Monday, June 18, 2012

shine-on moonday

Some light can only be seen in the dark. A 6" clay figure lights the way in the buddha garden on a moonless night. Her arms have fallen away and one leg has been wired back on. She's a reminder for me to keep going, to shine on. 


Today is a dark moonday in airy Gemini, a great time for networking and socializing. Instinctually and creatively, we will be "on" -- the thing to watch for though is feeling scattered and spread too thin. And if you don't feel like doing any planting in the garden or actually beginning the new project just thought up, that would indicate being in sync with the sitting back, resting, and planning aspects of the dark moon.

Gemini influences the function and health of the shoulders, arms, and hands. Recurrent problems caused by tension and strain in those parts can be avoided -- if there is a way to lighten your load and do less for a day or two, you'll be glad you did. So often, we don't consider such simple self-care as a form of healing, but I think it is.

Tonight is the year's shortest dark-moon night for us in the Northern Hemisphere, the longest dark-moon night in the Southern Hemisphere -- and with tomorrow's new moon, we all begin anew.

Shine on!


10 comments:

Trish said...

Shine on beautiful lady.. shine on.xxx

Nanette said...

Love your little figure showing the way. A timely note about shouldering too much, and feeling scattered...that's been me for sure the last few days. Have plans that today's load will be much lighter.

woman with wings said...

Trish, thanks and you too!

woman with wings said...

Nanette, so interesting to look back in time and notice how we've been affected, isn't it? Take it easy....

Nancy said...

Love the lighted figure! I have been careful to stay focused on each task, maybe I sensed this was needed :)

Chris said...

What a wonderful figure, healing hand on heart. . . light from the darkness---just like you!

Dee said...

very cool figure. Happy Solstice!!! reading your post about the Gemini moon (my natal placement) made me consider my shoulder pain (which started on Sunday and is now easing up on Wednesday)... I did not rest, really, but I was careful not to overdo.

woman with wings said...

Nancy, the figure is one from a candle ring like you show in your little profile photo there!

woman with wings said...

Thank you, Chris -- you are one of my points of light, too.

woman with wings said...

Dee, so great that you recognized and were able to take action (or non-action) with your shoulder. I love knowing this, it reaffirms everything.