Today is St. Jerome’s Day, celebrated by the Pueblo people. Saint Jerome was a priest, linguist, hermit, translator, Bible scholar, and hospice administrator.
Today, celebrate the many roles your play. I’m a daughter, sister, partner, mother, librarian, teacher, volunteer, author and friend, to name a few. How about you? Find five small stones, four similar and one distinct. Lay the four stones in four directions, and the other in the middle.
Touch the western stone:
Sturdy earth, great mother guide me,
Touch the north stone:
Air, bless me with inspiration,
Touch the east stone:
Fan the fire of decisive action,
Touch the south stone:
Water, nurture all I do,
Pick up the center stone:
Touchstone, spirit, be with me, and be all of these, in every role.
Carry the touchstone with you.
—-Dallas Jennifer Cobb
First Quarter Moon in Sagittarius