Food, glorious food! From mother's breast to our last meal, with or without teeth, the sign of Cancer will tempt us with the freshest of garden delights, the juiciest of fruits, the scent of hot-out-of-the-oven bread, aromatic herbs, exotic spices, a magnificent glass of wine, robust sauces, sumptuous shellfish, and delectable desserts. We eat to nurture not … Continue reading Moon in Cancer ~ Food, Glorious Food!
The Moon waxes and wanes in rhythm with the seasons every year. Since we may want to know when the Moon is waxing or waning so we can schedule our activities far in advance, I put together this handy little chart to help you see at a glance which phase the Moon is in each … Continue reading When does she wax, when does she wane?
I'm a fan of all the old-fashioned flowers ~ including the often overlooked gladiola ~ and endure the long wait from corm to bloom of these magnificent, showy, over-the-top flowers. I'd venture to say that glads are not just a flower of Jupiter, but a flower of Jupiter in Leo. They put on quite a … Continue reading Gladiola, Flower of Jupiter
Rosemary, an herb of the Sun, is a culinary herb used regularly by people all over the world. Culpepper says, "It helps a weak memory, and quickens the senses." Plant rosemary in the waning Moon phase during a fertile sign. I've dealt with migraines for as long as I can remember. They used to last three … Continue reading Rosemary and Migraines
The Autumnal Equinox arrives every year at exactly the moment the Sun enters Libra ~ usually September 20 or 21. We not only have a change of signs, but a change of seasons, as well. If you love Autumn as much as I do, this is a big day for you, too. We start seeing … Continue reading Autumn and Libra in the Lunar Home and Garden
Here in the U.S., the Harvest Moon marks the season to begin transplanting our perennials and planting new bulbs. You may have already seen some spring bulbs at garden stores. It's a great time to set out daffodils, dutch irises, hyacinths, and tulips. Winters are too warm in the south for tulips, but they can … Continue reading Transplant Perennials after the Harvest Moon
March 29, 9:55pm ~ April 1, 1:20am This is a mixed period for the Aries Moon. It is waning through the 30th, New at exactly 2:48pm on the 30th, and is waxing from that moment until 1:20am on April 1st. Check your mood on Aries days. I find I get a little cranky sometimes. Knowing … Continue reading Moon in Aries
Pisces days, in general, have a sensitive, ethereal feel to them. Overall, Pisces days are good for spending some time in solitude. Finding some alone time just might help you process the feelings or vibes you've picked up while engaging in your everyday activities. During waning Pisces, look for a way to let go of … Continue reading Waning Moon in Pisces
Aquarius is associated with the legs, shins, and ankles. I had a rather sedentary winter, and I noticed that my calves are really tight. If you had a sedentary winter, too, try some stretches to get your legs back in shape for the warmer months. Stand on your tip toes and reach for the high … Continue reading Waning Moon in Aquarius