It’s that time of the month again. We’ve got a big, bright, full moon floating in the sky. For a long, long, long time, man has considered the full moon a sign of craziness.
According to Mythic Realm, Werewolves have been around throughout most of mankind’s written history. Probably the first account of a shapeshifting was from the book Metamorphoses , written in 8 BC. In this story, man is changed to an ass, setting the stage for the scarier Werewolves we know now later. So, to put it simply, the werewolve idea has been around longer than Jesus. The original werewolves didn’t have anything to do with the Moon. That came later on during the 17th century or so. So, the assumption the Moon has anything to do with people morphing into blood eating animals is not supported by legend.
The common argument, and one that I heard today on Fox, is that since the Moon’s gravity controls the tides, and we’re about 60% water, it therefore controls us. That’s just silly as all get-out and hardly worth “debunking”. The Moon’s no closer or farther away just because it’s not obscured by the Earth interfering with the Sun’s light.
Where I think this all comes from is a lot simpler. Only in VERY modern times, and I mean the 21st century being the only exclusive century, was man not the prey of other beasts. Those beasts could see a LOT better during a full moon than a dark night. In more modern times, robbers could see you a LOT better during a full Moon than a dark night. Therefore, if you weren’t careful, and were traveling at night, a brightly lit full Moon posed a threat. It would probably be best to stay inside or things could get kinda crazy on you real easy during a full Moon.
Now, there are all kinds of reputed studies that connect the Moon to psychological problems. But, there are just as many, probably more, that debunk that theory.
So, what I do during a full Moon is look up in the sky and think, “Wow! What a beautiful Moon we’ve got tonight!”. And go about my normal business.
Now, the only myth I will go along with is full Moon’s make you hornier. My very scientific theory behind that is not that it tugs on your body’s water more or less, or gravity lighten the load of a man’s nuts thereby making them feel a little randier. It’s a lot simpler than that. The pale, pure white light of the Moon has a two-fold double-whammy effect. It not only makes the object of your desire visible, it’s faint enough to hide their imperfections. And, if you’re close enough to them when it’s that dark and the only light you’ve got is the Moon, you’re probably horny in the first place.
So, during this, and all the full Moons to come, don’t fret the bad stuff and most definitely enjoy the good.