Sunday, August 28, 2011

New Moon, Rich Harvest

I haven't posted here in a long time. Sumer solstice and Lammas have both gone by, in fact. It was both a wonderful and a difficult summer. I'm looking forward to the autumn. Classes start tomorrow and my new teaching job begins Tuesday. The apple harvest should be amazing; we're having our annual Heartsong Harvest Festival at Brushwood and after two years in which a late spring freeze killed the blossoms on the wild apple trees, we will have a bumper crop of apples this year, despite a very hot summer and partial drought.

I always enjoy the shift of late summer into autumn, and truly feel summer does not end until the last week of September, regardless of when people stop going to the beach or when school starts. I intend to enjoy the warm weather, dreamy afternoons and pleasant evenings as much as possible in the coming weeks.

This new moon is coming right on the heels of Mercury going direct, so here is hoping it renews our energy and sense of purpose. Now is the time for new ventures but also new approaches to old problems. Seize that summer day!