October 12, 2007
I am a firm believer that the moon affects us in ways that most of us don’t even realize. Talk to people who work in flower shops and emergency rooms and most of them will tell you that their business increases around the time of a full moon – there are more births, more deaths and more lunatics running around.
Just a week or so ago, I felt like I had the devil in me. Everything was pissing me off. Little irritations that I had been letting slide and overlooking were all making me so angry. It was like I couldn’t take it anymore. I just had to vent and let my feelings be known.
The next day, I had the biggest urge to throw out a bunch of clutter around my house and do a huge fall cleaning. That’s when I realized that it might be the moon to blame for making me feel like this. I had heard before that when the moon is in the waning phase, you naturally want to get rid of things, release things, ‘clean house’. And that when the moon is the in waxing phase, you naturally want to accumulate things, build things, create. So I thought I would check to see where the moon was. Sure enough, the day before (when I was a raving bitch) was a full moon and it had just entered it’s waning phase. That explained my urges to get rid of stuff.
What’s even weirder is that I was talking to my sister who lives in Florida a few days later. I was telling her how I wanted to throw everything away and I was cleaning my house at the time. She was telling me how she just finished cleaning out her closet and bagged up a bunch of old clothes to get rid of and give to the local thrift shop. I reminded her that it was probably the moon making us feel like this because it was waning. Then I told her about how I was so crazy on the day of the full moon. She said, “Oh my god! Is that what it was? I was the same exact way that day. I was telling everyone where to go! I was such a bitch.” Yeah, it’s that damn moon.