Today I found myself thinking about Matzo and Pasta since Passover began last night and tomorrow is Easter Sunday! I know which one is my favorite! Also, today is the Paschal Full Moon which I had never heard of before.
I was always skeptical about all the companies advertising DNA Kit Testing, but as of today I can say for certainty that my ancestry/heritage is European Jewish and Europe South-Sicily, according to my Ancestry.com DNA Test Results! I just sent messages to 2nd and 3rd Cousins that came up as DNA Matches! What a lovely and Zenful gift it will be to connect with family members who up until now were never on my radar.
I am grateful for this gift coming on such a sacred weekend of Passover and Easter. I waited several weeks for the results from Ancestry.com, and the timing is just perfect. If we wait patiently for life to unfold in Divine Order, the outcome is usually better than we ever could imagine.
Today is a Full Moon the second one in March, also known as a Blue Moon! It is also called the Paschal Full Moon. I had never heard of that before, (my constant curiosity is one of my favorite character traits,) so I looked up the meaning of this Full Moon and found some interesting history on Wikipedia and Space.com websites.
The paschal full moon refers to the ecclesiastical full moon of the northern spring used in the determination of the date of Easter. The name “paschal” is derived from “Pascha”, a transliteration of the Aramaic word meaning Passover.
Spring began on March 20, and 11 days later, the moon turns full. So this is also the first full moon of spring, and as such, it’s designated as the Paschal Moon. The first Sunday after the Paschal Moon is usually designated as Easter Sunday, as will indeed be the case on the very next day, April 1.
On this special weekend I think about all the memories with family who have now passed on. I think about my Italian Heritage on my Mom’s side, the special Easter feasts that we all enjoyed. Since it is a Blue Moon, I wanted to share this version of the song: “Blue Moon” by Dean Martin who was my Mom’s favorite!
Happy Easter and Happy Passover from this Italian & Zen-Jew!
Dean Martin Version:
Blue moon, You saw me standing alone, Without a dream in my heart, Without a love of my own. Blue moon, You knew just what I was there for. You heard me saying a pray for Someone I really could care for. Blue moon, You saw me standing alone, Without a dream in my heart, Without a love of my own. Blue moon… Without a love of my own.