Messages from Moonwater

Shine On Harvest Moon September 19 2013, 0 Comments

Tonight's Full Moon is my favorite full moon of the year. This year we enjoy the double pleasure of it occurring right near the Autumnal Equinox. While the sun sets due west, the moon rises in the East. 

The amazing design of a full moon experience is that it lights the evening sky all night long since it rises at sunset and sets around sunrise.  Generally, the moon rises about 50 minutes later each night after the full moon. As we head towards Winter in the Northern Hemisphere, the moon rises farther north on the eastern horizon. 

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Equinox light and energy returns March 26 2013, 0 Comments

Last week March 20th was the Vernal Equinox, when day and night are equal in both hemispheres. We celebrate the Spring Equinox at our cabin on the beach with friends as close as family.The gibbous moon timed perfectly this weekend to light the night sky so no flashlights were needed. The trees still unadorned with spring leaves allow the moon light in, casting long shadows even on paths normally shadowed by foliage. We walk the beach both day and night. Our tight knit community helps raise our kids in nature. We care for each other with respect, humor and kindness.

Our daughter was not there this year. She is sailing across the Atlantic Ocean from Summer in the Southern hemisphere, just crossing the Equator at the equinox into Spring again in the North. 

This winter was a dark one. And we have emerged full of hope and light. Renewal and rebirth. With the earlier morning light and later dusk, our energy returns and we're inspired once again to build, create and make meaningful connections. 

So too with Moonwater. Happy Spring.