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).

Today's sightings:

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.





16 comments:

Suzanna said...

I really enjoy your paintings, they're full of feeling...

deanna7trees said...

love your painting.

Nancy said...

Your ity bity paintings are grand! And I am picturing a large amount of land, maybe one acre, with many garden beds...all circles. Wouldn't that be lovely?!

Marie said...

I love love your little paintings! They may be little but they have a big
impact. Well, my recent post called Fox is all about what I have been up to around the full moon. I hung my rattle leather out in the full moon, although it was cloudy I figure the energy of the moon will get through :)
Once my rattle is complete I will send it out in the night on full moons.
A celebration of sorts.<3

woman with wings said...

Hi Suzanna, thanks so much for your encouraging words!

woman with wings said...

Hi Deanna, you are so nice, thanks!

woman with wings said...

Nancy, thanks so much. And what a fabulous vision, can I join in? ;-))

woman with wings said...

Hi Marie, thank you for your kind words and thank you for sharing about your full moon post. What a fabulous way to charge your new rattle. I'm coming over right now! :-))

Marie said...

lol! Oh that would be sooo much fun, except I think I would rather come over to your place.
Lot's of fun things going on over there!
: )

Trish said...

Beautiful...I love your paintings.
This full mon I joined you...with a photo and a poem.
Much love.

woman with wings said...

Trish, thank you and thanks for sharing your full moon art. It is just wonderful!

Aja said...

I am so glad to have discovered your wonderful blog - I love discovering fellow moon women ;) Blessings! -Aja

the wild magnolia said...

very good ideas and i will paint the full moonday in may. love the baby painting...

woman with wings said...

Hi Aja, so glad you came by here -- I visited your blog and will be back soon! Nice to meet up. ;-)

woman with wings said...

Sandra, Wild Magnolia -- Thank you and oh my, I will love that! I'll be watching for it next full moon day. I have to say, I love your bee charmer poem and I'm going back to your blog now to leave a comment. :-))

Nanette said...

I didn't get anything stitched for the full moon, and am sad about it, life has been full of necessities and unexpectedness and not much time at the computer. I did take a photo as the moon rose, and will see if I get a chance to post it. I think I'll do a stitchery anyway, even if it's 'out of time', I want to have a yearly record. As always, love your little painting,
so full of vibrancy and light.