Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Peace Will Guide The Planets

Hey, you know that if someone talks about being able to see planets in the night sky, that it will remind me of "The Age of Aquarius", the song that was a big hit in 1969, by The Fifth Dimension.  Doesn't everyone think of it? (Anyone, my age should, anyway!) 

When the moon is in the seventh house, and Jupiter aligns with Mars,
then Peace will guide the planets and Love will steer the stars...

I just spent some time outside looking at the sky. It's a beautiful clear night.   The moon is very bright, and from what I have read on the internet, the closest bright object is Venus and below that is Jupiter.  We, in the Atlanta area, are supposed to see even more but the sky has a lot of light in it where I live and we also have tall trees behind us and planes going over...I wish I could be at the top of Arabia Mountain right now, the planets and stars would be even brighter there!

Richard has tried to get a photo with our new camera using a tripod...want to see?  He thinks he knows what to do now, and is outside again and is trying to get a better shot.  Richard thinks he moved slightly so the moon looks like it is in a shape like a heart and since I am talking about love and peace guiding and steering us...I think that this is the right photo to show you.


23 comments:

  1. That is one of my most favorite songs ever. I love that you mentioned it in your post! When Clara was born, we pulled all-nighters for two weeks. Each morning, when the sun was rising, we'd play the song and sing it. Let the Sun Shine....!!! It brings me only the loveliest of memories....

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    1. Dear Audrey,
      You are so young to even know that song! Oh boy, our son was not a good sleeper at all, so I understand where you are coming from! I think it's great that the song has such good memories for you and that Clara has such funny parents, singing Let The Sun Shine when they see the sunrise after being up all night!

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    2. Well, well....I'm probably not as young as you think!!!

      I laughed when I read your reply because you are SO RIGHT. What kind of kook would sing after being up all night? I'm going to blame it on the delirium. Clara might be 8 months old but she's still a horrendous sleeper. She's pretty much made sure that she won't be a middle child!!!

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  2. A heart-shaped moon to be seen from your place - how fitting is that, dear Kay!
    I know the song but have no particular association with it, I'm afraid.
    The most impressive night sky I remember having seen was on the way to Sicily; once from aboard the ship travelling the route Genua - Palermo, and years later by car with my first husband, we drove down to Sicily every summer, usually starting during the night from home and having a short break at a lay-by in the Swiss alps. The air up there in the mountains was very clear, and no cities close enough to disturb the darkness with its lights. It was fantastic!

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    1. Thanks! Richard said that he moved and that is why it is heart-shaped, but I liked it!
      Oh Meike, I know just what you mean about the night sky in the mountains...Richard and I spent our honeymoon in Fontana, North Carolina and we saw The Milky Way so clearly! That was the most spectacular sky at night that I have ever seen!

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  3. It is just like a heart!
    I love to go out in the night and take photos of the sky.. It is a quite and special time. Most special is nights with the Northern Light dancing over the sky.

    Thanks for your nice comment.
    Tania:-)

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    1. Hey Tania,
      I'm sure you can get much more of the night sky than we can, we have too many lights and too many planes, but we enjoy what we can of it.
      The Northern Lights! Oh, how much I would love to see them and my husband would even more so!
      Thanks for YOUR nice comment!
      :-)

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  4. There's not many could get a picture of a heart-shaped moon, so Richard should be pleased with himself (even if it was caused by moving).

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    1. Maybe the moon is telling us we need to be more loving, we should pay attention to the moon!

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  5. One of my all-time favourite movies is Moonstruck, (with Cher & Nicholas Cage) in fact, I just watched it this past weekend. Love your heart-shaped moon :)

    I remember this song playing on the radio growing up and have always found it kind of haunting and mysterious.

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    1. Hey!
      I really liked that movie too! I thought it was so funny but kind of true to life in a way that made it more enjoyable for me.
      When they talked on the news about planets lining up in the sky,I thought there would be lots of people with this song on their blogs...maybe I am the only kid from the 60's who listened to song lyrics! (And sometimes mangled them in my mind!)

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  6. that first photo is a definite heart, kay. i think it's a gift to you from a grateful universe

    i read your post title and i knew right away we were talking about the Age of Aquarius.

    where is all that hope?

    i still think not that far...

    love
    kj

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    1. kj,
      A gift from a grateful universe? Gladly accepted.
      Hope is always alive if we keep it alive.

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  7. I love the heart-shaped moon photo! I love the song "Aquarius", hadn't thought about it for such a long time until now. The best view of the stars (I think) was from a hot tub in Antigua in the West Indies. We had been married that afternoon there and ended the wonderful day looking at the beautiful sky...and it made me think of my children at home, knowing that we could all look at the stars and think of each other.

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    1. Dear Cheryl,
      Isn't it time that we learned that we are of the same little blue marble that we call Earth and care for it and for each other?

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  8. We have a nice view of parts of the sky where i live, and a street light to block it all. Makes me wish i could be at a clear mountain to see the sky, too.

    Nice pics.

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    1. Thanks! Once again, photos by Richard!

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  9. There's so much light pollution where I live that we can see very little of the night sky. When I staqy with my brother in The Outer Hebrides it's a lovely sight and I sometimes stand outside for ages just admiring the night sky.

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    1. The same thing at my Dad's...he has a much darker sky where he lives and I am amazed at how many stars I can see there!

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  10. I love your heart moon, Kay. I always see Tom off to work on our front porch at 5:45AM, so I am blessed to see both the starry night sky and later, the sunrise over the mountains. It has been especially lovely the past few mornings. I always feel great peace in the morning quiet.

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    1. Beth,
      Glad you like the heart moon! You live in such a pretty part of the country. Let's see some of those sunrises! :-)

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  11. What a nice heart-shaped moon! I'm always up really early, so I get to see the moon and stars still hanging around, and then the sun rise. Since I moved to this smaller city, I can now actually see stars in the sky. When I was living in a much bigger city, you didn't see many.

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    1. Our house faces east so we are able to enjoy some nice sunrises too, you should hear us sometimes when we open our front door...."Quick, Richard, the camera...look at this sunrise!"

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