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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | December 21st, 2010

Eclipsed Moon

Today’s full moon and yesterday’s lunar eclipse are all the more significant because it is also the winter solstice, the day that marks the longest night of the year, as the earth is at its furthest point from the sun. The alignment of these three events all on the same date is very rare, so there is a particular sense of fullness and richness today. This day is also a turning point, a reversal of the gradual lengthening of nights and shortening of days, as the earth slowly moves back toward the sun.

When you see the cool glow of the full moon tonight, remember that what you see is actually the reflection of the sun’s light on the moon. And last night, despite it’s fullness the moon passed behind the earth and could not be seen for a few moments.

In much the same way, we always live in a state of fullness, however, at times things move around us and prevent us from seeing what is there. As the earth blocks our vision of a full moon, we often block ourselves from seeing the full possibilities of life. I urge you, therefore, to take this opportunity to ask yourself if you need to get out of your own way and look at something in a new light. Indeed, I would suggest you look beyond.

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