The Old Moon

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Half an hour before the sun rises, the moon is all but ready to hide her face from us… and face only the sun…

 

Each month we speak of “the new moon”, that first silver sliver of an arc that appears in the western sky after the sun has set.

The moon’s arc always faces the sun, then pointing toward the departed sun.

This is always the day following “the dark of the moon”.

It  inspires new beginnings.

 

Never do we speak of “the old moon”, that last silver sliver of an arc that appears in the eastern sky before the sun has risen.

The moon’s arc always faces the sun, now pointing toward the approaching sun.

This is always the day preceding “the dark of the moon”.

It inspires letting go.

 

During the dark of the moon each month, the moon rides with the sun through the daylight sky, invisible to us, unless their alignment is so perfect that it creates an eclipse.

 

Dark Moon – New Moon – Full Moon – Old Moon – Dark Moon

 

 

 

5 thoughts on “The Old Moon

  1. some speak in whispers upon the Dark Moon… 🙂
    I heard the words…shall entwine His breath within Hers….after your first paragraph….
    )0(

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