During a total solar eclipse, the first reemergence of sunlight is referred to as the diamond ring. It is more officially called third contact. It occurs to me now that, metaphysically speaking, this holds the greatest meaning of a solar eclipse. We all know that during an eclipse, something typically lit becomes darkened for a… Continue reading The Diamond Ring
October is such an interesting month. The first days can feel very much like lingering summer. Back in the old days, when I lived in New England, mid-October was decidedly autumn with leaves changing colors and falling to the ground. And in recent years, late October has looked an awful lot like mid-winter in some… Continue reading Murky Waters
First of all - I would like to wish a number of my friends a wonderful birthday. I think I have more friends born on 11/28 than any other day of the year. Interestingly, each has a sun that is opposite to mine by one or two degrees. As a Gemini (with Mercury in Gemini),… Continue reading Happy Birthday (everyone)!