There is a chant "she changes everything she touches, and everything she touches, changes" that I think is most appropriate with this piece. red moon is undergoing change -- it's being snipped and split and woven and quilted to hold what she's learned recently over at Spirit Cloth. And she even changed its name.
Change is good.
Change is good.
As the moon moves through its lunar phases, the times that we are able to see it change: A new moon rises and sets with the sun, so we don't even see it for about three days around then. The first quarter moon rises around noon and sets at midnight and the full moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. That's when you can sometimes see the moon setting and the sun rising at the same time if you get up early! Or vice versa, the moon rising as the sun slips over the horizon. The last quarter moon rises at midnight and sets around noon the next day. One thing to remember here is the only moon that you will see high in the sky in the middle of the night is a full moon.
When I stepped outside last night, the moon was high in the sky around 9:50 PM MST, tonight it'll be about 50 minutes later. By the time of the full moon on Wednesday, it will be high in the night sky around midnight, as the full moon always is.
Today is a moonday changing from Gemini (coincidentally the sign of change!) to Cancer (in about an hour from now). Now is when to take care of the chest, lungs, stomach, liver and gall-bladder -- and to also avoid overworking those same parts. This is a good time to eat lightly, have a cup of mint tea after dinner to aid digestion, and avoid alcohol to give the liver a break. Cancer days feel cool and moist. Don't wash anything like bedding or pillows that take a long time to dry because they'll take even longer now and for the next two days. But do water indoor and outdoor plants -- and if you're sowing seeds this month, this is the perfect time to do so.
A moon in Cancer is when both psychic awareness is heightened and emotions & feelings are intensified. You may notice things now, feel things, know things. With the impending full moon, you may have trouble sleeping. It can be a little unsettling. At the same time and maybe because of feeling unsettled, Cancer brings out the nesting urge and the desire to feed people and to create a safe place. The moon is still waxing (growing) so continue on projects already begun, tend to plans made, and visualize your wishes made into reality. The intuitive strength of Cancer can help us see more clearly exactly what changes we need to make to see our projects reach completion.
Do you feel your nesting instinct awakening today?