January 12 2017
The second part of our Cosmic cycles of the Moon saga centers on the Tropical cycle: it is a complete lunation, one month in the Gregorian calendar. This lunation is made of two phases: the descending moon, which indicates the moon’s movement from the Northern Lunistice (highest point in the sky) to the Southern Lunistice (lowest point in the sky), and the ascending moon, its return from the Southern Lunistice to the Northern Lunistice. These phases are also called respectively Lunar Fall and Lunar Spring.
During the descending phase of the moon, the flora anchors itself into the ground, the movement is thus favourable for planting, while in an ascending moon, plants stretch towards the sky, which makes it the perfect moment for harvest.