When the moon is full, it feels powerful. She hypnotically shines brightly in the black night sky surrounded by twinkling stars…
I started writing a journal last autumn. I didn’t write every day, and sometimes it was simply bold capital letters of frustration on a page. But it helped.
When lockdown happened, I took to writing daily. It was my comfort, and my journal was my counsellor.
As the days turned to weeks and months, I started to look back through the pages.
Casually flicking through the days on the page, I could see a pattern in my emotions. I could see it and feel it in the words I wrote.
I noticed there would be a week where vivid dreams disrupted my sleep, or I would struggle to fall asleep and my energy low. Other weeks my energy levels were sky-high, and I felt the positivity in my words and the actions I had planned.
Oh, it's a full moon.
One morning after another troubled night’s sleep, I was idly scrolling through Pinterest when I saw a post that said, “Oh, it’s a full moon. That’s why.”
Immediately, I asked myself, ‘that’s why what?’ So I set about finding out what the why was and I can tell you now, I’ve never looked back.
If I told you that the moon influences our emotions and energy, would you believe me?
Consider this; the moon’s gravitational pull generates tidal force, she creates high and low tides. The moon’s gravitational pull controls the tides. Your body, the human body is 60% water. Therefore, if the moon can control the tides, surely she can affect our emotions and energy?
The effects are expertly explained in a book called Lunar Living by Kirsty Gallagher. The book teaches the moon's cycles and how working with each cycle can help you live more purposefully.
“Oh, it’s a full moon. That’s why.” From journaling and learning the moon cycles, I recognised my sleep was disruptive in the lead up to the full moon. As the moon grows, so too does her energy, giving you more energy. The disruptive sleep is the moons way of saying, “This isn’t the time for sleeping; it’s time for action.”
Ok, so that’s my sleep patterns explained; what about my emotions and energy? During the waning phase, as the moon slowly disappears, so does her energy. Lunar Living explains, ‘As the moon pulls on the tides of our emotions…she helps us to see clearly which area of our lives need our attention or where we are most stuck.’
The answers are within.
If you feel stuck or frustrated, look inwards for the answer.
This is a great time to journal, if you don’t know how to start, you can research writing prompts. Or do as I did and write what’s bothering you in bold capital letters.
Honestly, you will feel better.
I wrote this article leading up to the full moon in October, guess when I finished it? Yep, I received that energy boost from the full moon.
Lunar Living has allowed me to see clearly. Like a light bulb moment, a moon-shaped light bulb, shining brightly in the night sky. And I can’t wait to see where the light takes me.
If you would like to learn more about Lunar Living by Kirsty Gallagher you can buy the book on Amazon now;
Or visit Kirsty's website https://kirstygallagher.com/lunar-living/