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THE  3rd FULL MOON OF 2011
VERNAL EQUINOX
March 19, 2011

Ecological name of the day: COCOON

The Moon rises at  7:27 PM and sets at  6:30 AM
The stars  appear to flicker more because of the winter turbulent atmosphere.
This Full Moon will be the brightest moon of the year, because it occurs at perigee, when the moon is at the closest point to the Earth.
Bees, Beetles, Butterflies, Bats, Moth and Flies all pollinate.

 

Thich Nhat Hanh’s letter to friends in Japan

Plum Village March 13th, 2011 

Dear friends in Japan, 

As we contemplate the great number of people who have died in this tragedy, we may feel very strongly that we ourselves, in some part or manner, also have died. 

The pain of one part of humankind is the pain of the whole of humankind. And the human species and the planet Earth are one body. What happens to one part of the body happens to the whole body. 

An event such as this reminds us of the impermanent nature of our lives. It helps us remember that what's most important is to love each other, to be there for each other, and to treasure each moment we have that we are alive. This is the best that we can do for those who have died: we can live in such a way that they can feel they are continuing to live in us, more mindfully, more profoundly, more beautifully, tasting every minute of live available to us, for them. 

Here in France and at our practice centers all over the world, our brothers and sisters will continue to chant for you, sending you the energy of peace, healing and protection. We are praying for you with our heart, our breathe and our daily actions with more compassion, more understanding and mutual interactions in beauty.

Thich Nhat Hanh

 

THE  2nd FULL MOON OF 2011
JANUARY 18,2011

Ecological Name of the year: WINTERWREN

The Moon rises at  5:06 PM and sets at  6:33 AM
FULL MOON AT 3:36

Muskrats are architects: they burrow under river banks and build dome shaped houses near lakes and marshes. They enter these houses from under the water. In the winter they pile up vegetation on brakes in the ice, creating a resting place above the cold water.

Mercury leaves mornings and cannot be seen in the morning sky.

Love is that that never sleeps,
nor even rests, nor stays
for long with those that do. Love is language
that cannot be said ,

Rumi  (1207-1273)

 

THE FIRST FULL MOON OF 2011
JANUARY 19, 2011

COMING HOME

Beloved,

I worship your night sky.

I moved all of my things out of the way

To put my face up against yours.

Your night creatures tickle my ear-space.

How can I sleep when I have just awakened?

There is so much living to do.

I taste your kiss.

(from Tall Grasses of Woods Hole & Other Summery Poems)

By Clare Rosenfield

 

THE 12th FULL MOON OF 2010
DECEMBER 20, 2010

Ecological day of the year: OCEAN SWELL

The Moon rises at 3:57 PM and sets at 6:36 AM

THE LUNAR ECLIPSE

It will be nights before Christmas and high overhead, the moon will turn orange or maybe bright red. The Earth and the sun with celestial scripts will conspire to make a lunar eclipse.

Weather permitting, sky gazers in North and Central America and a tiny sliver of South America will boast the best seats to this year's only total eclipse of the moon.

The eclipse will happen Monday night on the West Coast and during the wee hours Tuesday on the East Coast. Western Europe will only see the start of the spectacle while western Asia will catch the tail end.

The moon is normally illuminated by the sun. During a total lunar eclipse, the full moon passes through the shadow created by the Earth blocking the sun's light. Some indirect sunlight will still manage to pierce through and give the moon a ghostly color.

Since the eclipse coincides with winter solstice, the moon will appear high in the sky — a boon for skywatchers. While there have been recent volcanic eruptions, scientists on Monday said there's not enough dust in the atmosphere to dim the eclipse.

 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING,
and gaze at the stars...the nights are long
NOVEMBER 21, 2010

Ecological day of the year: MOON FULL

THE 11th FULL MOON OF 2010

AURORA VIEW (Northern Light): Look for faint vertical bars of light in the northern sky. We can best see them against the night sky.

Red Head: A Turkey Vulture reaches his head into carcasses to eat. Its baldness deters meat from clinging to its head, but in some sticks the vulture will perch in sunlight to bake the scraps off...

“Whatever light and splendor you glimpse in clouds,
know it comes from the stars and sun and moon…

Rumi

 

THE 10th FULL MOON OF 2010
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23rd, 2010

Ecological day of the year: RAPTORKITE

The Moon rises at 5:07 PM and sets at 6:54 AM

Lower sun brings darkness quickly. Cooler nights precede first frost surprises. Sap descends amid fruit fall-berries, nuts and cones-abundant seeds for next orbit’s needs. Migrators amass, feed, and restlessly chatter. Leaves flame and drop, make food and shelter.

Venus leaves evenings, arctic darkness, Saturn mornings.

“ Open the window and listen to the musiC, there is a dance:
it is the waltz of Sun –Earth-Moon!!
Join hands and twirl!
Sun, Earth, Moon are of the perfect size, at a perfect distance!
It is a miracle that we are here!!”

 

THE 9th FULL MOON OF 2010
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22th, 2010

Ecological day of the year: PINYONJAY

Jupiter Moon: These two celestial bodies appear together on the evenings of September 22 and 23.

Monarch Butterflies in North America started their southward migration.

The Moon rises at 5:14 PM and sets at 5:01 AM

Your old life was a frantic running
from silence
The speechless full moon
comes out now.
Rumi

 

THE 8th FULL MOON OF 2010
TUESDAY, AUGUST 24th, 2010

Ecological name of the day: MOONSHINE

Run Away Moon: The moon is moving away from the Earth. Each year, the Moon steals some of Earth’s rotational energy , and propels itself about 3.8 centimeters higher in its orbit. Originally the moon was about 14,000 miles from the Earth. It’s now more than 280,000 miles away.

Summer Triangle: First find the brightest star in the summer sky: Vega. Then look for the triangle it forms with two other bright stars. Deneb and Altair. Deneb is the farthest from us ; Altair is the closest. The triangle we perceive is made up of stars that are extremely distant from one another.

Ground Squirrels in the desert aestivate, they avoid the scorching heat in the SW desert by assuming a state of dormancy.

The Moon rises at 6:24 PM and sets at 5:10 AM

Moon and Water

I wake and spend
the last hours
of darkness
with no one

but the moon.
She listens
to my complaints
like the good

companion she is
and comforts me surely
with her light.
But she, like everyone,

Has her own life.
So finally I understand
that she has turned away,
is no longer listening.

She wants me
to refold myself
into my own life.
And, bending close,

As we dream of doing,
she rows with her white arms
through the dark water
which she adors.

Mary Oliver from her book “Evidence”

 

THE  7th FULL MOON OF 2010
SUNDAY,  JULY  25th,  2010

Ecological name of the day is BROODSQUAK

The Moon rises at  7:00 PM and sets at  5:02 AM

When the moon is full it rises when the sun sets.

 

THE 6th FULL MOON OF 2010
SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 2010

Ecological name of the day is PRICKLYMALLOW

Check out what the cosmos creates: Wood Ants: Wood ants in the North America eat aphid honeydew (sweet secretions) while domesticating large aphid colonies. They chew off wings, chemically slow wing growth, and dope aphids with acidic venom prevent escape.

Partial Lunar Eclipse: a partial lunar eclipse will peak on June 26th and can b e seen at 7:36 am..

The Moon rises at 7:53 PM and sets at 4:23 AM

Mysteries, Yes
Truly, we live with mysteries too marvelous
to be understood.
How grass can be nourishing in the
mouths of lambs.
How rivers and stones are forever
in allegiance with gravity
while we ourselves dream of rising.
How two hands touch and the bonds will
never be broken.
How people come, from delight or the
scars of damage,
to the comfort of a poem.
Let me keep my distance, always, from those
who think they have the answers.
Let me keep company always with those who say
“look!” and laugh in astonishment,
and bow with their heads.
Mary Oliver from “Endurance”

 

THE FIFTH FULL MOON OF 2010
THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010

Ecological name of the day is SCORPIONFLY

THE SICKLE Constellation: resembles a reversed question mark. The base star, Regulus, is the brightest in this formation and one of the brightest in the Northern Hemisphere.

Sculpture Garden: Octopuses create fortresses around their homes by collecting and piling up crustacean shells.

The Moon rises at 7:27 PM and sets at 3:51 AM

The Sun says to the Moon "shine"..
"Earthlings I will be around for billions of years
Let’s dance and celebrate !!"

Hasita

 

WEDNESDAY APRIL 28, 2010
THE FOURTH FULL MOON OF 2010

Ecological name of the day is DAPPLEDFAWN

MAP OF THE SPRING SKY: When we look into the sky on spring nights we are looking away from the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way. We see fewer stars , they are far beyond our galaxy.

Eta Aquarids: The Eta Aquarid meteor shower is expected to peak near May 5 and 6. The Moon may interfere with viewing.

Silken gift: Many male spiders will offer an insect wrapped in silk to female spiders to eat before they mate, so that afterwards she will not devour him. (these must be dangerous honeymoons for the males..)

The Moon rises at 7:30 PM and sets at 4:35 AM

A POTTED PLANT
I Pull a Sun from my coin purse each day.
And at night I let my pet the moon
Run freely into the sky meadow.
If I whistled,
She would turn her head and look at me.
If I then waved my arms,
She would come back wagging a marvelous tail
Of stars
There are always a few humans like me
In this world
Who are house-sitting for God.
We share the sacred duties:
I water each day a favorite potted plant
of Her -
This earth.

Hafiz Mystic poet of the 12th Century (I took the liberty to edit 2 words)



TUESDAY, MARCH  10th, 2010

Ecologic name of the day is ASTERSEED

The Moon rises at 11:29 PM and  sets at 7:59 AM

PLEIADES: the brightest star cluster visible from Earth
is comparatively young and has many blue stars.

LOYALHONKER: most geese mate for life. 

FAMILY PLANNING: Coyote mating season starts in
early winter  and courtship can last for months.
After 2 month of gestation period, coyote
young  are born to abundant spring food.

…..I slip in and out of the moon each night
           With a gracious ease
      With this brilliant heart I have.

The Beautiful Friend, the Exquisite one,
Sometimes steps from His Invisible Body
 And walks upon our shore

So that we might see and know
His radiant tender Shell

He spins this Universe on an emerald Dance floor!

Cling to the Transcendent Elements in His glance
As the Beloved forever whirl
His Love.

Hafiz

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28,  2010
THE SECOND  FULL MOON OF 2010

Ecologic name of the day is EARTHSATELLITE

Venus joins Mars Evenings and will be visible until the fall. Bulky Beaver: Each hair of a beaver’s coat has a medulla, a central core of dead cells containing air that aids in insulation and buoyancy.

The Moon rises at  6:09 PM and sets at  6:09 PM

THE STORM

Now through the white orchard my little dog
romps, breaking the new snow
with wild feet.

Running here running there, excited,
hardly able to stop, he leaps, he spins
until the white snow is written upon
in large, exuberant letters,
a long sentence, expressing
the pleasures of the body in this world.
Oh, I could not have said it better
myself.

Mary Oliver


SATURDAY, JANUARY 30,  2010
THE FIRST FULL MOON OF 2010

Ecologic name of the day is COOLFROGS

The full moon will be the brightest of the year since it coincides with the annual perigee (the moon closest to the earth).  Mars is becoming visible again until next December.

The Moon rises at  6:04 PM and sets at 7:44  PM

THE SPIRITUALITY OF THE EARTH 
 
The Spirituality of the Earth refers to a quality of the Earth itself, not a
human spirituality with special reference to the planet Earth. Earth is the
maternal principle out of which we are born  and from which we derive all
that we are and all that we have. We come into being in and through the Earth.
Simply put, we are Earthlings. The Earth is our origin, our nourishment, our
educator, our healer, our fulfillment.  At its core, even our spirituality is Earth
derived. The human and the Earth are totally implicated, each in the other.
If there is no spirituality in the Earth, then there is no spirituality in ourselves.

THOMAS BERRY

 

THURSDAY,  DECEMBER 31ST, 2009

The Moon rises at  4:36 PM and sets at 7:14 AM

OCEAN LIGHT
The moon at dawn stooped like a hawk
and took me and flew across the sky.

Traveling insight that light, so close,
My body turned to spirit.

I saw nothing but light.
The secret of revelation came clear
with my ship submerged in that.

As it moved, consciousness rose into being,
And the voice of consciousness
made every foam fleck a new bodying.

Matter receives a signal
From the sea it floats in.

But without the sun,
without the majesty of Shams,
no one would see the moon
or ever dissolve in ocean light.

Rumi

 

WEDNESDAY,  DECEMBER 2 , 2009

Ecologic name of the day is HORSERADISH

The Moon rises at  4:40 PM and sets at 7.32 AM

THE FULL MOON will be one of the brightest, since it coincides with fourth
closest perigee (the moon closest pint in its orbit of the Earth) of the year
on December 4.

THE ANDROMEDA GALAXY, comprises billions of stars, each one potentially
similar to our sun.

BATS are seeking shelter for the winter in caves, they are not equipped to
build dams or nest 

“Talk to the universe.
Listen to its reply.
Be on intimate terms with Nature.
See the life in everything.
Carry yourself like a child of the Universe.”

Deepak Chopra


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2 , 2009

Ecologic name of the day is SANDHILLCRANE

The Moon rises at 4:24 PM and sets at 6:21 AM 

TAURIDS: The Taurid meteor shower peaks
each fall in late October or early November,
 as Earth passes through  a stream of meteoroids
left by Comet 2P/Encke. The moon may
 interfere with the observation.

Raccoons and Skunks are fighting for their winter dens...

“ Wherever you stand be the soul of that place”
Rumi

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4 , 2009

Ecologic name of the day is SMARTWEED

The Moon rises at 5:23 PM and sets at 6:20 AM 

The Harvest Moon is said to come before or after the autumnal equinox.
It is simply the full moon closest to that equinox.
About once every four years it occurs in October
(in the northern hemisphere), depending on the cycles of the moon.
Currently, the latest the Harvest Moon can occur is on October 13.
Often, the Harvest Moon seems to be bigger
 or brighter or more colorful than other moons.
These effects have to do with the seasonal tilt of the earth.
The warm color of the moon shortly after it rises is caused by light from the
moon passing through a greater amount of atmospheric particles than when the moon is overhead. The atmosphere scatters the bluish component of moonlight (which is really reflected white light from the sun), but allows the reddish component of the light to travel a straighter path to one's eyes. Hence all celestial bodies look reddish when they are low in the sky.

The apparent larger size is because the brain perceives a low-hanging moon to be larger than one that's high in the sky. This is known as a Moon Illusion and it can be seen with any full moon. It can also be seen with constellations; in other words, a constellation viewed low in the sky will appear bigger than when it is high in the sky. The bright moon gives the farmers more time to collect the crop, therefore it is called the harvest moon.

Treading the path that leads to the moon,
I look back and can’t stop marveling.
I see a bubble of water on the immense ocean of space.
It is the Earth, our green planet,
Her sumptuous beauty sparkling and proud,
Yet, oh so fragile.
In her , I discover myself.

Thick Nhat Hanh (Morning of Peace)

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY  8 , 2009 

Ecologic name of the day is RIVERWAKE

PENUMBRAL LUNAR ECLIPSE

The Moon rises at 8:03 PM and sets at 7:29 AM 

Us the Earth are between the sun and the moon, and our shadow is seen on
the moon, if we do not completely cover the rays of the sun then we can have
 a partial eclipse or  a very light shadow penumbra of us. The penumbral lunar
 eclipse will peak on August the 6th at 00:39, the darkening of the moon surface
can be seen from the Eastern North America, Central America, South America,
Africa and Europe. 

There will 2 celestial bodies the Jupiter Moons
that appear together at sunset on
August 6th and 7th.

Last night
the rain
spoke to me
slowly, saying,

what joy
to come falling
out of a brisk cloud,
to be happy again

in a new way
on the earth
That what is said
As it dropped,

Smelling of iron,
and vanished
like a dream of the ocean
into the branches
and the grass below.
Then it was over.
The sky cleared
I was standing
under a tree.

………………….
   and there were stars in the sky
   that were also themselves
at the moment

at which moment

my right hand
was holding my left hand
which was holding the tree
which was filled with stars

and the soft rain—
imagine! Imagine!
the long and wondrous journeys
still to be ours.

Mary Oliver (What Do We Know)

TUESDAY JULY 7TH , 2009 

Ecologic name of the day is

MOON FULL PENUMBRAL LUNAR ECLIPSE

The Moon rises at 7:54 PM and sets at 4:30 AM 

Us the Earth are between the sun and the moon, and our shadow is seen on the
moon, if we do not completely cover the rays of the sun then we can have a partial eclipse or  a very light shadow penumbra of us, only expert can see...

Home schooling: Bobcats cubs stay with their mother for nine to 12 months, learning how to hunt and survive on their own. After this, they are largely solitary animals. 

A shimmering river of light
reaches from the moon
to me. The opaque surface
of the bay changes with the
mood of the sky, here a sparkle
of stars, there a wisp of
shadow.  Waves breathe
and break, a living invitation to let go.….

Danna Faulds 

 

SATURDAY, MAY 9TH , 2009

Ecologic name of the day is REDBUD

The Moon rises at 11:31 PM and sets at 10:43 AM

Two Jupiter Moons  have appeared this morning…did you see them???

Most plants contain chlorophyll, that enables a plant to convert light into energy.
 Because it is of no use to them the chlorophyll cells reflect mot of the green
part of the spectrum….thus giving plants their green appearance. 

Wetland Builder: The beavers are some of the most influential landscapers
of the natural world. They fell the trees which then  dam the rivers.
Which streams slow down causing  a build up of rich soils and creating wetlands.

 


SATURDAY, MAY 9TH , 2009

Ecologic name of the day is GRASSYGLEN

The Moon rises at 8:02 PM and sets at 4:31 AM

MERCURY  we cannot see Mercury it appears close to the sun, and we cannot observe it.

           AerialMates: Damselflies mate while in flight by connecting their tails.
          As they fly in this formation, they form a heart shape…
you try it… 

Mother’s day reflections and meditation:  may we thank the universe to
have created nurturing. Every being has a way to nurture, otherwise there would
be no life.  Reflect on all the nurturing you have given and received. 

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 9TH , 2009

Ecologic name of the day is CIRCLEMOON

The Moon rises at 6:58 PM and  sets at 5:00 AM

MECURY JOINS SATURN EVENINGS, it will be visible in the evening sky until
May 9th.

BUTTERFLIES: have taste receptors in their feet. They can land on a flower
or leaf and instantly know if it is suitable for eating or laying eggs.

Flirty Flyers:  Birds find their mates in the spring and check out if you can
observe their rituals. It is the male that plays the main role, he courtships the females. 

Spring is here enjoy it:

BEAUTY
How did the Rose
Ever open its heart
And give to this world
All its beauty?

It felt the encouragement  of light
Against its Being.
Otherwise, we all remain
too frightened.

Hafiz (It felt Love)

 

TUESDAY, MARCH  10th, 2009

Ecologic name of the day is ASTERSEED

The Moon rises at 11:29 PM and  sets at 7:59 AM

PLEIADES: the brightest star cluster visible from Earth is comparatively young
and has many blue stars.

LOYALHONKER: most geese mate for life. 

FAMILY PLANNING: Coyote mating season starts in early winter  and courtship
 can last for months. After 2 month of gestation period, coyote young  are born
 to abundant spring food.

…..I slip in and out of the moon each night
With a gracious ease
      With this brilliant heart I have.

The Beautiful Friend, the Exquisite one,
Sometimes steps from His Invisible Body
 And walks upon our shore

So that we might see and know
His radiant tender Shell

He spins this Universe on an emerald Dance floor!

Cling to the Transcendent Elements in His glance
As the Beloved forever whirls
His Love.

Hafiz

 

MONDAY,  FEBRUARY  9th, 2009

Ecologic name of the day is Bucktail

The Moon rises at 5:45 PM and  sets at 6:51 AM

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse: it will peak on February 9 at 2:38 pm. A slight darkening
 of the Moon’s surface  can be seen from the Western North America. 

Around February 7th, Jupiter appears in the mornings . It will stay visible until midsummer.

Birds shiver to preserve the heat. Heated blood travels down their feet the blood
vessels suck most of it out and then the cooled blood returns to the core to heat up again.  The feet can be just above freezing while the core is around 100 F.

…..I slip in and out of the moon each night
           With a gracious ease
      With this brilliant heart I have.

The Beautiful Friend, the Exquisite one,
Sometimes steps from His Invisible Body
 And walks upon our shore

So that we might see and know
His radiant tender Shell

He spins this Universe on an emerald Dance floor!

Cling to the Transcendent Elements in His glance
As the Beloved forever whirls
His Love.

Hafiz

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER JANUARY 10, 2009

Ecologic name of the day is SCRUBJAY

The Moon rises at 4:16 PM and  sets at 7:20 AM

This full Moon will be one of the brightest of the year, since it coincides
with the a monthly perigee, the Moon closest to the earth. Hundreds of billions
of stars make up it’s flowing river of soft light.

New Years “Commitment”:  is the ultimate assertion of human’s freedom.
It releases the energy you possess and it enables you to take 
quantum leaps in creativity.

Deepak Chopra

My commitment is; when ever I go outside to greet every tree, bird, the moon, the stars and the sun, all  beings as members of my sangha. 

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2008

Ecologic name of the day is MOONSHINE

The Moon rises at 4:16 PM and  sets at 7:20 AM 

Geminids Meteor shower is expected to peak on December 13. Conifer cutin:
Conifers retain their leaves (needls) through the winter, protecting them from

 freezing with a waxy coating called cutin.

“…I have no sister
but the moon
and the story of the oceans
..I like the law that holds the moon
so
gently"

Drew Dellinger

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER  13, 2008

Ecologic name of the dayis BRIGHTESTMOON

The Moon rises at 4:38 PM and  sets at 7:18 AM

Day Moths, although typically nocturnal, however winter moth, have adapted to fly in the day in frigid temperatures to sip the nectar of witch hazel and spread its pollen.

The Leonid meteor shower is expected to peak on November 17. Look in the Eastern sky.

Mushrooms are the fruit of fungi. Below the ground they have a web that can cover 1000 of acres. Fungi do not need sunlight and don’t make chlorophyll. They thrive in the fall because they obtain nutrients from the abundance of dead organic matter.

November begins by celebrating the dead…indeed it is  the time that a lot of life withdraws
 from life,  leaves die, many creatures prepare for hibernation….However nothing ever
 dies out everything dies in.

On that account in Japan, a tradition exists among poets, artists, and Buddhist monks
 of writing a ‘death poem’ as one approaches the end of this life.

“I cleansed the mirror
of my heart---now it reflects
the moon”.

Renseki died in 1789 at the age of 88.

 

TUESDAY OCTOBER  14, 2008

Ecologic name of the day BROWN EAR OPOSSUM 

The Moon rises at 4:52 PM and  sets at 5:51 AM

From October 14 to November 10 MECURY can be seen in the morning sky.
Mars cannot be seen it is too close to the sun. Arctic darkness is starting.

On this planet the skunks fight for den space ( no mortgage..) Acorns are given
 to then earth when the  oak trees are 25 years old. 

“Like the moon,
come out from behind the clouds.
Shine.”

Buddha

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE   18, 2008

Ecologic name of the day is WOLFHOWL

The Moon rises at 7:58 PM and  sets at 3:50 PM

Immature mayflies last for months to several years. Adult mayflies live only
 a few hours to one or two days. The full moon in June appears very large,
 “Moon Illusion” because the moon travels closest to the southern horizon.

Summer Solstice on June 20st sun will be directly above the Tropic of Cancer,
it’s farthest point north it is directly overhead at noon. On june 20 and 21st Jupiter
and Moon appear together at sunset.

“Radiant Sun,
earth your disciple
apostle with strange powers
to manifest the mystery

the changing moon: a triple goddess
silver bow of Artemis
becomes full moon
becomes the goddess of the dark
moon
wandering
among souls of the dead
…………………………….
Every prophet
must make peace
with death

A sacred secret..”
Drew Dellinger

 

SEPTEMBER 15, 2008

Ecologic name of the day

HARVEST MOON

The Moon rises at 6:00 PM and  sets at 5:49 AM

At this time of the year in the Northern Hemisphere close to the Autumnal Equinox
the time Moon rises close to sunset. The bright moonlight gives  farmers additional
 time to bring in their crops.  Each day in September we loose 3 minutes of daylight. Fruit mature and young branches lignify into hardwood; it prepares the trees for the winter.

"....I find dawn rising in me,
and in the pond of the mind, a peaceful moon reflecting itself...."

Thich Nhat Hanh from Mind's Moon

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2008

Ecologic name of the day is

MOON FULL

The Moon rises at 6:48 PM and  sets at 4:41 PM 

VENUS, SATURN and MECURY appear near the SUN at sunset.

This frail vessel thou emptiest again and again, and fillest it ever with fresh life. ….
The infinite gifts come to me only on those very small hands of mine. Ages pass, and
still thou pourest, and still there is room to fill.”

Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali 

“Our willingness to give that which we seek, we keep the abundance of the universe
circulating in our lives.“

Deepak Chopra

Therefore is time to send healing if we need to be healed…

 

Monday, May  19, 2008

Ecologic name of the day is Oceanswell

The Moon rises at 7 PM and sets at 11:59 PM

The sky predominant  color is blue, due to gas molecules and dust.

THE SEED MARKET
  
Can you find another market like this?
  Where,
 
with one rose
  you can buy hundreds of rose gardens?
  Where,
  for one seed
  you get a whole wilderness?

For one weak breath,
  the divine wind?

Rumi

FULL MOON MEDITATION
APRIL  20, 2008

Name of the day is GREENBOTTLEFLY

Moon rises at 7:21 pm  and sets at 8:41 am

Butterflies that are active in early spring have dark wings to absorb the heat.

Tomorrow the 21st the Lyrid meteor shower peaks. It occurs each year when
 the Earth passes through he dust trail of the Comet Thatcher. Look in the sky toward NE.

“Do  you hear the Song of All Songs?  The song that sings to his and her
soul, the song that sings to all of creation, the song of the Kosmos,
 that is the Song of All Joy!!” 
KABBALAH adaptation by Hasita

 

THIRD FULL MOON AND SPRING EQUINOX
MARCH 20/21ST 2008

Name of the day is PALM FROND

EQUINOX IS ON MARCH 20, THE SUN  WILL BE DIRECTLY OVER
 EARTH’S EQUATOR. MARS, SATURN EVENINGS:
These planets can be seen in the evening sky throughout spring.

EQUINOX
“You must have shadow and light  source both
Listen, and lay your head under the tree of awe. “
  
Rumi


SECOND FULL MOON
FEBRUARY 20, 2008

FULL LUNAR ECLIPSE AT 10:26 PM

Meditate to receive clarity

“Talk to the universe,
listen to its reply.
Be on intimate terms with Nature.
See the life in everything.
Carry yourself like a child of the universe.”

Deepak Chopra


ELEVENTH FULL MOON
OCTOBER 26, 2007
FRIDAY

The moon has risen at 5:16 pm and sets at 7:03  am
(Eastern Standard Time)

The ecological name of the day is BRIGHTIESTMOON

The squirrels mark the nuts with their scent by rubbing them on their face or licking them.  The procedure makes the nuts easier to locate later.

When the leaves fall on the earth they conserve the water by guarding the water
 from freezing.

"Look from face to face around the circle; pause at each face and say within yourself, "This is the FACE OF GOD. And THIS is the face of God. And this. And this. And this..."

When you have done this enough times, you begin to believe it. It then becomes harder –  not impossible, but harder -- to forget that the faces we encounter every moment ARE GOD'S FACES. And to act accordingly.
Then repeat this exercise by widening the circle to all the beings sentient and non sentient on this planet, and then widen the

 circle even further to all the planets and to the whole Kosmos. (Hasita).

BOTH prayer and action are transformed if we open our eyes in this way.
By Rabbi Arthur

 

TWELVE FULL MOON
NOVEMBER 24, 2007

SATURDAY

The moon has risen at 4:34 pm and sets at 7:13  am
(Eastern Standard Time)

The ecological name of the day is MOONSHINE

We can see inn the dark sky next to the Milky Way Galaxy
also the Andromeda Galaxy

OCEAN LIGHT
The moon at dawn stooped like a hawk
And took me and flew across the sky.

Traveling inside that light, so close,
my body turned to spirit.

I saw nothing but light.
The secret of revelation came clear
with my ship submerged in that.

As it moved consciousness rose to being,
and the voice of consciousness
made every foam fleck a new bodying.

Matter receives a signal
from the sea it floats in.

But without the sun,
without the majesty of Shams,
no one would see the moon
or ever dissolve in ocean light.

Rumi

 

NINTH FULL MOON
SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2007

WEDNESDAY

The moon has risen at 5:48 pm and sets at 5:38  am
(Eastern Standard Time)

The ecological name of the day is HARVEST MOON

A third of herbaceous plants’seeds are dispersed by ants.  The moon close
 to the equinox rises 10 minutes later then the previous day (not during the
equinox the moon appears 50 minutes later then the previous day). Therefore
we have several FULL MOONS in consecutive days.

Meditate on your Self,
Worship your Self,
Honour your Self,
God dwells within you as you.” 

Baba Muktananda


SEVENTH FULL MOON
JUNE  31st 2007

SATURDAY

The moon has risen at  8:16 pm and sets at 4:19 am
(Eastern Standard Time)

The ecological name of the day is BUGLEWEED

“…Daily prayers are delivered on the lips of breaking waves, the whispering of
 grasses, the shimmering of leaves and the brightness  of the full moon…..”
modified Tempest Williams 

 

SEVENTH FULL MOON
JUNE  31st, 2007

SATURDAY

The moon has risen at  8:16 pm and sets at 4:19 am
(Eastern Standard Time)

Saturn,  Venus and Jupiter are seen in the evening sky. Mars in
 the morning sky. Many insects hatch in water.

The ecological name of the day is BRIGHTMOON

The moon that  draws up the sea, but what white moon exalts the tide of Dream?
  …When the large moon of Peace looks down
on high tide in the soul.

Roderic Quinn (1896-1949)

 


SIXTH FULL MOON
MAY 31ST, 2007
THURSDAY

The moon rises at 7:40 pm and sets at 3:57 am
(Eastern Standard Time)

This Full Moon is pretty special as it is the Blue Moon – as in Once In
 A Blue Moon.  The reason for the Blue Full Moon is actually not all that
 mysterious – it is the second full moon in a calendar month and will occur
 17 times over the next twenty years.  

We have the Jupiter Moon, these celestial bodies appear together in the
 mornings of June 1 and 2.

Eagle Fall: during courtship, the male and female bald eagle  lock talons
 hundreds of feet in the air and free fall in   a series of somersaults.

Shade Growers: as the forest canopy develops, shade–tolerant  plant
species replace the early sunlight dependent plants on the ground. 

Cautious Courting:the male praying mantis must court carefully.
Females often seize their partners and devour them as soon they have finished  mating….

…..For me  the somersaults are more romantic….

The ecological name of the day is Como

…Answers from the Elements

Last night I asked the moon about the Moon, my one question
for the visible world, Where is God?
The moon says, I am dust stirred up when he passed by….. 

Rumi     

 

FOURTH MOON
APRIL 2ND, 2007
Monday

The moon rises at 6:47 pm and set at 5:38 am
(Eastern Standard Time)

Rapid Migration, so each species can reach the location for breeding time.

In the spring sky there is an orange giant star called Arcturus, it is the fourth brightest star visible from Earth.  When we look into the sky on spring nights, we are looking away from the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way.  Therefore we see fewer stars, far beyond our galaxy.

The ecological name of the day is Diverloon

The light of the sun, the moon, and the stars shines bright:
The melody of love swells forth, and the rhythm of love's detachment beats the time.
Day and night, the chorus of music fills the heavens; and Kabir says
"My Beloved One gleams like the lightning flash in the sky…
His wisdom and his detachment are made perfect;
He drinks from the cup of the inbreathings and the outbreathings of love."

Kabir

 

THIRD  MOON
MARCH 3RD  2007

The moon rises at 5:57 pm and set at 6:32 am

RED MOON WITH ECLIPSE
The eclipse will peak 11:21
Tomorrow at 8 am the full  moon energy is at its peek.

Mercury appears in the morning

Frogs start to thaw..in the winter frogs produce glucose that circulates in their bloodstream and organs, this allows them to freeze solid without dying..Soon we will enter the mud season..

The ecological name of the day is Red Moon

--If tonight O moon,
Thou hast found us in peaceful, happy rest,
May thy laving luster leave us seven times still more blest.
O moon so fair, may it be so
As seasons come and seasons go.
This prayer is said by old men and women in the Islands of Barra.

 

SECOND  MOON
FEBRUARY 1ST  2007

The moon rises at 4:57 pm and set at 7:09 am
Tomorrow at 8 am the full  moon energy is at its peek.

This winter sky is filled with the brightest and most abundant stars.
Saturn and the star Regulus join the moon in the mornings. 

The ecological name of the day is GrayBirch

I chose this poem for the Valentine month…

It Happens All The Time In Heaven

It happens all the time In heaven,
And some day

It will begin to happen
Again on earth –

That men and women who are married,
And men and men who are
 Lovers,

And women and women
Who give each other
Light,

Often will get down on their knees

And while so tenderly
Holding their lover’s hand,

With tears in their eyes,
Will sincerely speak, saying,

“My dear,
How can I be more loving to you;

How can I be more
 Kind?”

Hafiz (1320-1389)


FIRST MOON
JANUARY 2ND  2007

The moon rises at 3:56 pm and set at 7:51 am
Tomorrow at 8 am the full  moon energy is at its peek.

On January 3rd at 8 pm the  Earth reaches its closest orbital point to the Sun. The earth is 3 million miles closer the sun. This winter sky is filled with the brightest and most abundant stars. Saturn and the star Regulus join the moon in the mornings.

The ecological name of the day is LUSTERNIGHT

THE GODDESS OF THE NIGHT
The goddess of the night
spoke only in quiet
voice. “Trust the movement
of energy,” she said. “Trust
the opening of blossoms.
Trust the wisdom that
rises through you like sap
flows through trees in
spring. Trust the leave-
taking of that which you
don’t need, and the coming of new insight.”

Dana Faulds

 

MILKY WAY
Andromeda Galaxy

Each resides on one arm of a spiral galaxy called Milky Way. The Andromeda Galaxy is a similar spiral. This is our twin. It can be seen with naked eye on a dark night. Andromeda comprises billions of stars, each one potentially similar to our sun.

The ecological name of the day is TidelLagoon

“The moon was but a chin of gold
A night or two ago
and now she turns her perfect face
upon the world below….

Emily Dickinson

 

TWELVE FULL MOON MEDITATION
December 4th  2006

The moon rises at 3:50 pm and set a 6:51 am

Beginning the fast. As food stores swell, animals slow down their metabolism to conserve the the winter’s food supply. (not my squirrels…they copied us and are real consumers…)

 

ELEVENTH FULL MOON MEDITATION
NOVEMBER 5TH,  2006

The moon rises at 4:44 pm and set at 8:03 am

Migrators on mass feed and restlessly chatter ,
Leaves flame and drop, make food and shelter.
The moon is close to the horizon and it appears huge.

The ecological name of the day is MOON FULL

“the moon leaned her full,
 round face so close to mine
that her mountains touched
the furrows of my brow.

“I have a secret” she said
with a wink……
“you’ve got every single day that
you are alive to really live. Isn’t
 that due cause for celebration?”
Her enthusiasm was infectious.

The moon bent low, just missing
A collision with a flying wedge of
geese. “So what are you doing
this evening?” she asked. “I’am

being me, ” I said. “Oh, that’s
the best!” then moon replied, and
smiling widely, resumed her
place in the starlit sky.

Danna Faulds 

 

FULL HARVEST MOON MEDITATION
OCTOBER 7, 2006

The moon rises at 5:38 pm and sets at 6:30 am

Acorns, seeds, leaves shut down

The ecological name of the day is

Buddha is the cool  moon,
Crossing the sky of utter emptiness.
The lake of the mind of beings quiets,
The moon reflects beautifully in it.  
 
Thich Nhat Hanh 

 

SEPTEMBER 7, 2006
Partial Lunar Eclipse at noon

The moon rises at 7:14pm and sets at 7:41 am

Mars becomes too close to the sun for observation.

The ecological name of the day is EarthsUmbra

Totally conscious, and apropos of nothing, he comes to see me.
Is someone here? I ask.
The moon. The full moon is inside your house.

My friends and I go running out into the street.

…I am in here, comes a voice from the house…

Lo, I am with you  always,
means when you look for God,
God is in the look of your eyes…..
Rumi


THIRD MOON

MARCH 14TH, 2006

The moon rises at 5:54 pm and sets at 6:07 am

The thaw begins, plants insects animals
wend their way up to the earth’s surface

The ecological name of the day is EARTH-SHADOW

FULL MOON
The moon leaned her full,
round face so close to mine
that her mountains touched
the furrows of my brow
...........
The moon bent low, just missing
a collision with a flying wedge of
geese. "So what are you doing
this evening?" she asked. "I’m
being me,’ I said. "Oh, that’s
the best!

Danna Faulds

 

ELEVENTH MOON
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27TH, 2004

The moon rises at 16:46 pm and sets at 5:45 am


Close your eyes and take a space ship and visit the moon, when safely arrived take a
 breath..of that new atmosphere.., and look down at the earth.... see our beautiful planet, see the inhabitants see our members and meditate on their well being and their life, harmonized to the earth’s body soul and spirit....and then expand the heart to all the beings and the non sentient beings who sustain all of life.

 

TENTH MOON
SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2004

Moon rises at 5:36 pm and sets at 5:32 am


" I felt the presence, by its spell of might,
stoop o’ er me from above;
The calm, majestic presence of the Night
As of the one I love."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)


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