I love this time of year ~ I am sure the feeling is mutual! With all the green sprouting energies of spring, warmer weather and fresh, earthy smells how can we not feel our bodies following suit.
So let’s bring this beautiful energy into ceremony and plant a Moon Garden dear sisters and brothers. Lets plant the seeds of flowers ~the seeds of our intentions ~ and watch them grow; internally and externally.
Following on the tail of the Spring Equinox tomorrow we move into the New Moon in Aries (7:57 pm PST) ~ a time of birthing, renewal and heightened energies. When the Sun & Moon are both in Aries we are inspired to harness the fiery, invigorating energy of spring. I feel the shift of energy in the morning air, the song of the birds, the pattern sunlight makes in my home; and even when I enter a restaurant or coffee shop that is full of people whose energy is greater ~ it is palpable!
A Moon Garden is something new for me and I am so excited to plant my own that I thought it would be a lovely ceremony to share with you under this New Moon in Aries. Many of you may already be aware that during the heightened energies of the New and Full Moons we experience our highest tides ~ but did you know that it is a time when the waters beneath the earth are also affected? The same gravitational pull that is placed on the waters of the ocean also pull the ground water upward bringing moisture to the soils at the surface, encouraging your seeds to swell and burst into sprouts!
We are made up of 60% water, so it is only natural that under the wane and waxing of the Moon we too feel her gravitational pull ~ also swelling, bursting and sprouting.
Planting a Moon Garden is a lovely way to connect to the energy, cycles and beauty of the Moon. And if you love to garden it is a way to nurture both you and mother earth. I find gardening a practice of meditation: I love placing my hands in the dirt, breaking up the clumps, smoothing out the surface and then planting the seeds. It is water for my soul.
Planting Your Moon Garden
Design your Moon Garden. You can plant your flowers in a circle or a half moon shape so that when they bloom the shape of the Moon is revealed. Find space in your garden, start some seedlings indoors, or plan your garden for the next New Moon. Whatever you do, it will carry the energy and intentions of your heart ~ so don’t wait, start today <3.
Planting a garden of white and silvery flowers that bloom at night can add a radiant, shimmering energy to your evening rituals. Here are a few flowers I love.
These Flowers are Fragrant and if you can place them
close to your home you can enjoy their evening fragrance.
A few other day plants for you to consider are Lambs Ears, Silver Thyme, and Silver Sage.
And I could not leave out this most auspicious herb!
Moonwort (lunaria annua) ~ in the language of flowers this plant represents money, sincerity & honesty. It has dried pods that are beautiful and can be used later in ceremony. However, please note that this is a biannual plant ~ meaning it lives two years and will flower in the second year. It's flowers will be followed by a dollar coin sized flat pod that changes from green to brown and then as the seed drops, to the beautiful silver color… so planting these for the first two years will ensure flowering each year.
Ways that you can use your flowers after they have blossomed under the energy of the moon are many! You can cut and dry the flowers to use in creating mandalas or art work; add them to your sage bundle; pluck the flowers at the height of their bloom and place them in a bath to catch their healing energy. Explore the myriad of possibilities in which their energy speaks to your creativity.
Pulling up the old weeds in the garden to make room for the new seedlings can hold the symbolism of letting go and bringing in the now. The beauty of flowers has been shared throughout time as a way to evoke feelings and thoughts that are sometimes difficult to find words for ~ enjoy your garden and please share your experiences, I would love to hear what heart openings your garden has to offer you.
Sending New Moon Wishes Your Way,