Monday, August 13, 2012

back to the garden moonday

I'm going back to my garden now that we're done celebrating. The angelica, Angelica sp., a biennial, is beginning to bloom, and I've just realized that I have so much to learn from and about this plant. This excites me. The last time it grew here was many years ago, before I knew how to get to know a plant on a deeper level.

Today is a waning moonday in moon-ruled Cancer. A Cancer moon is a good time to nourish and nurture ourselves and tend to our homes and gardens.  We may feel more emotional and sensitive but we're also more receptive and intuitive. We can go deeper too and it may be easier than ever now to explore and examine desires and feelings long-suppressed.

The sign of Cancer influences the area from the lungs to the stomach, liver and gall bladder. This means that problems in those areas could be well-treated now while at the same time problems can be avoided by taking simple preventative measures. When I wake up during the night, unable to sleep after a bit of celebrating, I know my liver is working overtime. It's no surprise that it happened to me last night after celebrating our son's wedding for three days in a row. As Cancer is a water sign, healing treatments using water are especially effective now -- staying hydrated, beginning a liver flush, taking baths, or just soup for supper.

Hoping you find ways to nourish and nurture yourself.


  1. What a beautiful flower. Will you dye with it? I'm trying to be good about drinking my water, especially with all of this heat.

  2. Hi Nancy, you know I'm not sure yet, it does look like it would give some color, doesn't it? Have you used it before? It's been so hot here too but today is a relief, cloudy and maybe rain.

  3. That is a gorgeous plant. I'd not heard of it before.

    Thanks for more insight into the universe! It's all very complex, isn't it?!!


  4. Hi Judy, thanks -- I'm hoping to keep angelica growing in my garden from now on -- like lunaria and hollyhocks and other biennials.

    And yes, complex is a good word! ;)

  5. love the shape of the pod (?) about to burst

  6. A Tolowa (local Native American) once burned some angelica root as part of a ceremony I attended; I loved the scent. . . but I don't know much about the plant and so haven't tried to harvest any root to dry yet. It's a blue moon month! (And how wonderful for you to have been celebrating your son's wedding. . . ) XOX

  7. Cindy, me too. It's very sensual, isn't it?

  8. Hi Chris -- that is so wonderful to know -- maybe Angelica is teaching me already, through you -- I'll compile the gleanings, maybe an Angelica journal.... thank you so much for this.

    I'm thinking of blue things too. ;)