Ever since I was little, I had always been attracted to the moon. There was just something about looking out into the sky and seeing this large bright light. I spent a lot of time in my teenage years having conversations with the moon. Whenever I would experience some angst or anxiety, I would go outside, look at the moon, and think. It was my go to.
As I got older and I started to travel and move away from family, the moon was always a constant for me. It’s one of the reasons why I wear a crescent necklace. No matter where you go, the moon will always be in the sky (unless it’s right before a new moon (; ).

When I started to learn more about my own spirituality and I delved a bit into astrology, the moon called to me as well. I never realized that the moon affected our mood and there were better times in the month to do certain things. For example, during a New Moon, this is a great time to set goals and intentions for what you want your month to look like. During a Full Moon, you celebrate what you have accomplished and let go of that which is no longer serving you.

Since then, I started monitoring the moon and figuring out when there would be a new moon, first quarter moon, full moon, or second quarter moon. I learned so much! You can find out a bit of what I learned in the Cheat Sheet located here: https://www.thriving-holistically.com/what-ive-learned-resources.

Going outside and seeing a full moon has quickly become one of my favorite things, so much in fact that I make sure to write the date in my calendar each month. It sometimes feels like an old friend smiling back at me. I sometimes wonder who else must be looking up into the sky at that exact moment.

The moon has a funny way of making you feel small and grounded, but in a beautiful way. For me, I look at the moon and I know everything is going to be okay. It allows me to put things into perspective.

I will always appreciate the beauty of a full moon and the excitement of a new moon. It will forever be a friend to me in the dark night sky.