The ride of the Supermoon Full Moon Eclipse has been on since the Jan 16 2018 new moon. Can you feel it? This wave will extend to the Mar 17 2018 New Moon.
The exciting ports in between are the
Jan 31 2018 lunar eclipse full moon and
Feb 15 2018 solar eclipse new moon.
A couple of boosts to these particular eclipse events are that
1. All planets are in direct movement, no retrogrades
2. Connection to the previous eclipse last Aug 21 2017.
Generally, I think about this eclipse looking back to what important topics were going on last August and are surfacing again at this time.
Simply speaking, an eclipse brings a focus to an important issue.
Insights and epiphanies can occur to resolve or change the issue.
Recognition or resolution in the form of a new reality will finalize at the next 6-month sale eclipse at the Aug 11 2018 new moon.
I think about eclipses as an observation platform. Plenty of activity surrounds it and the topic is easy to identify because it is the “Only Topic” going on right now. But the actual day of the eclipse is one for just “being” rather than doing.
Just think of it: during a lunar eclipse as we will have on Jan 31 at 5:30a PST, during a window of a few short hours, we will have the visual perception of an entire cycle of the light waning and waxing cross the face of the moon.
A whole cycle in a couple of hours.
The full light of shining on the full moon for passion, completion, drama…
…fading like the waning moon into contemplation of the meaning of it all, with gratitude and sharing what you know.
…to the full dark like a New Moon when the dormant seed of intention can swell with readiness. The eerie feeling that bubbles up because it is an unusual view.
…to the growing light of the moon to rise up and meet the thing that you say that you want, taking care that others are busy with their goals, too.
…back to the overflowing light of the full moon completion and realization again.
This is heady stuff.
Because this whirlwind journey through a whole cycle contains a large amount of psychic input, it tells me that it is wise to stop and pay attention during the hours of the eclipse.
No major activity is required other than those to support an inner experience like meditation, drumming, music, or small rituals of observance. What works for you is the one to choose. Maybe you like a walking meditation. Or, I’m hearing whispers in the background, that maybe some of you like to sleep through it.
Whatever form you decide on, eclipse hours are a time to tune in to receive a new awareness or personal knowledge that may come through. Sleeping through it? Pay attention when you wake up.
I’ll be up early here on the west coast if the universe should allow the clouds to part for a while. I’ll be thinking of you and blessing your eclipse experience for the best results for all concerned.
I’m so glad you stopped by today! Remember, your eclipse doesn’t need anyone – but YOU.
A quiet strength of the moon cycle is found in the Last Quarter that gets neglected for the excitement of the New and Full moons.
The keyword for Last Quarter is “crisis.” It’s the half-way point between the Full and New Moons. A simmering time. An opportunity to review what’s happened recently. A mental turning point in how you feel about the actions of the last few weeks. It is usually colored by an intense emotional issue.
That issue connects to wrestling with personal values. It doesn’t have to be painful, especially if you know what is going on. Success for this week means that you examine your life in relationship to your values.
While all of this agitation is going on with emotions and value, another remarkable thing can happen. Sometimes it is in the very center of a crisis that a peak experience can occur.
Let’s take the highest form of crisis and look at what happens when there is a disaster. People perform all kinds of heroic actions to help others that seem impossible to believe. The people doing it hardly knew what they were capable of until they were put into an extreme crisis situation, like a 90-lb. woman lifting a 3-ton car off her trapped child.
Sometimes the cosmic balance leaves us grieving and wondering how such evil can exist, but one such incident took place on a September morning in 2001 during the Last Quarter phase:
New Moon Aug 19
First Quarter Aug 25
Full Moon Sep 2
Last Quarter Sep 10
Knowing that this event was a part of the cycle can never alleviate the pain that thousands felt, and still feel. We can only offer them our prayers and support.
Here is another more recent Last Quarter event.
New Moon Dec 17 2017
First Quarter Dec 26 2017
Full Moon Jan 1 2018
Last Quarter Jan 8 2018
The night before Last Quarter when the Moon was heading to sextile Jupiter (public relations; recognition in business) Oprah Winfrey gave a speech on the Golden Globes awards show accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement.
See the links below if you missed it.
During the show it was astounding to see Hollywood silently portray the current issue of #metoo with the women all wearing black. Did you notice most women wore no lipstick also? The men wore small black pins saying “Time’s Up.”
I was thrilled to see this silent demonstration for women’s rights and after a while I almost left the show, thinking that was enough. And then Oprah showed up in all her glory. “O” she is called.
Who better to speak for women, surrounded by women in black, stripped of bling and standing together “fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say “Me too” again.”
Bless Ron Howard who had to follow her on the stage. He recognized the moment.
HISTORICAL LAST QUARTERS
Want more? Here’s another Last Quarter peak event:
New Moon Dec 29 2016
First Quarter Jan 5 2017
Full Moon Jan 12 2017
Last Quarter Jan 19 2017
The worldwide Women’s March following the presidential inauguration took place on January 21, 2017, during Last Quarter week.
February 14, 1920: The League of Women Voters is founded at the Victory Convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in Chicago, Illinois. Last Quarter week.
May 21, 1919: The House of Representatives passes the federal woman suffrage amendment. Last Quarter May 22, 1919.
September 30, 1918: President Wilson addresses the Senate to argue for woman suffrage at the war’s end. Last Quarter week.
I know these events are anecdotal to the topic. Every Last Quarter and the week following do not produce every major event in the world. Major peak events do occur on other days of the moon cycle.
But when I see these events coincide with the moon cycle my view is that they perfectly illustrate the marvelous connections we have in the web of life in this universe, on this Earth.
You can’t plan for this opportunity of Last Quarter Week except to know it is possible during this part of the phase. Here you are deep in the pit of some kind of emotional frustration and it seems no one knows or cares about it.
It may be expressed as a full-blown drama or merely a series of thoughts while driving in your car. Then, when it seems there is no where to go, inspiration can pour in. Up is the only place to go, sometimes like a rocket!
Consider what peak experiences you have had in the past. Reflect on a past event that has turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Be pleasantly prepared for a situation now that will become a sweet memory of tomorrow.
Because you know what Last Quarter leads to – it’s preparation for the New Moon. And the cycle continues.
I’m so glad you stopped by today!
Happy New Year! I am delighted to announce that Lunar Hair 2018 is at last ready on Amazon. This is the 4th year of publication! Yaay.
Here are some highlights for the lunar hair year ahead.
The 2018 edition has even more detailed astrological aspects for each day, both positive and cautionary. Notes for each day include ones like:
In 2018 I see excellent Top Picks for Capricorn, Taurus, Libra and Scorpio New Moons for lunar hair growing hair out faster. Even better, there are few astrological cautions this year for these dates.
The Top Picks for vital energy have two months for the Best rating in March/Taurus and June/Leo. There are other good days in between.
The Best rating for keeping the style the longest with a Virgo waning moon line up in January 5 and 6, October, November and December.
The highest rated Top Picks for thicker on Full Moon days do have some cautions for some astrological aspects in January, June, and October. Check the main daily listing for dates and times because there is always a better time or day before/after the exact Full Moon time.
Here is an example. The Oct 24 Taurus Full Moon has a caution for moodiness with the Moon opposite Venus in the afternoon. A better choice comes the next day before 1p with the Moon still in Taurus and inside the Full Moon Window.
Every lunar hair treatment choice is listed for each day of the year.
Lunar Hair 2018 is available as an ebook now on Amazon. Click HERE now.
It’s not often that we start out a new year on a Monday with a Full Moon. In fact, I can’t find one in recent history or in the near future.
Full Moon on January 1:
1915 – Friday
1961 – Sunday
2018 – Monday
2048 – Wednesday
The first thing I notice about this event is the contrast of starting and finishing.
START – On the first day of a new year we traditionally look forward to set sail for the journey ahead.
FINISH – And yet, with the Full Moon, the voyage of the current moon cycle is about completion.
This paradox tells me that the customary resolutions for 2018 should wait for the Jan 16 New Moon.
The Full Moon is a time for reflection.
The plant is at full flowering mode and celebrating its current growth cycle for all it is worth. Is there anything prettier than a rose in its peak of bloom?
All we can do is stand back and admire it.
You are the rose.
You are the magnificent bloom in all of its glory at this point in time.
Stand in the full light of the current version of you just as the rose stretches its petals fully open to the sun.
All that could be done has been done.
And with great celebration should come great caution.
I expect the party circuit to be wild tonight. At the same time, care is in order for being too wild and getting into trouble!
I mention this because an article popped into my box this morning about the increase of motorcycle accidents at the full moon, and even more on a supermoon night.
So, with that caution, I am grateful to share my moon musings with you and say Happy Full Moon New Year!
Be sure to scroll down for Moon Days Tips!
Here are my Moon ramblings on this third day after First Quarter, the Waxing Gibbous moon, aka FQ+3 in my lunar calendar chart.
I am juggling the guidance of this moon day about two items on page 64 of Moon Days:
It is generally easy to abandon daily attention to the moon phase days during this week before the full moon. It’s quite normal. This is a busy time with tasks and distractions, moving ever faster towards the magnetic changes between the Earth and the Moon that start three days before the Full Moon.
I’m working on a new project and am astounded at how easily these two seemingly opposite ideas actually blend together. The inner dialog goes something like this:
On the one side with doubt:
Can I do this? Is it the right thing to do? Will it work out? Will anybody like it?
Tossed with a side of these exclamations of simply knowing:
It is right! I’ve been waiting for just this idea to make it work! Don’t lose it! Put it all together!
I marvel at how the moon phase days can be so accurate with my inner life. You know that I do not make this stuff up, right?
MOON RAMBLINGS HERE
I stand on the shoulders of expert astrologers who came before me. I’ve distilled their teachings with my experience of this wondrous wheel of the moon cycle.
People like Dane Rudyar, Marcus Allen, Johanna Paungger, Ute York, and Rowena Pattee Kryder, to name only a few. There are many others. I salute all of you.
This week I came across a philosophy of ancient Greeks that held the Sun as the giver of life to the solar system, which makes perfect sense. Our bodies require light from the Sun.
They went further to declare that the Moon is the giver of life to our Earth. From a science point of view it is the tides that are regulated by the Moon that keeps the oceans and seasons in good order on Earth.
Science is all well and good, but it’s when I gaze up at the Moon hanging in the dark sky that it makes sense to my inner spiritual life that the Moon is the giver of life to those of us on Earth.
That nameless wonder I feel, a sense of connection, a mystery that the ancient peoples must have felt through eons of time. I can only imagine what it was like to have the moon and stars as the evening entertainment outside dancing with the Milky Way, telling stories around the campfire.
Anyway, back to the real world and wrestling with the moon phase day.
I know it’s normal to have doubts, but they are so compelling, you know? I practice letting them pass through like they are on a paper boat in a river. Hello to you, sir. Thank you for stopping by.
That perception that some call gut instinct or inner voice or knowingness. I know this is the right thing for me at this time for this project. It feels right.
This duality of doubt and knowing is the perfect example of the human experience with following the moon cycle, so if you are juggling them, too, know that you are in the exactly right place of this moon phase journey.
MOON DAYS TIPS
Thank you to all who have purchased a copy of Moon Days which is my version of how to live with the lunar calendar each month.
If you haven’t seen it yet, it has a two-page description of each day of the moon cycle which is used over and over again as the moon travels through the year.
There are journal prompts and topics to muse about. Each time around the cycle a different point of reference will spark attention, depending on current circumstances.
The explanations are brief. But this brevity does not mean lack of quality! I’ve pulled the most targeted points so that you can spend the most time on personal issues related to the themes of the day.
I write this post to let you know that I am following along the Moon Days with you most days of the cycle. I keep the paperback version open on my desk to the phase of day. It takes just a few seconds to glance over it. When I’m moving around in the world, the electronic version is easier to access. Either way, I never fail to find one thing that is exactly related to my day’s activity and emotions.
Our paths our different, but the cycle remains the same.
Here’s another tip. I’ve written multiple blog posts about each moon day and carefully tagged them. See link in the comments below.
In the search box type in the short version of the moon phase day, like these examples:
NM – New Moon
NM+1 – one day after the New Moon
NM+2 – two days after the New Moon
FQ – First Quarter
FQ+1 – one day after First Quarter
FQ+2 – two days after First Quarter
FM – Full Moon
FM+1 one day after the Full Moon
LQ – Last Quarter
LQ+5 – five days after Last Quarter
And so on.
I use six days for each week of the cycle.
Thanks again for your support! Blessings on your day.