The Moon last night above North Fife it exerts a huge influence on our world, daily changing, on the seas, plant-life, germination, insects, fishes, animals, us, in fact just about everything.
The Moon is the only natural satellite of the Earth and the fifth largest satellite in the Solar System. It is the largest natural satellite of a planet in the Solar System relative to the size of its primary, having 27% the diameter and 60% the density of Earth, resulting in 1⁄81 its mass. The Moon is the second densest satellite after Io, a satellite of Jupiter.
World religions have in their calendars Moon Days of various phases. Notably full and New. In Astrology phases of the moon are beginning to be more recognised as influencing factors. I was enlightened myself in the early 70s by this book:-
The original inspiration for most astrology texts on this subject is 'A Vision' by the great Irish poet and statesman, W.B. Yeats. Although Yeats method of determining one's personal moon phase is unknown ( most likely he used automatic writing or some form of divination), the method found in this book for determining a moon phase based on one's natal chart works well. The delineations of each of the 28 phases is excellent, with added depth from Dorothy Wirgin's psychological insight.
Yeats claimed that the phase of the moon that one was born into had a great influence on ones' life, and that they indicated the sort of incarnation that one was living. This book is a wonderful addition to any astrological library, and can add great depth of understanding to any natal chart interpretation. Only one word of caution; this is 'graduate-level' astrology, and may take some perseverance from those who are unused to astrological convention.
Well worth the study and can still be bought on Amazon, second hand priced very reasonably.