Blog – Gratitude
Word of the month – forge (to, form, shape, make, fashion, create, etc.)
Season – Fall
Time of Day – 6pm-12am
Element of the year – fire
Moon name – Beaver Moon (November 8th)
Moon of the year - Waning moon
Popular Holidays – All Saints Day, Sadie Hawkins Day, DST, Election Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon)
Things to do – cook, fall clean,
Switch out summer clothes,
Close up the garden and start canning,
Start holiday shopping/planning,
Join a turkey trot,
Host a “Friendsgiving,”
Attend a festival (beer/wine),
November is the time when things cool down and kick into holiday gear. It starts the day after Halloween and ends right after Thanksgiving. Back in the colonial days, this is the time when our ancestral “worker ants” would bring in the crops and prepare for the harsh winter to come.
As the leaves change from the bright hues of October into the darker maroons and browns of November, we also feel the changes in society. To me, it is the time of gratitude and resilience. I love to pull from the concept of Thanksgiving and the gratefulness of helping a friend in need.
Long ago, my ancestors were on the brink of starvation in a new land. People that they had judged to be savages ended up becoming the heroes that saved them in the end. The tribes taught the colonists how to farm the land. Ironically, there was no turkey or pies in the original dinner. Although there are many variations of the story, I would love to focus on the gratitude of survival that the original dinner encompassed.
I unfortunately don’t have nay shoots for November at this month (fantasy photo wise) as I have been very sick (lovely Covid) in the last few weeks but I am hoping to get back on the right path and sneak something in before the end of the month.
African Leadership Awards – Marriot in Manhattan
Trip to Florida
Working on fixing up a camper