The moon has reset and will soon start to wane. This is your monthly reminder that now is the time to release any bad habits or negative thoughts you might be holding onto. As our view of the moon shrinks, sliver by sliver, let it take that which you wish to release. Allow yourself the freedom to let go. It’s during this lunar phase that the growth of leaves on plants and trees starts to slow, because as the moonlight fades, the plants push their energy down to the their root systems. Focus on strengthening your own roots, the part of you from which everything else grows and flourishes.
The quote on the photo above is from one of my favorite books, The Girl Who Chased The Moon by Sarah Addison Allen. The story is enchanting and always inspires me to go out and chase the moon. I took the above photograph during our full August moon in Orlando, Florida, United States on August 1, 2012 at 9:22 p.m. EST, using my iphone.