Full Moon and Friday the 13th!
Yes, for those superstitious ones, I suppose this could be considered a day of caution.
However, I choose to see it as another Friday…which has always been my favorite day of the week because it is the start of the week-end and this particular Friday is the beginning of another favorite Holiday…Fathers Day!
As far as the number 13 goes…I was born on the 13th of November and so I consider the number 13 a good luck charm for me. 🙂
The moon has always been special for the Captain and Me…so special that we named our home Villa de la Luna which means simply “home of the moon”!
I feel the Moon has gotten a bad rap for being a scapegoat for either bad luck or bizarre behavior. Supposedly, crime increases and emergency rooms fill up during a full moon.
I did research the association of a full moon to superstition and according to Erin McCarthy, writing for Mental Floss, Amazing Facts:
To test the theory, of the belief that the moon influences behavior, researchers evaluated 771 patients who visited emergency rooms at two hospitals in Montreal, Canada between March 2005 and April 2008.
When the researchers compared the time of the visits to the phases of the moon, they found that there was no link between the incidence of psychological problems and the four lunar phases, with one exception—in the last lunar quarter, anxiety disorders were 32 percent lessfrequent. “This may be coincidental or due to factors we did not take into account,” says Dr. Geneviève Belleville, who directed the team of researchers. “But one thing is certain: we observed no full-moon or new-moon effect on psychological problems.”
So rest easy (or maybe not): If people are acting crazy during the full moon, it’s likely because they’re just that crazy all the time. 🙂
Just as an FYI…The last time the moon was full on a Friday the 13th was Oct. 13, 2000 and the next time there is a full moon on a Friday the 13th will be Aug. 13, 2049.
So on this day, we in this home of the moon…celebrate as we start the week-end with a full moon and a planned cook-out for Father’s Day!
Three Questions for you, my dear readers…..
1. Does Friday the 13th mean dread and high alert for you?
2. What are your thoughts regarding a full moon?
3. What have you planned for a Father’s Day Celebration?
Happy Friday! Happy Full Moon! And Happy 13th day of June!
Live, Laugh, Love…and Enjoy!
The Captain and I will be doing just that!