Life is so fast. Ritual seems to slow it down and helps me to pause and savor whatever it is I'm doing. A new knitting ritual is in the works -- last night in bed right before sleep, I knitted half a honeycomb for the beekeeper's quilt. This morning in bed, I knitted the other half. The night half was increasing, the morning half was decreasing. Sort of like a moon cycle.
So I made up a little supply basket for the nights and mornings ahead. And do you notice the little blueberry-like stones around the Solstice candle? They are real and were bought from a rock & mineral booth at a fair. The man who sold them to me was an expert and I should've written down their name and where they were harvested from but I didn't. I think it was either Colorado or Arizona.
Today is a waxing half moonday in Taurus. Some Taurus moon aspects are patience, tolerance, and increased willpower. Taurus energies are thought to be best applied to projects already begun rather than beginning new ones. I see these next days as ideal for activities that normally test my patience. Slow and steady as she goes. Digging in.
Taurus is an Earth sign that influences the jaw, throat and neck area including the thyroid gland, teeth, ears, larynx, and vocal chords. That means conditions of these parts can be either more easily aggravated or more easily treated and healed under a Taurus moon. On the healing end, it's good to remember that it takes time to heal, maybe longer than it took to get sick in the first place, steady progress being the goal. Also, Taurus days can feel cooler than normal so it doesn't hurt to have an extra layer of clothing handy.
Will have to find another time for reading with the new bedtime knitting ritual. Any yeas or nays on these books?