Monday, June 11, 2012

rumi moonday

The Rumi moon cloth is such a sweet little piece to stitch on. A lemon balm leaf with curly edges was button-hole stitched in a way learned in frankenstitch class. Three needles are going at once because I can't wait to see how it all goes together -- a little here, a little there.

I watered the buddha garden this morning but the air is smoky and I thought I probably shouldn't be using water right now. That doesn't really make sense, but there are forest fires going in Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico, and maybe conservation is instinctual?



Today is a waning half Pisces moonday moving into the sign of Aries (oh dear, Aries is a fire sign) this evening. Since a change is only a few hours away, I'm looking at the effects of Aries instead of Pisces. Under the sign of Aries, we feel a sense of urgency to get things done. We can use this energy by beginning or working on projects that have been put off or have stalled completely. Fuel to the fire and start-up power are phrases that come to mind with Aries, so we need to be cautious and exercise good judgment and not be too impatient.

Aries affects the head and parts of the face, the eyes, nose, sinuses. Problems in those areas might be aggravated while at the same time, steps taken to protect and heal them may be more effective. Once thing for sure on these upcoming fiery Aries days, stay hydrated.

Assuming all people close to the fires are safe, thinking of all those trees being consumed in flame is hard. The wildlife harder yet. I'm trying to remember this is Nature's cycle, her transformative powers in the works. xo



20 comments:

Drucilla Pettibone said...

i'm always so interested in your moon-musings. how can i learn more about the moon in relation to the signs/houses (not sure how to say this!) and our lives?? your moon and garden look just lovely.

deanna7trees said...

love your 3D leaf and how the stem disappears in spots.

Nancy said...

Love that leaf! And the rock within :)
Hope the fires stay clear of people and their property.

Trish said...

Fire is transformative.. but that destruction is hard to deal with isn't it.
Your garden is beautiful, like you.x

liniecat said...

fab rumi cloth and yes I agree, a lovely leaf!
Hope the fires subside soon and there are no injuries.......
If all else fails, go pee outdoors and feel less guilty...unless the neighbours see you!

Jeannie said...

You have been in my thoughts all weekend. Living in an enviroment that has frequent fires, I know how difficult it is to watch the world disappear in flames. Your Rumi moon cloth is gorgeous. The leaf, oh my!, I love it. I thought I was the only one who had needles in various spots of paused work. Glad to know I am not alone. The belly button rock is fantastic! Take care and keep safe. xo

woman with wings said...

Hi Drucilla and thanks. The way I started was to first notice and live according to the moon's cycles -- new, waxing, full, waning, dark -- now I'm attempting to learn to live in harmony with the energies of the various zodiac signs as well. It's really all about noticing and remembering connections plus a few reference books! :-) It's fascinating!

woman with wings said...

Thanks, Deanna. Yes, I guess it is 3D!

woman with wings said...

Thank you, Nancy -- the air isn't smoky tonight, hope that's a good sign.

woman with wings said...

Hi Trish, oh thank you so much. Transformation by fire, most appropriate with summer solstice approaching. My circle is focusing on Pele.

woman with wings said...

Hi Lyn and thanks. Do you see your stone there? I love it so much! Thank you again. And I don't dare do that in daylight! ;-)

woman with wings said...

Hi Jeannie, the air is clear tonight and we are a distance from where the fire is, we're not in any danger like where you live. It's just so sad.

Thank you about the cloth -- funny that you do the same thing with your needles. That belly-button stone is from Lyn and I treasure it, I love that you called it that. Now I will, too!

arlee said...

lovely bit of stitch
stay safe and flameproof!

Sara Crittenden Coppedge said...

I so like this little piece! Glad to see someone else has multiple needles stuck in their work.....

woman with wings said...

Thanks, Arlee, I've been thinking of you lately! :-)

woman with wings said...

Hi Sara and thank you! Ha -- we are women with needles, lots of needles!

Nanette said...

a wonderful start to your leaf making, beautiful.

ali said...

Your moon stitching is so peaceful. With family in Colorado and Arizona, I have been paying attention to the fires from afar. Even here in China it was a feature on the international news, and the images are terrifying for all living things.

Dee said...

I am watching the news about the fires carefully as well - hope you stay safe! I love the photo, with its applique and real rocks posing together! and, the moon with its writing really grabs me... I sts work with two needles as well!

handstories said...

your moon cloth is so alive & nicely surrounded by those beautiful stones.