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How the Full Moon Affects You

Written by: Martin Schulman
Published on: September 13, 2011
Category: Astrology

wolf howling at full moon

Every month there is a two and a half day period when the moon is in the exact opposite zodiac sign as the sun. During this time, it appears full in the sky, in its most vivid brightness. This time when the sun and moon are in opposition to each other holds interesting consequences and opportunities. For one thing, it has long been known that more people punch each other during the full moon than at other times. There have been mythological stories of ghosts, werewolves, and vampires all associated with the full moon.

For the most part the sun -moon opposition seems to bring conflicts in people to a head, where they must in some way be dealt with. In a sense, its a matter of degree. For the normal minded person, the full moon makes them more aware of problems that have to be solved. Stress levels though increased at this time, are nevertheless manageable.

However, for individuals with neurotic compulsions, this opposition pushes things beyond the comfort zones of most individuals. What seemed tolerable, no longer is. What could be ignored, seems overwhelming.

While most of us will not turn into werewolves, there is a strong propensity for abnormal behavior during the full moon. Some people go off their diets. Others take on too much.

Yet what is overlooked the most during this time is the opportunity the full moon gives to get a completely objective look at oneself. All subjective consciousness is balanced by the exact opposite view of oneself through the full moon opposition. Thus, for those of us who are willing to confront ourselves, this time every month can be one of great realizations about ourselves from a more objective viewpoint that can lead to much spiritual growth.

There is a saying- "We may not always get what we want, but somehow we always get what we need."

The full moon gives us this, as it balances our subjective desires, so that instead of only feeling what we want, we also get a chance to feel what we need.

While for some this causes the frustration often associated with the full moon, it really is a tremendous opportunity to overcome our childish tendencies to be selfish, and realize there is more to us and our lives that can be explored.

About the Author: Martin Schulman is the published author of over 50 astrology best-sellers in many languages. He is especially known as the founder of Karmic Astrology,- the kind of astrology that sees this life as a continuation of the soul learning its evolutionary lessons that it began in past lives. Much more about this author and his recent works including new audio book editions, more articles, stories and the famous Martin Schulman Sign Allegory can be found at Classic Legend Books- official site.