Winter Solstice.

 

Yours truly in my grandparents pecan grove. They started with 19 pecan trees and over the past 43 years had to cut a bunch down from storms and damages. They have six left but their neighborhood is still abundant with pecan trees. They also have a few fruit trees and blueberry bushes. Roses and other garden delights. Winter time has slumbered them for the time being.

  

Grandpa. Crossword puzzles. His Red Silverado. Standing in his pecan grove.

  

Grandma. Picking her roses. Trimming their thorns. And spotted little garden friends.

 

Spent my Winter Solstice with my Grandparents in Putney, Georgia.

The first day of Winter…the shortest day of the year. With Earth soundly sleeping there is promise of light coming near.

Love & Moonlight,

Kelly

PS. Stay tuned for a Winter Solstice activity tomorrow! Good night moon!

Iris (Hold Me Close) by U2

 

The star
That gives us light
Has been gone a while
But it’s not an illusion
The ache
In my heart
Is so much a part of who I am
Something in your eyes
Took a thousand years to get here
Something in your eyes
Took a thousand years, a thousand years

Hold me close, hold me close and don’t let me go
Hold me close like I’m someone that you might know
Hold me close the darkness just lets us see
Who we are
I’ve got your life inside of me

Iris… Iris…

Once we are born, we begin to forget
The very reason we came
But you
I’m sure I’ve met
Long before the night the stars went out
We’re meeting up again

Hold me close, hold me close and don’t let me go
Hold me close like I’m someone that you might know
Hold me close the darkness just lets us see
Who we are
I’ve got your life inside of me

Iris… Iris…

The stars are bright but do they know
The universe is beautiful but cold

You took me by the hand
I thought that I was leading you
But it was you made me your man
Machine
I dream
Where you are
Iris standing in the hall
She tells me I can do it all
Iris wakes to my nightmares
Don’t fear the world it isn’t there

Iris playing on the strand
She buries the boy beneath the sand
Iris says that I will be the death of her
It was not me

Iris… Iris…

Free yourself, to be yourself if only you could see yourself
Free yourself, to be yourself if only you could see…

 

When a song hits you JUST RIGHT…

Eats. First Quarter Moon in Aires.

  
Mmm. I find it like clockwork that I feel the need to post on days when the moon shifts into the next big phase. Not by purpose…but by instinct.

Tonight the moon shifts into the first quarter moon phase…and it just so happens to be in Aires tonight! I’m feeling on fire with my intention!!! Ha…you Aires! Speaking of reflecting back to my intention (as the first quarter moon calls for you to do), I feel like today I’ve really set the tone with doing me…last night I went to a Mary Kay facial seminar thing that I won…had a makeover and tried some really lovely face products….me below glowing after the Mary Kay Facial Party!

  
I purchased some things from a friend and felt very…very…and I mean VERY feminine! And good. Good to the bone. 

Took the initiative to take care of my skin…and then today on a whim…bought some good to the bone food! (First picture). 

Typically, when I get the urge to buy fruits and vegetables, I’ll neglect them in the fridge until they rot before my eyes…but today….mmm, was more than just your typical urge…today was a spontaneous and yet very Aires urge…of buying fruits and vegetables that I followed through with and actually ate! 

Not to mention my youngest was thrilled beyond her years to eat what I served for dinner!

Whole Foods lemon pepper rotisserie chicken (which is unbeatable with a price of $6.99 for a whole chicken already cooked…any of their rotisserie chickens are really yummy), organic carrots (which were on sale), lady of the moon organic tomatoes (had to buy because it was from Lady Moon Farms…hello moon), ranch dip made with sour cream and hidden valley ranch powder, kimchi, blueberries, and Pinot noir in my Virgo cup!. Felt very spontaneous and healthy today! Because everyone who knows me…knows I love to eat candy..most of the time…and I truly eat whatever I feel like…Ha! (No strict diet here!) So tonight was very….health minded! Felt very good!

Thinking back to my very feminine new moon intention …I’m doing me! And tonight I honored my body with some good food! 

Reflect back to your new moon intention…and find your next step!

Love & Moonlight, 

Kelly

New Moon Sagittarius 

  
The archer…seeker of knowledge. God, the formless force that makes us whole, guide me to transcendence. Wield me into the women I need to be…use me as an archer and point my arrow towards the path I need to take. 

As we round out the end of the year and the moon is in its last new moon phase for 2015…I feel very, VERY, very open to what lies ahead. Again, for my new moon intention I would like to transcend into a woman of grace…a woman with an open heart and an open mind…an everlasting intention….

Above is me working towards Urdhva Mukha Paschimottanasana. Can’t quite get onto my sitting bones and completely fold comfortably…but with time and practice, I’ll get it! Gotta work those hamstrings. 😁 #yoga #yogapractice #practiceeveryday #thewaldenmoon #findyoursanctuary #urdhvamukhapaschimottanasana