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Our Moon
Everything you wanted to know about it

Everything you wanted to know about the moon, and probably more...

This is a HUGE undertaking, and I'm not going to get it all done in one moon (moon = month).
I usually update on Mondays.  Monday literally means Moon Day.  Please be patient...
I started this page on August 16, 2022.  Updated:  10/17/2022

Table of Contents
Just click on the link that interests you, and you're there.

The Moon in Literature The Moon in Songs Strange Things About the Moon
(work in progress)
The Moon in Poetry Symbolism of the Moon
(including Biblical symbolism)
The Moon in Astro-theology
(work in progress)
Phases of the Moon The Moon in Mythology The Moon in Figurative Language
Names of Full Moons
Blue Moon, Blood Moon, etc.
The Moon in Prophecy The Moon in Cultures
(work in progress)

...Or, just scroll down.


The Moon in Literature

(These are novels with the word "moon" in the title).
Note:  This is by no means intended to be a comprehensive list.  If you would like one added, please
contact me.

Moon Over Manifest

by Clare Vanderpool

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

by Kelly Barnhill

Walk Two Moons

by Sharon Creech

The Flowers of the Moon

by Alexander Palacio

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

by Robert A. Heinlein

The Moon Maid
&     The Moon Men

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Blood Moon Prophecy

by Dilani Kahawala

The Moon Scroll

by Tony Abbott

Moon Blood

by TA Sheldon


The Moon in Songs

(These are songs with the word "moon" in the title).
Note:  This is by no means intended to be a comprehensive list.  If you would like one added, please
contact me.

Title, Artist, Date of Release
courtesy of Spotify
Also free on amazon prime
Title:  Moonlight Sonata
Artist:  Ludwig Van Beethoven
Date:  1801
Title:  Moonlight Serenade
Artist:  Glen Miller
Date:  1935
Title:  Moon River
Artist:  Andy Williams
Date:  1962
Title:  Bad Moon Rising
Artist:  Credence Clearwater Revival (CCR)
Date:  1969
Title:  Moondance
Artist:  Van Morrison
Date:  1970
Title:  Dark Side of the Moon (Album)
Artist:  Pink Floyd
Date:  1973
Title:  Walking on the Moon
Artist:  The Police
Date:  1979
Title:  I don't know a thing about love
          (AKA:  the moon song)
Artist:  Conway Twitty
Date:  1984
Title:  Harvest Moon
Artist:  Neil Young
Date:  1992
Title:  Man on the Moon
Artist:  R.E.M.
Date:  1992
Title:  Can't fight the Moonlight
Artist:  LeeAnn Rimes
Date:  2000
Title:  Moonlight
Artist:  Grace Vanderwaal
Date:  2004
Title:  Dark Side of the Moon
Artist:  Chris Staples
Date:  2014


Names of Full Moons

(These are real apparitions of our moon).
Note:  This is by no means intended to be a comprehensive list.  If you would like one added, please
contact me.

Super Moon A so-called "super moon" is when the moon is at its closest to the Earth, and thus appears super big in the sky.
Blood Moon Whenever there is an eclipse of the moon, it appears red, as if it were covered in a thin layer of blood.  That is called a "Blood Moon."
Blue Moon Whenever there are two full moons in a single month, the second one is called a "Blue Moon".
Other Full Moons (below) These names have nothing to do with the shape or color of the moon, but reflect times and seasons.
Wolf Moon January's Full Moon
Snow Moon February's Full Moon
Worm Moon March's Full Moon
Pink Moon April's Full Moon
Flower Moon May's Full Moon
Strawberry Moon June's Full Moon
Buck Moon July's Full Moon
Sturgeon Moon August's Full Moon
Corn Moon / Harvest Moon September's Full Moon
Hunter Moon October's Full Moon
Beaver Moon November's Full Moon
Cold Moon December's Full Moon
Sources: Me, and...


The Moon in Figures of Speech

(These are real idiomatic expressions using the moon in the English language).
Note:  This is by no means intended to be a comprehensive list.  If you would like one added, please
contact me.

Type of figure of speech Meaning / Explanation
...as lovely as the full moon. Simile A simile is a comparison of two similar things.
Blue moons are white. Oxymoron Blue moons are not literally blue.  They are just as white as any other moon.  Oxymorons are statements that seem false, but are true.
"It'll take me two moons to get this page done." Metonymy Moon  metonymously refers to the period of one month.
Man in the moon Metaphor When one looks at the moon when it is full, one can see two eyes and a mouth.  We call that the "man in the moon".


Metaphor This word came from the "Prohibition Days" in the U.S.A.  So-called "Prohibition" was when alcohol production for the purpose of selling AND the sale of alcohol was prohibited by law.  And, so people started making their own, using their own distilleries, on their own property, by the light of the moon.  Some of that was sold "under the table" (which means secretly and illegally).
"Oh, dear Moon, teach me all about love." Apostrophe Apostrophe is talking to inanimate objects (or sometimes to animals, which don't talk back).  Or sometimes it's just talking to no one or no thing in particular.
Once in a blue moon Metonymy Happening infrequently
To shoot the moon Hidden Metaphor To try and do the impossible
To moon somebody Hidden Metaphor
The moon looked down upon me. Personification
(which is a type of metaphor)
The moon was visible in the sky (and we were "visible" to it).


The Moon in Poetry

(These are famous poems, or lines from poems about our moon).
Note:  This is by no means intended to be a comprehensive list.  If you would like one added, please
contact me.

Lines / Verses of Poetry Figurative? Source:
Four days will quickly steep themselves in nights; Four nights will quickly dream away the time; And then the moon, like to a silver bow new bent in heaven, shall behold the night of our solemnities. Yes.
(a type of metaphor).
William Shakespeare

"A Midsummer Night's Dream"

For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams Of the beautiful Annabel Lee; And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes Of the beautiful Annabel Lee; And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side Of my darling- my darling- my life and my bride, In the sepulchre there by the sea, In her tomb by the sounding sea. Yes.
(a type of metaphor).
Edgar Allan Poe

"Annabel Lee"

The Moon for all her light and grace
Has never learned to know her place.
(a type of metaphor).
Robert Frost

"Two Leading Lights"

The moon was but a chin of gold
A night or two ago,
And now she turns her perfect face
Upon the world below.

Her forehead is of amplest blond;
Her cheek like beryl stone;
Her eye unto the summer dew
The likest I have known.

Her lips of amber never part;
But what must be the smile
Upon her friend she could bestow
Were such her silver will!

And what a privilege to be
But the remotest star!
For certainly her way might pass
Beside your twinkling door.

Her bonnet is the firmament,
The universe her shoe,
The stars the trinkets at her belt,
Her dimities of blue.

and personification.

Emily Dickinson

"The Moon"

The moon has a face like the clock in the hall;
She shines on thieves on the garden wall,
On streets and fields and harbour quays,
And birdies asleep in the forks of the trees.

The squalling cat and the squeaking mouse,
The howling dog by the door of the house,
The bat that lies in bed at noon,
All love to be out by the light of the moon.

But all of the things that belong to the day
Cuddle to sleep to be out of her way;
And flowers and children close their eyes
Till up in the morning the sun shall arise.

(a type of metaphor).

And simile.

Robert Lewis Stevenson

"The Moon"


Phases of the Moon

New Moon / Waxing Crescent / Wax. Crescent /  Half Moon /  Waxing Gibbous / Full Moon / Waning Gibbous / Half / Waning Crescent
According to the Aboriginal Americans, one full cycle of the moon phases is called "1 moon".


Symbolism of the Moon
Both stylized symbols and metaphorical symbols

This... Means... More...

Although adopted by many muslim-dominated countries as their symbol, this is NOT a symbol of Islam.  It actually  predates Islam.  While noone seems to definitely identify its origin, I believe that I have.  My source is the Bible...

[8] And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words.
[9] And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.
[10] And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth? 
(Genesis 37:8-10)

In the Bible...
Sun = Abraham (Ibrahim)
Moon = Sarai (Sarah)
Stars = Joseph's brothers

From the Muslim (Islamic) perspective, the Moon would metaphorically equate to Hagar and the star would equate to Ishmael--Ishmael being the father of the Arabic nation.

Abraham (Ibrahim) casting out Hagar and her son Ishmael.

Art by Gustave Dore.
Picture in the Public Domain.

Ishmael is the father of the Arabic race.



Learn Religions

Symbols of the Moon
Stylized symbols
Triple Moon

In almost all cultures (except the Mayan and Egyptian), the moon is a feminine symbol, often associated with female goddesses.

In this case, this symbol does not represent a goddess.  It represents a single woman in three phases of her life: (1) waxing part of her life (called the "maiden"), midlife (called the "mother"), and waning (called the "crone").


Woot & Hammy


symbol of the moon



symbol of the moon

Apparently, and I just learned this when I was making this page, that to the indigenous people of Mexico have ancient lore that a rabbit lives on the moon.

...Which is interesting, because the people of the Far East have the same lore.


Myths Symbols Sandplay

ancient   ------------->   modern
symbols of the moon

Dig Mandarin


symbol of the moon

From the top...

The moon is very much revered by the Mongolian people.  Learn more about why on my page about Festivals of the Far East.

Note:  These symbols are in order of how important they are to the Mongolians.  Fire is the most revered thing in Mongolia.  Second is the sun.  Third is the moon.

Learn more about Mongolian culture here.



The Moon in Mythology
Most of these are personifications of the moon.

God/Goddess Culture More info.
Coyolxauhqui (f) Aztec Mythology -
Cerrdiwen (f) Celtic Mythology -
Chang'e (f) Chinese Mythology -
Khonsu (m) & Thoth (m) Egyptian Mythology -
Artemis (f)
Selene (f)
Hecate (f)
Greek Mythology Apollo (a solar deity) had a sister named Artemis, who personified the moon.
Nanna (f) / Sin (f) Mesopotamian Mythology -
Xbalanque (m) Mayan Mythology Xbalanque (the moon) is twin to Hunaphu (the sun).
Ay (m) Mongolian Mythology Originally from Turkic culture.
Ay-father (male)
Yolkai Estsan (f) Navajo -
Sif (f) Norse Mythology Thor (a solar deity) has a sister-wife named Sif, who personified the moon.  Her hair represented moonbeams.  When Loki cuts off her hair, it is a new moon.
Diana (f)
Luna (f)
Roman Mythology -
Mah (m) Zoroastrian



The Moon in Prophecy

(These are prophecies involving our moon).
Note:  This is by no means intended to be a comprehensive list.  If you would like one added, please
contact me.

Prophecy By whom?
Interpretation Manifested?
"The moon shall turn to blood before the great and terrible day of the LORD come." Joel 2:31
Holy Bible
RE:  Blood Moon
This, of course, is not literal.  Turning to "blood" is interpreted by all to mean that the moon will appear red.

RE:  the great and terrible day of the LORD
First of all, if you look closely at Psalms 19 and Psalms 104, you will see that the LORD was equated with the SUN.  That's not to say that the Hebrews were sun worshippers.  That's not what I'm saying at all.  Rather, they thought that God (in His pure natural state) was LIGHT.  And, they thought that the SUN was His home.  (Mount Zion = The Sun).  After knowing that, one can easily come to the conclusion that the so-called "Great and terrible day of the LORD" is referring to a super powerful solar flare directed directly at Earth.

RE:  Blood Moon
- We've had several "blood moons" in recent years.  I'd say that it has manifested.

RE:  Great and terrible day of the LORD
- That super powerful solar flare, which is the "great and terrible day of the LORD," has not happened yet.  But, the sun is ramping up.  It has been very active lately, sending many solar flares our direction, but so far they've done minimal damage.  For instance, in February of 2022, a solar storm knocked 40 of Starlink's satellites out of the sky.  (Source).  In July of 2022, a transformer blew out, causing an explosion and fire at the Hoover Dam.  (Source).  They say it was "faulty", but I know better.  It was a Coronal Mass Ejection from the sun that did it.  Wait!  When the BIG one hits, lot of electronics will be "knocked out".  Get your EMP shield now with a $50-off promo-code from Leonsplanet.

"And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood." John the Revelator
Revelation 6:12
Holy Bible
RE:  Great Earthquake
This will be one that shakes the whole Earth.  That's how "great" it will be.

RE:  Sun Turning Black
This can be referring to a solar eclipse, but I don't think so.  Even when there is a total eclipse, there still is light.  My sources say that when the two stars of a binary star system reach perihelion (my word, for lack of a better one), the gravitational pull between the two stars is so powerful that not even light can escape it.  When that happens, it will look like the sun has gone out.  How long will the sun's blackout last?  I'm not sure.  Probably several days.

RE:  Moon as Blood
(see Joel's prophecy above)

None if this has come to pass.

This blood moon seems to coincide with the blackout of the sun, so that hasn't happened yet either.

"And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars." John the Revelator
Revelation 12:1
Holy Bible
RE:  The Woman
The woman is probably VIRGO.

RE:  Clothed with the Sun
When the Sun is in VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)

RE:  Moon under her feet
If the sun is in VIRGO and the moon is under her feet, that means we have a new moon.

John gives this as a sign or harbinger of things to come.  And, although the sun appears in VIRGO every year, what follows that sign has NOT happened yet.

And what doth come thereafter?  The Great Red Dragon.

Learn more about The Great Red Dragon here.

Man in the Moon

Dimitru saw a man in his dream/vision which was standing with the moon in his hand.  He said that the waters of Earth will be dirty.  There will be no fish.  Then, clean waters will come, and with them fish.  But, it will only last a short while.  Fish while you can.

Dimitru Duduman
I kind of think this is literal, but it could be figurative.

If it's figurative, then it is referring to the bringing people to the gospel.  The fish represent humans who were stifled by the "dirty" politics of "dirty" governments.  The fisher represents the preachers and the watchmen and watchwomen.

If literal, it is happening NOW!

If figurative, it has not happened yet.  Many preachers are expecting a so-called "Great Revival" of the so-called "Church" in the last days.

Don't Bring Anything Back from the Moon!


The Hopi Elders warned not to bring anything back from the moon, or else...

If stuff from the moon were to be brought back to Earth, it would disrupt the balance of nature, prophesied the Hopi Elders.  It would result in earthquakes, severe weather, and social unrest on Earth.

I'd say that it manifested.

But was it because they brought moon rocks back from the moon?  You decide.

"The Moon in the full of night over the high mountain,
The new sage with a lone brain sees it:
By his disciples invited to be immortal,
Eyes to the south. Hands in bosoms, bodies in the fire."

Michel de Nostradame
"Les Propheties"
Century 4: 31

The Moon:
The moon is the moon; but this could signify that it is going to be done in the cover of night (i.e., in secret).

The high mountain:
This is most likely referring to a high-rise.

The new sage:
This is probably a very smart person in a position of great power at some powerful business.  (I can think of a few candidates, but I won't mention them here).

This refers to one of two possibilities:
(a)  downloading your mind into a computer, and becoming A.I., or...
(b)  transhumanism; becoming a cyborg with a chip in one's brain

Bodies in the fire:
Since the bodies are being disposed of, I'm going with option (a).

Transhumanism is a real thing, and it's happening now!  Google it.










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