It has been and is the greatest belief in the minds of mankind that the changing phases of the moon have a vital significance in all walks of our lives. And it is the truth that in the universe everything is correlated and the nature surrounding us has an inevitable connection with human beings. It is also true how nature behaves creates an indomitable effect on our physical being. Because of the close proximity of the moon with the earth, it has a deep effect upon the latter.
Theoretically, the water in our body, which roughly amounts to 70 percent of our physical existence, is periodically affected by the phases of the moon in the same way as its gravitational force controls the tides and tidal eddies. The fluidity in our body shifts and changes the balance in our mind, which activates our emotions to the extreme. Lunar effects on our body and mind was known to ancient Indians and the English word ‘lunatic’ is derived from ‘luna’ or the moon.
- Indians have been keen observers of nature and studied the moon in all its spectrums and manifestations.
- Thus, all vegetation, which consists of fluids, depends on the moon for its growth.
- All major Indian festivals are observed on full moon days.
- Vedic astrology pays significant importance to the moon.
- It is the common belief of Hindus that the moon is a worshipping deity.
The full moon emanates the most vibrant and luminescent energies of the lunar cycle whenever the earth is between the moon and sun. The moon spends roughly 2 1/2 days in each sign and takes 28 days to circumnavigate the zodiac. Whereas the moon reacts and the sun acts. The positivity moon manifests are sympathy, memory, joy, enthusiasm, peace of mind, care, receptivity, and patience.
The negativity moon manifests include mood swings, worry, tensions, depressions, suicidal tendency, and emotional instability, and consequently, these qualities have a vital effect on the compatibilities of making relations.
In Vedic astrology, the moon is an indicator of the mother, pregnancy, brain, intelligence, pride, emotions, behaviour, romance, gardens, salt, medicines, travel abroad, milk, etc.
The lunar cycles are very important for magical workings. Most occult can be created and performed only when the full moon period is in constellation, but these occult rituals are intended to cast the magical spell at that specific time. Tantric rituals, meditations, psychic development, dreams, and divination are particularly related to the phases of moon.
Our physical body has two types of energies — prana and mind or consciousness. In every organ of the body, there are two channels supplying energy. The lunar energy enters the pineal gland and takes control of all activities from night till we wake up. The meditative rituals during the full moon help in going inwards; transcend the mind and to full divinity within.
Our behaviour, health and physiology run on the 28-day cycle of some kind. Certainly there is a mystic connection between fertility, birth rate, reproductive factor, sexual behaviour and the lunar cycle.
Human mind consists of the conscious, sub-conscious and para consciousness, and they relate to the positioning of the lunar phases. Our sub-conscious mind is full of positive and negative imprints. The sub-conscious mind is the repository of impressions, memories and thoughts which we accumulate during our lifecycle. The moon effects our sub-conscious by bringing the thought frequencies to the surface. When these frequencies rise to the conscious, we feel irritable, crazy and mindless. It is a proven fact now that on full moon days, people with psychic disorders may feel increased emotions and anxiety. On full moon nights, our unconscious surface through, and we can use this time to balance our overactive mind.
It is evidently clear that the full moon influences crime and our sexual life.
Though it will remain a subject of debate that how human beings turn more romantic, sexual and energetic during the full moon, the changes in our sexual life are predictably inevitable. The hormonal surge is at its peak during the full moon and mythological hormonal changes drive the mythological sexual beast inside a person. With the mystic power of the full moon, romantic relationship scale higher peaks.
The effects of full moon among women is of increased sexual desire, deep intuition and the emergence of new ideas, while men become inwardly focused, feel escalated libido and feel more tempted to satiate their sexual desires.
There is also a correlation between crime and the full moon, which is variedly substantiated by the authorities on crime.