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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Aprils Aspects

April's Aspects
by
The Grandmother of Time
Zsuzsanna E. Budapest
The name of the lovely and exciting month of April is derived from April is, a Roman analogue of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and death. Her name seems to be rooted in the verb aperire, meaning "to open". Indeed, this goddess is the door of life, as often her pictures depict her, naked, with her hands pointing to her genitals to remind us of the passage through which we came into the world.
Full moon aspect" Seed moon, budding trees moon
Universal event: Nesting of the birds, royal symbol of the sun
Communal event: May eve, ushering in summer, dances around the maypole, symbolizing the Tree of Life, (time to clean your house, purify your altar, and anoint the sacred images of the temple.)
Message: To develop, to know, to enrich, to pleasure
Activity: To bend, to aim
Healing properties: Return the balance of nerves, cleanse and strengthen
Color: Crimson, green, brown
Tree: Alder, fern, willow tree
Flower: Sweet pea, daisy
Creature: Hawk
Gem" Diamond
April is National Poetry Month,
Here is a short spring poem,
 
"And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Sensitive Plant 
Be Inspired,
~jean