HAPPY FULL MOON!
Slowing down isn't easy for me. I am used to being busy. My Horse Totem tends to be a care-giver, carrying others in need. I cared for my aging and dying parents, and now for my partner. But now my body is aging, my metabolism and everything else is slowing down. Yet the world around me is speeding up.
On Friday evening, at the onset of the Canada Day weekend, the Full Moon of Drama came in with a different feel to it. Usually the Moon of Drama is dramatic! But this time, it was low-key. I also noticed that it looked smaller then the Super Moons we had recently. It seemed further away and it is.
The planet Saturn opposing the Moon probably has something to do with the repressed expressiveness of this Moon.
But the city went quiet all of a sudden too. It was the last day of school and we live right next to an elementary school yard so no more sounds of children playing.
I assume that many people have left the city for the long weekend. It is almost eery to hear and feel the quietness of the city right now. It was only when things slowed to a crawl did I realize how I had gotten used to the noise and energy wafting in through the windows. It took me 2 1/2 years to get used to the city noise.... I might as well enjoy the quiet this weekend, it will only last a few days. But then... the extreme heat predicted for the week might just slow everyone down.
I've been tracking the weather patterns lately and noticed how the weekends seemed to be raining while the weekdays were nice. That could change but it went on like that for awhile. I felt how Mother Nature is trying to show us something. Seeing things from her perspective, I can just hear her saying... "I am going to make it cold and rainy on the weekends, to prevent my disrespectful children (humans) from going out and polluting my beaches and forests". Of course, she needs to recharge, purify and refresh herself.
I love Ottawa's beaches and hiking trails, but there are too many humans on them... and what was once natural and wild, becomes downtrodden and littered. I often find myself picking up plastic water bottles or cans along my walks. I see these areas looking great in spring but soon are feeling neglected, over-used and tired. There were a few reasons that our Ancestors migrated, one was to allow the land to recharge. There is no consciousness anymore.
With the intense heat and storms being predicted, this Moon of Drama might just be the stage for Mother Nature to demonstrate her power and majesty.
Today is also National Asteroid Day. I've been following the live broadcast* and learning about the potential dangers of the planet being struck by a large meteor or comet. We may feel safe, but the delicate balance of nature is intertwined with so many variables - unknowns and unseen possibilities. Nature is a living organic Being and she will do what she needs to do to restore balance and the universe will collude with her in this as it did when the Dinosaurs went extinct. We are just like fleas on a dog to Mother Earth. One day she may need to shake us all off in order to survive. Humans are not immune to extinction.
Nonetheless, this is not a doomsday report, quite the opposite. It is just my musings about the fragility and preciousness, beauty, power and sacredness of all life everywhere. My own Moon of Drama speaking out in my dramatic fashion.
The Asteroid Day reports talk a lot about what is being done to prevent the Earth from being destroyed by an Asteroid in the distant future if ever. May we all find our place in the grand scheme of Life, whether we are fleas on a dog or Gods and Goddesses in our own right.
Enjoy this Month in dramatic fashion. Live life to the fullest however possible, and remember we walk on the body of our Mother only because she allows us to.
*FOR MORE ON ASTEROID DAY GO TO:
www.earthsky.org (< click here)