something we often look at but know so little about. we know it has the power to effect the tides and helps balance our planet in this solar system but it is also believed that each moon phase can and does effect more than just the tides. it can effect all the energies around us and inside us. depending on the cycle of the moon and the light it produces, it can make things act and react in different ways. it has a mystical and powerful energy about it that makes nature do interesting things. If you pay close attention to the cycles and phases you can start unraveling some of the mysteries behind attitudes and noticing patterns in your life. its one of my favorite things to keep track of. hiking on a full moon or a new moon are completely different experiences. its magic.