Monday, January 24, 2011

My Moon

I have always thought a lot about the moon. I have long been watching her track across the sky. I watch her shape shifting from night to night. I don't know why, or shall I say didn't know why until very recently. It is the ruler of Cancer, under which astrological sign I was born.

(Morning moon in Delisle)

The description of the Cancer woman fits me exactly.
This is the most subjective position of the Moon. The Moon is "at home" in the sign of Cancer, as the Moon is the natural ruler of the sign.

Moon in Cancer natives have a large potential to be able to get in touch with the feelings and moods of others. Often, they are quite wrapped up in themselves. Their memories of the past are outstanding, especially for all things emotional. Moon in Cancer people are never detached—they cling to things, their home, and people they care for. They seek out security and familiarity in all they do. They look for peace and quiet. Their attachment to all that is safe means they are a little leery of change.

These peace-loving souls dislike superficiality in all of its forms. They are devoted and accommodating. The insecure ones accumulate things in an attempt to feel secure. (This is not me. I am a purger, not an accumulator.)

Because of their strong attachment to, and memory of, the past, others may complain that Moon in Cancer natives tend to whip a dead horse. They may dwell on hurts long after everyone else has moved on. When they feel they have been taken for granted (which may be often!), they don't always confront others directly. This is when they can use roundabout ways to get your attention. In fact, these natives, when they are insecure, can become quite manipulative. They can also be victims of habit.

I would like to be able to photograph the moon well. I'd even like to paint it one day. But for now, I'll just watch her and let her fullness reflect into my room when I sleep.

 (Evening moon in Delisle)

PS  Tara, please help me with your expertise.


Anonymous said...

That picture of the moon at the end is beautiful!

Tara said...

Your last shot of the moon is GORGEOUS!! The clouds wafting over the moon's face lends so much to the mood of the photograph.

If it's help with photographing the moon you were alluding to - you are already very accomplished!!

{My only tip when using a camera in very low lights is to use a tripod or in some way stabilize your camera to avoid blur.}

Dawn said...

You do photograph the moon well! That last photo is stunning.