A beautiful stoneware trinket tray with moon phase design. A wax resist finish gives this piece a stunning, handmade feel.
The crescent symbol is primarily used to represent the Moon, not necessarily in a particular lunar phase. When used to represent a waxing or waning lunar phase, "crescent" or "increscent" refers to the waxing first quarter, while the symbol representing the waning final quarter is called "decrescent".
The Luna, half moon, or sickle of the moon, waning and waxing moon, is a sign of fertility and to the cycles of life and death. It represents the changing of the seasons and the ebb & flow of the tide.
The full moon is considered an appropriate time for all magick related to divination, scrying, protection, releasing, banishing, and overcoming obstacles. It is also the most appropriate time to honor, evoke or invoke lunar deities and Mother Goddesses.
The New Moon (Dark moon), when the moon appears to be completely covered in darkness is a great time for manifesting what you wish to have in your life. It is also a good time for scrying and other methods of divination. Magickal workings aimed at initiating new projects (jobs, ventures, spiritual growth etc...) are also best done within the new moon.
*Approximately 7 inches in length by 3.25 inches in width