Solar eclipse, super moon and equinox all at once - what a celestial kind of day! A time for change and new beginnings, to be sure. Definitely feeling a lot of energy and good forces abound. Somehow, having been born on the winter solstice, I always feel a profound connection to the significance of the change of season.
Perhaps most profoundly this year, as five more of my little lavender buds forged their way through the soil this morning. How triumphant! The growing season is upon us.
And in celebration of the start of spring, and in having lovely houseguests staying with us this weekend, I bought some fine flowers at Steve's Flower Market on Grand Avenue, a charming little studio/shop with a wide selection of flowers by the stem.
One thing I do miss about living in Seattle is the availability of local, fresh flowers all the time, almost everywhere you go. Steve's was like a tiny little sliver of that floral abundance.
Ranunculus are my favorite flower, a sort of rose-looking bloom with papery, fine petals. They often have a vegetal growth in their centers which I think is the most interesting thing. We got them at the restaurant I used to work at in Madison, Nostrano, and dubbed them "salad flowers" because of the lettuce-y growth.
Anyway, I'm curious: do you feel effects at the solstice or during eclipses? Nearly every eclipse coincides with some strange or unsettling experiences for me, though today seems to be an exception.
Nothing like thinking about the vastness of the universe and the interplay of planets to put things in perspective.