About the Moon – March 27, 2015

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Plenty of folks talking about the Moon. There are so many ways to view, understand, and relate to the moon phases and the moon cycle. Here are the latest:

Macro of white orchid and stones with green leavesMoon Cycle and ProjectsStarhawk and the Moon Phases on Sounds True

Starhawk reminds us about the “as above, so below” concept of the moon cycle and moon phases that we can use in everyday life. Always need more reminders.

“And the cycles of transformation always work both within us and without us. So the moon cycle that’s going on in the sky around us is also a cycle that moves within us in our human lives through the lifespan, but also can move within us [in the sense that], you know, every project that you do has a beginning, has a period of fulfillment, has a time of letting go and passing on.”

Science ResearchDeer and the Moon Phases

Deer hunters are not the only ones who can benefit from knowing about how the deer respond during the moon cycle. How about photographers, nature lovers, environmentalists?

“Diefenbach doesn’t think anyone has studied the validity of these common beliefs about how deer respond to weather and moonlight. “This is a great opportunity to learn,” he said. “I’m certainly curious. Little has been published on deer movement in regard to changes in weather and moon phases, and what has been published is contradictory.”

Full MoonHow the Full Moon Can Affect Sleep

Putting science to work for the moon cycle. Yaay, team.

“One study by Dr Silvia Frey, of the University of Basel in Switzerland, confirms one shift we experience during the full moon is that we may tend to toss and turn more while trying to sleep. Dr. Frey’s research claims that we have an internal biological clock hardwired into our genes which means we sleep less when the moon is full. We take longer to nod off, and when we finally do get to sleep, it is lighter.”

April 4 Full Moon Lunar Eclipse – Head’s Up

Pacific coast and Hawaii folks are in the visibility line of the eclipse April 4, 2015, Saturday. Rise early to see it at 5:00 a.m. PST. It’s a short one, best to show up before totality.

You may find, as I do, that eclipse days can be a little unsettling. We can decide that it is okay. Best that can happen is to survey what may be out of balance and consider what the next step is to improve the conditions in the future. No one is asking for perfection! Just having the notion that a change may be appropriate is enough for one day.

I especially like the Sabian symbol for the eclipse at 14 Libra – “In the heat of the noon hour a man takes a siesta.” Sometimes it’s okay to take a break. (Note to self.)

Did you connect with the Moon this week? What did you see?

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About the Moon – March 2, 2015

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Plenty of folks talking about the Moon. There’s so many ways to view, understand, and relate to the moon phases and the moon cycle. Here are a few of them:

The Werewolf Diet  – Eating with the Lunar Calendar Moon Plan

“The moon diet plan is based on the known effects the moon has on the earth’s oceans and rivers with its gravitational pull. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says when the Sun, Moon, and Earth are in alignment during a new or full moon, there is a change in the atmospheric pressure and movement of the water. On these days, Christian Dyuraffur, president of the International Federation of Phyto and Aromatherapy says, the shift in atmospheric pressure has an effect on our metabolism, which allows for a faster removal of fat and toxins from the body.”

Space VideoThe Far Side of the Moon 

“A new video from a NASA satellite orbiting the moon brings the phases of the far side of the lunar body into the light. The phases of the moon — full moon, new moon, crescent and everything in between — also occur on the side facing away from Earth, according to data gathered by the NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). As the moon and the Earth move together around the sun, both sides of the planet’s natural satellite experience phases of light and dark. You can watch the LRO video featuring lunar data and images.”

The Moon Phases Hip Hop Video – 1 million views Singing the Moon Phases

“Educational hip-hop video reviewing the Moon and it’s different phases. Songs of Higher Learning Philosophy: The purpose of this product is to provide another venue for learning for the children of today. Students across the nation are so enthralled with all the multimedia and music they are surrounded with, so use this to increase their academic progress. The sole intention is to provide another avenue to reach all learners in a modal that all children and young adults can relate to…………..MUSIC!!”

Connect to the Divine Feminine with the Moon Phases

“Knowing when the new moon occurs and how to respond (intention setting, quieting, going inward), when the full moon is coming (amplified energy, manifestation of intentions, highly vibrational) and also paying mind to the solstices, equinoxes, eclipses and astrological influences on the moon, can deepen your connection to the sacred Feminine.”

Did you connect with the Moon this week? What did you see?