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Celebrating Full Moons

People have been celebrating Full Moons for thousands of years. There are tons of superstitions about the Full Moon. Some peeps think it's when people turn into werewolves, when accidents are more likely to happen, and when babies are more likely to be born. Crazy people are even called lunatics - a word that comes from the word "lunar, " which is a word that means "related to the Moon." Read on for the 411 on this monthly excuse to party!


What makes a Moon Full?

A Full Moon is when the entire moon is illuminated in the night sky. The Moon doesn't give off it's own light (it just reflects the Sun's), and the phases of the Moon depend on how the Earth, Sun and Moon line up. You get a Full Moon when the Earth isn't between the Sun and the Moon (and, therefore, the Earth doesn't cast a shadow on the Moon). This happens every 28 days. A Full Moon occurs two weeks after a New Moon, a week after the first Quarter Moon, and a week before the last Quarter Moon.


The Significance of the Full Moon

For pagans, the universe has the most magical energy during a full moon. Most Wiccans believe the Full Moon is the single best time to perform rituals or magic. They think the Full Moon can bring healing, transformation and prosperity. For explorers and sailors, the different phases of the moon were an important part of navigation.


Once in a Blue Moon

When peeps say something happens once in a Blue Moon, they mean that it doesn't happen very often but have you ever stopped to think what a Blue Moon is? A Blue Moon isn't actually blue. It occurs when there are two Full Moons in one month.


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What's Your Fave Phase of the Moon?

  • The full moon.
  • A new moon.
  • A waning moon.
  • Who cares about the moon?

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AlphaT
AlphaT posted in Debating:
"Kirsteeeeen" wrote: Nobody needs another person's permission to be gay, straight, or any other identity. I completely believe it's a part of who you are and how you relate to the world, and that's not something that needs changing. Diversity is important, and regardless of what we're talking about a person's feelings are valid. There are countless reasons people come up with that it's wrong, but there are also countless reasons why it's not. "Diversity is important" To whom? To what extent? For what goal?  "A person's feelings are valid" What does that even mean? Valid in what sense?
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Kirsteeeeen
Kirsteeeeen posted in Debating:
Nobody needs another person's permission to be gay, straight, or any other identity. I completely believe it's a part of who you are and how you relate to the world, and that's not something that needs changing. Diversity is important, and regardless of what we're talking about a person's feelings are valid. There are countless reasons people come up with that it's wrong, but there are also countless reasons why it's not.
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activeeeag1
activeeeag1 posted in Debating:
well men and woman were meant to be together to reproduce if there is no birth theres no continuation of the generation
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"geekgirl987" wrote: ​YES. ​ I see no reason that bis and gays should not get the rights that sraights have. There are more ########### than bisexual and gay.
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geekgirl987
geekgirl987 posted in Debating:
​YES. ​ I see no reason that bis and gays should not get the rights that sraights have.
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