Rhythms of Life

Dancing Nature's Rhythms

April / May moon gardening

Aries lunation  12th April – 11th May 2021   12th April – New Moon. Dream, Plan, Believe Weekend 17th April – Waxing crescent  Sew crops that develop below ground.  Parsnips Weekend 24th April – Waxing gibbous Sew crops that develop above ground.  Runner beans Tuesday 27th – Full moon  Harvest,  Weekend 1st May – Waning Gibbous.  Rack & weed Bank holiday Monday Read more about April / May moon gardening[…]

April

1st April Fools day 2nd Good Friday 3rd Clear and bright – qīngmíng festivals 5th term of the Chinese so,ar lnuar calendar 4th Easter Sunday 13th New Moon Hindu New Year & at the first sliver of the new moon is seen Ramadan begins

The best season

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn,a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter.If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things,this is the best season of your life. by Wu Men Hui-k’aiEnglish version by Stephen Mitchell

Spring

Michael hetherington liver and gall bladder meridians connected with smooth flow of energy around the body and detoxifying. Yoga opening the side body and shoulders, pummelling and qigong. Spring is that time of year when new energy, new life and new dreams blossom. As we move out of the colder and more introverted months of Read more about Spring[…]

For Calling the Spirit Back from Wandering the Earth in Its Human Feet

Joy Harjo Put down that bag of potato chips, that white bread, that bottle of pop. Turn off that cellphone, computer, and remote control. Open the door, then close it behind you. Take a breath offered by friendly winds. They travel the earth gathering essences of plants to clean. Give it back with gratitude. If Read more about For Calling the Spirit Back from Wandering the Earth in Its Human Feet[…]

Moon phases

Watch the animation below to see how the phases of the Moon work during a complete lunar cycle. https://www.rmg.co.uk/discover/explore/names-full-moons-throughout-year How many phases of the Moon are there? In between these, the Moon goes through multiple stages of partial illumination during its different phases. These are the banana-shaped crescent Moon, the D-shaped quarter Moon and the almost complete gibbous Moon. Read more about Moon phases[…]

The Natural Flow of Life

In the Complete book of Oriental Yoga Hatha and Taoist Yoga for the Seasons By Michael Hetherington says,“ There is no doubt that energy moves through us differently according to the time of day, the climatic conditions, the attitudes we harbor and the cycles of the moon, just to name a few. With the natural Read more about The Natural Flow of Life[…]

Aries New Moon – New Astrological Year

New year vision board If you’ve been working towards a big project—perhaps you’re trying to start your own business or want to join a program or study group—this is the perfect time to do so. This Aries new moon will give you a moment to breathe deeply before plunging into an important new change. Ride Read more about Aries New Moon – New Astrological Year[…]

Cotyledons

A cotyledon (/ˌkɒtɪˈliːdən/; “seed leaf” from Latin cotyledon,[1] from Greek: κοτυληδών kotylēdōn, gen.: κοτυληδόνος kotylēdonos, from κοτύλη kotýlē “cup, bowl”) is a significant part of the embryo within the seed of a plant, and is defined as “the embryonic leaf in seed-bearing plants, one or more of which are the first to appear from a germinating seed.” The cotyledons may be ephemeral, lasting only days after emergence, or persistent, enduring at least Read more about Cotyledons[…]

April

New life bursts forth from translucent red pomegranate tips on the branches of the handkerchief tree and I stand surrounded by a choir of lilac leaves as they open soft, furry, almost-purple buds and unfurl into delicate new leaves with blushed red tips sounding their notes to the warm bright spring sky  I am captivated, Read more about April[…]