Saturday, May 5, 2012

Full Moon in Superstitions, Beliefs and Spells

Magical and mysterious atmosphere created by the full moon has always been inspired fears, hopes, superstitions, beliefs, legends and spells, which sometimes continue to mark us today, despite our claim of being rational or logical. The full moon was associated, over time, with murders, suicides, mental illness, natural disasters, accidents, birth rate, women fertility, witchcraft and werewolves. Here are some of these beliefs, superstitions and spells ...

Greek philosopher Aristotle and Roman historian Plinius the Elder considered the brain as "wet" organ of the body,  seemed to be extremely exposed to the harmful effects of the Moon, like the flows and tidal over the seas.

Beliefs in the "lunar effect", "Transylvania effect", or  lycanthropy (mentioned  in the ancient Greece), marked all the countries of Europe in the medieval times, consisting of men turning  into werewolves or vampires in the night with  full moons.

It was said that witches spells and incantations were performed in the nights with full moon, because that moon was believed to bring  a major influence on human body and mind. However, sometimes, witches could be seen flying in the night skies marked by  full moon. Black magic and devil worship were, they say, usual activities in the full moon nights.

The full moon gives a very favorable energy for divination. If you keep a moonstone in the mouth during of a full moon night , you have the power to see what awaits you in the future.

Another old superstition warned that women who stare at the full moon or let its rays touche their bodies are exposed  to the risk of become pregnant. Moreover, it was believed that some of them could give birth to monsters!

If you increase you luck in marriage, you must to marry in a day with full moon.

Children born in a full moon night are very healthy and strong. In fact, many people believe that the full moon help women give birth easily, without pain. Some even claimed that in such periods were born more children than usual.

If you blow nine times over a wart when it is full moon, the wart will disappear like magic.

A full moon heralds Christmas mishaps.

During the full moon try to avoid argues with neighbors, because such quarrels  will cause you much trouble.

You'll fail if you try to steal in the third day after full moon.

Legends say that the most misfortune or unlucky day of the year is a 13 on Friday, when is a full moon in the sky. Meanwhile, there are a some superstitions claiming  that Sundays and  Saturdays with new moon and full moon bring bad luck. Yiu can be happy with a full moon in the moon day, Monday.

Sick people should not look at the full moon because in this way, they delay their healing.

Never sleep under the full moon because it leads to illness or even death.

If you're broke and you need a lot of money, wait a full moon, then come out under its rays, open wide your pocket or wallet and say 9  times "Fill it up." Within few days, the money will be rushing over you!
In fact, in ancient times, men  believed that the moon is made of silver, having the power to attract money. The full moon was especially favorable, because it was richer and more generous.

In Feng Shui, the energy of the full moon is ideal to rid us of things which prevent the development of our self, whether it's about people, things, circumstances, or attitudes. In this context, it is best to make order and clean the house, to banish anger and forgive people, quit smoking or to put an end to an unhappy love relationship.


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