On this Full Moon, work on becoming aware of your fears. Acknowledge them.
Stand them down. Pierce them with your gaze straight to their core, for doing so will loosen their grip on your life. Sometimes, all you have to do is become aware of where you are operating with fear and the rest will follow.
The Universe is saying to you- release the fears that hold you back and bond you to these earthly illusions. On the other side of your fear is everything you have ever wanted, everything you have ever dreamed of. Your fears are not to be ignored, but rather they are to be challenged. Rise up to them, for you are strong enough, and the power of this Moon will be helping you.
On a physical level, this Full Moon may also put a spotlight on your health. If you have not been looking after yourself, or if you have been ignoring any lingering symptoms, it is going to be important to take action around this Full Moon. Self-care is always so important, but on this Full Moon we really have to pay attention and look after our physical bodies as much as possible.
A huge part of this is also practicing self-love, and accepting our bodies no matter what, even if we are faced with illness or dis-ease. Our bodies are the vessel that we have chosen to carry our soul through this earthly journey.
The shape of our body, the state of our body is the perfect vessel for the lessons and growth that our soul is here to do. Honor your body, honor any perceived flaws, and know that you are perfect. If you were blindsided by every retrograde and full moon that came your way this year, make your New Year's resolution to mark the dates here into your cal ASAP. But, from what we can tell, the skies should be relatively kind to us next year.
First, the very good news: Neither Venus nor Mars will be retrograde next year. After the summer of retrogrades we survived in , having two of our personal planets stay direct for all of will feel like a celestial vacation.
In place of too many planetary shakeups, the moon will throw us a curveball next summer, when it hits its "new" phase twice in July. Its cycle will continue normally, but be aware that that month may bring you double opportunities to rest and, if you wish, hit the reset button on an area of your life.
And one more heads up: Next year will feature just as many eclipses as Sure, on one hand these solar and lunar events can signal evolution and positive change, but on the other hand, they can really throw our regularly scheduled lives through a loop , so it's good to know when you'll need to brace for their impact. Ahead, find out when all the new moons, full moons , eclipses , retrogrades , and Zodiac seasons will occur in Dates for all lunar phases are determined by EST.
This is called Full Moon, and many cultures around the world have names for the Full Moons that occur throughout the year, such as Harvest Moon, or the Cold Moon. After the Moon is full, it begins to wane each day as the bright round moon is reduced again to a tiny sliver of light and finally to disappear to begin the cycle all over again. What physically causes what we observe in the sky with our own eyes?
Consider the pattern of the lunar phases in relation to the Sun. As the moon moves further from the Sun in our sky, it grows more and more full.
As the moon moves closer to our Sun, it wanes and darkens. The moon is round, like a giant ball and it revolves around the earth.
Sunlight from the Sun is what is lighting up the Moon. Vampires beware, moonlight is nothing more than reflected sunlight! As the Moon slides away from the Sun in our sky, we see the thin crescent, the edges of the great ball that is the moon being illuminated by sunlight hitting it from the edges.
The moon waxes through the gibbous phases until the moon is on the other side of the earth, directly opposite from the Sun. As it moves in its orbit there is a moment in time when the Moon is directly opposite the Sun and is fully illuminated from our point of view on earth. This moment is Full Moon. Now, the Moon continues around and approaches the Sun from the other side, and begins to wane in brightness as less and less of the Moon from our vantage point receives light from the Sun.