I went outside last night to visit the still-full moon and this is what it looked like to me. Since I don't have much luck taking photos of the moon, I decided to try to paint it even though I'm a beginner in the truest sense. It was such a nice time. Now I'm thinking of painting or stitching every full moon for a year and then hanging them all together. The mini-canvas is only about 2.5 x 3.5 inches. From the checkout aisle at JoAnn's and inspired by this.
Today is a waning moonday in the sign of Cancer. Cancer is watery and also emotional so you know what that means. I don't mind the actual act of making tears so much, it's the after-effects I don't like -- the puffy, sore, tender eyes that take at least one day to go away -- I hate that part. And I do think it's true that tears of happiness don't do that, it's the other kind that cause the problems.
Cancer rules the body area from the lungs to the gallbladder. So take deep breaths, remember digestive bitters at or before mealtime, and eat healthy. Digestive bitters can be something as simple as arugula added to salad or a sip of peppermint tea. Bitters stimulate the appetite and enhance digestion -- they are so good for us, it's too bad about their name. A bitter can't be taken in a capsule because it must be tasted; the taste buds reflex sets off the brain reflex that sets off the digestive reflexes. Some common herbal bitters are dandelion, hops, tarragon, gentian, and chamomile; a few bitter greens are escarole, kale, mizuna, endive, mustard, watercress, and sorrel.
Here's to a day with only happy tears and healthy bitters for all!