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Moon: A Faithful Witness in the Sky . Astronomers are perplexed
by the missing mass of the galaxies, the missing neutrinos of the sun, and the missing mechanisms for formation of stars and
planets. One is reminded of the prophet Jeremiah's counsel that the creation itself is in the end unfathomable: the heavens
can never be fully measured, nor the foundations of the earth searched out (Jeremiah 31:37). Only the special revelation of God through His Son and His Word provides final answers
in matters of origins. God was, after all, the only One there!
Lord knew that men would attempt to account for the moon by natural evolutionary mechanisms.
Thus there are forty lunar references in Scripture, many of which declare the moon's supernatural origin and beneficial design.
The moon is compared with the Lord's covenant with David:
shall be established forever like the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven (Psalm
The moon above serves as a constant
reminder of God's faithfulness and of the creation event.In spite of everything that we have learned during the last few years,
we still cannot decide between these three (lunar origin) theories. We still need more data and perhaps some new theories
before the origin of the Moon is settled to everyone's satisfaction. The moon does provide the earth with adequate
night illumination. In contrast with the sun, it is a gentle, passive ruler of the night sky.
Of course the moon's large size is essential for it to provide significant reflected light on the earth. If its mass were
reduced by 99% to make an "average size" solar system moon, then the evening light received on earth would be severely
decreased by twenty times its present amount.
The Book of Genesis
states: "And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night ...
" (Genesis 1:16). The Hebrew term translated light (or) in this passage is flexible enough to include
light reflectors such as the moon and the planets. The fact that the moon, which is a reflector, and the sun, which is far
from being the largest star, are named "two great lights" is perfectly consistent with the language of appearance
which is used throughout the Bible.
history the moon's cycle of phases has provided man with an accurate time record. During Old Testament times the
nation of Israel based their calendar month on the moon. They celebrated the first appearance of the waxing crescent moon
with a festival of reconsecration to God.4 The 29.5 day lunar calendar is still in use by the Islamic
world, and even today we base the date of Easter on the moon's phase.
The combination of size and distance of the moon from the earth results in the special situation that
the 0.5° angular size of the sun and moon as seen from earth are the same. The moon is 400 times smaller than the sun
but it is likewise 400 times closer to the earth. Because of this purposeful situation the moon is able to occasionally eclipse
the sun exactly, providing a precise time record. Computer studies furthermore show that this perfect eclipse condition is
unique among all the known moons of the solar system.5 The significance of eclipse data for Biblical studies is
great, for it provides confirmation that the chronological systems employed by Old Testament scribes were perfectly accurate.
tides provide a final example of the moon's orderly motion around the earth. Earth tides are caused primarily by the gravitational
attraction of the moon. These tides have inestimable value in prospering ocean life, cleansing shorelines, and even providing
a potential non-polluting energy source.6 These tidal efforts vary as the inverse distance cubed between the earth-moon
system. Thus if the moon were just 30% closer to or further from the earth, the tidal effects on earth would be respectively
doubled or halved. Either alternative would greatly upset our way of life. As is always the case, any proposed readjustment
of the physical creation leads to degeneration.
The moon's orbit is stable. It is in no danger of burning up in the earth's atmosphere,
as for instance the artificial satellite Skylab. The moon is a safe twenty earth diameters away and yet is large enough to
be seen clearly. Actually the earth-moon separation is slowly increasing. Tidal drag is decreasing the earth's rotation
rate and days are becoming longer. Meanwhile the moon is spiraling outward from the earth as it gains the earth's lost angular
momentum. However the very small changes involved reveal the actual long-term stability of the system. Eclipse records show
that the earth rotation period of 24 hours has decreased by only 0.075 seconds in the past 3000 years! Simultaneously the
moon is leaving the earth at the rate of 5.8 centimeters/year, or only 174 meters in 3000 years!
When I consider
thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
The moon holds many secrets that most people
are unaware of. I will just mention one of it's purpose's. During the full moon blood flows much faster than any other time
during the month. In today's society menstruation is perceived as something shameful
and disgusting. It is a taboo. People do not feel comfortable talking about it. There are many factors that contribute to
the negative feelings accumulated around the period. The most poignant is the fact that people have been separated from everything
that is basic and primal, they have been cut away from nature. Most men fear the process
of menstruation, as it is so alien and unknown. Most women perceive it as a necessary nuisance, and try to bear their suffering,
isolated and alone. Women have given up one of the most powerful tools they are equipped
with, their sacred power. Menstruation has been seen as a curse for hundreds of years but in reality, it is the greatest blessing
and should be treated as such.
Women, during their 'red days', have an access to the depths of their souls. If they were
allowed to spend time undisturbed, listening to what their hearts have to tell them, they could learn a lot about their lives
and human existence in general. The period gives an opportunity to be painfully honest with themselves. Some of the people,
such as Tibetan lamas and Celts, believed that women during those days have mediumistic abilities; they are able to enter
the spirit world, and talk to their ancestors. The smell of it is supposed to draw the spirits. The blood has always been
seen as the biggest offering. Men all over the world have practiced the blood sacrifice ritual. Women offer blood naturally
In the societies, such as Native American, where
blood and menstruation was held as sacred, each time when a girl got her fist period a big ceremony was prepared for her.
It was a symbolic passage from childhood to adulthood. Every culture had their own way of performing the ritual but each of
them celebrated that time in one way or the other. In was an event in which the whole village was participating. It was a
holy time. At first usually a girl was secluded for a few days. She was facing her own demons in solitude. Then, an older,
post-menopausal woman was chosen to lead a girl through her Ceremony of Passage. Her role was to tell a girl some initiating
stories and teach her a little bit about a woman's role in a society. All women in the village contributed in some way to
that ceremony. Each of them offered a gift. It could be a piece of jewelry, a story or a song. From the day of the first menstruation
a girl was a woman, mature enough to decide about her life and take on all responsibilities of a woman. She was ready to start
her own family and have children. She was a giver of life.
There is no shame in menstruation but a beautiful
celebration of life. A girl's first blood is seen as a blessing, and a powerful transition
time. During those few days a woman can gain strength and confidence that will stay with her for the rest of her life. The
reaction of the parents and people around towards the first menstruation usually shapes the attitude for the rest of the woman's
life. If the reaction is one of shame and guilt, which is usually the case in a dominant society, it is probable that a woman
will not be happy with her body. It is extremely difficult to erase and transform it into something positive. Women should
dive deep into the wisdom and rituals of the aboriginal societies because they knew that the menstruation was a natural and
beautiful part of the Great Circle of Life.
The bleeding time,
as a part of life, is strongly tied to the moon. The fluids in a human body, like all water on the earth, move along with
the moon. They are conducted by it, like a big orchestra. The moon and blood wax and wane in unison. In the past, when people
lived in accordance with the world around them, they were aware of this connection. There was no artificial light, the moon
was the only giver of light at night, and as a result women's cycles were coordinated by the moon.
time for a healthy woman to bleed is during the dark phase of the moon. Today it is not so defined as there are many factors
that distract the natural cycle. The artificial light, the food with hormones, and various pills interfere with the balance.
As a result sometimes a woman bleeds even during the full moon, which can be, if used properly, a very powerful time, too.
During the full moon the female energy is directed outwards, as oppose to the dark phase, when a woman is focused inwards.
The menstruation during a full moon gives an opportunity to express oneself externally and some great art can be produced
during those days. If only women were able to tune into their cycles and listen to them they could accomplish some extraordinary
a woman lives close to nature, however, her menstruation will occur during the dark phase of the moon. The bleeding is a natural
way of cleansing a woman's body off all the tissue that is not needed any more, that has performed its tasks. Just like the
moon retrieves to a dark and quiet place to get ready for a new cycle, a woman, in order to be healthy, should retrieve to
her sacred space, where she would look closely at her life and regenerate her strength for a new month. Sacred space can be
any place that feels comfortable and peaceful, a place where woman would not be disturbed. The best solution would be to take
a few days off from all activities. It is almost impossible, however, in the society today to dedicate a few days to relaxation.
People who are not 'producing', not 'doing' are thought to be useless. It is understandable that women are more emotional
and 'overreacting' around the time of their menstruation, as subconsciously they know that they are not doing what they are
supposed to do. They would be much happier if they could spend some time without the demands from the external world. They
would be able to tap the sources of a new life and get new, powerful insights.
The ideas conceived during the bleeding days are
growing together with the moon and reach their peak at the full moon. The full moon is a natural time for a woman to ovulate.
It is the climax of menstruation. All the dreams that have lived inside of a woman for fourteen days are opening now; they
reach out to manifest themselves in the outside world. Then, slowly, a woman is waning to go back to her bleeding time again.
Sometimes, when the dreams could not realized and the ideas could not be exposed a woman feels disappointed and irritated.
A woman's body has been designed in a way that it reminds her
about her need for solitude. Sometimes the pains and cramps are so unbearable that it is not possible to do anything else,
but lay down. There is no escape, a body forces to look inside of one's soul. The more the period is despised and evaded,
the bigger the pain. The pain can be used constructively, it can be signify that the time has come to get away from the 'worldly
matters' and spend some time in solitude. The cramps, in themselves are like an initiation ritual. They push a woman to her
limits and expose her biggest demons. Each time a woman survives the pain of her cramps she becomes stronger. Pain is also
a way of opening a heart, because when it is unbearable the only way of escaping it is listening to what it has to say. It
is one of life's paradoxes. Sometimes the cramps indicate that there is some health problem and if a woman could listen to
its messages more closely, she and people around her would be much happier and healthier. When one is happy one makes everyone
around cheerful and more positive. Instead of killing the pain with the pills, it should be listened to and acted upon accordingly.
American women knew that menstruation was a time when they should slow down. During their bleeding time they did not participate
in the life of the village but retrieved to their sacred place to spend for four or five days there. The menstrual hut was
called a moon lodge because of the connection between the period and the moon, and was usually situated outside of a village.
The name for the menstruation in Native American tradition is moon time. The moon lodges were opened just to women, and all
significant events in a woman's life, such as childbirth took place in there.
of the women menstruated at the same time (even today women who are close to each other, or who live together, after a few
moths start bleeding at the same time), which was a real blessing as they could spend those few days together, sharing their
everyday stories, as well as the old myths, gossiping, doing craft together, and simply resting. They did not have to think
about cooking, as the old women in a village brought food to them. They did not have to worry about their children, as there
were many aunts and uncles who were more than willing to take care of them. The bleeding was empowering for women. Each month
they received some sacred songs, new ideas and stories and left the moon lodge wiser. Sometimes their visions were messages
for the whole village. Just like a Vision Quest ceremony, performed by a young boy entering his manhood, a woman had her Vision
Quest every month. The average time a woman spent in the menstrual hut was four days, which was the equivalent of the men's
Vision Quest's time.
In many traditions menstruating women are excluded from the various ceremonies they would
normally be allowed to participate, especially if there are men involved in them. It is not because of the uncleanness, however,
but because of the great power the bleeding women hold at that time. There is a possibility that too many doors to the other
worlds and dimensions could be opened and harm other participant. Whenever there is a Sundance ceremony, which is the most
sacred of all Native American ceremonies, and there are bleeding women dancers, they have to dance in an area specially designated
for this purpose. It is located at some distance from the main arbor. The Indians believe that the energy in a body of a woman
who is under the influence of the grandmother moon flows counterclockwise, as oppose to the regular, clockwise flow. When
a bleeding woman dances in a separate place her energy is interweaving with the energies of the people in the main arbor.
They create infinity.
In addition to the power of blood it is
also believed to be one of the most nutritious of all liquids. The plants that are watered with it seem to grow much faster
and are much healthier. It is a natural fertilizer. Blood also carries all information about humans and when it is given to
Mother Earth she recognizes it and feels nurtured. Just like plants grow better when they are talked to, Mother Earth is happy
when women share their fluids with Her. This practice is especially significant today, when the Earth has been neglected for
so many years. The Native American women in the moon lodges were usually letting their blood flow freely. Today, this sacred
liquid is flushed down the toilets without a second thought. It only shows how much the societies have been disconnected from
Blood has always been seen as a very powerful liquid. It has been used in folk magic. Its smell, and
probably chemistry was believed to evoke deep emotion if a man consumed it. The semen and blood are considered two of the
most powerful ingredients produced by humans. If joined together they are supposed to bring wisdom and strength. "In
the Tantric tradition men became spiritually powerful by ingesting menstrual blood" (Owen 37). Although today it may
seem disgusting and insane, the drinking of blood from a 'sacred wound' was quite popular among people involved in magic.
Women do not lose the power of their blood even in her post-menopausal days. They become
even stronger as now their blood is "permanently retained" (Walker 641). No longer do they have to give it away.
A woman's life is imbued with the sacredness and the power of blood. Through all the stages of life, a maiden, a bride and
a crown woman are infused with the presence of blood.
The Sun and Moon holds many secrets, God gives wisdom to whom he please, Ask
God and if it's his will you will receive what your searching for. If it's a good mystery you're
after, look no further , the human body is a big mystery, we know very little about the human body, for example How does the
100 trillion neural connections in our brains work together to create the feeling of being alive? Many great thinkers consider
consciousness to be the biggest mystery not just of the human body, but the biggest one, period. "Any single brain, including
yours, is made up of atoms that were forged in the hearts of countless, far-flung stars billions of years ago. These particles drifted for eons and light-years until gravity and chance brought them together here,
now. These atoms now form a conglomerate — your brain — that cannot only ponder the very stars that gave it birth
but can also think about its own ability to think and wonder about its own ability to wonder. With the arrival of humans,
it has been said, the universe has suddenly become conscious of itself. This, truly, is the greatest mystery of all."
The poor old human appendix
gets lumped in with the likes of wisdom teeth, ear-wiggling muscles and our other useless evolutionary holdovers. The worm-shaped
organ's inconsequentiality seems proven by the fact that it can be removed with no obvious drawbacks. But biologists have
recently begun to question the long-held assumption of appendix pointlessness. Some suggest it may help train the immune system
during fetal development. Other research indicates the organ serves as a "safe house" for the bacteria that aid
in digestion, holding a secret stash of microbes that repopulate the rest of the digestive tract after gut-evacuating bouts
of diarrhea. The word "appendix" means afterthought. But maybe, just maybe, it isn't one.
Moon Phases 2015
Dates of Moon
Phases in 2015 Year
Lunar Phases — Rancho Cucamonga (America/Los_Angeles) Time|
| New Moon || First Quarter || Full
Moon || Third Quarter|
| || ||Jan. 4 Su. 08:54 PM
||Jan. 13 Tu. 01:48 AM|
|Jan. 20 Tu. 05:14 AM ||Jan. 26 Mo. 08:49 PM
||Feb. 3 Tu. 03:10 PM ||Feb. 11 We. 07:52 PM|
|Feb. 18 We. 03:49 PM
||Feb. 25 We. 09:15 AM ||Mar. 5 Th. 10:06 AM ||Mar. 13 Fr. 10:49 AM|
|Mar. 20 Fr. 02:38 AM
||Mar. 27 Fr. 12:43 AM ||Apr. 4 Sa. 05:07
AM ||Apr. 11 Sa. 08:45 PM|
|Apr. 18 Sa. 11:59 AM ||Apr.
25 Sa. 04:56 PM ||May 3 Su. 08:44 PM
||May 11 Mo. 03:36 AM|
|May 17 Su. 09:15 PM ||May 25 Mo. 10:20
AM ||June 2 Tu. 09:21 AM ||June 9 Tu. 08:43
|June 16 Tu. 07:07 AM
||June 24 We. 04:04 AM ||July 1 We. 07:22 PM ||July 8 We. 01:26 PM|
|July 15 We. 06:26 PM
||July 23 Th. 09:05 PM ||July 31 Fr. 03:45 AM ||Aug. 6 Th. 07:05 PM|
|Aug. 14 Fr. 07:54 AM ||Aug. 22 Sa. 12:32 PM
||Aug. 29 Sa. 11:37 AM ||Sept. 5 Sa. 02:56 AM|
|Sept. 12 Sa. 11:42 PM ||Sept. 21 Mo. 02:00 AM ||Sept. 27 Su. 07:52 PM
||Oct. 4 Su. 02:08 PM|
|Oct. 12 Mo. 05:06 PM ||Oct.
20 Tu. 01:32 PM ||Oct. 27 Tu. 05:05 AM
||Nov. 3 Tu. 04:25 AM|
|Nov. 11 We. 09:47 AM ||Nov. 18 We. 10:28 PM
||Nov. 25 We. 02:44 PM ||Dec. 2 We. 11:42
|Dec. 11 Fr. 02:29 AM
||Dec. 18 Fr. 07:15 AM ||Dec. 25 Fr. 03:11 AM || |
|Lunar Phase ||Local Date & Time — Rancho Cucamonga (America/Los_Angeles)
||UTC Date & Time|
| Full Moon ||January
4, Su. ||08:54 PM ||January 5, Mo. ||04:54
Last Quarter ||January
13, Tu. ||01:48 AM ||January 13, Tu.
| New Moon ||January
20, Tu. ||05:14 AM ||January 20, Tu.
| First Quarter
||January 26, Mo. ||08:49 PM ||January 27, Tu. ||04:49 AM|
| Full Moon ||February 3, Tu. ||03:10 PM
||February 3, Tu. ||11:10 PM|
| Last Quarter ||February 11, We. ||07:52 PM ||February
12, Th. ||03:52 AM|
Moon ||February 18, We. ||03:49
PM ||February 18, We. ||11:49
First Quarter ||February
25, We. ||09:15 AM ||February 25, We.
| Full Moon ||March 5, Th.
||10:06 AM ||March 5, Th. ||06:06 PM|
| Last Quarter ||March 13, Fr. ||10:49
AM ||March 13, Fr. ||05:49 PM|
| New Moon ||March 20, Fr. ||02:38
AM ||March 20, Fr. ||09:38 AM|
| First Quarter ||March 27, Fr. ||12:43
AM ||March 27, Fr. ||07:43 AM|
| Full Moon ||April 4, Sa. ||05:07
AM ||April 4, Sa. ||12:07 PM|
| Last Quarter
||April 11, Sa. ||08:45 PM ||April 12, Su. ||03:45 AM|
| New Moon ||April 18, Sa. ||11:59
AM ||April 18, Sa. ||06:59 PM|
| First Quarter ||April 25, Sa. ||04:56
PM ||April 25, Sa. ||11:56 PM|
| Full Moon ||May 3, Su. ||08:44
PM ||May 4, Mo. ||03:44 AM|
Quarter ||May 11, Mo. ||03:36 AM
||May 11, Mo. ||10:36 AM|
| New Moon ||May 17, Su. ||09:15
PM ||May 18, Mo. ||04:15 AM|
| First Quarter ||May 25, Mo. ||10:20
AM ||May 25, Mo. ||05:20 PM|
| Full Moon ||June 2, Tu. ||09:21
AM ||June 2, Tu. ||04:21 PM|
| Last Quarter
||June 9, Tu. ||08:43 AM ||June 9, Tu. ||03:43 PM|
| New Moon ||June 16, Tu. ||07:07
AM ||June 16, Tu. ||02:07 PM|
| First Quarter ||June 24, We. ||04:04
AM ||June 24, We. ||11:04 AM|
| Full Moon ||July 1, We. ||07:22
PM ||July 2, Th. ||02:22 AM|
| Last Quarter
||July 8, We. ||01:26 PM ||July 8, We. ||08:26 PM|
| New Moon ||July 15, We. ||06:26
PM ||July 16, Th. ||01:26 AM|
| First Quarter ||July 23, Th. ||09:05
PM ||July 24, Fr. ||04:05 AM|
| Full Moon ||July 31, Fr. ||03:45
AM ||July 31, Fr. ||10:45 AM|
| Last Quarter
||August 6, Th. ||07:05 PM ||August 7, Fr. ||02:05 AM|
| New Moon ||August 14, Fr. ||07:54
AM ||August 14, Fr. ||02:54 PM|
| First Quarter ||August 22, Sa. ||12:32
PM ||August 22, Sa. ||07:32 PM|
| Full Moon ||August 29, Sa. ||11:37
AM ||August 29, Sa. ||06:37 PM|
| Last Quarter
||September 5, Sa. ||02:56 AM ||September 5, Sa. ||09:56 AM|
| New Moon ||September 12, Sa. ||11:42
PM ||September 13, Su. ||06:42
First Quarter ||September
21, Mo. ||02:00 AM ||September 21, Mo.
| Full Moon ||September 27, Su.
||07:52 PM ||September 28, Mo. ||02:52 AM|
| Last Quarter ||October 4, Su. ||02:08
PM ||October 4, Su. ||09:08 PM|
| New Moon ||October 12, Mo. ||05:06
PM ||October 13, Tu. ||12:06
First Quarter ||October
20, Tu. ||01:32 PM ||October 20, Tu.
| Full Moon ||October 27, Tu.
||05:05 AM ||October 27, Tu. ||12:05 PM|
| Last Quarter ||November 3, Tu. ||04:25
AM ||November 3, Tu. ||12:25
New Moon ||November
11, We. ||09:47 AM ||November 11, We.
| First Quarter
||November 18, We. ||10:28 PM ||November 19, Th. ||06:28 AM|
| Full Moon ||November 25, We. ||02:44 PM
||November 25, We. ||10:44 PM|
| Last Quarter ||December 2, We. ||11:42 PM ||December
3, Th. ||07:42 AM|
Moon ||December 11, Fr. ||02:29
AM ||December 11, Fr. ||10:29
First Quarter ||December
18, Fr. ||07:15 AM ||December 18, Fr.
| Full Moon ||December 25, Fr.
||03:11 AM ||December 25, Fr. ||11:11 AM|
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