Updated: Mar 20, 2019
I go through phases, just like the Moon.
I’ve been studying lunar cycles for about ten years. Not sure how it started, but likely I just felt this soul pull towards it. It wasn’t until moving to California, no there’s not a hippy connection here, when the full impact really hit me. I remember the exact moment, it was about eight years ago. I was making Full Moon water for each month for a year. Where I placed the water out at each full moon for 24 hours. We were living on the second floor of an apartment building and as I went outside to put the water out on the balcony, there she was. Sweet Luna in all her bright glory. No streetlights around and they weren’t needed either. She looked so close as if I could reach out and touch her. My heart filled with a sense of peace and serenity that is hard to truly describe. At best, I can say it’s that feeling you get when you “go home.” It was a palpable connection that has only strengthened over time.
Living in Ventura, CA and a couple miles from the ocean, I’ve had the glorious opportunity, numerous times, to see Luna over a dark ocean. Her light twinkling like infinite diamonds stretched out to the horizon. On my birthday one year, I drove out to Carpinteria beach in the very wee morning hours for a Full Moon Kundalini Sadhana, a style of yogic practice. It was October and quite cold. I met up with a few friends and we practiced on the beach as the Full Libra Moon was setting. At one point of the practice we were to have our eyes closed but I couldn’t resist taking a peek. It was magickal beyond belief. It was also a Super Moon, a time when the moon appears closer and larger in size. Again, Sweet Luna took my breath away.
Since then, I’ve had many majestic moments under the light of the full moon. Curious to know more, I began studying with a teacher online and have done so for several years now. I was guided to look up my natal chart, a picture of where the stars and planets were aligned at the exact moment of my birth (if you’re interested in learning yours, connect with my Members section). You see, astrology is so much more than just knowing your Sun Sign, the astrological sign associated with your birth date. As it turns out, the sun and the moon were in exact opposition at the time of my birth, very rare. I was born under a full moon! Crazy, right?
The past few months have been all about doing big, scary things for me. You know those things you have been wanting to do and were just to afraid to do them? Well, I decided to just say, “Fuck it. What have I got to lose?” Not my standard M.O. One of those things has been being intentional about my lunar studies. I started taking time each day and making my own grimoire, as I call it. I also started sharing my Lunacy in short live Facebook chats. You can catch me on Mondays and Wednesdays on my Facebook business page,here. Days are subject to change because Life flows and Shifts happen.
“The moon, Queen of the Night in all her silvery splendor, reaches out to us as she glides across the black, moonlit skies.”
-Demetra George, “Mysteries of the Dark Moon, The Healing Power of the Dark Goddess.”
The Moon Made Me Do It
If you’re a teacher, healthcare worker, or first responder, you might already experience t the crazy comes out during the Full Moon. We are made of up to 80% water and the moon governs the tides, so it makes sense it would have an impact on us as well. The moon can’t really “make” you do anything. It’s all about awareness, paying attention to what is going on in your inner and outer worlds. The more you pay attention to the lunar cycles, the more you’ll be able navigate any crazy coming up.
Tomorrow at 6:28p PST, the moon will be Full in Libra. Libra, symbolized by balanced scales, champions ways to find peace, serenity, and equanimity. It is an air sign, ruled by the planet Venus, the archetype of Greek Goddess Aphrodite. Think all things associated with creativity, beauty, aesthetics, justice, and compassion. Libra the feels, deeply and big. The shadow side of Libra can be a tendency to be indecisive, a strong sense of loyalty to a fault, and you may harmony and balance above your own feelings. The Full Moon can also be a time of heightened sensitivities. So, don’t be alarmed if you are having all the feels over the next couple days. It's also a rare Equinox Super Moon. With the Sun still in Pisces, an emotional water sign, in opposition to Libra, a relationship based air sign, you may feel a bit like you're in a tug of war. As mentioned, it's also the Vernal (Spring) Equinox, ushering in the new season of renewal and rebirth. I'll write more on the Spring Equinox in my next blog.
The Full Moon is a yang phase, a time for action. It’s a time to harvest any intentions you planted at the New Moon. The Full Moon reflects our soul’s calling, illuminating our direction and giving us the opportunity to heal. A simple way to start a Lunar Practice for the Full Moon is to create a space with some flowers with rounded petals and light a white candle, to reflect the energy of the light of the moon. You could also take some time to journal. Write down three things no longer serving you and burn them in a fire safe container and space. If you want to keep it super simple, just take a walk outside look up at the moon and take it all in.
Even if you’re view of the moon is blocked, for whatever reason, we know it’s still there. Working its magic, underneath the surface, going through its phases just like we all do.