How the full moon can affect you and how you can tune in
When you think of the full moon, does your mind conjure up a howling werewolf or perhaps the phrase "must be a full moon” which continues to get peppered into conversations when something strange happens?
For ancient civilisations, despite their differences in culture; they all recognised the importance of the moon. Our ancestors planted, hunted, fished and moved by the seasons and cycles of the moon. But now in our digital society, it’s so easy to fall out of nature’s rhythms.
The full moon’s affects on the planet:
As we learnt in school, the Moon’s lunar cycle powers the tides, it stabilises the Earth’s axis, it’s gravitational pull makes the climate on Earth predictable with seasons and the light of the moon gives certain signals to marine species,
No wonder it has an affect on us, right? So what are the full moon’s affects on us?
The moon can potentially affect our sleep patterns and for women, fertility, but we’re going to focus on mind set this time.
Our ancestors would see the totally illuminated moon, and use this as a time for activity, as they would have more light to see.
Therefore this is the moon’s most powerful phase. This is a time for increasing your rituals or activities that require lots of extra energy or strong concentration but also minimising activities that drain or deplete us negatively.
It’s a symbol to remind us to centre ourselves, to return to the blank slate and start from there. It encourages us to get perfectly balanced, so we can feel more peaceful and in tune with our lives going forward.
Here’s how you can tune in to the full moon:
Utilise the full moon as a time of reflection, and release. Reflect upon what is stopping you from achieving your goals and what you might need to do in order to overcome these barriers. This is a time to work on letting go of self-limiting beliefs that may be holding you back and preventing you from achieving your goals.
Reflect and journal upon the following:
What’s currently working in your life? What isn’t working?
How important you are to those around you?
How are you supporting your loved ones and how are they supporting you?
Write down what you feel grateful for in your life right now
Write down your goals for the next month
Visualise what your life will look like when you achieve your goals
Write down what steps you need to do to achieve your goals
Written by Lucy Green; founder of Homebody Club, obsessed with coffee, the moon, deep conversations, nights in and any form of personality test (she’s an Aries / INFJ / Generator / Pitta Vata / Type 1).