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Why Full Moons Affect Our Behavior

Why Full Moons Affect Our Behavior

Ask around at any hospital, police department, or mental institution and those in charge will tell you: the incidence of accidents and violence goes up when the moon is full. Ever wonder why? Sure, the moon exerts a pull on water and our bodies are mostly made of water, but there is another reason.

Find out why full moons can affect our behavior, here:

Moon cycles affect the balance of ions in the atmosphere. Full moons influence the ionosphere and bring more positive ions to the earth’s surface. When these positive ions mix with those on the earth’s surface that are more negatively charged, it actually results in changes to our bloodstream.

Blood cells usually hold a negative charge, and so do the walls of our veins and arteries. Similar charge makes for easier flow. But when the moon is full, the ions in our blood become more positive and the flow gets “stickier.” The result is poorer oxygenation and increased stress.

What to Do:

Several plants (asparagus ferns and pines, for example) emit lots of negative ions, so being around these will help you to feel balanced during times of the Full Moon.

Or you could do as pagans have done for millennia and dance outdoors under the full moon in a grove of trees. The exercise and the negative ions from the trees will help!

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By Annie B. Bond

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12:05PM PDT on Apr 30, 2013

appreciate it

2:57AM PDT on Apr 30, 2013


1:58AM PST on Jan 10, 2013

I always feel elated and happy when there is a full moon. It only affects my behaviour in a positive way. I feel a great affinity with the moon, I always have. So there :)

1:51AM PST on Jan 10, 2013

perhaps I should have said you may be surprised, since there are a few naysayers out there.

1:50AM PST on Jan 10, 2013

I have to agree, when there is an increased amount of negative energy around you, check to see if there is a full moon, you'll be surprised.

11:20PM PST on Jan 8, 2013

I haven't heard so much crap since I last watched Fox News...

12:10AM PDT on May 6, 2012

This is absolutely, positively true!

6:47PM PDT on May 5, 2012

I use to volunteer on a crisis intervention hot line. I know for a fact that the full moon brought out many more people who called the hot line for help when the full moon was approaching or the day of the full moon.

7:43PM PST on Jan 16, 2012

yes i think this is true. i get a bif funny and moody around these times. i believe it.

6:31PM PST on Jan 16, 2012

people do seem to get nastier around the full moon...

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i will like to try those recipes


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