The full moon can be the perfect time to take time for yourself and consider the things you want to change in your life. During full moon, it is not the time to make drastic changes in your life, but to plan and prepare yourself for future events, to reflect on previous experiences. Harness the energy of the full moon and use it to your best.
The moon as a signifier of emotion and the psyche plays a major role in Vedic astrology and it represents our psychological and emotional tendencies and patterns. As the Earth’s only natural satellite, it impacts on life: time, tides and light. No surprise, it might also affect us humans.
What to do during a full moon?
The full moon can be the perfect time to take time for yourself and recharge. Stick with me and I will share with you what you should and more importantly, what you shouldn’t do during a full moon.
Take time for meditation and self-care
There is no better time for meditating and bathing than during the full moon. Herbal bath with salt can have a therapeutic effect and help you to relax and cleanse your worries away. After bathing, do some meditation during full moon. Meditations calms, can on long term improve quality of life and concentration, and reduces the power of negative reactions to events. After meditating, you will feel more energetic and mindful.
Reflect on your life and plan
Every monthly full moon invites us to pause and to reflect on our lives. Ask yourself how you are feeling physically and mentally? Are there any changes you would like to make related to relationships, career or health? The full moon is the perfect time to look inward and prepare for the new moon cycle.
Declutter and clear your home
Clear your home of clutter and let go of the things that no longer serve you. Consider smudging your home – spiritual cleansing ritual to cleanse the negative energy in the air. During the smudging ceremony, plant resins and herbs are burned in a shell or a clay bowl while intentions and prayers are called forth. For centuries, Indigenous cultures have practiced smudging rituals to clear away negative energy, to invite peace and harmony for individuals or environments.
Fasting during a full moon
On the fasting day, no food is allowed, only drinking water, coffee, tea and other non-caloric beverages. If this kind of fasting is too hard for you, choose low-calorie foods during the fasting period. Especially important is to spend the whole day with a positive attitude that will promote spiritual development. Fasting have great benefits to our body as it can help control the acid content, enhances the endurance power and cleanses the digestive system.
Surround yourself with friends (avoid conflicts)
Take time for your family and friends. Playing boardgames, watching quality movies, long conversations – do whatever connects you and makes you happy. Avoid conflicts as during full moon we tend to overreact to the little stuff. Remember, use full moon energy to your advantage and not the opposite.
Express your creativity
Do you also feel that energy is more intense during a full moon? Harness energy and use it for your creativity. Painting, writing, baking, formulating would be a good way to express your creativity and use your energy. We, for example, love formulating during full moon, like this scalp oil for hair growth.
What not to do during a full moon
Avoid surgery and tooth extractions if possible
Tradition has it that if you have medical surgery or dental extractions during the moon’s waxing phase, it can result in more bleeding, slower healing, and more pain. However we should take this old saying with a pinch of salt.
Not the perfect time for business meetings
The full moon might not benefit businessmen and their meetings. At the conferences, avoid conflicts and think, think, think before you speak. We may easily seem distracted so it is not time for making any drastic decisions either.
Don’t do any rash decisions and avoid rushing
Avoid starting or closing projects during full moon, but take time to plan for the future. When the Moon is waning (from full to new Moon) it is time for business and material matters. The New Moon is the ideal time to begin product launches, start sales and marketing campaigns, and begin the production of new content.
Scientists continue to study how the small silvery-looking sphere orbiting 384,400 kilometres away can influence numerous psychological systems. Even though there is no absolute proof that the Moon affects human mental and physical health, we all have different experiences, and the effect of a full moon on a person is also difficult to research.
What about you? Do you suggest any full moon rituals? Let us know in the comments.
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