Michigan’s Spring is becoming a glorious event.
My joy overflows in daily discovery of the variety of greens that grace the outlying landscapes and neighborhoods.
Today I discovered that wild violets dapple the lawns in purple clusters.
Magnolia blossoms now flutter to the grounds as the fruit trees burst in full blossom splendorMay has unfolded under the watchful gaze of the Bull gracing us with Beltane, a Solar Eclipse with a dance of surprise and wonder of so many celestial bodies all the while the grace of the seven sisters has blessed and guided us.
While centering myself today, to create my calendar and New Moon Class announcement, I was following my inner voice.
My first inner message was to take a morning walk, then I was to settle in at my desk. Well, you know that’s not quite what happened.
I have a good friend who has a query in her healing work…”What want’s to happen ?” Well, what wanted to happen was to read my emails, which let to thinking about sending out my community email, which led to looking at images, which led to finding that I was choosing a lot of blue and gold images…and then…as tracking would have it, I discovered this image from Nasa of the planet Mercury courtesy Wikimedia Commons
“This mosaic of the Caloris basin has a monochrome mosaic from a previous post overlaid with an enhanced-color composite. The colour mosaic was created using photos taken when the spacecraft and the Sun were both overhead, which are the ideal circumstances for detecting brightness fluctuations.”
I was surprised to learn that Mercury is never seen in the dark of the night as he rises and sets within a few hours of the Sun. Historically he once was called Apollo, rising with the sun and Hermes ( classic Greek) setting with the Sun. He becomes Mercury in Roman culture.
“The cult of Mercury is ancient, and tradition has it that his temple on the Aventine Hill in Rome was dedicated in 495 BCE. There Mercury was associated with Maia, who became identified as his mother through her association with the Greek Maia, one of the Pleiades, who was the mother of Hermes by Zeus; likewise, because of that Greek connection, Mercury was considered the son of Jupiter. Both Mercury and Maia were honoured in the Mercuralia festival on May 15, the dedication day of Mercury’s temple on the Aventine.” excerpt from the encylopedia Britannica
We gather a few days early in our creative circle to keep our weekend open for wonderment.
This month’s New Moon, travels quickly from Taurus to Gemini
5/18 Moon in Taurus Gate 27 Food of the Gods
5/19 Moon in Taurus Gate 23 Alchemy of Simplicity.
5/20, Rubbing horns to feathers from Gate 23 Gate of Simplicity to Gate 20 The Sacred Om Moon shifts from Taurus to Geminii
5/21 Moon is in Gemini holding their own in Gate 35 Wormholes and Miracles
5/22 Moon Gate 12 Gemini
5/22 The Sun shifts from Taurus into Gemini as communication is happening in a big way as their degrees travel thru the Sun’s Gate of Exquisiteness in Taurus into the 20th Gate of the Sacred Om to meet the Moon in so much possibility.
The magical sign of the Messenger blesses the Sun on 5/22 in Gate 20 The Sacred Om herself, and the Moon meets her that day while in Gate 12 Pure Heart , as a Gift of Discrimination, as the planet Mercury rules the sign of Gemini, our Star will be experiencing Mercury as it’s guiding planet.
Hermes/Mercury carries quite a role as his mythological persona is blessed to travel between the worlds with winged sandals.
He engages in quite a few plots and stories with heavenly beings and their myths. He carries a caduceus as a symbol of peace once symbolically represented with olive branches and garlands of ribbons.
Fleet of foot, clever, known to be a trickster and communicator. He even influences the chemical symbol of mercury. Hg, derived from the Latin name for the element, hydrargyrum–literally, liquid silver.
“The Talaria of Mercury (Latin: tālāria or The Winged Sandals of Hermes Ancient Greek: πτηνοπέδῑλος, ptēnopédilos or πτερόεντα πέδιλα, pteróenta pédila) are winged sandals, a symbol of the Greek messenger god Hermes (Roman equivalent Mercury). They were said to be made by the god Hephaestus of imperishable gold and they flew the god as swift as any bird.” excerpt Wikipedia
Again, the violet bows to the lily.
Again, the rose is tearing off her gown!
The green ones have come from the other world,
tipsy like the breeze up to some new foolishness.
Again, near the top of the mountain
the anemone’s sweet features appear.
The hyacinth speaks formally to the jasmine,
“Peace be with you.” “And peace to you, lad!
Come walk with me in this meadow.”
Again, there are sufis everywhere!
The bud is shy, but the wind removes
her veil suddenly, “My friend!”
The Friend is here like water in the stream,
like a lotus on the water.
The narcissus winks at the wisteria,
“Whenever you say.”
And the clove to the willow, “You are the one
I hope for.” The willow replies, “Consider
these chambers of mine yours. Welcome!”
The apple, “Orange, why the frown?”
“So that those who mean harm
will not see my beauty.”
The ringdove comes asking, “Where,
where is the Friend?”
With one note the nightingale
indicates the rose.
Again, the season of Spring has come
and a spring-source rises under everything,
a moon sliding from the shadows.
Many things must be left unsaid, because it’s late,
but whatever conversation we haven’t had
tonight, we’ll have tomorrow.
(translation by Coleman Barks)
We are creating a few days ahead of when energies align per ephemeris on 5/20 when the Moon will meet the Sun. The New Moon in the sky is actually in Taurus on 5/19/2023, but my creative self wants to explore the Planet Mercury…and you know , the Muse will have her way.
New Moon Magic, is a monthly deep dive into emerging energies guided by heavenly archetypal symbols, such as the planets and the stars. We meet on Zoom, each participant creates from the energies that are unique to them as influenced by the month’s theme. Suggested supply list here
Our expressive arts process is informed by Intentional Creativity and Creative Depth work.