The moon plays a big part in the novel 'Big Little Lies' literally and metaphorically and there is even crescent moons pictured throughout the novel.
The story is often told in months leading up to the trivia night where everyone is either dressed up as Elvis or Audrey, and the female characters often talk about the female reproductive system, while the story takes place in a see side town with the lunar influenced ocean right on the door step.
Not being into astrology or very knowledgeable about moon phases I had stumbled across a podcast run by one of the 'Two Rad Chicks' called Inner Wisdom with Deanne Love which just happened to have an episode about the phases of the moon and what each phase of the moon meant as have as new age/old age folklore went.Let Them Eat ... ?
|Inner Wisdom with Deanne Love Podcast|
I would often read 'Crow Mellow' out in the backyard when I was getting some sun when I wasn't reading 'Big Little Lies' since my copy of BLL was a signed copy that I didn't want to risk getting damage in the sun, unlike my copy of 'Crow Mellow' which I thought I was just going to give away after reading anyway.
This was where I read about the gibbous moon and wondered what that was, and didn't realize that as I read that passage about the gibbous moon that the moon was already going gibbous that day and was already up in the afternoon sky along with the sun:-)Crome Yellow/Crow Mellow?
|The day of the September 2021 new moon|
Of course the gibbous moon is mentioned a few times throughout Huxley's first novel 'Crome Yellow' as well.
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I guess I've never really realized just how big a part the moon plays in our human lives,either real or imagined.
|Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley|
|2021 Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival is on Tuesday, September 21, 2021|
|2021 Moon Festival|
UPDATE: September 24th, 2021A new moon study?-)