D is for Dianthus, commonly known as the flower Pink.
Which is doubly perfect because we not only get to celebrate the flower, but also the fact that today’s full moon is known as the Full Pink Moon. I think Fool would approve of such merriment.
While I like imagining the moon slipping on a lovely pink gown during this lunation, alas she doesn’t actually turn pink. The reference is to the appearance at this time of year of moss pink or wild ground phlox.
There’s also the total lunar eclipse to celebrate as well, which happened here in Chicago earlier this morning and was only observable as a partial eclipse before the moon set. But observable or not, we have eclipse energies to steep in.
Very often when I look at the moon, I think about how others all over the world are looking at the moon with me. I find that so extraordinarily powerful – it feels like such a reminder to me of our connection no matter what our separations might be.
I also think of all those in the past who moon gazed and always end up thinking of the poets who let the moon pull words from their souls. Isn’t the moon a perfect inspiration to write haiku?
welcome full pink moon
awaken Spring flowering
stir my heart into joy
So what about you? What stirs your heart? What do you imagine when you look at the moon? Feeling the energies of the eclipse? Tempted to wear pink in solidarity with the moon? Do tell – you know I love to hear.
Delighted to receive your post Deborah thank you! I just popped out to check on my dianthus- they’re deep pink, I don’t know what colour to say they are. Bordering on purple maybe.
I’m very excited about the Pink Moon eclipse for this evening. I think it’s also called a Blood Red Moon and portends a shift in energies. Today is clouded over, though I hope it clears later. Last night the moon was wonderful with a glowing halo around it. I took photos.
Yes I spend a lot of time moon and star gazing … I like your thoughts about connection with others no matter the separation.
On this side of the world we’re deepening into Autumn.
Thank you again.
Oh how lovely that you have dianthus. I hope your eclipse viewing goes well, and how fabulous you got halo moon photos – magical!
thanks for explaining the Pink Moon – I’d never heard of it until this year and suddenly I saw references everywhere! Thanks for the post – we didn’t get a view of the eclipse down South!
Pink moon is such a fabulous name and image isn’t it? Sorry you weren’t able to see the eclipse – we only had a brief window before moonset. But seen or not, the energies are felt.
Like I said before, I’m learning something new every day. Today is a pink moon 🙂 I love moon, I am a moon child (yep, I’m a Cancer) and I’m stitching all pink in the last few days. I’m working on my Strawberry Pirate, Alicia (she is on my right side bar of my blog).
Evalina, This and that…
Happy Pink Moon Evalina! I’m a moonchild too. How fun you’re stitching a pink pirate. It’ll be fun to see it when you’ve completed.
Deborah it’s Sunday early morning here in Australia. I came out on my balcony on purpose to see the full moon and coincidentally I happen to read your lovely post on the moon. Ahhhhh! What a wonderful feeling? You’re right no matter how far apart we are from each other but we’re all looking at the same moon and sun.
The moon gives me a feeling of freshness and reminds me that just it has some dark spots over it, we humans have those spots too and we need to be hard on ourselves and be perfect. We just need to accept ourselves the way we are.
You know what gives me inspiration and stirs my heart? It’s this time of the morning where the moon is about fade and the sun rising from behind the trees I see from my balcony. Oh what a sight! Love it<3
Thank you so much for this Deb:)
That “between” time is very magical indeed isn’t it?! Wishing you many wondrous times of moon viewing.
The dianthus is pretty! I really like pink flowers. I know we need the night and the dark, but I’m much more into sunlight than moonlight.
I like pink flowers too. And luckily there’s sun and moonlight – so we all get a daily dose of our favorite. Thanks for stopping by Danielle – I appreciate it.
What a DELIGHTFUL post and I learned something new- pink moon!!!! (as usual when I visit you here)
I am going to step outside right now and think of those from the past and how they may have looked at moon yearning for certain surprises.
Oh what a beautiful intention Elda. Moon gazing is such delightful thing to do.