Packed in small containers in [Astronaut Stuart] Roosa’s personal kit were hundreds of tree seeds, part of a joint NASA/USFS project. Upon return to Earth, the seeds were germinated by the Forest Service.
Known as the “Moon Trees”, the resulting seedlings were planted throughout the United States (often as part of the nation’s bicentennial in 1976) and the world. They stand as a tribute to astronaut Roosa and the Apollo program.
“And the sun and the moon sometimes argue over who will tuck me in
at night. If you think I am having more fun than anyone on this planet,
you are absolutely correct.” - Hafiz
Lunar Leos radiate a playful, dramatic display
of theatrics, emotions and individuality. And this may only be present
around those who know them very well. The moon’s natural, darker and more melancholic characteristics
are splintered by light in Leo, the
astrological home of the sun. With the Moon in Leo, the lunar lullabies are positive,
cheerful, and upbeat. A golden lining can be found in any emotional moonbeam. Lunar’s notorious shadow side expresses with less darkness under Leo, and the individual emanates a natural glow that warms everybody in his company. He likes be noticed and imprints a resonant presence through his
natural charm, charisma and bursting energy. The individual has a powerful need for
recognition and appreciation, as a result, he can feel deeply wounded after the perceived rejection or criticism. He will typically present with more
self confidence than he actually has inside, however, he always
evokes a positive response from his company. On the inside he cradles a screaming inner child who craves a mother figure to embrace him and strongly fears abandonment.
Lunar Leos dance to the beat of their own drum with a histrionic and individualistic flair. His creative mind plays with anything that captures his heart and he relishes in bringing out the creative in others. He is an inspirational influence and illuminates footsteps others can’t help but
follow. Romance, passion and luxury are integral parts of life,
and he is very colourful in personality, interior design,
and personal style. He craves the feeling of being spoiled, adored, and treated like sovereignty. The Moon in Leo possesses
a regal sense of importance, an during times of heavy emotionalism can become dominating, controlling and hyper
sensitive. His inner strength is pronounced, and the individual is incredible
at withstanding trauma and defeat. He is a fierce opponent to injustice and becomes a guardian for the innocent, vulnerable, and repressed.
There is a touch of magic in the Lunar Leo person that ties threads to his vivid, wire light
imagination. Naturally childlike and playful, the individual finds children are naturally drawn to him and he expresses tremendous protective and novel maternal or paternal instincts. The symbol of Leo is the Lion and this is reminiscent of his guarding and defensive side. He may wander through the day proud and saturated in the delight of his caramel bloodstream, however as night falls and the moon emerges the Lunar Leo without a comrade and baby cubs feels desperately alone, disturbed, and endangered. As amiable and social people, all the light of the Leo sun shines through to illuminate a golden moon. He truly is Lunar royalty, his throne is a half crescent moon, and his kingdom is the zodiac that relishes in his nighttime glow.