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Maine Stories and Moon Musing. It's "All Things Considered" for the moon and short fiction about modern Maine life. Hosted by Jennifer Ellsworth. Episodes are produced on each New Moon and Full Moon.
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Welcome to Lunar Datebook...

Jul 4, 2016

Episode 66—July 4, 2016

Want to learn America's fortune? Today host Jennifer Ellsworth examines the star chart for the United States—or tries to. She also tells about the last time she rode in the Brooks Fourth of July parade, intent on changing the world, and reads a poem about being stranded then saved. It's called "Ode to My Junky Car."

 After I’ve cursed my blue streak

and safely found the shoulder

it’s easy to diagnose: Dead.

Moon Astrology: New Thunder Moon in Cancer: Families gather together and roar. 

Ebenezer Sibley, tossed salad, and a friendly F-150.

Jan 23, 2016

Episode 55- January 23, 2016

With two more days of Mercury in Retrograde, host Jennifer Ellsworth explains this astrological phenomena, and why you may be suffering a communication breakdown.  She also tells a true story about how she was lost in translation as an Italian exchange student, and reads a short story about a massage that affects the recipient in unanticipated ways.  It's called "Magic Touch."

"...If we’re going to tell the story, let’s be honest. Richard was fat. Of the had-not-seen-his-penis-in-years variety. Of the only-one-position-works-for-sex variety.   Of that, there had been very little- one week stretch, twenty years ago when he had fallen in with a distant cousin..."

Moon Astrology:  Full Wolf Moon in Leo:  Howl your heart out.

Planets as passing cars, La Piazza della Repubblica, and nighttime in the desert.

Jul 1, 2015

Episode 42- July 1, 2015

Venus and Jupiter unite tonight in a famous planetary conjuction.  Host Jennifer Ellsworth explains this hook-up and tells a road trip tale about kind Californians.  She also imagines a Honey-do list for the house-sitter in a piece called "Clearly Labeled":

"Thank you for house-sitting while we open up our camp.  You’ll find we left a set of keys for you, though we hardly ever use them.  They are for the basement door- we can’t locate keys for the other doors, so if you do lock yourself in- or out- make sure you have this key with you..."   

Moon Astrology:  Full Strawberry Moon in Capricorn: work before play.

Generous Lovers, the Star of Bethelem and Sweet Home San Diego.  

Nov 30, 2014

November 30, 2014- Episode 22

It's round one of the Fate vs. Free Will fight.  Host Jennifer Ellsworth explores astrology's core principles and founding father to learn the language of the stars.  She also reads a poem about her hometown of Jackson.  

"While so much of the world

works and worries and wastes..."

Moon Astrology: Waxing gibbious in Aries.  Start a project.  

Hermes Trismegistus, Musica Universalis and a roadmap you can't leave home without.  

 

Oct 12, 2014

October 12, 2014- Episode 15

The exploration of the Precession of the Equinoxes continues as host Jennifer Ellsworth compares two Astrological systems.  She also reads a poem about the moment a spirit leaves the body.  

Moon Astrology: Waning toward last quarter in Gemini.  Forgive your unfocused self.   

Oct 5, 2014

October 5, 2014- Episode 14

The constellation Aries is slipping westward through the sky.  Host Jennifer Ellsworth explains why.  She also shares a journal entry about a feather hunt.  

Moon Astrological Outlook:  full moon in Aries Wednesday will put fire to your feet.  

Aug 31, 2014

August 31, 2014- Episode 9

Astrologers combine the scientific and the subjective when they offer horoscopes.  Host Jennifer Ellsworth  explains this balance as it applies to the zodiac, and reads a character sketch about a woman whose wealth is secrets.  

Aug 6, 2014

July 6, 2014- Episode 3 

"Hey Baby, what's your moon sign?"  Jennifer Ellsworth explains why this is a perfectly reasonable question and reads a piece about a friend that always leaves you wanting more.

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