Shining bright the Full Moon reflects the rhythms of life enduring an endless process of death and rebirth with its 28-day cycle. It embodies the qualities of receptiveness that are necessary for our intuitive process.
The full moon symbolizes imagination, intuition, dreaming, and represents transition and renewal. Often linked with the acquisition of insight, the Moon is more heavily associated with feeling, as it pulls on ocean tides, it pulls on our emotions.
The Moon has been associated with feminine energy since ancient times and is also symbolic of fertility and birth. The Egyptian goddess, Lady Wisdom, was believed to be the personification of divine knowledge. The Chinese moon goddess, Mañjuśrī was referred to as perfect intelligence, and the Virgin Mary is sometimes called "the moon of the church" who is said to have perfect wisdom.
Stonehenge is believed to have served to astronomically measure the phases of the moon. During its 28 phases in rising and setting daily, the moon passes through the entire zodiac. The four phases are commonly referred to as waxing, waning, new, or full.
What to do During a Full Moon
When the moon is full its energy is strongest, representing the fullness of female energy and its circular shape symbolizes wholeness.
During a Full Moon, it's time to review your intentions and release any subconscious blocks. If you've been keeping a Meditation Journal, this is a great time to reflect on your thoughts and clear out any narrowing beliefs or behaviors that block your ability to manifest.
Positively restructure your goals as needed based on the things that are working for you and release unproductive habits, negative impacts, and "anchors" that are not benefiting you.
Full Moon Meditation Crystals
Recommended gemstones and crystals for meditation when the moon is full and bright are:
The Full Wolf Moon begins the new year on January 17. Packs of hungry wolves howl amidst the cold snow of midwinter.
Snow Moon - February
Full Snow Moon is on February 16th. The heaviest snows are known to fall during this month and native tribes recognized it was difficult for food hunting among the harsh weather.
Worm Moon - March
The Full Worm Moon begins just before Spring on March 18th. This is the time when the frozen ground begins to thaw and earthworms appear, indicating the return of nature. To settlers, this moon is referred to as the Lenten Moon and signaling the end of winter.
Pink Moon - April
Full Pink Moon is on April 16th and gets its name from wild ground phlox, a widespread flower of Spring.
Flower Moon - May
On May 16th, flowers are abundant during the Full Flower Moon.
Strawberry Moon - June
The Full Strawberry Moon is on June 14th and signals the harvesting of strawberries. In Europe, it is called the Rose Moon because roses are in full bloom.
Buck Moon - July
The Full Buck Moon on July 13th is when deer sprout new antlers covered in velvety fur.
Sturgeon Moon - August
On August 11th the Full Sturgeon Moon signals tribes that it’s time to visit large bodies of water to catch larger fish before the end of Summer.
Corn Moon - September
The Full Corn Moon on September 10th lets the tribes know it's time to harvest corn. The Harvest Moon usually occurs in September, when it's closest to the autumn equinox.
Hunters Moon - October
October finds the Full Hunter’s Moon on October 9th. The Native Americans named this bright moon for the falling leaves of autumn when deer are fattened, and it’s time to begin storing up food.
Beaver Moon - November
The Full Beaver Moon is November 8th. Beavers are preparing for the winter and signal a time to gather supplies for the cold weather ahead.
Cold Moon - December
The Full Cold Moon on December 7th symbolizes long winter nights and cold weather.
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