Despite it’s barrenness I have always been fascinated with the moon and, like the Greeks and Romans, I see it as some kind of goddess. The moon affects the Earth in physical ways; its gravitational pull helps to create our ocean’s tide. The Earth and Moon are attracted to one another like magnets. The moon tries to pull on everything on the Earth to bring it closer, but the Earth is able to hold onto everything except the water. Since the ocean is constantly moving and the Earth is unable to hold onto it, tides form.
I have always believed that the moon’s gravitational pull not only has an effect on our oceans but it also has an effect on our brains and emotions — after all, the human body is mostly water. Whenever I look up to the sky and see a third quarter moon in the night sky, I know that pretty soon my mood is going to change as the full moon starts to unfold. I will start to feel slightly unbalanced; emotional, tired, anxious and a little moody. As a note to myself I keep the moon’s cycle calendar close to hand, so I can recognize and try to help shift my change in mood. Do any of you suffer from the moon’s gravitational pull?