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A poem to recover from: “Blood Moon”

January 22, 2019 Leave a comment

I don’t know about you, but this Full Moon in Leo (Aquarius Sun) hit me pretty hard. A super moon/eclipse as icing on the cake. Even the heavens are acting up at this point in our active history making era. And while there are many aspects of this history we make to bring out cries, it’s also good to laugh; the joke is always on us!

Blood Moon

Coyote cries:
“Who is eating the moon?”
It was so full and bright,
Beautiful to light my way
Through the night.
Now look at that bite
Growing large; stealing my sight.

Crow cries:
“What bloody trouble!”
Dark congealing puddle
Blots the sky with gore
After the struggle twixt
Those three; what was it for?
Earth in the middle of the muddle.

Fox cries:
“Look up, stop the whine!”
When you peer twixt oak and pine,
See that shine, a smiling break
As a curving line splitting to grin.
The din of the dark turns to a laugh;
No crime, just a joke among the three.

Bear cries:
“Go back to sleep; it’s cold and deep!”
Winter Sun, Leo Moon,
Earth shadow reaps, and
For a moment everyone weeps. But
Then from sad to glad, shadow fades
Blood Moon cries her promise “I keep!”

 

 

 

©2019, Richard W. Bredeson, all rights reserved.

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ROSEMARY’S NEWS

August 1, 2015 Leave a comment

Happy Full Moon in Aquarius! And happy Sun in Leo!

Today’s NASA picture from the New Horizons Spacecraft is Pluto with “his” Full Moon, Charon.


Golden Days

Lammas is upon us.
Dog Star rises in the East,
Full Moon sets in the West.
Awaken now to Golden Days!

Harvest is upon us.
The fullness of summer
Yields ripeness to the scythe.
Awaken now to Golden Days!

Cross-quarter is upon us.
Solstice to Equinox half-way through.
Long days begin to yield at last.
Forget not now these Golden Days!

Autumn is fast upon us.
Falling leaves remind the time.
Cycles within cycles ticking past.
Forget not now these Golden Days!

©2015 Richard W. Bredeson. All rights reserved.

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Happy Birthday to me! And to Richard! And to Tristan!

This is a big weekend for celebrating Leo birthdays in our family. We will have our whole family together to celebrate in Maryland. Exciting times!

And the Full Moon was yesterday, Friday, July 31, 2015 at 6:42 am Eastern Daylight Time. This is a time when the Moon in the sign of Aquarius is directly opposite the Sun in Leo. This Sun brings up our personal creativity and the Moon couples that with the Aquarius energy of collaboration for the good of all humanity.

What can you create that benefits others? This time of creativity is to remind us that we are all One, not separate but interdependent members of this tribe called ‘humanity.’

When the Moon is Full it is reflecting the most Sunlight that it can. How can you shine your inner light more brightly into the outer world? Are you living your purpose, your mission, your gifts?

This is also the time to release what is holding you back from Living Your Richest Life™. Where are the blocks, the doubts, the fears keeping you from your joy? What are the possibilities that you cannot see because something is clouding your view?

Because it’s MY BIRTHDAY this weekend, I am making a special offer to you! If you would like to get some personal guidance about your purpose, your blocks, where your next step will take you, I would love to support you. Schedule a READING WITH ROSEMARY for only $150. My clients work with me for months to connect to the possibilities that they don’t know they don’t know so I don’t usually offer a one-time session. But my guidance is to offer this to the first 10 members of RosemarySpace who claim one of these readings. Are you ready to learn more about your next step? We’ll meet via videoconference (because I would love to see your smile!) or telephone and you will get a lot of valuable wisdom to help you to move forward in business, relationships, life. Here’s how to claim your reading today: Claim Link

The planets are lining up in the next few days to support you in reassessing where you are and what the possibilities are for your future. Are you willing to figure out the fears that hold you back and to take that leap forward that you have been waiting to take? Now is the time!

Once in a ‘Blue Moon’ you get this opportunity – this is the month with a Blue Moon and today is the day! (A Blue Moon happens when there is a second Full Moon in one calendar month. The first one in July happened on July 1.) The theme of this Blue Moon is ‘how the power of individual intention and the force of collective consciousness combine to create our reality’ – from The Mountain Astrologer. Get your intention lined up with your purpose so you can shine your Light in the world and create the reality you desire!

The Leo New Moon is coming on August 14 at 10:53 am Eastern Daylight Time. Get clear about your intentions before then by clearing what is in the way. You don’t want to carry any old energies with you into the generous energy of newness at the next New Moon!

Until then.

MONDAY’S POEM: Leo Sun

August 18, 2014 1 comment

I wrote today’s poem about three years ago under a Leo Sun. You probably know by now I was born in Leo, my wife, Rosemary is also a Leo (same birthday!). I have a brother, Jerry who is a Leo (also same birthday!). Our nephew is a Leo. Today is my sister-in-law’s birthday – making her a Leo. And, last and best, our new grandson, Tristan is a Leo! Wow, a lot to celebrate! And we still have a few more days with Sun in Leo to continue the celebration. My poem today is dedicated to ALL LEOs! Enjoy the Sun!

Leo Sun

Our newest Leo, Tristan

Our newest Leo, Tristan

Seek the light within;
This is where the fire burns.
It is a golden light,
A speck of the burning Sun.

Breathe in the golden beams;
Feed the inner fire.
The Lion Heart consumes
The flame; rejoice!

Bright August frames
This happy time
When inner shines so bright.
Rejoice, again rejoice! – before the night.

©2014 Richard W. Bredeson. All rights reserved.

New Moon in Leo I Ching Divination

July 28, 2014 Leave a comment

I love New Moons. And I love working with the I Ching around these times of new energy, new beginnings, fresh starts each month (or moonth!). And I especially like this New Moon: both Rosemary and I are Leos. If you too are a Leo I celebrate you! And if you are not I recommend making some Leo friends!

One of the reasons I love the I Ching is because it works! I think my example this month demonstrates this beautifully. Last month the accomplished Gua, the six-line symbol of yin and yang lines (open and closed) that we ended the month with was Union. (See that post.) Among other things that symbol referred to partnerships, marriages. And it is significant that Rosemary and I celebrated our 31st Anniversary just as the Sun was moving into Leo on July 22. And, yes, we did commit to additional years of marriage (I’m looking forward to another 31 years!).

And here is the interesting thing. The Gua I cast for the Leo New Moon is Heng which means Long Lasting! I picture the Gua here:Heng-Long Lasting-C

Master Alfred Huang, author of my main reference text, The Complete I Ching, says this about Long Lasting: “The union of husband and wife should not be short lived.” From the Cancer New Moon when we celebrated Union we continue on this Leo month with the “Long Lasting of that Union”! And the I Ching decision is:

Long lasting
Prosperous and smooth.

No fault.
Favorable to be steadfast and upright.
Favorable to have somewhere to go.

The beginning of the month looks good. And we are about to begin a trip to visit family and friends, and to attend a conference; a combination of a work and play trip. Long Lasting seems to favor this trip.

It is a good time to look at partnerships, especially long-term partnerships. Renew them; honor them; celebrate them! And take this Gua’s decision to heart.

Now, notice that there are two “9 lines” at the second and fourth positions. These are changing lines; in this case the 9s can shift to 6s, from yang lines to yin lines. Master Huang suggests reading the lower changing line to derive the accomplished Gua. This yields Xiao Guo which means Little Exceeding. It is pictured here:Xiao Guo-Little Exceeding

An initial reaction to this Gua may be a bit negative. There are several warning components in the text, but the main message is more cautionary than negative. Part of the Decision says:

A flying bird leaves a message:
Not appropriate to ascend
Appropriate to descend.

This means it is time to pause and assess. Now is a good time to take small steps and make small adjustments. Reflect. It is good to do this with the Leo sun. We are in harvest time now. The Celtic cross-quarter day of Lughnasadh or Lammas is celebrated in early August. It is time to both reap the rewards of hard work and take stock of the supplies moving toward fall and winter. Be prepared for the coming shift. Note the symbol of the flying bird and the warning to descend. We are moving toward the descent of the season. After Lammas begin to notice that the days are growing significantly shorter.

And here is the good news: the mutual Gua which contains the hidden meaning for Little Exceeding is Da Guo, Great Exceeding! In this month of Little Exceeding, we can prepare for something big on the horizon. The harvest will be sufficient. Be ready for this Great Exceeding by tending to details and making the necessary small adjustment now.

Are you ready for the harvest? Tend to the details and celebrate Lammas; note the changing light as we move toward Equinox; and enjoy the warm and inviting Leo Sun!

MONDAY’S POEM: Inner Life

July 21, 2014 Leave a comment

We are approaching the time of the Sun in Leo! If you are a Leo, as Rosemary and I are (same birthday: August 2) then you understand the exclamation point! If you aren’t a Leo find a Leo friend!

The Sun moves into Leo tomorrow, July 22; one characteristic of Leos is they know things like this, even if they aren’t into Astrology! (They also use a lot of exclamation points!) And, if you share the same birthday with someone close, like a spouse, then you tend to celebrate birthdays for much longer than a day!

The only point of all of this (besides announcing my birthday) is that I wrote this poem when the Sun was in Leo in 2011. Enjoy! And don’t be surprised to see more Leonine poems here over the next few weeks!

Inner Life

There is a secret to this
Inner Life:
It is reflected in the outer.

To find peace in the world
Still the heart,
Still the mind.

To find abundance in the world
Enrich the Inner,
Fill the heart
With Love.

To find wisdom in the world
Still the mind,
Fill the mind
From Source.

To find joy in the world
Reach inward
Fill the Heart-Mind
With radiance!

©2014 Richard W. Bredeson. All rights reserved.