Monday, 28 February 2011

The Moon and Me

The teeny tiny crescent shaped moon in the photo above is a waxing moon.  Today and until this Friday the moon is waning and the crescent will be the other way around.  On Friday we will have a new moon.  For those not familiar with the moons cycle; from the full moon to the new moon the moon is waning, and from the new moon to the full moon the moon is waxing.  I am new to all this and just recently became aware of how heavily I am influenced by the moon.

I have been tired and lethargic over the past week and feel this could be due to the waning moon.  It is a time for decreased activity and increased rest.  I have read that the waning moon is a time to send away negative things such as relationships or financial worries and to clear out closets and suchlike and to start a cleansing diet.

In addition to the waxing, full, waning and new moon, the moon is either ascending or descending.  All these different factors are considered when deciding the optimum time to plant seeds, mow lawns, water and feed plants etc. 

Armed with my new information about the moon I am going to try to live more closely to it.  I will use the waning moon as a time for clearing things away from my life and the waxing moon to bring things into my life.

Are you influenced by the moon?


greenrabbitdesigns said...

I've not noticed that I am influenced by the moon but I may be, in fact we all may be. That is all very interesting Simone, I'll be interested to see how you get on. The moon has an effect on tides, it may have an effect on many other things!
Vivienne x

sharon said...

When it became apparent that I was finally finished with my "monthlies," I realized just how much I missed the cycle of them in my day to day life. Always regular there was a definitive rhythm in my system that I now lacked. It was about that time I had begun to meditate and it was then I realized being a child of the earth there were so many other cycles (days, seasons, plants, animals) to be aware of. I took the moon's cycle for my own. This morning an hour before a hint of dawn, the waning crescent moon was riding the sky on Venus' shoulder. Despite my intentions of creeping out from beneath my blankets to look for them I fell back to sleep and it was my sweet companion Dovey who woke me to look for them. I told her we'd look and she reminded me. Cats, how marvelous they are. And I'm glad that while I'm looking for the moon, you are too, Simone, across the vastness, far but now nearer.

KC'sCourt! said...

Do you know we so alike......I too have been lethargic and not felt like doing anything. After reading your post perhaps I am influenced by the moon
Julie xxxxxxxx

Rosie said...

This is very interesting Simone. Is that why I have been feeling tired and lethargic ? I am going to find out more about it. Thanks xx

amanda claire said...

Oh I just love the moon and could work by it much happier than by sunlight sometimes, if it is something spiritual I want to do! When I was in Germany I would look at the moon and be reminded that even though I was miles from home, the moon was still the same, and it gave me comfort! I also, generally, go a bit "crazy" at the time of the full moon... hard to sleep, bit hormonal... Tim calls it my "moon madness".

crafty cat corner said...

Hi, love this blog on the moon.
I am aware of how the moon affects us all, I studied astrology for a while and it has a profound influence on all of us.
When we had an allotment we used to garden by the moon, there are some good books that tell you when its the best time to plant etc. it works......

Lyn said...

I have read many articles about gardening to the cycles of the moon, I think there must be something in it, it has such a hold over the earth.

Helen Philipps said...

I do think we are affected by the moon, some people more than others. It affects so many things in our world it makes sense that it would have an influence on people too. Garden lore has all kinds of tips for planting linked to the phases of the moon. I look forward to hearing how you get on.
Have a lovely week. Helen x

Kathy said...

I've never thought about it before ... but there could be something in it! A bit of research is needed i think!

Scented Sweetpeas said...

hhmm i am not really sure if I am, i should keep a diary and see :-) I do know that in A&E at hospital they are manic on full moon nights !

Julia said...

... this sounds like a very good idea, although I seem to feel lethargic most of the time!!

Julia xx

Judy Hartman said...

I know that when I taught school, the children were quite affected by the moon - a full moon guaranteed a very lively group!!
I never thought of applying the moon's cycles to my own behavior and feelings. I must pay more attention to this and read up on it!

Rosie said...

I've never thought I was influenced by it but maybe I am without realising it - maybe we all are! Certainly Early Man was much influenced by the sun and moon and I had heard about Biodynamics and farmer's planting according to the stages of the moon. It is all fascinating stuff - I look forward to more of your posts about your experiences with this:)

potterjotter said...

Well, it would certainly explain my lack of interest in anything much at the moment - will take a closer look at the moon in future!

Anne said...

I've never thought of the moon cycles like that before, though I agree with Judy that the full moon does seem to affect people. When I was working at the library the wackiest things would always happen when there was a full moon, and I've talked with police officers who said that's the time when they'd see the craziest stuff happening.

I'm not sure if I'm influenced by the moon, but I certainly am by the sun. Sunny days always make me feel better.

summerfete said...

I will get you patchworking I will!

I love the moon, I think its linked to my starsign.

When I was a girl, I used to sleep with mu curtains open so I could watch the moon!!
It has to be pitch black for me now!


Louise said...

I'd love to see a few random moon gardening tips on your blog Simone, every now and again. I'm all for showing an interest in the phenomenon. x