Monday, March 21, 2011

Supermoon at the Spring Equinox!

 Supermoon 1  (not photoshopped)                                                                                B Upton
Supermoon 2                                                         B Upton   
Supermoon 3                                                                                           B Upton
 We just experienced a rare cosmological event called Supermoon. It  occurs about every 18 years when the moon's elliptical orbit comes closest to the earth (lunar perigee) at the time of a full moon. NASA said it would be a full moon "of rare size and beauty" and it did not disappoint! It was 14% bigger and 30% brighter than normal and had a mystical, magical vibe that I hope is transmitted by these photos.

Supermoon 4                                                                                                                 B Upton
Supermoon 5                                B Upton

"The moon above  reminds us that life is cyclical and that every crisis creates a new opportunity of equal intensity—all the challenges facing us today are providing the catalyst for a massive awakening on our planet. The moon also connects us to our intuitive knowing. It whispers to us to act upon the love and wisdom of our higher selves in this precious lifetime." 

So what may be the special message of a supermoon? To me, it is about remembering what we are most in need of now - the reassertion of the divine feminine to heal our hearts and the planet. The qualities of caring, compassion and respect are awakening within us now as we birth a new world based on love rather than fear. That it appeared on the Spring Equinox, the time of equal day and night (equinox means equal night) also points to the need for  a balance of the masculine and feminine within.

I hope these pictures will serve as a loving reminder of your own inner beauty, balance and divinity and the role you have to play in these times of transformation.
Cathedral of the Crooked Tree                                                              B Upton
Peaceful, moon blessings!


Badass Nature Girl said...

Lovely!!!! We didn't get to see it here where I am, what with all of the rain and clouds.

Barbara Upton said...

Thank you! 'twas a magical night!

Unknown said...

Stunning! I saw it. It was spectacular and I also love to see the moon's stunning radiance as a messenger to point out the uncertain nature of life and the need for trusting the inner voice.

Barbara Upton said...

It was so spectacular- it had to have a message for us :)