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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...

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.  

 

Nov 23, 2014

November 23, 2014- Episode 21

It's 4 p.m.  It's dark.  Should you be sleeping?  The 12th new moon of the year is the Moon of Long Nights.  Host Jennifer Ellsworth explains how our 17th century ancestors slept through these dark days.  She also reads a poem about her grandfather receiving hospice.  

"The home health nurse had come

to wash Grandpa...."

Moon Astrology: New moon in Sagittarius.  Step out and speak up.  

Bi-modal sleep patterns, night nookie, and how street lights changed sleep.

Nov 16, 2014

November 16, 2014- Episode 20

Moontime: without it there would be no human life.  Host Jennifer Ellsworth introduces the connection between women's cycles and moon cycles.  She also reads a poem about dancing like no one is watching.

"This morning to protest the rain

we have a dance party..."

Moon Astrology: waning balsamic in Virgo.  Plan your week.  

The first feminine products, Mi'kmaq moon lodges, and euphemisms for a woman's full stop.  

Nov 9, 2014

November 9, 2014- Episode 19

Need a new pick-up line?  Host Jennifer Ellsworth explains gravity's bumps and curves on the moon.  She also reads a poem about a 6th grade school break-in.  

Moon Astrology: disseminating in Gemini.  A "cool breeze" for a rut.   

Mascons, NASA's GRAIL Mission, and Newton and Einstein duke it out for the gravity legacy.  

 

Nov 2, 2014

November 2, 2014- Episode 18

In honor of the Full Beaver Moon Thursday night, host Jennifer Ellsworth gives an historical view of how beaver pelts literally made America.  She also reads a poem about a transforming Halloween costume. 

Moon Astrology:  waxing gibbous in Pisces.  Full Moon Thusday in Taurus.  Get grounded.  

Oct 26, 2014

October 26, 2014- Episode 17

The 11th moon of the year is dubbed the Beaver Moon.  In part one of two, host Jennifer Ellsworth gives the vital statistics of this underappreciated rodent.  

Moon Astrology: waxing crescent in Saggitarius.  Go forth!

Oct 19, 2014

October 19, 2014- Episode 16

Every culture attempts to explain the moon's appearance.  Today host Jennifer Ellsworth shares First Nation tribe the Mi'kmaq's take on it.  She also reads a poem about a pair of theives.  

Moon Astrology: waning balsamic in Virgo.  Go with the flow.  

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.  

Sep 28, 2014

September 28, 2014- Episode 13

The 10th new moon of the year is the Hunter's Moon.  Host Jennifer Ellsworth discusses the history of hunting privleges and reads a little diddy about a cricket.  

Moon Astrological Outlook:  waxing crescent in Sagittarius.  Get ready to roam.

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