Hand Reflexology Practice for the Waxing Moon
Try these hand reflexology points that support the energy of the Waxing Moon and cultivating a calm, balanced, and secure state so that energy is used for creating momentum on your chosen path.
The theme of new beginnings still lingers from the New Moon, as we enter the Waxing phase. We start to witness the first fruits of our labor, our goals, and intentions that we set, growing from the firm foundations and roots that we have planted.
These early stirrings of growth are mirrored with the waxing moon as she grows bigger in our night sky. Momentum is building steadily as we continue along our divine path, pouring our energy into projects and goals that are still in their infancy.
During the Waxing Moon find a comfortable place to sit where you won’t be disturbed, then ground and connect.
Hand Reflexology Points to Activate
Point 1: The Spine. The Spine Reflex houses our Central Nervous System. Working the spinal reflex will help to ease tension, keep our mind focused, and our stress levels low, especially as we will be caught up in the busy energies of doing during the waxing moon.
Hold your right palm up and facing towards you. With your left thumb resting on the start of the spine reflex (on the thumb), start to lift your left elbow up until your left thumb is facing downwards in the direction of the blue arrow. Apply a firm ‘catterpillar’ motion down to the bottom of the spine reflex a minimum of three times, finishing at the bottom of the fleshy pad beneath the thumb.
You can also work this reflex intuitively, applying whatever techniques feel good to you. As you do, pay attention to your shoulders and your neck, releasing any tension that you are holding in these areas.
Once you have worked the reflex on the right hand, move on to work the left.
Point 2: Diaphragm. Point 2 on the hand map represents the Diaphragm reflex, which is where we tend to hold a lot of emotional tension. Work this reflex to encourage deeper breathing and a sense of calm as you are picked up and carried along with the forward motion of the Waxing Moon.
Using the same caterpillar motion with your left thumb, work across the diaphragm reflex from left to right with little, bite-sized movements. Apply firm pressure with each movement. You can also simply glide your thumb in one movement across this reflex, focusing on taking deep, calming breaths as you do. Work this reflex for as long as you intuit.
When you are finished, move on to the left hand.
Point 3: Hip. The third reflex that you are going to work is the hip reflex. Working this reflex from a mind/body perspective will help support you with moving forward when you may perhaps hit a stumbling block on your journey. Your lower extremities are associated with carrying you forward through life, even when times are hard and you question whether or not you have what it takes to achieve your dreams.
Hold your hand out in front of you, palm facing out, and with your left hand, grip your fingers around the wrist of your right hand, so that the thumb is on top of the wrist and your fingers are underneath the wrist. Gently rotate your right wrist backward and forwards in between your left fingers, gently stimulating around the wrist crease. Work the reflex for a minimum of 10 seconds.
Then turn your hand over so that your palm is facing up. With your left forefinger and middle finger resting over the area just under your wrist bone (as shown in the picture), use a gentle caterpillar pressure over this triangular area, really working into the wrist bone. Work this reflex for as long as you intuit and then swap hands, working your left hand in the same way.
Create a Waxing Moon Aromatherapy Rollerball
The scents decoded.
Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) will keep your energy moving forward during the building momentum of the Waxing Moon. Your mind will free itself of indecisiveness and procrastination, while Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) will boost your energy, stimulating your mind, body, and spirit.
You will need:
10ml roller bottle
Grapefruit Pure essential oil (Citrus paradisi)
Rosemary Pure essential oil (Rosmarinus officinalis)
During the waxing moon, fill up your roller bottle halfway with Sunflower oil. Add 2 drops of Grapefruit oil and 2 drops of Rosemary oil. Fill the rest of the bottle with the Sunflower oil, apply the rollerball top and lid and shake gently to mix.
Apply to your pulse points whenever you feel the need, to help boost your energy and your well-being, keeping you focused and energized as you apply yourself to your projects and goals.
Do not use if you suffer from kidney problems.