How does a full moon affect your body and mind? If you are curious to see how a full moon is affecting your health and mood, here are the top six side effects when a full moon is present.
When it’s full, the moon can look very pleasant to the eye.
However, people have often looked to the moon and attributed their changes in social mood and behaviors for what seems to be centuries now.
We have long had a deep relationship with the moon, especially women. After all, the moon is considered female in astrology; ruling over our reproduction cycles, our emotions and hormones, and lifestyle.
And no matter what your zodiac sign is, the full moon highlights both the highs and lows inside us all.
So to help you answer some of your deep questions regarding the full moon or the effects a full moon may have on your day-to-day life, here are six signs a full moon could be affecting your health and mood.
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6 Ways the Moon May Be Affecting Your Health & Mood
1. A full moon could be making you feel out of sorts.
While according to science, a full moon’s electromagnetic influence does not produce a ‘visible’ movement or motion of water in our bodies, it still very well could bring on unpleasant sensations and feelings to the surface.
When a full moon activates these unpleasant feelings it could make you feel out of sorts, not your usual self, and make you a bit crankier than you normally are.
Moreover, according to astrology experts, the result of there being more brightness in the evening sky (most usually present during a full moon), the result can keep you up at night with insomnia and make you feel emotionally distressed and thus feel out of sorts.
2. Your menstrual cycle may be affected by the presence of a full moon.
There’s no coincidence that the typical menstrual cycle is 28 days. The very same time and cycle that it takes for the moon to pass around the planet in a single lunar month, as a lunar month is a duration between successive new moons.
With saying that it is also believed in prehistoric times that women started their menstrual cycles together (around the dark moon), and ovulated on the full moon as the moon’s gravitational field also influenced their internal organs.
So you can safely assume that your menstrual cycle could be linked, just as we can observe with the tides being affected every 28 days.
3. Your sleep could be Affected by the Lunar Cycle.
Another common belief states that the full moon also disrupts rest, making people more prone to insomnia.
And while the full moon can’t turn us into werewolves, some people are definitely accusing it of disrupting their sleep.
For instance, a recent study found that people get significantly less sleep during a full moon as opposed to most normal moon phases,
This could be that their deep sleep during a lunar moon isn’t as heavy as it is during normal times.
A key influence in this though is how well — or how badly — your sleep is directly related to light exposure.
Since the full moon is bright and shines through our windows at night, that could communicate to many parts of the brain — the parts that determine our core body temperature, regulate our hormones and emotions, and in general, influence how we feel before bed — to stay up.
Therefore it is strongly believed that sleep is disturbed for a few days before and after a full moon is present.
4. Odd Behavior has been associated with full moons.
Another weird full moon effect you could be experiencing is odd behavior and even violent behavior.
Spiritual advisor, Davida Rappaport goes on to explain, “there seems to be a rise in homicide and aggravated assault reports during a full moon but it is all depending on the temperament of the individual, and the moon itself”.
It is assumed that somebody with anger issues may not entirely be able to monitor their actions during a full moon since a full moon is associated with odd behavior.
5. A New Moon Can Make You Feel Introspective.
If you’re hoping for a new fresh start in life, Astrologer Kristen Fletcher says “a new moon is a perfect time to reflect on what you’re doing in your life, so you can set tangible goals and intentions to see them through”.
She goes on to explain, “Particularly during a New Moon the moon is not visible in the sky, there is no light which means the strength we have is minimal making us look more inwards to question our own reality”.
So whether you are seeking a new outlook on life, a new moon can make you feel more introspective thus helping you feel more self-reflective during these illuminating hours.
6. A full moon can magnify emotions — good or bad.
Lastly, everyone has both dark and angelic emotions within them and you are not human if you debate that.
However, a full moon still may affect either your positive or negative side — but it’s all dependent on which one is dominant.
It’s said that a full moon has an acute way to bring out our most inner dominant feelings, so they are out in the open for the moon to magnify them.
Moreover, the mere presence of a full moon takes on and enhances our strongest qualities, which could potentially be really good or really bad depending on your outlook when a full moon is present.
The good news is, that a full moon can magnify and illuminate the good if you pay close attention to how you feel and try to be as positive as you can.
There you have it! Although there are a few ties connected to how we feel when a full moon is present, the topic of the matter still requires more research to conclude the moon is responsible for all of these weird and odd behaviors.
Nonetheless, it is still very fascinating to compare how we feel when a full moon is present and illuminating!
Which one resonated with you? Please let me know in the comments below!
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