Okay all, so I have some news. I know I've really been MIA here, but it's simply been a lack of time. I made some goals this year that need to be focused on. Unfortunately that means I don't have 2-3 hours to sit down and perfect my writing. Additionally, I got a lovely virus from some shmuch and my hard-drive has hidden all my files, so everything I was working on, is gone - well, it's still there, I just can't get to it...  HOWEVER, I have made a change that will help my posting ability greatly! I have gotten myself a new Digital Voice Recorder and will be able to use it as soon as it comes in. What does that mean for my blogs? Well, it means that I can "write" them as I'm doing things like driving to the store or making lunch and then I can simply type them up at night when I have time. Hopefully this will mean more posts on ALL my blogs! I'm also hoping to get a new camera, if that happens I'll be able to do videos soon as well. So don't count me out just yet!

Mourning Moon

In November, the Mourning Moon is upon us. It's also known as the Fog Moon or Snow Moon, depending on where you live. Some Native American tribes referred to it simply as The Moon When Deer Shed Antlers (although in most regions it's more accurate to say they're shedding their velvet - a buck doesn't usually lose antlers until later in the winter, unless you're very far north). In the early Celtic society, November was the beginning of the new year -- why not use the magic of this moon phase to celebrate new beginnings?

  • Colors: Gray, blues
  • Gemstones: Lapis lazuli, turquoise, topaz
  • Trees: Cypress, alder, hazel
  • Gods: Bastet, Isis, Kali, Hecate, Astarte
  • Herbs: Thistle, betony, verbena, fennel
  • Element: Water
This is a time of washing away the baggage of the past and letting it go. Once you've done that, you'll be able to focus on the joys of the future. During the Mourning Moon phase, say goodbye to bad habits and toxic relationships, and get a fresh start for the new year. Work on developing and strengthening your connection with Deity.

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