The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” ― John Muir

Friday, October 24, 2014

Experiencing the Day

Written during a waxing moon in the sign of Scorpio, on a day ruled by Venus

Next Full Moon - November 6, 2014

Today the newly waxing moon is in Scorpio, which is why this day may have a bit of a mysterious feel.  It's a good time to do some creative work, or anything that pulls you out of the routine and into a deeper, even magical place.  For those who dabble in magic, today is the day and you will actually feel more than simply going through the motions or following a recipe. Since today is also ruled by Venus, don't be surprised if you find yourself thinking about your romantic secrets, the desires that hide out in the deepest and sometimes darkest parts of your heart. The weather in my little part of the world is really setting the stage for this astrological forecast.  It is misty grey and quiet. 

Yesterday we spent the entire day in our little town, challenging ourselves to stay put and find the things we need locally.  Surprisingly we were very successful.  Sometimes you just assume that you  cannot find what you want, without even looking, when if you would simply look around you may find yourself pleasantly surprised.  Perhaps we have what we need after all. 

Woke today to a funny email from a family member, and a fire that was being somewhat difficult, but since it's not that cold I just let it be.  Later I may make a roast chicken for dinner and I have a desire to bake something, but I am helping The Bard stay on his diet by not tempting him with carbohydrates, so I will hold off on that project.  I am on the lookout for some cider, hopefully local, that I can add some spices to and drink warm.  It's that kind of day.  On these days, I  remember so many other days so unlike this, when I would muddle through and dream of a someday life like this.  These thoughts serve as my gratitude journal.

As soon as the weather clears it will be time to do the last of the yard cleanup before the Winter.  I have to admit I have not been so good about mowing the lawn and weeding this year, but honestly, from the look of things I can't see that it matters all that much.  Things bloomed so much later this year, I feel we hardly had time to enjoy the garden, so I just let it do what it wanted, in its own time. 

Before I end this post, I'd just like to recommend a very lovely blog that I read every day, called the 1936 Diary of Irene Smith Dolton  LINK  which is exactly what it claims to be and has held me hostage from the very first entry I read.  If you like this kind of thing, please have a look.

Hope you all have a wonderful day.