Lunar Lore for March 18th

Lunar Lore
May you have  warm words On a Cold eve,
A full moon on  a dark night,
And the road  downhill
All the way to  your door.
~Irish  Blessing
When the moon  passes through the signs of the Zodiac
Which are most  peculiar to the Earth, if you then plant trees,
They will be  strongly rooted in the Earth;
If you plant them when she passes through the signs of the Air,
Then the tree  so planted, will be plentiful in branches and leaves,
And increases  more upward then downward.
            – John  Baptista Porta, “Natural Magick”, book I.
O Moon! the  oldest shades ’mong oldest trees
  Feel  palpitations when thou lookest in:
O Moon! old  boughs lisp forth a holier din
– John Keats,  “Endymion.”
…the Moone  alwaies in her encreasing,
hath the tips  of her hornes turned from the Sunne toward the East:
but in the  waine, contrariwise Westward.
Also that shee  shineth… [increases],
and so riseth  in proportion the second day forward unto the full:
and likewise  decreaseth in the same manner to the change [new moon]
Pliny’s  “Natural History,” Philemon Holland’s trans.|
The Moon in the Sign of Libra:  Yang, Masculine, Solar, Positive,  Diurnal, Airy, Cardinal, Semi-fruitful, Horary Western, Autumnal, Austral,  Obeying, Equinoctial, Moist, Vocal, Sweet,
 
Spells and  rituals involving the  earth element should be performed when the Moon is in an earth sign: Taurus,  Virgo, Capricorn.
Straight from
GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast