The full moon has befriended man for all of existence. Before the onset of artificial light, the darkness of night was vast and impenetrable. For the human, traveling by night was dangerous and full of the unknown. He would rely on the periods when the moon was most full for his travels. A night brightened by a midnight sun became a loyal and trusted companion. The moon, near or at its fullest point, creates a certain magic for all beings across the earth. During full moons, vegetation growth accelerates, reproduction increases in humans and animals, the tides grow in strength, and even babies tend to be drawn to birth. In addition, Kabbalah teaches righteous souls present themselves during the full moon, offering wisdom and a deeper connection to the Upper Worlds. The power of the moonlight can pale in comparison to the might and intensity of the great sun, but we live in a world of paradox. What seems insignificant and small is, oftentimes, of great importance. We humans represent lunar intelligence, while the Creator represents the solar. Our bodies represent the moon-vessel, while our soul is the shining sun that supplies us with spirit and energy. We derive no light of our own, only channel and reflect the energy of the Divine. It is said that we can survive without water and food, but not for a split second without the Light of the Creator. This week, we, the vessel and our bodies, are raised to the level of wholeness and complete unification. Our vessel that normally struggles to house the energy of Divinity, finally is able to unify with it. We are restored, made whole, and reach our peak. We shine in the night, reaching our full splendor, to become the Midnight Sun.