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The Effects of the Full Moon on Human Behavior

It is a common belief that various phases of the lunar cycle have an effect on various aspects of human life such as increased blood loss, increased violence and aggression, reproductive behavior, the body we have in our body and much more. That proves that the effects of the full moon on human behavior are real.

This period lasts 29.5 days.

There is something really curious: the terms lunacy or lunatic come from luna, the latin name for the moon. 

The legend of the full moon’s effects on human behavior has existed for centuries, popularized by the myth of the werewolf. People often attributed intermittent insanity to the phases of the moon, but the truth is that we do not have much proves about if this is real or not. The effects of the full moon on human behaviors is somethings that still needs to be studied.

Even if so many people notice the full moon when weird things happen. It makes them  wonder whether the moon had something to do with what happened. At other times, no one thinks to consider whether the moon has anything to do with behavior.

In our world of street lights and headlamps and blinding motion sensors, we no longer rely on the Moon, even if for centuries was so important for humans. We must admit that often, we don’t even remember that it’s up there.

These days, a few studies have linked human health and behavior with the full moon. For example the lions are less likely to hunt under a full moon. But as that moon wanes and the evenings darken these hungrier lions might encounter not just their traditional prey but people still out in the open. An entry in the Journal of Criminal Psychology looked at incidences of crime during different lunar phases, and found that incidences of homicides and aggravated assaults spiked massively during a full moon.

An entry in the Journal of Criminal Psychology looked at incidences of crime during different lunar phases, and found that incidences of homicides and aggravated assaults spiked massively during a full moon, this is another prove that the effects of the full moon on human behavior are real.

Greek philosopher Aristotle and Roman historian Pliny the Elder theorized that because the human brain was largely made up of water, the moon would have a tide-like effect on us. Since then, several studies, including some published in Psychological Bulletin and Journal of Affective Disorders, along with research from UCLA, Colorado State University, have shown that not to be true. 

The effects of the full moon on human behavior are the gravitational pull of the moon is far too weak to affect brain activity. Also the tide effect only works on open bodies of water, not enclosed systems like our brain.You’ve probably heard that the moon affects the sea and tides, as well as that the old wives tale that our periods sync with the moon, well I also believe it is true, because there are also several studies that says that moon phases affect our sleep quality. It says that we have less deep slow-wave sleep and lower evening melatonin levels 0–4 days around the full moon compared to the other moon phases.

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Full Moon and its affect on us

The effects of full moon has always been into the news, debate on how and why full moon effects or does not effects a human and human behavior has been a hot topic always. There has been lot of research foundations and organizations who are studying the effects of full moon on humans and human behaviors. Ti is such believed that the moon has its own frequency and so does has a human brain, the frequency of human brain and that of moon are almost same. The frequency in our mind are nothing but catalyst which gives rise to our thoughts, and when there is a full moon, it gives us more thoughts because due to the higher frequency our catalyst are working in more high speed for which we start thinking more and more when it is full moon.

Eventually it has also been discovered that moon does not generally creates much effect on human body except the fact that due to a full moon light during night time people are not able to sleep properly which can causes lot of other diseases related to the brain or nerves. However it is also described that our body is made of more water and less of earth, similar to the earth we live in which comprises of more water, and due to the full moon the gravitational pull increases for which tides happen, similarly due to full moon it is such depicted that the water content of our body also faces higher gravitational pull for which our systems inside our body might get interrupted from its daily course. Some other effects that might be on us are below

<strong>EPILEPSY:</strong> A study in the journal Epilepsy & Behavior in 2004 found no connection between epileptic seizures and the full moon, even though some patients believe their seizures to be triggered by the full moon.

<strong>PSYCHIATRIC VISITS:</strong> A 2005 study by Mayo Clinic researchers, reported in the journal Psychiatric Services, looked at how many patients checked into a psychiatric emergency department between 6 pm. and 6 am. over several years.

<strong>EMERGENCY ROOM VISITS:</strong> Researchers examined 150,999 records of emergency room visits to a suburban hospital.

<strong>PET INJURIES:</strong> In studying 11,940 cases at the Colorado State University Veterinary Medical Center, researchers found the risk of emergency room visits to be 23 percent higher for cats and 28 percent higher for dogs on days surrounding full moons. It could be people tend to take pets out more during the full moon, raising the odds of an injury, or perhaps something else is at work — the study did not determine a cause.

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Super Blue Blood Moon 2018

You will witness a SUPER BLOOD MOON on January 31st, if you keep your gaze towards the night sky. This rare lunar sight is the second full moon in January that you can observe (the first was a normal full moon though).

This is the first in 150 years and you will likely not have a chance again to witness one in your lifetime. Just hope for a clear sky and you are in for a treat.

The blue blood moon is a perfect day to have materials blessed or spells cast. I would estimate the energies given on this day to be around 10x than usual, so make sure you capitalize on this once in a lifetime opportunity!


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