Monday, September 15, 2014

Romantic Vignette #9 : Virgie



Why couldn't I be named Belle or a Catherine instead of Virgie she thought. Plain old Virgie with the books. Virgie had a plan. When she turn 17 in six months and graduate from high school, she wouldn't go up to Chicago like her mother wanted her to. She wasn't going to waste away in a factory. No, she run away to New York or even better, Paris. She call herself Catherine, write and truly be free.

Shellsigna

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Remembering....

I remember all those who families were affected on this day and continue to be...
May all those who lost mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children, cousins, aunts, uncles, fiances, and friends know you are not alone...


Shellsigna

Monday, September 8, 2014

Harvest Moon

Happy Full Moon, my friends.


Even before I started following the lunar path in my 20's, I heard about the Harvest Moon. It's special I feel since the Harvest Moon always comes close to the Autumn Equinox. It lies between the end of Summer and the arrival of Autumn. You can feel the mix of the energies in the air. I like to imagine Summer and Autumn , like old friends, having a few days to spend together before they must part again till next year.

In my household, the easy going Summer energy has transformed to the creative energy of Autumn. My husband, Sean, is back in school and hopefully, Jacob, will be starting preschool soon. A school we were on a waiting list may have a space for him. Yay.

The yellows are mellowing out to Brown. The green going fiery to orange. Change is swirling in the air. Can you feel it? Are you open to the changes within you? I always like to make changes before a change is forced upon me. It makes my life easier.

The Harvest Moon rises with the dreamy and mystical Pisces energy. For all my sun and moon Pisces babies, this is your moon. Ponder your heart my friends. What or Whom do you truly love? What makes your heart pitter patter? Do you spend time daily on things that give you joy? Joy is a beautiful feeling. When you are joyful, the whole world appears brighter and happier. Your life flows easier. You have three days of the Harvest Moon energy. The day before, the night of and the day after the Full Moon to play and surf in this energy. Make some fun changes in your life. Schedule joy daily for yourself. You deserve it. Everyone has the right to feel happy and joyful.

What to do on this Full Moon?

* Take a nice long bath.
* Write handwritten letters to your loved ones.
* Wear or burn candles in colors of the Ocean or of Autumn.
* Do something fun and daring.
* Send out your resume for a "I never get that" job and see what happens.
* Donate money to organizations or spiritual places that feed your soul.
* Go to a lake, river, or ocean to soak in that watery energy
* Buy a 2015 calendar and make plans to do make time for the upcoming Full Moons.
* Pick three days in the week to sit with yourself and do nothing.
* Advertise on craigslist or local sites as a teacher in your most favorite hobby/skill.

If you have any Full Moon tips you like to share, please do in the comments. I love to hear them. As always, do what is fun, authentic and right for you under this Full Moon. I'm wishing you all dreamy Full Moon nights.


To Serenade you on this lovely Full Moon, here is Cassandra Wilson's rendition Neil Young's Harvest Moon.



Shellsigna

Friday, September 5, 2014

Happy September


The morns are meeker than they were -
The nuts are getting brown -
The berry's cheek is plumper -
The Rose is out of town.

The Maple wears a gayer scarf -
The field a scarlet gown -
Lest I should be old fashioned
I'll put a trinket on.

- Emily Dickinson






Shellsigna

Friday, August 29, 2014

Dream Thought #67: Think


Glance at the Sun
See the Moon and Stars
Gaze at the beauty of Earth's greenings
Now,
Think - Hildegard of Bingen
(painting by Maya Telford )



Shellsigna

Monday, August 25, 2014

Romantic Vignette #8: Florence



How could things change in a week? mused Florence. Five days ago, she had been practically shunned by her family for breaking off the engagement with Miles. Rich influential Miles of the Scott family. Miles had a dark side. She only confided in Granny Delano what he had tried to do her. When Granny had called her down to Clarkstown, her parents had no choice to obey. Last night, at the party Granny had thrown, Florence had found him. Richard. Handsome and kind. Those blue eyes that reminded of her sunshine days. He was going to call on her this afternoon. Let the day never end....


Shellsigna

Friday, August 22, 2014

To Life




Happy Friday, my friends. Life can be fragile and can end in a moment's notice. Wear your best dress today. Take time to do things you love. Celebrate all that you have now. See how blessed you are. Say yes to yourself as much as you can. Say no to the people and things that drain your Spirit. Remember, you are powerful. Life is waiting for you to take the reins to live.

If no one else has told you today, I believe in you.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.


Shellsigna