Little has been written about ancient druids, or at least what has survived about them is scant. From this, people have tried to piece together who the druids were and what they did. In general, they studied the stars, the moon, the plants and moral philosophy. But that’s not where their wisdom stopped. They meditated, worked with herbs, were healers and sometimes aided kings in decision making.
The name druid derives from the proto Celtic language and the words deru (oak) and wid (sight, to see). Perhaps at one time, it was spelt deruwid.
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In my desire to deepen my connected with nature, I’m expanding my knowledge of the moon. While I’ve watched the moon pass through its phases and thought about planting by them, I haven’t given the ever-changing orbiting satellite my full attention or acted on those thoughts.
As I explore the moon further, I’ll share my journey here. Today, I am marking the dark moon. It’s also known as the new moon and black moon.
In garden lore, this is a day to rest, rejuvenate, think about what has transpired since the last dark moon and to meditate. If this was a season for gardening, I’d do no planting, no pruning, no digging. I would observe the garden to see how it has changed, how it grew and how it didn’t grow. I’d not put into action any plans, only observe and make plans.
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