Tonight, at 7:47pm, EST, the moon will be rising over the horizon. Around midnight, it will appear to be brighter and bigger than it has been and will be all year. This “supermoon” of 2013 happens to be a lunar eclipse as well.
In many traditions, the moon has been worshiped as a Goddess. The moon’s connection with water is irrefutable and it’s the one celestial body that’s most associated with emotion. It affects the tides and even women’s monthly cycles. Since the human body is more than sixty percent water, it’s not surprising that how we feel is also subject to the moon’s movements around our planet. Lunar eclipses are a big deal: they signify subconscious shifts and mark end points and new beginnings energetically.
If you’ve been watching the news this year, or have gone through any big transitions like so many of us have, you may have some pent-up emotions like grief and anger that need to be expressed. During the supermoon of 2011, I recall writing about the grief many of us were feeling after the tsunami hit Japan. Similarly, this week’s news is filled with images of the powerful and deadly storms and tornados and their destructive aftermath in Moore, Oklahoma. May love and grace blanket all those affected.
The full moon is the perfect time to cleanse out patterns, relationships and emotions that no longer serve us; nudging us to feel, heal, shift our focus, and begin anew. During this super-eclipse-moon, allow yourself to acknowledge your feelings. Notice if you need to “thaw out” and feel or just release any excess emotion that has accumulated.
Below are some ideas to help you honor your emotions and connect with the lunar goddess within; whether you wish to relax or be stimulated, choose an activity that resonates with you depending on your mood.
- Go moon gazing
- Visit a drum circle and dance
- Swim in the ocean or simply take a bubble bath
- Indulge in Aromatherapy; Jasmine is my personal favorite moon-time scent
- Drink herbal tea
- Listen to music
- Pray or meditate
- Reflect and write in a journal (to track how far you’ve come and gauge your spiritual path, look back on older journals and writings as well as photo albums)
- Try Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), which works on your body’s acupressure points
- Engage in lots of deep breathing—it’s the easiest (and least expensive way) to reset your nervous system
Next month, I have some healing goodies I’ll be sharing with you along with the first installment of my Emotion series that I’ve been cooking up for you. Emotions affect us more powerfully than any drug, yet we weren’t taught how to understand and manage them, leading to enormous consequences. Together, we’re going to shift the emotional paradigm. This series is truly a passion project, and I’m excited to teach you the simple, effective and vital tools you need to understand and masterfully use your emotional navigation system for a happier and healthier life.
As always, thanks for reading and for being THE reason I write. I am continually fulfilled by our connection and truly honored to serve you.