Category: galaxy

faronmckenzie:

For a star to be born, there is one thing that must happen: a gaseous nebula must collapse. So collapse. Crumble. This is not your destruction. This is your birth.

faronmckenzie:

For a star to be born, there is one thing that must happen: a gaseous nebula must collapse. So collapse. Crumble. This is not your destruction. This is your birth.

For a star to be born, there is one thing that must happen: a gaseous nebula must collapse. So collapse. Crumble. This is not your destruction. This is your birth.

YUGEN

an awareness of the universe that triggers emotional responses too deep and mysterious for words.”

Yugen is a compound word, each part, yu and gen, meaning “cloudy impenetrability,” and the combination meaning “obscurity,” “unknowability,” “mystery,” “beyond intellectual calculability,” but not “utter darkness.” An object so designated is not subject to dialectical analysis or to a clear-cut definition. It is not at all presentable to our sense-intellect as this or that, but this does not mean that the object is altogether beyond the reach of human experience. In fact, it is experienced by us, and yet we cannot take it out into the broad daylight of objective publicity. It is something we feel within ourselves, and yet it is an object about which we can talk, it is an object of mutual communication only among those who have the feeling of it. It is hidden behind the clouds, but not entirely out of sight, for we feel its presence, its secret message being transmitted through the darkness however impenetrable to the intellect. The feeling is all in all. Cloudiness or obscurity or indefinability is indeed characteristic of the feeling. But it would be a great mistake if we took this cloudiness for something experientially valueless or devoid of significance to our daily life. We must remember that Reality or the source of all things is to the human understanding an unknown quantity, but that we can feel it in a most concrete way.

Words by Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki, in Zen and Japanese Culture

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New Moon

When the moon is invisible, it signals that all has been cleared, and it’s time to have a new beginning. It’s thought of as a good time to gather ideas, thoughts and plan ahead for the coming month or so.

Waxing Crescent Moon

Think about this time as planting a seed. The new moon gave you a chance to think about what it is that you want to accomplish, but the waxing crescent asks us to make it known, and develop our willpower to push it into fruition.

Waxing Quarter Moon

When the moon looks as if its cut in half, it signals that action is ready to be taken. If we discover any obstacles that block our path, we must be steadfast and overcome them.

Waxing Gibbous Moon

The waxing gibbous moon is there when we are close to our goals, but we need to assess their viability. Perhaps your original desire is not possible at this time, but a different version of it is.

Full Moon

The full moon is also known as the harvest moon, and as the name suggests, it is a time to receive the gifts of your past intentions, and even of your current one – if you’re lucky. From this period, the moon will go from waxing to waning, signaling our journey to look inward instead of out. If you’re looking for a tarot spread, we have a small sneak peek of one that is available on one of our apps.

Waning Gibbous Moon

While your actions and their reactions are still clear in your memory, it’s a good time to reflect. This stage, like its waxing mirror, is also one for refining, but this time, instead of looking at events, and what you can do, think about how you feel. Again, the waning period is all about looking internally.

Waning Quarter Moon

After thinking carefully about your internal compass in the last phase, now it is time to release and let go of those habits and thought processes that hold you back. Forgive yourself and cleanse in preparation fro the next phase.

Waning Crescent Moon

This is a time for recuperation. To be fully open to the next cycle, one must completely be relieved from this one.