The days of falling leaves and cold noses are upon us as we slide into the beginning of our "cold days season". Of course if you live in the Southern Hemisphere, it's the season of fresh green leaves and bare feet on the grass! Either way, the seasons of change are upon us and life is good. We are moving through an incredibly powerful Eclipse Season, as waves of Crystalline Light pour onto the Planet, unearthing the dark shadows buried in both the Earth and the human collective. All need to be cleared so we can carry more Light. It is messy and chaotic, this dredging of the old, but it has to be. Eventually the world will be Light!!
Meanwhile back in the garden, the last of the food and flowers are feeding hungry mouths, both ours and the numerous pollinators who grace our garden. We feel blessed for the abundance we've received this gardening season and soon it will be time for us to rest. I wish you all a beautiful month of November and a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. We have so much to be grateful for!
As we slide into the beautiful month of October, I wanted to talk about the Autumnal Equinox we just experienced on the 22nd of September. It was a powerful one! The Fall Equinox marks a time of balance on the Earth, symbolized by the Astrological Sign Libra, which is ushered in at that time. Here in the western United States, we moved into Libra at 6:04 PM on the 22nd, and boy could I feel the energies come swooping in at that time! The Autumnal Equinox is the moment of pause, in perfect balance, when the Earth is reborn into her New Year, her New Cycle, (this occurs at the Spring Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere). Though we celebrate the New Year at the start of a calendar year on January 1st, Nature sees the Equinox as her true New Year.
What happens is that right before the Equinox, the entire orchestra (symbolizing the old cycle) is playing the grand finale, and then, at the moment of Equinox, it goes silent. Out of the silence, the first note appears, so softly we could almost miss it, and the New Cycle begins. The Devas, who are the architects of Nature, will begin to create the blueprints for this New Cycle. They create them through the long winter months, through Winter Solstice, and on into Spring. At the Spring Equinox, various Nature Beings, including Faeries, Elementals and Nature Spirits, will be called in, and they take the Devic blueprints and weave them into form. The New Cycle will now unfold through spring and summer and on into the Fall, (again, this is opposite in the Southern Hemisphere). Since we too are part of the Earth, it's important for us to call in our own cycle at the moment of Equinox. We're then aligned with the Earth, and our cycle can unfold with more ease, balance and support. We are indeed powerful creators, and when we consciously call in what we'd like to experience in our New Year, amazing things can happen!!
My wish for all of you- and for our Mother Earth too- is that this New Cycle brings us all the Peace, Joy and Love we could possibly ask for! That's a BIG DREAM I know, but why not dream BIG this year?? We have nothing to lose and everything to gain so why not call it in?
Happy Fall everybody! Lots of love to all of you in this New Year!
It has been an amazing summer, full of flowers and food in our garden, and we're incredibly grateful for all the blessings we've received. And now we're ready for the cooler days ahead! We've got oodles of tomatoes ripening on the vine and there are spicy peppers hanging like ornaments, ready to be picked. And then there's the garden basil, so sweet and abundant this year, it's been keeping the pesto flowing! A glorious time in the garden indeed!
So somehow we all made it through the Lions Gate this year- some of us barely, right? -and now we're all taking a deep breath as we say goodbye to August! The fiery Leo Sun is sliding into the sweetness of Virgo and life is good. The Fall Equinox is on the 22nd this year and that's when all of Nature begins her New Year-her new cycle-and the Earth is happy as she begins her life anew. And since we are all a part of Nature, we can begin our new cycle too. So what would YOU like to experience in this new cycle-this new year? Call in your cycle and make it grand; your dreams might just come true in this New Year of 2023!
Meanwhile, everybody, enjoy the slower pace of autumn as the fall colors dance across the landscape and the gardens give their final bounty. It's a wonderful time to be alive! And, as always, see you in the garden....
Welcome to the last month of summer! We pass through Lammas, the cross-quarter day between summer and fall, on August 2nd. After that day, we'll be sliding down the final month of summer celebration! There's a powerful alignment day on August 8th called The Lions Gate, and as we pass through the gate, we'll align with the highest timeline we're able to step into. It's time to sharpen our skills and create the beautiful Earth we want to live on. The 8/8 Portal is a potent time of possibilities to do just that!
Meanwhile, here in the garden the abundance is flowing and we're taking it all in.
Figs, peaches, nectarines, tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, chard and enough basil to create a world of PESTO!
We are forever grateful! I hope all of you are having a wonderfully abundant summer as well. Happy harvesting!!!
Happy happy summer! This is that glorious time when we swim in the lakes, hike in the mountains and play in the garden. I love it all! Our gardens are bringing us the first fruits and veggies of the season with lots more to come! Fresh figs and apricots for smoothies, pasta dinners made with the first tomatoes, onions and peppers and topped with pesto from our first garden basil. Yummy! I hope you all enjoy a beautiful and abundant summer season.
Let the Sunshine in!!!
Summer in the garden is the time for all things growing. The heat can be challenging at times for gardeners and gardens alike, but the rewards are so many. It seems as long as the water keeps flowing, we make it through the hot season in style, with an abundance of fruits, veggies and GARDEN COLOR! We are so blessed! Have a beautiful June everybody and a wonderful celebration at the turning of the seasons on Summer Solstice. Here in the northern hemisphere, the gardens are calling...and we are listening!!
It's May Day, my favorite day of the Year! The day we celebrate the Earth and all things growing. The trees, the plants, the flowers; this is the day we honor Nature and the beauty and abundance she brings to all of our lives. Mother Nature is a beautiful and generous Mother indeed.
The month of April is upon us, and here in the Northern Hemisphere that means FLOWERS! When the world feels all topsy turvy, as it certainly does at the moment being that we are in the midst of a huge shift of consciousness, we can always turn to Nature for the balance and the joy that we seek. She is always there. Let the Flowers be your medicine, they are made for that you know. Have a Happy Spring everybody!
It's in the air, you can almost taste it... Spring is on it's way! I always know it's coming when the Spring Crocus pop their pretty little heads up through the garden mulch and burst into bloom! The only color around, they steal the show in brilliant shades of orange, yellow, purple and white. They make me smile every time! And then there are the Apricot blossoms; sweet white blooms bursting with fragrance, soon to be alive with the Song of Bees. It's the beginning of another beautiful season in the garden, and I will enjoy it fully! I hope you have a beautiful March everybody and, as I often say, see you in the garden!
February 2nd (2/2/22) marks the cross-quarter day between Winter and Spring in the Northern hemisphere (the opposite is true for the Southern hemisphere), and the Light is returning - finally! We still have 6 weeks of winter before Spring Equinox, but you can feel the change. Under the ground the roots are stirring; the trees are wiping their sleepy eyes as they bask in the warmth of a returning Sun. The Light is growing stronger everyday! The animals are feeling it too as the bird song grows in tempo each day. We are all awakening! May this beautiful season of Imbolc find you celebrating the turning of the seasons as the best is yet to come! Much love to you all!
Hi, I am Marianne and a lover of all things Nature! I love my gardens and I know you have that love of nature in you too!