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How to use the cosmos to approach preparing for life

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What happens after there has been a period of darkness?

I’m guessing that’s probably the burning question when there is troubled times in our lives or in the world. And it seems to me that we readily have the answer to that question. Well of course the answer is that there must be light. Similarly, we say that after a storm there must be a calm.

But wouldn’t it be to our benefit also to seek to find out what happens after there has been a period of light? This way, we can be flexible about what life throws at us and thus be more prepared than if we didn’t explore a less obvious question.

The answer to the proposed question has always been right above our heads, I suggest. Take a look at this image of the repeating cycle of the moon and follow along in the direction of the arrow in relation to my observations further below.


The eight phases of the Moon
©timeanddate.com

The western cycle (the lit side points to the west): on the way to brightness

After the darkness has swallowed the moon, the light waxes into a crescent, and it then further waxes into the half (first quarter), whose light waxes into a gibbous until the light turns FULL (bright).

The eastern cycle (the lit side points to the east): on the way to darkness

After the light has swallowed the moon, the light wanes into a gibbous, and then it further wanes into the last half (third quarter), whose light wanes into a crescent until the cover of darkness is complete, but it is also a NEW moon.

… the cover of darkness is complete, but it is also a NEW moon …

Now that’s promising.… Happy Easter.

Garie McIntosh
Garie McIntosh
Garie started out in administration in the fields of healthcare, project management and database development. Since 2016, he has been working to further develop himself as a fiction writer while working on his grammatical and linguistic pursuits. He considers that storytelling is analogous to communication. Garie writes stories with strong, authentic characters that are defined by strong writing and themes, and he thereby reinforces the power of communication. He has written and published his first novel, What's in a Name. Garie has created and developed McIntoshLinguistics, an educational and grammatical editing business for manuscripts. It offers tools to provide grammatical editing that identifies and/or addresses errors, irregularities or ambiguities in manuscripts.

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