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, January 30, 2014

Shimmy Clear for the New Year

Because January 30 was the second new moon in one month, we dubbed it a "Purple Moon." We gathered at Debra's amidst construction chaos to shimmy clear for the new year with Rachel and a video lesson in belly dancing.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Kale and Hearty

The New Moon of the New Year fell of the first day! What an auspicious time to leap into new beginnings. May we be like the hearty kale plant - not only surviving winter frost - but becoming sweeter and offering even more nourishment through times of harsh weather.