sept 27 2015 supermoon rise

The Moon as a muse—her phases and their meanings

She inspires artists, writers, sailors, farmers, photographers, filmmakers, and lovers alike. Her face is enigmatic; her reflective light is life-sustaining. Sometimes she is “blue”; other times, blood red. She symbolizes femininity, fertility, hope, undying love, immortality, reaping and sowing. There are times she disappears completely, guaranteed to faithfully return.

2015 has proven to be a year of copious lunar events. Blue Moon, Blood Moon, Super Moon, eclipses, et cetera, each one seemingly lining up to outdo the previous event. Residents of and visitors to the Catskills find ourselves with a front row seat to this celestial body, our view unpolluted by city lights.