Blue Moons, Eclipses and Message of New Year’s Eve 2009…


I was asked a question about December 31st, the eclipse, being a “Blue Moon” and how it can be honored, which helped spawn this post.  I am in the process of working on my lecture for the upcoming fair and presentation for the prediction panel this year at the fair, as well as my upcoming lecture after the fair.  So a little of that is present here as well.   Many thanks again to Tasha for the question and push to write about this date on the blogs!  I hope you all will enjoy.

As far as my viewpoint of what this time currently brings:  This is from my perspective as a numerologist.  You may also wish to check on it from an astrologer’s point of view or reference natural magic sources. 

Most of what I write on my blogs is in reference to where numerology and other events coincide or “collide.”  Numerologically, New Year’s Eve 2009 is a great day for meditation and spiritual pursuits.  And certainly, with every end and beginning of a year, moon or month, it is a good time to set intentions. 

There are always either 13 full moons or 13 new moons from winter solstice to winter solstice.  And it is true that Dec 31st will be the 2nd full moon in December.  However being a 2nd full moon in a month is not necessarily a true “Blue Moon.” 

The idea that two moons within the same month a Blue Moon make, is actually only as recent as 1946 when Sky and Telescope Magazine mis-interpreted the Maine Farmer’s Almanac.  According to the Farmer’s Almanac, a Blue Moon is actually the 3rd full moon within a season of four full moons.  A correction was published, but not until some years down the road and the mistake has stuck ever since. 

So operating from that perspective – astrologically, numerologically, or even from a natural magic standpoint – Dec 31st is in fact the 1st full moon of the winter season and can not qualify as a true Blue Moon.

That being said, being a partial lunar eclipse on New Year’s Eve when the year is shifting into something new, and during a Mercury Retrograde, does bring its impact.  It doesn’t play out numerologically in the way I look for significant patterns, but it is its own rite of passage. 

On top of that, as I always emphasize – what people in mass focus on does bring about a reality.  If the “world” focuses on the date as significant as a “Blue Moon” then there will be some special energy to it by the sheer force of law that governs manifestation.

The beginning of this year is like a hesitant step back before it makes its actual step forward.  New Year’s Eve of 2009 – numerologically the first 11 year in 99 years coming to a close – with its eclipse and under mercury retrograde – is a good time to end the year in reflection.  To go back over what we have seen, heard, been through and make an accounting for it.  It’s a good time for some subtle evaluation as well, but essentially, focus and honor given to each and every thing, whether perceived as positive or negative.  That there be no waste.  That every moment of this year was of impact and importance for this point in our evolution as a spiritual race.  It is important to remember, to look back over our lives and reflect.  It is important to pick up the unanswered questions and slate them for exploration.  It is important to realize that every circumstance had importance this year and sets the stage for the future to come.  It is important to look over our choices and evaluate their potential.  As every major religion and philosophy in the world urges, we must slow down, take our time, go within and listen before we move.  It is time to look back and recapture, tie puzzle pieces together and set aside those we haven’t figured out yet for future consideration.  Share memories, joy and even pain; release that which needs to be released and embrace Life and its true purpose.  I expect New Year’s Eve 2009 is meant to be as a moment that stands still in Time.  Whether all will hear the cry remains to be seen.

For additional inspiration at this time, you might also be interested in looking into information on the 13th zodiacal constellation in the Zulu culture – that of the Whale (Umkhomo).  It is considered holy and rules between December 28 and January 6.  People born during this time are considered blessed and meant for sacred work in the world.

I hope this information is useful to you. 

Blessings and Happy New Year!
Julia

When Someone Goes Beyond Courtesy to Kindness….


Yesterday was a busy day. I had a customer to meet to deliver two custom hats for. It was actually a bit of a drive for me. He was a return customer, though, and for that thanks, I was happy to meet him closer to his home. And I knew he was studying for finals all day as well, so it’d be hard for him to take off a lot of time just to pick up his order. Dear hubby kept the kids so I could take care of business. And besides, it gave me an excuse to go by Central Market.

When I got to the Starbucks we were to meet at, my customer was nowhere to be found and I hadn’t realized my cell phone was dead. To make matters worse, the cigarette lighter in my car is broken. (And I mean broken.) So there’s no way to charge my phone on the run.

So I talked to an employee at Starbucks to see if there was a phone I could borrow. He said they didn’t have a public phone, but to check out the AT&T store.

When I walked in to AT&T Mobility, down on the corner of 45th and Lamar, a sales support rep named Sajid Sanchez was there to greet me immediately. I explained that the folks at the coffee shop had sent me over to see if I could borrow a phone. He immediately said, “Sure! Use any demo phone on the walls.” I was grateful. Especially since I’d just realized that my customer’s number was actually a long distance number. Never matters on my cell phone, but would have mattered had I borrowed a land line.  He said it didn’t matter, so I was definitely relieved.

I managed to make my call. My customer was so busy studying for finals that he forgot the time and said he’d be right over in a few minutes. I hung up relieved that I hadn’t driven 30 minutes just to turn around and go back home.

I thanked Mr. Sanchez for the loan of the phone and explained that I really did appreciate it since I was due to meet a customer and my own cell phone was dead. “Well,” he said, “What kind of phone is it? Perhaps we can charge it up for you here.”

I hesitated, wondering if this would turn into a hard sell to buy an AT&T phone. “Well,” I said, “It’s a Sprint phone….”

And that’s where Mr. Sanchez surprised me. “No matter, let’s see if we can try charging it anyway,” he said.

Mr. Sanchez proceeded to try several jacks around the store. Then he even raided through a box of oddball chargers they had stored away in a closet, trying out each one, looking to see if one of them might help charge up my phone a bit so I’d have a little juice at least for a little while. He was very polite and professional and not once did he say anything about buying a phone or switching my service.

In the end, there wasn’t a charger he could find to help me, and I needed to get back to the coffee shop to meet my customer. But I appreciated, none-the-less, that he went above and beyond. And I really don’t think it had anything to do with the season either.

I wasn’t even an AT&T customer. I’ve never had any cell service other than Sprint. But here was someone, even in a sales environment where time really can be money, who stopped and offered the time to see if he could help me out. With no strings attached. That to me really stands out. That’s the way business is supposed to be. When you focus on helping others, the rest just falls into place. And as a small business owner who knows a little something about sales, I really appreciate it too. So I went back over, after making my delivery, and asked Sajid for his business card so I could blog about his customer service and share this story with you.

So folks, if you might be in the need for a new phone or service, perhaps you might want to talk to Sajid Sanchez over at AT&T Mobility on the corner of 45th and Lamar in Austin, TX. I was very impressed with his professionalism and I’m sure you will be too. The main number there is: 512.879.8156.

Oh and hey, if you do decide to call or come by and check them out, please tell them that you read my blog post about Mr. Sanchez. I think his superiors ought to know they have a valuable employee. It would be a wonderful gift to him if you said a kind word on his behalf too.

So thanks again Mr. Sanchez – and Merry Christmas!

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