Frayed edges seem to be everywhere. The January moon cloth is symbolic on many levels because over a lifetime, lots of edges become frayed, and not just cloth. Boundaries, borders, and behaviors -- friendships, relationships, and so on. If they are to last, they need attention -- shoring up, reinforcing, patching, preening. And once they start becoming so worn that they're no longer useful, decisions need to be made. Keep or let go.
The house is part of an eco-dyed silk shirt cuff; the eye is the buttonhole, inspired by Spirit Cloth; the door is black bean-dyed wool; the moon is the unraveling of a crocheted stone cover; the snowy mountain is part of a dresser scarf from Lyn; and the background linen is about 4" x 6". I am looking forward to strengthening these frayed edges with stitch.
moonday in the Earth sign of Virgo. Virgo time brings clarity and organization. If I find myself making lists of lists, then I pretty much know the moon is in Virgo. Other Virgo qualities are discerning, hard-working, analyzing, and patience. And this is also a great time for bargain-hunting, maybe even making a list beforehand. I once knew someone who wrote up a list of the exact things she wanted before thrift-shopping or yard sale-ing, and had great success.
Virgo affects the part of our digestive system that includes the intestines, the spleen and the pancreas. A focus or treatment for problems in those organs may be more effective now. Lastly, along with the Virgo hard-working impulse, comes a tendency to overdo -- so we must pace ourselves.
Wishing you a beautiful week. xx
I'd love you to join me with your full moon art -- stitching, writing, photography, knitting, etc.! Just leave a link in the comments anytime over the next two weeks (before the next new moon) or email me a file to be posted on the drawing down the moon page (on the sidebar).