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

Thursday, 11 October 2007

New Moon in Libra - a time to let go.

The Wiccan Rede says "when the Lady's Moon is New, kiss your hand to her times two"

the new moon in Libra today... I woke to a stillness only broken by the magpies calling each other in the white flowering gum. A stillness where there were no bees buzzing, no cicadas, not a breath of a breeze and I knew the moon was resting before she starts to breathe in again. A time for us to rest & regenerate, to fast or detox or to kick a bad habit. This new Moon is one where we can let go of past pain and last night I wrote my list. Tomorrow morning I am going on a early morning walk to a lookout far from 'people' where I will let my past pain drift off to our ancient ancestors...
above is a photo of a Banksia Man, these grow on an Australian native called 'Old Man Banksia' - can you see the face? These seed pods peer out at me as I walk through our bushland and when I was a little girl, they scared the living daylights out of me...
below: my grandson Thomas.. he is 8 and a lovely soul. We went on an artists date on Tuesday. We walked around some National trust gardens, just noticing things of nature and talking about what we saw.... sharing.

and then we sat down to our picnic lunch. I packed a sandwich each, a bottle of lemonade for Tom and a bottle of water for me. I also packed pencils, sketch books, scissors, paper & glue. And a bottle of bubbles! As I unpacked, Thomas yelled out; 'Grandma, you think of everything... lemonade & bubbles... how did you think of that?' and 'grandma, you are the best!!!'

- my heart sang.. we sat and ate, blew bubbles and I journalled while Thomas sketched.......

Lately, I am thoroughly enjoying researching the Moon and I am thinking of finding a course next year. Maybe I can manifest one! Make that: I will manifest one!
I have had a feeling in my heart centre, the past week or so.... and I just realized that this feeling, this 'pain' or 'ache' is actually my heart chakra opening. It is an amazing feeling, not a bad pain at all but like my heart centre is filling with Love. I have never felt anything like this called self-love?
Finally! all the affirmations, the being aware of negative thoughts and patterns, the journalling....are coming to fruition... these, plus finally realizing that there is a grand plan and I just have to be open to it... that there is indeed syncronicity & magick at work.... makes me a very happy soul.

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


Peggy said...

What a handsome grandson you have! and what a awesome grandma you are for remembering the bubbles!

tinker said...

Oo - the Banksia Man looks so mysterious - like a wise old owl. I've never seen one before - thank you for sharing him with us.

Your grandson is adorable - and so wise, too, 'cause he's right, you know - you are the best!
And you do think of the best things - lemonade and bubbles are positively perfect for a picnic~XOXO

peppylady said...

Sure glad you and your grandson Thomas had a lovely time.

Oh that Bansksia guy looks a little mysterious but in good way.

Gemma said...

Thomas is adorable...I just love blowing bubbles and doing art with my Tommy too!

Sheila said...

The Banksia 'man' is very unusual. I must confess that a quick look, even wearing my glasses I thought it was a koala bear..!!LOL

A bird in the hand said...

The Banksia is incredible. Only today, eating a very juicy and sweet pear, I thought -- what wonders nature creates for us.

Loved hearing about your artist date with young Tom. You are so lucky!! Love you xoxoxo

Bimbimbie said...

Don't those magpies sound glorious.

Your day with Thomas was one of those golden memory making days of him with his grandma. He's stored away every last detail in his growing memory bank I bet. Did you get to see what he sketched?

Smiles *!*

Ruth said...

What a lovely crone day out - your grandson sounds like a real old soul. Love the Banksia Man - no wonder they scared you as a child!

Krissie said...

what did your grandson draw? can you share with us? I wish I had some grand kids to do magical things with...maybe soon in the future....never know...

motherwintermoon said...

"Grandma, you think of everything... lemonade & bubbles... how did you think of that?' and 'grandma, you are the best!!!"

Oh, my heart just melted when I read that. Such a blessing cannot be written or has to be freely given. A true gift of LoVe beyond measure.

Great post, brimming with uplifting wisdom and hope. You made my heart beam.

The moon is an awesome source of power and energy, and it's all ours, Goddesses! Big Hugs to you, Miss*R. I'm so glad you're here.

Gillian @ Indigo Blue said...

At first glance, with the leaves behind, it looked like a fat furry fairy.
Too sweet!
(Hey, that sounded weird...) LOL!
Be gone, dark of the moon!

Pixie said...

That you heart is filling with self -love at last... that is just so good. To love ourselves as others love is is the way to freedom to be able to see, really see what we need to.
Here's to the journey, surrounded by bubbles and love.

Gina E. said...

What a beautiful relationship you have with your grandson, Robyn! Ken's niece's first daughter took to me for some reason from the day I met her when she was about a year old. She makes a beeline for me at every family get together, which are the only times I see her. I'm sure she remembers me from a past life, I just wish I could remember her. I know there has to be a connection.

Sacred Suzie said...

This is beautiful Robyn, I am happy to hear that you have made such a strong and spiritual breakthrough in your life.

Naturegirl said...

Robyn this post touched me deeply not only because I'm a Libra and a Nana with a grandson whom I blow bubbles with when I get to see him. He lives in Arizona.
I know this feeling like your heart chakra opening!I have experienced this particulary since I began blogging...I feel connections to many souls through out our globe..sends chills down my spine at times!
I must email you soon.. hugs NG