12 June 2014

June Full Moon Dreamboard

Under this almost (98%) Full Strawberry Moon I made my June Dreamboard last night. I took the photo at 10pm - can't you tell we're approaching the longest day of the year??

So here's the Dreamboard spread...

Once again, I took my journal cues from Amy Palko's Bloom by Moon - choosing to focus on the Celtic calendar, according to which this is an Oak Moon...

I always learn so much reading Amy's ebook, for example - the Gaelic for Oak is duir which means 'door' - and this is a powerful Moon as we stand on the threshold of the height of the year, waiting to step into the second half and counting down to Midsummer, the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year.

So here, on the left-hand page, we have a Full Moon under which I've written:

Gaelic for oak is duir - door. Stepping into 2nd half of 2014...Powerful place to stand

under which is a beautifully carved oak door bearing the name of the month and a paper butterfly. Under this are two wee images I found in my stash of a keyhole and a set of keys...

Top right of the page is a B&W photo from Countrylife magazine of a castle ruin, on which I've stuck words from a vintage ad 'Gateways to the "Land of Enchantment"', a cut-out orange oak leaf, and a piece of cotton ribbon saying 'follow your dream'. 

Bottom right is a page from my quote-a-day 2014 calendar with these wise words:

It's not where you take things from - it's where you take them to.
Jean-Luc Godard

On the right-hand page there are two postcards of Greg Spalenka's artwork, which I bought several years ago - I love this man's work!!
On the left-hand one, I've stuck a wee Rumi quote: May you stay in your infinity.

And on the right-hand one, a piece of a magazine advert - Window on the new - if you enlarge the photo you can an art fairy/sprite (with palette wings!) painting a landscape through an arched window she's drawn on the blank wall...

Underneath are several small images - a flower and girl dancing under which is this quote:

Just to be is a blessing.
Just to live is holy.
Abraham Heschel

And a butterfly, the words 'Beautiful by nature' from a magazine advert, another page from my calendar declaring 'Believe in your Dreams', on which I've stuck more cotton ribbon with the words carpe diem stamped on it...


Actually, I found making this Dreamboard very energizing and very exciting...

I'm really looking forward to the second half of 2014. I do sense I'm on the threshold of something... I feel I hold the keys to open the heavy, oak door onto something new and exciting... if I'm brave enough to use them...

I'd love to hear what you think of this Full Oak Moon, the Summer Solstice, what you think the rest of 2014 may hold for you... 

PS I found this quote and just to share it - Molly-cat was definitely acting a tad crazy last night...


  1. as you approach the longest day of the year, we have the opposite here, and my moon board reflects - without the use of any words, what I am dreaming about this winter moon time. Sometimes I prefer not to use any words at all, just images, which I am drawn to at that particular moment. I've just enalarged yours and reading the quotes!

  2. Very beautiful Claire, for the flower moon last month I made small board. It was nice, I could feel more in contact with nature. I'll do another one maybe tonight.

  3. Hello- Oak Door & Threasholds - wonderful. I feel that to! Very stylish blog. M

  4. Wow, what an energising moon board, indeed! I can feel its power just from looking at it on my computer screen…
    So beautiful and honest and brave, and thank you for sharing its personal symbolism.

  5. P.S.: what is the intriguing V-shape in the photograph of the moon? A window pane, tent poles…? Can't figure it out...

  6. What beautiful dreams are emerging. There is such power, presence and grounded aliveness here. May all of your dreams come true.

  7. Ah ... Always such beautiful pictures! I really do like all the ancient Celtic tree stuff: I'd never heard of it before you posted about it a while ago, but it's very interesting.

    Incidentally, both the Irish and Scots Gaelic for door nowadays is "dorus" (or "doras" depending on how modern your spelling is). I think the "duir" word is actually old Ogham, probably a precursor of modern day Gaelic. It's a very old word, I believe? The modern Gaelic (Scots, not sure about Irish) word for oak is "darach", so not a million miles away from "doru/as" :-)


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