Friday, July 23, 2010

Leo and Hestia

The sun is in Leo the Lion.

My journey around the zodiac continues.

My Homemaker is my archetype in this 5th house.

Hestia, Goddess of the Hearth, is my muse.

I have been reading about homemaking.

I have been a homemaker for 38 years,
perhaps even longer.

 For a few years,
when I lived with my parents before I was married,
 I did the house cleaning, cooking and child care.
My Mother took a job outside of her home.
At the tender age of 14,
 I became a homemaker.

I have always treasured my homemaking.

My Mother was not able to teach me many
 of the homemaker's skills.
She already had taken to the modern way.

My Mother was a self taught seamstress.
She painted gorgeous pictures with her embroidery needle.
Her crochet work was so beautiful.
Always to busy to teach me.

Today I am looking to Hestia
to teach me the joy of homemaking.
To help me understand how the essence of everything comes
from the hearth.

I am looking at my living room,
Hestia's domain.

I am spending more time in my living room.
I am reassigning space.
An old china cabinet has become my herb and tea cabinet.

I am finding ways to enjoy
my  summer hearth.
I can spin at the spinning wheel
and look outdoors at the birds and butterflies.

We have two fireplaces.
One is upstairs in our living room
 the other is downstairs
in our basement.

We are clearing out the basement.
A few crickets will be given a home elsewhere.
I am honoring my Homemaker
in Leo.