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Moonlight Becomes Me: February 2008

Moonlight Becomes Me

Shedding New Light on the MOON and astrology

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Blog Your Blessings Sunday

Many tropical birds fly, live, and visit our property on Maui, and we are blessed by their visitations. Yesterday this beautiful white egret walked around our yard blessing us with it's presence. I've seen egrets before, and they favor the Eastern side of our property.

Birds are often symbols of the Holy Spirit--and especially white birds with the white dove being the most famous.

Later in the day we visited the Heart Shrine Relic Tour and were blessed by the relics and Lama Gyalsten of the Maui Dharma Center. If you'd like to view photos of these precious relics, I will be placing a slide show on another of my blogs, Who's Yo Mama.

The Four Immeasurables Prayer

"May all sentient beings enjoy happiness and the causes of happiness;
May they be free from suffering and the causes of suffering;
May they never be separated from the great happiness devoid of suffering;
And may they dwell in the great equanimity that is free from attachment and aversion."

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Friday, February 22, 2008

Do The Stars Rule Us or Guide Us?

Photos: Charles Pfeil

This morning my partner mentioned to me that something didn't feel quite right about the daily vibes. He couldn't put his finger on it, and he asked me to check his astrology chart to see what might be making him feel a touch anxious. So I did.

And I discovered some good aspects for him. He's playing in a golf tournament tomorrow, and with the transiting conjunction of Mercury and Venus in his sign Aquarius happening on this day, I can't think of a better day to be social and communicate with others. He's teamed up with his best golfing buddy who is an excellent golfer who will keep him competitive. With the Mercury-Venus conjunction, he might be having too much fun to seriously compete, so it's good that he has a competitive partner.

The reason for this story and my belief: the stars don't rule us. Our charts don't rule us. Our feelings don't rule us...if we're wise. Astrology can only point the way or give us some guidance. We're in charge of our lives.

"Astrology is just a finger pointing at reality." Steven Forrest

"The signs of the zodiac are karmic patterns; the planets are the looms; the will is the weaver. " Author Unknown

"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves; we are underlings." William Shakespeare

These are three of my favorite astrology quotes from Quote Garden.

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Blog Your Blessings Sunday

The Year of the Wood Rat began on Feb. 7th, and I'm already experiencing the blessings from the Rat Year! Here is what is written on the Squidoo site about the Rat Year:

"In the "Year of the Rat", we can expect 12 months of plentiful opportunities and prospects not to mention being relatively free of turbulence, (which is great to know especially if you're planning on making some long-term investments, starting new projects, or keeping the home fires burning brightly).

It's also a rather fine time to socialise and grab a sumptuous meal or two with friends and family!"

The blessings I've received thus far are many dining experiences hosted by others, growing friendships, and expanded networking and money-making opportunities.

If you're in the mood for reading up on rats, the Squidoo site linked above is an excellent resource for ALL things 'rats'.

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Uranus Makes It Official

Photo: Charles Pfeil

Today is the official day--the day when Transiting Uranus is EXACTLY SQUARE my Natal Uranus. According to the astrology books, this is the time period when I'm supposed to feel old, and this is what the eminent astrologer Robert Hand writes, "There is often a crisis associated with this transit, when you suddenly realize that you are getting old."

And you know what--in a strange way, this statement is factual. I could look in the mirror and say to myself, "You need a face lift girlfriend!" But the way this transit is impacting me is like this: I want to travel. I want adventure. I want freedom. I want to play. I want to do crazy things. I want to do things I've never done before.

I wonder if other Baby Boomers feel like me. We're the generation that wants to turn back time-- like Cher--and want to feel eternally young. We're not like the generation before us, are we? Are we going to change the way OLD looks and feels and acts and dresses? Are the astrology books going to need a re-write because of the way the Baby Boomers act-out 'old'?

You bet your sweet bippy! Rock on Baby Boomers!

"Once you're over the hill, you begin to pick up speed." Charles Schulz

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Blog Your Blessings Sunday

Today is my Significant Other's birthday, an important one for he turns 65. When he was born , his Mother brought him into the world all by herself in a farm house in the backwoods of Ohio. She remembered the time as "around dawn". As you can well imagine-- giving birth by yourself-- you wouldn't exactly be thinking about the time. Who knows if she even had a clock?!

I had his chart rectified by an excellent astrologer so the correct time of his birth would be known, and this rectified chart is the astrological chart I employ for him. I believe it's correct. For example, his three most loved people all have their birthdays one day apart from one another, and that's where one of his midpoints lie: his favorite sister, his best friend, and ME!

He's been a HUGE blessing in my life, and a great teacher. Although we have chosen to remain together unmarried, we've been together longer than many married couples: almost 18 years! Like most couples, we've had our rocky times and our fabulous times. Many would have never given us odds to stay together as long as we have because we're opposites in so many ways. As we've grown older together, we've been practicing unconditional love, allowance, and respect. It's because of our differences that we've been learning such valuable lessons about Love.

"Love is not automatic. It takes conscious practice and awareness, just like playing the piano or golf. However, you have ample opportunities to practice. Everyone you meet can be your practice session." Doc Childre and Sara Paddison, HeartMath Discovery Program

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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Solar Eclipse Day

Photo: terragalleria

Like most people, I've been following the primary returns and wondering how today's Solar Eclipse will impact the outcome. I'm also observing my partner's chart with the current Aquarius stellium (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Chiron, North Node, and Neptune) surrounding his Natal Aquarius Sun at 20 degrees on both sides. Will some or all of the business opportunities go his way?

With the Stellium in Aquarius, the outcome of the Democratic race suggests that the candidate who most calls for CHANGE would eventually secure the Democratic nomination--and we know who has made that word the highlight of his campaign, don't we? We shall see.

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act,
but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." Anatole France

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Sunday, February 03, 2008

Blog Your Blessings Sunday

Yesterday was the holy day of Imbolc, a festival and day associated with rebirth and fertility. Imbolc is also known as Brigid's Day, so-called because it was named after the Celtic Goddess of fire and healing--later to be called Candlemas by the Christians.

Even though I'm a day late, I'm honoring this special day today in my Blog Your Blessings Sunday post because I feel I/You/We are blessed by our ancestors who were aware of the turning of the seasons and left us a legacy of wisdom about the energies to celebrate at certain times of the year.

For more information on Brigid, click here. and the following ONLINE shrine to Brigid with the words below came from this site: Brigid Shrine


Brigantia, Shining Queen of Heaven,
You, our Maiden, Mother and Crone,
You are earth-children's own.
From Green Isle to distant shore,
Far flung, your tales have spread.

They tried, but your fire would not die;
eternal be the flame of Lady Bride.
Inspire us with your wisdom.
May the words to honor you spring up,
As flowers after winter's dearth.

We drink of your healing milk,
Quicken in us the Spirit's rebirth.
May we forge a holy work,
Crafted with generous peace,
Made golden by love.

Such will not fade.
And keep us ever safe
Under your mantle,
Dearest Brigit, fair Queen of Heaven."

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