Saturday, March 03, 2007

What sign are you?

Wrong question! Astrology is fun, but to take it serious, or to think you can understand me better by somehow relating my birthday to the percieved positions star were in billions of years ago, just doesn't make any sense to me.

But, if you ask me, "Did you know there is a lunar eclipse tonight?" (tonight is the full moon--and it is visible at moon rise--on the north american eastern seaboard)

Or if you ask me, "Did you see Venus last night?" (Venus has been evening star for all of the month of February, and continues to so in March) then you are mine kind of people. Astronomy is so much more interesting than astrology!

I had fun showing some kids Venus last night --it's so bright it is easily seen at the beginning of twilight, or dusk, or what ever you call that inbetween time, when the sun is so low on the horizon, that you don't know if it has official set, or just being hidden by a ranch house or rise in the road, or some modest height trees that are blocking the view! (in NYC and area, that was 5:45 PM or last night.) At that hour, the moon was already rising in the east (escaping the snares of tree branches, and together, Allanah and I (and said out loud:)

The Moon's the North Wind's cooky.
He bites it, day by day
Until there's but a rim of scraps,
That crumble all away.
The South Wind is a baker.
She kneads clouds in her den,
And bakes a crisp new moon
that ... greedyNorth ... Wind... eats ... again !
by Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931)
and that is my bit of lunacy for the day!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

On the other hand... just ask any bond trader about Mercury retrograde...!