When I was a kid my favorite Moon phase was "the fingernail". Of course, at the time I didn't realize that it actually did that twice, once when waxing and again when waning. Modern humanity has lost its connection with the Moon, her phases, and her influences upon us. So, I thought I'd bring some of it back. :)
In the past, mankind used the light of the Moon to light their way while working the fields, to walk or ride from one place to another, and basically just enjoy her presence. Someone 100 years ago could tell you what phase she was in without having to even think about it. It was as much a part of their lives as breathing. Today, we have all those lights that dim her light, skyscrapers that hide her from view, and most people spend so much time inside they probably have no clue or even care if she's even there.
I've never been one of those. I called down the Moon many from when I was barely 4 or 5 years old until about 10 years of age. She was there, I wanted to touch her and talk to her. So I did. Then I grew up. It was considered "odd" to do such a thing. I've since decided that I'd rather have what I had before, than what everyone else has now. I've been calling her down and talking to her again for many years now. And I do my works according to her phases. Her energy, combined with the Divine's (who made her) always brings about a very good working.
So what kind of tidbits do I have for you about her today? Ones that just might stick with you, even if you didn't count on it!
Do have any idea when the different phases of the Moon rise? Here's a simple way to remember: