The Crescent Moon

The Crescent Moon is perhaps the most loved of all of the lunar phases – this is the shape we draw when we think of the Moon, and for many of us, it’s our go-to image of all that the Moon means to us.

Emerging roughly 24 hours after the darkness of the New Moon, the Crescent Moon is our first visual sign that the Moon is back, living and breathing alongside us, lighting the darkness of our nights. It would have been a moment of joy for our ancient ancestors, and we instinctively know that this lunar phase is packed with positivity.

From this first thin sliver of light all the way to the magical Full Moon, the moonlight keeps growing. From nothing has sprung something new and beautiful, which is why the Crescent Moon is associated with fresh starts and new beginnings. This first sometimes faltering start, the Crescent Moon, is where confidence is seeded.

The Crescent Moon card shows up when it’s time to start over. Just as the preceding New Moon is a moment of darkness, we too may have gone through a dark place just prior to drawing the Crescent Moon card. This card is a sign that the darkness is lifting and that it’s time to begin again.

During the Crescent Moon, most of the lunar disc is still in darkness and yet to be revealed. The Crescent Moon card therefore represents the need to take those first steps even though we cannot yet see the full path. We need to be brave and to take a leap of faith into the unknown, buoyed by increasing confidence and a positive attitude.

Essentially, the Crescent Moon represents a bond of trust between us and the unseen cosmic forces at play. If we are willing to make a start, despite not yet seeing the whole picture, trusting that all will be well, the Crescent Moon promises that fate will be kind to us, rewarding our trust with success.

When you draw the Crescent Moon card, ask yourself the following questions: are you ready for a fresh start? Are you willing to take a leap of faith? Do you trust the universe? If not, how can you shift your mindset so that you can take advantage of the Crescent Moon’s promise?

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