December 21, 2014- Episode 25
This year the Winter Solstice welcomes the 13th new moon of the year- the Wolf Moon. Historically wolves have been loathed by humans, but host Jennifer Ellsworth explores ancient connections between humans and these canines that are worth celebrating. She also reads a poem about believing in Santa.
"This is what I heard:
bells across the rooftop..."
Moon Astrology: new moon in Capricorn. Tackle the to-do list.
Wolf eradication, evolution and our canine education.
December 14, 2014- Episode 24
Some nights you see the moon and some nights you don't. Host Jennifer Ellsworth explains the moon's appearance pattern so you'll never be left wondering where she is. She also reads a poem about a stretching routine that is anything but Yoga.
"Why not play guitar with a screwdriver?
Hank's rhythm stampedes..."
Moon Astrology: Last Quarter in Libra. Balance play and work.
Moon locator lesson and a party trick to track her rhythm.
December 7, 2014- Episode 23
Cops and emergency room workers swear it's true- the full moon makes us crazy. Host Jennifer Ellsworth explores this claim and reads a poem about sharing bed with babies.
"At a not-yet reasonable hour
a head bobs up from slumber..."
Moon Astrology: Just past full in Cancer. Nurture yourself and others.
Confirmation bias, communal reinforcement and Aristotle's sleep deprivation theory.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.