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- Iris Detenhoff
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The Moon’s gravitational pull on water (moisture and fluids) is visible when we look at the tidal movement of the oceans. It is less noticeable on rivers and lakes or in plants and animals. However, the Moon does have a considerable influence on the growth and decay cycle of plants and more subtly on our blood, lymphatic and cerebral fluids.
Many gardeners, organic farmers, wine growers and herbalists tend to their plants, and harvest their crops according to the Moon. They produce organic, tasty and nutritious food without the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
Once you become aware of the Moon’s subtle influence, you’ll realize how much you can benefit just by tuning to the lunar cycles.
Much of our stress is caused by hectic schedules, over stimulation, genetically modified food and a lack of traditional knowledge. To keep up with work/study and social life we spend more and more time on our computer and mobile. Our attention glued to a screen we distance ourselves more and more from nature and it makes sense that many of us feel a bit denaturalised and dis at ease.
Not surprisingly a growing number of people yearn for a lifestyle more in tune with nature’s seasons and cycles. Many like to grow and eat their own vegetables, cook and share a meal rather than send a text to the take away shop.
Others find that aligning their health treatments, housekeeping and maintenance jobs to seasons and cycles gives them an advantage. Some of us like to connect to nature by celebrating the ‘Wheel of the Year’ and many women find it very useful to keep track of their fertility cycle.
Until quite recently (my grandparents’ generation), many cultures used almanacs or lunar calendars to time the planting and harvesting of crops, animal husbandry, building and celebrations of holy days. Today, in the Age of Aquarius this traditional wisdom merges with our modern lifestyle. Timing a wide variety of activities to seasons and cycles is a fabulous and inexpensive way to lead a healthy and organised life while reducing your ecological footprint.
Every year the Moontime Diary features inspired artists, well-known astrologers and contributors, all of whom are passionate about nature and encourage you to nurture our environment and yourself.
We wish you a fabulous year ahead,
with love ‘n moonlight,
Iris and the Moontime Diary crew