In my astroshamanic healing work, I use different tools and methods to enhance my overall healing abilities. In my previous article and podcast episode (The secrets of an astroshamanic healer), I spoke about a few tools that I use.
In this article, I will share more information about the right timing for healing and how you can implement this into your healing practice. It doesn’t matter if you are a Reiki Healer, Faith Healer, Spiritual Healer, or Energy Healer. Furthermore, the information I will share with you today can be beneficial if you work in any health field, such as a doctor, nurse, surgeon, or another health practitioner, or alternative medicine therapist.
The right time for healing
Choosing the right timing is an essential tool to enhance the overall healing abilities. Since ancient times people have been using the moon calendar to determine healing days. In those days, medicine men and women carefully deducted healing rituals and practices according to the right timing. Those people embraced that our bodies are living organisms and are very much influenced by the seasons and the moon cycles. Observations took place over thousands of years, and incredible healing successes were noted when choosing the proper healing time.
It is not a secret that the moon affects life here on earth with all its living beings, such as plants, animals, and humans. If we pay more attention, we can see that animals are susceptible to the moon’s phases and even determine their energy levels. We increasingly realize that we also have to change energy levels and metabolism activities depending on the moon phase.
Healing at the right time favors the quality of healing, including the lesser occurrence of side effects and quicker recovery. Also, if we could learn how to give patients the right amount of medication at the right time, this could increase its effectiveness.
This means if you can choose a suitable timing for healing, you will use a very efficient tool in your healing practice.
What is health?
Based on Oriental Medicine, which is thousands of years old, health is understood as a state of balance. This means when the forces inside of our body are well balanced out, we experience a sense of well-being, strength, vitality, and overall health.
The same principle we find in other oriental medicine such as Ayurveda, the teachings of Yoga and QiGong, Tai Chi, and others.
What is oriental medicine?
“Oriental Medicine (OM) is one of the world’s most ancient healing systems, used to maintain and restore vibrant health to men, women, and children of all ages for over 4,000 years.
Today, prominent health organizations such as the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) recognize the benefits of Oriental Medicine.
These organizations endorse its practice as a safe, valid, and effective form of medicine for many medical conditions.” -holisticsquid.com
A person becomes unhealthy when they lose balance, which can happen in many different ways.
- change of season
- exposure to outer pathogens such as wind, dampness, cold, heat
- emotional trauma
- dietary habits
- lack of exercise
“All diseases in Chinese Medicine come from an imbalance of Yin and Yang” – Eagle Herbs.
Usually, the body, if fit and well nourished, can easily fight off pathogens such as:
- seasonal changes
If the body is weak (out of balance) for a period of time, illness can occur. Chronic problems can penetrate the system if untreated (rest up, slow down, change diet or habits that lead to imbalance).
Based on the principle of oriental medicine, two fundamental principles lead to imbalance:
- excess (too much)
- deficit (not enough)
Such an imbalance can cause problems in the body, mind, and spirit. The treatments received in traditional Oriental medicine will aim to bring back balance so health can be restored.
Shamanic Healing and restoring balance
A similar principle we use in Astroshamanic Healing, where we aim to bring balance to our client’s emotional, physical, spiritual, and mental body. Furthermore, we aim to provide the best treatment possible by considering the moon calendar to locate the best time for healing for each person.
This way, I can combine the basic principle of healing (restore balance) with the right timing for treatment.
The relationship between the moon and the sun
Not only in Astroshamanic Healing but also in science, we know that the moon and the sun have an extraordinary and powerful relationship. The sun has an immense gravitational force that holds the whole solar system in place. At the same time, the moon’s gravitational force allows life to flourish here on earth as we know it. It is together achieving the perfect balance of natural forces that life can strive on earth with enough oxygen to create an atmosphere that makes the world habitat for living organisms.
The sun’s power keeps the earth in a nearly circular orbit which gives us the four seasons as we know them.
While the sun represents light, warmth, and vital energy, it is classified as YANG energy. Active, radiating, and seeking expression outward. The sun gives us the days while the moon rules the nights as a counterpart.
The moon stands for the dark, the night, and the feminine.
Our vital energy is determined by the seasons and time of day
So we feel more energized in spring than in winter and so on. In traditional Chinese Medicine, we also understand that specific organs are stronger or weaker each season, and more common ailments are related to the seasons.
The moon orbits around the earth and, in conjunction with the sun, moves the tides (liquids) on earth through a gravitational pull. Such events also affect our biochemistry and our biorhythm. Some studies have already proved that the influence of the moon has effects on our fertility as well as metabolism.
Sun and Moon in Shamanic astrology
In shamanic astrology, we pay more attention to the sun and moon movements. Depending on where we are at this cycle we experience more or less tension on an emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual level. We continuously aim to seek balance to restore health and energy on all levels.
Not only are humans tracking the moon cycle, but many animals are also doing this.
Oysters tracking the moon cycle
“IN FEBRUARY 1954, biologist Frank Brown discovered something that made no sense. While investigating whether oysters can keep time, he found that they open their shells to feed at high tide, roughly twice a day. Brown had a hunch they weren’t simply responding to changes in their environment but would continue the rhythm even if moved far from the sea. He shipped a batch of oysters from the ocean off New Haven, Connecticut, hundreds of kilometres inland to Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
Brown kept the shellfish in a sealed darkroom, shielded from temperature, pressure, water currents, and light changes. At first, the oysters kept their rhythm, feeding each day in time with the New Haven tides. Then, something strange happened – their feeding times gradually shifted until they lagged 3 hours behind. Brown was mystified until he realized that they had adapted to the local state of the moon: they were feeding at times when Evanston if it were by the sea, would experience high tide. Despite having no obvious environmental cues, these shellfish somehow tracked lunar cycles.
Brown became convinced that oysters, humans, and all life forms are plugged into subtle cosmic cues, continuously sensing both lunar and solar movements to coordinate biological processes, from metabolism to reproduction.” – Newscientist.com ( 2022)
Influence of the moon on human behavior
“A study in 2014 concluded that the full moon was associated with lower sleep efficiency, or percentage of time spent asleep while in bed.
A small study in 2012 with males found that the moon’s gravitational pull may affect the human body’s cardiovascular functions, making people more physically efficient during the full and new moon.
A small study in 2017 found that individuals with bipolar disorder were affected by lunar patterns, and a more extensive 2017 study found that 81% of mental health professionals offered anecdotal evidence of a relationship between full moons and human illness” – Healthline 2022
The moon cycles and healing
For thousands of years, ancient medicine men and women have observed that the moon would influence not only animals and their behaviour but also the weather and the growth and harvest of certain plants. Those people realized that the moon did influence our biorhythms and, therefore, our ability to restore balance and be healthy. Furthermore, they realized that the moon cycles did affect the healing of wounds in the human body.
The use of the moon calendar in modern times
In modern times the moon calendar is well used by spiritual people for locating the Full and New Moon. However, these days most spiritual practices focus more on using the moon for manifesting, casting spells, or doing release rituals. Of course, these can be beneficial practices to enhance your spiritual journey. Nevertheless, the moon’s potential on a physical level has nearly been ignored.
The moons influence on the physical body
Working with the forces of nature and allowing them to assist you in your healing work. In your personal life, you can use the moon calendar to track energy levels and plan necessary medical treatments.
I am sure that the acknowledgment and importance of the moon cycles and their impact will soon find their way into hospitals worldwide.
Implementing the moon wisdom for personal healing
Knowing how the moon cycles can help you heal and recover more quickly is a powerful tool that you can use. There are many ways to use the moon cycles to benefit yourself and others.
- use it in your healing treatments
- plan your week or month (as you can predict energy levels)
- restore and recover quicker from illness
- use it to plan essential medical treatments and appointments
- balance your life to live in harmony with the universal forces
The moon and its cycle
A lunar cycle is 29 days 12 hours long and traditionally divided into 8 phases. The moon is closely associated with the female menstrual and fertility cycle and our metabolism.
In shamanic astrology, the moon is an indicator of the areas where energy can be blocked out of fear of experiencing pain (when we look at the birth chart).
Using the moon cycle for healing allows you to learn experimental astrology and connect to ancient astrology and its lost teachings.
In this article, I want to focus on the two main sub-cycles which are easy to understand and to follow in your everyday life:
Waxing Moon (New Moon – Full Moon)
Waning Moon (Full Moon – New Moon)
The new moon ( One day before and one day after) is most potent when a new cycle starts, which will climax around the Full Moon. In agriculture traditions, it is an ideal time to fertilize, plant vegetables or crops with useable parts above the ground, and prune to support growth.
This means it’s a great time to nourish and feed our physical body and increase energy levels. Our metabolism will be heightened; therefore, we might be more hungry, especially if we don’t give the body enough healthy nourishment.
When dealing with a deficit of something ( energy, muscle mass, blood deficiency, focus, clarity, etc.)
The physical body tends to hold on to things during this time, which means people put weight on more quickly.
Generally speaking, best to treat people with deficit symptoms during this moon cycle. A deficit can express itself such as:
lack of energy
lack of strength
lowered immune response
people who want to put muscle mass on or weight
a good time for support and building supplements
people on medication might feel more side effects as medication could be too strong
chronic fatigue or tiredness
Surgeries that have to do with transplants are better, any implants are better absorbed by the body ( for example, teeth or breasts), and anything that needs to be grown or added is beneficial around this time.
NO OPERATIONS AROUND THE FULL MOON!!!
Even one day before and one day after! No matter what kind of operations.
More complications lowered wound healing, too much bleeding or blood loss expected, and more side effects during this time.
Emotions run high during Full Moon.
And so does the sensitivity of our bodies; disturbing this balance can have more complications.
Mental health issues are rising around those days – so try to stay calm and relax. Or release excess energy.
Waning Moon Cycle – After Full Moon – New Moon
Once the Full Moon has passed, we experience a tremendous release also on the physical level. The body tends to:
- release toxins easier
- lose weight easier
- dental treatments which have to do with removal will be better
- surgeries in which something has been removed are much better now
How to work with Moon cycles in your everyday life
1. Mark the two phases of the moon in your calendar
2. Green for the waxing phase ( New Moon – Full Moon) about growing, nourishing, and building your system
3. Yellow for the waning phase (Full Moon – New Moon) about releasing, removing, letting go, and getting rid off
4. Mark the Full and New Moon as well as each day before and after
(not to have any surgical treatments)
You can now also plan treatments for your clients accordingly.
Whether you are an energy healer, nutritional therapist, alternative medicine practitioner, yoga teacher, nurse, or doctor. You can also apply it for yourself and the healing of your family. Here are some ideas for treating specific problems in each moon phase.
Deficit better treated during Waxing Moon Phase (New Moon to Full Moon):
Physical: nourish blood and muscles, restore bacteria in the gut, collagen, supplements, build iron supplements, drink healthy greens
Emotional: build trust, build confidence, build safety
Mental: restore clarity, build focus, build connections, visualize
Spiritual: pray, nourishing energy, uplift,
The waxing moon phase is also suitable for treating addiction problems or dependency issues.
Excess better treated during Wanning Moon Phase ( Full Moon to New Moon):
Physical: lose weight, detox, cleanse intestines, cleanse blood, release, remove, drink more fluids and herbal teas
Emotional: forgive, let go, surrender, allow
Mental: meditate, withdraw, stillness, mindfulness
Spiritual: remove, cut, let go, release, ground
Waning Moon Phase can also help treat overthinking, ADHD, unable to rest or sleep properly.
This should help you to be able to plan for your clients and allocate your healing treatments or health treatments accordingly. If you don’t work in the healing or health field, you can create an effective plan for yourself and your family.
More in-depth Astroshamanic Teachings:
Of course, there are more profound teachings to this principle by looking at the exact days the moon moves through specific star signs and, therefore:
- create a diet supplement plan
- plan your detailed activities
- looking for specific days to treat specific areas of the body
(These things will be part of my upcoming Signature Program – The Astro Diet)