The State of Lunation
The State of Lunation will bring bi-weekly interpretive reports of the cycle of the sun and moon. It will be a rambling roll of words and phrases from my consciousness and its association with the symbols of the day. The symbols up for interpretation will follow the cycle of the moon around the sun. You may remember some of this from 8th Grade Physical Science, it looks like the picture to the left.
As you can see (or may remember) there are essentially 8 distinct cycles that can be identified here and through observation and correlation, astrologers throughout time have identified patterns of behavior that associate with these cycles. In the simplest way they can be described as:
New Moon: beginnings, new energy, impulsive, self-centered
Waxing Crescent: determined, initiative, self-motivated
First Quarter: challenge, labor, growth,
Waxing Gibbous: enrich, perfect, polish
Full: Culmination, climax, clarity, fruition
Waning Gibbous: caring, sharing, helping, healing
Third Quarter: contemplative, reminiscence, forlorn, solitary, decline
Waning Crescent: completion, renewal, restorative, reflective, preparation
My ramblings and musings will center themselves on the cycle of the day and the mood that may be set as a result of the particular formation of planets and signs within that cycle.
The Lunation cycle, as it has been called, is much more complicated than I just demonstrated but I am hoping that what I wrote will satisfy both the initiated and uninitiated of astrology enough to draw their interest to my rants.
There are quite a few reasons why I am doing this and the one I will share is this: it is my hope that as I write and you read something greater than my writing and your reading will be occurring, namely, that we will all be following, consciously or unconsciously, the lunar cycle. I feel that this is important because I feel that we have lost track of cycles, real cycles in our lives, and that this is a beautiful, poetic, easy to recognize pattern in the heavens. Following it can attune one to the greater forces than their personal or even the collective ego and such attunement may…may…bring about reorientation of said egos. I know I still want to change mine. Perhaps you would like to change yours as well.
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