The gravitational pull could have a little effect on us since it might make us more optimistic at this time of the month. It could also make criminals more active also in commiting whatever crimes they do.
I often use the moon to represent karma. When a person (the moon) wanes (commits wrongdoing), then it will always cycle around to wax (hit that person) into a full moon (putting that person into a predicament they didn't want to be in). So in other words what comes around goes around and the time of the Full Moon will be either the best or worst of that person's month.
My son's project is "The effects of the full moon and people's behaviors and Mood Changes" I guess there is evidence behind inmates in prison being stranger during the full moon. (Stranger than ususal)
I'm no longer in the classroom, but we always knew when there was a full moon, the days before and few days after. there is generally more activity and with the young ones, more aggression and the need for movement. the pull of the tides is enormous power. sometimes like ralwus, I am more peaceful, other times I can't sleep.
I think most nurses will tell you the full moon has a definite effect on many people. OR nurses dread the full moon because it means an increase in emergency cases.
I can also say the full moon affects me. I would know when it occurs without having to see it. I experience an increase in energy and a decrease in inhibition. This has gone on for as long as I can remember.
I so feel that the full moon has a great effect on people and I can feel it myself. For many years I workded as a hair dresser and we would often have a giggle about the bizzare episodes with clients on and around the Full moon.
If one takes into consideration of how the full moons affect the tides of an ocean---high and vibrant--than consider that humans are made of 70% water--it is easy to see the correlation between the two... Just how the full moons affect each is surely unique.
working with people with dementia, i have to say, that on a day when every patient is trying, and i jokingly say.... "is there a full moon," there actually is sometime around the few days that the patients seem more difficult....
From what I have read, being interested in this, science tends to say that contained water is not affected by the moon's pull (and our bodies are presumably considered containers ehre) and statistical studies do not tend to support the idea of different behaviour (looking at schools, hospitals and police reports), but there has been interesting work done with oysters!
Apparently, away from their natural habitat, they still respond to tidal shifts in that original habitat (opening and closing), so it may be the moon has influence here - if so, they are surely 'contained' too.
Very often, during a full moon, I have difficulty sleeping. When I do sleep, I tend to have dreams that are more vivid than usual.
My next-door neighbor had some things stolen from his yard, and he blames it on a group of kids in the neighborhood. He swears these kids became more wild during a full moon phase, and were out and about doing things they shouldn't.
I mean seriously...I have ran across quite a few rude ppl today and am just wondering..have all the cool nice ppl left and the rude ppl decide to come out and play? or is there a full moon I don't know about?