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Keywords: releasing, review, reflection, clearing out the old

We are now halfway to the new moon and are starting to get deeper into the dark again. This period is used to reflect on ourselves and goals. This is NOT a time for starting new projects. Take this time to review what happened during your last attempt to achieve a goal. The last quarter moon supports the energy of release and the beginning of letting go of what no longer serves your highest good. Because we are at a midpoint, we are looking in the past just as much as we are looking ahead to the future. 

That’s because there is a feeling of completion here and we are beginning our renewal process so that we can move on to new things. It may seem as though there are more obstacles at this time but the truth is that we're just ready to FACE more obstacles. 

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Here we are able to approach things with little to no fear and have now gained the knowledge to do so. We are ready to confront the things that have been holding us back so that we can let go and move forward. Whereas before the full moon, we weren’t yet aware of the shadows present in our life or at least not consciously.  This time can inspire negative feelings of being a failure or not having what it takes. This can lead to depression and can actually reverse any progress made. It is important to get clear about what didn’t work so that we can let that go but be sure to give yourself some credit for what you did accomplish, for what you did learn and where you did grow. Giving yourself this boost of confidence will help you have something to focus on so that the blow of releasing becomes less traumatic. 

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Crystal Energy
For Releasing Ego

Smoky quartz- filters bad moods, resentment, counters negative energy and dissolves emotional blocks. It relieves fear, stress and anger, lifts depression and fatigue and teaches how to let go of what is no longer needed. 

Aquamarine - calming and soothing, cleansing and inspires truth, trust and letting go. Aquamarine cleanses the body and brings emotional patterns to the surface to assists in understanding the reason for holding onto old thoughts or patterns that are limiting forward motion. It also identifies where ego is causing one to overreact, assume a victim/abuser role, manipulate others or martyr oneself. Finally, it helps to release emotional baggage as well as psychical clutter. 

Sunstone- a stone of personal power; sunstone inspires the nurturing of self in order to be of service to others. It restores the enjoyment of life, good nature and provides a sense of abundance. It cleanses the aura, removes blocks from possessive people and encourages self empowerment. Sunstone melts away any sense of unworthiness and feelings of being abandonment. Furthermore, It transforms anger into joy and is the yang to moonstone's yin. 

Next and Final Phase... Waning Crescent