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Seasonal Events

14 Apr

Welcome To Blue Water Family

Blue Water Family acknowledges each of the Equinox and Solstice transits during the year. We do this in order to remind one and all of the connection between Humanity and Nature.

The Dogon of Mali West Africa, describe the change of season based on the position in the heavens.

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The Sun of the north refers to the trajectory of the sun’s path, reaching the highest point high in the sky. In the Uk this will give us the longest day of the year, during our Summer Season. The Sun of the middle refers to the trajectory of the sun’s path, reaching the middle position in the heavens. In the UK and everywhere else on earth, this will give us equal day and equal night time hours twice a year, in March and in September, Spring and Autumn respectively. The Sun of the South refers to the trajectory of the Sun’s path, making its shortest journey low in the heavens, from east to west giving us here in the UK the shortest day of the year, during our Winter Season.

In astronomy The zenith is the “highest” point on the celestial sphere.

In astronomy, the meridian is the great circle passing through the celestial poles, the zenith, and the nadir (point directly below the zenith) of an observer’s location.

 

THE SUN OF THE MIDDLE SPRING: In 2018, the date and approximate time for the March Equinox will be March 20th 16:15 hrs GMT. Sunrise will occur at 06:03hrs GMT and the Sun will set at 18:13hrs GMT, making the length of this day 12hours 09minutes 51seconds.

 

 

The Seasons Do Not Discriminate

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  We Are All A percentage of Each Other

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We All Live Here

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Zero Degrees Piscies

20 Mar

0 degrees pisces 2018

During the annual return of the Sun of the Middle, as described by the Dogon of Mali, day and night are of equal lengths. We are therefore reminded to find balance in all things on this day and learn the lessons going forwards into the rest of the solar year. At this time, Extra Special attention is directed to our inner world, also called our Life Force and given many names including prana in the Hindu tradition, Chi in the Buddist tradition, Nyama in the Dogon tradition, Ase in the Ifa-Orisa tradition and Sekhem by the Ancient Egyptians. These ancient Sharmanic practices work closely with the natural world and they encourage us to learn from the cycles of nature in order to incorporate these lessons into our daily lives. The spiritual essence which flows through everything is an important aspect to consider since it connects all that is part of the universe, the unseen, the visible, animate and inanimate… One of our featured Scholars contends that…

‘…In essence, everything is reducible to [that] energy and all real power flows from it. That energy, while not knowable in and of itself, can be accessed and its effects observed and interpreted. The numerous forms of divination throughout the world are methods of interpreting the ever-changing flow of that energy through its external manifestations. This energy not only inter-connects everything that exists, it is everything that exists…

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Virtual Book Launch Book 5

16 Mar

Dear Reader,

Time flies when you’re having fun. As we approach the Equinox New Moon, we are reminded of the completion of another lunar cycle and also the need to complete any of our own projects.

You are now invited to participate in some mindfulness healing for yourself and others, with a dash of fun thrown in for good measure. Are you ready? Continue reading

When Is Your New Year?

2 Mar
heart and brain that walk hand in hand

When the brain and the heart work together we can achieve many good things…

 

For many nature lovers, the month of March heralds in the seasonal new year. For those of us living in the upper northern latitudes, we endure because we know that Spring is just around the corner. Additionally, for those of us who have been allowing our creative juices to flow during the magical darkness of the winter months, today is the March 2018 Full Moon. Which means that another lunar cycle has been completed. A gentle reminder to finish what we have started over the previous cycle and celebrate our achievements no matter how small.

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Cadence – The Rhythm Of Life

16 Feb

Happy February New Moon 2018

 

 

The new Moon announces the beginning of a new lunar cycle. Both Astronomers and Astrologers report to us that the lunar phases influence all water on earth. If this is the case and since we are mostly water and our planet is mostly water, perhaps it is time to be in tune with the cadence and the rhythm of life here on our beautiful planet. Perhaps it is also time to see the light in all our loved ones and help them to shine.

Amunet’s Fables
Look out for the first seasonal book of Fables in 2018 entitled:

“Cadence – The Rhythm Of Life”

A Gift For Our Loyal Readers
With the 2018 publications of Amunet’s Fables, readers will be treated to a bonus 5 short short stories, one of which will be a FREE chapter of another new book due for release some time soon…

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Happy January New Moon 2018

17 Jan

Happy New Moon 2018

The New Moon plays a significant role in the Orisa 28 day Lunar Calendar and 4 day week. Each of the 4 days is allocated to the energies of various Orisa. The New Moon marks the beginning of the cycle:

day 1 Ifa, Esu, Osun, Yemoja, Olokun

day 2  Ogun, Osoosi, Oko

day 3 Sango, Oya

day 4  Obatala, Egungun, Iyaami, Sanpanna

Be reminded that The New Moon is a time of new beggings and fresh starts. Be carful what you wish for, you might just get it…

Look out for more on Blue Water Family where we share updates on knowledge of self and the uiverse and indigenous ways of marking time.

 

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Obatala The Father of All Orisa

15 Jan

PROGRAMME 2018

 

OBATAL’S FESTIVAL

A number of Orisa festivals are held throughout the year. The annual Obatla festival in Ile Ife, Osun State, South Western Nigeria, is held during the second and third weeks of January. Devotees and tourists alike, congregate at the Temple of Obatala and surrounding locations in Ile Ife, from all over the world.

This year the dates are from January 15th to the 28th. See an example of the programme of activities above.

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Happy Perigee Full Moon January 2018

1 Jan
The First Full Moon of the year is a BIG one… Read on for more knowledge of self and the unvierse, with Blue Water Family.
Which Orisha?
Yemanja (or Yemoja) is the West African Yoruba deity who is associated with our natural satellite. Her domains are the surface of the Ocean and all phases of the moon. This makes perfect sense. Be reminded that the moon controls the rise and fall of the tides. See the animation diagram below and Read more here: http://home.hiwaay.net/~krcool/Astro/moon/moontides/
Distance to the earth?
The 2018 January Full Moon is said to be at perigee, meaning that this Full Moon phase will appear to be larger than usual, due to its proximity to the earth. The closer the moon comes towards us (perigee) the larger it appears. The further away it becomes (apogee) the smaller it appears. Read more about the moon here: https://bluewaterfamily.wordpress.com/2017/09/21/about-the-moon/
Happy New Year To All Our Readers
Let us take a moment to reflect on the developments on the Global stage: 2018 is another milestone towards the Millennium Development Goals, with 12 years remaining to meet the targets of the GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS in 2030. Full speed ahead to all those life affirming organisations and hard working individuals who are earnestly making a difference in the lives of those facing life threatening challenges. We say well done.
Be Thankful
All who are reading this post, have the opportunity to give thanks for the breath of life. We have made it to see another Gregorian Year. Perhaps a smile is in order…
Sponsored by The Amunet’s Fables Series: books 1 and 4 are full colour paper back, books 2 and 3 are kindle editions.

Happy Winter Solstice 2017

21 Dec

The season to be Mindful…

Mindful of yourself, Mindful of others, Mindful of your environment, Mindful of the planet…

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THE Science

The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year. It is also called ‘the sun of the south’ by the Dogon nation of West Africa (see more details on the landing page).

The sun will set at 15:53 GMT making the lenght of this day 7 hours, 49 minutes and 44 seconds. What does this mean? Perhaps the universe is encouraging us to go within, relax and create new things ready for the spring…

Today the planet will tilt away from the sun at approximately 16:28 GMT. Why not take some time to resonate with this moment? We will all be moving together, where ever we find ourself on the globe… Remember those who are facing challenges…

 

THE Festivities

How will you be spending the festive season? With friends and family? I hope you will also make some quiet time for yourself… Perhaps ask yourself these questions: What have I done to make myself feel proud? What have been the challenges? Did I create any workable solutions?

The university of life is the best teacher ever… work towards your goals and remember to relax into your destiny…

Amunet’s Fables is a quintet of wise words for reluctant and accomplished readers. Choose one or get all four books. Be reminded that reading is the ultimate mindfulness experience… Why not gift a copy to a friend or family member?

 

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About The Moon

21 Sep

Tracking The Phases of the Moon

When we see the Full Moon, we are witnessing the completion of a 27.3 day cycle. During this cycle, the Moon goes though several different Moon phases.

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The Full Moon Phase 

During a Full Moon phase the Earth is aligned between the Moon and the Sun. So like a set of scales where Earth is in the middle, as the Sun descends in the west, the Moon ascends in the east.

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The New Moon Phase

During a New Moon phase, the Moon is positioned between the Earth and the Sun. This means that because Earth is no longer in the middle, the play of light between the Moon and the Sun, now prevents us from seeing the Moon. So the New Moon is invisible to us.

We are only able to see the Moon because of the sunlight illuminating each of the different phases along the 27 day lunar cycle.

The Gravitational Pull of the Earth

The Earth’s gravitational pull on the Moon, causes the sides to bulge and this in turn locks it into two revolving motions:

1)a rotational spin on its own axis which takes 27 days.

2)a revolving orbit around the earth which takes approximately 27.3 days.

You could say that the Moon is locked into position in a perpetual dance with the Earth and the two orbs in turn orbit the Sun over a 365.25 day cycle.

What is Synchronous Rotation?

As we have said, the Moon rotates on its own axis over a 27 day cycle. It also orbits the earth over a 27 day cycle: for this reason, the Moon appears not to be spinning, this phenomenon is called Synchronous Rotation.

Which Side Do We See?

The Moon spins on its axis such that the illuminated side is seen by all places on earth although at different angles.

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Like Earth, the Moon has a North and a South Pole. We only ever get to see the South Pole because we are looking up at the Moon whilst it is rotating on its axis. It does not flip over to give us a view of the North Pole. We therefore only ever see  a projection of the ‘near side’ and the ‘far side’ is always invisible to us.

Taken from the ‘Knowledge of self and the universe’ series. Sponsored by Amunet’s Fables

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Author of Amunet’s Fables 

Dear Reader, Seasons Greetings Happy Sun of the Middle ⚖️. A Time to reap the rewards of your labour. Thank you for visiting our site. Feel free to leave a comment below.
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Solstice Book Release June 2017

27 May

NAMING THE TIME

Book four in the Amunet’s Fables Series of books will be released on Wednesday 21st June 2017, also known as the Sun of The North by the Dogons of Mali West Africa. They are referring to the highest position in the sky that the Sun will reach during the year. This day is also known as the June Solstice as described by the Latin term Sol, meaning Sun and Sistere meaning Stand Still. Taken together this term refers to the Sun appearing to stand still twice a year; in June after the longest day of the year, when it changes direction and the days become shorter and in December after the shortest day of the year, when the Sun again changes direction and the days become longer.

SLOW DOWN OR INTENSIFY YOUR EFFORTS IN THE SUMMER?

It is ironic that the Summer months are the busiest for the guardians of our sustenance  also called farmers, whilst the general population look upon this time as a time to slow down. Indeed it is import to relax and the appearance of the Sun shining brighter and longer in the heavens does remind us to slow down. However this should also be seen as an important time to tend to our projects, which were started during the creative phase of the Winter months, which we added to during the Spring by preparing the environment to receive our gifts. The Summer months should therefore be seen as a time to cultivate the best results possible ready for the harvest during the Autumn.

WHAT LEGACY WILL YOU LEAVE BEHIND?

The title of book four in the Amunet’s Fables Series of books ‘ The Door is Closing“, is a reminder to work hard to shape your reality before it’s too late. Late in the sense of returning to the Ancestral Realms, without having achieved your goals, without even attempting to discover what your destiny is.

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Do yourself a favour and learn from the characters in Amunet’s Fables: The Door is ClosingPre Order My Book Complete the contact form and you will be altered when the book has been released, including any private book signings, soirées and summer parities.

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