The Crescent Moon

Lifting the shade the other morning left me in awe as the glowing, picturesque crescent moon was coming over the mountain top. I smiled. I stood still enjoying the moment. I hurried to grab my camera and the moment.


It’s been said that the Moon represents powerful feminine energy; signifying wisdom, intuition, birth, death, reincarnation, and a spiritual connection. Waning moon meaning: The moon is again partially illuminated, but is now decreasing in size. This represents a time of reflection, purging and de-cluttering. Time to let go of people and things that no longer serve you. (sounds good – just how is that done?)

The waxing moon represents intention, hopes, and wishes. (Perfect timing – this is an especially hopeful time with a  specific plan to reach goals and purpose…)

Maybe, one reason that  I am so drawn to the moon is because it identifies the changing seasons and I love having 4 real seasons! I grew up in the south where the notable changes to the seasons were more and less heat and humidity and more and less bugs.

As the new moon starts moving in relation to the sun, it starts to become illuminated again. A crescent appears, less than half illuminated, until it waxes or “grows bigger” into a first quarter moon.

The half moon, also waning and waxing moon, is a sign of fertility, related to life and death, and a popular symbol in many religions.

How does looking at the moon affect you?

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Living in the Mountains

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  1. Growing up spending nights on farms with my grandparents, visiting the outdoors after dark was a welcomed activity! We longed to see the moon and the stars on the canvas of a pitch black sky; part of our bedtime routine. Years later with our children, we would stop on the roadside of farm to market roads, so they could experience the beauty of the night sky.

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