Archive for October, 2011
The Halloweens I remember so fondly were in the 1950′s. We always made our own costumes as the ones you could buy in the dime stores were lame and the masks were hard plastic and never fit right. I remember being a cat very often as I had this long black tail from some dancing costume. Black eyeliner made whiskers on my face and little black ears were cut from cardboard, painted and tied on with string under the chin. It was easy to find a black shirt and slacks. Our goodie bags were old pillow cases, and you needed a bag that big for all the homemade goodies you would receive. Popcorn balls were the best, made from scratch just like the hand dipped caramel apples. Old Mrs. Hubbard would bake her famous sugar cookies and we would eat those still warm beauties before we ever got home. You knew everyone who’s house you knocked on and delighted in fooling them about who you were. There was much laughter and mystery and memories made.
In the center of town the teenagers would always find an outhouse in the country and bring it to town and lock somebody inside of it. Toilet paper streamers danced in the air from the tall trees and you expected to see ghosts at any minute and often, of course, you did. The smell of hot apple cider wafted from doorways and many times you were warmed by someone’s generosity on a cold night.
I feel blessed to have lived my youth in the then small town (500) of Ralston, Nebraska. The memories are a rich journey into my past at times of the year like Halloween.
Happy Halloween everyone, may you be safe, but still in awe of the mysteries of life and death and the celebrations we share.No comments
Time flys……………..and here we are at the end of a beautiful October and it is the New Moon. I love rituals that you can do during a New Moon. Just thinking about what you might like to have a little different in your life and then watching the options flow in. Creativity takes off and all of a sudden life is a little more exciting! Scorpio is one of my favorite signs (oh, alright, they all are!) because of it’s intense appreciation of living passionately. Everything is a bit richer in the sign of Scorpio. And so, this New Moon allows us to feel our emotions and our lives in a deeper fashion. It can be a positive or negative experience depending on what you make of it. Today, this Scorpio New Moon is in my ninth house of foreign travel/spirituality and I am dreaming of a bigger life. Many ideas are coming in about how to do that and they are all positive. Scorpio likes creativity, it’s up to you how that manifests.
If you would like to know where this Moon/Scorpio energy is affecting you, email me and I’ll tell you a bit about it.
Full Moon’s can be emotional and Aries can be aggressive, so caution against ego disputes with others. But it can also be a time that is super energized for change and moving in new directions.
ARIES-Take all this power and do something productive. Don’t be hard on your partner, they are struggling too.
TAURUS-You may need to get away and meditate or quietly re-think your next move. Work can be challenging now filled with responsibilities that you cannot ignore.
GEMINI-Do something social with friends, you need to enjoy yourself more. Relax and be more creative in everything you do.
CANCER-Your career is highlighted, but your home is calling you. Seek out balance in both without stressing yourself out so much.
LEO-Distant lands and dreams calling…..and every day life seems full of responsibilities. If you can’t get away, at least go to the zoo.
VIRGO-The mysteries of life and death are highlighted with this Moon. You are also challenged to figure out the money thing better.
LIBRA-Committed relationships are your focus, but your challenge will be how are you taking care of yourself?
SCORPIO-You are taking care of everything in your own style, but are you taking time for your spiritual growth?
SAGITTARIUS-Creative play is important now and don’t forget old friends. Reconnect and see a show, you need it.
CAPRICORN-Home and family are important now, make sure everything is in order. Your achievements are many and are getting the recognition you deserve.
AQUARIUS-Emotional responses may be a little exaggerated now, keep a rein on your ego. You may need to expand your views and be more tolerable.
PISCES-Unexpected money could be coming in, or perhaps you will discover a hidden talent to make more money with. Either way, change is in the air for you.
Read your Sun sign and Rising sign, if you don’t know what they are, ask me!No comments