By: Gabriela Yareliz
Listen, I can’t give you the exact information I read in the almanac, partly because I don’t know it by memory (and the book is across the studio, and I am too lazy to get up), and partly because I have only been reading an almanac for a year. I am dweeby like that, but slow to recall.
One thing I have found most fascinating is the section on planting and the moon. I know, I know. They say there is “no scientific evidence” for planting by the moon, but what people consider “science” is a bit suspect these days. Anecdotal evidence and experience is good enough for me. Isn’t that how the biggest scientific discoveries came to be? People paying attention to patterns emerging over time. And if the people from like Little House on the Prairie lived by it, who am I to argue with that? I mean, please, I get my produce from Gourmet Fresh.
In an almanac, you will find that there is a description of the fact that there are days in the month, where because of the moon, you plant above ground. Then, on other days, you plant below ground. And then, in another part of the monthly cycle, you let things be still, and you prune and clean.
Just like the moon, there are seasons that pull us out or they draw out our energy and talent in different ways. Some seasons, they pull us in. They are seasons of nurishment and preparation. And in other moments, we just need to be still and clear away any distractions, baggage and clutter.
The moon is an interesting friend. She is one thing we can all look up at, and we see the same moon. Her light connects us all; her pull is felt by all.