Once in a Blue Moon

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Tomorrow, well tonight, is going to be an interesting triad of events – it’s a blue moon, a blood moon, and a lunar eclipse.  I wish here in Ontario we could see it, but we are definitely feeling it!  Full moons create a greater “pull” on earth – so those affected by EMFs or barometric/gravitational pressure are most physically and/or emotionally affected.  I woke up this morning in a gluten-like foggy stupor.  Nothing else was different in my environment, so I’m attributing it to the moon!

When I first heard about this moon I had one distinct image come into my head – the scene in Pinocchio where the blue fairy comes down and magically grants animated life to the wooden puppet.  Does that mean this is a wishing moon?  Who knows.  The optimistic in me would like to believe that is so and I’ll be setting intentions today to achieve (and the rational side of my brain will turn them into goals I’ll be accountable for throughout the month).   Perhaps it has a different meaning where those once oblivious will become awaken by this moon (analogous to the young puppet).  Mind you that’s just my perception – if it becomes reality then that’s yet to be determined.

That’s the interesting thing about reality – it is created by your perception of the environment around you.  Hence why everyone’s reality, or retelling of a situation, is slightly different, or skewed through a personal filter cultivated by previous experiences and biases.  If I believe it’s a wishing moon, then subconscious I will create an environment where my wishes become more tangible due to my change in perception, or reality.  Ironically the opposite is true as well – if we believe something negative then we increase the probability of creating it – it’s titled a self-fulfilling prophecy (quite a lot of evidence based papers on this, it’s a fun read).  Even if you don’t belief the moon can affect you, you can believe in the power of belief so if someone says that the moon affects them than there is some truth in it as they believe it to be so.

A common symptom felt during “full moon times”, aside from the typical headaches, fatigue and insomnia, is anxiety.  Anxiety is on the rise in our society, especially in the younger population.  It relates to the concept of resilience – which is our ability to critique changes in our environment and determine whether they are stressors or not.  We are constantly bombarded by external stimuli, whether physical or metaphysical, and become overwhelmed physically and emotionally.  Our bodies are unable to process what is important and what isn’t, so it has a default response of perceiving everything as a stressor.  Hence the over stressed, all-or-none, and dramatically personalities adopted by our youth.  When you are already frazzled or on edge (think of a night of no sleep – how hyperreactive and moody are you the day after?) any change in your environment, whether conscious or unconscious, puts you over the edge and you have an anxious, or sometimes panic, response.  Add in the fact that you don’t understand why you are anxious and that creates more anxiety.  The unknown is incredibly anxiety provoking.

With this knowledge, or insight, what can we do to reduce this anxious response?  Think of a live wire – when we need to discharge energy we need to ground.  Go to your basics to improve your resiliency. During times when you know the environment is going to be temperamental, or times you know it’s going to be stressed, try to get adequate food/water/sleep (you can’t control the environment, but you can control those!).  If you feel anxious, go through objective reasons why – did I eat, sleep, drink water, have a stressful day, etc. If you are more of a sensitive or empath (and if you are you know that you are) anxiety is common occurrence.  It may not have a reason why or a stressor causing it, but it always passes.  It’s uncomfortable, definitely, put it does pass.  The best thing you can do is support yourself through it.

Have a healthy happy blue blood super moon everyone!

(photo taken from iamthequeenoflight.com – how beautiful it is????)



About healthyhappynaturopathy

I am a board certified and licensed Naturopathic Doctor working in Newmarket and Maple, Ontario I am an advocate of individualized and specialized medicine, about treating individuals as a whole, and evoking our own healing properties. To me, being happy is being healthy, and health flourishes with a positive mindset.
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