Moons of Spring series
Today is the Full Moon in March, one of the last lingering points of fullness as we cycle into the newness of Spring. With this full moon, we feel also the fullness in ourselves. With some effort, or perhaps with some letting go, we can tune into the cycle of the moon as it pertains to ourselves and our bodies. At the point of fullness, perhaps we feel full in our bodies. In ancient times, women ovulated with the full moon, marking it as a time of supreme fertility and creation. Even though there are now millions of women in the world cycling at different times, the full moon still holds this mystic power of fullness, fertility, and fruition.
This month, the full moon rises to the dawn of spring. In her fullness, she peers over at what lies ahead. Soon will come so many things, the flowers and fields of food, the trees unfurling and the warm winds through the air. Right now though, the thawing is still deep and underground, hidden beneath the surface. Right now, the awakening is still quiet and can not be seen, only felt. The full moon this month is the inhalation of this essence, the taking-in of it, the drawing it into your belly. There are things brewing beneath the surface and the earthworms are beginning to move through the earth, as they receive the signals down below. In order for things to awaken fully, it must start in the depths. Underground is the root network, the foundation, the framework.
Breathe it in and fill yourself with this awareness. Deep in your belly, feel the fullness of the moon, feel your hunger, your joy, your exhaustion. Look into the corners of your being and see what’s there, what’s been sleeping, what you’re working with. All of these things will be part of your own awakening. They will be the root system that pushes forth the foliage and ultimately the fruit. Allow things to be in you and to flow through you. In this moment of fertility, anything can be conceived. What is it you want to create?
This full moon, flush with energies of hope and potential, grants us with feeling and awareness. To maximize this energy, it’s beneficial to be as in our bodies as we possibly can. Activating our presence in our bodies is a powerful tool that can sometimes fall by the wayside during our everyday hustle. If you’ve felt heavy or cold or slow lately, now is the time to burn that off. Essentially, we are tilling the soil so that the seeds will take, and so they will grow.
Today as a service to yourself, it is encouraged to step outside of your box of physical norms and see what you find. You don’t need to exercise like crazy or push your limits—that’s not the point here. The point is to move your body in unfamiliar ways so that you are reacquainted with your physical self and the potential that lies within. One way to do this is by dancing: put on some music and dance in the living room, or find a local dance class and go. All sorts of courage is involved in situations like these. If dancing doesn’t sound good, walking works, too. Walk somewhere you haven’t before. Call a friend who walks often and have him or her take you somewhere new.
You can also stretch deeply, find a new exercise routine, or dust off your bike and ride it somewhere. Be creative. By using your body in an unusual (for you) way, it will activate thousands of sleeping synapses and greatness will unfold.
About this Series
The Moons of Spring is created by Carrie-Anne Moss.
These affirmations and prompts are written by Sadie Rose Casey. Unless otherwise noted, photos by Denise Andrade-Kroon. Join us on the full moon and new moon each month through May for stories, prompts, self-care rituals, visualizations, and more!