Full Moon Alert! Read Up On The SuperstitionsPeople have always associated numerous powers with a full Moon, one just as unbelievable as the next. Do you know what they are? Here are 5 popular beliefs that will more than likely surprise you. Keep reading!
The Moon is known for influencing farming and the tides, so why wouldn’t it have an influence on our behavior?
Here are 5 surprising superstitions.
Are they really magical or mythical? It’s up to you to decide!
1. A Full Moon will transform a man into a werewolf
According to modern beliefs, nights that have full moons will involuntarily transform a man into a werewolf, a terrifying creature that’s half man and half animal.
It’s also said that people born under a full moon will be more susceptible of becoming lycanthropes.
2. A Full Moon will make a man volatile
People have long associated the full moon with the worst crimes… The number of accidents, crimes, and suicides double during an evening with a full moon. Outbreaks in this foolish behavior will be a lot more frequent. Today, people continue to believe that this “blonde star” plays on our emotions and our moods: our feelings will be multiplied ten times, insomnia will hit us harder, and a natural aggressiveness within people and animals will be more intense… Incidentally, there’s a good reason why the word “volatile” means that someone’s mood is unpredictable, just like the face of the Moon, which changes all the time.
3. Hang your laundry out during the evening of a Full Moon, and it will whiten
According to an ancient belief, if you hung your laundry out to dry under a full moon, the clothing would obtain a spotless white color. In short, the moonlight would have a bleaching power on clothing.
4. If you cut your hair on the evening of a Full Moon, it’ll grow back quicker
The moon plays an essential role on vegetable growth, so why wouldn’t do the same with our hair? According to certain beliefs, the force of the moon’s pull will boost our blood flow. Incidentally, our nails and hair will grow a lot quicker if they’re trimmed late during the evening of a full moon. Be careful, though: if you want to cut your hair but not have it grow back as fast, you should know how to cut your hair according to the moon’s cycles!
5. A Full Moon triggers childbirth
Have you ever noticed that the duration of the lunar cycle (28 days) corresponds with a woman’s menstrual cycle? If the Moon prompts childbirth and influences the fertility of farm land, there is no reason that the Moon wouldn’t influence our own fertility.
There’s a reason why maternity wards are fuller during evenings that have a full moon… According to this modern belief, women will have more luck having a child the evening of a full moon if the end of her pregnancy falls around this date.