"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)

Tuesday, 11 September 2007

and she breathes in.....

I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, where oxlips and the nodding violet grows.
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
with sweet musk-roses and with eglantine

doesn't the above sound just delicious? so the new moon is here - at last I seem to have found an answer to coping with the dark of the moon... I know that I get like this the week before the new moon... and I need to withdraw, to go inward, to just accept how I am at that time instead of fighting it and I need to nurture myself. The weather really indulged me this dark of the moon - it was cold and rainy - perfect! Joe let me sob for an hour on Friday night and then took things in hand - he made me boiled eggs with toast for my tea and a steaming hot cup of tea.. then ordered me to have a bath... so I indulged my goddess - I poured a long deep bath, tipped a good cup of my bath salts in, plus a handful of tumbled moonstones, lit some candles and turned the lights out... then I just sank deep into the water - absorbing the healing energy of the moonstone.
Then I went to bed with a pile of moonstones under my pillow and my moonstone pyramid under my bed..... that was some of Daisy's advice when she first noticed that this dark time of the moon really affected me.

Saturday dawned rainy and cold again, I slept in til 8am then we headed out to breakfast and off to Blackheath to the hippy shop where I bought myself another moonstone pendant and a gorgeous glass hanging lantern. And on Sunday, I just created, in my Book of Shadows for the new moon. I am amazed, as usual, how Mother Nature can heal me - as I sat, melancholy in my pink snuggly chair.. a blue wren flew up to the window and tapped hello to me... he kept doing it on and off all day.... as if to say 'don't be sad, see how pretty I am,' reminding me that I am not alone.......

I have a little gift to give away - now that I have two moonstone pendants, I think I would like to give one to someone who is affected by the moon just like I am... so if you are affected by the moon and would benefit from wearing this pendant, just let me know here in a comment and i will draw one name out... and my little birds will be flying off with a parcel sometime next week... Julie Maries faery gift was sent yesterday and Laurie's goddess package is on its way too!
oh and I mustn't forget this day 6 years ago - sending peaceful & healing thoughts today.

*~* I hope your day is filled with butterflies, magick, colour & fripperies! ~*~


peppylady said...

None of us are lone but I've felt loneness

Pixie said...

I'm so pleased you've started to find a way to deal with the dark stuff.
Love the idea of moonstones in the bath.
I have a wonderful green Adventurine and unpolished rose quartz next to my bed for unblocking my heart shakras.
And since getting them when I was last in Devon my world has got easier.
hugs and pixie thoughts

Gill said...

The bath sounded wonderfull, so peacefull and serene.

Birds tapping on your window, awwwww thats loverly

Have a wonderfull day
Gill XX

Garden girl said...

glad youre back! when is the next dark moon? does it happen once a month or every few weeks or so?

kim said...

When we move I'll finally have a bath again, so I will remember the moonstone idea!

As you and I know, I too am affected by the Dark Moon. But the journaling has helped.

Julie Marie said...

DON'T put me in the drawing - that would be greedy. I just wanted to drop by and say that I'm glad you are learning to deal with your emotions during the dark of the moon.

We have little brown wrens. I have never seen a blue wren. How cool that he came to visit you.



Rowan said...

This sounds like a wonderful way to deal with the dark of the moon especially the moonstone bath. I'm glad you are feeling better now. I already have a moonstone pendant so don't include me in the draw, your extra pendant should go to someone who needs it.

Leanne said...

its good that your days have shadow have passed, I know exactly how you feel during these times, as I feel it myself.

How lovely you have Joe's support at this time, thats so special and youre lucky to have someone to guide you through so lovingly

Leanne x

Peggy said...

glad the new moon is here and you have found the wonderful moonstones to help you through the dark ones. Don't you just love birds and the smiles they bring to us!

Moonroot said...

Moonstones in the bath - what a wonderful idea. And Joe sounds wonderful too! Hope you're feeling better.

Tracy said...

So happy to see you are back, Robyn!

Carmen said...

Thinking of you

mrsnesbitt said...

The sun is shining here at the moment, what a difference some light can make.

A bird in the hand said...

This post made me very happy! You're learning to cope and bless Joe for being so supportive. Much love to you xoxoxoxoxo

Autumn said...

I often find myself looking into the sky to see where the moon is. I spent two days in a rage and cryig only to look up and realize the dark moon is upon us. Calling on Hecate queen of the darkness seems to help. I love moonstones and learned long ago of there power. I would love to have another one if you pick my name.

Lady Laurie said...

Its wonderful your hubby was there to comfort you, love the moonstones. I have a bracelet that I bought shortly after my Mom died that has moonstones, rose quartz and pearls. I find it a wonderful comfort.

Ohmmama said...

What a gentle and loving soul is your Joe!

I am a moon sister as well and this waning was especially dark, daunting and draining for myself...I will have to remember my moonstone/goddess pendant next waning, as well as Hecate's invocation...thank you for your candor and insights...Namaste and blesstings to you and your beautiful soul.

Ruth said...

I had horrid night on Friday too - maybe it was a particularly difficult dark moon? I often find that dark moon brings interesting dreams and unconscious stuff to the surface. I feel a lot more peaceful and positive now the new moon is here.

Sweetpea said...

Nothing better than a deep bath with candles and the lights out. I did that at the weekend too! I have some gorgeous jewellry with moonstones in, some mine and some of Daisys.

Gemma said...

Love that quote by Shakespeare. A bath by candlelight with moonstones sounds so relaxing. :-)

solsticedreamer said...

Hello miss*r
I am home :) and will be blogging like fury tomorrow

How funny~I always carry my moonstone with me.
I hope you are well


tinker said...

How sweet Mother Nature is, to send you a little bluebird of happiness to cheer you up!

I love that Shakespearian quote - it makes me long for spring, and autumn's just barely arriving! Glad you're feeling better - thank you for sharing your moon wisdom! XOXO

lila said...

What a beautiful Renoir painting to illustrate eglantines (on her hat!)mentioned in the Shakespeare quote!
Have a lovely day!

Gillian @ Indigo Blue said...

Don't put my name in the draw Robyn, you have already sent me stones. It is your turn to be treated. This week it goes out.
I am buying moonstones this week. EEGads, that phase really sucks.
I love the poem you opened up with, paints the most gorgeous picture.

Naturegirl said...

Robyn I am trying to soak up enough Vit D from the autumn sun knowing that the dark days are near. I also suffer from Sadd in the dark days of winter moon..perhaps it was Daisy stopping by tapping on your window reminding you that your are not alone.(I'd like to think that)
What a dear gentle husband you have!
Be happy dear Ms. Robyn..sending hugs

Garden girl said...

just popped in to say that I am really enjoying your moon posts...I am a cancerain ruled by the moon and it hasnt occurred to me why I feel so strange on some could be the effects of the moon?