The beautiful sight of the Crescent Moon appears in the sky each month and inspires us to think that it might be a cradle for our newly-born dreams, as various stars and planets appear within its cosmic container-shape. The Crescent Moon is a symbol of power that has been recurring in art and spiritual thought for over 30,000 years. It is seen in religious symbols and even the flags of nations. There is a moon goddess worshiped by the Celts, who is associated with the lunar cycles. The word “crescent” comes from the Latin term ceres meaning to “bring forth, create” and crescere, the Latin term for “grow, thrive”. The ancient Wise Ones/Magi of Mesopotamia and ancient Persia celebrated the Crescent Moon each month. Today’s Tibetan monks have kept this tradition alive in their monthly religious activities and base their new year on this Moon, rather than the New Moon used by the Chinese.