Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Culebra Moon From a Boat

Some days, when errands and chores are half done (which is a pretty good score around here, especially on a holiday) you just have to succumb to a daytime moon. And what better place to bless the moon blessing me than from a boat, where whiling away part of an afternoon is pretty easy to do. Much easier than trying to complete an entire errand...

 The official full moon is tomorrow...a little January moon lore for you, and a story to go with it.

Full Wolf Moon – January Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages. Thus, the name for January’s full Moon. Sometimes it was also referred to as the Old Moon, or the Moon After Yule.
One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on  inside people.

He said, "My son, the battle is between two "wolves" inside us all.
One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence,  empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."

The grand son thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: "Which wolf wins?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."
So if you are feeling a little howly, and I am, you know why. Depending on your physical location, apply howling rules of etiquette, as always.

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