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FULL SNOW MOON Feb 21/22 2016

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The Full Moon is in Virgo, it is called a Full Snow Moon as usually this is the moon when the snow in the deepest.

It was also called the Hunger Moon by American Indians as it was a time when the hunting was the most difficult.  The Cherokee called it Bone Moon as they found it was a time when the menu was chewing on bones or drinking bone marrow broth.

Who knew in 2016 with the Paleo diet, it would be the rage!!

The old song “dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones” actually got it wrong.  They are quite moist and tasty and make an extremely tasty broth!  Below is a simple recipe from Wellness Mama that may make you day a little warmer.

Bone Broth Ingredients

  • 2 pounds (or more) of bones from a healthy source
  • 2 chicken feet for extra gelatin (optional)
  • 1 onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 2 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Optional: 1 bunch of parsley, 1 tablespoon or more of sea salt, 1 teaspoon peppercorns, additional herbs or spices to taste. I also add 2 cloves of garlic for the last 30 minutes of cooking.

You’ll also need a large stock pot to cook the broth in and a strainer to remove the pieces when it is done.

Enjoy the Full Snow Moon!!!

Be Still and Wait

 

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“When you are in doubt, be still, and wait;
when doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage.
So long as mists envelop you, be still; be still until the sunlight
pours through and dispels the mists — as it surely will. Then act
with courage.” ~ Ponca Chief White Eagle

 

When we come to a stressful place in our lives, be it in a relationship, financial or family, the natural  thing is to react (or overreact as the case may be) and try to change the situation immediately.  This is based on the information we have at the moment, which is usually just a glimpse of the entire picture. We find ourselves saying “I don’t know what to do” ,  Well,this is the time to be still and wait!!

Do Nothing until we have all the information

Breakups and arguments are a prime example of this,  we get caught up in the heat of the moment and say things we should not.  Words that can never be taken back no matter how many times you say, I am sorry.

We burn up the phone or write scathing emails of all that you have done to me.

Waiting 24 hours for the dust to settle, emotions to calm and to review the situation will give a whole new prospective on how you perceive things and the reality of the situation.   Time to place the  real feelings where they truly belong.  Time to view it with both doors wide open to see the whole panorama of the situation.

Anger and frustration usually stem from another emotion, fear is one ie when your kids do something dangerous, fear that someone is leaving us, that we are not good enough, fear a situation will continue.  But the immediate overwhelming rush of adrenaline  blocks any logic.

Be still and wait

Often in 24 hours , it will resolve itself or at least look entirely different.

People often find that they are at a crossroads in life and feel depressed or stuck and want to do something even if it is wrong, just to make something happen.  Remember, “Don’t try to create movement because nothing is happening as you could create negative movement”   which  often leads to a more chaotic situation.  Try to give yourself time to view the entire situation from all sides.

In other words

Be still and wait!!

 

You may want to light a blue candle as this can have a calming effect on your mood or yellow with a twist of lemon to uplift the spirits.

 

Have a great and calm day

SAMHAIN Veil thins between two worlds

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SAMHAIN, VEIL THINS BETWEEN WORLDS

SAMHAIN  or Halloween had its beginnings in an ancient, pre-Christian Celtic festival of the dead.
According to their calendar, the year began on a day corresponding to November 1st on our present calendar. The date marked the beginning of winter. Since they were pastoral people, it was a time when cattle and sheep had to be moved to closer pastures and all livestock had to be secured for the winter months. Crops were harvested and stored.
The date marked both an ending and a beginning in an eternal cycle. The festival observed at this time was called Samhain (pronounced Sah-ween). It was the biggest and most significant holiday of the Celtic year.
The Celts believed that at the time of Samhain, more so than any other time of the year, the ghosts of the dead were able to mingle with the living. The veil between the two worlds is thinnest at this time and psychic abilities are at their highest peak. People gathered to sacrifice animals, fruits, and vegetables. Cakes were made and tables set to invite the spirits of the departed to visit. They also lit bonfires in honor of the dead, to aid them on their journey. So on this Halloween, light a fire, have a feast and some cider and give thanks to all who have gone before.
Have a safe and Happy Halloween