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Monday, June 05, 2006


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Decades back, a boss of mine pointed out to me that I was predictably different during the various moon phases. As I checked my mood fluctuations against the calendar I saw clearly that my lowest mood came just before the full moon, i.e. the gibbous phase, and lifted on the first day of the full moon. I have noted, though, that over the years the better my life situation and my physical health are, the less my mood dips under this phase. I was born under a gibbous moon and have since read that we are often very affected in some way by the moon phase we were born under.

At one time, the moon card haunted almost all of my Tarot readings. Prompting me in later years to base an entire Tarot workshop on the imagery in the Rider/Waite/Smith Moon card.

The moon has also presented as an image in my poems from my earliest writing years – before I was ever aware of my moon/mood connection – and still does occasionally, as in the poem below:

Blame It On The Moon

Should I wax caustic,
brandishing my pen
like a sickle,
blame it on the Moon.

Should I wield my self-pity
like a bludgeon,
blame it on the Moon as well.

And should I howl with rage
at the bite of love’s silver bullet,
blame it also on the Moon,

this gravid light
whose subtle passage
tugs at the ragged edges
of my reason.

Later, later, will I cry
over lost wildness
and disappear into violet dreams,
sighing softly.

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P.S. This poem was prompted by a particularly deep dip in my mood during a gibbous moon.

‘til next time, keep dreaming,


[aka: Patricia Kelly]

****If you wish to copy or use any of my writing or poems, please email me for permission (under “View my complete profile”)****My other blog: ROSWILA’S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL.


At 12:26 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patricia, this is an excellent poem! I'm saving it...


At 1:19 PM , Blogger Roswila said...

Oino, thanks so much. It's nice to hear that misery does actually sometimes appreciate company. LOL!


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