Some Kiss We Want
There is some kiss we want with
our whole lives, the touch of
spirit on the body, Seawater
begs the pearl to break its shell
And the lilly, how passionately
it needs some wild darling! At
night, I open the window and ask
the moon to come and press its
face against mine. Breathe
into me. Close the language door and
open the love window. The moon
won't use the door, only the window.
Rumi, from The Soul of Rumi
Aires moon opposite Saturn in libra--makes for some challenges in getting ones own way perhaps today. What is that famous relationship principle? Compromise? Yeah that's the ticket today.
Too bad those folks on their way to work this morning didn't think of it as hey honked their horns at each other while I was trying to get the baby to sleep! Not that I haven't acted such, in fact having been guilty of such impatience and intolerance to such high degrees at times, make's it worthwhile to step back and recognize how it looks...as for the rest of the day I'll be looking for naps whever I can find them.
You come to the master only in deep humbleness, because learning is possible only in humbleness. You have come to surrender, not to perform, not to manipulate, not to impress. Osho
"Yes, when you see for the first time, a great laughter arises in you - the laughter about the whole ridiculousness of your misery, the laughter about the whole foolishness of your problems, the laughter about the whole absurdity of your suffering."
It is going to be a great month I just know it. Who cares what the soothsayers say or even the stellar alignments? What did one of those great men (who I obviously don't remember or feel like researching right now) say, "the best way to predict the future is to create it!" that's the real ticket.
Mercury retrograde? Awesome! I love talking backwards and looking at the confused faces of those I am speaking to. I confess, when mercury goes retrograde I feel like more people are on my wavelength and I don't really care that they don't like the ride.
Venus moves into cancer? Yes, it's true, sometime this week, I think Wednesday (again too lazy to research). Another round of awesome! An opportunity to relate to those deep seeded emotions and an opportunity to recognize what others are emoting. Compassion anyone? Not a bad aspect to feel some or open yourself up to some. Dreamy love affairs, walking hand in hand through art houses, snuggling at home under the covers with a good book, digging in the dirt for fossils, planting and picking flowers, hugging people on trees...yes there are all sorts if great Venus in cancer hinge to do!
Hell there's a blue moon this month (according to some traditions) so you can do just about anything you only do once every so often and say, "what the hell, there's a blue moon". What an opportunity! What a great excuse! What are some of hose things that you only do every so often but really jazz you up? Seriously, I want to know...answer here or on Facebook. Shit, there's a blue moon comin, we should have a list.
When the moon enters Aries today at 1:59 PM PST there will be a decidedly Fire tilt to the energy during this disseminating phase with the sun in Leo and Mercury stationing direct also in Leo, and of course Uranus still in Aries.
Expect a restlessness today, an urge to move, to take action however, with a certain chaffing about where, when, and how to take that action. This is the crisis in consciousness phase as the moon wanes and the nights grow darker there is a necessary introspection as the realization of the New Moon's intention is integrated into the social fabric.
So what kind of action can one take during such a crisis? Any actions that help to integrate or realize deeper the lessons of the past two or three weeks. I have an idea what that looks like for me: running, writing, meditating, taking a long walk...what does it look like for you?
Wake up to the dreamworld as the moon has entere Pisces joining today Neptune and Chiron. Since we are still in the full moon phase pay attention to those dreams as they may signify actualization of those new moon intentions conscious or unconscious.
With the moon and Chiron both sextile Pluto there is a good chance there is much on the subconscious level going on here and much of it transformative I'm nature. Keep a notebook by the side of your bed tonight and tomorow to write or sketch any images your lucky enough to remember tonight.
Link to article from earthsky.org:
August 2012 is a month with two full moons. And, by popular acclaim, that means it’s a Blue Moon month. That’s because a Blue Moon is sometimes defined as the second full moon in a calendar month. The first full moon is August 1. The second full moon is August 31, 2012.
There are two more definitions for Blue Moon. It can be the third of four full moons in a single season. Or it can be an actual blue-colored moon.
It’s very rare that you would see a blue-colored moon, although unusual sky conditions – certain-sized particles of dust or smoke – can create them. Blue-colored moons aren’t predictable. So don’t be misled by the photo above. The sorts of moons people commonly call Blue Moons aren’t usually blue. For more about truly blue-colored moons, click here.
What most call a Blue Moon isn't blue in color. It's only Blue in name. This great moon photo from EarthSky Facebook friend Rebecca Lacey in Cambridge, Idaho.
Now on to folklore’s Blue Moons. Every month has a full moon, and, most of the time, the names for full moons coincide with particular months or seasons of the year. By either definition, the name Blue Moon accounts for times when there happen to be more full moons than is convenient.
Blue moon as second full moon in a month. In recent decades, many people have begun using the name Blue Moon to describe the second full moon of a calendar month.
The time between one full moon and the next is close to the length of a calendar month. So the only time one month can have two full moons is when the first full moon happens in the first few days of the month. This happens every 2-3 years, so these sorts of Blue Moons come about that often.
When is the next Blue Moon, according to this first definition? August 31, 2012.
The idea of a Blue Moon as the second full moon in a month stemmed from the March 1946 issue of Sky and Telescope magazine, which contained an article called “Once in a Blue Moon” by James Hugh Pruett. Pruett was using a 1937 Maine Farmer’s Almanac, but he simplified the definition. He wrote:
Seven times in 19 years there were — and still are — 13 full moons in a year. This gives 11 months with one full moon each and one with two. This second in a month, so I interpret it, was called Blue Moon.
EarthSky’s Deborah Byrd happened upon a copy of this old 1946 issue of Sky and Telescope in the stacks of the Peridier Library at the University of Texas Astronomy Department in the late 1970s. Afterward, she began using the term Blue Moon to describe the second full moon in a calendar month on the radio. Later, this definition of Blue Moon was also popularized by a book for children by Margot McLoon-Basta and Alice Sigel, called “Kids’ World Almanac of Records and Facts,” published in New York by World Almanac Publications, in 1985. The second-full-moon-in-a-month definition was also used in the board game Trivial Pursuit.
Can there be two blue moons in a single calendar year? Yes. It last happened in 1999. There were two full moons in January and two full moons in March and no full moon in February. So both January and March had Blue Moons.
The next year of double blue moons is coming up in 2018.
When you see the August 31, 2012 Blue Moon, remember ... it won't look blue. It'll look and behave like the ordinary, beautiful full moon that it is.
Blue moon as third full moon of four in a season. The Old Farmer’s Almanac defined a Blue Moon as an extra full moon that occurred in a season. One season – winter, spring, fall, summer – typically has three full moons. If a season has four full moons, then the third full moon may be called a Blue Moon.
The next blue moon by this definition will fall on August 21, 2013.
In recent years, a controversy has raged – mainly among purists – about which Blue Moon definition is better. The idea of a Blue Moon as the third of four in a season may be olderthan the idea of a Blue Moon as the second full moon in a month. Is it better? Is one definition right and the other wrong? After all, this is folklore. So the folk get to decide, and, in the 21st century, both sorts of full moons have been called Blue.
As the folklorist Phillip Hiscock wrote in his comprehensive article Folklore of the Blue Moon:Old folklore it is not, but real folklore it is.
So enjoy Blue Moons!
Bottom line: A blue-colored moon is rare. But folklore has defined two different kinds of Blue Moons. A Blue Moon can be the second full moon in a month. Or it can be the third of four full moons in a season. The full moon of August 31, 2012 will be considered a Blue Moon.
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