A few female friends gather every new moon to honor our selves and our cycles. Inspired by the book The Red Tent, we have stitched together a collection of various shades of red fabrics which we often hoist to designate our meeting place. We've also tie-dyed dresses for the event... usually we eat well, do some creative project, just relax, and treasure our family and friendships. Contact Debra@Motherhouse.us or call 860-671-7945 if you'd like to join us.

The next new moon falls on April 26. We hope to continue our "Honoring our Foremothers" Book-Making project; a 5X5 accordion book celebrating women who have been personally influential, inspiring in our lives. After sharing stories about how the women we've chosen have uplifted and/or empowered us, we'll compose tributes to them.

For an astrological summary of the new moon's position visit

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Gather Round

Margaret hostessed the April New Moon in the Motherhouse yurt. What a delightful vision greeted me as I came down the drive toward the yurt's open door... young children exploring nearby as the older folk chatted, carded wool and practiced using drop spindles. The circular yurt walls seemed to embrace us all as we shared our thoughts and visions of healthful education. We finished off with a lunch of fresh garden greens, home-made cheese, and (for some) Mother's Milk!The April 14 New Moon started the first evening of Iyar, the second month of the Jewish ecclesiastical year. In New England this moon waxes into the Egg Moon or Yellow Moon. We'll watch for a flurry of nesting activity and even increased egg production in the hen house! Dandelions, marsh marigolds, daffodils, and a whole slew of yellow blossoms will be opening to usher in warmer weather!