New Moon in Virgo/Libra. Peace Day. Last Day of Summer. First Day of Fall. 

Anew…

Mmmmm… when you’re at the cusp of another breakthrough… it feels pretty good. A couple weeks ago my Mom asked if I could come visit her in Virginia for the Fall Equinox… I checked my work calendar… and I was free… I even had that Friday off… so excitedly I planned to make a trip up to see my Mom, Dad, Brother (and his sweet new girl friend…I have only seen pictures and snap chat videos, but she strikes me as a kind soul… sometimes you can just look at someone and know… its in the eyes), and of course my puppy sister Jenny. I even took a vacation day yesterday so that I could spend the day driving and have a full Friday, Saturday, and most of Sunday visiting…. And here I am… at my moms kitchen table… drinking chilled chocolate almond iced coffee…

But getting back to the early part of this week and yesterday…. whoever said marriages were easy is secretly a liar… nothing is ever perfect… it is true… even when you love someone soooo much and you are the perfect pair… there is always bound to be SOMETHING that gets on your nerves… this week was one of those weeks… it hasn’t been particularly the greatest… so I am glad I got to get away… by myself… on a solo trip…

All I need is to clear my head…

So on the way here yesterday I finished listening to the entire book White Hot Truth: Clarity for keeping it real on your spiritual path – from one seeker to another By Danielle LaPorte. And let me tell you… it has helped me get back to that place where I feel spiritually connected to myself, my Divine Feminine, and God… as a spiritual seeker I have gone through WAVES… sometimes BIG ones… of being connected and then feeling lost in the ocean somewhere… But I’m so thankful for that book… because it REMINDED me of that JOY I get when I feel so connected… and it came at the right time… This year, to say the least, has been a CRAZY… There have been SO many changes I was having a hard time keeping up… I started to loose myself in all the chaos and I began to feel heavily not connected… I had a million people needing my attention and I gave and gave and gave until I had a melt down… being a working mom is HARD… I had to let people know that I WAS TIRED… really overwhelmed… and now… I’m starting to get back to me… taking care of myself and my spiritual needs… I am taking THIS time here in Virginia to get grounded again… listen to what God has to say and get back on track…

Yesterday was coincidentally the last day of Summer, Peace Day, and a New Moon… so A LOT OF ENERGY was floating around… I had an almost 9 hour drive to listen to my book, listen to my thoughts, listen to Michael Jackson and David Bowie… and just breathe. So on the last day of Summer I thought about the early part of the year and decided that NOW is the time to be GRATEFUL (as always, no matter the time, be grateful) and make a pact with myself to get reconnected… I set that new moon intention and I’m feeling into it…

NEW MOON in Virgo/Libra…

So we are slowly coming to the end of the Virgo Season in the sun sky… and what a perfect time to have a New Moon in Virgo and Libra… With these two signs and the Virgo sun there are some things that we can learn from them… VIRGO, the healer, the mother…the nurturer… it reminds me to take time to take care of myself and the ones around me… for me, I have been spending so much time taking care of others here lately that I neglected myself… so I am devoting this weekend to take care of myself… because YOU have to be well to take care of others… I am looking forward to this revitalizing boost! And then LIBRA, the scales… FINDING BALANCE…. oh gracious RIGHT…. finding that balance between taking care of yourself and others… it’s tricky… and hard at times… but I got this… BALANCE, the Sky above, Earth below, and PEACE WITHIN…

So now I am here on this First day of Fall… and I am excited! I snuggled my brother who I hadn’t seen in a while… sat in the “Mom room” with Jenny and snuggled her… I have already gone on a walk… witnessed God’s great Earth…the trees, the sun… grass and plants… I am about to finish up drinking my chilled coffee and finish my mustard puff pastry… and then do some yoga… maybe sip on some Rose… and then later I’ll take a stroll in Downtown Manassas with my mom…

This…. is going to be a good season!

Love & Moonlight,

Kelly

P.S. Fall is my FAVORITE season… hands down!

Autumnal Equinox Plant Sanctuary.

For this Autumnal Equinox build yourself a plant sanctuary in and around your home. This can be an ongoing and steady project…one that I have been working on for a while now…I find most of my plants at grocery stores and places like Home Depot. You can find some fairly cheap plants anywhere and they really do brighten up your life. I’m becoming obsessed with turning my home into a garden…and every corner I find joy in decorating with plants and adding charms and things around them. Take a look at what I have so far…and get inspired to make this your Autumn project!

Details. Add charms around your little plant sanctuaries…like tiny trees (these trees were made by my mom), bunnies, and butterflies.

Add iron wall decor that has plant elements to them for an extra dynamic to your plant sanctuary inside.

Use a side table to sit your plants on in front of a window…and put your plants in pots inside of pots to catch the water instead of a water plate. (I typically water my plants on Sunday…some I stretch out water times like cactus…read the care for each plant).

Make tiny little altars in your home surrounded by plants.

Bring light into your home. OPEN your windows!

The mantel isn’t completely done…but I’m working on it! I’m trying to add earthy elements like potted plants, tree branch candle holders, a wooden flower piece, and my favorite dragonfly picture from Katie. This one I’m still working on! (well the whole house really!)

Use store bought flowers to make inexpensive arrangements in your home. (These were left over from my little sisters second reception.)

Make little corners interesting with plants and if you can find one, get an earthy light fixture! I found this one at Home Decorators online.

Decorate your pots with charms like this sun!

Use old vintage decor to frame your plants. These were old relics from my childhood in Germany…they were made in the USSR.

Add bits of fun to your outside porches. Keep in mind that when it gets cold you’ll have to protect your plants!

Decorate your pots with stones that circle the plant.

And at the end of the day…light some candles and build you a stately castle.

Love & Moonlight,

Kelly

Happy Autumn!

   
   
Highlights from today! Cleaned my back porch screens…took a pic with my new light…and currently sitting on my back porch with my mom…drinking Cigar City Maduro…listening to Doris Day. And it feels like fall! 75 degrees I love you!

HAPPY AUTUMNAL EQUINOX!

Love & Moonlight, 

Kelly

P.s. Tomorrow I’ll be posting about making that indoor plant sanctuary!!! 🙂

Plant Sanctuary. Prepping for the Autumnal Equinox.

  

Autumn is nearing…my all time favorite season of the year. September 23rd, 2015 marks the Autumnal Equinox…when the light and dark of the day are equal to each other. I’m steadily making an indoor plant sanctuary to come home to during the fall and winter months.

Currently I’m working on some Autumnal Equinox activities to share…and one of them is how to make an indoor plant sanctuary…because you still need green in your daily life…I think! Above are some photographs of corners in my house that I’ve rearranged and added to just to get you inspired!!! 

Love & Moonlight,

Kelly