Moon Divination(月占)

Moon Divination

Headword

달점 ( 月占 , Daljeom )

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Korean Seasonal Customs > January > 1st Lunarmonth > Seasonal Holidays

Writer PyoInju(表仁柱)

Predicting the crop harvest of the upcoming fall, based on the hue, shape and thickness of the first full Moon of the year (the fifteenth of the first lunar month) is known as daljeom (Kor. 달점), woljeom (Kor. 월점), mangwoljeom (Kor. 망월점) or daljeom chigi (Kor. 달점치기). (All names stand for “Moon divination”).

The “Dongguk Sesigi” (Kor. 동국세시기, Chin. 東國歲時記, A Record of Seasonal Customs in Korea, 1849) documented the following about moon divination. “The fortune is read from the color of the Moon. If the Moon is red, it is a sign of a drought; if white, there will be a lot of rain. There are also predictions based on the shape of the Moon during its rise, size, clearness of vision, and the height at which it is seen first.” There is also a belief that a very sharp yellow color of the Moon means the forecoming of an abundant harvest, while a poor crop occurs when the Moon appears between the clouds. If the position of the Moon is tilted towards the south, one can expect a good year for the coastal communities, and if the Moon is tilted towards the north, the crops will grow well in mountainous areas.

Moon Divination

Moon Divination
Headword

달점 ( 月占 , Daljeom )

Location of the encyclopedia

Korean Seasonal Customs > January > 1st Lunarmonth > Seasonal Holidays

Writer PyoInju(表仁柱)

Predicting the crop harvest of the upcoming fall, based on the hue, shape and thickness of the first full Moon of the year (the fifteenth of the first lunar month) is known as daljeom (Kor. 달점), woljeom (Kor. 월점), mangwoljeom (Kor. 망월점) or daljeom chigi (Kor. 달점치기). (All names stand for “Moon divination”).

The “Dongguk Sesigi” (Kor. 동국세시기, Chin. 東國歲時記, A Record of Seasonal Customs in Korea, 1849) documented the following about moon divination. “The fortune is read from the color of the Moon. If the Moon is red, it is a sign of a drought; if white, there will be a lot of rain. There are also predictions based on the shape of the Moon during its rise, size, clearness of vision, and the height at which it is seen first.” There is also a belief that a very sharp yellow color of the Moon means the forecoming of an abundant harvest, while a poor crop occurs when the Moon appears between the clouds. If the position of the Moon is tilted towards the south, one can expect a good year for the coastal communities, and if the Moon is tilted towards the north, the crops will grow well in mountainous areas.