The hornéd Moon, with one bright star
Within the nether tip.”
~Coleridge, Rime of the Ancient Mariner, 1798~
The moon Coleridge explained was a crescent moon claiming to have been seen during various points of time in the past: a crescent moon with ‘horns’.
A horned moon is the visual phenomenon when the “horns” of the crescent Moon point up at an angle, away from the horizon, so that the crescent takes on the appearance of a bowl or smile.
“ . . . while close above the Eastern bar the horned Moon, with one bright Star almost between the tips.” (from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Samuel Taylor Coleridge).
The horn shaped crown is illustrative of the crescent phases of the Moon, and were symbolic of divinity in many cultures around the world, and were also thought to represent certain animals who were horned, and worshipped for their particular qualities, such as the goat and bull. They also represent sexual power.
The Crescent Moon has been the symbol of the birth of children, new leaders and even new ages. This natural form or creativity has given life to everything on our planet. The Crescent Moon also tells us of the birth of our new relationships, creative efforts, businesses and more in our personal lives.
The Crescent Moon should be viewed each month as a potent symbol of where you are giving “birth” to new areas of your life.
The dark of the Moon before crescent would have created deeply dark evenings. This is when people throughout time have seen the stars at their brightest. This was one of the important times when the priestesses of the mysteries of the feminine ruled and practiced their magic.
Silver-sickled, celestial, circling satellite suspended in star-slung, far-flung skies.
Full-bellied billowing, voluminously glittering, luminously glistering in lunatics’ eyes.
‘Lunar Lore’ by Kirstin Mills
“A new moon with sharp horns threatens windy weather.”
“An old moon in a mist, Is worth gold in a kist (chest);
But a new moon’s mist will never lack thirst.”
“Clear moon, frost soon.” – from Scotland
The power of the Moon’s energies is undeniable, and we witness it in changing tides, dreams and our bodily cycles. Syncing our lives with its phases can aid us in living a life that is in greater harmony with Nature and its ever-changing seasons.
Waxing Crescent Moon Magic
The Waxing Crescent Moon is the phase of the lunar cycle in which the Moon grows. Energies are highly magnetic, making it a good time to perform ‘constructive’ magic – calling in what you want from life and reality, whether those are projects, plans or emotional states and behaviours, like more self-love, compassion, a positive attitude, courage, etc. The energy of the Waxing Crescent is all about going within and ‘pulling’ out what you want more of before you start thinking and envisioning what you want to bring forth from the external world.
So, raise a toast to the Crescent Moon.
It’s like a New Year’s Eve for each monthly 28 day cycle.
Ripe with any manifestation you want and endless possibilities!