"Pongáio" was the name my Aunt Mona gave to a long, green, cool room where we gathered at her home —
replete with comfy chairs, a rocker, sewing machine, sewing goods, beautiful beads, shelves, books, bibelots, photographs, odds'n'ends, mementos of a life, treasures —
a gathering of all the useful & 'useless' things that so make life a pleasure.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Friday, November 28, 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

New Moon in Sagittarius

New Moon in Sagittarius
Saturday, November 22, 4:32 am PST, 7:32 am EST
The New Moon in visionary Sagittarius opens our hearts and minds to faraway places and big ideas. Imaginative Neptune’s square brings faith and fantasy that either inspires grander visions or takes us well past the limits of reality. This Sun-Moon conjunction in astrology’s most adventurous sign is an invitation to broaden horizons through higher education and travel. It also plants seeds for seeking and speaking the truth. Sagittarius is a sign of both humor and honesty (with a little exaggeration thrown in to make the stories more interesting), but can sometimes lack sensitivity to the insecurities of others. Expressing beliefs openly can feel liberating but it is not a license to judge or lecture people without regard to their feelings. When faith in what we’re saying is shaky, we push others harder to get their support, but when conviction is real there’s no need to force people to agree with us. Responsible Saturn’s conjunction to this lunation is a reminder that the consequences and costs of traveling a new road may not be recognized at first, making caution an essential element of a successful journey.
New Moon Report - Saturday, November 22, 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Cool cellos