An equinox moon, full in spring,Stormy skies it quickly brings.Flowers in May, when spring showers stay,First harvest is late, when spring showers wait.The crescent moon’s horns lost in the night,Brings wet weather before full moon’s light.When the moon’s obscure at her core,The full moon doth rain more and more.The moon surrounded by a ring,A howling storm it will bring,Count of stars the ring does hold,The number of days of rain and cold.The moon, a ring does surround,Worry and trouble will soon be found.Blood on the moon, cloudy red, Nightmares on your dreams will tread.An April full moon, so pretty and bright,The ground will be frozen by first morning’s light.A full moon in winter, no clouds in sight – Short cold days, long cold nights.A winter full moon, cold snaps are long; New moon warming, rising at dawn.BirthAlthough some ancient cultures attributed masculine qualities to the moon, mostcultures consider the Sun masculine and the Moon feminine. The moon phases follow amonthly cycle, similar to a woman’s menstrual cycle. Births seem to occur more oftenaround a full moon. From these observations, other correlations were added to the litanyof moon lore. These include lunar links with becoming pregnant, predetermining the sexof a child, and a baby’s sleep cycle.A maiden under a full moon lies, Naked, praying to the skies.On the new moon, a child will form,And in nine months, she will be born.