Tuesday October 8 is the beginning of the Cold Dew Seasonal Node, the first 15-day segment after Autumn Equinox. Here in the Northeastern United States fall is underway. The leaves slowly change color and begin to drop. Remember, it’s a time to begin slowing down, going inward, enjoying the quietness that this time of year offers.
We recently created a Youtube Channel where we will be posting videos of life on the farm. In this short video, we harvest and dry our chamomile so that we can use it in teas and tisanes, as well as have a custom blend essential oil made by our friends at Aromaticum Botanicals that we use in a calming massage for the dogs.
Join us Saturday, October 19th from 10am-2pm for this Introductory Forum as we begin a series of workshops covering a wide range of topics, in-depth discussions, and participate in creating more advanced and holistic options for canine healthcare, and understanding the human-canine relationship.
September 8, was the start of the White Dew Seasonal Node, with the equinox only about 2 weeks away. The movement of Autumn is the movement of harvest. Nature is slowly winding down. Notice the contracting energy of the earth, the fallen leaves, and the changing energy of Nature.
When my heart hurts, I go to the Water. When I want to forget my human separateness and remember how we are all connected, I go to the Water. The Water is always there. My heart hurt this Summer and it took me to my knees. But I trusted this Great Being of Water would hold me, and I trusted what or who would come.
The farm will be closed this year from June 1st through September 4th. The decision came about quite naturally. Projects we have been working on for over 2 years are now being implemented. Relationships have grown and new have been born to support the work that the farm offers. We have also been listening very closely and hear your requests.
This year the Vernal Equinox Seasonal Node starts Thursday March 21. Why then does the Chinese calendar regard Vernal Equinox as the midpoint of Spring? Because we are now at the balance point of Yin and Yang. Spring is the time when Yang of the natural world is slowly starting to push itself up and out of the Yin of Winter.
Wednesday, March 6th, is the start of the Awakening of Insects seasonal node, the third node of the year. This is the next segment of Spring, and although over the last two weeks weather has been particularly chilly, we're starting to see buds setting on trees.
Tuesday February 19th, was the beginning of the second seasonal node of the new-year and the new Spring –“Rain Water.” We’ve been experiencing rain, snow - mix of both, typical of this time of year. During Rain Water the expansion of Yang in the natural environment continues.
The Sacred Elements: Water, Earth, Air, Fire and Sacred Space are teachers to humans, and the world at large. And we can tap into their teachings through inner journeys, meditations, visualizations, spirit connections, and of course: the actual element in its natural habitat.
This time of year, the Beginning of Spring, is when the Yang influences are growing in the natural world. By now we are only about 6 weeks away from the Vernal Equinox , one of the times of year where the Yang and Yin are balanced and we have more equal day and night.
2019 is the year of the Earth Pig, the fortunate golden Pig, a time to make peace and enjoy life. Pig is a year for harmony and fellowship, when kind actions are rewarded. People can work together with good will and enjoy community.