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