Seed germination, some farmers insist, is much better just before the full Moon.
If the new moon appear with the points of the crescent turned up, the month will be dry. If the points are turned down, it will be wet.
Moles make more molehills during the waxing moon.
People speak of the new moon lying on her back or being ill-made as a prognostic of wet weather.
If tree branches are cut during a waxing moon the branches will grow straighter.
Days following both the new and full Moons are most likely to be rainy or stormy.
If rays of the full moon fall on your face while you're sleeping, you will go mad.
If on her cheeks you see the maiden's blush,
The ruddy moon foreshows that winds will rush.-Virgil, Roman poet (70 B.C.-19 B.C.)