What You SHOULD and SHOULDN’T Do Whenever There’s a Full Moon
According to NASA, there are twelve full moons in 2021. While they all have different names, they all have the power to work some magic into your personal and professional life.
I am a very curious person. I read everything i can get my hands on. To me, my greatest purpose in life besides spreading joy, is to continually learn. On the subject of full moons, I've learned quite a bit this week.
The first thing I learned is that each of our full moons has a name. Until this week, i only knew the 'Harvest' and 'Corn' moons. Here's the list of all the full moons in 2021, courtesy of NASA.
these full moons are filled with energy that if harnessed properly can bring about some positive changes in your life. Now, before you try to write this off as silly, hear me out. The COVID pandemic has been a huge burden on us all, why not try a little something different to bring some good into your world.
Full moons happen when the sun's rays fully illuminate the surface of the moon. The moon has no light of its own, and when the moon is shining at its brightest and fullest, we're receiving maximum light and vitality as the sun's rays bounce off of the lunar surface. All that light affects, and has for centuries. Long before we were here, people have been living by lunar cycles. There's so much more detail on moons and cycles, and you can find that here.
You have about three days, before and after, to harness a full moon's effect on your life. Just try a few of these things and see what you're able to manifest.
Things you SHOULD do when there's a full moon
Be sure to sit comfortably in a space where the moonlight is visible.
A full moon is a great time for letting go of what's no longer serving you. Write down a list of everything you want to release from your life, and read them aloud.
Take a 'Moon' bath
take time to just soak. Add some salts to your bathwater. Candles, or even crystals, if you have any.
Things you SHOULDN'T do when there's a full moon
Start something new
It's a time for culmination during a full moon. Wait for the next new moon to start a new task, for now, just relax and reflect
Overwork or over stress
It's time to celebrate the achievements. And, don't stress about these rituals either. There is no right or wrong way, it's your intent that matters.
Make a life-changing decision
Emotions are heightened during a full moon and we all know how emotions cloud clear thinking.
Remember not to overthink all of this. Your intent is to try to manifest some additional goodness into your life. Thank you to MindBodyGreen.com for teaching me something new.
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