Spiritual Meaning Of The Full Moon
Ok ladies – and those men whose feminine side is affected by the full
moon – next time you find yourself unable to sleep, or feeling over
passionate, irrational, emotional, and teary for what will seem later,
no apparent reason – here’s a little something to shed some light on
Some people say the full moon brings out the worst in us if we have
suppressed violence and anger or unfinished business.
I say it is an opportunity to go in and sort out our stuff.
Scientists do tell us however, that brain activity associated with
deep sleep decreases around the full moon, saying that it has
something to do with the gravitational pull – which has the power to
affect our feelings and behavior, but they don’t really understand how
it affects us on a deeper level; Just that it does.
Just visit a hospital and see how many babies are being born on a full moon, or a
police station and check out the increased arrests for violence, or
any psychiatric or prison ward around this time and you’ll see a
significant increase in the lunacy of people.
Full Moon Meaning Astrology
The moon has held a mystical place in the history of human culture.
All around the globe Moon Gods and Goddesses have played a significant
part of ancient history and myth, not just because of the known
influence on agriculture, fertility and the oceans tides, but for its
known influence and association with the 28 day cycle of a woman’s
menstruation and the pull we all feel to reflect. To go within.
The ancients believed that the moon symbolized the Triple Goddess.
Her three phases of maiden, mother and crone were associated with the
lunar phases of new, full and old. She changes form with the passing
of time, from her fullness to a darkened shadow, symbolizing life and
death and the transitions we all go through in between.
To Buddhists the full moon holds special religious significance
because Buddha was supposed to have been born, enlightened and die on
a full moon. Many of the old religions observe certain disciplines
such as fasting, ceremony and meditation around this time. There is a
whole science of ritual and magic designed around the moon and her
cycles. It has fascinated and entranced humanity for thousands of
years. Being both feared and worshipped.
To me she is the mystery, our intuition, the magic and the renewal.
She bestows the power of clarity, purity and brilliance of ones mind.
Each month is a chance for a new beginning. A fresh start. An
opportunity for transformation. It reflects the mystery and fear
within our souls.
When I can’t sleep on a full moon I visualize the moon rising over the
ocean creating a pathway over which I walk to greet the Goddess of the
moon. She is gracious and fecund. The epitomy of womanhood. Robed in
silver, with long flowing hair and piercing grey eyes that welcome me
She – in all her beauty and glory and lovingness steps onto the
path to meet me and gives me a great big nurturing hug, filling me
with all of her alchemical properties and divine love. Sometimes,
when I have issues I need to work on, I ask her to take me to the dark
side of the moon to find what is hidden there. What is hidden from me.
(Sometimes I even surprise myself.)
Give it a go! It might stop you from lying there watching the hours
tick by on those sleepless full moon nights, and you may even find
some hidden treasure that will give you a whole new lease of life!