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Eclipse - a long time coming
« on: December 20, 2010, 03:28:46 PM »
Tonight's lunar eclipse is the first time that such an event has coincided with the solstice since 1638.


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Re: Eclipse - a long time coming
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2010, 06:57:31 PM »
Really looking forward to it, provided those f*cking clouds don't get in the way...
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Re: Eclipse - a long time coming
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2010, 03:18:23 AM »
Intriguing that a post about the pagan/Wiccan festival of Yule coinciding with the last moon phase of the year (the Long Nights Moon/Cold Moon/Big Winter Moon/Chaste Moon/Wolf Moon, depending upon your tradition) and a lunar eclipse, the most magical moon phase for those that follow the goddess, should find itself moved from "Pagan Living" to "Aliens, ETs and UFOs"...

A less forgiving observer might think that perhaps some people don't know their apex from their elbows =)


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Re: Eclipse - a long time coming
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2010, 04:26:18 AM »
Actually.... the topic is about an astronomical phenomena - a lunar eclipse coinciding with the winter solstice - and as such has nothing to do with paganism.

Just because most pagans celebrate the winter solstice, doesn't turn everything happening at that time of the year into paganism.... or do you consider the celebrations of the birth of Christ pagan, as well? That also coincides with the winter solstice.

So, "most  pagans celebrate the winter solstice" (my emphasis) and the moon is one of the most important celestial bodies in paganism and neo-paganism, but a three-fold occurrence which occurs once in several centuries is of no interest to pagans and neo-pagans... As I said, intriguing.

Do I consider the celebrations of the birth of Christ pagan? Is the pope catholic??

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Re: Eclipse - a long time coming
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2010, 05:03:18 AM »
The article linked was merely to demonstrate visibility, timings etc.

I have a *sneaking* suspicion that anybody perusing this forum from a purely astronomical - indeed, any scientific - basis would be either lost or disappointed.

But w/e. The solstice-eclipse is done and dusted now. There'll be another one along in 84 years, so those browsers of a pagan-bent that didn't read about it yesterday can always catch that one.

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Re: Eclipse - a long time coming
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2010, 10:40:45 AM »
Tonight's lunar eclipse is the first time that such an event has coincided with the solstice since 1638.



  There is nothing here to denote that it has anything to do with anything pagan.  The topic itself does not even indicate anything pagan.  In fact anyone pagan would most definitely be lost as to why it was in their section.  Seems to me, as it has others that this began as an opportunity to observe the Lunar Eclipse and not as an opportunity to celebrate/worship the moon goddess.  MY Moderators decision to move this topic was the correct one in this instance.  LadyGriffin, as a matter of fact, moved it before you stated that you were referring to any Pagan ritual so she is in no way at fault for her decision.  If there is any fault to be found in this situation it would be yours D.V. as you were not specific in your original posting.  Most of the members on this site are not minds readers D.V.  In fact most of the members on this site are new and have little to no understanding of the occult.  In fact that is why most of them are here (those who are not being the typical R.P. trash) to learn from the more knowing members.

  You are a knowing member D.V.  In fact you used to hold a fairly high position in this community so YOUR conduct should be a bit better than to question the decisions of the administration.  You were once in power friend, but you no longer hold that position.  You should remember that when dealing with others on this board.  And no I am not warning you D.V., as a former Administrator yourself I should not have to...........should I?  You have much to offer the community and I want to see more from you, but I would rather see it demonstrated in a more professional form.
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Re: Eclipse - a long time coming
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2010, 12:19:10 PM »
There is nothing here to denote that it has anything to do with anything pagan.  The topic itself does not even indicate anything pagan.  In fact anyone pagan would most definitely be lost as to why it was in their section.  Seems to me, as it has others that this began as an opportunity to observe the Lunar Eclipse and not as an opportunity to celebrate/worship the moon goddess.  MY Moderators decision to move this topic was the correct one in this instance.  LadyGriffin, as a matter of fact, moved it before you stated that you were referring to any Pagan ritual so she is in no way at fault for her decision.  If there is any fault to be found in this situation it would be yours D.V. as you were not specific in your original posting.  Most of the members on this site are not minds readers D.V.  In fact most of the members on this site are new and have little to no understanding of the occult.  In fact that is why most of them are here (those who are not being the typical R.P. trash) to learn from the more knowing members.

It is self-explanatory. Any self-respecting pagan would know the significance of the lunar phases. The fact that most of the members here "have little to no understanding of the occult [sic]" is hardly my problem. The section is entitled, after all, Pagan Living, indicating an area for discussion about pagan lifestyles, containing tidbits of interest to people who "live" the pagan lifestyle.

The Book of Shadows section, on the other hand, is where one would expect to find "rituals" etc.

You are a knowing member D.V.  In fact you used to hold a fairly high position in this community so YOUR conduct should be a bit better than to question the decisions of the administration.  You were once in power friend, but you no longer hold that position.  You should remember that when dealing with others on this board.  And no I am not warning you D.V., as a former Administrator yourself I should not have to...........should I?  You have much to offer the community and I want to see more from you, but I would rather see it demonstrated in a more professional form.

I'd hardly consider admin on a chat forum "in power" - you and I obviously have very different ideas about what constitutes a position of "power" but if this is what flicks your switch, knock yourself out.