The moon is a powerful force of nature!
Moonlight consists of mostly sunlight reflected from the parts of the Moon’s surface where the sun’s light strikes.
The moon is a central part of many myths and legends across different cultures.
Using many different forms of symbolism, the moon itself has become a symbol of love, desire, change, passion, fertility, and violence. Just step outside in the middle of the night, when the sky is clear and the moon is full, and look at it for a moment. You won’t be able to deny its intense, magical power.
Folklore Myths, Legends, and other Lunar Superstitions
For some people Moonlight sometimes has a harmful influence. For example, sleeping in the light of a full Moon on certain nights was said to transform a person into a werewolf
The word lunatic comes from the Latin luna because it was believed that people were more likely to exhibit aberrant behavior during a full moon!
In the 16th century, moon milk, a soft white limestone precipitate found in caves, was thought to be caused by the rays of the Moon.
There is a British legend that if Christmas fell on the day of a dark moon, the following year’s harvest would be a bountiful one.
For many Pagans, the cycles of the moon are important to magical workings. It’s believed in some traditions that the waxing moon, the full moon, the waning moon, the new moon all have their own special magical properties.
Some people believe that the fifth day after a full moon is the perfect time to try to conceive a child. Source