CURRENT MOON

Sunday, April 22, 2018

White Solar Wizard - Planetary Dog Moon of Manifestation, Day 18







9 Ix
         
White Solar Wizard

Down fell the Moon
Through the Mist to the east
Gibbous Half-Moon -
 Silver Cup glowing

My Heart awakened
Like the blossoming Rose
Luminescent – Transcendent
A bright Fire burning

Under Moon’s closing Eye
In Love I fell –
The Soul’s Enchantment
High Heaven – deep Hell.


©Kleomichele Leeds



June Baker-Bercey




June Esther Bacon-Bercey (née Griffin, born October 23, 1932) is an international expert on weather and aviation who has worked for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Weather Service and the Atomic Energy Commission. She is believed to be the first African-American woman to gain a degree in meteorology.

Early life and education

Bacon-Bercey was born and raised in Wichita. She earned her bachelor's degree in 1954 from the University of Kansas and her master's degree in 1955 from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She earned a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Southern California in 1979.

Career

Bacon-Bercey began her career as an engineer, when she worked for the Sperry Corporation, then worked for a variety of federal organizations including the United States Atomic Energy Commission (as a consultant), the National Weather Service Aviation Branch, and the National Meteorological Center.

Beginning in 1979, Bacon-Bercey spent nearly ten years as the chief administrator for Television Weather Activities at NOAA and worked on a number of other projects.

Increasing the participation of African-American women in meteorology and geophysical science has been a major focus for Bacon-Bercey. In 1978, she published an analysis of African-American meteorologists in the US. She had won $64,000 on a TV quiz show in 1977, which she used to establish a scholarship fund for young women interested in atmospheric sciences, administered by the American Geophysical Union (AGU). Bacon-Bercey served on the AGU's Committee on Women and Minorities in Atmospheric Sciences, and co-founded the American Metereological Society's Board on Women in Minorities.

In 2006, Bacon-Bercey featured in a book for young people, June Bacon-Bercey: a meteorologist talks about the weather.

Honors

Bacon-Bercey was the first woman, as well as the first African-American, to be awarded the American Meteorological Society's Seal of Approval for excellence in television weather casting when she was working in Buffalo, New York in the 1970's.

In 2000, she was honored during a three-day conference at Howard University for her contributions including: helping to establish a meteorology lab at Jackson State University in Mississippi, her endowment of the scholarship, and her work in California's public schools. Bacon-Bercey was also named a Minority Pioneer for Achievement in Atmospheric Sciences by NASA.*




IX



Kin 74: White Solar Wind


I pulse in order to enchant
Realizing receptivity
I seal the output of timelessness
With the solar tone of intention
I am guided by the power of heart.


Within the 13:20 frequency our functioning is syn-tropic of ever-greater harmonic arrangements and rearrangements of reality.*


*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2017-2018.








The Sacred Tzolk'in 





Svadhistana Chakra (Kali Plasma)





Saturday, April 21, 2018

Red Galactic Skywalker - Planetary Dog Moon of Manifestation, Day 17






8 Ben

Red Galactic Skywalker

Skywalker red
Fly to the Moon
Tonight full in Libra
Tonight full in Love

Step aside Stars
Skies – open wide

Amber Globe glistening
Shimmering bright
Enough to brightest Silver
Turn by Midnight

Subtle Moon glow –
 Silent strong Force
What Miracle keeps
This Ship on Course?


©Kleomichele Leeds 




Blanche Armwood



Blanche Mae Armwood (1890–1939), Educator, activist and the first African-American woman in the state of Florida to graduate from an accredited law school. Armwood is also known for being the first Executive Secretary of the Tampa Urban League and as a founder of five Household Industrial Arts Schools for African-American woman in five different states. Armwood High School in Seffner, Florida is named in her honor.

Early life

Blanche Armwood was born on January 23, 1890 in Tampa, Florida to Levin Armwood Jr. and Margaret Holloman. Born into a prominent middle-class family, she was the youngest of five children. Her mother was a skilled dressmaker and her father was Tampa’s first black policeman in the late 1870's and a county deputy sheriff in 1895. He was also the Supervisor of County Roads and the supervisor of Mt. Zion school. Her father and her brother, Walter, owned the only black-owned drugstore in Tampa, the “Gem.” Walter Armwood was also a professor at Bethune-Cookman University and a state supervisor for the U.S. Bureau of Negro Economics.

Blanche Armwood's father and paternal grandfather, Levin Armwood Sr., were both born into slavery, in Georgia and North Carolina respectively. The family moved to Hillsborough County in 1866 when Levin Jr. was eleven years old. Her great uncle, John Armwood, was an early landowner who homesteaded 159 acres of land in Hillsborough County and served as a negotiator between the Seminole Native Americans and white settlers along the Florida frontier. Her maternal grandfather, Adam Holloman, was a freeman who spent his entire life in the Tampa area. He owned citrus groves and was the Hillsborough County Commissioner from 1873 to 1877.

Blanche Armwood's parents, having been unable to complete their formal educations, sent her to a private school, St. Peter Claver Catholic School. She graduated with honors in 1902. That same year, at the age of twelve, Armwood passed the State Uniform Teacher’s Examination. As Tampa did not have a high school for black students, she attended Spelman Seminary (later Spelman College) in Atlanta, Georgia. She excelled in English and Latin courses. In 1906, at age sixteen, graduated summa cum laude from Spelman earning a teacher’s certificate.

Career and activism

Armwood returned to Tampa and began teaching in the Hillsborough County Public Schools where she would remain for the next seven years. In 1913, Armwood suspended her teaching career when she married attorney Daniel Webster Perkins and relocated to Knoxville, Tennessee. The marriage was annulled the following year and Armwood returned to Tampa. Armwood’s service to the community began in 1914 when the Tampa Gas Company, in conjunction with the Hillsborough County Board of Education and the Colored Ministers Alliance commissioned her to organize an industrial arts school designed to train black women in the domestic sciences. This alliance spawned the Tampa School of Household Arts which was founded around 1915. The school trained black women and girls to use then modern household gas appliances as well as other skills which would enable the students to excel in domestic service. Following the school’s first year of operation, over two hundred women received certificates of completion. Later, Armwood would establish similar schools in Roanoke, Virginia; Rock Hill, South Carolina; Athens, Georgia and New Orleans, Louisiana.

Between 1917 and 1920, while living in New Orleans and married to dentist John C. Beatty, Armwood received state and federal acclaim for her work in training domestic workers. In 1918, she published Food Conservation in the Home a cookbook which was popular with women of all races. The cookbook, published during World War I, had a particularly poignant introduction, stating that: “Every pound of white flour saved is equal to a bullet in our Nation’s defense.”

In 1922, Jesse Thomas of the National Urban League nominated Armwood as the first Executive Secretary of the Tampa Urban League. Under her leadership, the Tampa Urban League established a public playground, a day care center, and a kindergarten for black children and played a significant role in the development of a subdivision offering blacks decent and affordable housing. Throughout her tenure with the league, she served as assistant principal at Tampa’s Harlem Academy School.

Armwood was appointed as the first Supervisor of Negro Schools by the Hillsborough County School Board. During her tenure, 1926-1934, she was instrumental in the school board's establishment of five new school buildings, improving the older schools, providing a vocational school for black students, increasing black teacher salaries, organizing parent-teacher associations at each school, and extending the school year for black students from six to nine months. She is also credited with establishing Booker T. Washington School in 1925. Initially a junior high school, the first for black students in Tampa, it was quickly expanded to include black senior high school students, another first, and was the first accredited school for black students in the county.

In addition to her leadership positions in Tampa, Armwood held positions in several national organizations, including the Chair of the Home Economics Department of the National Association of Colored Women, National Campaign Speaker for the Republican Party, and as State Organizer for the Louisiana Chapter of the NAACP. She was a frequent speaker on national and international lecture circuits, speaking about voting rights and racial inequality.

Armwood participated in the suffrage and the anti-lynching crusades. She worked closely with anti-lynching advocate Mary McLeod Bethune, including helping to raise funds and other resources for Bethune-Cookman College and other black schools. She was close friends with Clara Frye, a black nurse who provided the first medical facilities for blacks in Tampa. Armwood raised funds for Frye and helped establish the first training program for licensed black nurses and some of the first blood banks for blacks in Florida.

Her increased interest in politics and equal rights for blacks and women led her to pursue a career in law. In 1934, Armwood enrolled in Howard Law School. She earned her juris doctor in 1938 making her the first black female from the state of Florida to graduate from an accredited law school.

Death

While on a speaking tour in Medford, Massachusetts, Armwood became ill and died unexpectedly on October 16, 1939. She is buried in her family's plot at Tampa's L'Unione Italiana Cemetery, land purchased from the Armwood family by The Italian Club.

In 1984, Congressman Michael Bilirakis and the Florida House of Representatives paid tribute to Armwood’s legacy. That same year, Blanche Armwood Comprehensive High School, known today as Armwood High School, was opened in Tampa in her honor. Armwood is also memorialized on historical markers for Booker T. Washington School and L'Unione Italiana Cemetery. In 2014 she was memorialized with a bronze bust on Tampa Riverwalk's Historical Monument Trail. Encore!, the revitalization of Tampa's black business and entertainment district, has renamed a street in Armwood's honor.*




BEN



Kin 73: Red Galactic Skywalker


I harmonize in order to explore
Modeling wakefulness
I seal the output of space
With the galactic tone of integrity
I am guided by the power of navigation.


As we develop the telepathic pulsar technologies we will see the potential of our mind as a powerful cosmic force.*



*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2017-2018.











 The Sacred Tzolk'in




Ajna Chakra (Gamma Plasma)





Friday, April 20, 2018

Yellow Resonant Human - Planetary Dog Moon of Manifestation, Day 16






7 Eb

Yellow Resonant Human


For all the days of all your life be sure
That my love reaches you through time and space –
My heart limns phrases of a faith secure
Beyond all doubt – all fear it doth erase
Our spirits sound a harmony divine
Transforming sorrow into joyful song
Devotion grows in manner strong and fine
To victory and triumph we belong
In truth we rise into realms eternal
Protecting one another from all strife –
Bathed in wisdom, bliss and light supernal
We pass through death together into Life

Unchain thy Self forever from all pain –
That our noble Spirits may be born again.


©Kleomichele Leeds



Anna Gardner Goodwin




Anna Gardner Goodwin (October 1874 — 1959) was an American composer, mainly of religious music and marches.

Early life
Anna Gardner was born in Augusta, Georgia. 

Career

Goodwin wrote and taught music for much of her adult life. She assisted her husband in playing and leading music at Morehouse College, and accompanying the school's glee club. Her published compositions included "I Will Follow Jesus" (1906), "Do Not Touch the Wine Cup" (1906), "Jesus Don't Pass Me By" (1906), "Praise the Lord" (1906), "Tell the Story Everywhere" (1906), "Willing Workers" (1906), "Adalene" (1909), and "I'm Lonely Just for You" (1934). Her last composition, "Freedom to All March", was written to commemorate the 1951 race riot in Cicero, Illinois. Goodwin's "Cuba Libre March" (1898) was included in Black Women Composers: A Century of Piano Music, 1893-1990 (1992).

Goodwin was assistant house director of the Chicago YWCA in the 1930's.

Personal life

Anna Gardner married the Rev. George A. Goodwin, a professor of theology at Morehouse College, in 1895. They had a son, George Jr., and daughters Janie, Anna, and Eunice. She was widowed when George died in 1914. In widowhood she lived with her widowed sister Janie Gardner Burruss in Chicago. Anna Gardner Goodwin died in 1959, aged 85 years.

Her papers are archived at the Center for Black Music Research, Columbia College Chicago. Her great-grandsons David E. Robinson III and Rick Robinson both became professional musicians and composers.*




EB


Kin 72: Yellow Resonant Human


I channel in order to influence
Inspiring wisdom
i seal the process of free will
With the resonant tone of attunement
I am guided by the power of flowering
I am a galactic activation portal
Enter me.


The soul, the mind and consciousness are part of one continuum. The soul cannot develop without a mind. The mind cannot develop without consciousness.*


*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2017-2018.






The Sacred Tzolk'in 






Muladhara Chakra (Seli Plasma)




Thursday, April 19, 2018

Blue Rhythmic Monkey - Planetary Dog Moon of Manifestation, Day 15








6 Chuen

Blue Rhythmic Monkey

Moon-Song pulls us
Through life/death/life
Surrounding Bodies with Soul

Soul is paramount
Paradox and tantamount
To our blessed Destiny

Purpose lends Meaning
To Life in a Mechanized Age -
False Age, False Time, Wrong Ratio

Art alone unites
Anoints
Appoints the Angels
In our Midst.

©Kleomichele Leeds



Sojourner Truth



Angie Dickerson was a New York-based tenants' rights organizer involved in the Communist Party, and was under surveillance by the FBI. She was one of the members of Sojourners for Truth and Justice, a leftist, black feminist organization formed in 1951.

She was a member of the World Peace Council and advocated for US withdrawal from Vietnam and Korea. For the conference held in East Berlin of the World Peace Council from 21–23 June 1969 to convince the US to recognize the German Democratic Republic, Dickerson was sent 20 tickets for Aeroflot passage from New York City for conference attendees.

In 1970, Dickerson chaired, along with Ossie Davis, Dick Gregory and others, a National Emergency Conference to defend the right of the Black Panther Party to exist. Believing that the US Attorney was attempting to destroy the party, a wide group of church leaders, civil rights groups, labor groups and colleges sponsored the conference. The sponsors included: Ralph David Abernathy head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (S.C.L.C.); Roy Innis, Chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality (C.O.R.E.); Irving Sarnoff of the Los Angeles Peace Action Council; and Rev. Quincy Cooper, of Black Methodists for Church Renewal.*




CHUEN



Kin 71: Blue Rhythmic Monkey


I organize in order to play
Balancing illusion
I seal the process of magic
With the rhythmic tone of equality
I am guided by my own power doubled.


Noosphere is the mind space of inner time that stretches infinitely into the galactic future.*



*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2017-2018.









The Sacred Tzolk'in 





Sahasrara Chakra (Dali Plasma)




Wednesday, April 18, 2018

White Overtone Dog - Planetary Dog Moon of Manifestation, Day 14





5 Oc


White Overtone Dog

Give me but Silence
And a green Glade
A soft Breeze
To cool the Fire in my Heart

How simple is this
Elemental Grace –
Yet far away and lost
In frantic daily Pace

Life is full of This and That
Where to go and What to do
Whom to meet and What to say
Choices lost and Choices made

Mundane Details are the Sieve
Through which my Genius
Slips away to Silence

And a green Glade.



©Kleomichele Leeds



Judge Cheryl Lynn Allen



Cheryl Lynn Allen became the first African-American woman to be elected to the Pennsylvania Superior Court, in 2007. A Pittsburgh native and former Pittsburgh public school teacher, Judge Allen is a graduate of Penn State University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She spent fifteen years practicing law before earning a merit selection appointment to the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, in 1990. She was elected to a ten-year term in 1991, and retained in 2001 for a second ten-year term.

Judge Allen is a founding member of Women Without Walls (WWW), a ministry whose mission is to promote unity among women from varied cultural and denominational backgrounds. She serves on the Juvenile Court Judges Commission and on boards including the Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation, Hosanna House, and Cornerstone Television. She is a Waynesburg University Trustee and a former board member of Child Watch and Court Appointment Special Advocates (CASA).

In 2015, Allen ran unsuccessfully for the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and retired from the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Awards and honors

Geneva College Serving Leader Award 2015
New Pittsburgh Courier's Women of Excellence Award, 2008
The Legal Intelligencer & Pennsylvania Law Weekly Women of the Year, 2008
Camp Fire USA Incredible Kid Day Breakfast of Champions, 2008
Celebrate & Share Woman of Achievement Honor Award, 2008
Three Rivers Youth Nellie Leadership Award, 2006
Greater Pittsburgh YWCA, Tribute to Women Award, 2006
Pennsylvania Commission for Women, Woman's History Month Award, 2005
Juvenile Court Judges Commission Award, 2004
Allegheny County Bar Association, Juvenile Justice Award, 2004
CASA Volunteer Recognition Award, 2004
Second Chance Inc., Women of Standard Award, 2004
University of Pittsburgh, Women's Law Association, Woman of the Year, 2002
University of Pittsburgh, Alumni of the Year, 1999*




OC



Kin 70: White Overtone Dog


I empower in order to love
Commanding loyalty
I seal the process of heart
With the overtone tone of radiance
I am guided by the power of endlessness.



True freedom is knowing your own mind and therefore, not being subject to automatic or unconscious impulses.*


*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2017-2018.







The Sacred Tzolk'in 





Anahata Chakra (Silio Plasma)






Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Red Self-Existing Moon - Planetary Dog Moon of Manifestation, Day 13






4 Muluc


Red Self-Existing Moon

Feathered Wings 
Upon a Red Moon spread

Intuition surges in
 Universal Waters

 Forming the Portal
In a great Galactic Storm

Planetary Harmonics
Flow in a beating Heart

By Light informed
By Life Force formed.
             
                   
©Kleomichele Leeds




Thelma C. Davidson Adair




Thelma C. Davidson Adair (born August 29, 1920) is a Presbyterian educator, church leader, advocate for human rights, peace and justice issues, writer, guest speaker, educator, and activist. She has been a resident of Harlem since 1942. She has been active with Church Women United, a Christian women's advocacy movement. She is an ordained Elder for the Mount Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church of New York City in Harlem. Adair was the moderator for the 1976 Assembly Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Her husband was the late Reverend Arthur Eugene Adair, s a minister of the church from 1943 to 1979, who died in 1979.

Adair is an advocate for early childhood education and helped to establish Head Start programs in Harlem. She is Professor Emeritus of the City University of Queens College, City University of New York.

Adair is a graduate from Barber–Scotia College, Concord, North Carolina, and Bennett College, Greensboro, North Carolina. She earned a master's degree and Doctorate of Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Adair was born in Iron Station, North Carolina, and lived there while in elementary school. Adair grew up during a period of North America history in the Southern United States known as the Jim Crow-era. She was born in 1922, in Iron Station, North Carolina, one of five children. She was born Thelma Cornelia Davidson. Her family then moved to Kings Mountain, North Carolina. She married Reverend Dr. Arthur Eugene Adair. They moved to New York City in 1942. He became a Senior Pastor of St. John's Episcopal Church (Mount Morris, New York), and is a Harlem and Presbyterian educator.

World War II

Like many African Americas and Americans, Adair participated in the World War II efforts at home and abroad. She worked in a war plant inspecting radar tubes. She was also a young mother at the time. She described her experience:

"This was a period of perhaps the greatest number of lynchings. Everything was separate. Total restrictions. And at every moment you could be humiliated just because of color. Despite the denial, despite the tragedy, despite the suffering, black folks, colored folks, Negro, Afro-Americans, claim America. This was your country, and so the loyalty, and this is the mystery of it all, was so strong that you never, even as we worked in war plants, even as we brought our crippled back, even as we buried our dead and got flags – we were not fighting for someone else. We too were America, and we only wanted the chance and the opportunity that we could have to sit at the table."

Career

Adair worked for West Harlem Head Start Programs. In 1944 she organized the Arthur Eugene and Thelma Adair Community Life Center Head Start. The center services over 250 children throughout various locations in Harlem. Adair has written and published numerous articles on early childhood education. Her publications are authoritative guides for early childhood educators throughout the United States.

In 1976, Adair was elected Moderator of the General Assembly for the Presbyterian Church. She is one of the original founders of Presbyterian Senior Services, and is a participant with the Fellowship of the 'Least Coin', a worldwide prayer movement. She was president of Church Women United from 1980 to 1984.

She was honored in 2011 by Congressman Charles Rangel. She attended the Selma, Alabama 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

Affiliations

Chair, Presbyterian Senior Services
Advisor, Church Women United, National Board
Board of Visitor, Davidson College
Advisory Council, National Council of Churches
Member, Harlem Hospital Community Advisory Board

Awards

The Thelma C. Adair Award on Presbyterian Senior Services
Barber-Scotia Alumni Award for Meritorious Service in the Field of Education
Columbia University, Teacher's College Distinguished Alumni Award
United Negro College Fund Distinguished Award for Outstanding Service and Commitment of Higher Education

1986 Recipient of Women of Faith Award from the Presbyterian Church
1991 Recipient of National Association of Presbyterian Clergywomen Women of Faith Awards
2008 Recipient of the Medal of Distinction Barnard College
2011 Recipient of the Maggie Kuhn Presbyterian Church Award*




MULUC



Kin 69: Red Self-Existing Moon


I define in order to purify
Measuring flow
I seal the process of universal water
With the self-existing tone of form
I am guided by the power of life force
I am a galactic activation portal 
Enter me.



The memory of a "lost chord" or "lost planet" is also deeply embedded in the unconscious of the human psyche.*



*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2017-2018.









The Sacred Tzolk'in 






Manipura Chakra (Limi Plasma)