection to grow, seek happiness and success.
3rd Quarter Moon
Now receiving intention, give back from a place of abundance
Forward motion associated with spirituality, ideals, illusion, addiction, and loss. In retrograde, illusion is removed and harsh realities and cold truth can be revealed. Also, a slow-moving planet.
Waning Crescent Moon
Reflect with thanks, rest, and restore
Known for drive and action. In retrograde, plans may not materialize and unresolved anger can surface. Reexamine goals during this retrograde.