Various names and descriptions have been given to the Moon from culture to culture and from civilization to civilization. These names and descriptions came about mainly out of religious beliefs and from various interpretations of those who were fascinated by it, feared it or simply worshipped it. The goddess of Moon in Roman has been given the name "Luna", while the Greek named it Selene, one of the many Greek deities. By studying and analyzing Moon rocks, scientists believe that the moon was created as a result of a collision of an ancient planet with the planet earth, approximately four billions years ago. The Moon has two faces (sides), the side which we see all the time, and the side which we can not see, sometimes referred to as the dark side of the Moon. The only way to see the other side is by going to space. The connection between the Moon, the living and the dead has been with us since pre-historic times. Therefore, the Moon was, and still is the focus of many people in various cultures across the globe, but in particular among poets and writers, who looked at it and wrote about what they saw, what they felt and what they imagined.
Sadly, according to scientists, the Moon is moving away from us (from earth) a few centimetres every year!
Looking at the full Moon, the feeling certainly may vary from one person to another. You may feel a little bit "safer" looking at "The Full Moon" at noon, if you can see it, and may be with a different feeling when you see "The Full Moon" at midnight - clearly that depends on who you are, where you are, your gender and whether you are alone or with someone close to you!
Historically speaking, romance and the Moon have always been part of each other and part of the inspirations for love and lovers, as well as part of the emotions and minds of those who simply dedicated their time to write about it.
In addition to the above, some believe that even mental illness can be exacerbated when there is a full Moon! Not to mention the use of the Moon by horror writers and filmmakers who, by scaring their audience, made their own fame and fortune.
The various love stories associated with the Moon, whether real, exaggerated or simply made up, still form a big part of the human psyche and human culture; therefore, it is an important part of the human insight, with or without the emotional or spiritual connection.
The Moon can also be associated with various witchcrafts, sorceries, spells, as well as with the dead.
Witchcrafts or witches use the cycles of the Moon as part of their ceremonies, initiations and festivals.
When it comes to those who left this world, then the Moon plays another important part. Many spiritualists and some Far Eastern religions believe that some departed souls are associated with the Moon, during various stages; it could be related to a recent or none-recent death. According to some of these religions/spiritualists, the Moon work as a temporary (or "sometime" even permanent) station for the departed souls before moving on to the next world.
The Moon is a natural satellite of the earth and, therefore it has an important part to play in relation to life on earth and the earth's general environment. That means, without the Moon, the world will be a different place and life as we know it today will be very difficult to continue, if not impossible.