I've been noticing the presence of the moon more than usual in the past week or so. I'm not sure why, it just seems to be closer and clearer than it has been for a long time.
My relationship with the moon (at the risk of sounding "fluffy") has always been quite an intimate one. A long term insomniac means that the moon has been my only companion on many a walk at 2am. I aways have to be able to see it in the sky through a window or i can't even attempt to sleep, and I often spend time just watching it with a warm drink in hand, silently conversing with who or whatever entity may reside there.
The phases of course are important, at new moon I tend to be laconic and uninspired, full moon is (unsuprisingly) when i have the most energy, although a side product is that I fall over more...full moons also mean that i tend to get slightly odder, but in a positive way.
The half is what i feel to be the most spiritual phase. It is at this time i become introspective and focused, and am most likely to perform rituals. I have been reflecting on why this is recently, concluding that the balace between light and dark makes it a perfect time to work in.
I think its the weather here that has brought the moon to my attention. It has been those amazingly crystal clear winter days, with frosty blue skies and that slight icy tinge in the back of your throat when you breathe.
I saw the moon in the afternoon today. It made me happy.