Yesterday we had a flutter of monarch butterflies in the lunaria garden. I tried to take a count and came up with 5 to 15. It's hard to count fluttering butterflies. They just made my day though and I wondered how I would be changed from seeing them -- you know, the butterfly effect, only on a personal level.
This morning I started stitching little blue circles on a piece of onion-skin dyed cotton. The cloud cloth happened to be nearby and I liked the two together -- then a moon cloth from way-back-when joined up with them. I am trying to be discriminating though.
Today is a waxing moonday moving into the sign of Virgo in a few hours. As the moon grows into fullness, it is natural for us to reach outward, expand, seek, and create. I marvel at this. And I marvel that the moon herself was likely once a part of the earth, torn off by sun gravity and flung into space, creating craters, ocean basins and continents. It actually makes sense that we feel a connection and it's really only natural that the moon and the ocean still stretch toward each other. Marvelous is what it is.
Earthy Virgo is a good time to analyze, make determinations and carry out decisions related to the physical realm. I make lots of lists during Virgo moons and this would also be a great time to comparison shop if you're about to make a big purchase.
While this isn't a great time to sow seeds in the garden, it's a good time to plan, cultivate, and weed the garden. And tend the livestock, in my case, the dogs and the bees. And the butterflies!
Our digestion is influenced by Virgo and a focus on healing this function may be more effective now. Dandelion is a good herbal digestive herb that strengthens, stimulates, and heals. I plan to collect dandelion leaves and flowers today for a medicinal vinegar tincture rich in minerals. And, as always, if there's a tendency toward digestive problems, vigilantly avoid their triggers.
I wish you a marvelous beginning to the week!
Talula on a new bed under the sewing table licking and sighing and circling and pawing and generally putting me into a trance -- the sounds of animals do that. You too?