Signs & Seasons

I’ve mentioned Freewill Astrology on here a bunch of times. I’m kind of a nerd for it and I read it every week. If you aren’t familiar with it, check it out, it’s pretty unusual for a horoscope and, I promise, you will not come away without learning something. It’s a good one.

Recently, I was reading my weekly horoscope and I decided to the the Freewill Astrology archives so I could look at the one from when my child was born. My child’s horoscope said this:

“Nourish beginnings, let us nourish beginnings,” says poet Muriel Rukeyser in her poem “Elegy in Joy.” “Not all things are blest,” she continues, “but the seeds of all things are blest. The blessing is in the seed.” I urge you to adopt this perspective in the coming weeks, Aries. Be extra sweet and tender and reverent toward anything that is just sprouting, toward anything that is awakening, toward anything that invokes the sacredness of right now. “This moment,” sings Rukeyser, “this seed, this wave of the sea, this look, this instant of love.”

Seems fitting for a newborn! And mine from that week:

The French verb renverser can be translated as “to turn upside-down” or “to reverse the flow.” The adjectival form is renversant, which means “stunning” or “astonishing.” I think you may soon have experiences that could be described by those words. There’s a good chance that a dry, impoverished part of your life will get a juicy, fertile infusion. A deficiency you have worried about might get at least half-filled. An inadequacy that makes you feel sad may be bolstered by reinforcements. Alas, there could also be a slight reversal that’s not so gratifying. One of your assets may temporarily become irrelevant. But the trade-off is worth it, Libra. Your gains will outstrip your loss.

My gains outstripped my loss – indeed. By far.

single mom recipesNow, I don’t spin my life on astrology and horoscopes but I find the topic fun and amusing. So when I heard about the book Signs & Seasons – An Astrology Cookbook, I totally wanted to check it out. It’s such a fun idea and seems like an even more in depth way to cook seasonally while learning about the mythology of the sky.

For the most part the recipes weren’t up my alley and I thought the photography could have been better. But some of the recipes were keepers and I and immediately made the incredibly simple Stir-Fried Snap Peas with sesame seeds. I called them “Open Sesame! Snap Peas!” – and 61hZK6cG6HL._SX348_BO1,204,203,200_.jpegmy kid loved it.

Signs & Seasons reminds me a bit of another book I really love called Full Moon Feast – which revolves around gratitude for what is abundant around the time of each full moon of the year, plus a lot of natural and cultural history information about each moon.

For someone who is not all that into holidays, things like these are fun, vibrant ways to stay in the swing of the seasons and mark the passage of my weeks and months. Now off to enjoy this spring weather!

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  1. Pingback: Monte Farber and Amy Zerner, authors of Signs and Seasons, on tour May 2017 | TLC Book Tours

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