I can't believe it's already been another month and we are nearing the end of March! It seems as though I am consistently feeling that mystery of time more and more, the sensation that time speeds up as one gets older. I am going to have to re-read the section of the book The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks where he defines an idea called "Einstein Time' in which "YOU are where time comes from-you can make as much of it as you want!”
My painting Believe will be up at Las Laguna Gallery in Laguna Beach until the end of this month, so if you’re in the area, check out this all women artist's show.
I was invited by Hive Gallery in Downtown LA to partake in their "Best of the Hive" art show which opens on April 6th alongside Hive’s Family Reunion and Honey themed show. If you have never been to a Hive Gallery art show before and are in the area, or even if you have been before, come out! They are fun events filled with interesting people and some amazing art.
Full Moon Painting
This month's Full Moon is most often called the Worm Moon due to the earthworms that are beginning to show their heads again as the weather warms up, but other signs of spring, such as the cawing of crows, gave rise to an array of name variations including the Crow Moon, the Crust Moon (referring to snow crusts) and the Sap Moon (this is a time for tapping maple trees). For my Full Moon painting, I chose to depict crows as they represent the air sign of Libra well and they are more fun for me to paint than earthworms.
The Full Moon this month also happens to be another Super-moon (like last month) and it also lands on the same day, depending on your part of the world, as the Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere (Autumn in the Southern). During an equinox, the Sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night is nearly equal.
Astrologically, this month's Full Moon occurs in Los Angeles on March 20th (the 21st for London and Sydney) and it lands in the sign of Libra. Libra is an air sign that is symbolically tied to cooperation, balance, harmony, love and relationships. The Sun falls in the zodiac sign of Aries, whose symbolism is opposite that of Libra. Aries is a sign that is about self-hood, individuality, and trusting your impulses. The qualities associated with both signs are important factors in being a human being who has deep, caring and meaningful relationships with not only others but themselves as well. How do you share yourself with others and practice balance in your life?
Under the brightest night of a full bellied moon I will rise
charged with whisper of lunar
to pull at womb, galvanize from within
the voice that speaks the tides
That's it for now! As always, I love to hear from each and every one of you, so feel free to respond to this email or drop me a line anytime!
Until next Full Moon,
Mary Ancilla Martinez