A full moon is the cosmic alignment of the moon and the sun. The earth moves directly between the sun and the moon, fully illuminating the moon. This monthly peak of the lunar cycle is when moon beams and gravitational pull are the strongest.
Full moons have been thought to influence human behavior for centuries, bringing out the wild side in us all. A full moon is the best time to channel abundant celestial energy into manifesting change. Change could come in the form of a creative project or idea, releasing stressors in your life, or taking time for an activity that feeds your soul. The full moon is a great opportunity to connect with your spirituality.
Using the Full Moon to Connect With Your Spirituality
Go outside this evening with your intent held close to your heart.
Ask for awareness. Begin by directing your attention inward—for all change starts with you and your thoughts. Request wisdom and courage to accept aspects of self that could be transformed to create a better you. Then concentrate on sending the same out into the universe to your fellow man/woman.
Five Things to Do on a Full Moon
Improve your frame of mind with some positive activities so that you make the most out of this full moon. Here are five suggestions of things to do on a full moon.
Bask in the Moonlight
Go outside and find a safe, quiet place to sit and gaze at Earth’s lovely satellite. Feel its light radiating into your soul and use it to try to connect to your inner feminine side. The sun’s counterpart can be very therapeutic and comforting. Allow yourself to absorb this energy and reflect it back to others like a mirror.
The full moon represents a time of culmination. It is a good time for a project, idea or goal to come to fruition. Clear any clutter from your mind through meditation and remain open to astral energy. You may receive clarity with a situation or problem you have been dealing with. Be ready to release and let go of negativity, toxic relationships and bad patterns you have been experiencing.
Try Something New
This is an opportune time to catalyze change and start anew. Take up a new hobby like ballroom dancing or candle making. Put yourself out there and do something you wouldn’t normally do. You could discover a whole new side to living.
Read Enlightening Poetry
The moon is so beautiful, romantic and mystical. Fill your soul with aesthetic poetry that shares the same qualities as the moon. Check out the wise words of poets like Rumi or Bashō…or write your own poem!
“The moon and sun are travelers through eternity. Even the years wander on.
Whether drifting through life on a boat or climbing toward old age leading a horse, each day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.”
~ Matsuo Bashō
Be inspired and make something. You could try crafting a home cooked meal for yourself or friends. Channel the imaginative lunar energy into a creative endeavor. Paint a picture, write a song or a short story, or draft a list of practices that you could do to manifest more positivity into your life.
About the Authors
Kamaira Philips, Bachelor of Music (BM), is a co-founder of Mind Body Spiritual Awareness. She is an operatic soprano, an intuitive energy healer and modern shaman, a meditation instructor, a certified EMT and a scientist. Kamaira is researching topics related to immunology and alternative medicine at UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and at the UNC Program on Integrative Medicine.
Kaylee is a co-founder of Mind Body Spiritual Awareness. She has been mindfully aware of and practicing her psychic abilities since she was a child. Led by her spirit guides, Kaylee has obtained a vast wealth of knowledge and experience with the ethereal realm and alternative modalities of energy healing. Kaylee is a shamanic healer and New Age artist.