Gemini Full Moon

Illustration by James R. Eads. Check out his tarot deck here:

To celebrate the Gemini Full Moon which will be exact tonight at 17:44 EST, I want to inundate you with some fun facts.

-Did you know that our body fluids have the same mineral composition as seawater?
Our blood, lymphatic fluid and intracellular fluid or plasma (the colorless fluid part of the blood), contains all one hundred or so minerals and trace elements that exist in the ocean. Just imagine, the necessary life-giving elements that circulate in the ocean currents, are the very same elements, and in very similar concentrations, that flow through our veins. (Sea Water, Organic Substance, 1987)

That means we carry the ocean inside of us!

-The menstrual cycle in reproductive-age women lasts about 28 days, which is similar to the length of a lunar phase (29 days and change). A study published in the journal Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica tracked more than 800 women for up to 25 years and found that almost 30 percent of women had their periods around the Full Moon.

-The alternating pattern of rising and falling sea level with respect to land is what we know as the tides. What causes this “motion of the ocean”? In one word, gravity. Specifically, the gravitational forces of the Sun and Moon.The key to understanding how the tides work is understanding the relationship between the motion of our planet and the Moon and Sun. As the Earth spins on its own axis, ocean water is kept at equal levels around the planet by the Earth’s gravity pulling inward and centrifugal force pushing outward.

However, the Moon’s gravitational forces are strong enough to disrupt this balance by accelerating the water towards the Moon.

So, let me conclude with this question:

Our body fluids have the same mineral composition as seawater, and the rising and falling sea level is influenced by the gravitational pull of the Moon. Does that mean that the Moon might have some sort of influence on us?

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