Today there is a beautiful full moon, but not just any full moon, a super moon! Or also referred to as a Perigree moon as it closer and brighter than other full moons. So as a result I have been consuming liquids such as fresh fruit and vegetable juices, herbal tea and water for 24hours. But what has this got to do with the moon?!
The earth and our body work in mysterious ways; human knowledge and mythology throughout time have spoken of the moon’s effect on the earth and the human body. Some believe the moon affects the emotions—for example, the full moon stimulates aggressive behavior or in my case feeling full of energy but with no sense of direction, much like a headless chicken.
In addition, the moon can affect the water contained in the human body. The human body is 60% water. When the moon reaches its full phase and new phase, its gravitational pull combines with the sun for the greatest gravitational effect.
It is ideal to fast or take light food on full moon and new moon days as it is said to reduce the acidic content in our system, slows down the metabolic rates, increases endurance. This restores the body and mind balance.
It also enables the digestive system to cleanse itself of toxins that have built up over a period of time. Fasting insures rest and rejuvenation of every level of mind, body and spirit. Fasting rests the entire body and frees up much energy for the body to heal itself.
Fasting teaches us how to care for our bodies and what food is all about. In my experience being a professional ‘boredom eater’ it is extremely challenging mentally because of the emotional attachment and addiction that comes with food, fasting really makes you think about eating intuitively to nourish, not just for the sake of it!
So drink some green juice, marvel at the moon and get that body, mind and spirit in serious balance!
To get prepared for next time, the next full moon cycles for New Zealand are on 4 May, 3 June, 2 July, 31 July, 30 August, 28 September, 28 October, 26 November and 26 December