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Squirty Cream Dec 12th 2008 3:25 pm

Does the moon affect your mood?
 
Is it a full moon, I was just walking the dogs and it looks like one - could explain why I've felt like crap for the last few days.:frown:

Blue Cat Dec 12th 2008 3:42 pm

Re: Does the moon affect your mood?
 

Originally Posted by Squirty Cream (Post 7061346)
Is it a full moon, I was just walking the dogs and it looks like one - could explain why I've felt like crap for the last few days.:frown:

never really thought about it to be honest :o

dubaidolly Dec 12th 2008 4:07 pm

Re: Does the moon affect your mood?
 

Originally Posted by Blue Cat (Post 7061374)
never really thought about it to be honest :o


I am a nurse and the full moon so affects people, could tell some funny stories from my hospital days. I always have a chuckle to myself when i see it
xxx

Spugsy Dec 12th 2008 4:44 pm

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Originally Posted by Blue Cat (Post 7061374)
never really thought about it to be honest :o

if you are ever back in the Toon walk up westgate road whilst there's a full moon on, serious there are some mad bastards, they ALL come out when there's a full moon on....

Moonirah Dec 12th 2008 5:04 pm

Re: Does the moon affect your mood?
 
Interesting ..... ? :unsure:

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Can_mood_s...he_moon_phases

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Apart from the medical / female part, this contributes to the question ?

See the diagram.

http://www.menstruation.com.au/puber...moonmoods.html

It says .... put simply, the waxing phase, that is, from the new moon to a full moon, when the moon is getting bigger is all about the growth stage.
If we were using a the example of a plant... it is the stage between the seed to a fully grown mature plant.

The waning phase, between the full moon to a new/dark moon when the moon is getting smaller, correlates to the flowering, fruiting and dying of the plant.

Energetically or emotionally, the waxing phase is more outgoing, positive, and action orientated.

The waning phase is more reflective, quiet, it is the letting go phase.

Madam Medusa Dec 12th 2008 5:40 pm

Re: Does the moon affect your mood?
 

Originally Posted by Spugsy (Post 7061535)
if you are ever back in the Toon walk up westgate road whilst there's a full moon on, serious there are some mad bastards, they ALL come out when there's a full moon on....

hahaha, sounds like camden high street, but they are out there every day...

MM, xx

Eva Dec 12th 2008 5:54 pm

Re: Does the moon affect your mood?
 

Originally Posted by dubaidolly (Post 7061436)
I am a nurse and the full moon so affects people, could tell some funny stories from my hospital days. I always have a chuckle to myself when i see it
xxx

I have friends in medicine who say the same...La luna ..lunatics

Some references (18th&19th) say the brightness of the full moon prevented people from sleeping and the sleep deprivation-in certain cases- triggered 'seizure type' episodes in epileptics and bi-polar personalities.
Think the corealation with pagan festivities and Moon Goddesses tend to support the idea that there is madness around the time of full moon.
Also folklore re werewolves and of course bloodhounds baying at the moon.
People even write about it...a la Leonard Cohen
(I agree this could be interpreted otherways;) ) from his song 'I'm your Man'

Yeah the moon's too bright
And the chain's too tight
And the beast won't go to sleep


I remember many years ago working in a Law Centre and the number of 'customers' who would seek advice claiming it was the full moon that
caused them to steal a car or break into someone's house etc.It was even accepted as a plea in mitigation by a JP once.We all know what the Judiciary in the UK are like- with their wigs and fancy robes probably out there baying at the Moon with the best of them.
Having said all that, personally, I'm not convinced a full moon can affect your mood though.

Dutchie Dec 12th 2008 6:32 pm

Re: Does the moon affect your mood?
 

Originally Posted by Squirty Cream (Post 7061346)
Is it a full moon, I was just walking the dogs and it looks like one - could explain why I've felt like crap for the last few days.:frown:

A medically and socially proven fact..... Look at the female menstrual period, linked directly to the lunar cycle.

Confucius Dec 12th 2008 6:36 pm

Re: Does the moon affect your mood?
 
Stop blaming things on the moon!!!

Kate2112 Dec 12th 2008 6:37 pm

Re: Does the moon affect your mood?
 
The moon will be at its closest point to the earth tonight.

Confucius Dec 12th 2008 6:41 pm

Re: Does the moon affect your mood?
 

Originally Posted by Kate2112 (Post 7061853)
The moon will be at its closest point to the earth tonight.

In that case, it is the best time to start the annual BE ME polls...

Eva Dec 12th 2008 6:45 pm

Re: Does the moon affect your mood?
 

Originally Posted by Confucius (Post 7061851)
Stop blaming things on the moon!!!

I like the moon

Kate2112 Dec 12th 2008 7:00 pm

Re: Does the moon affect your mood?
 

Originally Posted by Confucius (Post 7061860)
In that case, it is the best time to start the annual BE ME polls...

Agreed. Looking forward to seeing your name in the category of "Poster who looses the plot on Fridays" :)

Squirty Cream Dec 12th 2008 7:08 pm

Re: Does the moon affect your mood?
 

Originally Posted by Kate2112 (Post 7061853)
The moon will be at its closest point to the earth tonight.

I just saw that on BBC World:)

That just confirms it then, the moon is responsible for my weird mood for the past few days.

Since the moon also controls the tides and humans consist mainly of water, it would make sense that we are affected in some way.

Confucius Dec 12th 2008 7:17 pm

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Originally Posted by Kate2112 (Post 7061917)
Agreed. Looking forward to seeing your name in the category of "Poster who looses the plot on Fridays" :)

I lose the plot 9 days a week...


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