Sunday 14 February 2010

New Moon - Turn your money over!

No this isn’t a hold up. I don’t mean you have to turn your money over to me, but of course I won’t stop you if you really want to.

I know my picture isn’t of a new moon, but it’s the only decent moon picture I have, taken by my son Rob, and I rather like it.

When asked to do a bio recently, it occurred to me that I could say I was the daughter of a witch and a sailor. Although the witchery part comes down on my mum’s maternal line, my grandad, Pop taught me a thing or two.

One evening he asked if I had any money in my purse. As I remember it was a little beaded thing with torn grubby lining and a zip – and it was empty. So he gave me a couple of coins and told me to put them in my pocket. Well he was a generous chap was Pop and I wasn’t one to disobey, so in they went.

Then he took me up the steps right to the top of the back garden and explained that as it was a new moon, I should turn my money over in my pocket. Turning over your silver coins in your pocket under the new moon is said to ensure your pockets won’t be empty for the coming month.

I had forgotten about this until recently when it came back to me out of the blue as memories often do. Will I be turning my money over? Well, why not?

The new moon is a good time for starting new projects too. They will grow along with the moon.

When you think that the moon controls the tides and our bodies consist almost entirely of water, then it isn’t too hard to believe that the moon has some influence over us.

And apart from all that, it’s beautiful isn’t it? A lovely sight in the sky whether it is a slender crescent or a full silver orb.

Whatever you are celebrating, Chinese New Year (year of the Metal Tiger), Valentine’s Day or the new moon - have a good one.


  1. I refreshed my crystals at full moon so I'll give the money turning a go tonight. Do you think it would work if I used my Premium Bonds?

  2. Well there'd be no harm in trying, Lynne!

  3. My mum taught me that, too. Also, not to look at a new moon through glass until you've seen it outside. (Bad luck apparently.)

  4. That's a lovely photo, Teresa. Superstitions about the moon are fascinating aren't they?

  5. I love the moon - the way it changes all the time and affects the Earth in sucha profound way - oh no I can feel a poem coming on!

    Julie xx

  6. A lovely photo, Teresa. And I'm definitely going to give the money thing a go - I need all the help I can get in that department.


  7. I shan't look at the new moon through glass any more, Bernadette!

    Yes Joanne, I find the moon and all its stories fascinating.

    I'd like to see your poem, Julie!

    Go for it, Suzanne - you never know. Good luck.

  8. That's a great story! And a gorgeous photo too :)