Apparently emotions are intensified if not magnified during the Full Moon. Your emotions make it clearer what you need to fix. Many people quit their jobs or leave relationships when the Full Moon is in effect, running away from patterns that could have been healed with some extra effort.
Full Moon Madness
The new moon is the time each month when the sun and the moon (conscious and subconscious minds) are the same page. The full moon is the time each month when they are on the opposite page! Your willpower tells you to do one thing, while your subconscious mind wants to do exactly the opposite.
This element of friction has given rise to a lot of speculation about various full moon effects on mental ward admissions and other minor upsets. This doesn’t bear out statistically. Most of the time, for most people, the full moon doesn’t have very much effect. In fact, the moon’s influence on the earth is only slightly increased at the time of the full moon. On occasion, this slight increase can be enough to tip the balance and lead to a shake-up for an individual person, or even a flood of emotions. But this happens quite rarely really, and it happens only when there is pre-existing stress or strain in a person’s chart (and life) that needs to be released.
In general, the full moon is associated astrologically with things like culmination, fullness, endings, and emotions. This may or may not be true in each individual case, but there’s a fun way to put the full moon energy to use.
The full moon is related to endings and completion, but it is also related to conflict between the conscious and subconscious desires. And the subconscious wins! So, once each month, put this to work for you. By crossing something off your conscious to-do list. Almost all of us build up a mental bank of things we think we really ought to do but are subconsciously dreading and would rather skip entirely. At the time of the full moon, cross one of those things off your list – and honor the fact that your subconscious feelings don’t always line up with your conscious beliefs.
Let’s say you feel like you really ought to invite your mother-in-law over for an elegant dinner to show off your new house. But deep down you’re dreading it and you even know, intuitively, that she doesn’t really want to be impressed by your new house and your hostessing skills – they will only excite a certain envy and desire to criticize. Cross that task off your list – permanently. It wasn’t a good idea anyway, although it may have seemed that way at first. She’ll come over on a more relaxed occasion and you can all spare yourself an unnecessary ordeal.
Almost everyone has at least one thing each month they can cross off their list of imaginary obligations. You can check the sign and house positions of each full moon for an idea kit of what you may be able to rid yourself of during each particular month.
If you can get yourself in the habit of deleting one unnecessary to-do item each month, the full moon will start to become a real treat. A way of indulging and honoring that occasionally grumpy, but very useful and necessary mechanism inside us that wants to avoid what’s not emotionally fulfilling anyway. And everything we get rid of that doesn’t serve us leaves a little more room for joy.