UK Folklore for the 10 Days after a Full Moon.
Said to be the best day after the full moon
to consider starting a fresh enterprise or even better to actually get
it up and running.
Be prepared for a lengthy illness if you happen to fall prey to
sickness on this day though. Happily this does not apply to the new
born, as any child born on this day it is said will enjoy a long healthy
life, and prosper in the process.
Day 2Whether you run a company, operate a
cottage industry or plan to have a garage sale traditionally the second
day after the full moon is a very positive day to sell your wares. By
the same token it is a good day to buy, probably being able to find
items at reasonable prices.
Good fortune will come to those
interested in gardening as it is said that any plant sown or bedded in
on this day will flourish. Likewise those involved in agriculture will
have an easy time of ploughing the land.
Day 3Those who find their property fell prey to
the felon's eye on this day can at least gain some small comfort that
the thief is also likely to be caught within a short amount of time if
not the very same day.
It was traditionally believed that any child
born on this day would be prone to illness, and therefore was believed
to have a short life expectancy.
Well, this is definitely the day to start
building that extension or barbie, or going for a fresh look in
decoration in the home, which of course includes repairs. This is said
to be a positive day to commence any new project that involves
construction design to your property. If you're planning this try to get
out on the second day after the full moon to pick up those last minute
bargains from the sales;).
Keep an eye on the education and social
life of any child born on this day as their intended aim be to develop a
career will most likely move towards politics. The career will be
prosperous and auspicious but only if those early days are firmly
If you are trying for a child, then
according to folklore this is said to be an ideal time to conceive...and
of course if you are not...be careful :).
Regarding weather omens
it is said that whatever happens on this day, be it rain or shine, then
the rest of the month is likely to follow suit.
Day 6This is reputed to be a very good day
to book a holiday, and take a rest. If you can get away on this day even
better as you are likely to have a wonderful time. For those interested
in fishing or hunting it is said that this is a day when you might
catch the big one!
Day 7Little is said about this day except that
if you are unattached and looking for a partner then today, the seventh
after the full moon, will provide many opportunities to find the perfect
lover. Falling in love is the order of the day, so enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.
Day 8This day is connected to the first after
the full moon, as it was traditionally believed that anyone falling ill
would be unlikely to recover, and those fortunate to survive the illness
would remain weak for some considerable time.
Day 9Close the curtains when you go to bed and
avoid looking out of a window at the new moon on this day if you want to
retain your beautiful looks. The moon light was believed to have the
power to change facial features and even thought at one time to cause
Day 10Be patient with the child that is born on
this day as it is said that the spirit of the child is likely to be
uneasy, resulting in a restless 'free spirited' or hyperactive child.