Lammas is a seasonal turning point in the wheel of the year, mid-point between Summer Solstice and Autumn Equinox. Two months back-to-back with Aquarius Full Moons, now Leo Sun and soon another New Moon.
This summer, I remember Francis Weller sharing that our work “is to carry grief in one hand and gratitude in the other and to be stretched large by them.”
Carrot, Rabbit, Clay
make a pinch pot
paint it turquoise
add small red beads, silver
form a rabbit of natural clay
sculpt a bowl in its back
add sacred objects:
small gemstones, coins, feathers
dried carrots, blue corn meal,
- Gwendolyn Morgan
Crow Feathers, Red Ochre, Green Tea, Homebound Publications
From unexpected snow for the Lunar New Year, Year of the Ox to Valentine’s Day to late February, each day is a gift. We prepare for Spring Migration, greening, blossoms.
“Creating worlds, we choose one word over another: cherry blossom or plum blossom, eagle whistle or kestrel, stratus or nimbostratus, spells or incantations – seed syllables of the luminous auric field. She asks: What emotion will you release so you may choose another?”
Epiphany signifies illumination, a sudden intuitive perception, a moment of revelation. In the midst of an on-going global pandemic and much chaos, may we allow the earth to illuminate our path. Within the foliage of our west coast rain forests, we hear the sweet song of the Varied Thrush, feel the rain on our skin, watch the deer forage, find mushrooms beneath fern fronds, and remember we are connected to the earth.
With much gratitude to Esther Vincent Xueming, Editor-in-chief and Founder and The Tiger Moth Review for their inclusion of my poem
Wishing you a Happy Diwali! Eagle, Sandhill Cranes, and Trumpeter Swans flew overhead around sunrise every day this week. As we enter into this season of gratitude and light, may be listen to all the beauty around us as we give thanks for the gifts we have received in this life. May we honor our ancestors, teachers, compañeros, friends and family along the journey. May we honor the Sandhill Cranes, the White Pelicans, the Trumpeter Swans, the geese and migratory birds that gather along our creek banks during this extended migratory time. May we honor the winged ones, the deer and all the woodland animals that cross our path. May we honor the mosses, plants, flowers, trees and stone peoples. May we give thanks for the celestials, the Moon and Sun and Stars, the celebrations of light around us. May we honor this earth, our home.
In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, we find ourselves in climate crisis. In the Pacific Northwest our skies are thick with smoke and grief. The air quality index is hazardous at 427. We wait for bird song in the mornings again.
May we be ready to start anew this New Moon. “it’s time for a fresh start….. the New Moon is also square to the Nodes suggesting that we are learning an important message for this time….. the Sun’s Square to the Nodes and trine to Saturn remind us that we must take responsibility…. we can’t wait and hope everything unfolds as it should…. We’ve got to walk the talk…” Leah Whitehorse. https://www.leahwhitehorse.com/category/astrology-forecasts/