The Lunar Cycle and Highly Sensitive People

There are many who swear that the lunar cycle affects how they feel. They feel out of balance when there is a full moon.

Studies are conflicting – some indicate a change in human behaviour around a full moon, but then other studies trying to replicate the results fail to do so. There seems to be little argument that some animals’ behaviour is influenced by lunar phases – and that the quality of human sleep is effected (although the test group was extremely small).

In 2007, police in Sussex, England declared that around a full moon there was more violent crime and that more police officers would be deployed around a full moon. Hospitals report increased incidents around the appearance of a full moon.

I have no idea whether the moon really effects us as human beings – some months I am convinced it does, others I don’t even consider the moon as responsible for the chaos and inexplicable tantrums in our house…… but I do know the moon is beautiful. Simply breathtakingly beautiful.

Blood Moon

This is a picture my husband took hanging out of our bathroom window of the blood moon a few weeks ago.


About Amanda van Mulligen

Mother, writer, author, blogger. Born British, Living Dutch. I have three Dutch sons and a Dutch husband and I blog about Turning Dutch and raising highly sensitive children.
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4 Responses to The Lunar Cycle and Highly Sensitive People

  1. I think it does! There are lots of water in our heads and moon is responsible for tides. Must be in there somewhere. But yes in all this things about the moon one thing is for sure, it is stunning! #mysundayphoto


  2. flowfreesea says:

    Hi Amanda,

    I do notice the Moon as a disturbing factor, in myself and in my daughter.
    I don’t sleep on a full Moon night and our girl is a pain in the butt when full Moon arrives. Also our dog howls when the full Moon is there…


  3. So beautiful, my kids were telling me all about it but I missed it. Great photo


  4. Beautiful capture, unfortunately it was too cloudy for use to see it

    Thank you for linking up

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