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Tribute Tuesday: Banana Moon

This is a suggestion from my mom, inspired by my grandpa’s comment from last night, and modeled after my dad’s amazing shape poems.

Here’s to you all!

 

******************Banana

*********************moon. Just

********************** a sliver.  Barely

************************enough light for

*************************anything, really. Not

*************************chewy, yellow taffy. Gentle

**************************white hue.  Not enough light

************************** from the sun! Banana moon,

***************************I’d like to peel you, enfolding your

*****************************layers in the inky black darkness.

*****************************a canopy of moonglow to brighten

*****************************the sky.Why aren’t you glorified

*****************************like the eclipse, full, and new

************************moon?  Why don’t you have  your

************************own special name?  Banana

*********************Moon, I will watch for

******************you.   I will sweeten my

************** heavenly fruit salad

*************with you.

Conscious Connection Conference: Auras, Moon Signs, Rising Signs, Channeling, and Healing

"Blue Bokeh Background" courtesy of Victor Habbick / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

“Blue Bokeh Background” courtesy of Victor Habbick / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

I feel really fortunate to have shared the Conscious Connection Conference experience with my mom yesterday.   I’d been planning to go for weeks or more, but it just occurred to me the day before that my mom and my sister might be interested in coming, too.  (My sister might check it out with us next time.)  It was great to have someone to share with.  Mom and I had a great bonding experience at the conference and also shared a scrumptious vegetarian lunch of spinach, black olive pizza; french fries; and red wine.  What follows is a commentary on some of my experiences.

Auras

The Touch healing person told me I had a pale aura.  That sounded bad, but I think it’s actually an ok thing.  (I wish I could remember which color she said I was.  Blue?)  Here is some information about pale auras from Reiki-for-holistic-health.comPASTELS: A sensitive blend of light and color, more so than basic colors. Shows sensitivity and a need for serenity.”  A lot of the pale colors I found when looking around talked about intelligence, intuition, shyness, modesty, etc.

Moon Signs

I called up my mom to get my time of birth, and she told me I was born during a Simon and Garfunkle concert!  (Love those guys!)  So, that put me at between 5 and 5:30 in the afternoon.  My moon sign is Gemini.  (My sun sign is Virgo.)  Supposedly the moon sign is even more important the sun sign, but it’s harder to get because you  need to know your exact time of birth.  Here’s a site to find your own moon sign: Lunarium Moon Sign Calculator.

And THIS is what I’m finding about my Virgo/Gemini combination, which is mostly untrue, though I see some things that make sense to me (I checked more than one site) from Astrology-Numerology.com :

“The combination of your Sun and Moon signs makes mind power your greatest strength. Quick, brilliant reasoning is the hallmark of this configuration. You are rational, capable of figuring things out analytically, and of grasping details and intricacies. Because you are so inclined to live by reason, the emotional side of your nature is not nearly so responsive. It isn’t that you’re not sympathetic or emotional, but cold logic sometimes gives that appearance. You can detect underlying motives and feeling with ease, thanks to your careful perceptions. Your responses to what you have perceived may not be particularly emotional or sympathetic, as it is difficult for you to mix or integrate your logic and your feeling. You are a natural student with a thirst for knowledge, and you do almost equally well with definite, detailed work and abstract, philosophical thought. In a sense you may appear fickle and too changeable because of the variety of mental interests that appeal to you. Physically, you may have a tendency to “go to pot” if you don’t make a special effort to keep in shape. You’ll never be fat as nervous energy burns the necessary calories, but your muscle tone may deteriorate, and you may grow pale and wan from lack of exercise. In your youth, active sports were important to you, but as you mature there is too much of a tendency to become sedentary. You’re inclined to take to a good book or to any number of hobbies that are passive in nature. Exercise is the best medicine for the enormous amounts of nervous energy associated with this configuration.”

Rising Signs

And as I’ve been researching this stuff, I found out we have a Rising sign, too.  This description makes more sense to me.  Here’s a description after using the rising sign calculator from horoscopeswithin.com:

“You are particularly sensitive to the values of friendship in the sense that you see yourself as a link within a chain, certainly a different and original one, but with no will to flatter your ego or to individually assert yourself. On the contrary, your aim is to immerge yourself in your friendly relations and to participate in projects and ideals of the whole human community.

With this Ascendant, you come across as idealistic, altruistic, detached, independent, original, surprising, gifted, contradictory, innovative, humanistic, likeable, friendly, self-confident, impassive, quiet, intuitive, creative, charitable, elusive, disconcerting, generous, tolerant, paradoxical, and you cannot stand any kind of constraint. But you may also be marginal, resigned, distant, utopian, maladjusted, eccentric and cold.”

Part of me thinks having all these potential signs is just a way to make sure you end up with a description that you like, but I’m a newbie to astrology, so I know little about how it works.  While I was sitting in on a lecture by Kelley Hunter, something that she said about Pisces really resonated with me, so I really hoped I would find some kind of Pisces in my signs.  Not so much.  Maybe I could figure it out from an astrologer or from further study.

Channeling

I missed half of the channeling session with Judith Monahan, because I was attending a healing session, but what I heard made a lot of sense.  Some of it I’d heard from the likes of other spiritual teachers like Eckart Tolle and Dr. Wayne Dyer, like focus on the positive and on your own present, and if you’re participating in something that society tells you is bad for you (like a piece of cake), keep your thoughts positive (i.e., this is a GREAT piece of cake!  I am really going to enjoy this wonderful piece of cake.)  I was surprised that the spirits said that the U.S. would still be a big leader in the world because it’s such a melting pot. (I was thinking the U.S. was going to go the way of the other large empires.)  And I was disappointed that the facilitator didn’t choose my extraterrestrial question.  Who better to ask about aliens than the spirits who are can see everything?

Healing

I tried Cranial Sacral Therapy, Reiki, and Touch Healing.  I liked the Cranial Sacral Therapy the best and am interested in learning more about it.  The Reiki was very similar in that involved touch along certain points of the body, and you could feel the warmth coming from the practitioners’ hands.    Touch Healing focuses more exclusively on chakra work, and though I feel I benefited, I am a touchy-feely person, and I particularly enjoyed the contact from the first 2. At times I could  feel waves of energy with all three practices I experienced.  Fun fact: when I was originally choosing among possible sessions, I had narrowed it down to Denise’s Cranial Sacral Therapy and another, and both practitioners were booked, so I got a Pranic Healing session instead.    When I showed up for my Pranic session, somehow my session had been double-booked, and the Cranial Sacral session was open.  It was meant to be!  In fact, I feel drawn to this practitioner who happens to live/ work in a town near me.  So, I think the universe may be putting us together.

I took quite a bit of notes yesterday, and it was a nearly 12-hour day, so this is probably not my last post on this experience.  So, more to follow!  Enjoy!

Shoot For, Lasso. . .

Yesterday and this morning, as I went for my morning walk with Boswer, I was pleasantly surprised to see the moon hanging up in the sky.  As my life has continued to be filled with changes and worries, I found this sight very comforting.  It reminded me, once again, that I am but a speck on this planet.  And better still, this planet is but a speck in this great big universe.  So what, if my life goes amuck?  I am but one person.  So what, if the Earth goes amuck?  This is but one planet.  It is likely that there is life somewhere else, and even if there isn’t. . .  so what?  The universe has done just fine before the existence of the Earth, and before humankind existed.  And it will continue to do just fine after we are gone.

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