Full Moons are very emotional experiences that can be difficult to bear sometimes. You can feel more sensitive around the time they occur, but their impact can last for a few weeks before and after they happen.
This period can bring a particular effect known as a Full Moon hangover. Depending on what the Full Moon is affecting you personally and what other astrological transits you are undergoing, this might last longer than just a week.
What Are Full Moons?
Full Moons happen when the Sun and the Moon exactly oppose each other in the zodiac. This is why the Moon is completely illuminated, representing the final peak of its cycle.
Full Moons are known to be times of completion and offer the opportunity to reap what you sow during the New Moon.
As the Sun and the Moon are in opposition, our ego demands, represented by the Sun, are at odds with our emotional needs, symbolized by the Moon.
This is why emotions run high during this astrological event and could inspire us, encourage us, or make us aggressive and impulsive.
What Are the Full Moon Hangover Symptoms?
Before and after a Full Moon, it is very common to feel drained, not only emotionally but also physically, mentally, and spiritually.
This is why it’s best not to exert yourself during these weeks. Don’t commit to demanding tasks, and be patient with yourself. Make extra time to rest and recover your energy.
However, we struggle to sleep well during Full Moons, which is why it’s important to take it easy during the day.
Experiencing Negative Emotions
Don’t be surprised if you feel more negative and reactive during a Full Moon. We become subjective and get stuck in our emotions, preventing us from seeing things from a different perspective.
We react badly to everything and are prone to emotional outbursts. If you have been putting up with certain annoyances, you will no longer be able to contain them during this period.
We need to relax, take a deep breath, and not give in to the urge to blow.
How to Manage a Full Moon Hangover
First, as mentioned above, rest is extremely important during Full Moons, so make sure you’re getting enough sleep.
And if you cannot sleep, try to have enough free time to lay down, shut your eyes, and unplug from your daily activities.
Meet only with people you feel comfortable around and support you, and don’t engage in too demanding or draining activities.
Stepping out of your comfort zone at once can make you even more sensitive. Be gentle to yourself until you feel more stable.
And if you are really overwhelmed by how you are feeling, try to find the root cause. You are probably reacting this way by something deeper than the external thing that’s triggering you.
Facing the real problem might also be very emotional, but you’ll gain understanding and find inner peace after the initial stage.
And if you feel too overwhelmed, you could do a cleansing ritual during the Full Moon. This stage marks a time to release, making it a perfect time to clear negative energies from your house and mind.
Full Moons are indeed times to reap the fruits of our last efforts. However, our intentions are not always fulfilled exactly on time.
They are often slow processes that need our patience to reach completion, so do not despair.
Focus on those things you managed to complete, no matter how trivial they may seem. Don’t despair, and keep working on building good foundations for a better future.
Let go of your insecurities and past struggles so you can move on with enthusiasm and confidence.