For those who live close to nature, the phases of the Moon are an invaluable guide for mundane and magical activities. Plants are not gathered during the waning Moon, for it is believed that their sap or essence moves into the root, making them dry or brittle. Therefore, plants were commonly gathered during the waxing Moon or at the Full Moon, when their power was at its highest. Here is a prayer to the bright face of the Moon:
Glory to you forever,
Bright Moon, on this night.
You are ever the glorious
Lamp of the poor.
May your luster be full to every person in need,
and may mine be a good intent toward all who look upon her.
By: Sharynne NicMhacha