I had this great idea to empty every basket in the house and sort through the contents before refilling it. Sort of like cleaning out the kitchen drawers, only baskets. When I walked into the not-even-completely-moved-in-yet sewing room, I counted 13 baskets. We probably have baskets in every room -- I'm rethinking my plan. Maybe I'll get a few baskets in the sewing room done. Maybe.
I loved this idea when I saw it on an organizing website, sorry I don't remember where and I didn't save it. If it's your idea, you are a genius. It's so neat and tidy plus the color code can be written on the clothespin with a sharpie. The vintage floss from my mother's stash won't be wound because the labels are just too cool. And that Nun's Boilproof Flochelle is fabulous to work with, by the way.
Today is a dark moonday in Aquarius and I'm focused on the dark moon aspect more than the ruling planet this week. The dark (or balsamic) moon is the one-to-two day period before the new moon. It is a time to release and empty and rest. Hanging on to stuff leads to stagnation and heaviness with no space for either change or new possibilities. Over and over throughout each month, we go through this cycle of inspiration, planting, growing, celebrating, analyzing, reflecting and emptying. Our emptying process can be viewed as preparation for what's to come and that makes it an exciting moontime, one I really like.
Aquarius rules our lower legs and their circulation making it a probable time for both aggravating and resolving problems with those parts. The color for Aquarius is blue which calms inflammation while red increases it. I wouldn't wear any red socks, slacks, or pajamas today if I had aching legs. Just saying.
I want to spend today emptying and preparing for the new moon tomorrow -- on both an inner and an outer level. On an inner level, Davidji of the Chopra Institute has a guided "agni (fire of transformation) meditation" with a breathing exercise to exhale letting go of who you are, and inhale becoming who you might be. I have this particular one on CD but some of his meditations can be accessed online. He has the perfect voice to take a person inward.
On an outer level -- our new moon tomorrow will be in Pisces, a water sign, and a new moon in a water sign is the best time ever to sow seeds in or for the garden. A new moon in a water sign during planting time only happens once a year, the next one (in Cancer) will be in hot (or cold) July, and then again in November (in Scorpio). This is not to say there aren't other auspicious planting days, there are -- but they are not on new moondays. Some other projects for today besides baskets in the sewing room are to wash and fill with soil lots of 4-pack pots to be planted up tomorrow, to empty and dye some blah baskets, and strain some herbal tinctures.
Do you find yourself wanting to clear out space today?