January 10th, 2020. Full moon in Cancer. The moon controls the tides of the ocean. The human body is made up of 80% water. Therefore, the moon has an effect on our bodies.
If you personally know me, you know my obsession and fascination with the moon and its constant phases. The phases of the moon dictate astrology, our emotions, and our intuition. Setting our intentions and manifesting our wants, needs, and deepest desires are heavily dictated in the realm of the moon and it's phases.
The full moon celebrates our accomplishments and what we have manifested and completed since it's last cycle. This recent full moon that we experienced celebrated our growth and evolution from this past year. The hardships we encountered and the challenges we faced in 2019 brought us to this moment in time. We have the power to create what we want out of this life.
Below are self-care tips for full moons.
WATER: Drinking water is important on a daily basis, but extremely important during Full Moons. The Full moon has such strong energy that sometimes it drains you without your body being aware of this. Full Moons effect the water in our bodies, makes sense, right? Drink up!
SAGE: There is nothing better than saging your space, clearing out all the old and welcoming all the new, or simply just giving your energy refresh! Make sure to leave a window open so all that old energy has an opening to leave. There is something about saging on a full moon that enlightens your mind, body, and spirit.
MEDITATE: Meditating is the most powerful form of medication, in my book! Having your mind in a powerful and positive place before and after a full moon ensures a healthy boost of energy. Through meditation we can connect with our inner energies to relieve any unwanted stress, anxieties, or overwhelming thoughts. Get your yoga mats out!
CLEAR SPACE: During Full Moons our bodies can feel restless and anxious. A great way to deal with this is through cleaning and clearing space for new energy. It's all about the energies. Theres a constant similarity between disrupted sleeping patterns when there is a full moon. However, cleaning your bedroom can help with this, creating space for new energy while acknowledging the old.
JOURNAL: The biggest lesson of a full moon is honoring the accomplishments that have brought you to this moment in time. A great way to acknowledge what you learned, went through, overcame, and still are going through is to write it down. Express gratitude, have an ugly cry session, but most importantly, look at how far you have come and where you can go.
CHARGE CRYSTALS: Crystals! The best gift anyone can receive. Each crystal holds it's own special superpower. Full Moons help to ignite that superpower. During a Full Moon place your crystals on your window sill where the moonlight can shine on them, recharging them of their superpower!
SHOWER: Bathing is the most important self-care step when there is a Full Moon. More water, see a pattern? Close your eyes and simply wash off all of that old and unwanted energy that has been clinging onto you for so long. You will feel a weight lifted off your shoulders once completed.