Today, the moon was full at approximately 6:36am PST. Also, there was a lunar eclipse today that was the last in a series of eclipses that began about a year ago.
I enjoy keeping tabs on the phases of the moon. The gravitational force of the moon has had much to do with the way life has evolved on this planet. It is the cause of the oceans’ tides. It may also have strong effects on our own bodies. Consider that our bodies are mostly composed of water. Now remember the pull of the moon creates the tides. Perhaps this is the origin of the association of the full moon with strange behavior or with other changes- like more babies being born?
In any case, I like to stay connected to the phases of the moon simply because it is a connection to the rhythms of nature. The time around the new moon is a time for manifesting and setting intentions- letting them come into being as the moon itself waxes. And the full moon, with its powerful presence, is a time for cleansing, clearing, and letting go. Let the gravity of the full moon draw away anything that is no longer serving us.
I have found the moon to be a very powerful ally in manifesting and evolving. How about you? Do you follow the moon and its phases?
Eclipses can also bring about big changes in our lives. Read what Susan Miller has to say about dealing with eclipses here.