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Moonlight Becomes Me: December 2007

Moonlight Becomes Me

Shedding New Light on the MOON and astrology

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Blog Your Blessings Sunday

The above photo of a Kuan Yin statue at a temple in Thailand was taken by me when I made a Kuan Yin pilgrimage to many Kuan Yin temples many years ago. I feel very connected to Kuan Yin and to the Grace and Compassion which flows from her to so many. I also feel very blessed to use her name as a blogger, and I've changed it around a bit in that I spell my blogger name Kuanyin out of respect to the great Kuan Yin.

For those that don't know much about her, here is some information:

  • Kuan Yin's name means "She who hears prayers".
  • She is also known as Kwan Yin, Quan Yin, Guanyin, Quan'Am, Kannon, Kanin, and Kwannon
  • She is both a Buddha in the form of a bodhisattva (enlightened being) and a goddess.
  • Kuan Yin is one of the most popular Asian divinities.
  • She is well known for answering prayers.
  • You can call upon her for protection and help in developing your singing and musical abilities.
  • Kuan Yin loves flowers.
  • Kuan Yin is the Asian deity most often associated with Compassion, Kindness, Love, Mercy, Grace & Beauty.

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Friday, December 28, 2007

Completing 2007

Photo: terragalleria

This is the LAST blog (of the ten blogs I have with Blogger) which I've updated today. My goal was to have all ten of my Blogger blogs updated prior to the 2008 New Year. Looking at the remaining days in my 2007 date book, I can see I'm gonna be very busy right up until 2008, so this will likely be my last chance to post!

The Transiting Moon (feelings) and Transiting Saturn (diligent labor) are conjunct my Natal Mercury (communications) today in my 6th House of Work. These aspects are keeping me enthused about correspondence, communication, and completion. And as a Sun-Sign Virgo, I love to keep things tidy too.

In three days the Universal Nine Year (completion) of 2007 (2+0+0+7=9) will give way to the New Beginnings of the Universal One Year of 2008. New beginnings are in store for all of us!

Will I remain a prolific blogger? Will I EVER complete my books? Or will my Mars Return set me on a new path and adventure? I can feel 'something' brewing inside which whispers something bright and shining and 'new' is right around the corner.

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the places and moments that take our breath away.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover."
~ Mark Twain ~

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Monday, December 24, 2007

Synchronicity and Merry Christmas

Art courtesy of Love Peace and Happiness

As I was out running around looking for last minute Christmas stocking stuffer gifts, I chanced upon a book for ME! This was a marked-down astrology book at Borders, and I couldn't resist it. The book is titled "What Your Birthday Reveals About You" by Phyllis Vega. It's a hard-back book, and nicely packaged.

Here's why I couldn't resist buying yet another astrology book:

I coincidentally opened the page to the date of my significant other who was born on Feb. 10th, an Aquarian with a Taurus Moon and Capricorn Rising--to give you some hint of his astro make-up. When synchronicities like opening to a certain page like this happen to me, I pay attention. I knew I needed a Christmas gift for me to share with you. :Smile:

And then when I read the first couple of sentences, I thought darn that Phyllis. She has nailed him! Here's those first couple of sentences which sold me, "The individual whose birthday falls on February 10 is a dynamic bundle of high energy. Plugged in and ready to go, you zip through your day, and anyone who gets in the way risks being run over."

Oh yeh! That's him! And bump the High Energy up about 50%, and you have an idea of this dynamo I live with--especially at Christmas and during High Season on Maui, he's something else zipping around like Santa Claus making his rounds.

And to all who read my posts, Merry Christmas or as we say in the islands, Mele Kalikimaka!

"The real secret of happiness is not what you give or what you receive, it's what you share." Anonymous

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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Blog Your Blessings Sunday

Here is my magical manifestion/blessing of the week story:

During the Christmas Season, many people I know are lonely, and for one reason or another they will be by themselves on Christmas Day. These people are yearning for love, companionship, and friendship with like-minded others. Since I can't be with them (except in Spirit), I was brainstorming one day on how I could assist them to attract love & friendship into their lives when I chanced upon a website which had a recipe for a Love Sachet.

This website looked very sweet and spiritual, and I decided at that moment, I would make my own Love Sachets following the instructions. However, I was stymied by the ingredient of "dried baby roses", and I wondered where I could acquire these. All the other ingredients I could purchase, or I already them on hand.

So I turned my request for dried baby roses over to the Divine and let it go and allowed Grace to bring me these roses. I told God/Goddess that if I'm supposed to make these love sachets for friends, everything will fall in place. And last night the roses showed up in the most improbable way!

My partner was having his annual Christmas party, and every year, he and I are given leis by his Plant Managers. This year my lei consisted of maile leaves with about 30 or more baby roses! So now I'm in business! I'm going to hand sew these love sachets with lavender thread, put in all the ingredients, and soon all my love-lorn friends will have one mailed to them!

Of course, I will time everything by the Moon and with the aid of astrology. Plus these sachets will be blessed. I'm so excited to start my new project in 2008!

Happy Full Moon!

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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Lining Up For The Solstice

Photo: Charles Pfeil

You know how the saying goes, "A picture is worth a thousand words"? Well, check out the picture of the line-up of planets around the upcoming Winter Solstice at Dr. Burl Payne's site. Click here.

From his site:

"Around the solstice the Earth will be lined up with Mars on one side of the
Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, and Pluto on the opposite. Plus, the Galactic Center
is in this line up.

The Galactic Center is the center of our galaxy, called the Milky Way, which
has an estimated 2 billion stars in it. If we could see it, then it would be
perhaps as bright as a hundred-thousand stars. It is the parent star of our
galaxy. There are several billion other galaxies in the universe so far
known. Six months from now, at the summer solstice (in the Northern
hemisphere), Earth will be on the same side of the Sun as the galactic
center. At these times there is an extra amount of galactic center emanation
available for humans.

The Moon is also full and conjunct with Mars (December 23; remember the
lunar effects are often present one or two days before the actual
alignment.)" Read more on his site.

On a more personal note: Transiting Retrograde Mars will be conjunct my Natal Mars, and Transiting Saturn will be conjunct my Natal Mercury. With all that's going on with the planetary line-up and personal astrology, the Christmas Season looks like it's gonna pack a punch!

"I may not have gone where I intended to go,
but I think I have ended up where I intended to be."
~ Douglas Adams ~

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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Blog Your Blessings Sunday

I'm grateful this Blog Your Blessings Sunday for having enough energy to attend many Christmas parties and events. Having missed out on celebrating Halloween and Thanksgiving because of health reasons, I'm blessed to have recovered enough to join with friends and family to celebrate this Season of Light!

Even though many people feel Christmas has become overly commercialized (and it has!), it's still the Season where I get to see people I don't see all year long....and this is why the Season means a lot to me! It's the season of community gatherings and visiting with others who lead busy lives like me!

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Sunday, December 09, 2007

Blog Your Blessings Sunday

Maui recently experienced the worst storm in probably 50 years, and there was a power outage for three days (or more) in some areas. Our area was one of the last ones to get their electric back, and so we were blissfully happy when we had electric again! My blessing this Sunday is for having electricity functioning in our home again!

We're also blessed that nothing was damaged in our home or property and that the flash flood that ran down our street diverted when it came to our property! What a miracle!

To read more Blog Your Blessings Sunday posts, look on the lower left sidebar for the links.

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Monday, December 03, 2007

More on Mars

Photo: Charles Pfeil

Many seers, prophets, and astrologers have been writing about the upcoming Winter Solstice time period and making predictions. And Mars plays a leading role in these often-time dire predictions.

On December 24th, there will be a Sun-Mars opposition plus Mercury, Jupiter, Sun, and Pluto will align with the Galactic Center. Mars rules fires, crashes, explosions, and clashes, and thus, it's easy to see the cosmic set-up for challenging times.

What is going to happen I've puzzled. Will there be a disaster(s) like the warnings foretell?

As it so happened, I recently read Kathryn Winter's Astrology Newsletter article titled "Unusual Techniques of Chart Interpretation--Oprah Winfrey". At the very bottom of the article on Oprah, there were two asterisks. (Yes, I'm 'that' Virgo who actually READS the asterisks!)

The first asterisk really caught my eye as Kathryn referenced Mars, and since I've been puzzling over these predictions, I paid attention. She was referencing Out of Bound Mars when she wrote, "* For example Mars was OOB at 9/11. In this case the war-like nature of Mars was acting in an uncontainable manner. In the Christmas 2007 season, Mars is once again OOB in high declinations, so one must expect the potential for terrorism or erratic acts of anger to be higher at this time than 2006."

This last Mars clue has made me super aware of the critical nature of the time period ahead. However, rather than move into fear with this , I propose prayer and intention that all of us pay attention to our OWN out-of-control Mars reactions and pump up our intentions for Harmony and World Peace!

“It turns out that an eerie type of chaos can lurk just behind a facade of order -- and yet, deep inside the chaos lurks an even eerier type of order.” - Douglas Hostadter

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Sunday, December 02, 2007

Blog Your Blessings Sunday

This week of Blog Your Blessings I'd like to express my gratitude for each and every person who has contributed to my recovery and healing in whichever modality they employ--through Reiki, through prayers, through medicine, through Ayurvedic formulas, through chiropractic, through cellular rejuvenation and others.

I reached out to those whom are in Service To Others, and they responded! Like the image above, they are Angels In Human Form come to Earth to help and heal others. They're dedicated, loving, and full of wisdom. They are a HUGE blessing in my life.

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