The Moon's Lore and Lure
Sunday, March 20, 2011
The moon was, as most people know, the closest to the earth that it gets last night...the closest that it has been in the past 19 years in fact!
Where was I the last time the moon was this large??
I was rapidly approaching the final month of my first and only pregnancy and was as huge as a house. And do I recall the Super Moon's arrival the last time around? I vaguely recall being in my car and being astounded by this moon...telling my father about it the next day, and then having him inform me about this phenomenon.
I love the moon.
My name MEANS "moon goddess" ...it being one of the alternative names for Artemis the goddess of the moon.
It is no small coincidence that the word "lunatic" is also derived from the moon! The moon is associated with the tides of the oceans, the "tides" of a woman's monthly cycle, for artistic inspiration...and yes, for an increase in "madness"...Any school teacher or admissions officer for a psych ward can tell you of the increased activity and "acting out" during the full moon...People are more creatively inspired...and more unstable during this phase of the moon's cycle...
So--Beware! and Enjoy!