So we’ve passed through Midsummer into the half of the year where the daylight will steadily wane until Midwinter… even as temperatures rise for the next few months! When we sink a bit into the meaning of Solstice…we can find the seed of darkness within the brightest light, and also the seed of light within the deepest dark. We are reminded of the spinning dynamic motion of the planet in its arc around the sun, and the inherent cyclicality of all of life, and we can breathe it all through. Actually, it can be a [...read more...]
The moon will be full and bright and beautiful tonight – rising just after sunset. The other side of the planet will soon be treated to a complete lunar eclipse! Powerful forces are at play! Today is an excellent time to bring a project to full flowering, to revel in a job well done, to plant root crops, bulbs, biennials and perennials, to run around in nature and appreciate being alive! Best wishes to you all!
Today the moon will rise around noon and be high overhead at sunset, setting around midnight. The moon looks to be halfway from New to Full and we often refer to it as a Half Moon. So why call it First Quarter? The moon is one quarter of the way through its cycle, which begins again at each New Moon. Also interesting to note: While the moon appears half full to us, remember that we only ever see one side of the moon, so today and tonight we can see the sunlight reflected off of [...read more...]