If you had asked me a few years ago what resemblance does the moon cycle have on my life I would have probably tilted my head to the side and said, ' Jaffa cakes use it in an advert'!!!
It was only when I went to Portugal in September 2020, pretty much a year on from completing my YTT, to celebrate and reflect on my first year being a yoga teacher that I started learning and opening up to how the moon cycle, especially the Full and new Moon phases have such significance to our thoughts, emotions, energy levels and much more!
On that trip I took part in my first full moon ceremony with 10/15 other ladies and it was bloody powerful. It completely inspired me to continue researching online and looking inwards to my own personal journey and body to see if I could find any patterns that link to the moon cycle.... Since then I have held my own full moon ceremony and learning workshop at a local yoga studio to enlighten and share with others my findings. As well as that, every full and new moon I share posts on social media with information in too.
Full moon: So what is it all about... Well, on the full moon which happens around once a month, the moon will admit the highest amount of energy as it is appears as its biggest shape to earth. It is said that we are more likely to experience sleepless nights on a full moon as the moon is at its brightest and the energy is super high too! Our energy within us can also be elevated: we might feel we have bundles of energy to emit and feel less grounded in ourselves wanting to do something crazy or exciting! Also, little fun facts - in films they always show a full moon when the climax is coming and back in real life, there are always more police on the streets patrolling because of the full moon energy! Oh also, all the ladies out there... If you are starting to bleed on or around the full moon date it can mean you are super in-sync!
New moon: So on a new moon, the skinniest looking phase of the moon, energy levels of the moon and us can be at our lowest. But you might feel super grounded and homely, sleeping well and balances in yoga feel super strong!
So what happens in a full moon ceremony... Sit down and take time to think of the last month - think about something you would like to let go of, maybe something that has happened or a certain thinking habit and let that shit go, leaving it right there and then! Then start to manifest something you want to project out into the world, maybe you want to make more money this month or improve on a relationship with someone or yourself. Throughout the moon cycle reflect back onto that thought and watch what happens. This can be a super powerful way to practice and feels very special!
Those who use crystals will also put them out under a full moon to cleanse and re-charge them.
There is lots of information out there about the moon, if you enjoyed this post then head out and explore for yourself or look inwards and see if you can relate. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below :)