Feeling fatigued? Can’t quite figure out why you’re so overwhelmed? The answer may be simpler than you’d expect. Although the moon might just seem like a big, beautiful light in the sky, it does a whole lot more than look pretty. This year for National Moon Day, we want to explain how the moon can affect your state of mind. Each moon phase can bring out different emotions and moods in a person, and understanding this can help you use each moon phase to your advantage! Here’s everything you need to know about the moon’s pull on your life:

New Moon

A new moon can make your energy dip. It’s also likely that your craving some alone time during a new moon. This is a great time to relax, refocus, and reset. Take advantage of the much-needed rest!

Waxing Crescent Moon

A waxing crescent moon can make you feel motivated, confident, and excited, making it the perfect time to set a goal for yourself. The new light of the moon can inspire you to do great things!

First Quarter Moon

The first quarter moon means it’s time to lock in and go after what you want. Obstacles in your life may seem larger than usual, but your drive is strong like the fresh new light of the moon.

Waxing Gibbous Moon

It’s normal to question yourself during the waxing gibbous moon phase. Your patience may be tested, but it’s important to remain flexible and open to change. This is a good time for self-reflection.

Full Moon

Despite its amazing appearance, a full moon can have some wild effects on your mood. This moon phase can result in heightened anxiety and a lack of sleep. It’s not all bad though! Full moons can also make you feel social, loving, and passionate.

Waning Gibbous Moon

This moon phase can result in a sensation of gratefulness and relief. You can feel a sense of rejuvenation and your emotions will become more stable.

Third Quarter Moon

As the moon descends into the third quarter, you’ll become ready to let go of the things that are holding you back. A clean slate will give you everything you need to achieve balance.

Waning Crescent Moon

Energy is winding back down and it’s almost time to reset again. During this phase, you may look back and reminisce on special times in your life. Don’t let your emotions play tricks on you. There are plenty of good times to be had in your future!

Now that you’re aware of the effects that the moon can have on our mood, there’s only one thing left to do. Check out our site and shop for some cool moon merch!