There's a reason why everyone in your life is in such a foul mood at the moment.

You might have noticed that your housemate is in a particularly foul mood at the moment.

Maybe she’s leaving passive aggressive notes in the fridge and keeping the toilet paper under lock and key.

Perhaps Pam from accounting is banging keyboards and “tut-tutting” under her breath a lot.

Maybe Sally in the cubicle next to you is eating tuna for breakfast and you’d very much like to rub her face in it. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Perhaps you ate your body weight in snacks last night, and then cried during MAFS, because Jules and Cameron love each other and it’s all too pure and good for this world.


I mean… I did.

Possibly even the mere act of reading this story is making you want to throw your phone across the room and scream.

And then cry a little.

Don’t worry, it’s not your fault – it’s the moon.

You see, we’ve just entered a supermoon phase which means there’s a big, dark moody ball in the sky and it’s affecting our moods.

The supermoon rose at sunset yesterday (Monday, February 18) and it was most noticeable at around 2.53am, Australian Eastern Standard Time.

But of course, none of us witnessed it because we were all too busy yelling at strangers on the bus, and crying because we saw a dog and an old man become friends at the park one time.


According to Elite Daily, whenever a supermoon comes around our moods begin to mimic it. Without realising, we become a tad emotional and, erm, a tad lacking in self awareness.

The smallest issues, like your housemate stealing your milk and someone eating tuna in the office, become big dramas.

We just don’t have the patience to deal with idiots and at the moment everyone is an idiot.

The good news is, it won’t last long. I mean, hopefully.

Soon the moon will move through the rest of its 27 day cycle and we’ll all be back to our relatively normal selves.

Sally’s 8am tuna will seem less offensive to you and all of your ancestors.

Your housemate will stop yelling about who owns the almond milk.

Maybe even Pam will stop “tut-tutting” under her breath and BANGING ON THE DAMN KEYBOARD ALL THE TIME.

Until then, take a few deep breaths and just… blame it on the moon.