The Moon

pattycakes_

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The Moon. It's a big dusty ball that lights the night's sky. How does it do it? I didn't think dust could be shiny.

In honour of the great cheese sphere I open this new thread, in honour.

Traditional Full Moon Names:

Wolf Moon – January
Snow Moon – February
Worm Moon – March
Pink Moon – April
Flower Moon – May
Strawberry Moon – June
Buck Moon – July
Sturgeon Moon – August
Harvest Moon – September or October
Full Corn Moon (Harvest) – September
Hunter's Moon (Harvest) – October
Beaver Moon – November
Cold Moon – December

October’s Full Moon is the Hunter’s Moon. It is also called Travel Moon, Dying Grass Moon, and sometimes Blood Moon or Sanguine Moon.

Every three years, the October Full Moon is also the Harvest Moon. This particular name is given to the Full Moon which is closest to the September equinox, which is the start of fall in astronomy.

However, the astronomical seasons do not match up with the lunar month. Therefore, the month the Harvest Moon occurs in, varies. Most years, it is in September. However, every three years, it is in the month of October.

Hunter's moon is mentioned in several sources as the Anglo-Saxon name for the Full Moon of October. This is the month when the game is fattened, and it is time to start preparing for the coming winter. Traditionally, this included hunting, slaughtering and preserving meats for use in the coming winter months.

Me and the moon have a long relationship. As long as I can remember it always made me feel restless when it was full. Sometimes even a few days before and after. Tonight is no different. Urges to do reckless things come in soft but perceivable waves. Nothing too crazy, mind. As the night goes on, the feelings get a little more intense. But it's only ever subtle. Never anything near a narcotic effect or whatever. I've grown used to checking the moon phase when I get these feelings. So often they come on the exact day of a full moon. But how? And I know I'm not the only one. Magnetic forces? Joni Mitchell once warned "beware the power of moons." Why, Joni? What is it?

https://youtu.be/O5iSpZncdLI

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20190731-is-the-moon-impacting-your-mood-and-wellbeing

It's really easy to write it off as nonsense because it's the bloody moon and it only seems to effect some people. But from my own observations of my own self I've noticed changes before even knowing the moon phase. This happened a lot before I started to put 2+2 together. So I don't think it's just suggestion.

Weed aids a full night's sleep, so that's good. And I doubt I'll ever be cured of it. So I guess it's something I'll have to live with. Even though it can make sleep a little difficult, I love my relationship with the moon. One time in 2008 on my birthday, the moon was literally the biggest I ever saw it. Looked double it's usual size at least. Like it was leaning in and having a closer look at us. Cartoonishly big. And the surface had so much more detail. And what is that face thing? And we only ever see one side of it?!

And they went there once but can't get there again? And then destroyed all the tech? And Stanley Kubrik filmed the fake landing and then told us about it in The Shining?

How can such a seemingly innocuous ball hold so many secrets and inspire so many minds?

Here's to The Moon.

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pattycakes_

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Back at the Buddhist place doing a working visit atm. I noticed quite a few people were out of sorts at breakfast. Asked around, several people reported a restless night and were not feeling 100%.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Back at the Buddhist place doing a working visit atm. I noticed quite a few people were out of sorts at breakfast. Asked around, several people reported a restless night and were not feeling 100%.
Is that because it's a full moon, or because it's 2019?
 

pattycakes_

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https://youtu.be/3wN5YcDTx0Y

For seafaring folk, the moon is like a giant traffic light. Waiting for that high tide green light. Fishermen all over the world have used the lunar phases to judge when to pack their biggest nets. Full moons are when fish are plenty and coral like to mate.


Va subiendo la corriente
Con chinchorro y atarraya
La canoa de bareque
Para llegar a la playa

Va subiendo la corriente
Con chinchorro y atarraya
La canoa de bareque
Para llegar a la playa

(El pescador) Habla con la luna
(El pescador) Habla con la playa
(El pescador) No tiene fortuna
Solo su atarraya

(El pescador) Habla con la luna
(El pescador) Habla con la playa
(El pescador) No tiene fortuna
Solo su atarraya

(El pescador) Habla con la luna
(El pescador) Habla con la playa
(El pescador) No tiene fortuna
Solo su atarraya

Regresan los pescadores
Con su carga pa' vender
Al puerto de sus amores
Donde tienen su querer

Regresan los pescadores
Con su carga pa' vender
Al puerto de sus amores
Donde tienen su querer

(El pescador) Habla con la luna
(El pescador) Habla con la playa
(El pescador) No tiene fortuna
Solo su atarraya

(El pescador) Habla con la luna
(El pescador) Habla con la playa
(El pescador) No tiene fortuna
Solo su atarraya

Regresan los pescadores
Con su carga pa' vender
Al puerto de sus amores
Donde tienen su querer

Regresan los pescadores
Con su carga pa' vender
Al puerto de sus amores
Donde tienen su querer

(El pescador) Habla con la luna
(El pescador) Habla con la playa
(El pescador) No tiene fortuna
Solo su atarraya

(El pescador) Habla con la luna
(El pescador) Habla con la playa
(El pescador) No tiene fortuna
Solo su atarraya

(El pescador) Habla con la luna
(El pescador) Habla con la playa
(El pescador) No tiene fortuna
Solo su atarraya

(El pescador) Habla con la luna
(El pescador) Habla con la playa
(El pescador) oh oh oh oh

(El pescador) Habla con la luna
(El pescador) Habla con la playa
(El pescador) No tiene fortuna
Solo su atarraya

(El pescador) Habla con la luna
(El pescador) Habla con la playa
(El pescador) No tiene fortuna
Solo su atarraya
 

pattycakes_

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Is that because it's a full moon, or because it's 2019?
This morning was especially difficult. We're out in the forest. Barely connected to the outside world. It's easier to sense smaller corporal changes. In the city it blends together.
 

sufi

lala
Great bit of seasonal (HB woops!) and cosmological Quran,
beautifully translated by this tweeter https://twitter.com/azforeman/status/1181479416473559040

Opening of Surat al-Raḥmān (thread...)

The Lord of all Compassion
Taught this Recitation
Brought humankind into creation
Taught them articulation.
The sun and moon in reckoning alternate
The plants and trees in prayer are prostrate...

...Heaven He raised up, and set down the balance
Do not upset the balance
Give all its proper weight
Nor skew the balance He ordains.
Earth He set down for His creations' sake
On it are fruit and palms with flowers splayed
And the fragrant herb and the kernel in the grain..

...Which of your Lord's glory signs would you two deny in vain?
Mankind He wrought from wet clay like an earthen pot
The Jinn He wrought from smokeless fire blown hot
Which of your Lord's glory signs would you two deny in vain?...

...Lord of the two West Settings and two East Risings of the days,
Which of your Lord's glory signs would you two deny in vain?
He set the two seas free to meet,
The bound between them is unbreached
Which of your Lord's glory signs would you two deny in vain?...

...Coral and pearl they both contain
Which of your Lord's glory signs would you two deny in vain?
The ships splayed banner-like upon the seas are in his reign
Which of your Lord's glory signs would you two deny in vain?...

...All on this earth shall wane
Only your Lord's magnanimous majestic face remains,
Which of your Lord's glory signs would you two deny in vain?...

....All on earth and heaven beseech him,
Day after differing day he reigns.
Which of your Lord's glory signs would you two deny in vain?
 

luka

Moderator
Who's seen it tonight then? Big bright and beautiful. A really top moon and fullish too. At least my one is anyway, can't speak for yours.
 

pattycakes_

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Beaver Moon

The title given to the full moon of any given month can tell you a lot about the priorities of early Americans. In August, the full sturgeon moon once meant it was time to harvest the fish from the Great Lakes, while the worm moon of March referenced the earthworms that signaled the approach of spring. The beaver moon, which is set to appear on November 12 in 2019, is no different.

WHAT IS A BEAVER MOON?
Beaver moon is the name of the first (and typically the only) full moon of the November lunar cycle. It's meaning is said to have originated with the Algonquin people, and was eventually adapted by European colonists in North America. November used to be the time for putting down beaver traps in anticipation of the cold winter months. It's usually the last month before swamps and lakes freeze over up north, and therefore it was the last month to stock up on warm beaver furs.

Another folk name for November's full moon is the full frost moon, but according to The Old Farmer's Almanac, beaver moon is the name that stuck.

Can Tea resist this low hanging fruit?

Beaut of a moon here in Berlin tonight. Wide awake ofc.
 

pattycakes_

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According to astrology, Full Moons represent completion and fulfilment, and a time to reflect on all that has been achieved.

In November, the Beaver Moon is in Taurus which is a sign known for its down-to-earth nature and a love of luxury.

So it may be time to treat yourself for all you have achieved so far this year.

Astrologer Lisa Stardust told Refinery29: “The full moon in Taurus is a very fertile time to release, revise, and plant seeds for the future.

“This sensual luminary occurs during Mercury retrograde, which means we will deep dive into healing the past — also, learning from past mistakes and amending them for the future.”

Ms Stardust also suggests taking the time to reward yourself with some nostalgia.

She said: “Treat yourself to comfort food or a treat that reminds you of the past.

“Embrace the earth. Listen to music. Dance. Drink fine wine. Eat decadent foods.”
 

catalog

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full moon or near full moon last night. got me thinking about this exhibition i went to a few weeks ago at MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry) all about the Sun. Reaslly good, and the first section was all about how the sun has been used for timekeeping and all the various devices like sundials etc.

And then yesterday was the 550th birthday anniversary of Guru Nanak and i was talking to my mum about it, she said the exact date varies each year, of the birthday, cos it's according to the moon.

So just started thinking about lunar vs solar calendar systems and what that might do.

Presumably the Indian calendar has aspects of lunar because of the Islamic influence?
 

catalog

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the moon can be partial, therefore open to something more, whereas the sun is always whole, apart from the brief 'bleeding' at dawn and dusk. the sun is the perfect circle, while the moon is in a state of becoming.
 

catalog

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It's odd how Islam is the only lunar religion. Like it's really odd, to say that it came from the same geo region as Judaisim, Christianity, that it centered around the moon, rather than the sun. a conscious orientation towards the night. i mean you clearly need all three (earth, sun, moon) but why is islam the moon religion?
 
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