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

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Chickened Out

After a full day of EGGS-periencing Chickens ala Motherhouse Old Style Life-Skills Series Workshops, we gathered for an early supper in the cowshed at Local Farm.
The June 12 new moon marked the first evening of Tammuz, the forth month of the Jewish ecclesiastical year. In New England, this moon will wax into the Strawberry Moon or Honey Moon. We can expect to find strawberries ripening on their low three leafleted plants. Beekeepers will be extra vigilant for swarms as their hives burst with nectar-gathering activity.
Please visit Motherhouse.us to learn of other gatherings.