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

Friday, April 8, 2016

Go with the Flow

Inspired by Dana's energy meditation, I took a bath and imagined myself in a boat floating down the river of life. First, I observed the events of the past couple weeks along the shore of the river; what and how my physical body, mind, heart, and energy was doing. Then, "saw" myself drifting on into the future toward the next new moon cycle.... and what I'd like my life and energy to be like in 29 days.

Having just printed wavelike symbols down its center to represent high and low tides as they follow the moon, I kept thinking to my topsy-turvy torah project. More and more, as I work on it,  I'm aware of the earth and season and its close connection to both Jewish and Christian holidays... Christianity's Easter celebration of new life; freedom from limitation.... Jewish Passover; liberation, passing from constriction, through the waters to a new life and liberation... budding trees, greening grass--thawing earth, rain and mud, nesting birds; all singing praises ...all rejoicing in LIFE!