Before you decide that I have boarded the “Woo Woo” train & lost it mentally, please hear me out. There are many useful energies all around us. We can use these energies to help fulfill our dreams.
Our successes or failures in life are affected by a multitude of factors, some of which we can control & others we can’t.
Understanding the physical & psychological energies around us can help us be more successful in our endeavors.
Being successful is something we all want, don’t we??
I can help you to better understand one of the factors that affects you, the energies around you.
We know that many things around us “cycle”. Our bodies cycle through phases each month. As women, we are acutely aware of that. Our energy cycles too, it waxes & wanes, grows & shrinks.
You have heard people say that someone “gives off a vibe” or that they have a “vibe” or feeling about something. That “vibe” is the energies that one person emits & the other feels.
For instance, if someone in a group or office or home, is upbeat & has a lot of energy & is positive, that person can affect others around them & “spread the joy”, so to speak. Likewise, if you are around someone who is always negative & is in a “down” or depressed mood, you become somewhat down yourself. This is the proverbial “wet blanket” in a group.
Let’s consider one of the factors that affects us in a regular & cyclical nature….the Moon & her energies.
Mother Moon, as some cultures refer to her, has a tremendous effect on our planet & us.
For example, the Ocean tides are the cyclical rise & fall of seawater. The tides are caused by variations in the gravitational pull between the Earth , the Moon, & the Sun, in geometric relationship with locations on the Earth’s surface.
The gravitational pull of the Moon causes the oceans to “bulge” out in the direction of the Moon….high tide. At the same time, on the opposite side of the Earth, another “bulge” occurs because the Earth is also being pulled toward the Moon, away from the water on the opposite side. Since the Earth is rotating while this is occurring, 2 high tides occur each day at each location, as well as 2 low tides.
As the Moon cycles through its phases each month, the high tides are higher or lower depending on how close the Moon is to the Earth. When the Moon, Earth, & Sun are directly aligned, the tides are at their lowest.
The lunar “phase” is the shape of the illuminated/sunlit portion of the Moon as seen by someone on Earth.
As the Moon orbits the Earth, we see it from different angles which are referred to as phases. The Moon has 8 phases:
- New Moon
- Waxing Crescent
- First Quarter
- Waxing Gibbous
- Full Moon
- Waning Gibbous
- Last Quarter
- Waning Crescent
These phases, the Moon Cycle, repeats every 27.3 to 29.5 days, depending on what reference you look at.
The Moon’s gravitational pull or “energy” is strongest when the Moon is closest to the Earth. It’s orbit is elliptical around the Earth. The Moon rotates once on its axis in that one orbit.
Why does the Moon’s energy affect us?
The human body is about 75% water & is affected in much the same way as the oceans. We feel the effect as a change in our physical & psychological being. You may or may not currently be aware, but if you keep track & notice how you feel everyday & compare how you are feeling to the Moon’s phases, you will see a correlation.
In all fairness, through the years, many scientific studies have been done & none were conclusive. Many factors, internal, & external affect our physiological & psychological being, lunar energy is only one of them.
I spent over 30years working as a Critical Care Nurse & Consultant & I can tell you from firsthand experience that Human emotions & energies change during a Full Moon!! The old wives’ tales are true. Everything ramps up on a Full Moon! Just sayin’…..
But a physician friend of mine suggested I keep a Lunar Journal for a couple of months to see how or if I was affected by the Moon’s energies. At the time I was battling serious illness & it was exacerbating on an almost predictable cyclical timeframe.
Next week, we will continue on this journey to “manifestation” of our big dreams!! Understanding & using the “energies” around us will help us to manifest these dreams. I don’t know about you, but I need & will take all the help I can get!!
I hope the information in this post has been helpful for you. I am so glad you joined me on this Journey!!
PLEASE ask any questions you have, because you never know who you could be helping with your questions!! I WANT to hear from you!! You can leave a comment here or you can just email me at Jaebyrd@jaebn.com with “Moon” in the subject line.
I promise I will get back to you as quickly as I can!!