Monday, July 30, 2012

beginning to grow moonday

A new love is growing. Here it is in a little patch of burdock seedlings. Thanks to the lesson links given to me by Nancy and Deanna, I've practiced enough to know that I really like to crochet and have signed up for crochet lab.

Burdock, Arctium lappa, is a common, all-around herbal food and medicine. I originally planted it for one of my girls who had eczema when she was little and my intention was for her to take a few drops of gentle burdock seed tincture everyday. As it is a biennial, we needed to wait until the following year to harvest our own seed and by then I had forgotten about it. That next summer as my girl walked by the burdock plant one day, her long hair got caught in the burdock burrs. The more she tried to get away the more burrs attached to her hair. She cried and screamed for help, it was quite a sight -- the plant literally held her captive. There was a message there, I don't know that I heeded it, but there was definitely something there. 

Today is a waxing moonday in the sign of Capricorn. In other words, it is a working moonday -- Capricorn energy is all about discipline, ambition, and accomplishment. To soften these qualities and make the next days easier somehow, I choose to think of it as an energizing time for the many things I want to grow.

Capricorn influences the health of our skin and bones, specifically the knees. Skin care as well as making skin preparations is well done now. Interesting that the ingredients to make more rosa body wash have been sitting on the counter for over a week, I just haven't gotten to it. Today is the day.

Wednesday is our next full moon so I'll be making full moon art once again. I'd love you to join me and share your painting, stitching, photographing, knitting, writing, or whatever expression the moon stirs within you.

Wishing you a great beginning to your week.


deanna7trees said...

well, i am amazed. you already look like a crochet expert. your granny square is beautiful. glad to hear you signed up for a class. they are always so much fun. you might also want to join it's free and they have loads of free patterns you can download.

Chloe Grice said...

Your granny square is so neat! Very pretty colours. My first attempts at crochet were like drunk spider weavings... but it is very addictive!

I really enjoy reading your blog & will try to come up with something for the full moon. Things are stirring, as I've been clearing my space lately, mentally and physically :-)

Judy said...

Your granny square reminds me of a vest that I crocheted in 1971! LOL It had the same burgundy and blue colors, but then another color, which I cannot recall at the moment. Chloe is right: crochet is very addictive! And Deanna is right: join Ravelry - it is a great resource for those who crochet and knit.

I love your insight into the celestial world. Please explain about full moon art. I try to make art every day, so Wednesday will be no exception.


Peggy said...

Deanna, thank you -- ha, no expert for sure but I really like the motion of the crochet hook. And thanks again for telling me about craftsy!

Peggy said...

Chloe Grice, thanks but it isn't perfect, I can tell you that. ;) Looking forward to your full moon art!

Nancy said...

Peggy~ Your square looks great! I've yet to play that much, but I did do a long strand of chain, sunflower color! :)

Peggy said...

Judy, I do remember when granny squares were all the rage, what a fun time for crocheters it must've been. I belong to ravelry but only have looked at knitting stuff up till now!

I hope you make and share on the full moon this week! Here is how I introduced full moon art on the drawing down the moon page on my sidebar. :) . . . Living and creating with the cycles of the moon is a powerful aspect of Earth wisdom. When the moon ripens into fullness, creative energies and projects also culminate. This is where we share full moon art -- stitched, painted, knitted, photographed, written, however -- inspired by attuning with the full moon.

Peggy said...

Nancy, I loved reading that -- sunflower yellow. Of course! :)

Nancy said...

Hey Peggy~ I am waiting to see what your moon art is! Maybe it will be a granny moon in a midnight sky!

Marie said...

Love your crochet granny square! (something I want to learn to do)
The story of your daughter being "held" by the plant was interesting. I have heard that all the healing plants we need for whatever ailment are near us. (I forget the exact measurement in feet) Have you heard this?
I would love to make Moonday art but I am working today/tonight : (
Will be anxiously waiting to see what you and everyone else create. Happy Moonday <3