Moongazing is a must do this weekend. Why? Because the moon will be beyond full; in fact, larger than life. This phenomenon, or as scientists call it, the Supermoon, appears when the moon’s peak fullness coincides with its closest approach to Earth, also known as its perigee.
Catch sight of the spectacle by stepping outdoors Saturday, May 5th just before 11:34 pm eastern time.
Full Moon Activities
The full moon is the most fruitful time to undertake cleansing and detoxification practices, and the most auspicious time to begin a spiritual practice, such as mantra japa.
Honor what yogis considered “divine feminine” energy by practicing a vinyasa sequence, chandra namaskara (the moon salutation), which focuses on the moon’s cool, nurturing aspects.
Walk in the dew on the morning of the full moon. In the tribal communities of the Bhil and Santhal of India, a walk in dew-drenched grass on the morning of the full moon is believed to infuse us with the elixir of life.
Learn how to track the cycles of the moon or figure out once and for all whether it’s waxing or waning. We’ll show you how here.
Want another reason to fix your gaze on the full moon? It is also believed to strengthen both your eyesight and your heart. And you know what? Frank Sinatra would almost certainly agree.
[via The Washington Post]