Monday, May 16, 2011

3 moons moonday

Three full moons have emerged from small pieces of cloth. I like to think of them as having been there all along, that I just didn't see them before.

On this moonday in the sign of Scorpio, the moon is hours away from complete fullness. Scorpio makes us go deep, mentally and emotionally, sometimes uncomfortably deep. There is an intense and edgy quality about Scorpio days that calls for loving and nurturing ourselves to stay centered.

I try to be aware of which body parts are affected by what sign. Scorpio rules the sexual organs and urinary tract. This is a good time to heal those parts and to also lessen any irritating factors for them. Bad menstrual cramps may be a call for self-care -- cups of lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) or chamomile (Matricaria recutita) tea, a hot bath, or a hot-water bottle are soothing. Or try a dose of cramp bark tincture (Viburnum opulus) in a spoonful of chocolate syrup. Chocolate has minerals, you know.

Scorpio is a great planting and watering day with its cool, moist energy. Seeds and seedlings planted under the water signs, Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces, usually do very well in general and I will definitely be taking advantage of this energy today.

It is believed that the plant world goes into a deep meditative state during a full moon. So on the nights before spring and summer full moons, I sometimes make a moon infusion of calming lemon balm to deepen meditation and inner work. And with this moon in the sign of Scorpio, lemon balm is even more appropriate.

Here's how to make lemon balm moon infusion: Fill a large jar at least halfway with lemon balm leaves and stems picked fresh from the garden, fill with water, cover and set it on the Earth where the moon will shine on it -- if it's cloudy, that's OK, it still works. The next morning, strain if you like, and refrigerate. Drink on the evening of the full moon before or during meditation. It is also especially beneficial for the inner work of examining suppressed feelings and emotions.

Before bleaching magic.

8 comments:

liniecat said...

I absolutely love the moon effect on your indigo wavy line fabric..its as if it had been waiting for your moons to arrive!
Have put your address down somewhere safe here at home.........would you send it to me again please before i tear my haor out looking for it any more lol? Sorry and I promsie to shred it once Ive found it again, so no one can misuse it lolol

woman with wings said...

Lyn! You hid it well!
And thanks about the moon -- I see that bleaching could be addictive.

Jeannie said...

I love how your the fabric from the dress glowed with the moon you released from its weave. I am trying to get seeds in the ground between rain showers, so this post was timely.

woman with wings said...

Thank you, Jeannie! There seems to be these short windows of time to get out into the garden and it's actually so nice that this one is in Scorpio. Yay!

cristina said...

just came in from watching the
lovely moon, omg.

COSMIC ARCATA said...

Well I have been wondering when to plant. I will have to get out there and put some seeds in the ground also. How long is this Scorpio moon time? It is raining here and there is snow predicted for higher elevations...in Northern CA.

woman with wings said...

Cristina, the clouds cleared here for a while last night and it was gorgeous, indeed!

woman with wings said...

Becky, the moon is now under the influence of Capricorn, which is an ok time for planting potatoes or other tubers. The moon sign changes every 2 1/2 days. It's wonderful to plant by the moon but unrealistic at the same time -- I just can't pull it off, try as I may! Wow, snow! This is one cold spring, isn't it?