Have you ever wondered why people get more sensitive during the full moon?

Art by Alice PopkornPin

Art by Alice Popkorn

It’s because the moon is the planet that governs our emotions. In astrology, the element of water is associated with feelings and spirituality. Our bodies are composed of 50-75% water! Just as the the tides ebb and flow with the waxing and waning of the moon, so do our emotions.

During the full moon, any feelings that you haven’t processed will rise to the surface to be revealed. It’s as if the moon is shedding light on what’s inside of you. Even if these feelings can be uncomfortable, by processing them instead avoiding them, you will free up a lot of negative energy. You will find in the long run it’s much better to be honest with yourself, rather than pretend something isn’t bothering you.

This month’s full moon on May 14th will be felt more profoundly than usual. Full moons are always about shedding and letting go of what’s no longer wanted. This is energy is intensified because the full moon will be in the water sign of Scorpio. Scorpio, by nature, always feels very deeply. Scorpio teaches you how to delve into the parts of yourself that you have buried so you can transform them. When you pair this with the full moon, you’ll have a very emotional day indeed!

The best way to handle this energy is by being very honest with yourself about the aspects of your life you want to change, particularly in the area of relationships. Oftentimes, we feel we are protecting other people by keeping quiet about things that are bothering us. Perhaps you want to avoid conflict or hurting other people’s feelings. By doing so, you are telling your subconscious that someone else’s happiness is more important than yours. In order to be truly happy, you must listen to your own needs first. You will ultimately find that by honoring your own well being, everybody benefits.

To harness the powerful energy of this month’s full moon do the following:

  • Make a list of everything you’ve been afraid to say to someone.
  • Write down how you really feel about a person or situation.
  • Take some time to connect with your intuition.
  • Express your feelings to others honestly and directly.

You will find when you finally say what’s in your heart you will feel lighter and happier than you could have every imagined! Your feelings are here to guide you, so never be afraid of them! Let the light of this full moon bring lightness to your heart and fill you with love!

With love,
Kari Samuels