It's widely reported that emotions run high at a full moon. Brains are more energized, and the mood is pretty high for everyone. In short, the full moon is the best phase associated with love and romance. So, feel free to give anything love and romance a go. .
As far as we know, humans are the only living things who wear watches. But we're not the only ones who can tell the time. The movement of the earth determines the rhythm of innumerable biological clocks.
The 24-hour solar period winds cell wheels that control sleep, hunger, and metabolism in living things that range from jellyfish to elephants. And our 365-and-a-quarter-day trip around the sun regulates the cycles of seasons, crops, and hikes. But the stages of our planet's closest neighbor also have a surprising attraction to biological rhythms.
For many species, the glow of the moon is a crucial clue to their survival. Vampires and emo teenagers are not the only ones who find moonlight romantic. Many animals make use of it 29-and-a-half day lunar cycle to sync up when it comes to finding a mate.
Triggered by the full moon, impalas roar, which in turn causes all of their female partners to ovulate. Using a common signal like this ensures that every member is sure A species is looking for a partner at the same time. Moon cycles are particularly important in the ocean.
Sea bristle worms live on rocky coasts, where they rise to the surface in the dim light of the new moon. The worms mass, swirl around each other and release their gametes synchronously. This big mating party increases the chances that each and every worm will contribute to the next generation.
Some eels also reproduce at once, relying on the dim light of the new moon to avoid predators. The moon also controls the tides, and this train can help the eggs of some animals and larvae develop and survive. Fish called grunion lay their eggs high up on beaches at high tide, where the sand protects the eggs as they develop.
They hatch when the next cycle of tide washes them into the sea. But what * controls * these living lunar cycles? These species must have an internal moon clock. When scientists bred marine worms in constant light or darkness, they did not attempt to reproduce.
But when they gave them artificial light on a lunar schedule, the worms did the r mesmerizing mating dance. The scientists found special neurons in the worms' brains that react to light, linked to timing genes that control this moon behavior. The moon seems to act as a signal that reinforces the worms' desire to mate when the light is right at night.
But the moon is more than just a clock. It changes ecosystems. The full moon is 100 times brighter than the new moon.
This allows animals to see their prey, search for food and navigate better. But all that light can be risky. Many species of frog avoid calling their friends when the moon is full, as the extra light makes them more susceptible to predators.
And all of the artificial light sources now flooding the night could create a fake full-time full moon that could throw ecosystems out of balance. What about us? Women's reproductive cycle is about as long as the lunar cycle, but scientists believe this is likely just a coincidence. If the human menstrual cycle were indeed linked to the moon, why not our great monkey sister? Now that millions of women are using apps to track their menstruation, it's pretty clear that there is probably no connection, so for antelopes, corals, fish, and even wildebeest in the Serengeti, the stages of life are fixed upwards.
Next time you take a look at that fancy clock in your pocket, keep in mind that you aren't the only creature on earth that relies on a satellite to know what time it is. Stay curious. Yes.
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Full Moon: Vibrance and Creativity
This encompasses the three days before and after the Full Moon. This is the Moon phase that's most easily identifiable and, coincidentally, the one that's most commonly associated with love and romance. So go for it! .
The moon is the only natural satellite on earth. It accompanies and influences us in many ways, even if we cannot always perceive it. Most witches are extremely sensitive to the lunar cycles and can feel the effects of the moon and its phases on them.
This can be used to make better decisions and, in turn, expect better results. It has been proven that the phases of the moon have different effects and influences on the earth and all living things. The phases of the moon can change the ocean tides, the weather, our sleep patterns, our moods, and many other things, including fertility rates.
Throughout history, wise men and women have been aware of the power of the moon and its changing phases, and have developed spells and rituals that adapt to make the best use of this energy. The phases of the moon are eight and we can divide them into 4 basic phases: new moon, waxing moon, full moon and waning moon. Let's see what the rest are and how they can affect your magic by learning the best spells to cast at each phase of the moon.
The eight phases of the moon are: new moon, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, last quarter, and waning crescent. 1. This is the first phase of the lunar cycle.
It starts when the moon is invisible (this state lasts for a day and is also known as the dark moon) because it rests between the sun and the earth. On the following days the moon slowly begins to appear in the sky. The energy of the new moon is associated with introspection, self-analysis and reflection on ourselves.
An opportunity for a new beginning and a new you. What to Do During the New Moon The energies of this phase of the moon will not actually increase your powers of manifestation. Instead of enchanting the new moon, use this time to set a general intent for the lunar cycle that begins today.
Work on your personal space: clean your ritual area, start or decorate your Book of Shadows, look up spells online, or take a cleansing bath. Meditate on your desires and longings, but also on your doubts and fears. Plan and think about what you want to plan and achieve in the next 28 days! 2.
This phase of the moon begins 3 days after the new moon, when you can see a small portion of the moon in the dark sky. The crescent moon is the symbol and representation of the Wicca goddess and embodies the new beginning and the possibilities ahead. What to do during the waxing crescent moon This is a good time for long-term or material gain spells like a money draw spell or a ritual to find a new job.
Cast a spell that will help you grow your business or career. Focus on your job and your education. Do not think of your goals as something that is in the future, but as something that is already beginning.
You can also take this opportunity to recharge your moon water on the Waxing Crescent Moon. 3. First Quarter This phase begins about 7 days after the new moon.
This is an excellent time to act on your deepest desires and release your biggest blocks. It is a great time for growth and self healing. As a continuation of the previous phase, the energies present at this point can help you feel clearer and become more aware of how your intuition and second nature are developing.
What to Do During the First Quarter of the Moon Use the energies of this phase to heal both and emotional levels. As the moon gains shape, you can focus on growing yourself. It is a time of abundance so use it creatively, allow the right things and let people come to you and attract the important things that you want to see more of.
Do health and beauty treatments, focus on your personal growth, such as B. Increase self-esteem and self-love, family and fertility, and work on developing your powers of manifestation. Waxing Gibbous This is the fourth phase of the moon.
It starts on the 10th day after the new moon and lasts until the 13th day after that. It is a time to be patient. Realize the power of the universe and let it take control.
Pause your actions and instead observe the status of your projects. Relax, analyze, and plan your next step. What to do during the waxing gibbous moon.
Wait and develop patience. If you started casting a spell during the previous phases of the moon, this is the time to hold on and let the universe do its job. This is a pregnancy period when we don't really have to do anything special.
Use this time to prepare for the next phase: the full moon. Organize your tools, gather your materials and add new pages to your book of spells. Full Moon Occurs 14 days after the new moon and is easy to spot because the night sky suddenly lights up around you.
If you look up, you will find a large pearl that glows brightly as it reflects sunlight on the earth. It represents the culmination and success of everything you started during the waxing phase of the moon. Now everything is in its fullness.
At this stage, people are more receptive and social relationships are more favorable. What to do under the full moon? Full moon favors communication and social interaction. This phase is very beneficial for dealing with romantic problems as it can be a true aphrodisiac.
If you have been working on a love spell, this is where you will get the best results. Act according to your wishes and take risks! As this moon improves communication with the spiritual world, any type of ritual performed on a full moon will experience a boost of strength. Fortune telling rituals are especially fortified by this moon, like any personal spell that could use a big boost, including rituals for abundance, protection, love or wisdom.
Your chances of success are greater than in any other phase of the moon. Use the power of the full moon to cast any type of spell with confidence. 6.
Waning gibbous begins on the 3rd day after the full moon until the 7th day after it. It provides an opportunity to remove and eliminate negative energies. Use this moon phase to free yourself from the burdens that hold you back.
What you have to do during the waning gibbous moon rituals and all spells to get rid of negative things and situations are favored by this moon phase. For example related to divorce, separation, problem elimination, addiction, stress and other negative feelings. 7.
Last Quarter This phase begins on the 7th day after the full moon and lasts until the 10th day after. Let the energy of this moon calmly finish your removal processes and purifications. Close all pending problems and calmly renew your inner energies.
What to do during the last quarter of the moon? It is time to be careful and take advantage of this phase of the moon to rest. You can also use this opportunity to remove yourself from destructive relationships, negative behavior patterns, or any other harmful thing in your life. Overcoming melancholy and depression.
Some witches use this moon phase to cast spells for justice or against enemies. 8. Waning Crescent This is the final stage of the lunar cycle.
It extends from the 10th day after the full moon to the night before the new moon. It is a moment of conclusion and reflection. Don't use it to make big decisions or start a new project, what to do during the waning crescent? Thank you for a cycle that ends and starts a new one.
Look back at what you've accomplished in the last month, what mistakes you've made, and how you can improve and continue to grow. Perform rituals of gratitude and relaxation that indicate completion. If you feel a special connection to the moon, then it will be easier for you to connect with the rhythms of nature by following the phases of the moon and acting accordingly until it becomes part of the rhythm of your own life and you are in harmony with your surroundings.
Just as the moon has an enormous stabilizing effect on the inclination of the earth, it is always important here to maintain a healthy balance and to know when to keep your powers and when to give them up to the universe.
Moon Sign: Determined by the position of where the moon was at the exact time you were born. This sign governs your instinctive, inner needs. If you are looking for a long-term relationship, the moon signs of you and your partner should be compatible.9 2017 .
Hi, I'm Kyoko, I'm a Leo and Leos are the best. (Hip hop music) I grew up in Taiwan and currently live in New York for over a year. So today I'm with different zodiac signs and two are supposed to be good matches and two aren't supposed to be such good matches, so we'll see what happens.
In terms of type, it's really a physical thing; for guys, I want them to be a little bit thin but athletic, and then for girls, dark hair, dark eyes, taller than me and a little bit of wild energy. For example, boom, I'm going to fall in love. (Hip hop music)) - Harrison. - Kyoko - Kyoko? - Nice to meet you. - pleasure. - What's your mark? - I'm Libra, October 16th. - My brother, he's a Libra. - Yes? - Yes, and it's hard to read - I think I'm pretty straightforward, I think I might have my feelings on my sleeve - Yes. - I don't think I'm too mysterious, or maybe I am, I don't know.
What do you think? - You see, this is the --- How have I read so far? - --That's the thing with scales! - Yes, maybe.- Tell me who you are. - Oh, Jesus! - Yes, I'm sorry. - No, it's okay.
Jesus is cool. - That was one of my childhood crushes. - Was Jesus? - The portrait of him looked like this? - Yes. - With his hair and his beard? So I just thought, 'Hey Jesus, you look cute.' - Hey, Jesus. (happy music) - I would go on a second date.
I would like to communicate and have a sense of humor, so as long as you can throw it back or just keep going, that's kind of all I ask for - That was a fun date, wouldn't date me again, but would be friends - I will say I am very introverted and very emotional. I can be very cold, but I can also be very cute. - So what's your sign? - I'm a Capricorn and you? - Cool, I'm a Leo. (Kyoko chuckles) Have you ever dated a lion? - No, but I have friends who are Leo.
Well, I never dated a lion - No? - No. - Why do you have a problem with Leos? - No. - We are too much for you? - I don't know, I haven't got anyone yet. - With whom? - I mean, Leo signs - So you're a model - Yeah. - How was it? - The first year was very tough and now I think I've learned so much. - My date with Sara was the definition of a stressful date. - We had this great conversation, it was very nice. - She's so calm, so I wouldn't go on another date - She's my soul mate. (chuckles) - Tommy. - Nice to meet you. - Nice to meet you! - What's your sign? - Aquarius.- Ooh, Aquarius, Aquarius is great! I am a lion - Okay - We are sister signs, which means we are opposites, which means we should be perfect, so - So do you think we're going to be perfect? - Oh God, I don't you know, I mean we just maybe we get along. - Would you date me as an Aquarius? - Hmm, I have a feeling that your style has kind of femme vibes? - Okay. - Which is not a problem.
Feel like my men, I feel like I really like them manly. - Okay. - I want a man to claim me and everything I hate, I hate myself, but I can't help it, you know? - I can.
These are the ones who hide. These are the ones who are secretly female. They're the ones who are just like, oh, they're going to wear a tank top and they're going to have a little army fatigue, but as soon as they address Beyonce they say, 'Ah!' - What kind of men are you into? - Men? - Yes! - That's strange, I think ...
I don't know, I'm not looking for specific ones, I'm just looking for someone who resonates with me. It was annoying. - I have Tommy's friend vibes, so probably wouldn't date him again. - I don't know if it was her, I don't know if she did that because there was a camera in the room, but it was the way she was sitting, I could already tell, I said, 'Aw, (beep) 'She'll be like' hello 'on some, I said, mm-mm.- Hi, I'm Kyoko. - Libby. - Nice to meet you. - Nice to meet you too. - I know this is a first date --- No, it's okay. --- and you're not supposed to talk about your dating history, but --- I think it's important, transparency is important. - I think it's fun, it's a great way to get to know someone. - Yes! Well, I've just been in a four year relationship.
Yikes, and right now I'm just looking for a good connection and a fun time and freedom in a connection. You know what I mean? - Yes - Because I don't look like I ...
I'm not a (beep) boy, I won't sleep around. - Really? - I know I look like a (beep) boy, trust me, she (beep) around too much. - (beep) boys always say, 'No, I'm not a (beep) boy.' - You know you're right - They say, 'I seem like that.' - But it's not me. - 'But no, I'm so nice.' - Well, listen, I'm nice.
I like people who are sarcastic and a little bit sharp, you know what I mean? - Oh, okay. - I think you give me a little bit of that vibe. - Hell yeah. - I love that.
So what are you into? - I like to dance. - Yes - I love to dance. - Amazing.- Always has.- Every girl I've dated in the past six years has been a dancer.
Everything modern and contemporary. - Oh my God. Am I your type? - You are definitely my type - Yes! - Yes - everyone's type. - Yes, you are. - The same. - Am I your type? - Yes! (chuckles) - I'm pleased. - Great.
Personality, I would give five out of five because it's so cool. Physical attraction, also five out of five, very my type. - I think it's beautiful.
I really loved her energy and she's like, she's kind of just ain't no (beep) and you think, 'This is hot.' - So we have a professional astrologer who rated the data from best to worst, and here is my ranking. I chose Libby! And I guess the zodiac sign was right. - Are you looking forward to going out with Libby? - Damn it, she's so cute.
My god yeah (chuckles) (upbeat music) I wasn't expecting to meet anyone who was really cool, but it happened, so life is for you - So, we will-- - I agree with you - You get yours Number? - Yeah - Are you going to pay us a date, right? - Oh yeah, okay. - That was (murmurs) .- Yes, that's what I'm talking about.
Today's Moon: The Moon is in Libra to 2:38 PM, after which the Moon is in Scorpio. A void Moon period occurs from 7:03 AM to 2:38 PM today. The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent
on june 24th the fourth and last super full moon of 2021 closes an important season of the year from capricorn the sign of consequences and responsibility becomes the main actor of the conclusion of the super moon season special decision and balancing act between two important facets of our life unfolds into a dramatic one Turn of events for a moment of action where something has to give in or take out the full strawberry moon in Capricorn will take place on the 24th courtyard of the month of this year Astrologers believe that the full moon in June will be one of the more energy-intensive full moons without humanity in an energy-intensive state is and ready to receive the power of the moon whether they know it or not and the event could prove to be very positive changes for many signs in the zodiac. The super moon, which bears the name Strawberry Moon, is said to bring luck and success. Many intuitive powers will increase as we approach June full moon this is a time to gather and wait for the west you planted this spring The strawberry moon is a time of transformation as you continue to ripen It is a time to pluck your intentions wind of change is in the air the spiritual meaning of full moon June 2021 relates to happiness optimism and generosity June full moon is kind and will feel different from the series of powerful full moons we have had since the beginning of the year, it is more than now ever the time to stay in the present moment, manifest in your heart and soul the spirit of love and light and send it into the world that is filled with great darkness, archangel raphael will work with us and help us slow down to become and breathe.
He knows that our lives have been hectic and demanding over the past year. The emotions were raging and he is here to help us heal and be reborn into a new peace of mind. More than ever it is time to stay in the present heart and soul the spirit of love and light and send it into the world that is filled with The great Archangel of Darkness Raphael will lend you his patience, his understanding and his grounding to help you further.
His name means the one who heals or God heals and he can teach you these qualities while gently guiding you. Ask Archangel Raphael to come to you on this full moon and teach you the ways of breathing focus and serenity the natural tendencies of the Energy that comes from this full moon are positive in nature The full moon sex style Jupiter should make you serene, hopeful, optimistic and harmonious internally and externally, you should feel a strong urge to reconnect with your favorite people and make big personal changes all in one Make professional capacity you might be ready for Take it on with a big projector Creating new initiatives that will get you to work face-to-face with the public, as we mentioned earlier, be careful but think that good and bad light and darkness are positive and negative but you can decide who to turn to. The energy that comes from this full moon is quite positive overall, but that is not the only energy we experience when we come from heaven with Saturn and Mars as opposed to negative energy can invade our lives and overtake the positive force of the strawberry moon positive and ready for change can get bogged down by frustrating things that are happening in your life, take the time to process the bad things when it looks like you are easy can't get over the bad news, the big mistakes and the things that frustrate you the most, take a moment to look at the moon and breathe in what it offers you, the heavenly energy that passes through us is a minor matter , no claim The planets stars and moons in our universe do not do what they only do for the youth, the energetic currents n are offered or swim with them n and the moon and planets and stars are to blame for nothing our destiny is our own Use these energies as tools to fulfill your destiny but do not expect them to do anything for you to be yours like water and allow yourself to flow through your day to feel the coolness of the water and the gentleness it brings.
Ask Archangel Raphael to be with you in these moments. Observe the situation and whisper in your ear steps that You have to do, practice this daily and it will become second nature in no time Nothing should stay the same and the ebb and flow of your spiritual journey is no exception if you are mentally drifted or perhaps you are looking for more clarity in a situation, let you do not get discouraged by the uncertainty you feel in the present moment, you have to remember retrograde with Jupiter Saturn Pluto and Neptune that things might feel as if they were standing completely still, but for this reason, this pause should not be taken for granted when a planet is retrograde and current astro weather is encouraging you to do the same. The most exciting thing about this full moon in Capricorn is that Jupiter will send a ray of bliss in its direction, which will be one of the first full moons in a while that has no tense interactions or disruptions from any of the other planets.
Yes, you might be filled with a desire to reflect, but the energy of Jupiter will not only kindle your mind and self-confidence, it will add a little more shine to your life and you deserve it in the case of those ruled by this moon Season to use the power of the many phases of Mother Moon is the key The moon cycle resonates with the cycle of death and rebirth like the germination process of a seed a symbol of our inner world Luna illuminates our innermost feelings and intuitive instincts New moon phase is a time for waxing The crescent phase is a time to set intentions and think about how to take action The first quarter phase is for making decisions The gibbose growing phase is to reflect your progress so far, and the full moon phase is to make decisions to see the truth for yourselfThis happens when the moon is directly opposite d the sun sits, which in turn creates a spiritual balance between our inner and outer world, the arrival of the full moon in Capricorn makes you dedicate yourself and try to be useful to society you become the justification for everything you experience on yours Set surroundings so that you stop paying attention to what you feel and need that astrological conjunction requires you to return to your inner world to explore your needs and desires, otherwise you might one during this full moon on June 24th Be a puppet, at the mercy of external forces you have to regain your personality so that you can increase your power The influence of the full moon will affect the emotions with great intensity Your feelings will take control, a wall between you and other people will be built up your shyness could turn into mistrust transform due to your feeling of abandonment in the universe of quec ksilber begins his transition to brothers and brings clarity to your ideas, the thoughts and projects that have stayed on the waiting time will be reactivated that will help you master the challenges, the full moon disorder comes with the right frame of mind on a voice could sneak in and us say we are not good enough and we could do something much better if we made the best of our circumstances. When we've made bad decisions that have harmed ourselves or others, it is time to pay the piper. The consequences must now be drawn if changes have to happen.
At least this June full moon will be the last super full moon of 2021. Every super full moon tells a story, but an even bigger e bigger merges when we look at them all together at this stage have you now experienced all four super full moons that took place from March to June 2021. Capricorn themes offer you the opportunity to rethink and analyze exactly everything you have achieved, and whether these are personal and / or professional milestones Built on solid foundations for who you are and how far you have come this year, the full moon in Capricorn brings closure and clarity to everything from professional success to your sense of authority hovering over your prestigious tenth house of the boss Professional occupation and legacy in the world luna wil I illuminate everything from your sense of stability to Based on your desires and goals, your challenge, if you decide to take them on, is to reach for the stars and dream big while remaining rooted in your authentic self, what needs to be given up and or restructured in your life to look Moving you into the future with clarity and confidence.
An additional burst of full moon energy will send Capricorn vibes right through your inner self, the side of you will be ruled by the moon and it's entirely up to you how you take that, but when you do Want to make the most of this time, go hard or go home, take this as The inspiration you need to get into your work, this is the boost that will help you get recognized in your volatility and drama, but them also provide us with a breeding ground for emotional Br through unprecedented self-reflection and the chance to reach an exciting climax, and this time around, that positive outcome will e lying on the table as a hard-working Capricorn with the assistance of spiritual Pisces masters this lunar moment as an acardinal sign to think on the whole, but given their ruling planet Saturn's preoccupation with rules, foundations, structures and restrictions, it is no surprise that the upper limit can hang on all the rules of the road if they do not know how much ground they have covered in the long run. Therefore, this full moon serves as an awake call to enjoy all fruits, while all full moons represent a point of completion and the end of this A full moon brings some wildcard energy that can distract us or create a feeling of restlessness or discomfort. We may feel led to let go and give up control, but this work can be challenging, but it can also make us regret having returned to the surface.
To be cleared and forgiven once and for all, keep your heart and mind open to forgiveness and regret embrace the grounding and supportive qualities that the Capricorn frequencies can bring with them. Concentrate on things that build a sense of security and stability and you know how everything, this too will actually pass, once the energies of the full moon we will perhaps feel clearer, more confident and supported with what is on a personal level before us lies. Perhaps in the days before the full moon and even in the days after you wake up feeling dissatisfied with the state of your personal space or life and feeling compelled to make big changes in your daily life, the way you use the heavenly energy use, regardless of the event, is entirely up to you.
Think of the energy of the moon as a gentle suggestion, you can choose to listen to the suggestion or take a different direction. It is best to go with the flow of this moon energy and listen to what they are offering you during the two weeks surrounding that full moon look in Take Care of Yourself and Discover what you think should be changed and make a plan that the moon will be not doing it for you, but he can give you the kick in the can to get started. Beware of dissatisfaction and negativity during this strawberry full moon, although you may look at your home and what you don't love you see, you may look in the mirror and feel unhappy with what is staring at you, the strawberry moon is not trying to keep you in your life to make you feel bad you should feel a lot of self-love during this time love the body you have love the space you have but don't be afraid to think about how it could be better fortunately, all the signs will be the effects of this glorious full moon in the Feel Capricorn, but Taurus Virgo Capricorn Pisces and Scorpio will feel it most comfortably when the energy of this moon feels insubstantial so you remember to take it in steps, sometimes you have to do your own magic so look for all the silver lining that you have Find and celebrate them one way or another next month n will be your time be to light up the awakened ones listening to this message, if you watch this article and it resonates with you day you will be fully endowed with fifth dimensional consciousness and you will exist in a state of love and never again for the rest Fear your current 3D reality as you stay tuned to this channel and follow our assignments and do your part by sharing this information with others about your mind, body, soul and earth experience having no choice but to begin, in ascend the unlimited abundance and wealth that you never knew existed but will happen for you now as you activate your 5d higher self that will begin to download all of your talents and abilities that you have stored within you Channel like this to wake her up again and show you the strength you always had thank you for watching
The Full Moon allows us to take a deep dive within and speak from the heartwithout a filter. If there is animosity brewing between a couple, they usually want to hear out the problems and work through them at this time. At this time, we can feel the lunar pressure to elevate emotional circumstances. .
The moon and star together represent the harmony that exists in the relationship between a man and a woman, and serves as a symbol of love. .
While humans don't lay eggs, we have the same intuitions and sexual behavior under a Full Moon. We have more energy, feel more extroverted and connected to our partner, and have more interest in sex due to the gravitational pull of the Moon on Earth, and the consequent energy released during this time.9 2020 .
Your moon sign is one of the most important parts of your astrological profile: it represents your emotional side, your feelings, intuition and memories. It also dictates your relationship with the main maternal influences in your life, as well as how you nurture and care for others. .
The new moon marks the beginning of a new lunar cycle and often brings with it an array of new beginnings. This leaves new moons feeling like a particularly ideal time for self-reflection, course correction and goal-setting. .
The Moon's current phase for today and tonight is a First Quarter phase. This phase occurs roughly 7 days after the New Moon when the moon is one quarter of the way through its orbit around the earth. Exactly half the moon will be illuminated and half dark.