FULL MOON. The next Full Moon will occur on Thursday, December 8, 2022, in the sign of Gemini. If the full moon has a more or less strong effect depending on the astrological sign, it also has an effect for everyone on mood, body, sleep, and even on plants.
[Mis à jour le 5 décembre 2022 à 13h46] Each month of the year 2022 has its unique full moon (12 full moons in total unlike 2023 which will be a year with 13 full moons). That of December, the last of the year 2022, will occur on Thursday 8 and will be placed under the sign of Gemini. From one astrological sign to another, this astronomical phenomenon, which has the effect of pushing us to refocus on our physical and emotional well-being, would supposedly not produce the same result.
If scientists do not validate the theory of the effects of the Moon on this or that astrological sign, it would indeed exert a magneto-gravitational influence on living things. What are these effects of the full moon on our body and our mood? In our file below, you will know everything about the effects of the full moon, the dates and times of the next ones in 2023!
Thursday, December 8 at 5 hours 8 minutes and 11 seconds precisely will occur the next full moon. The schedule is established by the Institute of Celestial Mechanics and Ephemeris Calculation (IMCCE).
Also called the Cold Night Full Moon by Native American tribes, the December Full Moon refers to the very long periods of night compared to daylight and the extremely cold temperatures of this time of year.
The influence of the Moon on life on Earth is real and scientifically proven, especially its role in the tidal cycle. The lunar cycle would have a real impact on our body, our mood and nature. Insomnia, aggressiveness, tides, gardening, hair growth, onset of childbirth, we help you sort out the real from the fake!
The full moon can raise the PH of the human body. According to the work of biophysicist Jeanne Rousseau, the body’s pH increases (perspiration, bile, saliva, urine) during the full moon and decreases during the new moon. This is why there is an upsurge in urinary tract infections during this lunar phase.
The menstrual cycles of the woman can be disturbed during the full moon because there would indeed exist a correlation between the menstrual cycle “greater than 27 days” and the lunar cycle (of 29.5 days), according to a recent study of the magazine scientific ScienceAdvance. Performed on 300 women, the study proves an intermittent synchronization. But “with age and exposure to artificial light at night, menstrual cycles shorten and lose this synchronization. We assume that in ancient times human reproductive behavior was synchronous with the Moon but that our modern lifestyles have altered reproductive physiology and behavior.”
The full moon disrupts the internal biological clock, increasing time to fall asleep by 5 minutes, reducing sleep duration by about 20 minutes and decreasing deep sleep time by 30%, according to a 2013 study by the journal Current Biology.
Stress, anxiety, mood can change during the full moon phase, as the latter causes sleep disturbances. But each individual reacts more or less to its effects, we then speak of “luno-sensitivity”. The one who reacts most strongly to this influence on his mood will be said to be “badly in the mood”. On the other hand, no scientific study has succeeded in proving a relationship between the Moon and aggressiveness. No, the full moon does not affect your mental health: “We do not have more psychiatric patients in the emergency room on full moon nights,” said Matthieu Hein, a psychiatrist specializing in sleep disorders and mental illnesses at the hospital. Erasmus, at the RTBF in July 2019.
If the lunar deities have since the dawn of time been associated with fertility, like Chandra for the Hindus, Artemis for the Greeks or Mama Quilla for the Incas, it is because the lunar cycle has a temporality very close to the menstrual cycle. Indeed, a lunar cycle lasts 29 days and 12 hours and a menstrual cycle about 28 days. The legends then said that the new moon corresponded to the arrival of the rules, therefore of a new menstrual cycle, while the full moon was the day of ovulation, the most fertile of the menstrual cycle.
In Native American tribes, the menstrual cycles of women were modeled on the cycle of the Moon and texts dating from the Middle Ages recount this same experience of “menstrual synchronization”, when women lived together. But it should be noted that at the time, the physiological cycle of the body depended on the natural light of the Moon and not artificial, as is currently the case since the invention of electricity. Is the feminine cycle naturally dependent on the lunar cycle today? To date, there is no scientific evidence establishing this link with certainty.
While popular belief speaks of an onset of childbirth on full moon evenings, no scientific study has provided conclusive results to prove a link between the full moon and the number of births.
The full moon plays an indisputable role on the tides. On the surface of the earth, the water is subject to the attraction of the Moon and the position of the latter determines the tides. At the full moon, the Sun, the Moon and the Earth being aligned, the forces of attraction add up, resulting in larger tides.
The full moon has its role to play in the development of plants. According to Sciences et Avenir, “the influence of the circalunar (biological rhythm based on the cycle of the Moon)” exists on plants as well as on humans. “Moonlight has an effect on plant physiology” (germination), water absorption and the production of plant sugar levels, promoting its growth and yield. “Gardening while taking into account the cycles of this satellite could therefore prove to be very useful” concluded the review in its article.
Paradoxically, cutting your hair on full moon nights so that it grows back faster has not been scientifically proven, even if many hairdressers recommend cutting hair during the full moon in order to strengthen its structure.
The full moon is one of the 4 phases of the moon depending on its position in relation to the sun: first quarter, full moon, last quarter, new moon. During the full moon, the Sun, Earth and Moon are approximately aligned. Thus, the visible face of the Moon from the Earth appears totally illuminated by the Sun. The new moon is, conversely, the phase during which the Moon is not visible from Earth. The return to the same phase occurs approximately every 29 days and 12 hours.
The next full moon will take place on Thursday, December 8, 2022. Here are the dates and times of the next full moons in 2023, which will have 13 in total:
- January 7 at 12:09 a.m.
- February 5 at 7:30 p.m.
- March 7 at 1:42 p.m.
- April 6 at 6:36 a.m.
- May 5 at 7:35 p.m.
- June 4 at 5:43 a.m.
- July 3 at 1:40 p.m.
- August 1 at 8:33 p.m.
- August 31 at 3:37
- September 29 at 11:59 a.m.
- October 28 at 10:25 p.m.
- November 27 at 10:17 a.m.
- December 27 at 1:34 a.m.