I love my Moon Diary.. not only is it specific for us down here in Australia but it also gives a whole page of suggestions what one can do at New & Full Moon.. this Cancer New Moon it is suggested that these questions are pondered: how can I connect with my ancestors and reach a deep understanding of what it means to belong to my family & how can I nourish my soul and those I love.. there are others, but these two will do me for this month.
I think I may have mentioned once or twice, that i have traced my roots back to 14thC Cornwall and I know I have other branches of my family tree in Scotland.. My great grandfather William Truscott came to Australia on active duty with the Royal Navy.. he loved this land so much and could see it was a wonderful place to bring up his family that he sent for his wife, Laura to come here to live.. so she left her England and family and sailed to Australia with her children... not long after that William died on active duty from pneumonia, I believe.. leaving Laura a widow in a strange land with their children. How did she cope? did she love Australia so much that she stayed here to bring her family up? I don't know, you see, these kind of stories have not been handed down.. my family were not story tellers... I could ask my mother but much as I love her, I know if she didn't know the story, then she would make it up.. and I want facts. I want to know if Laura missed Cornwall, I want to know if they were witches.. I want to know if they grew herbs and made their own poultices, tisanes and other herbal remedies, like I do.. I have an inner knowing of herbal lore.. never studied it in my life.. I know she loved her garden, I know she said their were faeries down at the bottom of her garden - like I do. She had geraniums in front of a photo of her deceased husband.. why? was that some kind of Cornish folklore? this yearning to know is getting stronger as I get older and sometimes I could just weep with the strong desire to know more of my roots.
In fourteen hundred and ninety two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. - This was about the time 'my' first recorded Tregilgas was living in the area of St. Ewe - John Tregilgas a tinner from the Stannary of Blackmore....I must get to Cornwall..
Last night I sat in meditation...and I felt her presence as well as my Pa's.. I realized that he was a typical Cornishman.. quite short & very olive skin..same as me..I felt so connected..I also connected very strongly with my higher self..like a knowing came over me, that my higher self has all my answers and they are available to me always.. I just have to follow my intuition and as a confirmation that I am on the right path, the cards I pulled were both strongly connected to ancestral connections, knowledge and wisdom..
I know that Laura is guiding me.. if I sit at this New Moon, maybe she will lead me to answers or knowings...today, I hope to sit under my pine tree .. breathing with the new moon, celebrating that I am here.. then I will dig up my quartz crystal and begin again.. starting over, flowing with the rhythm of Mother Earth... and tonight, I will have a lovely long lavender bath...surrounded by my moonstones.
if you would like to be part of the monthly Full Moon Earth healing ritual.. please email me and I will add you to the email list... (email on my profile) ~ have a blessed New Moon & a lovely lavender bath !