Full Moon – Wild Success or Agonizing Anxiety

Year: Summer | Sun: Cancer | Moon Cycle: FQ+4 in Sagittarius

Have you ever noticed that the moon sometimes looks ‘full’ a few days before the calendar says it is full moon day? I’ve noticed it and heard others exclaim with an element of extreme surprise: Look! The moon looks full already! This illustrates my ongoing experience that the ‘effects’ of the full moon typically start 1-2 days before and extend another day after the actual full moon day.

Full Moon Coming – What is my Clue?

When I feel anxious or pissed off that the full moon is approaching, it is a sure sign for me that something was missing from my plan for the cycle. “Why,” I wail, “does it feel so painful? What is wrong? Who did it to me?”

Then I come to understand that no one did it to me, and there is nothing wrong, but the emotional pain is a signal that I am in the middle of a personal learning session. For instance, I’m not ready to make a job change because it was too comfortable to keep the status quo; or I don’t want to let go of my personal concept about how an old boyfriend treated me ten years ago; or I was not ready to change the way I perceived money from what I learned from my parents.

These kind of full moon days can be stressful. I can choose to wallow in the negative complaints or reach for positive solutions. The particular solution may be to take a simple action in the outside world or to dig deep to find the issue that I need to change inside myself. If I am too stuck to do either choice, I can hold on, keep a good attitude, and ride the cycle through the next few days. I know for certain these full moon days will pass along in their proper turn in the cycle: I will get further insights the following week and on through the waning moon and, if needed, I get another chance in a later cycle to discover what I need to learn in different way.

Your personal full moon experience represents your sense of growth during the month-long cycle

This natural occurrence of cycle is up for ridicule when, in fact, it could be a useful tool. Uncertainty during the days of the full moon means more information is needed about current issues, whether they are internal ones or related to physical projects. Observe closely around the few days of the full moon and get to know your particular brand of reaction. Then, when someone giggles vaguely about the full moon, you can reply with certainty and positive affirmation, “Yes, it is a full moon!” – without revealing your personal journey. A little mystery is not a bad thing.

Cultivate a tone of welcoming for the full moon days. Look forward to it coming along and count the days to its bright climax. Your personal full moon experience represents your sense of growth during the month-long cycle. How you feel at the full moon is a clue to what you have achieved – or not – this cycle.

When I feel elated that it is a full moon, there is no mistaking it. I know I’ve learned something important. I am ready to celebrate, even if it is just a pat on my own back and a shine on my face. After all, who else needs to know?

Why the Moon Cycle?

Year: Solstice  |  Sun: Cancer  |  Moon Cycle:  NM+1 in Cancer

Can the moon cycle make any difference in my life, or yours? The question is a good one. Along with it comes another natural question: haven’t we progressed beyond the need to live with the concept of the lunar rhythm? Hey, we’ve got apps now!

The fact is, we need the moon cycle now more than ever.

It’s a popular consensus that we no longer need a system that is generally scoffed at as folklore and ancient history. Try asking anyone you see today what phase the moon is in. Likely you will be looked at as if you have two horns on your head and you will definitely not get asked out to lunch.

The moon cycle bridges the chasm between human and being by providing a physical experience with a spiritual message.

We see the moon in the sky for a physical experience, and spiritual insights are developed within through the cycle. For some it may be true that we no longer need the moon cycle, and I would like it to be true: to be so physically and spiritually advanced that the need to follow the moon cycle is no longer required. Others of us are looking for answers while we attempt to make it through the day unscathed. We are wondering what our spiritual path is, what meaning is there is for us in this world, what more is there than the next new technology?

It is possible that humans can become truly wonderful spiritual people, capable of peace, love, telepathic communication (currently manifesting as Tweeting), and masters of natural energies. Our brains and pituitary glands have evolved to the point that many of us have the capability to understand spiritual concepts, however contradictory that many sound.

Do we leave behind the spiritual connection to our physical home made up of Sun, Earth, Moon and Stars, in the race for technological superiority? No. We are called “human beings” because we are defined with two parts: physical (human) and spiritual (being). To me that means we are spirits having a human experience on earth.

And living on earth means we resonate with all that interacts with it, including the moon. This week the message is New Moon: imagine the possibilities. The biggest secret about the moon cycle is that it only activates when we engage the process.