The Moon

This is a new art sculpture at the Games Farm Park in Auburn, WA. Beautiful. On that thought of the moon, many myths and legends are built around it. Studies have concluded that there are more accidents and aberrant behavior during a full moon. I worked in the health field for years and I can contest to strange behaviors of my patients during the full phase of the moon. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine wrote, “one who is seized by terror and madness during the night are visited by the goddess of the moon.” Many cultures throughout history have honored lunar dieties.

In 18th century England, people on trial for murder could campaign for a lighter sentence on grounds of lunacy if the crime concurred under a full moon. Interesting fact. In the 1820’s, astronomer, Franz von Paula Gruithuisen claimed entire cities existed on the moon. ??? No one believed him, yet a lunar crater was named after him. The greatest hoax, in my opinion, was the secret Nazi base during WWII on the moon or the other crazy notion that the moon is actually a hollowed out spaceship.

Did you know in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef that coral mate during the full moon? Deer and other herbivores tend to ovulate during the phase of the full moon. Is it any wonder that women have their menses during that time?

The moon does guide the ebbs and flow of the tides. Fact. Yet, it’s fun to believe the cycles of the moon are important to magical workings and all the silly myths out there.

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