Every Christmas, my sister gives my family an EarthSky moon phase calendar, so we can see at a glance where the moon is in its monthly journey.
Because the moon has been a fixture in our sky since time immemorial, its mythology abounds. Though the moon is often thought of as female, to balance the male energy of the sun, many cultures see a man in the moon.
In China, the jade rabbit is the companion of the moon goddess, and, according to legend, can be observed on August 15 every year. I'm glad to have learned this, because that date is also my birthday. I will try remember to look for the rabbit this year!
For a bonus M, pop over to my other blog for a quick post about a recent Monet exhibit.
|April's Super Pink Moon as seen from my back porch|