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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, modified food and a lack of traditional knowledge. To keep up with work/study and social life we spend more time on computers and mobiles than ever before. While focusing on screens we lose sight of our natural environment around us and often sense a feeling of loss or dis ease.
Therefore it is not surprising that a growing number of people yearn for a lifestyle more in tune with nature’s seasons and cycles. They find it rewarding and healthier to grow their own vegetables. Many people rather cook and share home grown vegetables than send a text to the take away shop.
Until my grandparents’ generation, many cultures used almanacs or lunar calendars. They not only timed the planting and harvesting of crops by the lunar cycle, but also building and animal husbandry. Today in the Age of Aquarius traditional moon lore is becoming popular again and merges with our modern lifestyle.
Find out how you can take advantage of the lunar cycles and align your health and beauty treatments, housekeeping and maintenance jobs.
The Art of Timing 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