Full Worm Moon in Libra

The insects awaken, the sap rises Libra air / kindness/balance/harmony/relationships – make space, the worms are aerating the soil. What this full moon is illuminating is recent wounds and long term scars that inhibit our capacity for long term relating. The repeating patterns that I need to heal & release, to weed out, to get Read more about Full Worm Moon in Libra[…]

Vernal Equinox – Ostara

The time of the year equivalent to 6am We enter the light half of the year and rise from sleep Light reaches its peak of increasing at 4 minutes per day compared to 1 minute/day at the solstice. It will continue to increase but more gradually from now until the summer solstice. The full moon Read more about Vernal Equinox – Ostara[…]

jīngzhé – hibernating insects awaken

Earth aerated Jīngzhé, 惊蛰, is the 3rd of the 24 solar terms (節氣) in the traditional Chinese calendars. It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 345° and ends when it reaches the longitude of 360°. More often, it refers to the day when the Sun is exactly at a celestial longitude of 345°. In the Gregorian calendar, it usually Read more about jīngzhé – hibernating insects awaken[…]

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[…]

Blue Jelly – Margaret Mead

“Last night I had the strangest dream. I was in a laboratory with Dr. Boas and he was talking to me and a group of other people about religion, insisting that life must have a meaning, that man couldn’t live without that. Then he made a mass of jelly-like stuff of the most beautiful blue Read more about Blue Jelly – Margaret Mead[…]

January

Stirrings. January takes its name from Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and endings. He had two faces so he could see the future and the past! He was also the god of doors. Winter light. Naked trees and Moons. Dark skies and stars. Quieten, rest in the stillness Ice and snow swirl and whirlbreathe slow. Settle. Read more about January[…]

Sweet Darkness

Earliest sunsets from 7th until the 18th December When your eyes are tiredthe world is tired also.When your vision has goneno part of the world can find you. Time to go into the darkwhere the night has eyesto recognize its own.There you can be sureyou are not beyond love. The dark will be your womb Read more about Sweet Darkness[…]

Winter

Monk: What happens when the leaves fall and the trees are bare?Union: The golden Wind, revealed.Hegikan Roku the blue cliff record.Yoga through the seasons Sandra sabatini,In Buddhism the Golden Wind is a metaphor for the reality that you can only experience and which we call God.  From midway between Samhain and winter solstice, so the Read more about Winter[…]

First frosts

Frost forms in swirling ferns and birds sing it’s praisecrows call far out across the fields and beyond. expanding my hearing and my heart as I follow the sounds into the beyond The average first frost for many inland areas in the UK and Ireland is within the first ten days of November later along the Read more about First frosts[…]

The Dark time – Know thyself

Samhain to Valentines Day (Deep dark – Sagittarius & Capricorn) Stalking our inner selves “There was no one near to confuse me, so I was forced to become original.” Haydn. Brew, Stew. Soften the shellRoot November. December. January. February