Today, July 16, 2019, at 5:38 p.m. eastern, the Earth will experience a FULL Buck MOON. The July FULL MOON is named after the new antlers that evolve on a buck’s forehead every summer. Did everyone know that but me?

What I did know is that the MOON has different phases that roll through about every month. My science knowledge apparently has a bit of dust collected…inside scoop…there are not just four phases (as I thought) or even eight but like 12. Ugh. I just refer to their shapes…quarter, half, three quarter and FULL. At least in my brain that’s what I call them. But instead of you nah nahing me, my goal is to share some myth and personal experience about how we tend to act during the FULL MOON versus a full-blown astrology lecture. How fun is that?!

Let’s just pretend…the FULL MOON is a magical phenomenon that spews out lotsa weird, energetic, unexplainable actions…often called Lunar Lunacy.

The MOON does play around with large bodies of water and since we are made up of 75% water perhaps it too plays fun games with us. Many studies have argued the FULL MOON affects the below and others claim it doesn’t affect a thing:

  • Accidents and crime increase.
  • All sorts of animals respond out of character.
  • Sleep is known to increase for some or decrease for others.

Discounters say the accidents are caused by us gawking and not paying attention. And the increased lighting, disbelievers also say, allows opportunity for criminals to increase their activity and for sleep to be disrupted. Lord, I could frick’n go on forever.

In addition, let’s not forget those with spiritual connections who have strong beliefs in the roles of the Sun and the MOON believing they arouse emotions, behaviors and consciousness with their different energy frequencies.

Spiritual Leaders believe to their core this Yin Yang pair have the following roles: 1) The Sun is our “outer world” – our identity, our personality, our ego; how we show up in the world, and 2) The MOON is our “inner world” representing our feelings and unconscious beliefs, past and our feminine side.

Whatever your experiences, beliefs or studies you have read, there is never a bad time to recognize gratitude and our connection to others. You can use the FULL MOON as a gentle reminder. I mean, come on…once a month isn’t horrible, right?! As I always say – thoughts become things so be grateful and nice-it’s not that painful.

For me, I am always trying to learn new things and step into other views of the world. I do try to dash outside every FULL MOON and gaze at its beauty in awe, and I try to set time aside to think about, and in best case scenario, write down my gratitudes, intentions or focuses for the next month.

So how about tonight you try to manifest something amazing…a desire or a dream. Oh my gosh, what if something actually goes your way. WHOA, Nelly!

Enjoy your evening for whatever you believe this July’s Buck FULL MOON will bring you. I wish, I wish upon a MOON.

-by Peggy Willms