Monday, April 9, 2012
full moonday art
Using tarot cards is one way to send messages from yourself to yourself. I draw a single card on every new moon, sometimes I'll do a more elaborate layout but simple is usually better for me. When I need guidance on specific issues throughout the month, I might use the cards then, too, and the type of layout will vary.
I drew the 9 of cups on the last new moon. To acknowledge and hopefully strengthen this tool, I wanted to act on that card in some way and was thinking of sewing a nine-patch of circles, but it just didn't come together. So I painted my woman scattering 9 moonseeds in her garden circle under the rising full moon. I don't mean to repeat myself, but until this last year of moon paintings, I'd never painted anything -- you can probably tell. But I'm having a lot of fun with these 3" square itty canvases and simple shapes.
Today is a waning moonday in the fiery sign of Sagittarius. We feel imaginative, adventurous, and confident now. This is when we have an opinion or something on our mind that needs to be expressed. And it may or may not be beneficial that we aren't too concerned about diplomacy when we speak out. I think it's good to get beyond our inner censors and not worry so much about what others think, don't you? Like me with my primitive little moon painting up there.
Sagittarius rules the lower spine and the thighs. That means problems in those areas are more easily treated and healed, while at the same time they are susceptible to flare-ups.
According to one of my planting guides, a third-quarter Sagittarius moon is ideal for planting onions, seeding hay, and cultivating. Onions look a little like moonseeds, don't they?
Today is also a celebration of full moon art! If you've stitched, photographed, painted, knitted, written, or otherwise celebrated the full moon, please share by leaving a link in the comments -- or email me and I'll post your art over on drawing down the moon (on the sidebar).
Michelle's beautiful blue egg moon here and her Full Moon Friday post including a music video, Son of the Moon, here.
Marie's recent encounters with Fox and a photo of her handmade rattle here.
Trish's moon poem and moon photo, both so lovely.