7 Weird Ways the Moon Can Affect Your Mood

April 11, 2019

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Bustle has compiled a list of seven ways the different stages of the moon can actually affect your personality. Here they are:

  1. A full moon can make you more prone to violent behavior. Police and others who track violent crime believe that full moons may trigger more violence than at any other time of the month. 
  2. A full moon can lead to a lack of sleep. The lack of adequate, restful sleep can definitely affect our mood and behavior.
  3. A new moon can make you feel more introspective. When the moon isn’t visible in the sky, there's no light, which means the energy available to us is low.
  4. The first half of a lunar cycle can make you feel more motivated. During this waxing phase, people will intuitively start new projects, take action and refine.
  5. A full moon can make you feel more anxious. The full moon can also intensify your dreams or nightmares, which can leave you feeling more anxious.
  6. A waning moon can make you feel like you need to slow down. Energetically, it's a good time to think about what to let go of in your life.
  7. A full moon can make you go from loving to combative very easily. Since the moon can make some people more emotional, a trivial argument can escalate into a bigger deal than it should be.
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