In response to numerous requests, I’ve put together some information on cutting hair and waxing or shaving legs using the phases of the moon. Before you fall about laughing, this is a serious subject! Excess bodily hair may not be the most spiritual of topics, but read on... you might learn a thing or two. I certainly did!
All you need to follow this method is a moon calendar or diary showing the phases of the moon (new, full, waxing, waning etc). Moon calendars can be bought from any good esoteric bookshop or if you subscribe to my monthly AstroUpdate newsletter (it's free) via this website, I list the moon phases and signs each month.
Here’s what Sylvia, an avid leg waxer had to say after I told her about this method.
Just a note to let you know how much I look forward to reading your pages every month when the "Living Now Magazine" comes out, especially the moon chart which I have been using for the past few years to calculate the best time of the month to wax my legs........It took me a little time to get used to your formula and I do depend on the chart in order to find the air/fire position of the planets after the full moon, but now I won’t even make an appointment until I see the magazine....... I have since convinced the girl who does my waxing of the validity of waiting for the right moon cycle......she can see for herself how the hair growth has subsided, she now waits for my appointments to also wax for herself and her daughter.....So again "Thank you" and please consider spreading this good advice through the magazine................
Your Friend Sylvia L (05/10/08)
So how does this all work? The pull of the moon is responsible for tidal movements on earth and has a subtle effect on all living things. Many gardeners and farmers plant their crops at certain moon phases to achieve optimum growth and yield. The moon cycle also affects human growth and behaviour patterns, as we, like other plants and animals, are composed mainly of water. Although the hair shaft is technically dead, the moon does have an effect on hair, as hair follicles are made of tissue mainly composed of hydrogen and oxygen, the two elements that make up H2O or water.
Hair Care expert Susan Larsen http://www.longhairlovers.com believes in following a Moon Maintenance Plan to coordinate hair-care activity with the most favourable moon phase and moon sign. To make your hair grow faster, she suggests having it cut after the new moon but before the full moon (waxing moon). If you want to slow your hair’s growth, cut it after the full moon but before the new moon (waning moon).
If you want your hair to grow even faster, cut your hair when the moon is in Cancer, Taurus, Scorpio, Capricorn, or Pisces. These are water and earth signs that enhance growth. Note that earth sign Virgo is not included in this list. If you want your hair to become thicker, follow the same instructions, but choose a time when the moon is in Leo. The lion has a bushy mane!
Those who want hair to grow more slowly, to save on visits to the salon, should have their hair cut during the waning phase of the moon (after the full moon and before the new moon) and when the moon is in a fire or air sign (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius).
Elegant, romantic, and decorative styles work better when the moon is in Taurus, Libra, or Pisces—signs ruled by Venus, goddess of beauty. These guidelines can also be used for leg waxing or removal of other unwanted hair – it’s an easy formula – “Wax when the moon is waning”! Why not give it a go?