Now that the Moon is near Full, sextiling Uranus and close to the destiny-reeking North Node, there is a higher-than-usual chance of sudden breakthroughs, emo insights re the past-present-future continuum & releases. Totally have a big pad by your bed to note down the ideas/dreams upon awakening.
The novelist Jeanette Winterson has got this gorgeous essay about the Moon;
“…In 1955 Walt Disney showed a private screening of his new film Man and the Moon to President Eisenhower and his generals at the Pentagon. Three months later the USA announced that they would be sending a satellite into space….
…The earliest written moon story is by Lucian, the Greek, in the second century AD, where he describes the moon, not as a barren rock, but as ‘a great country in the air, like to a shining island.’ Thomas Moore had this text in mind when he wrote his philosophical tract, Utopia, in 1515 – ‘the island of Utopia is shaped like a new moon…’
Most writers thought of the moon as colonised by a race morally superior to our own. When Cyrano de Bergerac – he of the long nose and passion for Roxanne – went to the moon in 1656, he found that Adam and Eve and St John the Evangelist had set up camp there. Daniel Defoe, author of Robinson Crusoe, wrote a political novel, The Consolidator, in 1705, in which it is possible to travel from China to the moon, where his hero learns lessons in good government….”
The rest is here.