When can you spot the Hunter’s Moon, a Smiling Moon or a Pink Moon? How can the phases of the moon help your garden grow?
What influence does the full moon have on hamsters, coral and skylarks?
Navigate the rhythms of the night sky with this evocative collection of poetry, prose and precious wisdom. Illuminating the moon’s influence on the natural world and its depiction in folklore and the arts, The Moon Almanac will open your eyes to the wonders of our brightest celestial neighbour.
As someone who is spiritual, who is fascinated by the moon, can spend many hours staring at it and who is woken naturally when there is a full moon in the sky, I find myself wanting to learn more about it. When I received an e-mail about this book I jumped at the chance to be on the blog tour. I have been looking for an almanac like this for a while but was unsure where to start, especially as the books I have seen on this topic I have not bonded with but this changed when I saw this book.
The book is packed full of information some of which was familiar to me but a lot of which was new to me. The book starts with a short introduction on how to use the book, a chapter explaining the phases of the moon and the remaining chapters represent the months in the year and the role the moon plays in each month. I loved how there was information on the importance of the moon in different cultures, religions and traditions. This is a book that can be read in one sitting or used as a reference guide throughout the year, which is how I will be using it. I loved that the book was full of information, gorgeous illustrations and poetry.
This is a lovely little hardback book that would make the perfect gift for those who want to learn more about the moon, the lunar cycle or for those who are spiritual or would like to explore their spiritual side.
Judith Hurrell is a freelance writer who lives in Buckinghamshire. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her in nature, going on about the sky, the sea, the earth and the trees to her family and dogs. She was inspired to write this book after joining a women’s circle, which meets every month to mark and celebrate the 12 phases of the lunar cycle.