the Northern Hemisphere
2 - March 4, 2011
times are local unless
Sky Visitors ...
My 2011 sabbatical continues.
In this abbreviated edition of Moon Dances I offer the following to keep you looking up and tuned to the wonders
Up! The Moon, waxing
and waning, impressively
promenades across the dark sky, partnering with the sparkling stars
and glowing planets. Who is the
Moon dancing with tonight?
~ A New Lunar Cycle Begins
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the right side of the Moon is illuminated, the Moon is increasing
or waxing. When the left side illuminated, the Moon is decreasing
or waning. (Of course, this only works in the Northern Hemisphere.
In the Southern Hemisphere the effect is just the opposite!)
Times ~ Major Bodies
A New Lunar Cycle Begins
2 - 6:31pm PST (02:31 UT 2/3)
Reaching for a Higher Frequency with
Willful Creative Action
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New Moon can be thought of as a no Moon! Its sunlit side is facing
away from Earth toward the Sun. The side that is facing Earth
is not getting any sunlight, leaving it dark and invisible to
us ... no Moon to see! A New Moon lies between the Sun and Earth. Helpful
Image + Description BTW: The
only time a New Moon can be seen is during a solar eclipse, when
it passes directly in front of the Sun, visibly showing off part
or all of its entire dark disk.
those living in San Francisco this New Moon takes place above the
western horizon about 1 hour before sunset. The Sun, New Moon and
planets are located in the same constellations for other parts
of the world; these constellations, in differing time zones, lie
in a different location above or below the horizon.
~ New Moon
Moon our soul goes into meditation and aligns with the inspiration
of the Nirmanakayas;
a potential is enlivened and a seed of consciousness is formed deep
within. Take some time to create a sacred space. A new cycle is beginning.
New Moon and Sun, in conjunction with Mars, are positioned in the
constellation of "smiling" Capricornus. This constellation
carries the seeds of death for the material life and awakens one to
of spirit resulting
The mountaintop experience associated with Capricornus can also represent
a new cycle of effort. Capricornus gives full expression of the earthly
nature with immense spiritual possibilities. It opens the doorway to
our divine head center and the immortal life of spirit.
New Moon of February 3 GMT (Feb 2 MST) conjoins Mars in sidereal
Capricorn. ... The stars in this area of the zodiak inspire us to
participate and express from the intelligent maturity and truth of
self-realized conscious beings rather than following whatever mass-propaganda
happens to be in vogue. ...
is often associated with the forceful or awry use of power. However,
in its mature expression, Mars is an initiating force. Mars is of
creativity, sexuality, vitality, life force, power and self-expression.
Mars stimulates our ability to respond to life with creative assertive
action. Mature Mars is of leadership, is self-reliant, and is of
victory in our pursuits. Mature Mars is audacious, brave, instinctual,
passionate and willful.
Issues surrounding how we are using our creative power to emerge
from antiquated patterns, behavior, and ways of participating
in the world arise in this lunar cycle. ... This can be a volatile
lunar cycle, but one stimulating new leadership driven from the
laws governing the natural world and that are supportive of all people
rather than laws designed to serve special interest groups or a
Fiorenza: 2/3/11 Lunar Cycle
New Moon, Sun and Mars located in the constellation of Capricornus
are also in the sign of Aquarius (Jan.20 - Feb.18).
Between Signs and Constellations
And Why Both Are Important
[T]his week marks a turning point - halfway between Solstice and
At this cross-quarter, the Celtic Goddess Brigit is our ally in
weaving the precious webs of life and tending the bonds of community.
Sun and Mars travel side by side in Aquarius from Jan. 25 (within
2 degrees), exact from Jan. 31-Feb 4, and still within 1 degree
til Feb 8. This is an unabashedly bold, strong-willed and uncompromising
aspect that fuels aggression, competition and fighting for ideals.
Look to what is being activated in your life.
~~ Cross-Quarter New Moon Seeds of Inquiry and Action ~~
Where am I drawn to "break the rules" of my conditioning?
Is there a restlessness within me and what is that voice?
What is the vision that I wish to translate into my present reality?
illumination, integrity and action be aligned within each one
of us. Jacqueline
Lasahn / Facebook AstroFlash
Theme: Reaching for a Higher Frequency with Willful Creative Action
Expansive & Mobilizing
Nick Fiorenza gives insight to this lunar cycle.
meditation, which culminates at the
Full Moon during Aquarius, begins with this New Moon.
(The Full Moon occurs at the tail end of Aquarius,
hours before the sign of Pisces begins.)
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May your Night Sky traveling always be filled
with Celestial Delights and Treats!
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