Moon and Moon phases

Moon (lat. Luna) is the Earth’s closest celestial body. Moon revolves around the Earth in the elliptic orbit, and it takes 27,3 days to do one revolution around Earth (this is called sidereal rotation period). However, as the Earth revolves around the Sun, Moon takes 29,5 days to return to the same spot (synodic rotation period) if we look at his rotation from the aspect Earth-Moon-Sun.


General facts about Moon and its relationship with the Earth

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Moon (lat. Luna) is the Earth’s closest celestial body. Moon revolves around the Earth in the elliptic orbit, and it takes 27,3 days to do one revolution around Earth (this is called sidereal rotation period). However, as the Earth revolves around the Sun, Moon takes 29,5 days to return to the same spot (synodic rotation period) if we look at his rotation from the aspect Earth-Moon-Sun.

Today we know that the tides occur because of gravitational forces, between the Earth, the Moon and the Sun at their relative movement through space. The Moon revolves around the Earth, and because of its attraction of the Earth, an attractive force appears among them influencing the Earth. All but huge masses of water on the Earth is not flexible enough to be attracted by the Moon, so the Moon attracts to itself the large masses of water. In this way, the Moon causes the withdrawal of the sea level on the coast, and the sea level drops as the impact gets stronger, and this phenomenon we notice and call “low tide”. When the influence weakens and leads to a gradual increase of sea level back to the original condition and we call this phenomenon “the tides”. The thing, that is also happening, is that the moon moves the Earth's crust for about 30 cm.

Due to a constant changing position of the Sun and the Earth, the Moon is illuminated differently, so the Moon can be seen in four phases:

New Moon

The side of the moon facing the Earth is dark. Additionally, the moon is up throughout the day, and down throughout the night. For these reasons, we cannot see the moon during this phase.

First Quarter

During the first quarter, 1/2 of the moon is visible for the first half of the evening, and then goes down, leaving the sky very dark.

Full Moon

When we can observe the entire face of the moon, we call it a Full Moon. A full moon will rise just as the evening begins and will set about the time morning is ushered in.
   

Last Quarter

During the Last Quarter Moon, we can see exactly 1/2 of the Moon's lighted surface.

Examples of the Scientific research of the Moon

The fact is that the Moon has an impact on the Earth and the all living beings on it. The time until the birth of the child is exactly nine lunar months. We can say that more children come to this world during the new moon and the full moon than at any other stages. Research has shown that when external influences are shut out, primarily sunlight, many creatures will adjust their daily routine to the lunar day (about 24 hours and 50 minutes).

On the topic of the Moon and Moon phases, many scientific experiments are being conducted on this topic. One of the most convincing is that of Dr. Frank A. Brown, a biologist at Northwestern University (University of Chicago). He transferred live oysters from their original location (coastal Connecticut) to his laboratory in Chicago. Oysters open their shells with each high tide, and Dr. Brown wanted to see if this was due to the change in ocean levels or a force from the moon itself. He put them in a shallow dish with water and removed them from all sunlight. For the first week, they continued to open their shells with the high tides from their ocean home. However, by the second week, they had adjusted their shell openings to when the moon was directly overhead or underfoot in Chicago. Dr. Brown concluded that this must be due to the direct power of the moon and probably electromagnetic energy, which acts together with the electromagnetic fields, which surrounds the oysters.

Effect of the Moon on Human Beings

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We have seen the relationship between the moon and the Earth and its attractive influence on the surface waters. We also know that water is an essential ingredient of our body. It makes up about 69-80% of the human body and because of water human body is balanced mentally and physically.

If we take into consideration that the Moons attractive forces move great seas, and oceans, we can safely conclude that it also has a significant impact on the water that we are made off. However, the human body and psyche have to be observed carefully in order to see the exact effect of the Moon on individual or character. So here we will present what we know on this subject.

We can all use the Moon's phases in a positive way. So many farmers apply the same knowledge, but also fishermen, hunters, gardeners and housewives. They use the knowledge that they received from generation to generation. Today it is possible to find many books with the lunar tides on the Internet. Here we list the essential features of the four different phases.

New Moon

Many calendars will show this stage as a the blackened moon, thus showing that the Moon cannot be seen at night because it is between the Earth and the Sun.  Initiation and increasing awareness are connected with the New Moon. This stage is a good time for planning, starting new projects and businesses. Also, it is a good time to clean our organisms and begin to break bad habits. On the psychological level, men feel young moon stronger than women. At this time, the Earth starts to inhale.

First Quarter (we can see the Moon during the night)

At this stage, power of the Moon begins to grow vigorously. During this phase, everything develops and plants grow better. It is a time when energy accumulates, and our vital force is restored by itself. The nutrients are well absorbed, and the body loses less fluid from the body, so it's good to be careful with the accumulation of weight. During the time when the Moon is in the First Quarter wounds heal slower, and the recovery time is longer. Children conceived during this period will have positive personality. At this time, the sex life is better. And if you want your hair to grow faster, this is a good time to visit the hairdresser.  Seafood caught in this period will be abundant, containing more meat. Also, if you are sowing or just replanting the domestic plants, this is the perfect time to do it since the plants will have a larger chance of success. But everything else that one starts to do during the growing Moon, regardless of whether this is the job, love or friendship will also have more success. Also, this is a good time to take care of the skin.

Full Moon

At this stage, the Earth is between the Sun and the Moon and the Sun shines on the Moon fully. In calendars, this is usually shown as a full white circle. The full moon marks the enlightenment, completeness and discomfort. The full moon has the strongest influence compared to all other phases. The Full Mone stage is a period of internal tension, and this increases our activity. It causes mental instability, heightened emotions, and it brings insomnia to the people who are otherwise susceptible to it. In fact, we can say that the full Moon enhances all your thoughts whatever they might be. People who have predominantly negative thoughts, the same ideas will be greatly intensified. So it appears that many robberies or murders happen during the days of the full Moon. However, those, that have a stronger focus and a sharp concentration can use this powerful energy for something positive and constructive. People, who are not aware of their thoughts and actions, can often argue in this period or can even experience accidents because of their negligence or suddenness. Women and sick people feel the Full Moon stronger than men. This phase is also the largest abundance stage.

Last Quarter (we can see the Moon in the morning)

At this stage, it is the perfect time for energy releasing and liberation. Also, this phase of the Moon is an excellent period for waxing (depilation) and dying of hair, and even men report that they notice their beards grow slower. It is a good time to visit the dentist, to take cosmetic procedures or any other operation because the scars will heal faster. Period is ideal for cutting and extraction of trees and plants because their juice will not come out when they one cuts them. This is the stage of relaxation and meditation. At this point, we should turn back to ourselves as it is an excellent time to work on ourselves, to take care of our skin and prepare ourselves for the upcoming new moon.

Moon in Astrology

Moon in astrology has a unique role - it is a symbol of emotions and instinctive reactions and it is talking about our primary needs and the relationship with our Mother. Influence of the Moon is most active during the first three years of our lives. In this period of our life, we absorb like a sponge everything that happens around us. Moon often represents a spiritual power. During a full Moon, according to some interpretations, the man is in an ideal spiritual environment. The Moon is one of the most maneuverable bodies, and it is a symbol of sensitivity and applicability. In a personal horoscope, describes the emotionality and sensitivity.

The house, in which the Moon appears in our horoscope, reveals a lot about our habits, instincts and reactions. It shows how we express and how we deal with our emotions and our most fundamental needs. Since the father is equivalent to the Sun, and mother to the Moon, Moon sign also indicates the way how we "nurture" others, as well as ourselves.

The house, where the Moon is also located,  signifies the area of life where the characteristics of the Moon are most prominent and most intense. It also points to the strengths and influences of the Moon on our lives in general.

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