Shining bright in the night sky on Sept 2nd is this month’s full moon. The natural rhythm of the earth and the cosmos continues as we greet the transitional, middle phase of the lunar cycle, as the sun and the moon once again sit on opposite sides of the universe.
In this position, the sun acts just like a giant spotlight, fully illuminating the surface of the moon. With these powerful cosmic forces in total opposition, the energy that is emitted can greatly affect us all, personally and collectively. Such energetic intensity can be challenging as human emotions are amplified and feelings of tension and friction brought to light. Everything comes out into the open under the light of the full moon—including those parts of human nature known as ‘the shadow’.
It is often thought that people behave out of character during a full moon, but when the moon is completely full, it can be a spiritual and energetic celebration of whatever you have been building towards over the first half of the cycle. So, take the opportunity to embrace your true character – become enlightened to the things in your life that are no longer serving you and then work with the energies of the full moon to let those things go.
The full moon can certainly help connect us with our emotional selves. And although it is often associated with the dark side of human nature, if we learn to positively harness the powerful energy of the full moon, we can remove the obstacles standing in the way of our spiritual advancement.
Full moons are a time for creative outpourings, completions and harvesting. While the new moon is a time to set intentions and launch new projects, the full moon is a time of reflection, culmination and release.
So, go with the cleansing energy of the full moon and do it on a conscious level. Get out your paints or your journal. Yell and scream (if you need to). Sing, dance, or drum. Assist yourself in letting go by expressing this desire in whatever way feels right for you. Allow yourself to feel the intensity of what may surface. These things are coming up because they need to be released. So, say goodbye to the enormity of your emotional baggage and leave behind the things that are blocking you from achieving your true potential.
Right now is a potent time for progress – to make the changes you need to make to move forward in a positive way. When you connect with the energies of the full moon you are going with the flow of the universe and can use all of that power for good in your life.
Take a look at what themes are coming up for you this full moon. Release them. Let them go. That is what this cycle of the moon is all about.