Proverb: Whatever is conceived in moonlight, will find no rest during any quarter of the moon’. This proverb springs from an old belief that a child conceived in moonlight was likely to suffer from epilepsy.
Expression: ‘you can spot a farthing by the light of the moon’ – stated of a night typically on a full moon, where the light of the moon is abundant and easy to see wand find your way with.
Half moon, waning crescent.
Proverb:’ For the poor man, the moon is a lantern and onions are apples.’
Moon’s halo, ring – popularly associated with the onset of bad weather.
Expression: stated when the moon enters a new phase of its cycle.
Proverb: ‘The moon swallows everything’ ie. when the moon shines bright, it will dissipate the clouds
Proverb: ‘if you look at the moon whilst touching money, you will be kissing for all you life’. This saying is based on an old belief, whereby a girl that married a rich man would be advised to stare at the moon whilst holding a coin in her hand.
Proverb: When the world mistreats you, the moon will finally will give you abundance.
Proverb: When the moon is enveloped in a halo, be prepared for the news of a drowning.
Proverb: ‘He that wants to fish for mullet has to wait for many moons’ – A fisherman’s saying based on the close observation on the habits of mullets, which appear with the moon.
Proverb: Don’t count the lunar days or you will be restless. Ie Advice to a married woman not to worry about her menses.
Proverb: Don’t curse the moon on earth or it will give you grief and disease.
Plant and flower: Lunaria annua, called honesty or annual honesty, also known in Maltese as Weraq tal-fidda.