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Full Moon Musings

I rarely need to be reminded of the impeding full moon.  It is an event that I can feel in the air by virtue of its energy—a notion that things are different.  I really understand the words of the songwriter, Van Morrison when he says this about the full moon—“It’s a marvelous night for a Moon Dance.”

The full moon occurs when the sun and the moon oppose one another.  The opposition between these two large luminaries tends to create an imbalance.  It’s sort of like being in the center of a strong magnetic field. 

During the full moon, studies have shown that some people have more accidents, while others enter a state of lunacy  Health care professionals have claimed that more pregnant women go into labor during the full moon and law enforcement officers claim that more crime is committed.

For others, like myself, creative juices flow stronger.  The question is how to use this energy to a literary advantage.  Those born under the full moon act as if they are carrying a full moon around inside of them.  They tend to be restless, always discontent and never satisfied.  In some people this can create a very strong drive to achieve and create. 

So, even if you were not born under a full moon, why not take advantage of today’s full moon and create away!


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"A writer uses a journal to try out the new step in front of the mirror."

~Mary Gordon

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I am a memoirist, essayist, poet and teacher whose passion is keeping a notebook. My notebook is my muse and my alter ego. It contains personal snippets of my life and observations from the world around me. Diarist Anaïs Nin has been a great source of inspiration for me. My hobbies include writing, writing and more writing, but when I have extra time, I enjoy reading, walking, hiking, yoga, working out, cooking and hanging out with my family and Maltese Poodle, Spunky. In order not to become ensconced by the glare of my computer screen, I also teach in the UCLA Extension Writers' Program and in various conferences and festivals around the country. My pleasure comes from sharing my joy of journaling with professional writers and anyone interested in writing.

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