Are you moon sensitive? Do you think a full moon affects our moods and health? Whilst it’s a known fact that moon cycles affect tides and rhythms-of the earth, can it have that big an impact on our body. I’m starting to think it does.
“The sun watches what I do, but the moon knows all my secrets.” J. M Wonderland
Last Wednesday, just days after the Full Moon in Virgo, I was extraordinarily tired, for no reason. My legs felt weak and even though I took Harry for a long walk that morning it was with less gusto than usual.
It was one time I was glad he kept stopping and sniffing at everything. It was like I was moving in slow motion.
My tinnitus was also really loud, an incessant ringing in my ears. That night I had zero energy. I cooked dinner and afterwards fell in a big heap on the couch.
Hub found some SBS travel/cooking shows on the tv and I just lay there, with him rubbing my feet. Have I mentioned how much I love having my feet rubbed? I could have stayed like that all night. Lol.
“I swear, the reason for full moons is so the gods can more clearly see the mischief they create.“
― Michael J. Sullivan, Age of Myth
I went to bed earlyish for me, about 10pm. The curtain was slightly open and through the gap I welcomed the sight of the big, bright, beautiful moon.
Next time I’ll keep them closed.
That night I was unsettled. At 4am I woke up with excruciating pain in my lower abdomen. A trip to the bathroom didn’t help and I practically crawled back to bed but couldn’t get comfortable. The pain was intense, like childbirth contractions, coming in waves. My anxiety was also kicking in and eventually my moans woke my husband.
“What’s wrong” he asked.
“Bad tummy pains” I said plus other words I won’t repeat here. “Do you want me to call an ambulance” he asked, when he saw the pain wasn’t subsiding. “No” I said, hopefully “it’ll pass. It’s probably just anxiety”.
It’s been a long time since I’ve had a full blown anxiety/panic attack, years in fact. However the day before, I’d spent over an hour in a dentist chair, having a root canal and I’d had to work hard to keep my nerves under control. Maybe my body was having a delayed response now.
Fast forward to about 5am when hub rang 000 and an ambulance eventually arrived. The two paramedics were fantastic and extremely reassuring, especially when I told them I felt silly as, by then, the pain was starting to ease. “You did the right thing” they said “better to be safe.”
I really didn’t want to go to hospital, not with CoronaVirus and all. But they told me, “either come with us, or go on your own, it’s up to you, but you need to get this checked out. This pain isn’t anxiety related.”
So I went with them. Long story short, everything was okay. Tests found a couple of issues but nothing that can’t be managed. I was out that same day, resting and feeling grateful to be home again.
So, I wonder, as they were unable to find the cause of the pain. Is it silly to think that a full moon can accentuate things in our body? How much are we actually affected and governed by the cosmos?
Can I really blame it on the Full Moon?
What about cyclical mood swings, feelings of intense emotion or feeling low for no reason? Do you ever feel out of sorts and then realise later your erratic moods coincided with a full moon?
As for my extra loud tinnitus, maybe it was the werewolves calling. Seriously though, has anyone else experienced any spikes of symptoms around a Full Moon?
Is there a correlation or is it coincidence? After all, if the moon makes tides rise, why can’t it subtly affect the fluid pressure in our brains, which are mostly water.
Minor crisis over but I’ve decided, in the future, to journal more mindfully around full moon time. I’m going to note the dates of any aches, pains, woes and/or any persistent symptoms.
Tides and moon moods. Is there a correlation?
Live and learn. Here are a few things you can do if you’re a bit moon sensitive in the lead up to the next full moon.
- Drink more water, more than you normally do.
- Soak in a warm bath filled with Epsom salts, always good to soothe weary muscles.
- Watch your favourite movies, find someone to rub your feet (if that’s your thing) or do whatever makes you feel good.
- Spend time outside and take a walk in nature.
- Turn off the volume or disconnect for awhile and get back to basics.
- Sleep and rest more and pay attention to your body and any symptoms.
- Be gentle to yourself, both during the full moon and the days before and after. Use the week before as a time to physically slow down.
- Be kind to yourself. A bit of TLC is the best way to nourish your heart and soul.
- Journal what you’re grateful for, always a powerful tool at the end of each day. Writing down even the simplest things is incredibly comforting. I’ve had a Journal for the past 8 years.
- At a time when fear, panic and uncertainty is rampant, focus on healing thoughts and sending love and peace into the world.
We can’t control lunar cycles any more than we can control the tides of the ocean and the current global health crisis. However we can get through it all if we stay calm, use common sense and trust in an optimistic and healed future.
So tonight, let the night sky touch your soul. Go outside and look up, at the moon, the stars and the constellations. We’re a mere speck amongst it all. Though we might all be keeping a ‘social distance’ from each other, on a deeper level it’s a different story.
We’re all in this together.
Stay well everyone, wherever you are.
Sending love to you, to the moon and back.
In moon light and love
“No matter how far away we are from each other in distance, or in time, when we look up into the clear night sky, we will always see the same moon.” Adam Stanley