Mrs Darley's Moon Mysteries

A Celebration of Moon Lore and Magic

 
 
 
Have you ever stood beneath the magic of a moonlit sky or become spellbound by the beauty of the moonline shimmering across a timeless sea? If so you will understand the hypnotic effect our celestial night time visitor has upon the human psyche.

Mrs Darley's Moon Mysteries is a celebration of all aspects of the moon, from her phases & movements, to Her magical influences on the earth & those who live upon it.

Each chapter is littered with poetry & thought provoking moonlight tales involving the charismatic Mrs Darley & a selection of her fascinating friends as they impart their lunar knowledge to the author whilst living on the wild & windswept Bodmin Moor in Cornwall.

A revised and expanded paperback edition of this book is due for publication in 2018

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5 Star Reviews on Amazon

'This latest offering by Carole Carlton is an excellent introduction into moon lore, phases, correspondences and the scientific exploration of this important heavenly body. Interspersed with lovely and intriguing anecdotes of Mrs. Darley's teachings, it is a book that explains clearly and concisely the correlation between Paganism and the moon. Even experienced Crafters can pick up some interesting facts and useful ideas from this well researched and well written book. For the 'newbies' to Paganism this is a 'must have' guide to one of the most sacred influences on the human mind and body.' (By B Dickinson 'Crystalbee' Wales UK 2010)

'I always dread follow on books and sequels as I'm often disappointed but Mrs Darley's Moon Mysteries certainly dispels these fears. The book explores all aspects of the moon whilst my favourite title character encourages the author to understand the moon's influences by inviting her to take part in some strange but wonderful moon events. Full of mystery with a promise of magic. A great follow on book to Pagan Whispers.' (By Selene 9-2-10)

'This is the book that lead me to read the "series" of the Mrs Darley's tales - I enjoyed this book as it enlightened me to so many old traditional celebrations, where they originally came from and why they are celebrated - so interesting, so well written and so entertaining - brilliant! (By Cinzia on 18 May 2014)

'Very well written, full of facts and folklore of the moon. Carole takes us on a magical journey through the cycles of the moon with the wonderful Mrs Darley.'(By Laura Campbellon 14 February 2014)

Reviews from 'Goodreads'

'A wonderful book full of insightful knowledge and lovely meditations wrote in a delightful manner, I so want to be Mrs Darley's neighbour.' (By 'Grinney Pig 25-4-11)

'Loved this follow up. Have discovered so much about the importance of the moon and how it affects virtually everything on earth! Mrs Darley is just wonderful!' (By Caroline Wilson 10-5-10)




 
JANUARY  2018

January 2nd brings us the first and largest Supermoon of the year as the Moon is in Perigee (closest approach to the earth). This Oak Moon completed the lunar cycle for the Celts and honoured the triumph of the Oak King over the Holly King at the Winter Solstice.
On the 4th, the Quandrantids meteor shower graces our night skies, although you may see its effects up until the 6th at around 80 meteors per hour.
Both Mars and Jupiter are visible in the early morning sky around 3.30am from the 7th to around mid month.
The 17th brings us the new Wolf Moon, a time of abstinence and suspension after the dark time, for the ancestors knew that the worst of the winter was yet to come.
Finally we have that rare event of what many people refer to as 'The Blue Moon', albeit this term does have many meanings. Whichever ,meaning you may attribute to it however, the 31st January does bring us the second full moon of this calendar month as well as a total lunar eclipse. The eclipse will not be visible from the UK , although its effects will still be felt energetically. It is a time of co-operation, of finding a way to work together, rather than tearing each other apart.
These are interesting times - journey well and make your time upon this earth count.