One should always be prepared...
There is an ancient awareness of the Full Moon's effects on mental and emotional balance.
This awareness gives us the words lunatic, lunacy, and loony . . .
all derived from the Latin word Luna, the Goddess of the Moon.
In Britain, the problem was apparently so widespread that they created the 1824 Lunacy Act,
which stated that people were liable to go mad when the Moon was full.
This "lunacy" strikes in different ways.
Here is a list of some of the Full Moon's effects on humans that have been documented. . .
* Hospital accident and emergency units see about 10% more patients
* Significant increase in visits to medical practices for consultations after the full moon
* Increase in epileptic seizures, bleeding ulcers, and hemorrhaging
* Dramatic rise in admissions to psychiatric hospitals
* Higher number of mental patients become highly disturbed
* The Full Moon adversely affects patient behavior.
* Airline passengers create more incidents
* Crimes of violence increase at the full moon
* Murders - many apparently motiveless - triple
* Arson attacks increase by 100%
* Suicide rates increase
* Alcohol consumption rises at the start and end of the lunar cycle.
* More drunk drivers, more crashes and more hangovers.
* Ovulation -- and sexual desire -- peak with the Full Moon.
* Emotional bio-rhythms cycle ties in with the 28 day lunar cycle.