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

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Mother-Daughter Project

After reading the book "The Mother-Daughter Project", some friends and I were inspired to let the new moon gatherings continue to be about feeling good as mothers and daughters! 

Jaime returned to her moon cycle for the first time since her third child's birth, so Jaime and I and her daughters sat in the red tent and made rag-pads for her from her son's old diapers - an ending and beginning. 

We've been singing songs and setting up the tent so that the girls can "pop" through with excitement, as well as sit in the rosy hued light and snack.  

We went out in the cold night after one of our gatherings and saw the little sliver of moon.  Ibby said "where, but I don't see it, where is the rest of the it!!!!" and we all nodded in wonder.  "That's the new moon!"