It's the first day of Winter and we're heading into the longest night of the year. We get a full moon tomorrow (the "Long Night's Moon"), to boot! I celebrate the darkness on this day as well as the return of the light. When I talk to the little ones in my life about darkness, … Continue reading Joyous Solstice!
We are so close to the start of Fall, I can almost smell the crisp air and hear the crunch of leaves beneath my feet. Okay, not really, but I can imagine them 🙂 Fall is absolutely my favorite season. Preparing for the colder weather means cozying up the house, planning for gatherings with friends … Continue reading Around the Corner
We have reached the point of the year in the Northern hemisphere when the sun is at its most powerful and the night is at its shortest. The days will begin to shrink now, even as the heat kicks in. It will still be a time of great activity and outward growth for me, as … Continue reading Joyous Summer Solstice!
Today is a new moon, so what better time to renew my blogging practice! This month's new moon is leading into the full moon that is sometimes called the Strong Sun moon. I'm going to use this time to focus on things I want to strengthen and grow as the moon waxes full. My writing, … Continue reading Strong Sun New Moon
I've written in this space about full moons from time to time, reflecting on the meaning some of my ancestors attributed to each one. This year, I'm trying something different. I'm setting an intention at each new moon, starting today! The new moon today will wax into the Cold Moon on January 1 (what an … Continue reading The Cold Moon
Happy October, everyone! 😀
Joyful Autumn Equinox! Merry Mabon!! Happy First day of Fall!!! I can't wait for more leaves to start turning. And for warm cider and hot cocoa and mulled elderberry wine! Fall is my favorite season by far, with Winter coming in second. Knitting, snuggling under blankets with my loved ones, telling each other stories during … Continue reading Joyful Autumn Equinox!
Today is the full moon sometimes called the Harvest Moon. It's a time to reap the benefits of all the hard work we've done, gathering the fruits of our labor in preparation for the colder months ahead. Autumn is my favorite season, with Winter a close second. Knitting, writing, hot cocoa, and bundling up under … Continue reading The Harvest Moon
What's making me happy this week: Summer's beauty. I'm taking a few moments to catch my breath, reflect, and move forward. Wishing you peace and happiness.
What I'm happy about this week: April showers and April...flowers 🙂 There have been so many storms lately, and the flowering trees and plants are taking full advantage of it. I've been soaking it all in, taking long walks and spending as much time in our local parks as possible. I know … Continue reading Focusing on Happiness—Week Twenty-Nine