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, October 26, 2011

The October new moon marks the start of Dvaali, the Hindu New Year and Festival of Lights and we marked our doors with chalk in order to welcome in Lakshmi, Goddess of Prosperity.

We also painted brooms to take home and clean house from top to bottom in order to make way for new ideas, creativity, and Lakshmi's blessings of abundance.We joined Alicia celebrating her birthday and...
"Because it is also near All-Hallows Eve when the veil between worlds is thinnest, we brought in photos of our ancestors to honor. We shared stories and wishes from and for our fore bearers.