Moon Folklore
To see the crescent moon over the right shoulder was considered lucky, but seeing it over the left shoulder was unlucky.
In Cornwall, if a boy was born during a waning moon, they said that the next birth would be a girl.
When anyone spoke of Mountains of the Moon, it simply meant white mountains. The arabs call white horses "Moon-coloured".
In certain areas of England there was an expression that if a dark Moon came out on Christmas, a fine harvest would follow. Other areas declared that a waxing or New Moon on Christmas portended a good year, but a Waning Moon a hard year.
In Italy they say that if the moon changes on a Sunday, there will be a flood before the month is out.
If a new moon falls on a Saturday, it was said there would be 20 days of wind and rain.
It is said of March weather that if it comes in like a lamb, it will go out like a lion.
And if the full moon fell on a Friday that was also the 13th, it was considered to be the most unlucky day there could be.
Almost every culture believed that if the new moon came on a Monday, it was a sign of good weather and good luck.
Two new moons in one month were said to predict a month's bad weather.
A ring around the moon means rain or snow.
If you move to a new house or location during a waning moon, it will ensure you never go hungry.
Some farmers still believe that crops sown near a full moon will be ready for the harvest a month earlier than crops sown during a waxing moon.
Upon seeing the new moon, bow to her and turn over the coins in your pocket. This will bring you luck in all your affairs.
The Irish say that to see your future, for good or ill, take a mirror outside. Let the light of the moon fall on the surface and stare into it. Any face that appears will be connected with your future.
If you suffer from corns, cut them during the waning moon and they will dissapear forever.
Grass crops should be sown at the full moon. Then the hay will dry quickly.
Wood cut at the new moon is hard to split. If it is cut at the full moon it is easy to split.
The English had a saying: that if a member of the family died at the time of the new moon, three deaths would follow.
Originally, the term moon-struck or moon-touched meant chosen by the Goddess. These people were consideres to be blessed
It is often said that if a person was born at a full moon, he or she would have a lucky life.
It is said that cats' eyes will be open wider during a full moon than at any other time.
A waning moon was considered an unlucky time for a marriage or birth.