Moontime Diary 2017
Using the Moontime Diary for your Wellbeing Gardening and Household Chores
By becoming aware of the moon phases you learn what many gardeners and farmers have always known. Tending to plants according to the season and in tune with the moon results in healthy and nutritious crops. Herbalists too, often harvest and preserve herbs according to the moon.
Same for fishing, sometimes the fish bite better. The successful and clued in fisherman determines the best times to go fishing by the sun and moon rise. Those with a boat aim to go out with the tide instead of struggling against it.
Have you noticed how simple chores such as cleaning windows, some days have better results whereas on other days, the harder we try they worse it gets?
How does the moon influence our activities?
The moon is moving around the earth and has a gravitational pull on water (moisture and fluids). For example it pulls on the oceans and creates tides, less noticeable but also on rivers and lakes. In humans and animals, the moon has a subtle influence on blood, lymphatic and cerebral fluids, whereas in plants the moon’s gravitation pulls on it’s sap.
While the moon is moving around the earth in 29.5 days, we see it waxing – increase in size, full and waning – decreasing in size. When the moon is waxing, cells are in absorption mode and the internal pressure rises until full moon. After the impulse changes and the moon is waning, cells release moisture, the intensity is getting less. We never see the moon when it is new moon, because it is too close to the sun at that moment.
Once we get the idea of why and how it works, we can apply the same natural laws to ourselves. Then we discover a more gentle way of life and reduce our environmental foot print.