Nov 16, 2009

Monday Moon Lore

I just love folklore and old wives tales...sometimes they just make you wanna giggle. Since today is the New Moon (Dark Moon, as I prefer) and void of course for most of the afternoon up until just after midnight and therefore not good for working spells, I thought I would hunt down some of the funniest New/Dark Moon folk tales..

It's Lucky to . . .

*It is lucky to see the first sliver of a new Moon "clear of the brush," or unencumbered by foliage.

*It is lucky to own a rabbit's foot, especially if the rabbit was killed in a cemetery by a cross-eyed person at the dark of the Moon.

*It is lucky to hold a moonstone in your mouth at the full Moon; it will reveal the future.

*It is lucky to have a full Moon on the "Moon day" (Monday).

*It is lucky to expose your newborn to the waxing Moon. It will give the baby strength.

*It is lucky to move into a new house during the new Moon; prosperity will increase as the Moon waxes.

It's Unlucky to . . .

*It is unlucky to see the first sliver of a new Moon through a window; you'll break a dish.

*It is unlucky to point at the new Moon or view any Moon over your shoulder.

*It is unlucky to sleep in the moonlight, or worse, be born in the moonlight.

*It is unlucky to see "the old Moon in the arms of the new" or the faint image of the full disk while the new crescent Moon is illuminated, especially if you're a sailor. Storms are predicted.

*It is unlucky to have a full Moon on Sunday. (Some say Saturday . . . ) 

I hope you got a chuckle out of that, it's hard to believe at one time people took that kind of thing seriously...(okay, maybe some still do, after all...there are those who do think we're in league with a concept we don't even believe in...)

* From The Farmers Almanac


mxtodis123 said...

I love these things, too. Thanks for posting them. Great way for me to start my morning.

Rue said...

I always try to watch for those cross-eyed people in graveyards hacking off rabbits feet! Eek! Neat superstitions!

Fire Lyte said...

So...if it's lucky to have a full moon on Monday, then is the reverse true? And, if so, can I hide out in your bunker? Kidding...

Great blog! Keep it up.

Love and Lyte,

Fire Lyte