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Blame it on the Moon!

Jan 05, 2016 10:50AM, Published by Staff Writer, Categories: Acadiana Life, Lifestyle

When crazy things happen, one often hears, “Must be a full moon.” This is a common phrase among law enforcement and emergency workers. Holding many mystical connotations, the full moon is thought to cause aggression, crazy antics, injuries, menstruation and sleep deprivation. Even pets are affected with more injuries and primal instincts than usual. But, the full moon isn’t all bad — farmers think it’s the best time to plant crops, fisherman say they catch more fish and hairdressers suggest it’s the best time for a trim to speed up hair growth. So, what gives?

Some studies show the same gravitational pull towards the moon which causes larger tides in the ocean is the same pull that amplifies the internal workings of humans — which are also (mostly) made up of water. For those who believe the full moon has significant effects, it is important to have positive thoughts and actions during the full moon and up to 2 days after; otherwise the negativity will multiply. Whether this is a myth or not, it can be a good monthly practice to calm and center oneself — using the full moon as a time to manifest aspirations. Remember, whether good or bad, the moon cultivates those emotions at this time.

Making the Full Moon Work for You:


Get plenty of rest.

Repeat positive affirmations to yourself.

Create a manifestation poster of your life goals

Meditate alone or with other like minded individuals.

Hold off on life changing decisions and confrontations.

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Moon Phases

FULL MOON- The moon is full when the moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun. When this occurs, the entire surface of the moon looks to be illuminated. The full moon occurs every 29.53058 days.

NEW MOON- A new moon occurs when the moon is between the earth and the sun. The moon is too close to the sun to see at all, during the exact time of the new moon.

BLUE MOON- Today we consider the Blue Moon to be when a full moon occurs twice in one month. Originally, a blue moon was considered to be when a full moon occurred 4 times in a season. A season usually has 3 full moons. The term became popular to reference any rare event.

BLACK MOON- This is a term that isn’t used frequently and has no exact definition. Some sources say the term is used when there is no full moon in a month. Having a month with no full moon is very rare and can only happen in the month of February, because it has fewer days than the moon cycle.


Moon Phases Moon Calendar 2016

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