This morning I made half-moon onion honey. Mostly medicinal for colds and cough, it is useful in the kitchen as well. Onions from the garden were cut into half moons, drizzled first with a tiny bit of honey from our bee colony, then topped with purchased local honey and capped. I'll leave it on the counter for two days to infuse and then will store it in the refrigerator. The honey can be taken by the teaspoon for respiratory symptoms or added to tea -- and the onions can be eaten or used in recipes. But never give any kind of honey (or even use it as an ingredient) to a baby under the age of one year.
Today is a half moonday in the watery sign of Cancer. A fertile time for gardening but also a fertile inner time -- we grow more sensitive, more nurturing, and maybe more emotional. I find it's easier to cry now. Everything seems "more".
The sign of Cancer affects the breasts, lungs, stomach, liver, and gallbladder. That means steps for strengthening and healing those areas may be enhanced -- while old issues might flare up. Planetary energies affect our bodies beginning with the head under Aries and ending with the feet under Pisces -- so I try to remember that this, too, shall pass.
I am rooted but I flow by Virginia Woolf pretty much says it all for me -- I wish you both roots and flow this week.