Here’s Why Full Moons Mess With Your Emotions

Whether it’s breakups, new jobs, marriages or births - full moons, in particular, are often when some of our most emotional and dramatic life events unfold. If you didn’t already know, these major milestones in our lives correlate directly with the lunar cycle. Read on to know why.

Many astrologers believe that like the tides, the moon also has a magnetic pull over the water content in our bodies, and is capable of causing energy shifts within us. To put it simply, the moon rules our emotions, and when it’s full, it’s at maximum capacity. This would explain why full moons have such an intense hold over us, heightening our triggers and sensitivities.

Additionally, the full moon phase of the lunar cycle is when the sky is illuminated the most. In a way, it casts a cosmic spotlight - highlighting areas we’ve overlooked or been unable to see. These exposed truths are likely to cause some drama. How we receive and react to that new information is something we have to decide.

The light of the full moon illuminates our “shadow” side as well, and the behaviors, thoughts, and feelings we wish we could keep hidden away are brought to the surface. When the moon, which rules over our emotional state, is full, it is directly opposite the sun, which represents our outer self and personality. These two opposing energies encourage different perspectives, which in turn can cause confusion, aggression, and hostility.

On the bright side, the full moon marks the end of a cycle. It’s the perfect time to release behaviors and patterns that are no longer good or useful to you. It’s a great time to forgive, move on, and start afresh. You have the opportunity to transform yourself and your attitude under these moonbeams. The full moon will also leave you feeling frantic with energy, rejuvenated and inspired. Grab this chance to stop procrastinating and start something new!

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