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

Monday, August 25, 2014

Swallow That!

The August new moon marks the beginning of the Jewish month of Elul. Its about the time our barn swallows begin their long flight back to South America. Twittering and calling, they line the telephone lines giving their youngsters last minute flight instructions. Quoting Rabbi David Ingber, it is spiritually, a time of change "both returning to who we really are and becoming who we are yet to be..." How like the swallows! We met and danced and played and ate in the red tent. Then we shared things we were sorry about and things we look forward to learning and doing better in the future.