The alignment of Saturn, the Moon and Mars. August 3rd 2014.
I am marveling at the Universe at the moment, on account of two things: watching Finnigan’s documentary about Stephen Hawking and having this view from my porch tonight. 🙂
The full moon in Libra peaked this morning at 2:30 a.m. PST. Considered one of the most potent full moons of the year, the unique planetary arrangement happening this week creates a powerful play we can take part in here on earth.
How to harness this enormous energy in your life? Here are five energetic concepts in full swing during the full moon in Libra. Tune into them closely and choose to interact with them positively.
Release what is no longer serving you. What are you holding onto that is over and done? What is still weighing you down that you have no use for? Relationships, objects, grudges, clutter?
Take responsibility. The full moon is historically a time of harvest. A time to reap what you sow. Take responsibility for what has happened in your life and what is happening. Good or bad, own your part. This empowers you to move forward courageously and clearly.
Review and rejuvinate your relationships. Your relationship to yourself and your relationships with others. The full moon is a time of illumination. The clarity that comes from introspection can reveal uncomfortable truths. Let them be a catalyst for change.
Conflict is more possible during this full moon. Bring awareness to anger and choose harmony over harming with every word you say and every action you take.
Change is the only constant with this moon. Things are highly charged and in a high state of flux. Soften to the waves of change. Draw on your flexibility. Break yourself open and set yourself free.
|Blue Moon August 31st 2012
Photo shot from the balcony of my new apartment.
“It is when we think we can act like God, that all respect is lost, and I think this is the downfall of peace. We lie if we say we do not see color and culture and difference. We fool ourselves and cheat ourselves when we say that all of us are the same. We should not want to be the same as others and we should not want others to be the same as us. Rather, we ought to glory and shine in all of our differences, flaunting them fabulously for all to see! It is never a conformity that we need! We need not to conform! What we need is to burst out into all these beautiful colors!” C. JoyBell C.
I tried to find a movie clip of this scene but no such luck. If any of you happen across one let me know. 🙂
My sister and I met our cousins en route and arrived just in time to drive through the Bamboo Cathedral before sunset. The Bamboo Cathedral is always amazing to see. Over 150 years old, towering columns of bamboo arc over the narrow roadway leading up to Morne Catherine forming a natural archway that is almost cathedral like in its appearance.
|Photo by Adam Alkins|
We parked at the summit, grabbed our picnic baskets, tents and blankets, and paid for our tickets and star maps. The field was already pretty filled up with tents all along the perimeter, a big screen to the northeast and six large telescopes to the west. We chose our preferred spot and settled down just in time for the start of the open air Star Theatre. There were three presentations that night about our Universe and the formation and death of stars. I don’t think I will ever tire of learning about astronomy.
|Jupiter with four of her moons|
|Venus looked no bigger than this: O|
|Saturn is always a treat and tonight was as large as a pencil eraser.|
|And of course, the red planet Mars, easily visible even without the scopes.|