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Once more the full moon finds me full of energy.  Yesterday I did more painting and sewing.  I also did a lot of cleaning and cooking.  I started to read my book about Brighid and continued my other pleasure reading.  I even exercised and was delighted to see that I lost three pounds.  Overall, a very fulfilling day.  Does it have anything to do with the moon?  Who knows.  It’s fun to see if there’s a pattern, though.  And regardless of moonbeams and lunar energy, I delight in such productivity and creativity.  It makes me feel good about myself.

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I have a lot of friends who are skeptical of “energy” as is seen by Pagans. This is fine and I encourage questions because it forces me to think and reevaluate my spirituality. Let’s face it – sometimes things are a matter of faith and that’s that. Someone experiences unverified personal gnosis and it’s his/her word against yours. End of story. But there are also plenty of times when spiritual people have to be open to scientific explanations. Science won’t necessarily devalue what you believe, either. In fact, I often feel quite the opposite and I don’t understand why more religious people and scientists can’t reconcile. For me, science and religion are two sides of the same coin. Someone once said that science answers the how and religion can answer the why or the who. I’m not arguing that one is better than the other or that people from both schools should accept that wholesale … but really. I think most cases, like creationism and evolution, can be viewed as two sides of the same coin.

ANYWAY.

Today I thought a bit about the moon, particularly the full moon. I always notice the big, beautiful moon in the sky. It invigorates me, comforts me, and inspires me. Could it be, scientifically speaking, that the light given off by the moon not only pleases us for psychological reasons (light helps us see in the dark and avoid danger), but also for physical reasons? The sun’s rays are reflecting off the moon onto Earth. Does it also reflect vitamin D? Does it trick us into feeling somehow more awake and that’s why I often want to dance when I see a full moon?

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An Amendment

Because I’m trying to document my feelings/energy levels in conjunction with the cycles of the moon…

Although I stated that today has been a day of rest, at the same time I am still up at 1:24 AM. Full moons always make me feel mentally awake, I suppose, even though I’ve been lazing around after work.

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Full Moon

Heehee. I’m amused by the number of people who have told me about the bright full moon tonight. I’m worried people think I don’t read the news or look out my window! That said, I had been thinking the full moon would be on the night of Jan 30th, not the eve of the date. In other words, perhaps my calendar is more Celtic than I gave it credit for. 😉 When I started to read about how bright the full moon would be on the 29th I became very perplexed indeed about the seeming discrepancy in calendars…

Anyway, it’s a big shiny full moon and I have felt… relaxed, I guess. I still took care of some creative pursuits, but it was more or less a day of rest. We can think of the moon as at its climax. Tomorrow it will begin to wane until the dark moon – a time of shrinking, lessening, resting, healing, and, ultimately, renewal.

My greatest spiritual/creative accomplishment today was making a Brighid’s cross (with my husband’s help). I don’t have any green rushes around. It was quite a bitter day up here in the North Country after all. There is a small creek near us at the edge of a forest. Separating the tame from the wild is a wall of (currently brown and dead) tall grasses. When I returned from work this afternoon, I harvested several and soon realized that they were too fragile to bend in their moribund state. My husband helped me steam the centers. It worked like a charm! The plants were probably not the best for this sort of project, but this is the first time I’ve made one and, I must say, I’m very proud. I’m going to leave it in the window tonight to soak up the moonbeams. Then it will make its home over my door as a protective charm.

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