I’ve always been fascinated by the moon. Probably because I’m a night owl, who likes to stay up because “I can get more done.” I don’t know if I actually do, but it seems like I do. Maybe that is because the rest of the world (meaning my kids, husband and dogs) are asleep and I can do what I need to, uninterrupted. Heaven.
Just now, as I looked out my window, I can see a beautiful full moon. Actually, it’s not completely full until tomorrow. So, if you get a chance to go for a walk tomorrow night, take a minute to look up and see it. Amazing.
People, especially women, are affected by the cycles of the moon. The lunar cycle is 28 days, the same as a woman’s cycle. For thousands of years, people have believed that we are connected to the moon. It affects the earth’s tides, animals, behavior and emotions, especially those of mental patients – which is where the word lunatic comes from. Emergency rooms report that they are busier during a full moon. Accidents are more common during a full moon. There are several theories as to why the full moon affects us this way. Regardless of why it happens, there does seem to be a change. But why does it have to be bad?
The moon itself does not radiate light. It reflects the light of the sun to the earth. That makes it the perfect time to reflect on what you have done in the past month. Look at what you want to accomplish and where you actually are. Set your goals. What have you done that has worked, and what hasn’t? Use the days of the full moon to figure out what you want to work on, and set yourself up to do it. Reevaluate at the next full moon. Whether or not you follow astrology, you can use the moon as a celestial sign to keep sight of your goals and keep track of your progress. If nothing else, it’s a beautiful reminder that we are in charge of our lives and, like the cycles of the moon each month, we have the ability to change.