My actual ability to maintain a regular practice is better than my ability to maintain this blog … but not by much. Since staring the new semester, my life has been a mess of work, school, not-quite-enough sleep, and a few other troubles that I’ll actually get into in posts of their own.
I’ve pretty much lost track of the moons. I didn’t even do a Full Moon reading in February, and I haven’t ever gotten around to decoding the one I did in March. I haven’t checked back with my annual reading since January. I haven’t done a Dark Moon journey in longer than I care to contemplate, and Aradia and I didn’t get our Yule altar down until Ostara. I missed the last Dark Moon by a matter of days, even as I was slowly drafted this post.
Of course, there’s no chance that all of this is related to how stressed out I’ve been lately, is there? No, perish the thought!
Things are finally looking up. I did (finally) start my Imbolc mead with a little help from a late snowstorm and our Brid candles. I’m researching recipes for a similarly belated Ostara mead, but the internet is being less than helpful. I have done public Tarot readings on the last two First Fridays. I have gotten back to doing weekly and daily readings – three- and one-card respectively.
You can’t change the past. All I can do is strive to do better.
I’m getting ready to bottle my Beltane mead – I finally have artwork for the bottle. Sadly, it looks like Aradia and I will be celebrating that sabbat by ourselves – Pasiphae and Aidan are otherwise occupied, as are others we’ve worked with in the past. Which will make things interesting, as duo Beltane rituals run an above average risk of ending in pregnancy. Some creativity may be required.
We will be out at Gaea, though. So perhaps we will be able to join a public rite, or be invited to a smaller one.