The Dark Side of the Moon

February 11th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

This is interesting, a video of the dark side of the moon.

A camera on board a NASA lunar spacecraft has captured images of the moon’s north pole, something we don’t normally see from Earth.

#2 The High Priestess from the Rider Waite Smith Tarot

Of course it made me think of Tarot, specifically the High Priestess, who in the Golden Dawn system is astrologically assigned the Moon.

Seeing the lunar dark side is sort of like getting a glimpse behind the Priestess’ veil. Or a look at the secrets behind the pomegranates, the answers to all our questions.

Of course the reality is a lot less mysterious than the metaphor, though it’s still incredible that we have these images.

Apparently the dark side of the moon may be craggier, but it isn’t so different than the light side. And it’s not even always dark.

#9 The Hermit from the Rider Waite Smith Tarot

There is a place on the south pole though, called the Hermite Crater.

The temperature there has been recorded to be as low as -415 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s perhaps the coldest place in our solar system.

Could that be where the Hermit goes when he wants to be alone?

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