Blacks Beach Full Moon Circle
Saturday, April 23, 2005
2005 marks the start of our twelfth year of circling at Black's Beach
for the Full Moon. The first one was held in January 1994.
The full moon circle in San Diego starts shortly before sunset. A
circle will happen at the base of the cliffs somewhere on the beach
starting approximately one hour before sunset.
Upcoming dates are:
Saturday, April 23, 2005 (moon is full at 3:08 am on the 24th)
Monday, May 23, 2005 (moon is full at 1:19 PM)
Summer Solstice -- Tuesday, June 21, 2005 (moon is full at 9:15 pm)
Wednesday, July 20, 2005 (Moon is full at 4 am on July 21 )
Friday, August 19, 2005 (moon is full at 10:54 AM)
Saturday, September 17, 2005 (moon is full at 7 pm)
Sunday, October 16, 2005 (moon is full at 5:15 am on October 17)
November 15, 2005 (Moon is full at 5 PM)
The method we use to determine the full moon is based on the actual
minute that the moon gets full (Pacific Time). If the moon gets full
at 4 am, we meet the night before. If the moon gets full at 4 pm, we
meet later at sunset. Sometimes it's hard to call, so check here for
the exact date. Links to full moon schedules are at the bottom of
It's your job to bring firewood - please bring natural untreated
firewood - no nails, paint, etc. If everyone brings one piece there
will be enough to last the night.
Except when weather conditions warrant a top of the cliffs council,
council happens one hour before sunset on the beach. No experience
necessary. When the circle starts with loving focused energy, the
entire night tends to stay loving and focused. Support your family
by showing up for the council on the beach. Introduce yourself to
others, share knowledge about Rainbow in general and the circle at
Black's in particular.
DO NOT WAIT FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO CALL THE CIRCLE. IT IS YOUR JOB TO
CREATE A COMMUNITY BY HOLDING A CIRCLE. Remember-- if we ask the
drumming to stop, we do so because we have a situation that requires
the attention of all to maintain peace and safety. Please respect
the circles. Please move out side your comfort zone and make friends
with someone you don't know. Remember no one is in charge. We need to
make decisions together. If something's happening that you don't
like, call a circle and see what other people think.
Dress warm. Bring wood. Bring something to share and create music,
dance, love, peace. Don't take wood along the trail -- it is being
used to maintain the trail from the top of the cliffs down to the
beach. Bring trash bags - pack it in - pack it out. You are the
clean up crew. Pick up all trash on the beach and along the road in -
let's leave the beach and the surrounding areas cleaner than we found
DIRECTIONS: From I-5, exit Gennessee Avenue, go west to the top of
the hill. Turn left on North Torrey Pines Scenic Road. Turn right
at Salk Institute/Glider Port. Drive to the end of the paved road
and park. Ask the welcome home crew about the parking rules.
Rainy Day Info
If it has rained in the last four or five days or if it seems like it
might rain the day of the full moon or early the following morning,
we usually hold council on top of the cliffs to plan a strategy. The
cliffs are very dangerous during or shortly after a rain and in fact
the cliffs are most likely to collapse 3-5 days after a heavy rain.
If we don't gather at Black's, we often go to South Shores - weather
permitting. Take I-5 south to Sea World Drive. Exit west and turn
right at the South Shores Boat Launch. But if you want to participate
in creating a plan, be at the council, top of the cliffs, starting
one hour before sunset when it's a rainy day or on the beach if it's
not a rainy day.
Lets not forget to
when you leave.
Take more out then what you came with!
Please bring warm clothing so the pit area will be open for dancers.
Feel free to cuddle with a friend for warmth. Bring drinking water
musical instruments, munchies. bubbles, towels (if you think your
going to swim). A back pack is a good item. A flash light etc. And
an open mind and peace in your heart.
Please respect our beautiful environment. Put your butts in your
pockets (if you don't have a pocket find a kind friend who does).
Haul your own trash plus..., and please don't bring alcohol.
Parking is permitted on Torry Pines Scenic Dr. 'till 2am. And one
day parking permits are available at UCSD for $3.00 except on
holidays. And weekends its free.
When Circle is called, get up and join hands and focus on the words
of whomever is speaking (respect). This is a good time to make
appropriate announcements, share concerns, extend hello-s and good-
byes. Join us in the OM and a nice big "We Love You!!" at the end
of the Circle.
Links to information on full moons
Check the dates for yourself. Some links shows full moons based on
Universal Time. For Pacific Daylight Time subtract 7 hours from UTC
and for Pacific Standard Time subtract 8 hours from UTC.
Some links to sites that show the moons:
US Naval Observatory Moon Phases in Universal Time