Because women’s natural 28-to 30-day cycle is in sync with the 29.5-day moon phase, one wonders how affected women are by their hormones. Picture: Pixabay

This week’s question comes from Werner in Nigel: “I love my wife, but we never seem to stop fighting. I don’t know what to do anymore. It is worse with the blue blood supermoon. Is it true that she is affected by the moon? Please tell me what I can do. I am at my wits' end.”

Answer: Werner, it is true that water is affected by the pull of the moon.

The gravitational relationship between the moon and water creates a pull towards the moon as it comes closer to Earth.

The moon’s gravitational pull is scaled to large open water.

According to the Scientific American, a scientific magazine, a mosquito sitting on your arm will have more gravitational force than the moon does because your body of water is contained.

Because women’s natural 28-to 30-day cycle is in sync with the 29.5-day moon phase, one wonders how affected women are by their hormones.

Perhaps it seems more likely that the electrical charges of molecules in the air affect human moods during exposure to a full moon.

Speculation is growing about the increase in positive ions during a full moon. Negative ions are beneficial and positive ions are harmful to our bodies. Positive ions cause increased adrenalin, also called the "fight or flight" hormone.

When positive ions (created by the electrical charges of exposure to moonlight) increase adrenaline, its effects are balanced by serotonin levels. As adrenal glands exhaust themselves, excess serotonin leads to anxiety and other symptoms that we experience as moods.

The jury is unclear about how exactly the moon affects humans. But there is no harm in surrounding yourself with ionic-air purifiers and making sure her hair dryer is ionised. It will help more when you can find ways to soothe her irrational reactions by gently making her aware that she might be affected by other factors during this time.

She might be affected by the moon, but all it means is that she cannot really make sense of it, or else I am sure she would have done something about it. More than anything, she needs your love during this time.

No one likes to fight. When we do it, it is because we protect what hurts.

Although it has not been proved that women are affected by a full moon, men would be wise to make a large note of it in their calendars.


* Adelé Green is a transformation specialist coach and the author of Can You See Me Naked: Grow in a conscious relationship. She provides answers here when posted on www.adele-green.com/askadele/ or you can chat to her online.

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