Did you know that today’s full moon happens at 11:02 am?
Also, do you know what Syzygy means?
Following what happens in nature helps me understand what happens within me.
You know I love celebrating nature and the change of season, and the next one will be the Winter Solstice in Margate on December 17th!
Today the full moon is during the day. I know it’s more challenging to see the moon in daylight as we lack the contrast we get at night, but if you look for it, you will find the moon this morning.
It may seem strange to think of a Full Moon occurring during daylight hours. This happens because the time when there is ‘officially’ a full moon refers to the exact moment when the Sun and Moon are aligned on opposite sides of the Earth. This moment is known as the ‘syzygy’ of the Sun-Earth-Moon system and can happen anytime, day or night.
Any celestial body in a gravitational system that appears nearly straight-line in configuration (such as the sun, moon, and Earth during a solar or lunar eclipse) is considered to be in Syzygy.
Syzygy comes from Greek, meaning’ conjunction, yoked together,’ so we could almost say it’s the same term as Yoga! Which means the union of body, mind and spirit.
Psychologist Carl Jung used the term Syzygy to symbolise the union of opposites, male and female.
If you don’t get to catch the moon this morning, don’t worry, it will still look full either on the night before or the evening and will remain in its splendour for a couple of days.
And you can try the video below to do a moon salutation!