New Moon in Virgo.

Blowing Smoke Signals by Kelly Walden of The Walden Moon

Virgo…the Virgin…the perfectionist. To put it in the best words…here is an excerpt from The Inner Sky by Steven Forrest:

“The Virgin is an image of purity. Nothing has possessed her. She is attached to nothing, wants nothing, fears nothing. Nothing holds her. She is free, unbound by any earthly drama.

Yet she is here, on the earth. What does the world offer one who seeks nothing but perfection? What can she do? She waits, aloof as the Madonna. She works on herself. And to pass the time, she helps out where she can.” – Steven Forrest

Read that ten times. Take inspiration from that when you set your New Moon Goal or New Moon Mindset.

Take the next few days if you have to…but come up with your New Moon goal or mindset! Remember a New Moon is for new beginnings…a time to start something new…or just simply plant a seed of good intention and let it blossom! See if you can accomplish this by the next Full Moon!! (Coming up on September 27/28)!!!

Love & Moonlight,

Kelly

P.S. I’m a Vigo sun sign…. wink!

July 2015 Calendar | The Walden Moon | Lifestyle by Kelly walden

The Walden Moon | Lifestyle Kelly Walden Calendar July 2015

or click here… July2015_thewaldenmoon_kellywalden_thunder

So here is to prepare you for the following month! Something neat to notice about July 2015 is that there will be two FULL MOONS in the Month!!!

Important dates to remember…

July 1st, 2015

Full Moon in Capricorn

July 8th, 2015

Last Quarter moon in Aires

July 16th, 2015

New Moon in Leo

July 24th, 2015

First Quarter Moon in Scorpio

July 31st, 2015

Full moon AKA “Blue Moon” in Capricorn

Briefly…

For this upcoming July 2015’s first FULL MOON we will be celebrating the “Thunder Moon” aka the “Buck Moon”. Small facts from your Farmer’s Almanac…the reason why the July Full Moon is called the “Thunder Moon” is because there are a lot of thunder storms that happen in July…seems appropriate since we are focusing on the Earth element WATER for the summer! Another term used for the July Full Moon is the “Buck Moon”…because this is the time when deers grow new antlers…facts for the friends who love animals!

Stay tuned for the Full Moon material for July’s Full Moons.

SUMMER SOLSTICE | The Big Reveal. The Walden Moon | Lifestyle of Kelly Walden

The Walden Moon | Lifestyle by Kelly Walden

Current Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent in Leo

So here we are…on the longest day of the year…the day that marks the first day of Summer…when then days become long and the nights become short…the sun is in command and at its highest…and we can now begin to focus on the Earth element of WATER!

“Water is the principle of nurturance and protection. Outwardly, its spirit is one of warmth: inwardly, of imagination and intuition. With its penetrating, sensitive quality, water’s prime function is to feel.” – Steven Forrest The Inner Sky

I’m happy to announce my website and blog on this day and share a multitude of things!! Ready to feel some good things!? Here are easy links (some still waiting for posts):

Full Moon

Moon Phases

Four Seasons

Calendars & Lists

Herbs & Essential Oils

Recipes & Menus

Also in the tool bar you can read my bio, contact, and see my artwork (photography, illustrations, and mono printmaking)

So here is a brief overview of what you will find here…

The moon in many ways is quite magical. Beaming down bright. Waning. Hiding. Waxing. Beaming down bright. Waning. Hiding. Waxing. Turning the tides. The ebb and flow of life. Not only is it magical in the way that it exists…it is also magical in the way that it can help you cultivate a life of beauty and self-acceptance…with the combination of the solstices and equinoxes you can use these natural happenings as a guideline…a natural time clock to guide you and make your life just as magical.

So how do you use the moon and seasons? By using the four main moon phases (there are actually eight) and the four seasons, to set a natural time clock, you can create deadlines to getting stuff done…four squared.  Have you ever wanted to learn to surf? Or maybe you wanted to clean out the attic? Have you let the procrastination ghost sneak up on you too often?

Well hopefully I can share some good things to help inspire your life. Because who doesn’t want a beautiful life and a feeling of self acceptance and accomplishment?

Some things I hope to share:

  • Printable monthly calendars and lists (of all kinds), because list making and planning are the key visual that you’re getting stuff done.
  • Quarterly DIY projects to go along with the seasons.
  • Tidbits about herbs and essential oils.
  • Recipes.
  • A theme for each full moon with worksheets to go along.
  • And whatever I find interesting and worthwhile to share.

Use the easy links above to find and explore with…I’ll try my best to prepare in advance for things that are coming up…

For instance I’ll be sharing a July 2015 Calendar in my next post…you’ll be happy to notice that the first FULL MOON falls on the first day of July this year…and within that same month a second FULL MOON aka “BLUE MOON” will pop up on the last day of July…so some big things can happen this JULY 2015….so get ready!

At every NEW MOON post I hope to prepare you for the FULL MOON that follows…

Without further ado….here we go!

Love, Kelly

Moon plotting and inspiration.

 
Tracking the moon to get some lovely things lined up to share! I’m getting excited about what’s in store for the future. Really this is just fun for me to share a lifestyle that has been inspired by many people and history.  

Historically, before the computer and Internet, the moon played a vital role in everyday life. So did the solstices and equinoxes. In fact, our ancestors farmed and lived by these two astronomical phenomenons. Certain moon phases and certain seasons were meant specifically for planting or harvesting and kept time. At a later post(s) I’ll get into more detail about the history and delve into moon folklore. 

I guess you can say I’ve always been interested in the moon, astronomy, and astrology…and to let you know I’m a Virgo sun sign (although my high school physics teacher/University of Hawaii astronomer told me I was a Leo sun sign), a Capricorn moon sign, and a Pisces rising…in case you were wondering. When I was younger I used to print out all kinds of astrology and astronomy things from the Internet. 

Now, in my thirties I’m still interested in it and have developed a strong liking towards the moon. Of recent, I joined a group of ladies in the Lunar Abundance practice by Ezzie Spencer that has also inspired my personal lifestyle. In her practice she focuses on the eight lunar cycles as a feminine/feeling based intention setting technique. More inner work. If you are interested in soul work and the inner workings of your mind to achieve a life of abundance you should check out her practice. 

Steven Forrest. Need I say more? Okay okay…a big inspiration in living by the moon, stars, and planets. If you haven’t read his books…get on it! Book reviews later!

I have also really gotten into gardening and essential oils. I’ve even started celebrating the solstices and equinoxes with my family…particularly with my sisters, mom, and my two daughters. We have a thing going where we buy each other gifts for the seasons changing. A reminder of how the earth and her seasons are ever changing just like our lives. 

For the past two or so years I have seen myself grow and get inspired every day. Here I’m able to share whatever I love…and if that inspires you then YES!!! We have crossed each other’s path and made a connection…a kindred spirit recognition. In a way this is like an interactive journal…where I’ll share how history, inspirational people, practices, and knowledge has inspired me to live the path I’m on! Oh and even my art! Cheers to living the “old-fashioned” way. The natural way. Where the moon and stars meet the Earth and her seasons…and life happens! 

Sneak Peak: The Walden Moon Lifestyle


The Walden Moon Lifestyle

The moon in many ways is quite magical. Beaming down bright. Waning. Hiding. Waxing. Beaming down bright. Waning. Hiding. Waxing. Turning the tides. The ebb and flow of life. Not only is it magical in the way that it exists…it is also magical in the way that it can help you cultivatitate a life of beauty and self-acceptance…with the combination of the solstices and equinoxes you can use these natural happenings as a guideline…a natural time clock to guide you and make your life just as magical.

So how do you use the moon and seasons? By using the four main moon phases (there are actually eight) and the four seasons, to set a natural time clock, you can create deadlines to getting stuff done…four squared.  Have you ever wanted to learn to surf? Or maybe you wanted to clean out the attic? Have you let the procrastination ghost sneak up on you too often?

Well hopefully I can share some good things to help inspire your life. Because who doesn’t want a beautiful life and a feeling of self acceptance and accomplishment?

Some things I hope to share:

  • Printable monthly calendars and lists (of all kinds), because list making and planning are the key visual that your getting stuff done.
  • Quarterly DIY projects to go along with the seasons.
  • Tidbits about herbs and essential oils.
  • Recipes.
  • A theme for each full moon with worksheets to go along.
  • And whatever I find interesting and worthwhile to share.

Stay tuned for the big reveal this Summer Solstice! June 21, 2015!!!