How the Moon Phases Affect Emotions
Most people have heard the old belief that the Full Moon can make us act a little crazy. But is there any truth to that?
Let’s talk about science for a moment, to take a look at the mirroring of the tidal influence on our physical and emotional bodies. The gravitational pull of the moon on the waters of the earth is what creates the tides. At the new and full moon, the pull it exerts is at its strongest. This is because the sun, the moon, and the Earth line up in a relatively straight line. The sun’s gravitational pull adds to that of the moon, giving us the highest and lowest tides.
If we think about the fact that our bodies are mostly made of water, we can only wonder: “Could the moon also be affecting us?” While the moon’s magnetic effect is not creating a physical movement of water in our bodies, it could be responsible for bringing heightened emotions to surface.
All lunar phases represent some aspects of transition. Healing with the moon cycles helps us make time to listen to our intuitive selves. It allows us to dive into the depths of what we need, and let our inner wisdom speak to us. Taking time to listen inwards on the new and full moon will amplify your healing journey and deepen your connection to your body’s wisdom. By syncing with planetary rhythms we can find our rhythm of self-care.
Using Essential Oils with the Moon Energy
Essential oils can have a powerful and healing effect, which gets amplified in highly energetic times like a full moon. I encourage you to start inviting them into your full moon ritual, your daily meditation practice, or just your everyday home and life. Whether you believe in the power of oils or not, try them, see if you notice a difference.
As we move through each lunar phase we can use the power of essential oils to connect at a deeper level with the energy that is available to us. Essential oils are potent not only when it comes to supporting our physical well-being but also they are amazing energetic high vibrational tools we can incorporate in our daily life.
Honoring the moon reconnects us with the Earth’s rhythms and our natural cycles. When we are in sync with nature, it is easier to listen to ourselves. Healing with the moon cycles also helps us make time to listen to our intuitive selves. It allows us to dive into the depths of what we need, and let our inner wisdom speak to us.
Moon Phases and Practices
Here is a list of the lunar phases and the energy associated with each transition, along with suggested essential oils and affirmations to use with each phase.
Energy: New Beginnings
Essential Oils: Abundance, Cypress, Lavender, Bergamot, Patchouli, Grapefruit
Affirmation: My world has an abundance of love, trust, and compassion.
Essential Oils: Ginger, Myrrh, Rosemary, Coriander, Cypress, Lavender.
Affirmation: I relax into my intention. I breathe.
Energy: Decision Making
Essential Oils: Peppermint, Rosemary, Lemon, Oola Grow, Wintergreen.
Affirmation: I move towards my dreams with courage and creativity.
Essential Oils: Bergamot, Thyme, Copaiba, Pine, Juniper, Cedarwood.
Affirmation: My life is filled with love and joy and I attract everything I need.
Moon Phase: Full Moon
Energy: Release and sealing of intention
Essential Oils: Release, Cardamom, Eucalyptus, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang.
Affirmation: I AM releasing all that is not in alignment with my greatest and highest good.
Essential Oils: Frankincense, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, Myrtle, Citrus Fresh.
Affirmation: I remind myself that rest is just as important as taking action!
Essential Oils: Peppermint, Cardamom, Frankincense, Fennel, Sandalwood, Tangerine.
Affirmation: Now that I am receiving, I give back from a place of abundance.
Essential Oils: Frankincense, Geranium, Sage, Basil, Cinnamon, Lemon.
Affirmation: I let go of the past and understand that mistakes are growth.
How to Use Essential Oils During the Moon Phases
Using essential oils during the different moon phases helps to ignite your energy and give a boost physically and emotionally. The vibrational frequency of the essential oils have powerful effects on our mind and emotions and are a helpful way to support the intentions of each lunar phase. Suggested blends can support transitions on a mental, emotional, energetic, or spiritual level.
Essential oils should NEVER be burned! They can be added to a diffuser or place a couple of drops in the palm of your hand, rub palms together three times to activate the oils, and cup your hands over your nose and inhale a few times.
Another great way to use essential oils is in a moon ritual bath. Baths are often the ritual of choice with the moon because of the intrinsic relationship between the moon and water. Make sure to add a few drops of your favorite essential oils to Epsom or sea salt to ensure that the oils disperse evenly.