Fights at work, people on edge, dogs and cats acting strange... Good grief, don't even get me started on the recent bitch sessions I've had to endure. Relationships on the rocks. Lovers dropping like flies during this particularly mean moon.
My neighbor talks to me of moons. They have names; I didn't know that. For instance, May is the Full Flower Moon (can't hardly wait.) December was the Cold Moon (how right they were.)
This one is the Full Wolf Moon. Hiking beneath it, I think I know why. It casts a poor light, with eerie shadows. And, while we don't hear wolves, we do hear a chorus of the big, big coyotes.(Which scares my dog to the point that he tries to 'herd' us back to the safety of the car.)
In winter, we like to snowshoe by the brilliant brightness of the full moon. Some nights, it's a riotous good time. Other times, it's a quiet night where we need the companionship of others, but not the conversation. A friend of mine has been feeling quite lost and I have no good words to offer when life begins to unravel.
However! I sincerely believe that simply getting outdoors and breathing the fresh air is enough to boost one's spirits. And, I also believe things will feel a whole lot better once this mean full moon begins to wane.
Did you know?
Plants respond to the same gravitational pull of tides that affect the oceans. Just as the moon pulls the tides in the oceans, it also pulls the subtle bodies of water. Scientists may argue about it's effect on us but tests have proven seeds will absorb the most water at the time of the full moon - and germinate faster during this time in the lunar cycle.