THE MONTH AHEAD JANUARY 2024
Key dates for your diary
Waxing Moon: 10th to 23rd February
Full Moon: 24th February
Waning Moon: 1st to 8th and 25th to 29th February
New Moon: 9th February
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February is dominated by the elemental quality of Air
Romance is in the air and with it travel and communication. I am off in a few days on a 3-week trip, part relaxation, part work. February is traditional carnival time. It is a time to come together, make merry, sing, dance, and party. The annual Carnival in Venice is a traditional feast for the eyes and is definitley worth a visit.
If you are staying at home, this February is a good time to start the new gardening cycle. January is the time to organize your tools and shed and plan your garden for the year ahead. February is the time to turn the focus back on the garden, particularly the soil.
The best time to turn the earth for the first time is the week leading up to the Full Moon on the 24th of February. Yes correct, it is during the Gibbous Waxing Moon and an unlikely time. Except at this instance it will encourage growth! This will make it easier for the first 2 weeding cycles in March and April (and I will advise you of the dates in the coming months). When done properly, it will help you to keep your garden under control for most of the year.
The end days of February, especially if the soil has thawed, it is time to start another compost heap. Below is an article that tells you how to create a new compost heap from scratch.
In the home between having fun, seeing friends, and romantic dinners, finish your decluttering started in January.
Have a great month ahead
HERE ARE A FEW RELEVANT ARTICLES FOR THE MONTH AHEAD
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If you compare the seasonal cycle with the moon cycle you can see the similarities.
New Moon – Winter (beginning and end, a time for reflection and reset)
Waxing Moon – Spring (new energy, discoveries, plans, new routines)
Full Moon – Summer (enjoy, celebrate, present)
Waning Moon – Autumn (put plans into action, consolidate, reap the reward)
The yearly circle is the aspect we are all familiar with, the lunar component less so. But together they work much better, a concept that many early cultures embraced. Please read How the Babylonians and Sumerians created the Lunisolar Calendar
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Here are a few examples of symbols you find on the LWTM Holistic Lifestyle Calendar
Waxing Moon: The time for creating new projects
Nourishing and Anti-ageing skincare: Skin sheds roughly in the same time span as the lunar cycle. It is important to have a basic daily routine and add varying procedures. When you see this symbol on the LWTM Lifestyle Calendar, make sure you add a nourishing/anti-aging face masks or serum to your routine. Please check out the article Biodynamic Skincare for more information.
Repotting of house and patio plants: Potted houseplants outgrow their pots on a regular basis and need repotting. Whenever you see this symbol is a great day for this activity. Ideally use soil for your new pot from your compost heap. Only choose a plant pot that is one or maximum two sizes up on the current container. Gradually you can grow this plant into different pot sizes, reusing the outgrown pots for other smaller plants.
Full Moon: connect with others and party. In busines it is time to represent, hold talks or launch a product.
Celebrations & Wedding: Historically this time always connected to social events and celebrations. Most likely because the Full Moon provided the much needed light during the noctornal sky. Before reliable calendars were used, it was easy to recognise when to meet up. We tend to be more active and restless during this time, so might as well celebrate the night away.
Waning Moon: work hard and turn your dreams into reality.
The treaded To-do List: We all have them, but it if it is tacked on a regular basis, it is much to keep on top of your life. This symbol is a quick reminder to take your list out and clear it. You can find a print-out version in the Freebies section.
Detox and Cleanse your body and mind: Once in a while our body and mind needs a good clear out and reset. The later stages of the Waning Moon are ideal to leave the outside world behind and rest. This is the time to clean up your digestion and schedule a Liquid Fast Day. These days are vital to clear up your digestion and help to keep your body and mind healthy.
New Moon: Similar to the later stages of the Waning Moon a time to declutter, detox and restart the cycle by filling in your LWTM LifeGoalPlanner.
Lifegoal Planning: You can’t start a journey without a destination. Spend some time to get crystal clear what you are here for and what you want to do with your precious life. Fill in the pages of the LWTM Holistic Lifegoal Planner and follow through. Over time these simple steps can make a huge difference. You can find the LWTM Goal Planner as part of your Freebies package.
There are of course many more symbols available. Look up the LWTM Holistic Lifestyle Calendar, click on the symbol descriptons for more infortmation and start living in a new, holistic way!
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