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.
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.
GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast