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!

Nature Hunt.

My Loot from our Nature Hunt

Uma had to bring home branches too.

Uma wanted to bring home every leaf.

Uma’s polka dot leaf collection.

Ava’s collection.

Uma staying busy with making a nature book.

“We are most nearly ourselves when we achieve the seriousness of the child at play.”

– Heraclitus

Today after we finished up cleaning the house the girls retired to Uma’s room…watching videos on TV and on iPhones…even I, myself, was guilty of plopping on the couch browsing instagram and pinterest…

Then I stopped and remembered that I had recently read this blog entry from A Cup of Jo and was inspired by the idea of taking the kids out EVERY single day of the year. I went to check on them and I was like…it’s happening RIGHT NOW. They were sitting on the bed…vegging out on devices…I said okay girls get your shoes on…to heck with waiting until the first of the year to make an honest attempt at getting them outside everyday. IT STARTS TODAY…and it did.

First we hung out in the front yard and I had them chase leaves to catch them before they fell on the ground. It was funny. As I recall back when I lived in Kentucky me and my friends used to do that…it was the most fun when there were tons of leaves that fell at once…we would just laugh and laugh and jump around trying to catch leaves. I can’t wait until the leaves really starts falling hard here…I think the girls would have a ball dancing in the leaves. That is what childhood should be like…

After we played for a minute we went on a walk and looked for pretty leaves to collect. Ava was quite selective in her collection and Uma seriously tried to bring home every leaf.

When you play like this…play like a child…with all the seriousness of curiosity…you are then truly and nearly yourself…

Love & Moonlight,

Kelly

P.S. get the kids out in nature…and away from the digital world. Bringing it back to old school playing…

November…Hello.

   
 
So all the Halloween is boxed up…pumpkins remain with one scallywag ghost that decided to stick around. Time for some fall reading and tea. 

Feeling that it’s going to be a crafty and belly full November! 

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!!! 🙂