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the effect of the moon

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posted on Feb, 25 2003 @ 04:29 PM
well according to my moon clock the next new or dark moon is in 4.56 days and I'm starting to notice the signs in myself.

does anyone here have any ideas or facts on how the phase of the moon affects people, society, events?

posted on Feb, 25 2003 @ 04:44 PM
i am more aware about things during first quarter. it always seems things of importance happen during that time. it's weird. i dunno much about the paranormal though...

posted on Feb, 25 2003 @ 09:46 PM
Many so-called "experts" claim that the phase of the moon has *no* effect on the human body...And yet, we can all see what the moon does to the tidal patterns on Earth...And our bodies *are* more than 90% water...

posted on Feb, 26 2003 @ 01:36 AM
i m wondering too why the word call lunatics mean
do this word come from the moon like lunar.cos some
people did say when the full moon come there will be some people going haywire or crazy maybe they would
call LUNATIC as for me i do sense something when there is fullmoon but not to the extend of lunatics

posted on Feb, 26 2003 @ 01:30 PM
This is only my own theory, but I think that *some* people may be more bio-electrically sensitive to the gravitational fluctuations cased by the moon's orbit than other people are...This may be why such reports of "lunatic behavior" seems to be relatively rare among the general population.

I just don't have the resources or financing to put my theory to experimentation...


posted on Feb, 26 2003 @ 01:53 PM
it seems a reasonable theory though, and I think the term lunatic does encompass both the sane who go a bit less so at the full moon and the already insane who get more so!

I'm not sure if there is a gender difference or not - women's menstrual cycles are supposed to be about the same length as the moon cycle, but generally aren't. I've got vague memories of reading something about women who can through mediation etc tune their bodies with the moon so they ovulate at full moon and menstruate at the dark moon, in a way mimicking the symbolism of the celtic Goddess. However due to hormonal contraception, the effects of chemicals in food and women's odd ability to synchronise their cycles with other women in close contact, I think thats a fairly rare situation.

Anyhow I'm rambling now and still haven't covered anything particularly paranormal.

What about werewolves? any evidence on why the myth exists?

posted on Feb, 27 2003 @ 01:47 AM
I'd have to get back to you about werewolves...There's a pretty large variety of theories about them & many of them don't even jibe with each other.

Also, I've done more research on vampires, mainly because they seem to be more popular & info easier to locate (But more difficult to seperate wheat from chaff).

posted on Apr, 21 2003 @ 11:59 AM
Personally i feel the moon affects me, i tend to go all emotional and mushy during full moons, but in the black nights i become very in tune with myself and my abilities


posted on Apr, 21 2003 @ 12:11 PM
My mood gets very in tune with my needs during the moon phases...

look at my gets worse with a full moon!

posted on Apr, 21 2003 @ 12:45 PM
When ever the moon goes into her different phase,I absorb the energy she givs off.My mood chances slighty abit,just depends on the phase. -Quetz.

posted on May, 1 2003 @ 06:59 PM
dont mean to sound gross, but my cycle ALWAYS starts right after the full moon (2 days). i think i am ALWAYS more tired the weeks between new moon to full moon. then after full moon i have more energy.

on the night of the full moon i cant sleep, and the same goes w/ my grandma and aunt.

it is a statistical fact that more crimes(in general) have been commited on the night of a full moon than that of any other night of the moon phase. i will try to find proof of this. lemme see.

posted on May, 1 2003 @ 07:05 PM
I find myself waking up naked in fields.

posted on May, 1 2003 @ 11:13 PM
Totally believe the moon has many effects upon people. Having worked in Mental Health for over 6 years now, I can tell ya that there definitely seems to be some corrolation between the phases of the moon and incidents of unwellness/mood change etc etc.

Even the way the moon appears, the glow it projects, can give clues as to how or whom may likely be effected. Okay...I'll try to explain that a little better:

Its just something I noticed, having worked a number of years on 'sleep-over' shifts, awake night-watch and various evening support shifts...I learnt to dread working any shifts within a 2-3 day span either immediately before, or more importantly after a full moon. For there was a marked increase in levels of unwellness and general agitation amongst those patients/clients I helped support.

Also noticed that when the moon had a bright white glow to it...but didn't seem to have and 'haze' around it, just pure bright white...the people who suffered from increased levels of agitation or decompensation were predominately those who suffered from schizophrenia and/or other principally psychotic/altered cognition/delusional or hallucinatory based illnesses.

When the moon appeared to have a hazy radiant glow around it...that seemed to trigger an increase in agitation etc within people who predominately suffered mood disorders, mainly increasing the occurances of a manic phase.

When the moon appeared to have 'rings' that radiated from it...that seemed to trigger an increase in agitation etc within people who predomiately suffered from Borderline Personality Disorders, principally a depressive spiral.

...what I hated...absolutely HATED...were the times (though there were few) when the moon exhibited all the simply knew you weren't going to get any sleep for a few days...and you never was ALL on

Why was this? Well...I do have some cultural beliefs as to why...but perhaps a more likely (or at least scientifically likely) reason is one previously mentioned - that the moon phases affect water...more importantly, water that has a high level of salt, and our bodies certainly comprise a great deal of that. Salts are very important to us...body salt levels impact greatly upon mood a number of mood stabalisers show. Perhaps the moon phases alter the levels of salt within us, or within certain areas of us and thus prompts a mood change.


[Edited on 2-5-2003 by alien]

posted on May, 2 2003 @ 01:53 AM
Gives more opinions from us without repeating ourselves he he!


posted on May, 2 2003 @ 07:50 AM
The 1st time I had an obe, it was 2 days before the full moon.

posted on Jun, 30 2003 @ 04:53 PM
Yeah the moon

Full moon makes me much more energetic.

The night b4 a full moon, i get energetic, a full moon real energetic, and the night after a full moon, back to normal.

posted on Jun, 30 2003 @ 05:15 PM
I drive 40 minutes to work daily and my wife always says the 3 days before and the 3 days afeter a full moon are the worst. It shows in the driving ability of these yahoos on the road, and it is always the worst 3 days before and after the full moon...I hate traveling during it.

posted on Jun, 30 2003 @ 05:25 PM
I've definately noticed people, usually teenagers, acting much more agressive and agrivated on a full moon, or just before. I don't look forward to it.....

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