How the Moon Influences Our Lives

have already written about the Moon's influence on your body and how to make the most of the Full Moon phase. However, there is so much stuff that the two articles are not enough to cover the topic. Today you will read about how this celestial body influences all our lives.

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, 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 deers become less careful while crossing the road.

2. Tides

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 them 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 pretty incredible.

3. Months

Neolithic peoples understood the seasons. The Egyptians had a calendar based upon 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 length 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 other, 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 actually been slowing down the spin of our planet. It is gravitational pull on the Earth acts like a break on the spin.  As a byproduct 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 spinningt 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 the 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 Full Moon
  • what to do during Waning Moon
  • New Moon
  • 6. Eating

    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 the 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 a better fat burning, detox and losing weight. moreover, there are another two days which can help us to 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 that in the middle of it.

    Further reading on excessive eating:
  • Excessive Eating: Apply These 2 Proven Steps to Tame It
  • Meditation and the Moon

    Your meditation will be very powerful if you synchronise itwith each of the Moon phases. Full and New Moon will have the biggest impact.Light a candle, play some uplifting music (432 Hz, 528 Hz and solfeggio are themost advisable). Then lie down or sit straight on the chair, close your eyesand visualise your intention (depending on the Moon phase). Then follow thesteps of meditation described here.

    Let's meditate together:

    Connect remotely during joint meditation on Saturdays at  8 pm GMT. I will meditate with you and other people then use telepathy. Send your intention to the Universe. Transform your life and the world.  Check and join upcoming meditations.

    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's 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.