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Full Moon Report #2

The Perfect Storm. You’ve heard of the book or the movie. But in case you haven’t, “The Perfect Storm” was an extraordinary weather condition that occurred in 1991 off the northeast coast of America. Imagine a cyclone, tropical storm and hurricane all coming together at the same time. That’s a perfect storm.

Not to diminish the magnitude and outcome (a reported 13 people died) of the perfect storm, but that is the best description I can attach to the period of my life from July 27th to August 30th —my own perfect storm.

Perhaps you read my earlier post titled “Full Moon Report #1” where I detailed some of the physical, mental and spiritual challenges that were hitting back-to-back. For those of you who didn’t I’ll just summarize by saying it was not a fun period and I was so glad when life finally returned to normal.

I took some time after my perfect storm passed to sit in quiet and think. During those quiet moments, I reflected on knowledge other people had shared with me. I thought about sessions I had had with pastors, intuitives, and friends–all of whom had shared truth. I also turned deeper within myself to examine long-held beliefs and memories. After all that contemplation and divining, I came to understand that the following conditions led to my storm:

  • The full moons at the end of July and again at the end of August;
  • Numerological/astrological conditions;
  • The premature season change from summer to fall.

Full Moons:

Although science claims there is no connection between the moon and human behavior, I disagree. During both full moons, I was hyper-sensitive. Things that normally rolled off my back, settled in and festered. I was short- and bad-tempered when usually I’m fairly controlled and good-natured (I can hear a few family members snickering). Even my technology was impacted. My printer would not print color one day but printed color beautifully the next. My cell phone log showed calls I couldn’t explain (and no, my purse did not make the calls for me) and emails did not surface in my Inbox (thank goodness some of you called) or emails populated when they felt like it.

FullMoon 2

Full moons can signal a time of change. They certainly heighten any latent feelings or thoughts, whether positive or negative. When you multiply that effect by two (two full moons in July or three within 62 days), no wonder I had challenges on top of challenges. The challenges started with me and the fact that in July, during the entire month, I was tired, stressed and frustrated; working myself for long periods with seemingly little payoff. Thank you full moon for shining a spotlight on that.


I have a friend who is a numerologist. A few years ago, she ran a couple of reports based on my birthday and my full legal name. When I pulled out those reports and reviewed them, I was reminded of my “life path” and how the challenges (in business, career and health) I encountered during my perfect storm, were indeed lessons that supported my work here on Earth. No challenges, no stretching, right? No stretching, no growth, right? The storm period aided in teaching me more spiritual and life lessons like trusting my inner voice more and resting when I needed rest and trusting God to care of my world while I took care of myself.


For the past three years, we Libras have been taking a beating. Saturn, known as the task-master planet, parked in our chart and isn’t due to leave until mid-September. Until Saturn leaves, Libras can continue to enjoy difficult challenges in every quadrant of life. I say this with tongue-in-cheek because really Saturn’s visit is a mixed blessing. Yeah, the difficulties can be a drag, but Saturn’s job is to prepare us for the next level. Saturn’s job is to embed lessons and “better serving” behaviors and thoughts in us. It’s been painful, even tearful at times, but I hold on to the belief that this is all for my good.

Fall Already:

Even though Fall’s official start date is September 23, I have felt Fall for several weeks now. The air is denser, insect life is retreating, the light is shifting and temperatures have been wonderfully moderate. This “Fall feeling” may have been helped by the fact that we didn’t reach 100 degrees until mid-August, which is unusual in this area. And when we finally reached the 100-degree days, they didn’t hang around long. No complaint here except for the impact to my head. Sinus drainage and headaches have been a bummer, but that’s a small price to pay for the arrival of fall, my favorite season.

All of these conditions crashed together in July and August to create my perfect storm. But, unlike the crew of the Andrea Gail, I made it through and am now enjoying fairly relaxed, peaceful days. I appreciate the growth that the challenges prompted, but I pray I never have to go through another period like the summer of ’15.

Thank you for listening to my whines and complaints. Thank you for going through this growth period with me. Happy Days to all!

Full Moon Report #1

What the heck is going on? For the last two weeks, I have been pummeled by technology/electronics failures, miscommunication, operational blips, the inability to speak or write clearly, and physical discomfort. Some days were so bad, I felt like crawling into bed and taking a long nap from life.

But, not possible. I have far too many obligations; too many responsibilities; too many deadlines and way too many upcoming projects/events to escape. So instead of pulling the covers over my head, curling into the fetal position and sticking my thumb in my mouth, I began a search for the cause of these challenging days.fm15_fullmoon[1]

I started with prayer, had trouble concentrating and wasn’t sure my prayers were getting through. I moved on to silence and journaling, both with lackluster results. Then while performing internet research, I happened upon an article related to Blue Moon.

Apparently in July, we had two full moons, an event that happens rarely, like every two to three years. When this phenom happens, the second full moon of that month is called a blue moon. Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase, “Once in a blue moon.” It is this occurrence that birthed that phrase.

While a blue moon is a grand event, celebrated and tracked worldwide, its true significance isn’t the color (oddly enough the moon isn’t even blue during that period) or its frequency or the month in which it appears. The important fact is that the moon is full and a full moon (whether blue or not) has an effect on humans.

Well of course it does. If the moon (full or otherwise) has enough power to control the tides then it makes sense it would have some type of effect on us. I turned to other links and articles on the subject and learned that a full moon tends to usher in heightened actions; more vivid, creative thoughts; and more pursuits and opportunities.

Okay, I could testify to all of those effects. Days before the blue moon and until recently, I rose from sleep with great ideas for our upcoming Halloween and retreat programs. I was driven to lock in speakers and events for 2016, and I was clear about marketing actions I needed to take. Finally, I was very focused on my daily to-do agenda, and new opportunities kept popping up like Whack-A-Moles.

However, the occasion of the full moon or Blue Moon didn’t explain the temporary but recurring headaches I had had; my intense impatience with people and situations; the energy drains and mental fugues that had dogged me; and the irritating mechanical breakdowns I’d experienced. I suppose it’s possible the full moon was responsible for those conditions as well. After all, there is a shadow side to light, right? …a negative to position. But because I’m not quite ready to blame these downers on the full moon, I put a plan in place to see if there’s linkage. So here’s my plan:

Starting on Thursday, August 27th, I am going to record any weird things that happen like headaches (which I rarely get); printer issues, phone screen blackouts, or computer lags; missteps in communication or planning; etc. I will continue recording until two days after the next full moon, which happens on Saturday, August 29th. Why two days after? Experts claim the effects of a full moon begin two days prior to (which I can testify to) and end two days after its appearance (which I cannot testify to. I didn’t start experiencing relief until a week after the blue moon, and then not even full relief but a lessening of symptoms which made it easier to get out of bed and smile). After the 31st, I am going to compare the two periods and see what the comparison shows me. Luckily for me, I journal most of the time so I can also review my journal entries between full moon periods and glean awareness from it as well. I know my study will not win first place at the Science Fair. I know it isn’t an apples to apples study with all conditions being the same. But it will give me some idea of what to expect during future full moon periods, what’s happening between full moons and maybe even offer insight into other possible causes of those terrible, horrible, no-good days I had. Fingers crossed.

And lucky you (ha! ha!)…if you so choose, you’ll get to read my summary, which I plan to share in my next blog titled…yep, you guessed it, Full Moon Report #2. In the meantime, I am going to pour another glass of wine and toast to the pleasantness of today.

Happy Full Moon to You!