Have you ever had a night that everyone was acting a little crazier then usual, and you end us finding out that its a full moon?
Of course, we all have. There's a reason why...but i'll tell you in a moment.
First, i gotta share a story.
My mother's a nurse...as she's been her entire life. Ever since I remembered she was working night shifts at convalescent homes. Not a glamorous job, but hey...she got into it because she wanted to help people. Can't hate on that.
Anyways...one morning we were eating breakfast and she looked worn out. I was about seven I believe. My dad was asking her about her night.
"It was just god awful last night. We had about 7 patients flipping out and screaming. It felt like a nuthouse!"
Dad: (while laughing lol) "why do you suppose that is?"
Mom: "oh...it was a full moon. Its like this every full moon. Old people go bonkers"
Something so subtle and such a minor story but it stuck with me my whole life.
Why does that happen? Whats going on? I started noticing my own behavior patterns on a full moon waaaay before I even knew about Astrology. Full moon's seemed to be
very energizing for some reason...and yes...people started acting a little nuts. I noticed it myself.
Now consider this: Werewolves!
Yes consider werewolves. The old legend that man can turn into a wild beast on nights of the full moon. Wikipedia claims that these "creatures" changed on the nights of full moons.
It also claims that "(werewolf) legends may have been used to explain serial killings in less enlightened ages."
So lets get this strait. Crazy serial killers (no offence if you are one) would often flip their lids on the night of full moons and go off killing people. Right.
So why are the elderly...and apparently monstrous serial killers in the middle ages...both prone to going batty on a full moon?
Its not just them either. Its all of us. Think about it...think of the last "full moon" you experienced, and tell me what your night was like. A little wacky eh?
Years later after learning about moon signs astrology, I find out that a full moon occurs during an opposition between Sun and Moon. (An opposition is a 180 degree aspect occurring between two opposing signs in the zodiac. Every opposition contains signs of same polarity (yin/yang) and mode (cardinal, fixed, or mutable)).
In an opposition, each sign is basically trying to do the same thing. (For example, on the Leo/Aquarius axis, Each sign represents Identity. But where Leo focuses on the Self (represented by the sun) as the center of attention, Aquarius focuses on the self as it relates to everything else around it. More on that later)
Ok, what the hell does this all mean? Well during a full moon, the internal self is coming to terms with the external self. Its saying “Is who I on the inside reflecting who I am on the outside?” Its like the Sun, that which we can all see, is shining A big ass spotlight on the hidden part of our self inside and saying “HEY WAKE UP! EVERYONES LOOKING AT YOU!”
Intense eh? Makes sense that psychos that suppress their insanity get a blowout when said insanity gets all the attention. Shitty situation.
But for the rest of us, there is an obvious energy that we are forced to deal with. It’s the same energy that pulls the tides, as we are 80% water.
Its real, its there, and we need to understand it.
More on that next time.