Saturday, January 24, 2009

Dark Side of the Moon

No, not the Pink Floyd Album. Though . . . if that is the first thing that came to your mind, you're cool in my book.

Today is what we moon-keen folks would term the 'new moon', meaning that the moon is back at the beginning of its cycle (of course 'beginning' is relative, since it depends on when you start counting, but go with me here). It's perfectly aligned between the earth and the sun at the moment, therefore all the sunlight hitting it is, well, reflecting back at the sun and skipping us. So we are looking at the 'dark' side of it. If you were to step outside and look for it, you would find *maybe* a tiny sliver, most likely a spooky sort of ringy silhouette. I love the New Moon. I think most people don't even realize it's happening, but I always feel the moon, even if I don't see it.

The new moon is supposed to be a time of reflection. A rest from the business of life to pause, take a breath, and plan. Maybe to study up or prepare for something. It's a time to break bad cycles and begin new, better ones.

Hence why tonight, I decided to go and post all the things I had *intended* to blog this month so far. I know . . . it's cheating. But I figure the blogger folks wouldn't have given us the backpost feature if it weren't intended for procrastinators like me. Right?


Unhinged said...

Cheater, cheater, cheater.

Until I posted that swanky Current Moon widget in my blog, I always thought a new moon was a full moon. Now I know better and the angels smile.

Gwen Mitchell said...

I love that widget. I have it on my google page.

(I know, I know, I know. So spank me. ^-^)

Thomma Lyn said...

hehe, the Pink Floyd album is the first thing that came into my mind! :-D

In all seriousness: I love the new moon, too. Kind of neat that I'm doing a lot of reflection right now about the ultimate direction of the novel of my heart! :)

Gwen said...

Yep, it's very fitting! ;)