Have you heard of the balsamic Moon?
It's perhaps the least known of the Moon's eight distinct phases each month, yet it's potentially the most important for balancing modern life's often hectic pace.
The balsamic Moon phase arrives at the tail end of the monthly lunar cycle.
Each month, we have a new Moon, which begins a new lunar cycle. At first, we cannot see the new Moon in the night sky, but within about half a day it becomes visible as a slim crescent Moon.
After that, the Moon appears to grow and grow, eventually revealing all of herself as a round disk, fully illuminated as she reflects the Sun's light at the full Moon.
Following the full Moon, the lunar disk then appears to shrink, gradually shifting from a complete circle to a half circle, then a quarter circle, and finally a sliver of a crescent before disappearing entirely for about a day at the dark of the Moon before the next new Moon arrives.
The balsamic Moon is that final portion of the lunar cycle.
A balsamic Moon phase arrives when the Moon reaches 45 degrees of arc before the position of the Sun.
The Moon moves much faster than the Sun, and as she proceeds to catch up with the Sun (which brings the next new Moon), she gets slimmer and slimmer, showing less and less light.
The balsamic Moon phase lasts about three and a half days.
As for how to use the balsamic Moon, this phase is the opposite of the new Moon because it's best for slowing down, stopping, and resting.
It's the time to give yourself a monthly break from outward striving and simply be, as much as possible.
To use this phase well, accept the need to stop pushing and go with the flow. Also, spend time meditating, journaling, and getting extra rest. The balsamic Moon phase's energies encourage us to become calm and tranquil as we reflect on the past lunar month, finish up last tasks for projects started at the prior new Moon, and prepare to receive a new burst of energy and enthusiasm once the balsamic Moon period concludes.
Here is every balsamic Moon phase period for 2021, including the dates for each balsamic phase and the exact times at which they begin and end.
NOTE: Dates and times listed below are for U.S. central time.
Keep in mind that the end of the balsamic Moon phase each month is the start of the new Moon phase. If you manage the balsamic periods well, you'll be rested and ready for the upswing in energy and activity that comes naturally at the time of the new Moon.
If you'd like to explore the quietly powerful balsamic Moon phase in more depth, check out the articles below.
As you begin to apply balsamic wisdom in your life each month, you'll find you feel in better balance and more in tune with your need to rest periodically from life's intensity and your own daily, demanding labors.
Besides the balsamic Moon phase, it's helpful to know about more Moon phases, especially how the new and full Moon phases affect us.
That knowledge can help you make the most of these lunar periods to improve your life as you help others.
With a good understanding of the balsamic Moon as well as the new and full Moon phases, you'll be on your way to living your life in tune with nature.
Enjoy the balsamic Moon each month, throughout this - and every - year!
oh wow you've updated for 2022... I truly appreciate this - as the dates are so valuable to me. I love the balsamic moon phase!! I tried to work it out for myself but didn't really know what I was doing!
Oh, you're very welcome! Happy to hear how much you enjoy my balsamic articles and the calendars - I'm so glad to know you use them and enjoy this phase. (I love balsamic time, too!) Have a wonderful day and always lovely balsamic phases! Here's the 2022 balsamic Moons link for you: https://astrologeranne.com/70081/2022-balsamic-moon-phase-dates-and-times/
It would be appreciated if this was updated for 2022.
Yes, Bren, the 2022 Balsamic Moon Calendar is up! You’ll find the calendar here: https://astrologeranne.com/70081/2022-balsamic-moon-phase-dates-and-times/
Also, for links to all astrology topics - including the current astrology and latest calendars and horoscopes, see our Learn Astrology Section here: https://astrologeranne.com/learn-astrology-for-free/
Thank you for taking a moment to comment and enjoy the calendar and the site!
Oh thank you! 🙌🏻🌚💫
You’re welcome! Enjoy!
Do you have your 2022 Balsamic calendar available?
I cannot find one anywhere on the net - and have been using yours for 2021.
I am looking for the 2022 Balsamic Moon Phases.
Will you be publishing that?
I found your information very helpful during this awful time of the pandemic.
So, I hope so.
Oh, I'm so glad to hear you've found the information here helpful! YES, we definitely are publishing the 2022 Balsamic Moon Phases. They (and the full Moons for 2022) will come out later this month, to coincide with when the first one of each of those phases happens during this first month of the calendar year. (NOTE: The new Moons for 2022 - which include details on the two solar eclipses coming our way - already are up: https://astrologeranne.com/70058/new-moon-and-solar-eclipse-schedule-2022/ .) If you subscribe to the Astrologer Anne newsletter, you will be among the first people notified as soon as the Moon phase articles are up! If you'd like to subscribe, you can do that here: https://astrologeranne.com/subscribe/subscribe-for-astrology-from-astrologer-anne/ Once again, I'm happy to hear from you and to know you're benefiting from my work: so thankful for you and that you took a moment to post a comment. I wish you a wonderful day - and do keep an eye out for those Moon phase articles. (Also, when they post, we will update the links in the Current Astrology section of the Learn Astrology area!) 😁
Thank you, Anne. I just saw your comment here to my first question and very much appreciate you answering.
I will look forward to seeing it, and while I am aware -- as a Balsamic Moon Piscerian - cusper ! -- that the 3 days before the new moon is when I can go into my goddess world of reflection....It is still a comfort to know another 'goddess' of spirit has put the calendar together for me to use. Very Barbara Walker...what a spirit she was - her dictionaries and wise women mythology secrets are what I use for writing....and I put you up there with her work. Its important - more than ever after this ccovidiculous time on the planet, to be able to function just a few inches off the ground into the realm of magic in the cosmos. And, I'm a retired investigative journalist! Thank you again....<>
Hello, Mar - aka Pansy! You're welcome. And thank you for adding your reflections here: how lovely of you to say that and put me in such company. I appreciate your kindness and how much my work and balsamic period mean to you. How interesting about your investigative journalist background: we've helped run a newspaper for nearly 40 years now (including plenty of investigating, writing, editing). Many adventures. Like you, having the magical and cosmic focus has become central to my work and life: needed "more than ever" as you said! Thanks again for getting in touch. Stay tuned: balsamic post coming this month!
The new 2022 Balsamic Moon Dates calendar is up! See this post for more on the balsamic period plus link to the 2022 list: https://astrologeranne.com/70120/astrology-best-kept-secret-when-to-stop/