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Council to discuss dealing with the full moon circle

Saturday, March 31st.
We are meeting at the TOP OF THE CLIFFS near the Glider Port at Blacks Beach one hour before sunset to council on the miss-use of our sacred fire circle traditions. (Sunset happens shortly after 7 PM)
We will have a fire but please do not bring wood. Please do not bring your drums, this is not a drum circle and definitely no alcohol will be tolerated. please bring love and concerns to share and as a family let us find a way to work through. allways forward. S.C.R.O.L.L.

Full Moon Circle at Black's Beach

A Peace and Healing Circle

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. Sometimes we stay on top of the cliffs and drum there. 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. The parking at this lot closes at 10 PM so come early or park on East Mission Bay Drive just north of the entrance to Fiesta Island and take the bike path over. 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. For the outcome of the council the day of the Full Moon Circle, call 619-677-0882 at least one hour after dark.

A Message From The San Diego Rainbow Family Focalizers

It has long been a Family tradition to discourage alcohol at a gathering. Our children (thatís all of us) need a safe and unthreatening place to celebrate. Alcohol energy can easily threaten. We respect a personís right to drink, but the Rainbow Gathering is a peace and prayer sanctuary, not a booze party. Please leave it at home.

If we ask for the drumming to stop, please respect our request. We are asking you to stop drumming so we can deal with a person who is being aggressive, violent, or causing a problem we need to deal with collectively. Please hold the silence until we resolve the problem. RAINBOW IS A TOTALLY FREE EVENT. All peaceful people are welcome. Plug in, this is your drum circle. You make it beautiful. The more you give to the gathering, the more the gathering gives to you.

2007 marks the start of our 14th year of circling at Black's Beach for the Full Moon. The first one was held in January 1994.

Please donít throw cigarette butts on the beach. Swim with a friend. Be careful, people die on these cliffs every year. Share yourself and your dreams with your family! Please respect our Gathering by not abusing drugs or using alcohol on the site. Please think twice about sharing mind altering substances with people you don't know. Everyone reacts differently to different substances and if you don't know the person, you can't tell how they will react. Please don't share, unless youíre prepared to share yourself as well.

We take care of ourselves by talking in a circle and finding solutions that meet the needs of everyone. The circle is what makes the Rainbow. We council on the beach starting one hour before sunset. Please join us and speak your mind! No experience is necessary. We need your ideas!!!

Shanti Sena (peace keepers) Rap
Everybody is a peacekeeper. If we donít stay aware of what is going on with people around us, and donít offer aid, trouble can erupt into violence and injury. Offer your help in easing conflict, rapping with folks who are being disrespectful to the gathering, and if you see something that isnít right, ask the drummers to stop playing so all of us can address the problem.

Clean Up
Clean up begins the moment you arrive. Donít throw trash on the ground and then you wonít have to pick it up. Take your own trash home with you. Pick up trash left by less conscious folks. Carry a bag of garbage up the hill when you leave. PACK IT IN!!! PACK IT OUT!!!

Welcome Home
The crew at the top of the cliffs is there to welcome our family home. PLUG IN! Share information on how the gathering works and make some new friends. Bring juice and fruit for the crew to share with the family. Take your turn at welcome home and share hugs and info with your family. If we welcome our family home in a loving way, the energy at the circle will stay loving.

                    The next full moon circle is scheduled to happen on
Monday, April 2, 2007

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:
Monday April, 2007 (Moon is full at 10:15 AM)
All times are based on San Diego Time Zone either Standard or Pacific Daylight Savings time as observed by California.

On Sundays we gather together in Balboa Park
Council takes place in Balboa Park adjacent to Marston Point in the Pine Grove Picnic Area. From the intersection of Sixth Avenue and Laurel Streets in Hillcrest, enter the park going east on Laurel (which becomes El Prado). Turn right on Balboa Drive which is the last right before the Cabrillo Bridge. Follow Balboa Drive and look for us near the Pine Grove Picnic Area.

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 this page.

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.

General Information

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 them.

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.

Misc. Info

Lets not forget to

Clean UP!!!

   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