Feeling a little odd lately? That’s okay. Blame The Hunter’s Moon for that. Scientists say that it’s normal and you are not going crazy.
Hunter’s Moon is a Full Moon that takes place in the time of Aries. In this case, it’s set to take place at 3:57 pm on Wednesday, October 20th. The Hunter’s Moon is named after the time period where Native Americans began gathering meats for the long winter ahead.
I’m sure that you have heard by now that everybody’s heard that the Full Moon causes everything to be a little bit weird. Myths surrounding the Full Moon go back centuries. They age, and are not necessarily sharp like a fine wine. It’s believed that Lunar events alter people’s mental states, behaviors, and even animal behavior, and many Astrologers and Moon worshippers will back that up. Now, people are saying that The Hunter’s Moon can affect your mental health, and your physical health on top of that.
The Organic Pharmacy says, “Many people believe that their health and behavior is controlled by lunar phases, and have noticed certain health symptoms flaring up during the time of a Full Moon. Most commonly, people notice symptoms up to three days before and three days after a full moon, as well as on the night of the full moon itself.”
Well, The Organic Pharmacy wants you to look out for five unusual signs to watch out for. The symptoms? Disturbed sleep, immune systems and parasites, moon migraines, increased appetite, and kidney pain.
There’s a probable chance that these physical symptoms are actually caused by something else happening deep within your body. It’s also possible that these symptoms can tag team off of one another and shouldn’t be chopped up to The Hunter’s Moon. But there’s a chance for everything.
The Folklore of Lunacy
Many myths have repeatedly cycled throughout lunar events since the beginning of time. Your dog may need a trip to the ER is one of them. Others include heavier ocean tides, increased birth rates, altered sleep, heightened crime rates, and the outcome of surgery results leaning on the more positive side.
Hal Arkowitz and Scott O. Lilienfeld documented in American popular science magazine, “When there is a full moon and something decidedly odd happens, we usually notice it, tell others about it, and remember it … In contrast, when there is a full moon and nothing odd happens, this nonevent quickly fades from our memory. As a result of our selective recall, we erroneously perceive an association between full moons and myriad bizarre events.”
Earlier this year, the August Blue Moon, also known as the Full Sturgeon, appeared. However, the moon didn’t appear blue, as it never actually turns the color blue. It’s explained that a blue moon happens when two full moons appear during the same month. It doesn’t happen often and it’s rare. Perhaps that’s where the saying once in a blue moon emerged?