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Are the Energies of the Full Moon and New Moon a Blessing, or a Curse?

Updated: Jan 12, 2022

I’ve had some insight into why I feel the energies that I do around the time of the Full Moon and New Moon. I feel drawn to write about this, and hopefully my insight might support others in their journey.

For those who don’t agree that everything is energy, and cannot open their mind to this, then perhaps this post is not for you.

I personally feel energies strongly twice every month. Some months I feel this much stronger and for longer periods of time. This makes sense, as the astrological aspects continue to change. Sometimes it is particularly intense when a Full Moon or New Moon are in a sign that is heavy within my chart, as it seems to amplify certain energies.

I have today realised that this energy is not necessarily from those outside of myself in that very moment. I mean there’s most definitely a possibility the energy is coming from outside of myself, because I do also realise people can send energies at any given time.

I am, however, very highly protected. So much of the energy is sent back before it even reaches me.

But sometimes energy does make it to me. Thankfully my chakras are relatively clear and I am observant of my energy at all times. Most of the time I can recognise when the energies residing within me are not mine, sometimes I even feel them coming in. And sometimes I have noticed that low-vibrational energy that resides within me is caused by my own reaction or response to what I see or feel going on outside of me.

And so, we must find a way to release or transmute those not so helpful energies.

Sometimes we hold unhelpful energies within, and we don’t realise we are holding onto them. They create this heaviness inside of us, and we don’t quite understand this heaviness.

Because I am being so consciously aware of my energy, I have noticed today; just before the Full Moon – that the slight heaviness that was within me seems to have shifted.

The heaviness that was within me, seems to have now lost its heaviness. It feels quite light, but it also feels very uncomfortable.

But I actually do still feel a heaviness. This heaviness currently resides in my shoulders and in my neck, whereas normally I feel a heaviness deeper within. But that heaviness I am feeling within my neck and shoulders is also gradually dissipating as I process and work to release what is no longer serving my highest good.

I feel kind of jittery in general. And seem to have a kind of stagnant question forming in my mind, that may never fully form. And because I’m struggling to fully form that question, it is impossible for me to answer the question. It is like my head is constantly trying to process that energy that surrounds and flows through me, but at the same time it’s confused about how to go about processing it.

I write this as I feel it.

I could see this uncomfortable energy as a negative, as it affects how I go about my day.

But I am starting to realise that this shift in energy is actually quite helpful to my long-term stability and growth. Two times every month my higher self works quite heavily in the background on upgrading my conscious self by processing, releasing, and bringing what is ready to be healed to consciousness awareness. How can this be a bad thing?

I will often be drawn to look at where those energies stemmed from. Sometimes it relates to my reaction or response to life. Looking at what needs to be looked at brings it to my conscious awareness so I can process, release and learn what must be learned.

But today, I have not yet felt the need to look at where these energies might have stemmed from. I feel this need to observe this energy for what it is. I sit here observing as it surrounds and sometimes flows through my very being.

The energy seems to be much lighter during this time. But I also feel it much more intensely. It’s kind of like my body is screaming for me to do something that will help me release. It feels like I want to use my voice to let out that pain. But because I live in the suburbs, I hold this within – as I know I would disturb the peace of others if I was to let it out.

Because I cannot in this very moment allow my voice to do what it wishes, I instead sit with these feelings – and allow this energy to gradually work its way through my system until such time as I am ready to let it go.

Our body releases pain through different methods. For me, my body will often shake as I release something quite painful. For other’s this might be different. And I am grateful every single time I am able to release even just a small amount of pain. Every time I do this, I am lighter and better for it.

When I felt drawn to write, I honestly thought it was going to become some kind of purge. But in this very moment, I have realised that I have nothing to purge.

I mean I am absolutely certain that there is still ‘stuff’ that needs to be healed; but it’s like I am being offered a break from that – at least for right now. Perhaps that’s so I can see the absolute blessing that the New Moon and Full Moon really offers; as it provides us with the perfect opportunity and environment so we can purge that which really needs to be purged.

But the fact it is a blessing doesn’t mean I am sitting comfortably right now, as I still very strongly feel that jittery and uncomfortable energy. And so it becomes important that we reshape how we look at blessings, and realise that sometimes they show up in a different format to what we expect.

Perhaps all this post is meant to achieve is to help others realise that they are not alone when they feel uncomfortable in this energy, and that for some of us it is quite normal. And to be kind to yourself while you sit with it, and to realise it cannot and will not last.

Or maybe it is so you can see things through a new lens...

And become grateful to the universe for offering a way to bring our ‘stuff’ to the surface with greater ease; with a view to process and release. I used to kind of dread the energy of the New Moon and Full Moon. Now I am realising that it is a blessing, and not a curse.

I would love to hear more about your experience in relation to the energies of the Full Moon and New Moon. Through sharing, we help each other to understand these experiences more deeply.

Do you feel the energies intensely like I do during this time?

What are some things you do to help ground yourself and work with these energies; rather than against them?

Photo by Ganapathy Kumar on Unsplash

This content is created by Rachel Reeves, who has always been a deep thinker. She previously played the supporting role in the lives of those around her, and very much held back on sharing this gift fully with other's. This is Rachel stepping very much out of her comfort zone, into what she now knows to be her inner calling, and sharing her thoughts with the world.


This video and article is intended to support self-growth, but the information provided is to be taken as personal opinion only. Feel free to take what resonates, but use your own inner-wisdom and guidance when doing so -- you know yourself much better than anybody else ever will. The information provided is to be in no way regarded as Medical, Legal, or Financial Advice. Please seek professional advice where needed. Thank you.

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