From Phil the astro-geek
I’ll let y’all know on the 20th.
Seriously though, like I wrote about in my March forecast, the New Moon of March 4 was about asking for protection because the next couple of months are all about wrapping up unfinished business and unresolved issues from last Summer’s Cardinal Cross, the BP oil spill as one collective example, a nuclear melt-down in Japan for another one at this time. It’s never good juju to predict natural or human-made calamities but life/death/rebirth Pluto is still the center of attention as the focus of that waning T-square, only to be getting a bit (?) more intense from now and into June. We sensitive folk have been dealing with some serious health issues lately (no?), unfortunately befitting “as above, so below,” perhaps an occupational hazard of living on the spiritual (unseen) front lines.
In the meanwhile, I’m wondering if anyone else has been getting any hits about all of us standing in front of a new/different time/space portal, one foot in and one foot out style, more specifically and immediately demanding beyond the promised New World/New Age we’ve been hearing about since the 80’s? Is this what it looks like, the coming Earth changes and the shifting magnetic poles? Do we really get to make it look any way we want it to? Is this yet another “most pivotal moment” in our human history? Sheesh – I know I’m asking for further clarity by the 19th along these lines, anyone else?
Keep your eyes peeled to the night skies – it’s getting busy up there. Phil
I understand what you are saying… I have been dealing with a bout of vertigo for a week or so, and I have had one version of the flu or another for the past 6 weeks – today, just call me Sneezy… the vertigo seems a response to a sense of the earth having moved off its axis again… and still the feeling that this is only the beginning… the planet is changing its face.. Danielle
And, our current mini era is precisely what we were all anticipating more than twenty years ago, “the coming Earth changes” and the dawn of the promised New Age. It sure doesn’t feel like we thought or expected it would but in the past couple of days since the events in Japan, I’ve somehow mysteriously been able to move from gloom and doom to Boom! and Zoom!, an exhilarating resignation that this is exactly what we all signed-up for, to first be witnesses and then to help co-create the rebirth part of the equation. How else to explain it but – holy crap! – here comes the next axis wobble, shaking our outworn sensibilities even further.
IOW, the way I’m seeing things – at this time (subject to change) – is that giving in to fear and panic is someone else’s story, and we can sure get into a whole lot of trouble when we understandably (regretably) internalize too much of what’s been going on. I mean, we’re all residents of Sendai, we’re all one of the fifty nuke workers who stayed behind, we’re all that elderly man who was washed out to sea and miraculously rescued, yet we’re also simultaneously “just” observers from our comfortable, non-shaken and hopefully dispassionate perches. The main challenge for us now seems to be staying centered within our internal core and immediate circles of influence, to become that “beacon of light” we were all aspiring to become, way back in the day. What exactly were those “higher dimensional light beings” anyway, soon-to-be us? It was a long time ago but do you remember the Harmonic Convergence, and how the Muggles were so deriding and dismissive of it? Was that all just an idealistic pipe-dream or a dress rehearsal? Phase One (easy) in 1987 and Phase Two (difficult) now? Was that the beginning of the splitting away of a parallel Universe, with further rupturing these daze?
I know, more questions than answers, so maybe we’d all be better off by imagining that we’re back in grade school, taking a test where the questions are ideally answered by an “I don’t know, please teach me” kind of attitude. I’m constantly being reminded of that New Age bumper-sticker, “A mind is like a parachute, it only works when it’s open,” but the only thing my spooks have been offering me lately is “Hang in there.” All shall soon be revealed? Arrrggghhh!!!
Hope that makes any sense. Phil
By Doyle Rice, USA TODAY
A “Super Moon” will rise in the east at sunset on Saturday evening. This unusually large full moon — known as a super “perigee moon” — will be the biggest in almost 20 years, according to NASA.
“The last full moon so big and close to Earth occurred in March of 1983,” says Geoff Chester of the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington D.C. “I’d say it’s worth a look.”
Why the “Super Moon” label? “A ‘Super Moon’ is a situation when the moon is slightly closer to Earth in its orbit than on average, and this effect is most noticeable when it occurs at the same time as a full moon,” says James Garvin, chief scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
It’s so close because the moon’s orbit around the Earth is not a perfect circle, but an ellipse, according to Weather Channel meteorologist Tim Ballisty.
When the Moon’s orbit takes it the farthest away from Earth, the moon is at its “apogee,” Ballisty says. When it makes its closest approach, the moon is at its “perigee.”
So not only it be a full moon Saturday, but it will also be at its perigee. This month’s perigee will put the moon about 8% closer to Earth than usual, and about 2% closer to Earth than the average lunar perigee.
The best time to look at the full moon is when it’s near the horizon. That is when illusion mixes with reality to produce a truly stunning view, NASA reports. Low-hanging moons look unnaturally large when they beam through trees, buildings and other foreground objects.
According to NASA and NOAA, although a perigee moon brings with it extra-high “perigean tides,” it’s nothing to worry about. In most places, lunar gravity at perigee pulls tide waters only about an inch or so higher than usual. Local geography can amplify the effect to about six inches.
Don’t be concerned about other natural disasters, either: The Super Moon of March 1983, for instance, passed without incident. And an almost-Super Moon in December 2008 also proved harmless.
“The effects on Earth from a supermoon are minor,” says NASA’s Garvin, “and according to the most detailed studies by terrestrial seismologists and volcanologists, the combination of the moon being at its closest to Earth in its orbit, and being in its ‘full moon’ configuration (relative to the Earth and sun), should not affect the internal energy balance of the Earth, since there are lunar tides every day.”
At its closest on Saturday night, the moon will pass by Earth at a distance of about 221,567 miles.