Tuesday, December 21, 2010

This New Sun, This New Moon

Today we wake to Solstice
borrowed by others
but singular in how it stands
an important event for how the universe is ordered with it as an ingredient;
like leavening,
earth was held for a gentle moment
between Moon and her Lover Sun
they cradled earth
all of earth
who in truth
is male and female
cast Sun light upon the body of Moon
because cradles of life contain both dynamics in profusion
but Sun and Moon play different roles cosmically
with coincidences so strange as to defy our imagining;
the sun is directly proportional in size as it is in distance to the moon
making Her seem the same size as Him to Us on earth.
This coincidence is so amazing it is beyond astronomical in coincidence.
This makes eclipses what they are; if the sun were closer there would be a brilliant ring
or if further, Moon would blot out her lover entirely
but she does not.
She is perfectly the right size for him.
His umbra discharges all around earth
as she shows a bit of his radiance to us here
on earth
but with the glow of earth added.
And likewise,
the earth allows a bit of His radiance to ooze through its atmosphere
so that Moon is bathed in an earth sunset of sorts
so she glows orange and red.
The color of prophesied for the End Times:
"And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams."

So rare, the last event like this, timed as it was was over 400 years ago.

This is a marking of time, a cosmic clock,
we do not need any other calendar, it was given in this simple way to us,
the cosmos marking our time here
as we feel ourselves slip and shift as the world slips and shifts into a new world.
From here we move forward into something new
with this New Sun, this New Moon.

Blessings be upon all who pass this way
considering for a moment what these larger cosmic events might mean
in their lives
as we move cyclically
round and round
as seemingly smaller events build upon still larger ones
some which we do not see save every 65,000 years
but some are longer still
as our world is like this
as we are like this
as creation reflects deep inside of us
and we into it.

So Merry Solstice!
The Triad rose and greeted each other
as they swung through the boundless realm of heaven
and finished,
moved off into new configurations
as we look eagerly to the return of the Sun and new moons to mark his passage
on Earth.

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