12 posts tagged New Moon
ELUSIVE EVE of NEW MOON
by: Dark Moon
Elusive eve of New Moon power,
free thee from thy darkest hour.
Banish that which binds thee so,
set thee free and let thee go.
The harm is done no need to stay,
on this night negativity pushed away.
Remove the old and start anew,
elusive moon I send thy bidding up to you.
“Surrounded by sand, shells & sea the New Moon guides my way.
Worries cast into the tides for the mermaids to carry away.” -Kelly
Lyrid Meteor Shower to Grace Dark April Skies !!
“Skywatchers are in for a treat in late April: An annual meteor shower will peak when the moon’s absence leaves the night sky dark and great for viewing.
The Lyrid meteor shower peaks overnight from April 21 to April 22, with the best observing coming between midnight and dawn on the 22nd local time, experts say. The moon will be new at this time, so the Lyrids’ bright flashes won’t be drowned out by the glare of Earth’s nearest neighbor.
The Lyrids will be visible all over the world. NASA officials estimate a maximum meteor rate of about 15 per hour, but the number could be higher or lower than this. The Lyrids are quite unpredictable, with maximum rates ranging from 10 to 100 meteors per hour over the years.
Meteor showers are generated when Earth plows through streams of debris shed by periodic comets on their path around the sun. The chunks of debris die a fiery death in our planet’s atmosphere, leaving bright streaks in the sky to commemorate their passing.
The debris trails that spawn the Lyrids were sloughed by a comet known as C/1861 G1 Thatcher. The Lyrids, so named because they appear to originate from the constellation Lyra (The Lyre), have been observed in the night sky during mid-April for at least 2,500 years, NASA scientists say.
In case cloudy skies hinder your viewing opportunities on the night of April 21 — or if you just want to augment your skywatching experience — NASA will host a live chat with meteor experts from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. EDT (0400 to 0900 GMT).
Meteor experts Bill Cooke, Danielle Moser and Rhiannon Blaauw, all of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will stay up late to answer your questions, and a live feed from NASA meteor cameras will show the Lyrid shower as it happens. To participate in the chat and watch the streaming video, go to this site at the appropriate time:http://www.nasa.gov/connect/chat/lyrids2012_chat.html
About the Picture : Astronomers Mark and Denise Gibbons watch as meteors from the Perseid meteor shower streak through the sky at 2.00am over Stroud, Gloucestershire.”Source: Milky way scientists
New Moon Blessings!
I have decided to call upon Durga under this powerful New Moon in Pisces to help me to stay strong and to eliminate fear from my life.
“Durga is a powerful Hindu Mother Goddess that protects mankind from malevolent forces such as selfishness, hatred, anger, ego, prejudice & cruelty.
You can also call upon Durga to assist you in magick performed on the Dark Moon. In particular, when binding or banishing to swiftly remove unwanted influences from your life. You can upon Durga to help kick a bad habit, break an addiction or if you need extra strength & motivation to help you finish a project.
Durga’s powerful feminine energy will quickly manifest your intentions, therefore it is important your intent is clearly stated whenever you call upon her to aid you in your magick!”
For more information about working with Durga, check out the rest of what I’ve written here: http://goo.gl/F78g9
Peace, Love & Magick
Photo by Kelly @Dark Moon Tarot
New Moon with Venus to the left of her over Derby Wharf in Salem, MA.
Photo by Kris @Dark Moon Tarot