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

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Sound the Horn! Rise Spirit Rise!

Happy New Year! shana tovah u'metukah!  One of four Jewish New Years, Rosh Hashana celebrates the creation of the world, people, animals and legal contracts. We usually get together on this new moon and eat the sweet treats of creation: apples, almonds, and honey. This year we are deeply in the world and only pause to celebrate our hopes for the future expansion of farm camp Camp Eureka, to "smudge" clean ourselves of negative attitudes with white sage smoke, and to light candles welcoming in the light of new beginnings.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Herbal Wisdom for the Gemini New Moon

The June new moon fell on Saturday, the 8th. the same day as as our Old-Style Life Skills Series workshop We'd Walk & Herbal 1st Aid with local herbalist Alicia North of Northstar Botanicals. Alicia explained that on that day, both the sun and the moon were in the highly excitable, mentally stimulating sign of Gemini -- a great time for undertaking intellectual pursuits and learning something new. We all were learning MANY new things as she identified plants around the Local Farm barnyard and told us about some of their healing properties. Visit Motherhouse News for a few of her tidbits.
As a refreshing, especially appropriate Gemini New Moon beverage, Alicia recommended steeping bruised Lemon Balm leaves in cold water.
Lemon Balm is mentally and physically soothing, gently cooling, and mildly stimulating -- setting the perfect stage for new endeavors!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Firey AIRees New Moon

The April New Moon rose in the firey sign of Aries - the ideal time to chart one's hopes and intentions for the coming season. We gathered after Farm School for lunch and a treasure mapping session with Alicia North.
 Margaret and Darwin share secrets
Sara tries a new baby wrap as we settle down to another New Moon feast
 Ezra expounds on the benefits of mother's milk
Let your intuition guide you to your heart's desire.
Peacey helps her mom make an Aries treasure map.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Swing into Spring Training!

We met at Tal's in Sherman for a scrumptious luncheon...
then played outdoors...