Many aspects of life are ruled by the full moon. Romance in relationships and human sexuality is not to be excluded.

While a full moon mostly affects women’s hormones and sex drive, men can also fall under the spell of a powerful full moon. Did you know that more babies are born under a Full Moon than at any other time? This might seem a bit farfetched, but if you study the natural laws of the universe, you know that the moon influences our behavior and hormone levels, which explains the timing of many childbirths. 

Going back to the times when we lived among the trees and under the stars, pretty much all women had their menstruation and ovulation cycles at the same time. The very word “menstruation” comes from the prefix “mens-“ which literally means “moon,” so of course women will especially have a very close relationship with the moon and its phases.  

The history of the moon cycles and human behaviors

Women living in ancient times would menstruate during the New Moon and ovulate during the Full Moon, which makes sense when you compare these cycles to those of other animals in nature. For example, Crustaceans make the trek to beaches all around the world to release their eggs under the light of a Full Moon, because they instinctively know that they’ll have less of a journey to make due to the high tide. Plus, when the tide is highest, animals can assure that their eggs will never get washed away by laying them behind the high tide line. 

While humans don’t lay eggs, we have the same intuitions and sexual behavior under a Full Moon. We have more energy, feel more extroverted and connected to our partner, and have more interest in sex due to the gravitational pull of the Moon on Earth, and the consequent energy released during this time. 

Our bodies are made up mostly of water, so the pull of the moon acts as a catalyst in childbirth due to the rising tides, according to Discovery Health. Also, rising estrogen and testosterone levels make a Full Moon the perfect time for love-making and connecting intimately to the partner, and ultimately, the universe. 

So, armed with this knowledge about how the full moon affects your sexual energy, what can you do to truly capture the essence of a brilliant full moon? 

    • Plan a date night or some sort of romantic activity with your significant other.

      After all, a full moon signals a time for mating and expressing ourselves sexually with the person we love, so make sure to take out some time to honor the Divine and connect back to Source energy with your partner. 

    • Spend as much time out in nature as possible a few days before the Full Moon.

      Fluorescent lights and too much technology can negatively affect hormone levels, so to feel most connected to the moon, you should limit your time with artificial light sources, and instead bask in natural light from the sun and moon. 

    • Use grounding techniques.

      Walk barefoot outside, meditate, and any other ritual you prefer to help you stay balanced. Depending on what sign the Full Moon falls under, your emotions can run high, thereby interrupting the natural flow of sexual energy the moon provides. This especially holds true during a Full Moon in Cancer, where emotions can easily become imbalanced if you don’t pay close attention to them. 

    • Allow your creative juices to flow!

      The Full Moon governs our creativity and uniqueness, and wants us to nurture and express ourselves in a way that comes most naturally to us. Maybe go to a couples’ workshop or do couple’s yoga together; this is a great time to unleash your originality and share in new experiences with your partner (or yourself). 

    • Let yourself be vulnerable.

      We often hide some parts of ourselves away out of shame or fear of rejection, but the Full Moon illuminates all. It sits boldly in the sky for all to see, and brings light into an otherwise dark world. As we move into the Full Moon phase, make sure you let old skeletons rise to the surface, and put everything on the table. Use this time to explore and unearth parts of yourself that you have been hiding, or just didn’t even know existed before. 

    • Honor thyself.

      Recognize your true beauty, and reconnect to the Divine Feminine. Wear something that makes you feel beautiful, go outside and dance under the Full Moon, or just smile at yourself in the mirror. Make sure to stay active and avoid retreating into your shell – the Full Moon wants us to pull ourselves out of introspection and instead look at all the wonder surrounding us. It’s a great time for connecting with others and rejoicing in the treasures that Nature offers us. 

    • Practice Tantra.

      While the Full Moon gives off a lot of exuberance, make sure to hone that in and slow down a bit to fully connect with your partner. Don’t move too fast and miss each precious moment; allow the pull of the moon to take you to new cosmic heights together. 

    • Don’t resist; just go with the flow.

      Any resistance you feel will manifest itself elsewhere in your life, so just use this time to celebrate love, life, and the connection you have with the universe. Open your heart and let the Divine flow through you uninhibited.

    • Create a space in your home for intimacy.

      Light your favorite-scented candles, buy some roses to place around your room, take a relaxing bath with a few drops of Lavender or Jasmine essential oils, and make sure your bed has comfortable sheets and pillows. Create a sacred space for connecting with yourself or your partner, and make sure to cleanse the energy in the room around the time of a Full Moon to allow for the best connection to the Divine.