I am not really a fan of labels and categories. I don’t really have favorites. I have no favorite color, no favorite food or season or time of day or flower or song or recipe but, if it were needed that I pick a favorite sphere, it would be the moon. I do love the moon and that, along with my June 29th birthday, makes me a moonchild. I am happy that I fall into that orb (I like the sun too). Anyway, with all of this trivial text I bring you to the point of my trivial thoughts – something you too can ponder or not.
The full moon will be here Sunday night…”The super moon (perigee full moon) on November 14, 2016, will bring the moon closer to Earth than it has been since January 26, 1948. What’s more, the moon won’t come this close to Earth again until November 25, 2034. That makes the November 2016 full moon the closest and largest super moon in a period of 86 years! Should you look for it on November 14? Yes! But be sure to look the night before as well – November 13. For many on Earth, the moon will be more “super” that night … although both nights will be awesome!” http://earthsky.org/tonight/closest-supermoon-since-1948
I am very anxious for this cosmic phenomena and casually thought of it throughout the day yesterday. I thought about it a bit more intensely over afternoon coffee and realized I was, and am still, very energized … I disassembled my little art studio and cleaned the windows in it and sorted through my paints and cleaned my perpetually soaking brushes and stacked canvases in tidy corners and then I went outside and clipped canna lilies and trimmed gardenias and planted more kale in my garden. I baked cookies for the store and went shopping for fresh cranberries to put in the Harvest Bread that I will make and let rest in the refrigerator overnight…whew!
I tackled tasks that I have been putting off or just dabbled mindlessly in, never completing, it seemed strange. So, I ask, is it the waxing moon that drives this higher level of energy? Maybe the cycles of the moon affect me/us more than I/we suspect? There is so much lore written about this lunar sphere that simply reflects light and strolls around our planet about every 28 days. Babies are born and owls hoot and nocturnal animals prowl, all governed by the cycle of the moon. This light in the sky holds mystery and enough power to affect tides and creatures of the night, why not me?
The Full Beaver Moon or Full Frost Moon, is waxing and I am busy. What will happen on the other side of Sunday when the moon begins to wane, will I also? I am anxious to discover.