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.