The crescent is a fairly early part of the moon's cycle. As it is towards the beginning, dreams about crescent moons are representative of new things and beginnings. If you dream of a crescent moon, you or someone close to you are expecting a new beginning or a new chapter of your life.
To see a crescent in your dream, represents the the emergence of your feminine character. It also indicates versatility and changes.
To see a crib in your dream, suggests that you are harvesting or "babying" a new idea, creation or project.
This lower "crescent" portion of the Saturn symbol is also reminiscent of a scythe or sickle. These are of particular interest because the symbolism of the planet Saturn (and the agricultural Roman god Saturn) often addresses themes of death.
A circle represents wholeness and closure, and like the crescent, is associated with femininity or sensitivity. The square can symbolize being grounded and more literal in your approach, while the star is a symbol of ideals and aspirations or being recognized for your accomplishments.
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EXAMPLE DREAM I was walking down Osgodby Crescent(near my childhood home). A song had somehow been chosen to play. It was Champagne Supernova by Oasis. The view down to Osgodby Grove was not how it should be. Instead of a street full of bungalows it was a wonderful beach scene.
The fish symbol was often drawn by overlapping two very thin crescent moons. One represented the crescent shortly before the new moon; the other shortly after, when the moon is just visible. It is probably where the idea of the fish being associated with pregnancy comes from.
If the Moon is new or in the crescent phase, you may not be aware of your own feelings with regard to specific circumstances. A Moon partly or fully obscured by clouds hints at outside matters affecting feelings that you're currently unaware of, yet still need to deal with.
Is it a glowing full moon, indicating fullness and intensity; or is it a crescent moon, indicating new beginnings? The moon is a symbol of the feminine, of woman. Think about the feminine influences in your life. How do you feel about femininity?
In physical essence the cup in ritual is often crescent shaped. This symbolism links it to the moon, another feminine aspect—the sacred vessel, the womb.
There are many symbolic references to the feminine, the Holy Grael being one of them.