the Northern Hemisphere
? 15 - ? 14, 2011
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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
Moon, waxing and waning, impressively
promenades across the dark sky, partnering with the sparkling stars and
glowing planets. Who is the Moon dancing
~ A New Lunar Cycle Begins
April 17/18 ~ Full Moon
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This meditation, which culminates at the
Full Moon during ____, begins with this New Moon.
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Phase of the Moon
on the Moon links for meditative insights and additional information.
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
Total Solar Eclipse ~ The Sirius ~ Leo New Moon
Tuesday, July 21 7:35pm PDT (02:35 UT 7/22)
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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
like to know your thoughts about The Night Sky and
if you'd like reminders to Look Up! ...
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May your Night Sky traveling always be filled
with Celestial Delights and Treats!
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