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 2019

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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 2019

With the festive season past, our thoughts turn to the new year, healthy pursuits and the awakening of nature from her winter slumber. This is what the custom of January Wassailing is all about. The word means 'good health' or 'be whole' and this is what we wish for ourselves and each other. In addition this is the time when we sally forth into our orchards to awaken the apple trees, to chase away the dark spirits of winter and to bless them as the year opens up. If you don't have access to an orchard, place an apple somewhere you can dance around it, make lots of noise, have a drink of apple juice or cider and enjoy.
On the 4th in the heavens, the Quadrantids meteor shower becomes visible, whilst on the 6th we welcome in the new Wolf Moon along with a partial solar eclipse. This Moon waxes full on the 21st where we will also be able to witness from the UK a total lunar eclipse between 2.37GMT and 7.48GMT. Worth setting your alarm around 5am to see it in its totality. It is also a supermoon, so definitely a sight not to be missed.
Planets visible this month include Mars in the evening sky and Venus, Jupiter and Saturn in the morning sky from mid month.
May the increasing light bring you many blessings and Wassail.