Carnal apple, Woman filled, burning moon,
dark smell of seaweed, crush of mud and light,
what secret knowledge is clasped between your pillars?
What primal night does Man touch with his senses?
Ay, Love is a journey through waters and stars,
through suffocating air, sharp tempests of grain:
Love is a war of lightning,
and two bodies ruined by a single sweetness.
Kiss by kiss I cover your tiny infinity,
your margins, your rivers, your diminutive villages,
and a genital fire, transformed by delight,
slips through the narrow channels of blood
to precipitate a nocturnal carnation,
to be, and be nothing but light in the dark.
WINTER SOLSTICE 22.12.2011 05:30 UTC
Today: NEW MOON
13 days to full moon
28 days to new moon
Moon Day 1
A day for making plans and ‘symbolic beginnings’. Do not push forward too actively in a new direction while the Moon is still invisible in the sky. Instead, try to prioritise the activity which you know will be important for you during the coming month.
Sit down at the table and work out what needs to be done. Draw up a plan and take the very first step forward. There will be other days for everything else.
Next Full Moon Date: Thursday, November 10, 2011
Names Given to the Moon by Other Cultures:
Colonial American: Beaver Moon
Chinese: White Moon
American Indian (Cherokee): Trading Moon
American Indian (Choctaw): Sassafras Moon
American Indian (Dakotah Sioux): Moon When Horns Are Broken Off
Celtic: Dark Moon
English Medieval: Snow Moon
Neo Pagan: Tree Moon
Full Beaver Moon (November)
For both the colonists and the Algonquin tribes, this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. This full Moon was also called the Frost Moon.
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.