Organiser Ruta Tangiiau Mavé said the full moon was a great visual measure of taking life one month at a time.
“The first Full Moon club I joined was in Queenstown in 1995,” she remembered. “Every month on the full moon at 10pm, myself and others would go to Lake Wakatipu and walk into the water, immerse under three times while saying an affirmation we wanted to achieve for the month.”
That affirmation might be “I am happy and healthy”, “I am loving and lovable”, or “I am kind and understanding”.
At the next full moon, they would assess whether they had improved in that area.
“It was very invigorating for the mind and body especially in the winter months where your feet would stick to the frost on the pebble beach and the lake definitely took your breath away,” she laughed.
She was starting a Full Moon Club in Rarotonga, beginning with tonight’s Super Moon. “It will be a brighter and bigger moon than normal,” she said.
Participants will meet in the bar at Muri Beach Club Hotel at 9pm, then take their dip at 10pm when the moon is high.
“This first Full Moon is an invitation to celebrate women for International Women’s Day March 8, whether you are a woman celebrating your own uniqueness or a man wanting to celebrate the women in your life that has supported and helped you.”