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Monday, 7 April 2008

Waxing Moon




Dear Diary,

Worry not. It’s a really short one today.

It’s a New Moon! The sap is rising and it is a time for growth so it’s meant to be the best time for sowing seeds and carrying out planting or potting. Not a good time to prune though as the plants and trees ‘bleed’ more. Grass is meant to grow well now, but perhaps not in the current weather. (I know the farmers round here would be very pleased to see some green shoots as they have not been showing recently!).



The New Moon is supposed to be a favourable time for our bodies to be both strengthened and revitalised. It is a time to be healed. You may feel tired but it is the body telling you to rest or relax more in order for these restorative qualities to manifest. Sounds good to me. Any excuse for a little lie down. Don’t worry if you feel this way. You will feel more energetic during the waning moon.

Wounds bleed more heavily as the Full Moon nears. Animals born at this time are stronger than those born in the waning phase.

On the plus side for us, it is a good time to be creative and there is real magic in this period which leads up to the Full Moon. You may feel the rise of returning energy along with the swelling and the growing of the Moon.




Before I go here’s a song to cheer you, it’s Andrea Corr and Bono singing live. Not new but a good one. Summer Wine. Now that’s something to look forward to……… summer and wine…….

Bye for now,
Go mbeannai Dia duit,
Caitx





16 comments:

Wooly Works said...

My dad, the farmer, conducted his business according to the good old Farmer's Almanac. He swore by it and was considered a better than average farmer. Interesting stuff.

Cowgirl said...

That was a great post, Cait. I believe in gardening by the Moon Calendar. Loved the song, thanks for that!

bodran... said...

Fascinating stuff and very true loved the song thanks xx

Faith said...

Magical moon! Thanks for that 2nd pic Cait, so beautiful and mysterious.

Zoë said...

Interesting stuff, many people run their whole lives by the moon - biodynamics is very much on the rise. Interesting what you say about health , I shall keep a diary and see how that compares to what mine is like as I do have peeks and troughs, just never thought about moon phases. Very interesting indeed, thanks for sharing it xx

Fennie said...

I am feeling run-down after a spot of virus, so your words are encouraging - thank you, Cait! Lovely thoughts as always.

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

I keep looking at our grass and although the evidence is there that it is trying to grow it still remains short . .need more sun.

I have never really paid that much attention to the moon in relation to what is going on around me . . .really fascinating stuff.

I can't see the video - which is a shame as I am a Bono fan.

laurie said...

we'll have to wait for the next new moon, or maybe the one after that, before we plant anything. the ground is still too cold.

loved that video. loved it! thanks.

Pondside said...

It all makes so much sense, doesn't it? I'll have to pay more attention to the moon now.

lampworkbeader said...

It was the country way to plant according to the moon, but from the state of my soil after the snow I wont't be sowing any seeds for a while...

Moley-Bloke said...

Stuff is a growin' in my garden.. Buds a burstin and cats a pooin'... Forgot to prune me roses so they're looking a bit raggy arsed!!!! Oh, I'm in love with ms corr......

Pipany said...

I love your mon blogs Cait. Definitely having an energy slump this afternoon, but feel encouraged by your words xx

Exmoorjane said...

Ah Cait, I do hope you're right - in desperate need of some healing and creativity (mine seems to have packed its bag and puggered off to the Costa Brava on a cheap package).....
Love the idea of moon phases.....there is a great book Moon Time (I think) by two German writers about working with the phases of the moon. Or, of course, the old Dion Fortune Moon Magic, for a very different take on moonwork.
jx

kissa said...

What a great blog. Having read into the past I have found lots of interest. I devoured your thoughts on compost a kindred spirit here. Today's post on the waxing of the moon has made me realise that I sowed my seeds a few days too early. I shall vist again.

Lane said...

Summer and wine ... can't wait!
Loved that video. Thanks:-)

CAMILLA said...

Great Blog Cait, I love the Moon phases. Loved the song, beautiful voice.

Camilla.xx