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Picture Books About the Moon for Imaginative Children

Are your kids as fascinated with the moon as mine are? If so, then you need to put these children's books about the moon on your reading list. Stat.

This list of children's picture books about the moon is about looking at the moon through an imaginative lens. When reading these children's books your kids will certainly learn a few facts about the moon, but that is not the focus of these moon books. We humans have long woven myths and folktales around that gleaming silver globe in the sky. (Oooh, dear. Stop me before I reveal what a truly purple writer I am.) I've focused primarily on stories which draw upon our collective attraction to the moon as a thing of mystery, beauty and inspiration rather than books with scientific explanations.

The titles below are especially good choices if you are looking for moon themed books for preschooler and elementary aged children. (Note: Book covers and titles are affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.)

Moon: A Peek-Through Picture Book by Britta Teckentrup. This wonderful picture book uses die-cut pages to show the changing moon as it shines down on different environments around the world. The rhyming text will delight children and adults alike. Lovely!

Wait Till the Moon Is Full by Margaret Wise Brown. This collaboration from classic author and illustrator Margaret Wise Brown and Garth Williams was a childhood favorite of mine. A young raccoon tells his mom he wants to go out at night and know the night things, like owls and "how dark is the dark."  The mother raccoon, however,  tells her little one that he needs to "Wait. Wait till the moon is full," before he can go out and play with his friends. When — finally — the moon is full, the nocturnal joy of the animals will infect you. Don't miss it.

Max and the Tag-Along Moon by Floyd Cooper. This story reminds me so much of my childhood, when I would watch the moon from the car window just like Max! After he says goodbye to his Grandpa, Max watches the moon following him on the car ride home. The moon passes behind trees, over bridges, along the ridge of hills. He wonders if the moon will always be there for him, just like his Grandpa told him it would be. Floyd Coopers illustrations are gorgeous. This is a wonderful book.

How to Bicycle to the Moon to Plant Sunflowers: A Simple but Brilliant Plan in 24 Easy Steps by
Mordicai Gerstein. This new book is part picture book, part graphic novel with deadpan humor and will appeal to kids with a sense of adventure and a love of inventions. A creative boy decides to get to the moon, by bike! And he does! All it takes is a very long garden hose, a bicycle and a huge imagination. Great fun.

The Way Back Home byOliver Jeffers. A boy finds an airplane in his closet and decides it's the perfect vehicle to take him to space. When he crashes on the moon he meets an equally intrepid Martian who also needs help getting his ship started again. This is a charming story of friendship and cooperation.

The Moon Jumpers by Janice May Udry.  Alternating between black and white illustrations with text and wordless color two page spreads, this 1959 classic follows the nighttime adventures of a group of siblings as they romp outdoors under a full moon. It beautifully explores the imaginative power of free play.

Long Night Moon by Cynthia Rylant. Rylant takes the reader on a lovely quiet tour of all the calendar names for the monthly moons. She begins with the Stormy Moon of January and ends with the Long Night Moon of December.

Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky. A wonderful porquoi tale. Water wonders why he is never invited to Sun’s house.  Sun replies that his house is not large enough and sets out building a new one to accommodate his friend. But when water comes to visit, he fills the entire house and there is no longer room enough for Sun and his spouse, Moon. Can you guess where they found a new home? I particularly like the illustrations, with their emphasis on the mask.

Red Knit Cap Girl by Naoko Stoop. Red Knit Cap Girl is searching for the moon. She wants to talk to it and is joined on her journey by a few woodland friends. A lovely story about finding the beauty around us.

The Great Moon Hoax by Stephen Krensky. Based on a real story about a real hoax that perfectly captures the public's desire to imagine extraordinary happenings in outer space. In the summer of 1835, Jake and Charlie are paperboys for The Sun when the paper starts to print wild stories about what a South African astronomer sees on the moon through his telescope. Really strange stuff: blue bearded bison, moon beavers, man-bats! It's pretty amazing to think that people believed the stories! This book is not perfect, but I'm including it because my son and I found it so interesting and it sparked an great conversation about truth and propaganda. Want to chat with your kids about how the media blows events out of proportion? This book might be a good starting point.

Grandfather Twilight by Barbara Helen Berger. A mostly wordless book, this is a good choice for bedtime as the overall pace and tone of the book radiates peace and gentleness. My kids liked this when they were younger and were fascinated by the illustrations of the moon growing from a pearl.

When the Moon Forgot. I first discovered this book because I loved Jimmy Liao's book, Sound of Colors. A lonely boy finds the moon in a pond. He fishes it out with his butterfly net and takes it home. Around him, the people wonder what has happened to the moon and they start to manufacture substitutes. Meanwhile, the boy nurtures the real moon until it is time for it to return to the sky. There aren't too many kids books translated from the Chinese, and this one is worth the read.

I Took the Moon for a Walk by Carolyn Curtis. Much of my love for this book is a result of Alison Jay's illustrations. Admittedly, I am a fan of her style. The text, too, is gentle and who doesn't imagine the moon following after him in the sky. It certainly seems that way to me sometimes.

Moon Mouse. We have a vintage copy of this out-of-print title and oh, how it made my then-4 year old laugh and laugh that the mouse thought he found a way to taste the moon made of cheese. See if your library has a copy or pick up a used version!

Clementine by Sebastian Loth. Clementine the snail loves all things round so she and her earthworm friend, Paul, decide to build a rocket to launch her to the round, round moon. On her journey though space she discovers, to her utter delight, that the earth is also round!

Want more great books to spark the imagination? Try these book lists: 

  • Nonfiction space picture books (coming soon!)
  • Best bedtime picture books
  • Science fiction picture books
  • Wonderful wordless picture books

Try adding in these moon facts during your read aloud time!

Fascinating Books About the Moon for Kids

The moon is fascinating to people of all ages.  Little ones love to look at and learn about the beautiful changing ball in the sky. This week we are looking at non-fiction and fiction children’s books about the moon. These moon books can be used in a classroom during a moon unit or at home as you read a moon book by the light of the moon. Enjoy!

Books About the Moon


Non-Fiction Books About the Moon

The Moon Book by Gail Gibbons

The Moon Book is a book with facts, diagrams and drawings that help children understand the basics of the moon. The book includes information about the moons orbit, astronauts that have traveled to the moon, phases of the moon and more.

Moon by Steve Tomecek

In Moon a cat wants to know all about the moon and takes the readers on a journey as he learns more about the moon.  The illustrations are colorful and childlike and the information given covers history, phases of the moon and more.

On the Moon by Anna Milbourne

On the Moon asks readers the question: “What do you think it would be like to go there?”  Throughout the book the author answers that question with illustrations and photographs of the moon. The book includes facts about the moon in simple text that is great for preschoolers.

Eight Days Gone by Linda McReynolds

Eight Days Gone tells the story of Apollo 11 and the historical trip the astronauts took. The story is written in simple short sentences using single descriptive words. This is a great book for curious space learners.

What the Moon is Like by Franklyn M. Branley

What the Moon is Like uses photographs from the moon and illustrations to explain what the surface of the moon is like and how the moon might have been made. This book would be a great resource for young learners who have a basic knowledge of the moon and are looking for more information.

The Moon Seems to Change by Franklyn M. Branley

The Moon Seems to Change explains with charts and diagrams the phases of the moon. The illustrations in the book show the phases and how they happen in different ways which can help young children understand what is happening. There is also a detailed example and illustration of an experiment you can do to see the changes of the moon.

The Moon by Melanie Chrismer

The Moon is a good read for young learners who are just beginning to learn about the moon. The information on each page is not overwhelming but does give details about traveling to the moon, what the moon is, the phases and more. On the first two pages, key words are illustrated for you to find throughout the book. This is a great read overall for basic information about the moon.

The Moon by Ralph Winrich

The Moon by Ralph Winrich is a higher level reader than the The Moon by Meliaine Christmer. This book includes more detailed information, diagrams and charts about the moon. For early readers this would be a good resource to read with an adult as they learn more about the moon.

I See the Moon by Jacqueline Mitton

I See the Moon looks at the moon through the eyes of different types of animals. I love how the book looks at animals from around the world that see the moon and how the moon affects them.

Long Night Moon by Cynthia Rylant

Long Night Moon is a beautiful book about the name given to each month’s full moon by the Native Americans. Each month’s moon is shown in a dream-like illustration with a description.

Moon: A Peek-Through Picture Book by Britta Teckentrup

This unique book shows you the different phases of the moon as you turn each page.

Moon! Earth’s Best Friend by Stacy McAnulty

This lighthearted read is a great way to teach your kids about the history of the moon and even how it was formed.

Margaret and the Moon by Dean Robbins

This story is based on a true story all about the women of NASA!

The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon: The True Story of Alan Bean by Dean Robbins

This story follows the fourth astronaut to land on the moon, and the only artist to actually paint it firsthand!

Fiction Books About the Moon

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

Owl Moon is a beautiful story of a girl and her pa as they set out during the night to see an owl. The story does not focus on the moon but moon lights the way, creates shadows and is an important part of the illustrations and story. I have used this book in my classroom with 4th graders but this book can be used with kids of any age.

Man on the Moon by Simon Bartram

Man on the Moon is the story of Bob who travels to the moon every day to work on the moon. Little Bit and I love the story and hidden aliens you can find throughout the book.

Moon Child by Nadia Krilanovich

Moon Child is a dreamy and gentle story of raccoon, owl, and otter as they “play” with the moon. Elizabeth Sayles illustrations are beautiful and show a sleepy world where the three animals are curious about the moon.

Moonday by Adam Rex

In Moonday, the moon lowers to Earth one night and into a little girl’s backyard. While the moon is in her yard, morning does not come but the tide does. I loved the illustrations and layout of the pictures in this book. This is a fun and sleepy story that teaches readers about some of the affects the moon has on earth.

I Took the Moon for a Walk by Carolyn Curtis

A young boy takes his friend moon for a walk in I Took the Moon for a Walk. The story is told in a simple rhyme that little ones will enjoy. This book is also available as a board book.

A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin

This adorable story will teach your children the phases of the moon in a funny story.

Max and the Tag-Along Moon by Floyd Cooper

What if the moon actually followed you home one day? Find out what it would be like with this fun story.

If You Had Your Birthday Party on the Moon by Joyce Lapin

This fun story describes what it would be like on the moon by incorporating a birthday party into the mix!

Moon’s First Friends: One Giant Leap for Friendship by Susanna Leonard Hill

The story of a friendship-seeking moon is warm and lighthearted while also celebrating the Apollo moon landing.

City Moon by Rachael Cole

This feel-good story about a nighttime walk in search of the moon is a great bedtime story for your kids.

Is there a moon book that you love that we missed? If so, let us know.   There are so many great books about the moon available.

A Full Week of Space Theme Lesson Plans

Go to the moon and beyond with our space theme lesson plan set! It’s full of hands-on activities, covering math, reading, and science. Help your students shoot for the stars, and learn more about space.

Inside you’ll get over 30 hands-on reading, math, and science activities that will help kids learn early learning skills while introducing them to the planets, the night sky, and outer space. Watch this short video to see just a few examples of the types of activities and printables included in this set:

Also available on Teachers Pay Teachers

Free Printable Night Sky Journals

While you’re learning about the moon together take some time to go outdoors and observe the night sky.

More Resources for Little Book Lovers

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Digital libraries are one very handy way to do this. Epic! is one of our favorite online libraries. It’s full of over 25,000 books, learning videos, quizzes and more for kids 12 and under…and it’s free for educators. Click here to learn more and sign up.

Book Boxes are another fun way to get kids excited about reading. What kid doesn’t love to get a special delivery in the mail?! The crew over at Bookroo finds the best little known books that you won’t already have in your library, and they send them to you each month. Take a peek inside a Bookroo Box here.

Book-Based Activities are also a lot of fun for kids. Jodie over at Growing Book by Book has saved us all a ton of time and created a full year of Book-Based Activity Calendars so that you can extend the fun with a special book each week.

When the Full Moon Rises by Robert Howard

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(Translated from English by Y. Zabelina, 1997)

- Are you talking about fear? Fear?.. Gentlemen, forgive me, but you can hardly know what it is. No, no, don't mind. Perhaps you were in the clutches of death, looking into the gaping maw of the ocean abyss, or were on the verge of death in the frenzy of battles - but fear, that all-consuming, soul-chilling fear, from which the blood runs cold in the veins and all the members numb, never stretched out his sticky paws to your heart. I know what I'm talking about, I... already experienced it. Let me tell you.

It happened a long time ago in a distant country, and you cannot know the person I am talking about.

And this story began with the fact that I was invited to stay by an old friend, Don Vincenze de Lasto. He came from a noble family, had an iron will and always achieved what he wanted - in general, he was an unusual person, and some considered him a darling of fate.

Engaged in the trade of slaves, ivory, precious woods, he quickly amassed a huge fortune. His ships sailed to Portugal, Spain, France, sometimes even to England. Don Vincenze had grandiose plans, and his affairs were steadily going uphill, when Carlos ... But first things first.

His domain, where I was going, was in western Africa. Gentlemen, pay attention, I will draw - give me my mug - a plan for you. Look, these are shipyards, and this is a bay, here are rocks and hills, and here is a deep ditch. You see, it surrounds the whole estate, it was crossed over the drawbridge. The house itself, built of large stones, was not a very elegant structure, but it was reliable and impregnable, like a fortress. In addition to the moat, it was surrounded by a palisade of huge logs, and the entire forest within a radius of half a mile was cut down (this work is hard and long, but there is at least a dime a dozen free labor there). All these precautions were not superfluous, since the places there are wild, and there were plenty of robbers of all kinds.

Yes, there was also a river, very deep, teeming with crocodiles, it flowed into the bay not far from the estate. What was it called? .. Some kind of catchy local word, I can’t remember it.

Well, one fine day, evening, to be exact, I, a very extravagant young man at that time, arrived from Europe. I was taken from the ship to the shore in a boat, and I found myself on a dirty boardwalk, from where a wide road led to the estate of Don Vincenze. By the time I got there, it was already dusk.

From my friend's house came laughter, music, songs, snippets of conversation - in a word, the feast was in full swing. It turned out that Don Vincenze had invited other friends of his to stay with him for a while. After a brief exchange of greetings and courtesies, I was seated at a table laden with a variety of exotic dishes.

Yes, I forgot to say that I accepted with such joy the invitation to visit such distant lands because of Don Vincenze's niece, the charming Isabel. But his other nephew, Carlos, an impudent, sly type with a pointed, rat-like face, aroused dislike in me. The Italian Luigi Verenza (also an old friend of mine) arrived with his sister, the beautiful Marcita, a flirtatious woman who flirted with all sorts of men.

I was introduced to Don Florenzo de Sevilla, a thin, taciturn Spaniard with a long sword hanging at his side, the Gascon nobleman Jean Desmartes, Baron von Schiller, a small, phlegmatic German. The names and faces of the others, over the years, have already been erased from my memory. Except for one...

I sipped my wine, carried on casual conversation and looked at the guests. And then my eyes fell on a tall, well-built man. He was dressed modestly and did not stand out in anything special. But his face struck me: with delicate, aristocratic features, it was all disfigured by small scars, as if left by the claws of a wild animal, and it bore the stamp of some strange fatigue.

- Who is this? I asked Marcita, who was sitting next to me.

- This is de Montour, a Norman. He's not a very nice person, she replied.

- Isn't it because you won't be charmed by you, pretty lady? I joked.

An outburst of indignation could have been expected from the temperamental Italian, but Marzita did not answer, she only cast an alluring glance at me, and I continued to follow the Norman with interest.

De Montour answered questions with little difficulty, ate almost nothing, drank more. And then it was his turn to say a toast (the guests said them in a circle). He protested for a long time, but finally, reluctantly, he got up and froze, staring at the wine gleaming in a glass. Some incomprehensible horror wafted from him; the conversation ceased, and all eyes turned to him. And then he burst out laughing sharply and said:0003

- Let's drink to Solomon, who sealed the fiends! May he be damned forever and ever, because many demons still remain free!

Wow toast! We drained our glasses in silence. But, in my opinion, not everyone decided to drink.

Because of the drunk wine and plentiful food, I, tired from the road, could hardly stand on my feet, and therefore hastened to go up to my room in order to rest in peace and quiet after a hard day.

The room was on the top floor of the house, and I went to the window to admire the view. Below, in the yard, sentries were walking, a little further, behind the fence, flooded with moonlight, a wasteland stretched, beyond the wasteland a river gleamed, and above it a mysterious forest loomed. From somewhere, echoing the chirping of birds, snatches of an unknown melody and some other unknown sounds of the jungle came up. Suddenly there was a long howl. I immediately thought of the demons that de Montour had mentioned. Who knows what is hidden there, in the darkness... I shuddered from an unexpectedly loud knock on the door.

I crossed the room and opened the door. De Montour stood on the threshold. He silently entered and went straight to the window. There was a bright moon in the sky, and he glared at her for a long time. Finally I heard his voice:

- Have you noticed, monsieur? The moon is almost full. I nodded in agreement and he continued:

- I have a small request for you. It may seem a little strange to you, but I beg you, monsieur, heed my advice: this night, lock your door tight.

He turned and quickly left the room, leaving me completely bewildered.

I closed the door behind him, climbed into bed and immediately plunged into the sweet embrace of Morpheus. I slept like a log all night and woke up when the sun was already shining with might and main, vaguely remembering that I had dreamed that someone was knocking at my door.

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Do you like looking at the moon?

Maybe a mysterious night star awakens romantic dreams in you? Or maybe, on the contrary, it brings sadness and melancholy?

In any case, our nearest neighbor Luna does not leave anyone indifferent. And this is natural: it is not in vain that they say that we live in a sublunar world. This means that the Moon has a very strong influence on all of us, earthlings, even if we do not notice this influence. We are dependent on the moon, and there is no getting away from it.

We all feel this dependence in one way or another, although we are not always aware of it. We are well aware of strange and incomprehensible mood swings: everything seems to be fine, and there is nothing to be sad about, but suddenly the blues will roll in for no reason at all. Or irritability will arise such that you just want to tear everyone around. Or tears will suddenly flow by themselves, although there is no apparent reason. Not to mention all kinds of ailments, causeless fatigue, weakness, headaches, when doctors do not find any diseases. Any woman knows what happens and this: yesterday she looked beautiful, but today it is not clear what is happening to her face, although she slept and rested ... Familiar states, isn't it? What is their reason?

There is only one reason: something subtly changed in the surrounding world, the rhythms of the Universe changed (and something is constantly changing in the Universe, because it is a living organism), but we did not have time to reorganize, our body could not fit into the harmony of the universe in time and suffers from this. After all, the human body is exhausted and confused by the eternal fuss, the pursuit of solving momentary problems. He is torn off from nature and appeals to us for help, signals with pain, ailments, asks to return his true natural essence. But we do not hear it, we separate it from nature even more, drowning out the pain with pills or other rough influences. And by this we violate our natural rhythms completely.

If we want to be healthy and happy, we just need to give our body back the ability to live in harmony with nature. Only and everything. How to do it? Very simple. The rhythms of the Moon for us earthlings are the reflection of the rhythms of the Universe. Having built your life in accordance with the rhythms of the Moon, you will see how you and your whole life will change beyond recognition.

How and why does the Moon influence us? How do our health, mood, behavior and emotions, the success of our daily activities depend on the Moon? How can the Moon help maintain health, youth and beauty? How to listen to the tips and advice of the Moon in working in the garden or in your own kitchen? How to determine what program the Moon laid in you from birth and how karma and fate depend on it?

You will learn about all this by reading this book.

General characteristics of the Moon

Our distant ancestors, who lived in harmony with nature, placed the Moon in a special place in the life of all things. After all, in those ancient times, when there were no benefits of modern civilization, the only thing that helped a person to survive was knowledge of the laws of nature. The study of lunar influence was by no means dictated by mere curiosity. It was a vital necessity.

Centuries-old observations have allowed man to establish that many significant processes on Earth are associated precisely with this mysterious celestial body and the nearest satellite - the Moon. People managed to establish the relationship between the rhythm of the moon and the ebb and flow, natural disasters, the monthly cycle in women, conception and birth, animal behavior (for example, birds collect material for nests at a certain time).

It turned out that the harvest depends on the lunar rhythm, food tastes better if you know when to cook it, and household chores can bring joy if done on time. Herbs collected on one day have a strong healing effect, while on others they will not bring any benefit or even harm. The discovery of a later time was the conclusion that medical treatment and surgical operations on certain days are more successful, without side effects and complications. And much, much more.

If the Sun is considered a symbol of life, then the Moon is the image of our soul. It symbolizes the human "I", his personality, the nature of his destiny.

Since ancient times, people have seen the Moon as a kind of treasury of mystical knowledge, which is fraught with the secret mysteries of life, death and fate. She governs change, ebb and flow, fertility and barrenness, conception and pregnancy.

Let us say a few words about the qualities of the Moon. And to make it easier for us, let's compare the properties of the Sun and the Moon: in this way, the fundamental features of the latter will become most obvious.

Sun in the horoscope

The Sun in the horoscope represents human individuality, personality and willpower. These are the qualities of a person that are visible to others. It governs principles, attitudes, authority, power, leadership positions. By the position of the Sun, we judge how proud a person is, how great his self-esteem is, how strong his energy and physical health are.

The sun is self-expression, reputation, energy and fame, selfishness and influence.

This is a masculine planet. Professions acquired under the sign of this star are leading. These are rulers, ministers, priests, philosophers, artists, biologists. In the human body, the Sun governs the heart, spleen, upper back, spinal cord, anterior pituitary gland, the right eye in men and the left eye in women.

The Moon in the horoscope

The Moon in the horoscope symbolizes mood, adaptation, attachment to home and mother, fertility. The moon represents woman, wife, mother, small children, family, nation. The moon influences the following professions: sailors, gardeners, travelers, actors, salesmen, fishermen, attendants, intermediaries.

In the human body, the Moon governs lymph, blood plasma, lungs, stomach, cerebellum, right hemisphere of the brain, mucous membranes, mammary glands, uterus, left eye in men and right eye in women.

The Moon in the horoscope represents a person as he sees and feels himself. It is responsible for the subconscious, emotions, instincts, intuition - in a word, for the entire inner world, what our soul lives with.

This is the soul's response to external events and what governs our senses. Adults often try to hide the "lunar" qualities of their character. And no wonder, because in our society, instinctive actions are considered primitive, and the primacy of emotions is stupidity. People follow stereotypes and as a result we live in a world where everyone complains about insincerity and unnaturalness.

In a way, the Moon is the part of our personality that gives us moral discomfort. It is she who gives rise to fears, heavy forebodings, suspicions, sadness, despair, hatred. But this is not the only way the moon influences human nature. It also gives us the ability to see the future, comprehend the true meaning of things and events, cheers up for no apparent reason, gives rise to emotions and feelings of joy, tranquility, contentment, peace in us. It is thanks to the Moon that we are so sensitive to the emotional environment. And they are able to subtly perceive smells: it is no coincidence that women ruled by the Moon are much more susceptible to aromas and love perfume more than men ruled by the Sun!

Life in accordance with the lunar rhythms - harmony with nature and oneself.

It is enough to plan at least one month taking into account the lunar days - and things will get better, your health will improve, chronic fatigue will disappear. The book you are holding in your hands is entirely dedicated to the Moon. From it you will learn how it affects everything that exists on Earth; how our health, feelings, success, mood, work, trips depend on the Moon; how to preserve youth and beauty with its help; how the Moon helps in everyday affairs, life, household, in the country; how the planet shapes our character. Do not be surprised: all this is really in the hands of the Moon.

Astrological characteristics of the moon

Day and night house of the Moon in Cancer.

Spirit of the planet: Gabriel.

Planet Angel: Fil.

Genius of the planet: Gabriel.

Day: Monday.

Element: water, cold, damp.

Colours: white, silver, light brown, yellowish, greenish (aquamarine).

Numbers: 2, 9, 81, 369, 3321.

Periods: week, month, 4 years, 19 years. February 2-12; April 29 - May 8; June 8-11; September 16–25; November 25 - December 4.

Cardinal direction: west.

Taste: salty.

Metal: silver.

Minerals: rock crystal, diamond, marcasite, selenite, beryl, white coral.

Plants: melon, cucumber, cabbage, lettuce, calamus, pansies, marigolds, cornflower, lily, water lily.

Animals: cat, goose, duck, owl, toad, crab, crayfish, oyster, mollusk, tortoise, eel, snail, frog, fish, hare, dog, otter, weasel, water and sea birds, cuckoo, swan , nightingale.

Localities: mountains, meadows, rivers, banks, forests, deserts, roads, piers, springs.

Countries: Holland, North Africa, Turkey, Scotland, Prussia, Syria, Russia (rural).

Diseases: paralysis, gout, sciatica, dropsy, multiple sclerosis, trembling of the limbs, vomiting, catarrhs, worms, fistulas, metabolic disorders, lameness.

Astronomical characteristics of the moon

Synodic period of revolution - 29.53 days.

Sidereal circulation period - 27.32 days.

Orbital inclination - 5°09′.

The maximum distance from the Earth is 407 thousand km.

The minimum distance from the Earth is 356,000 km.

The mass of the moon is 1/91 of the mass of the earth.

Radius - 1738 km.

Albedo - 61%.

Part one Earthly life in lunar rhythms

The Moon and its influence

About attraction - terrestrial and lunar

How to establish communication with the Moon?

Harmony - the main law of life

Lunar calendar

Lunar days: features and features

phases of the Moon 9000 - Lunar eclipse 9000. 9000

and lunar

As science knows, the Moon is a natural satellite of the Earth, a spherical celestial body, cold, but not cooled (it is believed that the Moon was originally cold). The Moon is located at a distance of 384,000 kilometers from the Earth, its radius is 1738 kilometers. There is no water on the Moon, no atmosphere, and any weight there is six times lighter than on Earth.

There is no water on the moon. But its connection with water is the most direct.

Most of the Earth's surface is covered by seas and oceans. There is a lot of water on our planet. If it were not so, life would hardly have appeared here. All living things need a large amount of fluid. The human body is more than sixty percent water. This is water, which is contained in the composition of every cell of the body, and blood, and other fluids.

The ebbs and flows of the Earth's seas and oceans are connected with the Moon. The moon with great force attracts the water surface of the part of the Earth over which it is located. Imagine: a huge tidal wave all the time "runs" after the Moon on the earth's surface, when the Moon makes a complete revolution around the Earth.

This happens for a completely natural reason - according to the law of universal gravitation, which operates in the entire Universe. All celestial bodies, including the Sun, Moon and Earth, have a force of attraction - some more, others less, depending on their size. It is thanks to this force that we all stand firmly on the ground: the forces of gravity, the forces of gravity attract us. Due to the force of solar attraction, the Earth revolves around the Sun and does not fly away from it. And the Earth's gravity keeps the Moon in Earth orbit.

The Moon is much smaller than the Earth, and therefore, of course, it is not able to attract the Earth to itself. But it can attract terrestrial water masses. And not only them: scientists have found that the Moon deforms even the solid shell of the Earth by gravity, stretching it by about 50 centimeters! The Earth seems to be breathing all the time, inhaling and exhaling with its different parts following the attraction of the Moon moving around it.

But the deformation of the solid surface of the Earth is less noticeable to us than the ebbs and flows. This phenomenon was observed by everyone who was by the sea. Arriving at the beach in the morning, you see that the water has receded, exposing the coastal stones, leaving algae and jellyfish on the wet pebbles. And after a few days it turns out that the strip of the beach, on which you were conveniently located yesterday for relaxation, today disappeared under water.

The strongest tides occur on the new moon. Why? Because in the new moon, both the Sun and the Moon are on the same side of the Earth. Therefore, on the new moon, the Moon is not visible in the sky: the Sun at this time illuminates its reverse side. At this moment, the attraction of the Sun is added to the attraction of the Moon and both luminaries pull the Earth in one direction. Ground water masses rush in this direction. The tide begins to rise, while on the opposite side of the Earth there is a low tide.

During the full moon, the Sun and the Moon are on opposite sides of the Earth; The Earth is between the Sun and the Moon, and both luminaries are on opposite sides of it. Then the water masses partly rush towards the Sun, and partly towards the Moon, tides are observed both there and there, but less than on the new moon.

In other phases of the Moon - when the Moon and the Sun are not on the same side of the Earth, and not on opposite sides, but occupy intermediate positions - the ebbs and flows are almost imperceptible, since the Sun and Moon neutralize each other's attraction and the water shell is distributed evenly over the entire surface of the earth.

Since there is a lot of water on Earth, the Earth's climate depends on the state of water. Oceans and seas are the kitchen where earthly weather is “cooked”. And of course, any change in the state of the seas and oceans immediately affects the state of the weather. Weather changes are directly related to the tides. The behavior of the atmosphere depends on this, the emergence of cyclones and anticyclones in it, and hence the humidity of the air, the direction and speed of the wind, and other factors. And our well-being and many processes in the body depend on the weather: changes in blood pressure, blood flow velocity, activity of various organs - you can’t list everything. Not to mention the mood and state of the nerves, psyche, soul - all this is directly affected by the weather. Sunny, clear weather excites and tones us, quiet, cloudy - soothes, low clouds depress, and a strong wind with dampness and cold can lead to depression.

We depend on the weather, the weather originates in the oceans, and the state of the oceans is related to the moon. It turns out that our state ultimately depends on the moon.

But this is just one example of the not very strong and very indirect influence of the Moon on us - through the ebbs and flows of the seas and oceans. In addition, the Moon affects us in many other ways - absolutely directly and very diversely.

As we already know, the human body is more than sixty percent water. But if the Moon attracts earthly water, then the water that is part of our body is no exception.

During the new moon, during the strongest tides, the water inside the body, together with the water of the seas and oceans, rushes up to the Moon. At this moment, it seems that we have become lighter, that we are not walking, but as if we are flying above the ground, and we even want to jump, our legs themselves come off the ground. At this time, you need to be more careful - not to lose your balance and fulcrum in the physical and mental sense. It is difficult to be active, to go about your usual earthly affairs - after all, the body, as it were, breaks away from the earth, it is pulled upwards.

After the new moon, the pull of the moon weakens and we quietly descend from heaven to earth. The attraction of the Earth again affects us with the usual force. We again acquire the usual sense of our own weight. You can gradually return to normal activity and daily activities, now it is easier.

As the lunar crescent grows and approaches the full moon, the Sun and Moon move further and further apart. They begin to attract all terrestrial liquids from different directions. And our body begins to burst, as it were, liquids stretch in different directions, the process of expansion is underway. Imagine: you have just been pulled up, then down, and now suddenly to the sides. This is a serious stress for the body: it just needs to have time to rebuild.

During the full moon, the Sun and the Moon act on us from opposite sides. Therefore, all fluids of the human body are attracted closer to the surface of the body. The body bursts as much as possible from the inside, as if a void is formed inside, but energy splashes out from the outside - it literally whips with a powerful stream.

But now the Moon begins to decrease, and the organism, which was expanding before, passes to contraction. All liquids from the surface rush inward, energy also flows inward. Such a restructuring is stress again. But as the fluids rush inward, a person feels stronger and more active: after all, now the energy is concentrated inside, and he is ready to act, to use this energy to achieve various goals in his life.

After the maximum contraction of the energy inside the body, new changes come - the new moon comes again, and the fluids again rush to the head.

As you can see, the body did not freeze in immobility: something in it is constantly changing, transforming, moving from one state to another; moreover, changes occur synchronously with the moon, and hence with the entire universe. If we know and take into account the changes taking place in us, then health, inner harmony, and well-being will come. If we live in unison with the Universe, then the Universe helps us and supports us with all its immense forces.

The waning or waxing Moon is not only the cause of terrestrial tides; the well-being of a person depends on it, which can be taken care of in advance by referring to the lunar calendar.

How exactly to take into account the lunar rhythms will be discussed more than once in this book. In the meantime, we will understand to the end the mechanisms of our relationship with the moon.

All that we have been talking about is the physical influence of the moon. But there is another effect - energy.

The moon has a woman's face
The Yin energy of the Moon

The nature of our world is not only physical, but also energetic - this is now no secret to anyone. This means that everything that we see around us is not just physical bodies and material objects, but also clots of energy. Moreover, this energy is alive - it always pulsates, moves, transforms, interacts with other energies. This was well understood by the ancient people, who lived to a greater extent by feelings than we do now. Feeling the living energy around them, they understood that the world around them is alive, and every pebble, grain of sand, blade of grass must be treated like living beings.

The energy that permeates our world through and through is not uniform.

There are two main types. According to the ancient Eastern tradition, they are designated by the words "Yang" and "Yin". Yang is masculine, Yin is feminine. It is believed that Yin is earthly energy, and Yang is cosmic.

Everything that we see around us is the interaction of male and female, cosmic and earthly principles. It is this interaction that creates life.

There is no clear boundary between these energies. They interact all the time and can flow into each other. But in general, in nature, the ratio of yin and yang energies is unchanged. Is this not the key to the fact that women sometimes become more masculine, while men become more feminine? After all, if somewhere something has decreased, then somewhere else it must be added. If the amount of female yin energy in a woman is reduced, then this energy will certainly increase at the opposite pole - in a man.

By nature, our world is created in such a way that in every organism, object, celestial body one of the principles prevails - either Yin or Yang. Even within one organism, these energies are constantly interacting. The digestive system is endowed with yang energy. After all, yang energy is a masculine, active, creative energy. The digestive organs actively process the food received by the body and create our body from it, extracting useful substances from food. And the kidneys have Yin, feminine energy, passive, receptive. It is not responsible for creating, but for maintaining in a stable state what already exists. The kidneys themselves do not create anything, but maintain the necessary balance of substances in the body.

Similarly, in the vast organism of the Universe, each "organ" has its own nature and energy. The sun carries yang energy.

After all, the Sun is the cosmic creative fire, the source of life, it actively and energetically influences the Earth. We can say that the Sun is a masculine luminary. This was well felt by people in antiquity; it is no coincidence that the sun god has always been masculine. Among the Egyptians, this is the solar god Ra, among the Slavs - Yarilo, among the ancient Greeks - Helios.

And the Moon is a planet with feminine, Yin energy. She herself is not a source of light, but only reflects the light of the Sun, softening it, making it not so burning, allowing the Earth to take a break from the active solar pressure. The nature of the moon is passive, not active. The moon is feminine, and our ancient ancestors also knew about it. The ancient Greek goddess of the moon Selene is a sad girl, the sister of the sun god Helios, who moves across the sky in a chariot, and having traveled around the entire firmament, descends into a deep grotto where her beloved Endymion, the god of sleep, sleeps. She whispers words of love to him, but he does not hear - he is sleeping. And that's why Selena is sad. If she had active, sunny, Yang energy, she would, of course, wake him up, burn him with her fire, make him love herself. But her nature is passive, lunar. And you have to be patient.

Apparently, Selena chose the wrong lover. She would have to find an active, courageous with her softness and femininity. Everyone should be in their place, perform their tasks and be themselves.

No need to be sad because nature has given a woman passive energy. When a woman ceases to be like men, does not seek to adopt their active nature, then it turns out that a woman has her own worthy task. Very important, very serious and unbearable for men. This task is the same as that of the Moon: to adapt our world for life.

We already know that Yang is cosmic energy and Yin is earthly. The Sun carries cosmic energy to the Earth. And the Moon, reflecting sunlight, transforms it into earthly light, into Yin. That is, the Moon adapts cosmic energy for life on Earth. It is she who endows the Earth with Yin energy suitable for life. Otherwise, the Sun would have burned everything, there would have been a scorched desert with no signs of life instead of a green-blue planet.

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