The Paiste Synodic Moon gong's vibration represents the Synodic Month. This is the time between one new moon and the next new moon. It is a time period, it does not mean it is the New Moon Gong, or the the Full Moon.
(We sometimes get calls from people asking for the New Moon Gong or the Full Moon Gong. These are terms you may hear in various circles, and we have found different circles refer to each gong differently. Paiste does not label either as Full or New.)
A "synod" traditionally means a meeting of clergy or religious leaders. Removing it from its ecclesiastical history, it can also mean a convening of any group or council: a concurrence or uniting.
MOON FACTS: During the new moon, the sun is in conjunction with the moon.
The full moon finds the sun and moon at opposite sides. Hence, the moon is so well lit then.
The Moon has long represented the feminine, of course, as well as sexuality. How many times have you, or someone you know, had their internal tides go from low to high in relation to a full moon, making you or them more passionate? Police have noted they deal with more intense emotions of the people they detain during a full moon.
This gong of course, falling into the G Sharp range, creates a tone that can excite and raise your energy. Its frequency when calculated and extrapolated into a visual range is an orange: a bright and enthused color.
Hence this gong is very good to help you meditate at times, like the Full Moon, when your internal tides are high, but you want to find your center. It is made for meditations during excited times.
As Hans Cousto has mentioned, this gong works very well with healing difficulties and dis-ease with menstruation and related issues. It does work well on various acupuncture points related to this area.
But it is not just a gong for women.
We also see that it helps cleaning out the second chakra which can hold a lot of emotional and sexual energy that may not be yours, or helps release pain and blocks from that chakra and any other chakras that the second chakra pain is connected.
The Synodic Moon Gong can help balance male and female energies, the yin and yang, within your clients.
Also, if you work with crystals, gemstones, or herbs... have your client hold a crystal or specific gem in each hand, and then focus on something they are working to create in his or her life: a relationship, a personal healing, a new job or similar. Allow the gem or crystal or herb to charge this goal, connecting with their mind and emotions and spirit.
Then play the gong in the direction of their sixth chakra or third eye, and down their body, gently, not blasting. The gong combining with their mind's eye vision and the items in their hands will help them move emotional blocks to receiving this in their lives. It can loosen the emotions that prevent them from co-creating this with God.
This is a good gong for that.
The sidereal month is how long the Moon takes to make one full revolution around the Earth --with respect to the background stars.
But because the Earth is constantly moving as it orbits our Sun, the Moon travels slightly MORE than a full circle (360 degrees) to get from new moon to new moon.
The synodic month (a.k.a. lunar month) is longer than the sidereal. Sidereal = 27.322 days. Synodic month = 29.531 days.
The recording sound in this little video is not great, but the performer is AMAZING!