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.