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All About the Full/Harvest/Blue Moon August, 2012

30 Aug

(For best results, please give this post 11 minutes of your time: nine minutes for watching videos and two minutes for reading)

I like astrology not for the exact predictions it makes, but because it helps me keep track of where we are physically in the universe. Knowing where the moon is and where we are in relation to it comforts me. The new moon reminds me to make a wish, the full moon reminds me that the cat will be up all night cattin’ around and the phases of the moon help me keep track of time passing – visibly. Tomorrow’s moon will be full of magic and wonder! It will be fullest on Friday, August 31, 2012 at 9:58 am EST.  People on the west coast cities of the USA can enjoy it 6:53 a.m. Watch for it tonight, rising in the east.

Harvest moon – according to Gahl Sasson, one of my favorite Kabalah astrologers:

“On August 31st, as the Moon in Pisces opposes the Sun in Virgo, we celebrate the famed “Harvest Full Moon.” It is the day when we harvest what we have sown in the last six months. In the old days, and still in some farming communities in the Northern Hemisphere, people come together to help each other reap the rewards of their labor. Men, women and children gather in the fields to collect and harvest – the fruit of their work. Even if you do not have a farm, a garden, or even a balcony, you still can surf the swell of this benevolent energy. Look at the projects, relationships, actions you have planted in the early spring (March), now, six months later, you can see them come to completion or at least move to the next stage.”

Wow – 1939! Wasn’t that cool. 1939 is the year my dad was born. Things sure have changed in the entertainment industry. Call me old fashioned, but I LOVE a good song and dance movie. Back to the moon…

Tonight’s moon is also a “blue moon”. That means that tonight’s moon is the 2nd full moon of the month and it happens every 2.7 years.

“Once in a blue moon” according to Wikipedia:

“Modern interpretation of the term relates to absurdities and impossibilities; the phrase “once in a blue moon” refers to an event that will take place only at incredibly rare occasions.”

Of all the “Blue Moon” recordings on YouTube, this one takes the cake. It’s a magical 2:55. Harpo Marx really was incredible and the scene is special too. I love the little girl.

And according to NASA:

Here’s info from Nasa about this blue moon. Does the moon really turn BLUE? It can, if there is volcanic ash in the air (think Krakatoa) or fires near by (the Spanish might see a blue moon tomorrow – too many fires there). Maybe the moon will turn red? It’s possible too!

Have a lovely Harvest/Blue Moon everyone!

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