A highland Prayer for the New Moon Friday
Color of the day: Rose
Incense of the day: Orchid
In Soctland, the New moon was honored as the start of a new cycle, and people kept a silver coin in their pocket that they turned three times when they first saw the new crescent Moon, known as Rioghainn na h-oidhche,(em)"Qheen of the Night." Here are some traditional Celtic verses which were receited upon first seeing the New Moon: Hail to you, New Moon Beautiful Guiding One of the sky Hail to you, New Moon, Beautiful Loved One of my Heart! I am bending my knee to you I am giving you my hand I am lifing my eye to you New Moon of the Seasons! You are traveling in your path You are steering the full tides You are illuminating you face to us New Moon of the Seasons! Holy be each thing Which she illuminates Fragrant be every night On which she shines!