Last Night of Summer

 

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Far be it from me to skip out and NOT post something to acknowledge my favorite season…

Autumn!

Fall!

Those of you who followed this blog when it was an active thingy will remember that Autumn is my JAM!

And so…

I had to take time today to greet the Autumnal Equinox and all of my friends on WordPress!

I miss you all so much!

Here are a few pictures of how I spent the last evening of Summer (2018) with our dear Luna and friends!

As you know, Mother moon was doing her waxing gibbous thing.

No doubt, preparing for the upcoming equinox, and for all of her glory when she will show her full self as the harvest moon.

Uh huh….

And so….

At summer’s end, LadyG–lover of music, magick, and dance…

sashayed…

twirled…

spun…

twisted…

and flourished herself into a foolish frenzy!

Right there underneath the moonlight!

Poolside no less!

Baby, ALL OF THE elements were at play!

Perhaps the universe noticed my whimsy!

And…

Maybe it will bring more things to dance about…

for ME…

AND…

for YOU!

I love you all!  Stop by and say hello in comments

Love and light!

LadyG 😘💋💋

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Is that a blue orb?  Spooky!

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Panther takes a dip!

Me-Sept 2018

Frolicking in the Moonlight

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I am unequivocally a lover of the moon 🙂

Tonight I’ll get to see her, once again, in all her majesty.

The moon, in my opinion, is one of God’s most beautiful gifts.

And I’ve been nursing a crush on this celestial ‘mama’ for as long as I can remember.

I watch her.

I talk to her.

I dance ‘with’ her.

I read about her.

In fact, I adore Luna related folklore.

And so…

A few years back, while poking around on the interwebs, I ran across a little ritual for wishing on the moon.

After reading it, I thought, “Hmmm this might be fun to try someday.”

And, with that, I saved it for future reference.

Well it looks like future reference has arrived 🙂 and tonight Lady J and I are going to give it a try!

I’m listing the steps here just in case you’d like to ‘join’ us 🙂

Wishing on the Moon

Gather some pennies–some sources say 9.

Go outside and face the moon.

Spread your arms as if you are about to give it a hug.

Now, say:

You have said that when you’re around, prayers are answered, chains unbound, you promise that all one’s wishes shall come true.”

Now, visualize your wish as if it were already fulfilled.

Speak your wish out loud.

Then, throw the pennies toward the moon.

Now say, “Now take this token of my love as your silver light shines from above, please bring to me what I ask of you by harvest night and morning dew. So shall it be.”

Oh yeah, before you go forth, let me offer a couple of caveats:

First, as I said, I found this ritual on the interwebs.  Actually, I’ve seen it on several different sites; none of which listed the actual author.  That said, if you know, without a doubt, who wrote it please feel free to add that in comments and I will update the post 🙂

Second, I ain’t got no idea if this will work, so take it with a grain of salt.  I make no promises so consider it a form of entertainment ONLY and NOT a guarantee that your wish will be granted.

YAAASSSS!

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Tell me your moon stories in comments.  Better yet, if you try this or have tried it, let me know what happens/happened 🙂

Now go frolic in the moonlight!  Don’t forget to bring your pennies and a wish!

For my Corsican Twin, Gloria, who is now frolicking in the moonlight in Seattle–A wish fulfilled!

❤ ❤ ❤

Me and My Sky

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Photo by Viktor Hanacek

Growing up, I was the little girl who always looked upward. I would stare at the night sky for hours and imagine myself sitting on a star looking back down at Earth. On crisp fall and winter nights I would seat myself on my “tree bench” so that I could get a better look at the moon. By the way, in case you are wondering, I had a “tree bench” because my dad didn’t have the time or the money to build a tree house, so he nailed two 2 X 4 wood boards crosswise on a branch for me to sit on as I gazed at the sky.  Anyway, to say that I was obsessed with all things celestial would be putting it lightly.

As I recollect memories about my interest in the sky, I can’t help remembering the time that my mother’s friend pointed her finger and said “Gwin, do you see the Big Dipper?” I recall looking up and immediately feeling transfixed!  I mean, I was totally gripped!  You see, at that point in time, I had no idea that the stars could configure various forms and shapes. This was a huge revelation for me!   At any rate, that night, mom’s friend continued to “school me” by pointing to the “Little Dipper,” Orion and the North Star. In addition, she told me that our black ancestors had used the North Star as a guide to freedom from slavery. Believe me, from that night on, I was an official sky gazer.

As a sky gazer, my first order of business was to find other people to join me in my endeavor. I knew not to ask my mom.  God love her but she couldn’t have cared less about what was going on in the sky. And although my dad liked that kind of thing, he was too busy working.  So, my only other option was to ask my baby brother. Frankly, finding him was the hardest part; this kid never liked to stay home.  He was always gone somewhere else! That aside, I was eventually able to pin him down.  I did this by convincing him that we could watch “satellites” travel across the sky. Now a Rocket Scientist might say that it was impossible for us to watch or track satellites with the naked eye.  My response to that is “whatever!”  All I know is that we observed heavenly bodies travel across the sky in a predictable pattern and concluded that they were satellites. That said; Mr. Rocket Scientist, please do not waste your time trying to convince me otherwise, I simply cannot be bothered with technical details, inaccuracies and probabilities. Furthermore, if these objects were not really satellites then they must have been extraterrestrials–which certainly makes this story all the more interesting-don’t you think? End of rant 🙂

I am proud to report that my love affair with the sky continues.  In fact, it’s not unusual to find me taking long nighttime treks. Quite frankly, I find these walks to be very meditative. I have worked out countless problems while looking at the sky.  In addition, I find that my children and I have much more open conversations whenever we walk on a starry night.

Clearly, I’ve been admiring the sky for a long time and I am sure that I will continue to admire it until my spirit decides to join with it 🙂