With a full moon in the forecast tomorrow, and, according to people who predict such things, it is supposed to be a very powerful, eclipse like one at that, I am inclined to experiment.

It was suggested that if we want to release something from our life which no longer serves us, we should write it on a piece of paper and either burn it or bury it today, then hang on tight for tomorrow’s events.  Since there’s always something in my life that I could stand to release, I figured, what do I have to lose?  I wrote a couple of words on a cute little sticky note which had my name on it as well as flowers and butterflies.  Using a ceramic bowl my daughter had made me a few years ago, I put the piece of paper into the bowl and lit it with one of those butane fire starters.  It burned for a bit, then went out.  This went on for several more tries (and this was only about a 2″ by 2″ piece of paper!) until I overheated the fire starter.  Digging through my junk drawer, I found another, and decided to put a piece of wax from the candleholders I’d unearthed by finishing the office decluttering I’d started last month, into the bowl.  I’m not sure whether or not that did the trick, but the last bit of paper burned very nicely.

Whatever happens, I feel lighter, so maybe it’s all about believing?  It doesn’t hurt that I had a very nice healing session with a classmate yesterday in which I released a bunch of old, cranky energy which hadn’t served me well in…well, ever!  It could also be the fact that I finally packed up all of the Encyclopedia Brittanica, leaving room on the shelves for books that had been scattered around my office.  In the process, I also cleaned off the top of the bookshelves under my office window for the first time in recorded history.  Of course, it wasn’t clear for very long, as the cats found the open window, the cleared space and the birds chirping in the tree outside, irresistable! 

It’s a funny thing about decluttering.  Once you start, it’s hard to stop!  I don’t mean that I find myself cleaning something every day, but I now see many opportunities for getting rid of things I will never use again, nor have I needed in eons! 

But I do need to throttle back a bit so I can complete some other projects which have been on my desk for a month or so, and really need to be wound up soon.  One of those projects is the first draft of my book.  I’ve promised myself it would be completed by the end of January, and I’m starting to run short of time.  Fortunately, I’m really close to the end, knowing that it will undergo major revisions once I have that first pass down on computer.  At nearly 64,000 words, I’m still holding to my estimate that it will be between 70,000 and 75,000 upon completion of the draft.  I doubt I’ll be far off! 

For now, I’ll buckle my seat belt until I see what tomorrow’s new moon might bring, and whether it’s a full on, pyrotechnic display or a fizzle and a pop, I have plenty on my plate to keep me busy either way.

So tell me, do you do anything special for these extra powerful full moons, or double new moons or any of the other planetary contra dances occurring throughout the year?  Or do you plead complete ignorance and, by the way, who cares?  I’m curious as to what my readers think, and how they go about acting upon things which could alter, strengthen or blow up their chosen path.

My gratitudes tonight are:
1. I am grateful for opportunities to try things, whether or not  they might yield results.  Experimentation eventually leads to some kind of discovery.
2. I am grateful for the desire that has arisen in me to clear out my space.
3. I am grateful for the patience my cats have had with all of the commotion, not to mention dust, I’ve been raising lately.
4. I am grateful for the first dance night of the week coming up tomorrow.
5. I am grateful for happy endings and new beginnings.

Love and light.

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