What is that giant glowing orb in the sky? People, it’s not the sun, it’s the full moon, and oh my god, am I suffering. I am doing a dance to the weather gods to bring clouds to my area and stop that shining circle in the sky from keeping me up all night. I laid in bed staring at the ceiling last night amid dealing with my youngest who coughed so hard she puked. The full moon this month is in watery Pisces, and water signs always affect me the most. I get tired, bogged down with all the extra water I carry. I cry. I swing from one emotion to the next. I have no nerves left, and the kids are dancing on them. It’s a pleasant time, for sure.
When the moon is in Pisces, dreams trump reality. You may spend oodles of time staring into space, dreaming of better things, and fantasizing about what could be instead of what is. What I need during this time is space and solitude and that is hard to come by as a stay-at-home-mom-author. Finding the alone time is difficult and I want it pretty badly. And when I want to write? Forget it. All of my emotions take over. Full moon in Pisces is not good for a stern work ethic like mine.
What can we do? Take some time to channel artistic pursuits. If you’re creative, painting or drawing, or even just reading a good book, will be a welcome respite from your emotions. I would say “WRITE!” but if that’s your job, it could be difficult or it could be awesome. Take a whack at it and see. If you’re overly sad, try focusing that emotion into poetry or something similar. But most of all, take care of YOU during this time and avoid crowds or group functions.
So I guess this means I should work on my exercise, listen to a podcast, knit, and see if words hit the page. If they don’t, give it a few days.