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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One Response

  1. Tom

    I’ve got my hammock ready! No, seriously, I am watching Jupiter in the sky up there with the moon in the early evening.

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