Moon Cycle and Spring Resolutions

Those New Year’s Resolutions – where did they go?

What happened to the magic January 1 date on the normal calendar that marked the grand vision of The Big Improvement for the year? Life was supposed to improve dramatically with The One Big Thing. There was the doorway to the blue water and green grass of ease on the other side. Longing and yearning fueled the hope that it would all work out somehow. If only.

Every year that magic day of January 1 comes during an exhausting and emotional time of the holidays and the best intention soon becomes the One More Thing I Have To Do. This year New Year’s happened right before the full moon which fueled passion for resolutions. This same full moon likely caused many inspired resolutions to fade quickly after January 4.

THE BAD NEWS

Then the crash of the calendars hit the regular Jan-Dec one and the astrological cycle. The astrological year starts with Aries and ends with Pisces in March, a full three months later than our normal calendar. What a challenge to force a new vision through the important finishing time of Pisces for the astrological year. During the crucial weeks of Pisces February 18 to March 19 is a time for processing all that happened the year before, counting all successes and failures. Disappointment whispers that the Important New Year’s Resolution is still there, untouched.

THE GOOD NEWS

This year we had the great good fortune of the astrological year and the moon cycle matching up at the same time. Aries started with a New Moon on March 20 for Spring Equinox. Even now, a New Year’s Resolution can be brought back to life. It’s time. It’s okay to start again. We can have permission to use both kinds of calendars – the January to December for “normal” scheduling and now honor the cycle of the year with seasons and moons.

Cycles are forgiving and gentle. Cycles balance out the demand of linear time. Cycles allow for second chances and do-overs. Maybe The One Big Thing looks a little different now and has turned into the One Small Thing that is just right. It is realistic and attainable. Look through that doorway again to the blue water and green grass and see if it is still there.

Is your resolution still there?

About the Moon – March 27, 2015

Plenty of folks talking about the Moon. There are so many ways to view, understand, and relate to the moon phases and the moon cycle. Here are the latest:

Moon Cycle and ProjectsStarhawk and the Moon Phases on Sounds True

Starhawk reminds us about the “as above, so below” concept of the moon cycle and moon phases that we can use in everyday life. Always need more reminders.

“And the cycles of transformation always work both within us and without us. So the moon cycle that’s going on in the sky around us is also a cycle that moves within us in our human lives through the lifespan, but also can move within us [in the sense that], you know, every project that you do has a beginning, has a period of fulfillment, has a time of letting go and passing on.”

Science ResearchDeer and the Moon Phases

Deer hunters are not the only ones who can benefit from knowing about how the deer respond during the moon cycle. How about photographers, nature lovers, environmentalists?

“Diefenbach doesn’t think anyone has studied the validity of these common beliefs about how deer respond to weather and moonlight. “This is a great opportunity to learn,” he said. “I’m certainly curious. Little has been published on deer movement in regard to changes in weather and moon phases, and what has been published is contradictory.”

Full MoonHow the Full Moon Can Affect Sleep

Putting science to work for the moon cycle. Yaay, team.

“One study by Dr Silvia Frey, of the University of Basel in Switzerland, confirms one shift we experience during the full moon is that we may tend to toss and turn more while trying to sleep. Dr. Frey’s research claims that we have an internal biological clock hardwired into our genes which means we sleep less when the moon is full. We take longer to nod off, and when we finally do get to sleep, it is lighter.”

April 4 Full Moon Lunar Eclipse – Head’s Up

Pacific coast and Hawaii folks are in the visibility line of the eclipse April 4, 2015, Saturday. Rise early to see it at 5:00 a.m. PST. It’s a short one, best to show up before totality.

You may find, as I do, that eclipse days can be a little unsettling. We can decide that it is okay. Best that can happen is to survey what may be out of balance and consider what the next step is to improve the conditions in the future. No one is asking for perfection! Just having the notion that a change may be appropriate is enough for one day.

I especially like the Sabian symbol for the eclipse at 14 Libra – “In the heat of the noon hour a man takes a siesta.” Sometimes it’s okay to take a break. (Note to self.)

Did you connect with the Moon this week? What did you see?

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