Lunar and Planetary Abundance Quick Chart

Lunar and Planetary Abundance Quick Chart

A quick reference about lunar phases and planetary retrograde to facilitate abundance in life.


Moon Phase

Phase interpretation

Yin (being) or Yang (doing)



Retrograde meaning

New Moon

Set intention




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.

Full Moon

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.

Waning Gibbous

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.