Monday, August 12, 2013
moonday moon charm
Stone charms -- the carnelian sun charm on the left and a new one on the right. The new charm is made from eco-dyed silk and silk organza circles, then stitched and filled with anchi crystals, with nine knots in the total piece to hold the intention. My intention while making this moon charm was to help increase self-love and self-kindness, a difficult thing for most of us. If you aren't familiar with anchi crystals, you can read about them here. I'm not selling them or anything, just feel drawn to learn more about them because they're new to me.
Aren't the orache seeds gorgeous? Orache, Atriplex hortensis, thrives and reseeds itself every year in my garden. It's mostly left alone even though it's so tall and spindly, around 6', that it flops over and blocks the path to the bees -- simply because of its colors -- red leaves early on that turn to green, then gold, with these rosy/golden seeds in the fall. Plus the edible leaves can be cooked like spinach. Our black & blue salvia, Salvia guaranitica, is stunning, the photo does not do it justice, believe me. But what a name.
I found a long-forgotten unstrained rose hip honey infusion in the cupboard -- pretty happy about finding it because it's delicious -- the rose hip flavor really comes through, both sweet and slightly tart. This is a dessert honey if ever there was such a thing. I no longer have that Eglantine Rosebush and I'm sort of questioning my decision to take it out now.
Today is a waxing moonday in the sign of watery Scorpio. Relationships and emotions rise to the surface now. We also have a strong sense of inner knowing, are more sensitive, and mental acuity sharpens -- perhaps this is a good time to stand up for something or someone you believe in. Scorpio affects the sexual organs and urinary tract -- that means what we do to heal those parts may be more beneficial and whatever stresses those parts may cause an even heavier burden.
To a beautiful week ahead -- listening to our intuition, nurturing ourselves.