Thursday, November 10, 2011
full moon making/doing/feasting
Today is a Full Moon in Taurus. Any planet's influence is strongest in conjunction with a full moon so today I'm noticing how Taurus affects me personally on an energetic level. Since I started being more observant about all this, I've realized there's a difference in the "feel" of some of the planets. I figure knowing what to expect can only be helpful when planning ahead. Taurus, being an earth sign, generally affects the areas of strength and stability, willpower, materialistic concerns, and practicality. We'll see.
full moon name :: white moon. It is so white.
full moon knitting :: the first hexagon of my beekeeper's quilt made in creamy white for the moon, ready to be stuffed with a bit of wool. Oh dear, this is going to take more than a few years. But there's just something about it that I really love. My only tip after completing one hexagon is to use the marker. Notice I didn't say how many attempts it took to figure that out.
full moon reading :: books from the library. The Alice Hoffman book up there is The Dovekeepers.
full moon blooming :: cactus plant propagated from a couple of 2-segment sections. When my mom passed a few years ago, I couldn't carry a plant on the plane because I had so much other stuff to carry, so I put the pieces in a plastic bag. I know that this is still pitiful in size but it is blooming nicely. My mom is probably willing it to live from the middle of the air.
full moon feasting :: salmon for non-salmon lovers tonight. This is the best recipe from a local cookbook, The Best of Company at 8.
Salmon for Non-Salmon Lovers
Preheat the broiler. Put 1 fillet of whole fresh salmon, skin down, on a foil-lined broiler pan. (Use heavy-duty foil.) Pat the salmon dry and cover with a quarter inch of mayonnaise. Then sprinkle generously with lemon pepper and garlic salt. Put the salmon in the oven close to the broiler element/flame and broil until the mayonnaise turns dark brown and looks almost burnt, about 3-5 minutes -- keep an eye on it. Turn off the broiler and set the oven to 325 degrees. Bake for another 20 minutes. When serving, just slide a spatula between the flesh and the skin.
Happy full moon making, doing, and feasting to you!