Rae Beth ~ Resolution of a Witch
Yesterday, was a quiet day.. I could feel a real stillness... even my anger (and that is a whole other post) had become still... the moon came into her fullness...
at 7.21pm last night, the Moon was full in all her glory.. i trotted outside into just about zero temps, put my magick shawl around my shoulders and lit a candle and closed my eyes, with the moon beams on my face... and I sang to Earth... giving thanks for all that She gives me.. I sat thinking of my ancestors who didn't have the comfort of the modern home that I do..they couldn't escape back inside to stand in front of a fire. Their winters would have been difficult, cold & harsh but they endured.. if they hadn't, I would not be here...
I sat for as long as I could.. giving in after only 10mins...and felt a little guilty.. had a warm bath ....I started to wonder if our little rituals were really any use.. I mean, how can a handful of women across the world help heal something as huge as Mother Earth...then I remembered something I had read in "the Earth Path" by Starhawk when I did her online workshop a few years ago...
as Galadriel, the wise elf, tells Frodo, "even the smallest person can make a difference" ~ each time we act in service of our sacred intention, each time we align our energies and our actions with what we most truly love, we gain in personal power and ability. (I can thoroughly recommend the book by Starhawk - The Earth Path. Maybe oneday a few of us could work through it together online?)
after my bath, I felt like I had to do more. So I went into Sacred space to sit... as I closed my eyes and listened to Medwyn Goodalls 'Cornwall'.. I was taken back... standing on top of a hill.. in my robes, looking out over a vast green world.. brilliantly green.. vibrant.. I held Earth in my hand and as I breathed in and out, my heart chakra sent love to Her... and I saw pink filaments floating towards Her... and knew that these were prayers and thoughts of love from the Earth Healers around the world....lighting candles, sitting in silence...an earth healing meditation over the next two nights..... drumming...
I have searched and searched on the net for some indigenous information on Full Moons but nothing... that is what I find so difficult about living here... no folklore, no wisdom that we can call our own - we take from the North and adapt.. but it doesn't really fit our country... I tried to write my own moon information a year or so ago..
this is the Wolf Moon according to the Northern Hemisphere... we don't have wolves here...but it is the quiet moon and definately the Cold Moon..
Folklore: The nocturnal wolf represents the 'night' of the year. This moon is also called the Quiet Moon and the Cold Moon.
Herbs: Marjoram, Holy Thistle, Nuts & Pine Cones.
Colours: White, Lilac, Violet & Black.
Flowers: Snowdrop & Crocus.
Perfumes: Oakmoss, Musk & Mimosa.
Crystals: Garnet, Onyx & Jet.
Deities: Frejya, Inanna & Hera.
and wishing Dutch Husband a wonderful birthday !!