As I lay in bed last night I decided to ask the moon why she makes us go a little crazy when she is at her fullest. She answered me through speaking of the purpose of cycles.
The cycle of the moon begins with the new moon, a time when new opportunities or new lessons are presented or old lessons are presented in a new way. At the full moon there is total illumination of these lessons and with nowhere to hide we feel increasingly sensitive. For those who practice regular self awareness you will know that whenever we respond hyper sensitively, even though we can often explain our behaviour away, there is always an underlying darkness that needs to be brought into the light.
The cycle of the waning moon then gives us the chance to face up to and let go of these issues. Many women cycles follow this with a period letting go and renewal during the waning moon. The more we hold on to outdated ideas the more painful this time can be for both physically and emotionally.
The cycles of the moon should therefore be honoured as times to become aware of what it is we need to learn, times to be conscious of how we are being affected and times to let go and surrender.
Moon ceremony to try – in the waxing moon write down any issues you may be facing and put them in a fire proof bowl. On full moon offer these issues up to the moon in prayer tell her that you wish to surrender and release them from your life. Then burn the offering in the bowl.