Saturday, April 20, 2013

Moon Phases North Fife

Waxing Gibbous 9th Day Moon

The Moon last night above North Fife it exerts a huge influence on our world, daily changing, on the seas, plant-life, germination, insects, fishes, animals, us, in fact just about everything.
The Moon is the only natural satellite of the Earth and the fifth largest satellite in the Solar System. It is the largest natural satellite of a planet in the Solar System relative to the size of its primary, having 27% the diameter and 60% the density of Earth, resulting in 1⁄81 its mass. The Moon is the second densest satellite after Io, a satellite of Jupiter.

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. (Oct. 27, 2004) - The moon turns red and orange during a total lunar eclipse. With the Earth passing between the sun and the moon, the only light hitting the full moon was from the home planet's sunrises and sunsets, resulting in the orange and red hue.

World religions have in their calendars Moon Days of various phases. Notably full and New. In Astrology phases of the moon are beginning to be more recognised as influencing factors. I was enlightened myself in the early 70s by this book:-

 Phases of the Moon: A Guide to Evolving Human Nature [Paperback]The primary author of this classic astrology text was Dorothy Wirgin, whose name is listed third on the second page of this book. Wirgin was teaching psychology at the U of Colorado in the late 1960's and developed the overall idea of 'Phases' with Marilyn Busteed, an astrology student of hers. Richard Tiffany was a writer who helped put this rather complex subject together in good form. I first met Wirgin and Busteed at an AFA workshop on their book in the early 1980's. Their book has always had a fairly low readership, as have others on the same subject, such as Martin Goldsmith's 'Moon Phases', which uses a similar mathematical division of the moon phases.
The original inspiration for most astrology texts on this subject is 'A Vision' by the great Irish poet and statesman, W.B. Yeats. Although Yeats method of determining one's personal moon phase is unknown ( most likely he used automatic writing or some form of divination), the method found in this book for determining a moon phase based on one's natal chart works well. The delineations of each of the 28 phases is excellent, with added depth from Dorothy Wirgin's psychological insight.
Yeats claimed that the phase of the moon that one was born into had a great influence on ones' life, and that they indicated the sort of incarnation that one was living. This book is a wonderful addition to any astrological library, and can add great depth of understanding to any natal chart interpretation. Only one word of caution; this is 'graduate-level' astrology, and may take some perseverance from those who are unused to astrological convention.
 Well worth the study and can still be bought on Amazon, second hand priced very reasonably.

You can Buy here. Phases of the Moon: A Guide to Evolving Human Nature

The original  inspiration was derived from :-


The System of W. B. Yeats’s A Vision

 Edmund Dulac’s woodcut of the Wheel of the 28 Phases of the Moon (1937 version; A Vision B 66) 



The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume XIII: A Vision is part of a fourteen-volume series under the general editorship of eminent Yeats scholar George Bornstein and formerly the late Richard J. Finneran and George Mills Harper. One of the strangest works of literary modernism, A Vision is Yeats's greatest occult work.


You can look inside and buy here. The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats: A Vision: The Original 1925 Version: 13

The above phase of the Moon is the one at my time of birth

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Walsall West Midlands

Travellers Walsall. West Midlands, happy to be photographed with their van. They had a difficult time ostracised by main stream society yet happy in spite of. I wished them well then and still do so.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

North Fife April 9th

At last the snow has gone due to a shift in the wind, South Westerlies bringing warmer Atlantic air. I imagine that in a few weeks accelerated growth of vegetation will show itself. All the farms are busy ploughing and drilling seed crops, much later than usual but hopefully all will catch up. Climate change, each year is never the same, the last 12 months have been extreme on a global scale. We are all affected one way or another.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

North Fife April 8th 2013

East & West Lomond April 8th.

East Lomond April 8th, snow capped just like much of the Highlands this year, it's April for goodness sake and yet winter prevails. Further East sits Falkland with its Palace and estate which is the venue to the Big Tent Festival.

West Lomond, to the West sits Loch Leven on which there is a tiny island where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned. Boat trips can be taken to the very spot where one can wander and muse on the historical facts.

Later same day at Newburgh, heavy intermittent clouds over the river Tay.

Lowish water exposing the sandbanks by Mugdrum Island.

I just love the clouds too catching the sun from the west.

The Steeple Newburgh North Fife

The Steeple Newburgh North Fife, rises above the town, once the Town Hall and Corn Exchange now houses Wasp studios, residential flat, project space for use by the community. I hire one of the studios to process videos, photographs and print archive quality giclee prints. In fact any photographs found on this blog can be reproduced any size up to A2+.

Same day, April 4th down by the riverside, low water, stranding the boats and exposing the rich mud of the River Tay.