Lunar Living is both magical and practical, teaching you how to work with the cycle of the moon to better understand yourself and reclaim ownership of your life.
by Kirsty Gallagher
Are there certain days when you feel overly emotional for no apparent reason? Do you have days when you feel exhausted, close to burn out and like you want to hide away from the world?
Lunar Living could be just the answer that you are looking for. Working with the constantly changing phases of the moon helps you to understand yourself like never before, to realign everything in your own life, to understand when you need to rest and self-care and when you need to shine and make things happen. Living back in tune with this natural flow and taking care of you and your needs, even if that’s just twice a month will make the biggest difference to how you feel, act and react the rest of the month.
Lunar Living Review
Lunar Living has been sitting on my shelf for a little while now and after Christmas, I was drawn to pick it up. Weirdly, or maybe not so weirdly, it was exactly what I needed to read. Like everyone else, the last year (or two) has been full of ups and downs for me, with a lot of change taking place. I’ve managed to move house (twice) and change jobs during a global pandemic. Anyway, this is all just a preamble to the fact that I have felt like I needed to introduce something into my life, something that would give me a feeling of order.
Kirsty Gallagher guides you through the moon cycle, the meaning of the different zodiac signs, and suggested rituals or practises that you can carry out throughout the lunar month. I found myself turning down pages and underlining things – I never do that! Normally I can’t understand people who annotate(/deface) their books, but I had to.
Some of the key takeaways for me was the idea that we currently live in a very linear way – each day, week, month is the same. We have lost our connection to the cyclicar nature of life, its seasons, the ebb and flow. When Gallagher talked about us living in a world of routine rather than ritual, it really struck a chord with me.
I have always been drawn to witchy books and have always been intrigued by spirituality, so I was really interested in this book. Lunar Living is a guidebook, of sorts, that walks you through the magic of the moon, its cycles and the impact it has on it emotionally. I thought it was an extremely accessible read for a newbie (unless it counts that I have Co-Star?) as it was informative but written simply. I do still have areas that I want to explore more but that’s okay with me. I don’t really expect one book to answer everything for me.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and know that I will re-visit it throughout the year for inspiration.