The Moon... We all know the craziness of Full Moon days, spring tides and the darkness of the New Moon days. But there are 7 particular things about the Moon you might not know.
How the Moon Affects Our Lives
The Moon's influence will depend on its phase. Obviously, the stronger impact is made during the Full Moon and New Moon, when the gravitation forces of both the Sun and the Moon are the strongest.
1. Animal Behaviour
Many animals and their lives have any particular physiological or psychological link to the Moon. For example, corals spawn around the full moon.
These creatures heavily impacted by tides carry an internal “circalunar” clock. Fiddler crabs are more active in labs at low tide times.
It is also known that fishing is more successful during the Full Moon and New Moon while the First and Last Quarter phases are very inauspicious for this activity.
The moonlight also impacts behaviour: some animals need to hide better to protect their lives, while others use additional light to hunt more effectively. Amazingly, the African dung beetle uses the scattered light of the moon to help it walk in straight lines.
A 2007 study found that pet emergency visits do seem to increase around the full moon. It happens because of the bigger risk of injury and more aggressive behaviour of animals then, they are more excited so for example cats or deer become less careful while crossing the road.
The Moon influences our lives, and it is the most significant contributor to tides on the Earth.
Although the Sun causes them too, the effect is a bit under half that of the Earth's satellite.
When the Sun and the Moon are aligned, then we get strong “spring” tides, when they are in opposite directions, we get weak “neap” tides.
Anyone that has grown up by the sea is intimately familiar with tides. But perhaps no place is more famous for its tides than the Bay of Fundy.
Enormous 40-foot tides occur on a regular basis and peaks have reached 55 feet. This happens because of the Bay’s unique geography.
The amount of time it takes a water disturbance to travel all the way along the Bay is roughly the same as the time between tides. This creates what oceanographers call a “tidal resonance”. Being able to walk on the seafloor is incredible.
Neolithic peoples understood the seasons. The Egyptians had a calendar based on 4 cycles.
So where do the 12 months come from? The full lunar cycle takes 29.5 days, and multiply that by 12 to give 354.4 days, which is almost exactly a year.
However, not quite, and it’s the “not quite” that meant people had to think about changing the length of lunar months. Therefore, they introduced 30 days lunar month and then you get 360 days which looked better.
But it’s clearly going to get out of sync. Handling these extra bits of time gave societies headaches for l thousands of years.
The Chinese lunar calendar has years of different lengths because of the fact that sometimes there are 13 New Moons (which start each Chinese lunar month) during a year. So it was even more advisable to introduce another, more reliable calendar eventually.
4. Length of Day
We all know that it is by the spin of the Earth. However, the Moon impacts the spin of the Earth too! Ever since the Earth-Moon system was created the Moon has been slowing down the spin of our planet.
It is the gravitational pull on the Earth that acts like a break on the spin. As a by-product of this effect, the Moon has become locked with one face toward us, but the Moon does still rotate.
Without the Moon's impact, the Earth would be spinning as fast as 8 hours a day! That would mean much faster winds as well.
5. People's and Other Being's Lives
While there are many theories for how life on Earth began, one of them is that “tidal pools” allowed organic chemicals in the oceans to become concentrated into a much thicker solution.
Was that concentration effect, as water is evaporated away, one of the key steps leading to the complex chemistry of life? This idea is one of the main factors in the “Rare Earth” hypothesis, that highly evolved life is very rare in the Universe because of a series of unique factors affecting the Earth.
As I wrote in one of my previous articles, the Moon affects women's fertility and the number of babies born. The Full Moon is the most favourable for having sex and therefore conceiving offspring, i.e creating more lives. Also, other mammals mate during that time more often.
Further reading about the Moon:
· how to make the most of the Waxing Moon
· what to do during Waning Moon
· New Moon
Lunar influence is also very strong in terms of the urge for eating. it is commonly known that between the new and Full Moon we are more tempted to eat more, to accumulate everything.
It has good and bad consequences - overeating will cause weight loss, but better quality of nutrition (supplements, vitamins) will improve our health. We also accumulate water during this period.
On the contrary, after Full Moon the opposite process takes place for the next 14 days, we eliminate everything, not only water. It also concerns better fat burning, detox and losing weight.
Moreover, there are another two days which can help us detox the body and lose some weight - the Ekadashi days. Then it is the easiest to fast and keep a regime for at least one day every two weeks. But I have to warn you, it is much easier before the end of the lunar cycle than in the middle of it.
· Excessive Eating: Apply These 2 Proven Steps to Tame It
7. Meditation and the Moon
Your meditation will be very powerful if you synchronise it with each of the Moon phases. Full and New Moon will have the biggest impact.
Light a candle, and play some uplifting music (432 Hz, 528 Hz and solfeggio are the most advisable).
Then lie down or sit straight on the chair, close your eyes, and visualise your intention (depending on the Moon phase). Then follow the steps of meditation described here.
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More about meditation
· 6 Most Dangerous Mistakes During Meditation
· The 6 Mistakes Made During Meditation And How to Fix Them
· 5 Ways to Overcome Challenges During Holistic Meditation
· 8 Cases When Holistic Meditation Is a Must
· How to Transform the World by Meditation
In a Nutshell
It is obvious that the Moon has an impact on our life. Animal behaviour and fertility, the tides and the origin of our calendar are all under the influence of this celestial body. Let's make the most of it.
Vicky is an experienced holistic writer and coach that inspires, motivates, and encourages everyone to become the best version of themselves - physically, mentally, and spiritually.
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