The Full Moon can feel like a cosmic shake-up for our mind, body, and soul, with many people, particularly those who are highly sensitive to energy, experiencing symptoms such as exhaustion, fatigue, and a feeling of being spaced-out and disconnected from reality.
This can be due to the Full Moon’s strong gravitational force, hitting us like a tidal wave, shaking up our emotions and leaving us feeling ungrounded and out of balance. In the days following a Full Moon, it can feel like we’re walking on clouds or swimming in a sea of emotions, struggling to find our footing. This can be both disorienting and exhausting, making it difficult to focus on even the simplest tasks.
While the moon is at its fullest, the energy it emits is at its most potent, making us more attuned to the energy surrounding us, including our own emotions and the emotions of those around us. This heightened awareness can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, it allows us to tap into our intuition and spiritual energy, providing us with valuable insights and guidance. On the other hand, the Full Moon can be exhausting and overwhelming – especially in the 24-48 hours that follow – if we don’t take the time to ground ourselves and recharge our energy.
A Full Moon hangover can manifest in a variety of ways, both spiritually and physically. Here is a list of some of the most common symptoms:
- Heightened emotional states
- Intense and vivid dreams
- Feeling “zoned out” or disconnected from surroundings
- Difficulty focusing or making decisions
- Increased intuition, psychic abilities, and sensitivity to energy
- Feeling overwhelmed or drained by energy
- Heightened sense of creativity or inspiration
- Feeling a strong connection to nature and the Universe
- Increased empathy and compassion towards others
- Intense spiritual experiences or revelations
- Heightened awareness of synchronicities or signs from the Universe, i.e. seeing repeated number sequences 11:11, 222, 44
- Feeling a strong pull towards spiritual practices such as meditation or energy healing
- A sense of spiritual renewal or transformation.
- Restlessness or feeling on edge
- Needing alone time to recharge energy
- Feeling a sense of unease or discomfort without knowing why
- Changes in mood, including irritability or anxiety
- Fatigue and exhaustion, even after getting enough sleep
- Difficulty staying awake during the day
- Slower reaction time or decreased coordination
- Ringing in the ears or other sensory sensitivities
- Increased thirst or appetite
- Headaches or migraines
- Digestive issues flaring up
- Increased sensitivity to light or sound
- Muscle weakness, stiffness, or aches and pains
- Decreased appetite or increased cravings for unhealthy foods
- Increased forgetfulness or memory lapses
- Decreased motivation or interest in activities
- Insomnia or difficulty falling asleep
- Waking up frequently during the night
After a Full Moon, we may find ourselves feeling like we’re running on empty, lacking focus, and feeling ungrounded. Everyday tasks can feel like an uphill battle as we struggle to regain our energy and sense of balance, and it can be easy to lose our spark. However, it’s important to remind ourselves that these symptoms are only temporary and will soon pass, allowing us to return to our vibrant and energized selves once again.
Feeling unusually tired or drained, even after getting enough sleep, is one of the most common symptoms associated with a Full Moon hangover. We may find that we need more sleep than usual to feel rested, or that we have trouble falling, or staying, asleep.
When the intense energy of the Full Moon disrupts our sleep patterns it can lead to feelings of sluggishness, fatigue, and a lack of energy, making it difficult to stay alert and complete even simple tasks. We may find it hard to maintain our focus and concentration during the day, as we feel drowsy or fatigued, even during important meetings or tasks that require our attention.
Struggling to make decisions, increased forgetfulness, and memory lapses are also common symptoms associated with a Full Moon hangover. We may find we are second-guessing even simple decisions, such as what to eat for lunch, or what outfit to wear, or that we forget details from conversations and important dates. This lack of mental clarity can be frustrating and make us feel like we’re not functioning at our best.
To help manage this symptom, we can use tools such as calendars, to-do lists, or note-taking to keep track of essential information and deadlines. Additionally, prioritizing restful sleep and self-care practices can also be beneficial, as lack of sleep can significantly impact our memory and cognitive functioning.
Feeling zoned out or disconnected from our surroundings is also commonly associated with a Full Moon hangover. We may feel like we are in a fog or that we are not fully present in the moment. This can be particularly challenging if we are in social situations or need to be alert and aware of our surroundings.
Slower reaction time or decreased coordination can also be a symptom of a Full Moon hangover. We may find we have trouble reacting quickly to changes in our environment, or that we have challenges with balance, leaving us feeling clumsy or uncoordinated. Simple practices such as focusing on our breath, taking breaks when needed, and staying present in the moment can help us feel more grounded and centered, improving our coordination and reaction time.
During this phase, we may find that we have frequent headaches or migraines, which can be amplified by stress and poor sleep. These uninvited symptoms can be quite debilitating, affecting our ability to carry out daily tasks and responsibilities.
We may notice that our dreams are more realistic, vivid, strange, or intense than usual, and they may even be causing us to feel anxious or unsettled upon waking. These dreams can be a sign that our mind and body are struggling to fully relax and recharge during sleep, which can contribute to feelings of exhaustion and fatigue during the day. If we wake up feeling anxious or unsettled after experiencing vivid dreams, it could be a sign to take a deeper look at any underlying stresses or emotions.
Sometimes our dreams can be more than just a reflection of our daily experiences. Particularly during, or following, a Full Moon, they can be a powerful way for our intuition to communicate with us, carrying spiritual messages and guidance. We may find our dreams are more symbolic, abstract, or metaphorical than usual, and that they hold a deeper meaning. It’s essential to pay attention to these dreams and the messages they hold, as they can provide us with insight and direction on our spiritual path. By decoding the messages hidden within our dreams, we can gain valuable insights into our subconscious mind and uncover hidden emotions.
After a Full Moon, it’s not uncommon to feel mood changes, restlessness, and irritability. We may find ourselves becoming easily agitated or frustrated, and have a harder time managing our emotions. This can make it difficult to interact with others, which can negatively impact both our personal and professional relationships. It’s essential to be aware of these symptoms and take steps to ground ourselves and maintain emotional balance. This could involve engaging in self-care activities, setting healthy boundaries, or simply taking a break to clear our minds and recharge.
The Full Moon has a way of stirring up our emotions, and sometimes the fatigue can be overwhelming and the ups and downs can be a lot to handle. However, there are many ways to harness this lunar power and make it work for us.
If we are feeling emotionally frazzled or physically drained, it’s important to prioritize self-care and seek support if necessary. We can connect with our spiritual and intuitive energy by indulging in practices like meditation, yoga, or even just taking a walk in nature. These can help ground us and release any excess energy that may be weighing us down.
We can think of it as a little magic spell for our soul. By taking care of ourself, we will be better equipped to handle any challenges that come our way, and we’ll be able to tap into the full potential of the moon’s energy. We can also light some candles, connect with our crystals, and and come back to a place of balance and harmony through some time alone to recharge and regenerate .
When we take a moment to turn inward and reflect on our thoughts and emotions during a Full Moon hangover, it can be incredibly powerful. This introspection can lead to a deeper understanding of our desires and needs, allowing us to tap into our inner wisdom and feel more grounded and balanced. As a result, we may find that our energy levels increase and feelings of exhaustion and fatigue decrease, helping us to regain our vibrancy and vitality.
In the 24-48 hours following the Full Moon, we may experience an intensified surge of emotions or energy, as everything that was hidden beneath the surface comes to the surface.The Full Moon is like a cosmic spotlight shining down on us, illuminating areas of our lives that may need attention, healing, or guidance. It’s an intense and transformative time where we are called to face our fears and tackle any issues that have been holding us back. This can be a challenging time, but also an opportunity for growth and healing. By paying attention to our emotions and honoring whatever surfaces, we can tap into the this powerful lunar energy and release any negative emotions or limiting beliefs that no longer serve us.
Along with emotional symptoms, a Full Moon hangover can also manifest physically as aches and pains. It’s important to take care of our bodies by incorporating self-care practices like taking a warm Himalayan salt bath or indulging in a soothing massage. By doing so, we can help alleviate physical symptoms and improve our overall well-being. When we take proactive steps to care for ourselves, we can harness the mystical and spiritual energy of the Full Moon to its fullest potential and emerge feeling renewed, refreshed, and revitalized.
Disclaimer: If you experience any of the symptoms listed here and you have any concerns, please also seek the advice of a medical professional. The above symptoms are commonly noted during major cosmic events, however, there may be other medically related causes.