Saturday night, the Crescent. Moon a bright, crisp golden sliver, hanging in the western night. The symbolism. And meaning of this 29 .5 day period are more obscure to me than the other 11 Lunation cycles, and it would seem appropriately so. The sign of the Zodiac, Scorpio represents mystery and that which is hidden. […]

October 13 dawn, Fall is still falling, and notably I feel an internal shift unfolding. From planting, working outdoors, harvesting, to indoor, laboratory work, insight and intuition, subtle processes and study. Perfume is on my mind again. All the raw materials I collected, purchased, researched during the year are now ready to use. Tinctures of […]

Saturday, a pause in the Fall harvest. I usually do not harvest much on Saturday unless there is a brief window of opportunity that I can’t let pass, unkess the planetary hour, the Moon’s sign or planetary influences make up for it being “Saturn’s day”.    I look around my study and work area and […]

19 September. Sudden drop in temperature after a week or so of rain. Time to check all the appropriate places and “usual suspects” for mushrooms and other yummy fungi. St.John’swort oil still standing and being stirred a couple of times daily, time to double check the calendar to remember its starting and upcoming extraction dates. […]