Do you ever feel more emotional as it gets closer and closer to a full moon? The energy of the moon impacts the mind and the body. Not only are we affected by the moon because our bodies are made up of 70% water, but our mood is impacted by the moon based on whatever constellation it lives in at that time. Every two and a half days, the moon moves into another constellation, changing the overall mood people are in. At the moment, the moon is in Scorpius, which is also known as the astrological sign, Scorpio. Scorpio is known for being deep, intensely emotional, and intimate. Our minds are deeply impacted by this transition, and you might feel more intense and emotional than usual. It’s best to work with this energy rather than against it. Here are some ways you can get in touch with the moon and harness your full potential:
Under a full moon, it’s best to release what no longer serves you in order to invite expansion into your life. It becomes difficult to invite this expansion in when our minds block the flow of positive energy. Doing yoga helps you get out of your head and into your body, helping you open yourself up to whatever the world has to offer you. Here is a video that can help you with your moon salutation.
Release what’s holding you back
Our brains hold onto our fears and the stories and patterns that keep us bound up. The moon’s energy is incredibly powerful, and can be used to help you release whatever is keeping you stuck. You can harness the moon’s energy by planning to do a release ceremony with yourself. Get a piece of paper, write down what you would like to release, and burn it with the intention of leaving it all behind. Burning is a great way to release stuck energy. Scientifically speaking, when two atoms come together they release energy in the form in heat and light. The physical act of burning the behaviors and situations we want to leave behind helps us release that energy from our mind and body and allow us to start fresh.
Manifest positivity into your life
The moon’s energy is not just good for releasing, it’s also good for creating good in your life. Your brain is very powerful, and the more you let negativity rule your mind, the more negativity you will see around you. You can instead replace this negativity with positivity and manifest wonderful things in your life. During the full moon, you can do a manifestation ceremony after your release ceremony. Do this by writing down what you would like to manifest in your life. For example, you can write in detail what you want your dream house to look like, or your dream job. Or, you can manifest spiritual healing and growth. Whatever you are called to bring more of into your life, write it down! Your brain doesn’t know the difference between what is real and what isn’t, and it’s much better for your brain to focus on cultivating magical things.
Connect with nature
Because the moon is so full and bright, you’ll want to get outside and connect with it. Spending time outdoors will help you feel more connected to your mind and body. You will feel more grounded and less like you are submerged in the intense emotions that are bound to be swirling around your head. When you sit in nature, it allows you to feel more present and one with the earth, and it serves as a reminder that the beauty we see around us is a part of us. The same can be said for the moon, which helps us release the emotions that have been bubbling to the surface all month so that we can start again with a fresh outlook.
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Alli Cravener is a social media coordinator and writer who is passionate about connecting people through words. Alli studied English at Arizona State University and has found her niche uniting concept and content in the realm of mental health and the expressive arts. Alli’s interests include painting, history, learning about other people, and wearing the color pink. She likens herself to a “mouse in a palm tree”, and she loves it that way.