Good Morning! Today's card of the day is brought to you by the Chrysalis Tarot and is Ma'at or Justice from the Major Arcana.
This card talks about balance...the balancing of the divine feminine and the visceral patriarchy. The divine feminine balances the visceral nature of the dominant male. We can tend toward needing to use words like "push", "strive", "attack", "knock it out", "kill it", "shred it"...and on and on bringing an unwittingly violent and difficult language to getting things we want or need to get done, accomplish or acquire.
This card talks to me about balancing those words or thought patterns with a more nurturing vocabulary...."attend", "persevere", "connect", "adjust", "balance". To balance the visceral with the nurturing. We find ourselves unbalanced when we see we are working too hard, being too angry, too the only word I can think of is visceral. Too in our heads and not enough in our hearts.
How do we balance these energies? Stop. When you feel you are striving...stop, take a breath, come to this moment. Ask yourself what you need...what would best facilitate this task? Ask with your heart open to an answer.
Have a great day! ~Mamma Moon
Good Morning! Today's card of the day is brought to you by the Chrysalis Tarot and is The Star.
The star is about listening to that still small voice that heralds new life, new ideas, new insight. Personal transformation is in the air. This is a perfect card for this time of year. The earth is beginning to stir. New growth is just beginning to become apparent here in the Northern Hemisphere, where things in the south are beginning to wither and go to bed for the winter. In the process of birth is also death. The process is seamless and at one time non dual and at one with the whole process; beginning, middle and end.
What is that voice saying to you? I can hear what it is saying to me..."just start" in an ever so tiny whisper...what do you hear? feel free to write it down in the comments, I will be happy to witness your ever so tiny voice...until it is a thunderous roar. ~Mamma Moon
Good Morning!!! It's a busy one here in the Great Midwest so let's get to the card of the day.
Todays card of the day is brought to you by the Chrysalis Tarot and is the 8 of mirrors. The 8 of mirrors is a card I see very often. Let's explore together!
The wisdom of the meandering path...Oh dear. Those of you who know me would say that I embody that sentence. The meandering path; the path of wisdom (as far as I can tell) is never straight or straight forward. The meandering path that leads to the 8 noble pathways to enlightenment: selflessness, truthfulness, harmlessness, mindfulness, respectfulness, goodness, peacefulness and righteousness.
This card talks about seeking a deeper way, a deeper journey. Being on a spiritual path because the path of the "world" is too superficial. Sometimes this card can also represent a burnout and walking away from what you have built. The meandering path of life.
The priest walks his meandering path after looking at his own reflection and re evaluating his direction, to me this also represents a flexibility of thought and direction. One discovers by being flexible and nimble.
After confronting self continuing on the meandering path.
Lots to think about today! ~Mamma Moon
Good Morning! I have been getting so busy! I hope you enjoyed the herb of the week! Today's card of the day is brought to you by the Chrysalis Tarot and is the Ace of Mirrors.
Ace of Mirrors is also the Ace of Cups. The element is water and the Ace denotes new beginnings. These new beginnings are going to be more heart/emotional based than head/rational based...the trick will be to balance the two wont it? We like to think we make our decisions from a space of rationality and deep thought, which is to be commended but often can suck the juices right out of the mystery and fun of it. On the other hand, if we just fly by the seat of our pants and just attach to whatever our hearts desire whether it makes rational sense or not then oftentimes we "spin our wheels" and dont get very much accomplished. Our challenge is to find the balance isnt it? Heart and head. Yin and Yang...enough head energy to be practical and enough heart energy to make it juicy! Have a great day everyone! ~Mamma Moon
My favorite time of week! He herb of the week! This weeks herb is Rosemary!!!! Wonderful with lamb, surprisingly effective as a medicinal!
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinale) the little evergreen shrub has been around for centuries! "In 1607, Roger Hacket said, "Speaking of the powers of rosemary, it overtoppeth all the flowers in the garden, boasting man's rule. It helpeth the brain, strengtheneth the memorie, and is very medicinable for the head. Another property of the rosemary is, it affects the heart."
Rosemary has been used since the time of the early Greeks and Romans. Greek scholars often wore a garland of the herb on their heads to help their memory during examinations. In the ninth century, Charlemagne insisted that the herb be grown in his royal gardens. The Eau de Cologne that Napoleon Bonaparte used was made with rosemary. The herb was also the subject of many poems and was mentioned in five of Shakespeare’s plays."
Today we also use Rosemary as a powerful antimicrobial, memory enhancer, stimulate hair growth and supports the circulatory system.
Rosemary can be used as a tea, decoction, powdered, and as an essential oil. As a tea for dyspepsia (upset tummy), decoction topically for sore muscles, powder sprinkled on clothing to protect against fleas and ticks, and as an essential oil for memory (remember always dilute and be aware if you are epileptic that rosemary has been rumored to trigger seizures). Several studies also hint that Rosemary may be anticancer! A little powerhouse that also is awesome with Salmon!
Total daily intake should not exceed 4 to 6 grams of the dried herb. DO NOT take rosemary oil orally.
Salmon hack: Use the woody thick rosemary sprig as a skewer for salmon. Reduce maple syrup and balsamic as a glaze...my favorite way to have Salmon!
Welcome to the Mamma Moon Blog.
We discuss Herbs, the Science of Herbs and Aromatherapy. I also draw a Card of the Day.
Grab a cup of tea or wine and enjoy. Feel free to participate. ~Mamma Moon