Friday, August 15, 2008

Eclipse, Trip to Fez and a Give-away, What More Could You Ask For?

Saturday there will be another eclipse. This time it's a Lunar eclipse. Although it will not be visible here in Northern California, its effects can still be felt.

Caroline Casey on her Visionary Activist show this past Thursday at 2pm on KPFA, said that since the Moon will block the light of the Sun, we can see the reflected light of the Earth on the Moon's surface instead. (If you want to hear this show or any other, go to KPFA.org where they have all the shows archived)

I was thinking about that. Over the centuries the reflected 'Earth light' has gotten brighter and brighter, especially in the northern hemisphere. What could be the significance of this? Something to ponder.

Stephanie Austin in her article on the eclipse in The Mountain Astrologer, gives the etymology of the word 'eclipse' as being a combination of the Greek verbs ecleipo "to cease existing" and calypse "to cover".

She advises that since Neptune conjuncts the Moon and therefore opposes the Sun, that our right brain will be dominant, "amplifying our intuition and our capacity to envision our highest hopes and dreams." She goes on to say that "Neptune enables us to feel our interconnectedness, as well as our infinite potential."

The Sabian symbol for the Sun at 25 degrees Leo is: "A large camel is seen crossing a vast and forbidding desert; self-sufficiency in the face of a long and exhausting adventure."

For the Moon at 25 degrees Aquarius: "A butterfly with the right wing more perfectly formed; the capacity to develop the rational and fully conscious aspect of the mind ahead of normal evolution."

Austin suggests "watch your day and night dreams closely. Envision the world you wish to inhabit. Hold it in your heart. Share it, live it, be it. Remember: 'The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.' (James Allen)"

So in 'light' of this, I would like to announce two things.

First: an upcoming tour I will be leading to Morocco. Next May 2009, we will be going to the Fez Sacred Music Festival, touring Casablanca, Rabat, Fez, Marrakesh and Essaouira, the shrine of a famous Sufi saint and an ancient Roman city. We will stay in the heart of Old Fez in the midst of the festival. We will have herbal footbaths, rub downs at the hammam and feast on the delicious Moroccan cuisine. If you want more information please leave a comment with a way to contact you. (the camel)

Second: a giveaway. To the first person who writes a comment with their name (can be a pseudonym), date, time and place of birth a free Day Watch calender by email. This is a 25.00 value. (the butterfly)

Last night I dreamt I discovered rock-climbing and loved it. The thought occurred to me that it was to be my next endeavor. That I enjoyed it and that I could do it.

Many years ago, a friend of mine did a give-away for Thanksgiving. He offered a rock-climbing experience to a small group. I went and I did it. It was a 40 or 50ft. rock. Just enough to get the challenge, the thrill and the rush. I learned that when you are stuck in a crack wiggling like a snake can get you out.

1 comment:

seanymph said...

I will be with you in spirit in Morocco. I wont be able to go but Ive always loved Moroccan food and the mystery of that area. You lucky lady to be able to get there.

Wonder if Im the first! seanymph 9/10/52 Perth Amboy, NJ 1:50pm.