What exactly is a full moon? Does is really have an effect on human emotions?
It happens every single month, so maybe it is time that we learned a little more about the impact that a Full Moon might be having on us. The moon goes through various cycles each month:
◦ New Moon – This occurs at the start of each new cycle. It is said to bring energy for new possibilities. It is an auspicious time to set intentions for the month ahead
◦ Waxing Moon – The next phase is known as a waxing moon, and is shown by a gradually appearing crescent. It is a time for growth and continued action to bring the intentions from the last phase to fruition.
◦ Full Moon – The middle of the cycle is marked by the climax of the Full Moon, the release of energy. It is said to be full of power like the high tide. Now is the point to release that which no longer serves you, shed your old skin and reemerge. It could possibly have an impact on our emotions, this will be explored further.
◦ Waning Moon – The waning moon is marked by a gradually disappearing crescent. The impact described during this phase is a sucking withdrawal.
◦ Dark Moon – At this time it is suggested that you take time to prepare for the new cycle, in quiet meditation.
Full Moon Madness
The Full Moon comes around every 29.53 days to be precise and has been documented as causing many side effects, including ‘lunacy‘. The word lunacy is documented to have originated from a mid 13th century term from the word ‘luna‘, which is latin for ‘moon‘. It originally referred to intermittent craziness linked to changes of the moon.
At this time of the month there is often an increase in aggression, with more violent crimes, suicides and even animal bites recorded. Evidence is patchy, but anecdotally the trend is clearly in favour of this. There are studies to show that the Full Moon does have a marked impact on human sleep patterns.
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