Star stories, part 34: Dance of the Orange Blue Supermoon
Updated: Aug 31
Manoominike-giizis (Ricing Moon) (August 30, 2023)
"Like the Moon, the nurturing heart of the Universe is always present, though it is often hidden from us." - R.M. Rilke
Today's story is about a rare meeting of two celestial beings that will occur tonight, between Gookomisinaan Dibikigiizis, Our Grandmother the Moon, and Gitigaane Aki, the ringed gas giant that is also known as Saturn.
Tonight we will see a convergence of Grandmother Moon and one of the largest akiwag (planets) in our Solar system. On August 30th, as the Earth-based longitude shows the moon in perfect opposition to the Sun, Grandmother will light up the night with an orange glow at 9:36 PM EDT and dance in conjunction with Gitigaane or "Garden," the planet known as Saturn in Western Astronomy. This gas giant will be just a few days past opposition, the point at which it lies directly opposite Grandfather Sun as seen from Earth, making it especially bright in the night sky...
When Gookomisinaan Dibik-giizis, our Grandmother Moon, and Grandfather Gitigaane dance together a special energy radiates through space that will be felt by all those who are open to it. This celestial dance, which will last for two days, will thin the veil between our world and the Spirit World.
May their presence be felt by every living being that lives on and beneath the earth and her waters...
Illustration: "Watching the Sky Beings Dance" © 2023 Zhaawano Giizhik. Visit the webshop to order a photo wall print or canvas print of the painting.