1. I don’t want to make Carl Sagan sad, but I really think I can get behind the latest hippie astrology advice for the new moon:

We need to sleep as much as possible during our cycle of transformation. We process the most karmic residue, readjust and realign into higher vibration when we are sleeping.

 I could definitely sleep more. I’m not staying up too late; I have a lot of karmic residue to process!

2. Check out 100,000 Stars, a web app (those are covered in my friend’s book!) that plots our nearest 100,000 stars in interactive 3D.  The “play” button on the upper left gives you a nice tour and sense of scale. (This was built for Chrome, but it worked fine for me in Firefox. No guarantees for Internet Explorer, though.)