So, there has been a lot of talk recently about the moon and moon phases. At least there has been in my world. With the upcoming solar eclipse and the recent lunar eclipse, a lot of spiritual teachers and New Age leaders are talking a lot about the moon. Well, you know how you have heard the stories about how people act differently during a full moon, even animals and there are a lot of births during that time but what about ourselves individually? Is there really a time for spiritual growth during moon phases?
Ok, so sometimes I am all in it and sometimes I think “no way” because I don’t like to think that I am vulnerable enough to be affected by the phase of the moon although Mother Nature does a lot that we cannot control. When I would play with my angel cards they would say “Moon Phase” and to be aware of how the moon affects me. Sometimes although I believe in far out ideals, I roll my eyes and think “whatever” to the mere thought of it just like astrology or numerology. Now, don’t be making posts telling me how astrology and numerology are “real” because I am not doubting your believes I just think sometimes I even become skeptical or choose not to look further into it.
Recently, my heart has been pacing a lot and I am truly a healthy person. I eat organic clean diet, no caffeine, workout and yoga daily, journaling, alone time in nature and pretty calm so what’s the deal? Yeah, my heart had been racing and I could not sleep. I will admit that during other full moons, I don’t sleep much. I also had been feeling almost out of control in terms of thoughts and fears. Oh my goodness was I so scared yesterday. During yoga I had a thought come up, I know when you clear your mind that usually happens, and it was somewhat like this “You are safe. It’s just stuff that needs to come up and you need to let go of”. I really am in tune with my thoughts and feelings and here I was trying to control everything but once I realized it was all safe and that nothing crazy was happening to me, I did just that, I let it all go. I even prayed about it asking God to please help me let it go and I kept reminding myself that I was safe and it was just old stuff. Now, this is true for me because I have a habit of holding onto emotions as many empaths do so it was time for me to let things go. I mean, my mind and heart had been racing for a few days and….wait for it…I didn’t even realize it was a full moon. So, when I found this out as I drove home the other night it all hit me that “Oh…that explains it”. Haha! I get so annoyed when I read headlines about “the moon this month means its about letting go of old stuff” or “its time to realize your power” because I feel like I get to choose what needs to happen in my life. This time, it was all good. It was like it felt so scary and I just didn’t feel myself but out of it came some wonderful things. I was able to heal an almost decade long issue and it was easy. There was a lot of openness and forgiveness involved and it was such a blessing. So, I would say yes to the moon affecting my life and behavior. It certainly did this month. Now, maybe your next door neighbor would think this is wacky or a co worker would roll their eyes at your truth about your experience. That is just it though, it’s your experience and alive in your conscious and reality. Somewhere deep down you are in touch with your true self and Mother Nature so it is a blessing to feel like a wacko during a full moon. If you had similar feelings or emotions then just be aware and accept them. If you are ever afraid of what you are feeling just realize that you are safe and it just needs to get out and go away. Then just do that! Be open to the idea of letting things go and trusting the universe, God, Holy Spirit or whatever you believe in, to take care of it. It doesn’t always have to be scary but because I am learning to let go of control, it was scary for me to not understand why I was so tired and scared and filled so many thoughts. Sometimes, the life that we pray for or visualize is being manifested but your old life and emotions need to fall away so we can embrace a new world. It’s beautiful, crazy, sometimes annoying if you don’t like change but a true blessing in the end. So, don’t be afraid of the moon phases but try to be aware of where you are and what you want for yourself. Then, do some time of ritual to celebrate. You don’t have to get all witchy and go out to moon and draw blood but you can watch a funny movie about the moon ( I like themed rituals) or relax and take a bath or sit outside and smoke a cigarette(no don’t do that cigarettes are bad for you) but its whatever floats your boat. You don’t have to dread the moon like you do getting your period every month. It can be a fun celebration. You can be a big nerd and go buy total eclipse of the sun stamps that react to your body heat. OMG! Yes, it’s true! They are awesome.
Ok fellow empaths, how does the moon affect you personally? Have you noticed anything different for the month of August since the moon