We have all heard the warning at one time or another about the chaos and crazy behavior that accompanies the full moon each month. A powerful force that directly influences our emotions, learn how to harness is energy in your own life.

Often underestimated, the moon has tremendous ability to shape and influence our lives. While the sun influences our personality, the moon’s energy goes one step deeper. It is connected with our thoughts, feelings, emotions, instinct, and intuition. It is the moon that inspires us to step outside of our comfort zone, chasing after our goals and dreams. Your emotions have the power to lift you up, taking you to incredible heights, however, they can also tear you down and leave you reeling. The power is in your hands.

This impact on our emotions changes and shifts with the lunar cycle. For example, the new moon is a time of new beginnings and setting our intentions for the future, while the waxing moon triggers our curiosity, encouraging us to learn and discover. Arguably the most powerful of the lunar phases is the full moon, the moment in which our emotions are at their most intense. When our emotions and energies are at their highest point, we are capable of great things. Don’t allow this opportunity to pass you by. The next full moon is coming on July 27th – this is your chance!

Here are 7 ways to harness the powerful energy of the full moon:

#1 – Focus on Positivity

You don’t have the power to pick and choose which emotions the full moon will amplify, but you can choose to focus your energy on those that will help you the most in your life. Actively choose to engage in positive thinking, harnessing your emotions in a way that can bring joy, happiness, and success in your life. Start each morning with positive affirmations.

#2 – Create a Dream Board

As I discussed in the first point, you can focus this energy through positive thinking, but this doesn’t just work on the broader scale of positivity versus negativity. Create a dream or vision board, filling it with your biggest goals and dreams. This is a technique used by many of the nations most successful people, allowing them to use the power of positive thinking to manifest the things that they want most.

#3 – Avoid Negativity

A little different from the other points on the list, this one is incredibly important if you are going to benefit from the energy of the full moon. While heightened emotions can help to propel you forward, they can also be damaging. When energy like sadness, frustration, and anger are heightened, they can cause us to lash out and engage in arguments with others. Don’t invite this kind of negativity into your life. If you find yourself getting upset, take a step back and take a deep breath.

#4 – Share Your Positive Energy

The law of attraction says that you will receive back what you put out into the world. Combine this powerful force with the energy of the full moon to amplify its impact on your life even further. In the days leading up to the full moon make a point of sharing positivity with those around you. Do good deeds, reach out to those that could use a helping hand and bring some positivity into this world. Not only will you make a difference in the life of another, which is rewarding in and of itself, you will position yourself for greater positivity with the coming full moon energy.

#5 – Focus on Self Care

When you are experiencing this type of intense thoughts and feelings, it can take a serious toll on your physical, mental and emotional health. Don’t allow yourself to be dragged down by this impact on your life. Take some time in the days leading up to and following the full moon. Eat healthy, take some downtime and pamper yourself a little. If you find that you are struggling, be patient with yourself. Remember that you are human.

#6 – Trust Your Imagination

The full moon not only enhances and boosts your emotions but also your creativity. Don’t overlook this powerful tool. Take some time and allow your creative flow of energy to guide your thoughts, writing down anything and everything that pops into your mind. While not every idea that you write down will be a game changer, this may just push you to look outside the box and discover a creative solution to the barriers you will face on your journey to success.

#7 – Practice Meditation

During this time, you may find that your intense thoughts and emotions can be a little overwhelming. This is normal! Schedule some time into the days before and after the full moon to practice meditation, quieting your mind and finding your center. This doesn’t have to be a big, extensive activity. Even just 10 minutes of focused breathing can make a big difference.

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