The only time I could find to record this was yesterday afternoon in my Moon Lodge filled with the sounds of a Saturday afternoon: in particular, the irritating yappy dog next door, some kids screaming, a loud wetbike going by on the river next to my house … you get the picture, not exactly Zen.
But then I thought how very perfect as the theme for tonight’s Moon Lodge is letting go of negative emotions and focusing on the positive. The image is the gorgeous Lotus flower, in Eastern cultures well known as a symbol of Beauty and Divinity since it is rooted in mud.
Out of cloudy, muddy waters, this perfect gorgeous flower arises.
What a perfect symbol for our life, no? That out of the everyday noise and chaos, there is Divinity and Beauty.
Meanwhile, if you are clashing with someone in your life, you may want to lay low the next couple of days. Up to 60% of our body is water, and the Pull of the Moon is so powerful that it causes tides in the oceans. Surely, it has some effect on us, no?
In addition, tonight is a ‘supermoon’ – the biggest and brightest of 2014 (see more info below.)
No scientific proof, but surely there is something to the old adage of emergency rooms and prisons filling up on Full Moons. Where did the word ‘lunatic’ come from?
The theory goes that the Full Moon intensifies whichever emotions you are feeling.
So grab a friend or two and head to your backyard, light a fire, have a glass of wine, and listen to my full moon meditation:*
* Please let me know if you are unable to listen/watch meditation. I have also put below a link to it on Dropbox below.
More on the Supermoon:
Technically it is called the “perigee moon,” a time when the Moon will be closest to Earth – caused by the elliptical nature of its orbit around the planet.
“Generally speaking, full Moons occur near perigee every 13 months and 18 days, so it’s not all that unusual,” Geoff Chester of the US Naval Observatory told NASA.
This is the second one of three “supermoons” this year; the first one was last July 12, and the next will be September 9, according to NASA. However, the August supermoon will be the biggest and brightest.
It will be at its biggest and brightest appearance during moonrise, which will be starting at around 5:50 pm in the Philippines. This is what called as the “Moon Illusion,” when it is nearest the horizon, NASA said.