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.