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!

By Annie B. Bond


Interstellar Daydreamer
Sky Price4 years ago

appreciate it

Aud Nordby
Aud n4 years ago


Nimue Pendragon

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 :)

Cindy Rhodes
Cindy Rhodes5 years ago

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

Cindy Rhodes
Cindy Rhodes5 years ago

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.

Stella Gamboni
Stella Gamboni5 years ago

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

Pat W.
Pat W5 years ago

This is absolutely, positively true!

Winn Adams
Winn A5 years ago

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.

Beverly G.
bev g6 years ago

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

iii q.
g d c6 years ago

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