|The full moon is mesmerizing. Image credit Acteivedia|
When I was a child my Mother taught me about the moon and the constellations. We lived in a small country town so the moon and stars were bright and easy to see. Mom told me about the man in the moon and we would look for his face on the lunar landscape. We would find the big dipper and the little dipper. If we’d only had a telescope we could have seen so much more.
As an adult, I’ve been mesmerized by the moon. Standing under a full moon makes me feel happy. The moon energy is positive and it lifts me up. I love staring at it. There is something magical about the moon and its presence.
|A face starts to manifest in the IR light on a jazz stage in a club in Kansas City. Image credit: Dusk 2 Dawn Paranormal Investigations|
PARANORMAL INVESTIGATIONS ARE BETTER DURING FULL MOONS
When I became a paranormal investigator, I learned more about moon energy. Investigations performed during a full moon have more activity than other investigations. Spirits are intelligent energy and they are fueled with energy from many sources. They can pull energy from electronics, people, thunderstorms, and the full moon. The full moon energy gives spirits the strength to communicate with us.
THE FULL MOON ENERGY CAN MAKE US ALL CRAZY
My personal experience has taught me that the full moon energy can also make people crazy. For over 30 years I worked in banking and finance. There were certain days that things went haywire and people were just plain crazy. Seeing the weird things going on I’d always check the moon phase and sure enough it was during a full moon.
FULL MOON RITUALS CAN HELP US SET OUR INTENTIONS
Many people who work with crystals do full moon rituals. These rituals consist of getting rid of things in your mind that do not serve you. The full moon is considered a new beginning and gives us a new start. The full moon energy helps us move forward and set new intentions. These rituals are a great way to help one get focused. They help in making decisions and going forward with a clear mind.
|The Native Americans called the January full moon the Full Wolf Moon. Image credit: Patrice_Audet|
THE NATIVE AMERICANS NAMED THE FULL MOONS
The Native Americans respected the environment and held everything in reverence. They named each of the full moons during the year. The January full moon is the Full Wolf Moon, named for the wolves they would hear howling outside their villages. The full moon in June is the Full Strawberry Moon. This name came from the short season left to harvest strawberries. We need to be in touch with our environment as the Native Americans were.
THE MOON PLAYED AN IMPORTANT PART IN ANCIENT PEOPLES LIVES
Ancient peoples viewed the moon as a representation of life and death. The moon also played a part in certain religions and myths.
|A scene of the Underworld from ancient Egypt. The moon was associated with death and rebirth. Image credit: Souza_DF|
The Egyptians saw the moon as a symbol of recurring rebirth. The lunar god wasn’t worshiped like the sun god Aten; however, the moon was associated with the deceased and the underworld.
In Greek mythology, Selene was the goddess of the moon. Selene had a moon chariot that she rode across the heavens and she ruled over all the stars.
In religion and myth, the Romans thought Luna was the personification of the moon. The Roman writer Varro held Luna as one of the gods that was very important to agriculture.
|The Farmer's Almanac advises farmers when to plant seeds using phases of the moon.|
FARMERS HAVE PLANTED BY THE MOON PHASES FOR YEARS
The power of moon energy is used by the Farmer’s Almanac. They use the phases of the moon to determine the proper times to plant crops and flowers. This makes sense since the moon energy can create ocean and earth tides, it would also effect plants.
|The 1859 Jail in Independence Mo under the full moon. Our investigations here during full moons never disappoint us. Image credit: Dusk 2 Dawn Paranormal Investigations|
No matter how you view the moon it is fabulous. The moon’s magnetic forces create the energy to pull the tides and move the earth. This energy also gives us a boost by rejuvenating us. This energy can also make some people a bit crazy. It gives spirits the ability to do more such as communicate with the living. So next time there is a full moon go outside and look at it. Bask in it’s light and energy; open yourself up and see if you feel the difference. It’s really amazing.