The Full Moon: Folklore Mysticism And Magic

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There’s a powerful mysticism about the moon,and the full moon is said to have healing powers and create good karma,and you can stare on it for as long as ever and not get bored.

It creates tide on every scale,the oceanic tides but female cycles,growth and many others,Whenever possible, follow Nature’s natural Energy Currents. There is a natural time for starting things (a planting time), for
maturing things (a growing time), for reaping things ( a harvest time) and, of course, a time for rest and planning.

These lunar influences are a vital factor in the Earth’s ability to support life energy and mysticism.
The highest energy occurs at the Full Moon and, therefore, this is the most powerful time for magickal workings. The New Moon is the next most powerful time for Magick,according to some astrologers,

The moon rabbit

The moon rabbit in folklore is a rabbit that lives on the Moon, based on pareidolia that identifies the markings of the Moon as a rabbit. The folklore originated in China, and then spread to other Asian cultures. In East Asian folklore, it is seen pounding with a mortar and pestle, but the contents of the mortar differ among Chinese, Japanese, and Korean folklore. In Chinese folklore, it is often portrayed as a companion of the Moon goddess Chang’e, constantly pounding the elixir of life for her; but in Japanese and Korean versions, it is pounding the ingredients for rice cake.

In some Chinese versions, the rabbit pounds medicine for the mortals. An early mention appears in the Chu Ci, a Western Han anthology of Chinese poems from the Warring States period, which notes that along with a toad, there is a rabbit on the Moon who constantly pounds herbs for the immortals. This notion is supported by later texts, including the Song-era Taiping Imperial Reader. Han Dynasty poets call the rabbit on the Moon the “Jade Rabbit”  or the “Gold Rabbit” (, and these phrases were often used in place of the word for the Moon. A famous poet of Tang China, Li Bai, relates how “the rabbit in the Moon pounds the medicine in vain” in his poem “The Old Dust,The moon rabbit is the markings on the moon that look like a rabbit pounding in a pestle. This is what is known in science as a ‘pareidolia’, or an image or sound that appears to be something significant.

The Maya moon goddess
The traditional Mayas generally assume the moon to be female, and the moon’s phases are accordingly conceived as the stages of a woman’s life. The Maya moon goddess wields great influence in many areas. Being in the image of a woman, she is associated with sexuality and procreation, fertility and growth, not only of human beings, but also of the vegetation and the crops. Since growth can also cause all sorts of ailments, the moon goddess is also a goddess of disease. Everywhere in Mesoamerica, including the Mayan area, she is specifically associated with water, be it wells, rainfall, or the rainy season.

Selene / Luna

These are the names of the Moon Goddess in Greek and Roman mythology respectively. In the myths associated with these goddesses, the goddess is paired with the god of the sun. He travels throughout the day and she takes over the journey at night. She is typically considered to be a passionate goddess who takes many lovers and who represents the desire associated with the moon.

The werewolf In folklore

The werewolf In folklore  or occasionally lycanthrope is a human with the ability to shapeshift into a wolf, either purposely or after being placed under a curse or affliction and especially on the night of a full moon.
Songs that celebrate the moon:

Here are some of my favorite songs that celebrate the moon

 

Brandy | Full Moon

Brandy Full Moon single (From the album Full Moon © 2002 Atlantic Records)

“Moon Baby”

is a song by Godsmack, off of their 1997 debut, self-titled album. Lyrics include, “let’s take a blast to the moon baby” and “why is it everyday that I feel the pain.”

“Brain Damage”

is a song by Pink Floyd, off of their 1973 album, The Dark Side of the Moon. Lyrics include, “the lunatic is on the grass” and “if your head explodes with dark forebodings too / I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon.”

“Dancin’ in the Moonlight”

is a song by Thin Lizzy, off of their 1977 album, Bad Reputation. Lyrics include, “but I’m dancing in the moonlight / it’s caught me in its spotlight / it’s alright, alright / dancing in the moonlight / on this long hot summer night.”

“I Have the Moon

is a song by Lush, off of the 1997 soundtrack to the film, “Nowhere.” Originally the song was done by Magnetic Fields. Lyrics include, “we have walked in ancient times / and we’ve been burned for many crimes / we have ended many lives / but we never really died / you have the sun, I have the moon.”

“Moonchild”

is a song by King Crimson, off of their 1969 debut album, In the Court of the Crimson King. Lyrics include, “call her moonchild / dancing in the shallows of a river / lovely moonchild / dreaming in the shadow of the willow.”

“Moon Shaddow”

is a song by Cat Stevens, off of his 1971 album, Teaser and the Firecat. Lyrics include, “oh, I’m being followed by a moonshadow / leapin’ and hoppin’ on a moonshadow.”

“Moonage Daydream”

is a song by David Bowie, off of his 1972 album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. Lyrics include, “keep your ‘lectric eye on me babe / put your ray gun to my head / press your space face close to mine, love / freak out in a moonage daydream, oh yeah.”

“Moonlight Drive”

is a song by the Doors, off of their 1967 album, Strange Days. Lyrics include, “let’s swim to the moon, uh huh / let’s climb through the tide / penetrate the evening that the / city sleeps to hide / let’s swim out tonight, love / it’s our turn to try / parked beside the ocean / on our moonlight drive.”

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