Writing in sand at low tide

Writing in sand at low tide

I just spent the past couple weeks re-vamping my entire website.  I got rid of almost everything "Life off the deep end" which was all about my family and our sailing adventures. Instead of celestialnavigationastrology.com being only the services page for the...

Soar

Soar

Litha Crew Post from March 21, 2023 (Catching up from January 2023) This January, I finally got the tattoos that I've been wanting for years.  I'm going through a major life cycle transit called the Uranus Opposition.  It's the "midlife crisis" that we all go through,...

Emerge from the depths

Emerge from the depths

Litha Crew Post from March 21, 2023 (Catching up from December 2022) "The future itself, appears as a mysterious and unknowable figure, literally shrouded in darkness." -Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol   December is dark.   Long ago, the telling of ghost stories...

Walk Your Talk

Walk Your Talk

Litha Crew Post March 21, 2023 (Catching up from November 2022) As a Pisces sun, Cancer rising, with my Moon in the 12th house, and Neptune in my 6th... anyway... it all means that I'm a little bit... out there?  Floaty? Spacey?  Not grounded, and a very anxious...

When you’re overwhelmed

When you’re overwhelmed

Litha Crew Post from March 21, 2023 This lesson, is all about what I've learned about myself when I become overwhelmed.  I mean, seriously...  I got so overwhelmed that I'm writing up the Lesson From Litha Newsletter 6 months late.  It's freaking March, and I have a...

Glaciers and Coral

Glaciers and Coral

Litha Crew Post from September 9, 2022 I actually don't have some big lesson for July.  Much of the month was spent on vacation.  We spent 4th of July weekend sailing around the Boston Harbor Islands with our friends.  And then the last couple weeks in July was spent...

Happy Litha!

Happy Litha!

Litha Crew Post from July 13, 2022 I would hope you all know by now that Litha is the Pagan/Celtic celebration of the Summer Solstice.  Every year on Litha, I see the name of our home afloat all over social media.  A friend tagged me in a post on Instagram because a...

The eclipse dinghy adventure

The eclipse dinghy adventure

Litha Crew Post from June 14, 2022 So, each month when it's time to write my lesson, I scroll back through the photos on my phone to remember what I did that month.  This photo stuck out as the "YES! I'm gonna talk about THIS!" If you read my Tarotscopes, you'll know...

Injustice

Injustice

Litha Crew Post from May 31, 2022 It's almost June and I've purposefully been putting off writing my April blog as I was waiting for some info from my friend to include in it.   Last month I posted about Holi and how even though we are back in the US, we live in such...

Happy Holi

Happy Holi

Litha Crew Post from April 4, 2022 From Wikipedia: Holi ( /ˈhoʊliː/) is a popular ancient Hindu festival,[1][9] also known as the Festival of Spring, the Festival of Colours or the Festival of Love. Holi celebrates the arrival of spring, the end of winter, the...

A mermaid out of water

A mermaid out of water

Litha Crew Post from April 4, 2022 We went to New Hampshire for my birthday and the hotel there had a full size fridge.  Obviously my kids have seen plenty of full size refrigerators as we visit friends and family...  but I guess this one was fascinating because it...

Seasons

Seasons

Litha Crew Post from February 16, 2022 I've always loved New England because they have distinct seasons.  Seattle has a few weeks of summer, and maybe a couple days of snow.  The rest of the year feels the same.  Around 55 degrees and light rain.  (Although I do miss...

At home

At home

Litha Crew Post from January 18, 2022 I've stopped looking at Zillow everyday.  Tucked into Pickering Wharf feels like home.  I mentioned last month that we have real comcast home internet. and we're right down the ramp from restaurants and shops.  We walk more.  This...

The winter blues

The winter blues

Litha Crew Post from December 17, 2021 I'll tell you what... November was rough.  .... As you can see, since I'm finally writing the November newsletter halfway through December.  Oops. Anyway...  The Good: We moved to Pickering Wharf Marina on November 1st.  It is so...

Halloween aboard in Salem

Halloween aboard in Salem

Litha Crew Post from November 6, 2021 Well, October was completely insane.  Salem had record-breaking crowds this year.  Justin and I were busy nonstop 18 hours a day.  Seriously... 6am to midnight.  We'd get up at 6am, he'd go to work, I'd make the kids breakfast and...

Oh no it’s Fall again

Oh no it’s Fall again

Litha Crew Post from October 6, 2021 Well, darn.  Summer is over.  I really did get used to summer after having 3 years of it non-stop.  If you've followed my posts for a long time, you'll know that winter aboard last year was terrible.  Litha was covered in plastic...

Who needs a friggin’ house anyway?

Who needs a friggin’ house anyway?

Litha Crew Post from August 9, 2021 I'm not sure if I've told you all our plans for the future, but to catch you up... We're trying to save up a downpayment to buy a house in Salem.  So, here's our thought process on that:  The sailing season here is May 1- Nov 1...