My Fortune cookie reads:
A shooting star tonight will bring you good luck tomorrow.
Tomorrow the moon is full again. So many practices have been created around celestial comings and goings, bringing the night sky to life, illuminating the human civilization. Once upon a time, as a part of "life hood," we were taught to study the stars. It was an element of survival passed down to us by our elders. We collected information from other cultures and traditions in order to know the spirit of water, stones, plants, trees, animals and insects, male, female and even how to rest. Many of us have forgotten how these celestial events influence the tides, the planting seasons and women's cycles. We have forgotten that they influence us physically.
There are few things that are literally as universal as the day sky and the night sky. We are star people. The remnants of that star dust is evidenced in our bodies, specifically our blood. The mineral levels that doctors check in our bloodwork, such as calcium, got there because ancient, exploding stars jetisoned massive amounts of star splatter out into the universes. And the creator's hand used these elements to form life. Every moment, every movement of our Earth spinning on its big axis as we look out to the stars, shows us a map. A map provided by our distant relatives who are guiding us back to our home.
We are stardust, we are
golden, we are billion year old carbon,
And we got to get ourselves back to
- Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young