Parenting Through the Lunar Cycle: 6 Tips for New Moms

When my children were babies, I was unaware of how the lunar cycle could influence my children and my parenting.

Recently, I came across the astrologer, Kim Tennant, who uses her knowledge of the sun, moon and planets to help moms cope with the challenges of early parenting.

In an age where we are bombarded with parenting theories, it is refreshing to connect with someone who offers an ancient framework within which parents can work. I was intrigued to discover more and invited Kim to guest post in our Awesome Tips for New Moms series.

Parenting Through the Lunar Cycle: 6 Tips for New Moms

When we are new mothers, we can use the lunar cycles to understand our babies moods and sensitivities.

The Moon travels through each sign of the zodiac every month, lasting approximately two-and-a-half days in each sign.

The Moon also has eight phases, which are determined by its relationship with the Sun. Each phase lasts approximately three-and-a-half days.

The New Moon and Full Moon phases are handiest when it comes to parenting. I have two children aged 12 and 14 and I still rely on my awareness of the lunar cycle to help me parent my children.

Below I have included six tips for new moms, which outline how the lunar cycle can help you in your parenting.

  1. Babies are always more restless and emotional under a Full Moon or when the Moon is in the same sign as it was when your baby was born. You can receive a free birth wheel for your baby at www.astro.com, which will include his/herMoon sign.

  2. If you are starting a new routine, it will generally be more successful if you commence it under a New Moon as it’s a time of new beginnings, or at least a waxing Moon (the two weeks after the New Moon).

  3. If your baby is a bit older and you’d like to wean them off something they are dependent on (e.g. a pacifier), start working on the weaning process under a Full Moon as it’s a time of releasing (or under a waning Moon – during the two weeks after the Full Moon).

  4. Your own Moon sign determines your mothering style. For example, if your Moon is in Scorpio, you may be more controlling (wanting to watch over your little one to make sure all is ok). If you have a Moon in Sagittarius, you will tend to give your child more freedom and trust that they will be ok.

  5. Babies actually do come with instructions – their birth chart is their guide (as is yours). Each planet represents a different aspect of us e.g. The Sun represents our vitality and our essence, the Moon our emotions, Mercury our communication style etc. (Completely personalized children’s birth chart interpretations are available at www.krysalisastrology.com)

  6. Children born in 2011 – 2016 will have a difficult planetary relationship between Pluto and Uranus. As a generation they will be learning to embrace their individuality and fight controlling behavior. It will be important as parents of these children, to teach them the difference between structures that are in place for their well-being compared to control for control’s sake. Teach them to appreciate the differences in others. Things are changing in the world and these little mavericks are here to move us forward but the most successful ones will have a strong sense of self and a sense of which structures need to stay in place and which need to go, when they grow older. As mothers, you have the opportunity to play a big part in helping your child evolve and grow into the incredible person he or she can become.

If you would like to keep up-to-date with the lunar cycle, and learn more about how the Moon influences your parenting style, visit Kim’s website and blog:

www.krysalisastrology.com and http://krysaliskids.com/

Kim Tennant is an astrologer and mother of two. She has a passion for helping mothers understand their children through astrology. Kim has used astrology and continues to do so, to parent her own children (now aged 12 & 14). It is the most valuable parenting tool she has! Astrologers believe that everyone comes with a life map via their birth chart. If you would like to know more about your child’s life map (or your own) visit Kim’s site:

www.krysalisastrology.com


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