Sunday, June 15, 2008
Full Moon Day: A Celebration of Lunar Mystery
Author: Dorothy Smith
The full moon night could be the night lovers would give their all to meet. We find in a wide collection of books how young lovers wait with longing for the full moon night.
The moon, unlike other celestial objects, or even earthly objects for that matter, has ambivalent connotations in the pages of tradition and folklore. The full moon is more so because of its enigmatic aura and understated presence. The full moon has always been witness to many incidents; pages of descriptions dot more books than not about several events unfolding on a full moon night. It somehow brings out an ominous feeling in a storyline.
The full moon night could be the night lovers would give their all to meet. We find in a wide collection of books how young lovers wait with longing for the full moon night. It is as if the night is tailor-made for their passions to flow unrestrained, spontaneous. The author need not delve more into descriptions of any nature to create the perfect ambience if he mentions that it is a full-moon night. The reader knows by instinct and his study of related literature and art to tell what is about to follow.
Full moons make for a wonderful setting for criminal activity, as we find in detective novels. It’s that night when the gruesome murderer commits the ghastly crime and is seen by a non-descript, aged neighbor. The neighbor’s claim to credibility in the witness box is the fact that there was a full moon on the night in question and everything was there for all to see; it was only a matter of chance that he or she was the only one to spot it! Full moon nights also offer the perfect cover for the snooping detective to hide behind the bush with his dim-witted assistant in tow.
Full moon nights are also the perfect setting for all the harmful omens of the world to get out. You have black magic and all sorts of witchcraft happening on a full moon night. You can also trace the word “lunatic” to “lunar”, which is the Latin word for ‘moon’. The etymological link between the two words will definitely lead you to conclude that mental health and the full moon may have a link mythically, if not medically.
Popular culture has tried to extract maximum leverage out of the mysterious symbolism associated with the full moon. Modern fables have produced creatures like the were-wolf, an otherwise normal man who apparently becomes a wolf when the moon is full. A full moon has strong suggestions of pure and predominantly platonic, love.
Full Moon Day is celebrated on June 18th. If you are a lover and miss your beloved’s company when the whole world in basking in the soft, sensuous glow of moonlight, this is the perfect time to reach out with your warm, romantic messages. You could do it with online cards. Just make sure that a wonderful night of opportunities doesn’t slip by, unattended and untapped.
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