Posted in Mother Nature, Shadows and Black Clouds, Sunshine and Happiness

Howling at the Full Moon

Well, ladies, I survived another full moon and so did you!  I barely howled this month, yet I’ve been quite growly lately.  This Part-Time Sunshine blogger has been swinging through moods like Tarzan in the jungle. It’s distressing because I cannot pinpoint any true triggers.  I mean life is good, so why am I such a JUDY MOODY?  I’d like to attribute these irritable, sad, irrational spells on something tangible, realistic, and beyond my control.  It’s not me; it’s the moon!

Who wants to join my moon bashing club?  Your membership is free and you can take advantage of the perks anywhere in the world.  Being in the club allows you to chalk up your lunacy to the phases of the moon.  Anyone who denies this evidence can go kick moon rocks.  You don’t have to prove yourself to those nonmembers who don’t give a wink about the cycles of womanhood and how they affect our demeanor or misdemeanor.

You can participate each month by commiserating with other moon bashing sisters (Sorry guys, you need your own fight club.) You can get together in person, online, or in heart and spirit, and then when you feel like roaring, baying, barking, yelping, yowling, and howling, go for it!  Get it out of your system. Do it as long and as loudly as you need to. 

It’s important to make eye contact with the full moon while performing this act of release.  If you’re not too worried about what your neighbors think, get outside and make your statement while staring into the creamy white face of you-know-who. If you need to be more subtle, howl while inside your car or behind your closed bedroom window.  If you have a dog, bring it with you to join in the serenade.   

When you are finished or out of *breath, I recommend you celebrate with something that you can truly enjoy once a month like a subscription to a magazine, Netflix show, fruit of the month, crushed fruit of the month (aka wine), cheesecake of the month… Whatever. You get the point.

*FYI – If you can’t breathe anymore, you are done with your howling session.  Please be smart about this.  Overzealous howlers have been known to pass out.

Disclaimer: You do not have to become a shapeshifting werewolf to perform this therapeutic lunatic act. Can girls even be werewolves…?  I just looked it up and, yes, they can.  Where else would boy werewolves come from?  But this is not about the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees. It’s about the moon up above. Stay focused.  

Anyhow, I just looked up images of female werewolves, but they are too scary and/or sexy to post here. My vision of a female werewolf is one putting on her jammies to go to bed, but she is disturbed by the obnoxiously round, bright moon.

Miss Full Moon is quite the show off, isn’t she?  Taking up the whole sky with her perfect symmetry while shining her illuminating smile down on our imperfections?

As a part-time sunshine, I have to try to outshine her.  I’m tired of her interfering with my ebbs and flows, month after month. I just might have to go to war with her. Um, excuse me… I have to take an incoming call…

Yes, sir.

Well, that was from my big boss, Mr. Sunshine, and he said I need to stop blaming the moon, battling with her, and calling her derogatory names.  He gave me a list of proper names of which I should address her during each full moon phase (see below). Mr. Sun reprimanded me for mirroring the moon with my own full cheeky moon. Butt soft what light through yonder window breaks? Who snitched? Mr. Sunshine said to accept the moon and her many faces and share the sky that we are all under. Day and Night have to happen. Happy and Sadness do too. It’s the way for humanity, so we need to find balance. 

Mr. Sunshine is a golden guy and he actually gets it.  He reminded me that there is always a chance for sunshine even if you don’t see it during a full moon episode of life. 

Traditional Full Moon Names

  • January: Wolf Moon
  • February: Snow Moon
  • March: Worm Moon
  • April: Pink Moon
  • May: Flower Moon
  • June: Strawberry Moon
  • July: Buck Moon
  • August: Sturgeon Moon
  • September: Full Corn Moon (Harvest)
  • October: Hunter’s Moon (Harvest)
  • November: Beaver Moon
  • December: Cold Moon

If interested, click on Full Moon Name Explanations

Hoping your day is filled with the light you need during the many moon-o-phases of life.


Working for more light in a wacky world

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