Yes the date of my birth is in the month of January & this yr . I was blessed with the gift of the fullmoon My Mother always tells me that the January fullmoon is the biggest & brightest and how lucky I am to have it in my birth month ;-)
The January moon has several names but the one I love is the wolf moon because this I was told is my lone spirit . similar to myself in personality so to speak. with my pack ,yet spiritually I work alone very much of the time ☺like the lone wolf
The moon names is both an aboriginal cultural custom & a European one the colonists kept up and I'm sure most peoples did this as we based our calenders on the seasonal cycles . .
You can read the names of each fullmoon and the corresponding month here
I like to celebrate the memory of a birth don't You ☺
not to many of my gal pals could make it out for my actual birth date but we had a gathering this past sunday .Freinds came and I did receive some beautiful gifts like the deep pink Pashmina scarf from my gf Susan & my dh gifted me with a brand new lap top computer !!! It is blue & has a camera so I can send our kids in ON videos etc. My little adventure boy I was so very proud of bought me with his own money a new wallet & a box of panda black licorice lol he knows his momma well ☺
However my biggest gift of the day was my ds Dacotah called .It made my day . Dacotah's due date had been my birthday actually . I'd not spoken with him since Christmas so it was extra special to get that call ☺
I made this lemon raspberry torte with whipped cream , devon cream & candied violets & rose petals
Yes it was good for a first time effort with this recipe ☺
ok I have to confess it is really good for breakfast as well
and I also added henna to my hair as a treat ☺
It is very soft and silky right now I have made a commitment not to cut my hair until next All Souls day so I'm trying to keep the split ends at bay .
Winter is also a very reflective time for me . January being my birthday month I often reflect upon my own life , changes needed etc.
I also remember my twin whom I did not get to meet . My brother is also a January birthday and I think of him too.
I am thinking alot of peace . Peace within the heart , contentment within a soul. As I plan my own garden of comfort will my brother still have that option this yr. in the prison he is in .
I was reminded of my peace globe .I chose to use that picture from my sage picking day because I am most free and at peace when out in nature in the natural environment this is where my heart , mind & soul are most contented .
I am sure most Americans know that Martin Luther King jr. also was a January birthday ☺
I always feel so happy to remember him !
I have to say I was very upset on this Martin Luther King day by the Canadian media . I turned on the news and not a mention of this beautiful soul
No what do they do . They have a whole segment dedicated to the fact that that monday is known as blue monday here in Canada and it is known as the most depressing day of the yr. !
So they choose to announce this pointing it out so those of us who do not know this now know it ? So we too can focus on being depressed ?
Why not instead focus on M.LK. and Gandhi perhaps and make it a day dedicated to peace to go out of our homes and make it day to feed the homeless in these -30c days !
I felt sick in my stomach after that .
I 've since returned to prayer and have not watched the news since .
I was led to read Mother Teresa , Oscar Romero & Kahlil Gibran ☺
and I've been watching all the M.L.K videos I can !!!
So what do You think ? next yr. on the blue monday , (ok blue is my fav colour by the way so I'm a bit insulted they use it as a negative ) we have a give the homeless a sandwich day or boots or coats or whatever . Or if the prison would allow send seeds to prisoners . ?
Maybe just telling the media to stop having news segments on unnecessary negative things .