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 colonized 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.
Image: William Degouve de Nuncques