I've been enthralled by the moon and stars for a long time.
|Moon from Tokyo|
|Moon from Akihabara, Tokyo|
Orion is my favorite constellation, easy to pick out by his belt and sword....but it's most often the moon that draws my gaze skyward.
Perhaps it's due to my Piscean water-sign, a tidal pull and push to turn my face towards the bright disk in a shades-of-gray-sky.
My January moongazing led to great photos from the darkness of my backyard. Last night, my hand was not so steady, and clouds threatened to keep my lunar sojourner hidden.
This month's full moon is special to me, as it belongs to my daughter, mother, and many of my friends born under a Virgo sign, opposing and complementing my Pisces sun.
They are the practical, organized folks who help me rein in the dreamy, escapist, go-with-the-flow part of me who knows I should be cleaning house, but would rather have my nose buried in a book.
It is grounding, to go out at night and bask in full moonglow, serenaded by chirruping bugs and rustling, still-bare branches under this Snow Moon, with no snow to be found around me.
All photos taken by Christine Margocs, copyright 2016. Use with permission only.