Wednesday, 28 January 2015


... to write something... but didn't know what, or why... 
Then I found this image online (can't remember where), and it said it all...
It's now my screensaver :)

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

January New Moon Dreamboard

There are definite themes in this Rowan Moon - the first New Moon of 2015.

According to Amy Palko's Bloom by Moon 

Take these visions and ground them in practical action. Let them take root and gain strength from the energy that flows from deep within the Earth's core. Let them offer you their gifts of vision and protection.

And I've written this out on the right-hand page on a image on which I'm stuck a wee wooden house and a sticker with a heart kite withe word Fly

Another theme is 'the space between', which is written on the trees postcard - the space between the vision and the 'practical action', but also the space between mentioned in the poem 'Blessing' by Patrice Haan (2010) from an old We'moon diary at the bottom of the page
Grace meets you between two heartbeats,
In a blink, pulse, shift of breeze rippling cat's fur, all is changed,
And the world, which leaned into its negative pole, glances,
fascinated by the positive, all
before breakfast, before the day's first tasks.
The great longing lifts
like a voice, like wings, and soars
effortlessly, splendidly, a thing of such joy
the bird stops singing and the animals 
come out to listen. All the people put down their masks and
tools and stand awash in the moment. What
will we tell the children? How remember the instant
we glimpsed grace and knew true peace like
stars at night, water in the desert, the first great
breath on surfacing.

I've also remembered St Brigid, whose feast day is in a couple of weeks, with the image She Tends the Flame by Megaera (2006) with words by Donna Henes (2003)

One by one, in tiny increments, candle by candle,
gesture by effort, wish by prayer, concern by care,
we feed the life-fires of the soul and light
the infinite universe, little by little from within.

The left-hand page is less busy and is pretty self-explanatory - with images from the Toast catalogue and various magazines...

As I sit with this completed dreamboard, I think of my visions, my seeds, my intentions for the New Year, for this New Moon...

Foremost is beginning the e-course Lunar Flow - the first part of Marissa's CMP course (there's a button on the sidebar)...

... I really can't wait to start and will be sharing as the weeks unfold. I've boldly written my intention for the CMP course in the course handbook:

To connect with my inner wisdom.
To learn to trust my gut using the moon, chakras, stones and tarot.
To build on what I've picked up on these things over the years and dive deep into my own real Knowing.
My Word for 2015 is DELVE and I intend to delve deeper and deeper through this course.

May it be so :) x

Thursday, 8 January 2015

In the gloom...

... I lit candles... I rearranged my altar...

... giving my new chakra crystals centre stage...

... and perused the internet to find a chakra balancing meditation.

After trying several - the sound of water doesn't calm me, loud jungle song doesn't centre me, but this man's soothing voice did - and I found the meditation, with its beginning and end rooted in Mother Earth, very energizing and grounding.

I will use it whenever I feel all-over-the-place/agitated/scattered...

It was 25 minutes very well spent!!

Sunday, 4 January 2015

What a morning...

Here's Mama Luna making moonbows (moon rainbows!) at 5 am this morning... A last hoorah before she sank behind the trees...

This is why early morning is my favourite time :)

I decided to tap into her full-moon energy to finally pin down my Word for 2015, which has been proving quite elusive as my body's struggled with a robust sinus infection for several weeks...

I felt quite strongly that I wanted just one Word having had phrases for the past two years (Be a Vessel - 2013, Make Known - 2014). I sat with Unlock for a while... then Mystery... but nothing sat quite right...

One phrase kept coming up Dig Deeper, but  as I sat in the moon's glow this morning I told her I just wanted ONE Word...

And so she gave me this :)


v. delveddelv·ingdelves
1. To search deeply and laboriously: delved through the court records.
a. To research or make inquiries into something: scientists delving into gene regulation.
b. To undertake an activity or occupation undeterred by difficulty or uncertainty: delved into writing a blog.
c. To discuss or explain something, especially in detail: The article delves into the problems facing the banking system.
3. To enter or move into an area in which movement is difficult: The explorers delved into the forest.
4. To dig the ground, as with a spade.
Archaic To dig (ground) with a spade.

[Middle English delvento digfrom Old English delfan.]

Wow!! Thank you :-) xx

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Having lived most of my adult life in my head, governed by thoughts and learned knowledge, I've realized in this past year I want to live my crone years (I turned 50 in April 2014) consciously in my body, in my feelings, in my gut...

I've grown more interested in the moon over the last couple of years, and its effect on my mood, and more recently I've been drawn to stones/crystals. Not that I want to be a crystal healer/therapist particularly, more for personal interest and curiosity.

I have an internal struggle with all this.

My Oxford-educated brain says it's all hokum and I should know better! But my body, my gut, say otherwise... It feels a deep connection to certain stones, different phases of the moon, and I want to explore this further - without judgement and with an open heart and mind.