Does The Full Moon Make You Exhausted?

January 22, 2024 24 Comments

Does The Full Moon Make You Exhausted?

A friend of mine wrote me and asked why she always feels drained around the Full Moon.  She reads posts about the magical energy of the full Moon yet she is exhausted and always has a terrible migraine around the full Moon.  She wanted to know if I knew what this was about.  Also she wondered if anybody else ever experienced this.

Read My Article on the Wolf Full Moon January 25, 2024

This may surprise you but many people feel this way and the reason is because they are empathic.  When you are empathic, in other words a person sensitive to the feelings and emotions of others, you may be picking up the energy of others who are tuning in to the full Moon and you are getting the rebound effect because of your sensitive nature.

The Full Moon affects are so powerful that many police stations and hospitals post a notice of the upcoming Full Moon because they know that they are going to be busier and that some people will not be acting as rational as normal.

The Full Moon is a wonderfully magical energy charged night and is absolutely amazing to work with.  However because it is an energetically charged night, you, as a sensitive need to be aware of how you personally respond to that energy and make sure you take care of yourself during that time.

I always recommend protecting yourself in the White Light of God.  This is for your spiritual protection and to keep you from picking up others emotions.  Make sure you read my article on Using God’s White Light on my website for detailed information as well as the instruction video, enclosed in the article, on how to work with the White Light.

If you are sensitive/empathic take a few extra minutes and make sure you are doing your spiritual protection and you will find yourself not drained.

Three days before The Full Moon and Three Days Afterwards practice Deep Breathing.  This will energize your brain and body with oxygen.  Normally we do shallow breathing and it doesn’t provide our bodies what we need and deep breathing will bring about a sense of calmness.  Watch My Step By Step Video on Deep Breathing Click Here.

A day before the full Moon make sure you drink lots of extra water as it’s naturally Grounding and get outside for a walk in nature if you can.  Go barefoot; it will help to keep you grounded.  You want to ground and center yourself before and after the Full Moon.  

Learn More about the Full Moons HERE

Just remember it is normal for empathic and sensitive people to pick up the energies around the full Moon.

If you need help learning spiritual protection contact me for my spiritual services and you’ll find your life changing in a positive way very quickly.

Many blessings,
Cherokee Billie Spiritual Advisor



24 Responses

OnyxSafira
OnyxSafira

February 03, 2024

Ty for your blog on this subject. The full moon activity will not ever go away so I have to learn how to Adapt to it as Every full moon my Severe INSOMNIA becomes intensely worse! :(:(:( W/age :( my insomnia is getting worse. It worsens about a couple weeks before the actual full phase of the moon and takes a few days/nights to wane: go back to my usual Insomnia. I cannot relate/understand others who have the very opposite effect of they’re being able to sleep more! :( Its like Ive ingested a whole pot of coffee,(full moon time) Im more agitated and my usual chronic Anxiety and Depression is Intensified! :(:and I cant concentrate:((:( on my nevr ending billing statements etc: I still find yardwork, even hard physical work to be ezier than any Cognitive activity like reading/studying my ovrwhelming amount of papers! :((: I cannot walk barefoot w/the soil here so I interact w/nature being near trees and doing a lot of yard work to try in vain to get temporary calm. Or doing what I can to be in the moment.

Jordan
Jordan

April 12, 2023

Full moon makes me really tired… puts me in a coma… i anticipate having fun on a full moon, but usually im sleeping all day and get the best sleep. Im not restless and anxious at all like the stereotype people say. Its the opposite, I have no energy and just feel sleepy… so i think the people who have anxiety during a full moon are out of touch with the moon and they have mental problems imo. Everything i googled on this subject says the opposite of how i feel, stuff like “can’t sleep on a full moon?” trouble sleeping sleeping?" but im in a coma during the full moon… explain that…

Haan Alfa
Haan Alfa

August 14, 2022

I am writing this because reading through all the comments really comforted me and I want to let you know that you are not alone. I am someone who hates (almost fears) the full moon because that automatically means no sleep for days for me. Which is physically exhausting and emotionally draining. I developed sleep anxiety from it..not sure how to detach my energy from it yet

Amala
Amala

November 19, 2021

the moon only illuminates what is already hidden in your shadows.

Wes
Wes

July 24, 2021

Thank you many times. I have become more aware and I started noticing pattern in which at around full moon I am more tired, feeling drained, more emotional, and let’s call it melancholic and I don’t know what do with / about it. I’ll read your article about G’s white light. May more blessings come your way

Vee
Vee

May 28, 2021

I’ve been noticing a pattern over a few years now. My Migraine attacks happen around full moon, mostly day 2 or 3 after the actual full moon. And yes, I’m emotionally high strung and extremely sensitive to others. So is it that I’m drawing their negative energy into my system? I’m an over thinker and a chronic worry bug too. May be that’s the reason for my headaches during full moon ☹️

Michèle
Michèle

May 26, 2021

Thank you for this article. The full moon is tonight and I have been feeling absolutely drained since yesterday evening. I had no idea what was going on but what you say makes a lot of sense. I always tend to pick up a lot of energy from others.

Adrian
Adrian

April 27, 2021

This is interesting for me as I thought I was alone in this issue. I feel very tired around full moon time. I have to go to bed shortly after it rises. My energy gets drained. But positive side is during this time I’m also up & about very early 4-5am to experience the beauty of the setting moon.

Trish
Trish

March 02, 2021

Such a relief to find this information! Feb. 27, 2021 Full Snow Moon has been AWFUL for me. Not so much any pounding migraine, but terrible fatigue/exhaustion. Started Friday/Feb. 27, Saturday, and continued Sunday (nausea showed up – weird napping – couldn’t wake up), moving into 4am headache on Monday/March1 – then staggering into kitchen to have Coca Cola (made in Mexico – no corn syrup) I’ve suspected the migraine/full Moon connection before – but understanding the trigger is NOT food or other helps so much. I’ve long been described as a functioning Empath – and I feel less alone that so many others deal with this fallout as well. Thank you so much for the tips to help with this situation.

Nancy
Nancy

January 30, 2021

Thanks that really helps my cherokee brother who had this problem all his life and we are just learning we are empaths

Raemee
Raemee

December 29, 2020

Thank you for this article. I have been searching some time for an answer. I am a sensitive and the full moon exhausts me. I can sleep all day and still go back to bed at night.

Janet shelton
Janet shelton

June 06, 2020

Thank you for this. I am so empathetic that sometimes i think i feel other peoples pain. I cant sleep before or during a full moon. I have a headache right now and my body feels so drained and heavy. After all thats happening right now i have been so sad

Tracy
Tracy

October 01, 2019

Thank you for this wisdom. I had wondered why I felt more energetic in the waxing gibbous stage and drained at the full moon. Having only recently acknowledged being an empath, it reassured me that I am growing in my truth and purpose.

Grace
Grace

September 19, 2019

It takes me 3-5 days to recover from a full moon. I cannot sleep, and I feel exhausted a lot. My roommate says I tend to chatter a lot during a full moon. I will definitely drink more water now and do self- care before a full moon comes again.
Thank goodness I found this sight. I’m super-empathic and high strung. My nerves get shot, now I’m back to normal again.

steph
steph

June 18, 2019

I was actually on a date with someone ive been seeing for a couple days now. We both encountered the moon on 6/19 around 3-4am and we both felt great. the energy felt right. But last night as we planned to head out to his friends house with lake to see the full moon and charge the crystals- i suddenly started to feel negative energy right before we got there- i felt so out of place in the sense of me not feeling in a balance inside me. he on the other hand was normal one moment and suddenly super tired- he blamed it on all the food he ate. PLUS the moon was NOT visible at all. we are in Miami, FL. It was raining earlier in the day so maybe thats why, but to me it felt all so odd. i did not feel good. my heart was racing and i felt like running off. he even then noticed my distance and asked if i was upset. idk. this was so strange. Any insight will be APPRECIATED.

Thanks

Les
Les

June 17, 2019

So glad I found this. This explains what I’ve been feeling yesterday and today. There is no other explanation for the extreme physical and mental exhaustion I’m experiencing. Tonight is the full moon!

Misty
Misty

June 16, 2019

Thank you for this post!!!! I am overly tired. Today is June 16, 2019. I can’t explain the tiredness. I’ve had it for 3 days. I couldn’t figure it out so I googled when the full moon for June was and it’s tomorrow ughhhhhhhh 😥

ANA
ANA

November 22, 2018

Oh my! I’ve been trying to find something like this. I have done a research and found nothing of the sort. I feel exactly the same as all of you! I´m a sensitive and empathic person, my husband thinks i’m nuts haha. Water helps me feel better, now I know why. Thank you for sharing!

Ashley Stuart
Ashley Stuart

October 26, 2018

I always know when a full moon is coming. Sometimes I forget to check and I find my self feeling exhausted and just heavy 3 days before and around that three day period is where I’ll look online to see when the next full moon is, and it’s always about 3 days away .. I literally feel like a truck hit me, I can barely keep my eyes open. I also realize I can make a wish on the moon and it comes true either that night or 2 days following it.

Vivien Barr
Vivien Barr

September 24, 2018

Today is the day before the full moon and I am absolutely exhausted… woke up this morning around 10:30 am, had a tea, and then fell right back asleep until 3 pm… I am an empath so I can see how this would correlate. Thanks!

Anna
Anna

August 26, 2018

I have always felt the same way too. I tend to be exhausted when it’s Full Moon and I often have a headache, even though I basically never have one during the rest of the month. Full Moon is my least favorite Moon phase, it may sound weird but I have always thought of Full Moon like a crowded room with no air or when one eats too much and feels 100% full and the pants feel tight. I think Full Moon has a lot of tension about it, after all Sun and Moon face as opposites in the sky. I love when the Moon starts waning, it feels so refreshing! When the Moon is waning everything feels so light and clear. I was born during Waning Moon, so maybe that’s why.

Laura
Laura

July 01, 2018

Yes me too!
I feel absolutely exhausted, especially on a big full moon ( blue/ strawberry).
My body feels really heavy too.

Sajal Nandkeolyar
Sajal Nandkeolyar

June 17, 2018

Ever since the full moon in Sagittarius on the 29th of May 2018,i have been feeling exhausted and drained.Even during the day i sleep 3-4 times as i cannot do that at night.I am a Sagittarius.I had read somewhere that this is likely to happen to us particularly.Is it true?It is the 16th of June today and i am feeling the same.

Desiree
Desiree

June 10, 2018

I have this exact problem. I didn’t put it together for years that it revolved around the full moon, the last couple months however I have. What I don’t get is if everyone has all this energy around the full moon, why don’t I feel that energy if I am empathic rather than tired? Generally for a full 3-5 days I struggle to get through my day from extreme fatigue. What is strange is I’m not even around a lot of people as I am a stay at home mom with two little ones (one in school) and that’s about it. Does that mean I am picking up on energy from my neighbors and maybe even farther?

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