Thursday, September 3, 2009




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
the garden.

- Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

20 comments:

Candie Bracci said...

Beautiful post Ronda!Yes we are star people!
Tomorrow is a full moon in Pisces apparently!Have a nice day :)

Brian Miller said...

love the lines at the end...enchanting...we are star people just trying to find our way home...

Colette Amelia said...

cool! super cool!

Hope the new job is going well.

Ronda Laveen said...

Hi Candie: Yes, I think you are right about the moon being in Pisces. Soon another Mercury retrograde is upon us. I've not yet fixed all the stuff from the last one but it is probably time to revisit those unfinished pieces.

Brian: I had written this post just before I read the piece you wrote about naming a star for your wife.

Colette: The new job is going very well. Nice to hear from you.

Baino said...

Nice to think we're all celestial beings under the skin. Not another Mercury retrograde! I've been told not to sign anything until after 18th September, maybe that's when my job will materialise!

Ronda Laveen said...

Baino: Yes, another Mercury retrograde and it is wise to be cautious with contracts and purchases during this time. So many miscommunications can occur. Hope that is so with your job.

otin said...

My fortune cookie said,"Don't look at the eclipse, stupid, it will blind you"! hehe.

I may be wrong, but I think that Joni Mitchell originally did that song.
I know that the CSN version was better though!

Ronda Laveen said...

Otin: You are so right about Joni Mitchell. I believe the story goes: she was scheduled to sing at Woodstock but her managers didn't think she would make a television appearance she had scheduled. So the pulled her. She wrote it in her hotel room. That is the best of my recollection anyway but I am getting older every minute.

Ronda Laveen said...

That should read: "they pulled her."

otin said...

It makes me happy to know useless trivia! LMAO!!!

Tom said...

i love a full moon...oh you know what i mean!

Reya Mellicker said...

I saw so many stars at Tahoe last week. I saw the Milky Way three nights in a row. And like people the world over throughout time, I was inspired by the sight.

It breaks my heart to think about urban kids who have never seen the stars. What a terrible thing!

As for this full moon, well, it was bizarre here in DC. Really bizarre.

Ronda Laveen said...

Otin: LMAOAY

Tom: Oh, I do know what you mean!

Reya: It is so easy to see the stars in Tahoe. Not a lot of lights to diffuse and you are so high up, it's like you could just reach up and pluck them down. It feels like a birthright to be able to see the stars. How bicarre was the full moon in DC?

lettuce said...

i'm now going to HAVE to download that for my ipod

what a great post

Christina said...

Wow, I've never looked at calcium that way! I love it! Very, very inspiring post.

Ronda Laveen said...

Lettuce: I know what you mean. I wrote that post 5 days ago and even this morning, I noticed that I was still singing it in my head. An I pod would probably sound much better.

Christina: It still blows my mind and I think about it often when I look up at the stars. We are so much more than flesh and blood.

Dorraine said...

Love your posts, Ronda. I'm so glad I discovered you and the blog. You should know I nominated you for the Kreative Blogger Award.

Congratulations! Please pick up your sweets at Free Ice Cream.

Ronda Laveen said...

Dorraine: Thank you so much. I am honored.

Megan said...

The moon here has been big and scary on rising lately, due to all the smoke in the air. I wish I could get a good picture of it.

Ronda Laveen said...

Megan: I wish you could get a picture of that moon too! When the fires are going, the colors are so amazingly beautiful and unnatural.