Thursday, November 10, 2011

Beaver Moon




According to the Farmer's Almanac tonight's moon 
is the 
Full Beaver Moon

Full Beaver Moon – November This was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. Another interpretation suggests that the name Full Beaver Moon comes from the fact that the beavers are now actively preparing for winter. It is sometimes also referred to as the Frosty Moon.




Then there is this...




from the Housewives Tarot
Instinct * Intuition * Dreams

A nightly ritual of mud masks, curlers and hairnets can provide much more
than just peaches and cream skin and perfect curls. While your 
body gets its beauty rest, your unconscious mind is providing dreams with hints 
and tips for your waking hours. 
The Moon suggests that listening to your instincts and intuitions can
help you through times of change and uncertainty.




According to Hindu mythology...

every part of the cosmos is seen as an action of a god. Time is the 
endless repetition of the same long cycle where gods, demons and heroes
repeat their mythological actions. In Hindu mythology, Soma represents the god
of the Moon. He rides through the sky in a chariot drawn by white horses.
Soma was the name of the elixir of immortality that only the gods can drink.
The Moon was thought to be the storehouse of the elixir. When the gods drink 
soma, it is said that the Moon wanes because the gods are drinking away
some of it's properties.



Wishing you a warm and cozy night on this 
full moon night.

2 comments:

  1. There is nothing about this post I do not love. The older I get, the more I feel that sleep is almost a sacred ritual in and of itself. I think about sleep and how we evolved to need it and how in sleep we are at our most vulnerable. I think about how we tuck ourselves into envelopes of sheets and blankets and lie still and mail ourselves off to sleep. I think about the moon and how it affects our sleep.
    I think about you and I smile.

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  2. Ms Moon....you say the prettiest things.
    Thank you!

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