Monday, January 5, 2015

moonday sequin constellation



It's so fun and easy to think up resolutions for a new year, I could have dozens just like that, but it's just as easy for me to get sidetracked. Finding that a slower process works better for the way I'm wired, I'm going to continue forming intentions moonwise -- that is, on the new moon of each month.

I still wanted to join in with the new year vibe though so I chose a word for 2015 and it is "flow" -- both a tarot card and an oracle card I drew on January 1 had to do with flow. So I get it, flow it is. I've been thinking about what flow means and what qualities might access or impede flow energy -- what came up was decision-making. Without going into detail, let me just say decisions do not come easy for me and then things can either lose their momentum or stall completely. It's probably why I try to incorporate rituals into my life so much.

My dye & stitch full moon ritual, 13 moondalas, comes to an end with the January full moon. I like the balance of the 12 sections, so the 13th mandala will be stitched onto one of the existing squares, but which one is still to be determined. It will need to be small.

I'm making a sequin constellation on a moon phase card -- these points of light are the birth dates of women in my women's circle. I will stitch the connecting lines either by hand or machine but first have to choose how they connect. I'm thinking that each point connects to its nearest point. And then I want to make more constellations -- my family, my first women's circle, herb friends, and on and on. It will be interesting to see what the constellations look like, how and where they overlap. I expect this to evolve throughout the year or as long as my interest holds. Not making it a resolution or ritual or anything.

Today is a waning moonday in the sign of Cancer and our first 2015 Monday. It's a time of letting go, clearing out, tidying up and making soup -- I'll be putting away Yule decorations, working on the moondala project, organizing and maybe making miso soup for tonight.

Wishing you love and light this day, this week, this year.


16 comments:

Els said...

Your moondalas look so lovely !
A good start for the new year ;-)

handstories said...

What a lovely display of moondalas. Maybe the 13th could overlap an intersection, to give it more room? Absolutely love the sequined constellations! Happy new year of moons to you!

Nanette said...

A happy flowing new year to you Peggy. Your gathering of moondalas is beautiful.

taiqi said...

I check you blog quite often and find a kindred soul. I love your thoughtfulness--attention to meaningful detail and quiet craft. Many thanks for this past year and all that you have put into your blog. Janet Wright, San Juan Island Wa

Marie Z. Johansen said...

Hi! I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your constellations and your blog. Your work is an inspiration!
I have been a reader for some time and decided that it high time to thank you. I also enjoy your astrological notes very much!

I want to make to some too... Just have to figure out how to start!

Happy 2015!

Peggy said...

Thank you, Els! Sort of fun to think about what comes next for the moondalas...

Peggy said...

Hi Cindy, that's a great idea -- maybe even a 4-corner area. Thank you!

Peggy said...

Thank you, Nanette -- I love "happy flowing new year"! The same to you!

Peggy said...

Janet, thank you so much for your kind words. It just really means a lot....

Peggy said...

Hi Marie, so glad you commented and I really do appreciate your encouragement. Thank you. Figuring out where to start -- I spend a lot of time there!

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

Your moondalas are beautiful together. What an inspirational piece. I learn so much from your blog and looking forward to the year ahead.

deemallon said...

Oh I love seeing all twelve together -- hard to imagine the 13th in there, so will want to see how you do that. Happy New Year, Peggy! May you Go with the Flow!!

Nat Palaskas said...

Happy Happy New Year and new Moon! You must be very pleased with all the moons you stitched in 2014. They are gorgeous! Hugs Nat

Ms. said...

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Nancy said...

Peggy~ Ooh...I waited all year to see them all together! The moondalas are wonderful! I liked Cindy's idea. I was thinking maybe near the July (?) moondala (the lumpy one on yellow background), since it is the one with the most obvious shape difference. I love your constellation idea. Share it again...when there is more :) And flow, a good word. As you know, it was my word last year. If its roll was to help me...it did! I'll be interested to see how it feels for you. Happy New Year my friend! xo

Threads of Inspiration said...

What wonderful inspiration your moondalas are! They are beautiful!