Welcome to Following the Moon and our first moon cycle of the Natural Year. I’m a week behind…but here we go…this whole year is one to practice being at peace with what is…though of course that does not condone being victimized…ya gotta know how to take a stand.
Speaking of taking a stand…this week we move through the First Quarter Moon Phase, Friday, March 30 through early morning Tuesday, April 3. It’s timely to take an action that relates to your Art/Life intention. By all means know what you stand for in your precious Art/Life.
The keyword for this cycle is Clarity…can you see places where you can invite some in?
I began this new Natural Year by having a techno-breakdown…no computer and therefore no postings. When I asked for Clarity I saw that this was actually no problem. So I didn’t turn it into one.
I’m an outdoors gal…so I went outside to play… lovin’ it.
This week I share with you some of my wandering. I recall many years ago a fellow being asked how he enjoyed his summer of travel…he replied that he made it ‘half way round the world’ and never left his back yard…I like that idea right now…though I did venture a bit.
Here’s a bit of the back yard goings on: It was very exciting when first we heard the loud sustained humming coming from high over the tallest trees and then…a large swarm of wild honey bees spiraled down and down and down moving right into an empty hive that we have sitting behind the garden house…after loosing three hives to colony collapse two years ago.
And a little further afield…I made my way to Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and more wandering…
A wonderful afternoon of wandering and watching…
Stopping briefly at Lotus Pond I meet two plein air artists (one willing to be photographed so I could share) visiting from Pennsylvania…members of the French Creek Art Colony… Thanks so much Pat! for stopping your work to chat and for allowing me to share a glimpse of your day in the Art/Life as you visit our beautiful coastal back country.
Don’t you love Pat’s beautifully organized colors:
And there, once again, in the small tree hanging over the pond just a couple of feet from Pat’s easel…yet another stunning, sunning snake…
And beneath it on a lower branch of the same tree yet another:
A day filled with the beauty of Snake Medicine, all observed from a safe distance, requires a bit o’ tribute…if you have a copy of Jamie Sams Medicine Cards check it out on page 61. Snake/Transmutation…it’s powerful. Here’s the poem that opens the entry…I won’t try to get the spacing as the html and I aren’t seeing eye to eye this evening…
Snake…come crawling, There’s fire in your eyes. Bite me, excite me, I’ll learn to realize, The poison transmuted, Brings eternal flame. Open me to heaven, To heal me again.
I hope that you have a lovely week of acting upon the wanderings of your heart and taking the time to relax in the sun…or whatever makes you feel most at home in the world…and in love with your precious Art/Life.
See you next week for the Gibbous Phase of the Clarity Moon Cycle…
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