Friday, May 8, 2009

A Mom's point of view

I am sure this can be blamed on my Moon in Cancer about to get a nice trine from the Full Moon in Scorpio but I feel like reaching out of astrology for a second and talk like a mom to all of you as I remind you of something.

A number of you are parents and a lot of you live in the Northern Hemisphere about to experience summer. Our days are longer, the air is warmer , we can feel the season in our bones. But what we feel in our old tired bones (tired mom speak) is also happening to our children. The only difference is that their bones are growing!

At my son's school I volunteer a lot and I have seen the kids squirm more, it is harder to get them to focus and sure, there have been some impulsivity issues. But at the same time I know my own son is eating like a horse and his clothes are getting so tight. Clearly he is in a growth spurt.

What I have experienced during growth spurts is-- kids emotions get stretched, they can cry and whine more, they can be a bit more agitated, they push back on us. You know, the old 'talk back' stuff. But once the spurt settles down and they are on the other side there is usually a developmental growth. Suddenly they ask you a question they never asked before. They bring up a subject with a bit more maturity. They just seem to be 'bigger'.

Researchers have found that children do their biggest growing during summer. So, we should expect more little bumpy behavior now. Naturally, feeding them more, curbing junk products (especially the artificial dyes--they are the worst) and trying (I know this is hard) to get them to bed early will help during the spurt. And lots and lots of hugs.

I also am a huge fan of Cod Liver Oil. I use Carlson's which I get at my local Whole Foods Market but you can get it all over the place. Certainly on Amazon. I also have seen the benefits of aromatheraphy (lavendar to help sooth sleep) and cranial sacrel therapy is always good at least a couple times a year. Anyway, pardon my moon in cancer in the 4th house. But I just wanted to share some of my mommy stuff with you.


  1. You have a very good site! Been reading since Aries New Moon (re: treasure maps)
    cheers - keep it up!

  2. Ah, thank you, Nemo! I appreciate the kind words.

  3. Great post, Tracy. It's a good perspective for any time, since children are generally doing the best they can & so often troublesome issues are caused by one phase or another.