Celebrating November's Full Moon
Every month around the full moon, I teach a full moon sequence in my classes. I have loved teaching this class because it kind of is the only set sequence I teach and therefor acts like an anchor, a point to come back to and see what remains the same since the last full moon, what has changed, and what is showing up now. I also love that, especially with this sequence, there is definitely is a connection to something greater than me, to the moon and lunar energy and all it affects in the world around and within me. Perhaps being born under the sign of Cancer and being a moon child there is that extra affinity I feel for the moon - I have two moons tattooed on my body. Interesting.
This month is the second super moon in a set of three - October, November, and December. It is also the brightest and closest appearing moon since 1948 and won’t look this bright or close again until 2034. So this moon is feeling extra special. After the events of the election is seems, for me, to come at a perfect time. The moon is traditionally associated with the feminine energy. With it being an extra super moon I like to think that it is EXTRA feminine energy and that seems fitting for it to be happening now after the election went the way it did - almost a call for all to tap into the feminine more and fight against misogyny.
The feminine lunar energy is typically linked with energies traditionally thought to be the more feminine - passive, creative, receptive. The sequence I teach itself is generally more traditionally feminine -gentle and fluid.
We each are made up of both the solar more seemingly masculine energy and the lunar more seemingly feminine energy. We each have our own unique balance of each and can tune in and feel which we may need a bit more of, which one we may need to call on a bit more. Do you have a tendency to sit back, to be more passive, in which case you may need to call on the assertive and get it done solar energies. Are you always go go go, moving quickly, and could you use a pause, a chance to collect your thoughts, your energy? Perhaps you could call on the passive, receptive qualities of the lunar energy. There are times to call on the solar energy and times to call on the lunar.
Why it feels so fitting that there is a HUGE full moon popping up now, is that there has been time for those who are disappointed, disheartened, angered, baffled, etc. by the results of the election to mourn, and now we can use the lunar energy to turn inward, to explore our inner wisdom, tap into the receptive and creative energies to start figuring out actions to take - where do we go from here? As my friend and mentor Coby Koslowski posted last week, “LOVE is desperately crying out for us to show up - to participate - it is EASY to run away, but to stay calm in the storm, to spread peace when it is needed most… we are being called - long before this morning we have been called but most of us finally heard the loud knocking.” Take the time of this full moon to listen to what is calling you. Be receptive, get quiet, and listen. With the knowledge and insight you find, tap into your own solar energy and take action - get it done! It’s time for each of us to step up and create the world we wish to live in - time to seriously be the change you want to see in the world. This has come up a lot for me this past week - we are in this together. If we each get clear about what we are being called to, tap into LOVE and act from there, be, as Hillary Clinton said in her concession speech, “ hopeful, inclusive, and big hearted” then we can and will be the change we wish to see.
Here’s to honoring the full moon in any way that feels great for you!
Happy full moon!
love, courage, and cupcakes.