Before you starting think I’ve gone on some voodoo, witch retreat, think again. The moon is one of the most powerful things available to us on this earth – so powerful that it changes the tides of the ocean twice a day. Yes, it moves the Pacific, the Atlantic, the Indian, the Arctic, the Antartica and everything in between daily. More importantly, it greatly affects our mental health. Ask anyone in the childcare field and they’ll confirm that full moons make children act super weird; they may not be able to explain it, but it happens. So today, we are going to talk about how the moon affects your mental health.
The Moon’s Energy (Gravitational Pull) Works Wonders
The moon is at the heart of human life. It’s phases coincide with various biological rhythms in human, animal and plant life, and its gravitational pull affects the tides each day.
Now, think about this – the human body is mostly water. So, if the moon can move oceans, it could very well be affecting the energy within you as well.
A great example of this is to look back in history. In ancient times, people (tribes) slept in groups and all women ovulate at the full moon and menstruated at the new moon. This is also why women’s periods will sync up if they spend a lot of time together. #Energy
Many cultures also have rituals that worship the full moon. Coincidence? I think not.
How the Moon Affects Mental Health
Analytical research has proven that humans are physically and psychologically affected by both the full and new moon. Several studies have even shown that the following increase during a full moon:
- Animal bites
- Drug overdose
- ER visits
- Hospital admissions
- Violence and aggression
So, it’s important to understand how the moon affects your mental health and more importantly, what you can do about it:
The Full Moon Can Make It Difficult to Sleep
According to studies, the full moon can change your sleep for approximately 20 minutes, as the light affects the level of melatonin you produce.
The solution: Use an aromatherapy sleep spray during the nights of the full moon.
The Full Moon Affects Your Behaviours
Fun fact, breeding eagle owls increase movement during full moons and coyotes using certain types of howling during the new moon. Humans also act particularly weird or different during the full moon. Children trend to act more outrageous and hyper during the full moon, people have reported to be more accident prone during the full moon, and seniors have reported feeling more disoriented during the full moon.
The solution: Practice grounding techniques and use some grounding crystals to keep yourself connected to the earth.
The Full Moon Affects Your Mental Health
There have been several studies done that show emotional changes in humans during the full moon. It’s said that the moon’s gravitational pull brings an increase of social tension and disharmony. So, if you find yourself suddenly busting out in tears or feeling more anxious during the full moon, this could be why.
The solution: Practice self-care during the full moon, focusing on activities that allow you to release and rebalance your emotions.
The Full Moon Increases Creativity
The way the moon affects mental health isn’t all negative. In fact, the full moon is a great time to do something artistic, as the gravitational pull is believed to increase creative energies.
The solution: Dance, write, journal, paint, draw, sing, craft – do it all!
The Full Moon Expands and Magnifies Everything
The moon affects your mental health in many ways, with one of the most prominent ones being it’s ability to expand and magnify everything, particularly during the full moon. What this means is that the things around you; the qualities that make up who you are; the emotions you’ve been harbouring; the love you’ve been feeling – it can all be magnified during the full moon.
This can be positive or negative, depending on the current state of your mental health and being. For example, if you’re struggling with stress right now, it may be heightened during the full moon. On the other hand, if you’re feeling better than you have ever felt before, the moon can heighten those good vibes as well.
Use the full moon as a time to rest and to reflect. Learn how to use the moon’s energy in a positive way through manifestation and you will no longer fear turning into a self-proclaimed werewolf when this moon phase rolls around.
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