Image by Dark Forest Dark moon nights invite us to adventure into our own interior landscapes, Daring us to discover the unknown, unnamed, mystery within. Asking us to be for a moment in the presence of our shadow self. We are challenged to reach out to our fears and move through them, To dance our way powerfully into the emergent evolution of our awakening selves. With complete trust that the dark will eventually give way to light, Again, and again, and again, we can let go completely . . . and hold nothing back. So into the dark we go, my [...read more...]
The Moon Dance | Yuvia Chairez . . . It’s getting darker and we’re getting deeper into the death of the year… . . . The veil thins… dilates… time to sink in, friends. . . . Into darkness… into ancient history… into the long forgotten realms. . . . . . . Full Moon Musings | Giuliana Serena . . .. . . Living along the Wasatch Front? Join me as we celebrate the turning: Hallow’s Eve Eve | Moving Through the Veil | A “Just Dance!” Seasonal Celebration
. . . How might you mark this first Full Moon after Equinox? The Harvest Moon . . . This turning reminds me to look around – in our garden, in our home, in my self, to see what I can harvest – to see what has come to its natural end. To see what is ready to be cleared away. I’m finding a lot! A lot of work ahead – and a whole lot to be grateful for too. I’m feeling the inward draw of the year transformed by the expansive Full Moon vibration [...read more...]
… Thick, heavy, inscrutable darkness, we embrace you. Pulling the inky black night into our flesh and blood and bones, Wrapping our arms around this red tender grief, we rock ourselves to sleep. Somehow, with complete trust that creation is brewing within, Our bodies quiver, collapse, and allow death to make way for new life. … || Image || Grief by Holly Friesen ||
For many years now, a beautiful collection of Women of the Wasatch (and beyond) have been coming together each month for a Full Moon Dance. I was invited for the first time a couple years ago, and lately I’ve been fortunate to be able to go each month, it’s always a beautiful gathering. Women take turns hosting the dance; creating the soundtrack, offering a theme, and opening the evening. Each night, before we dance we circle round to get grounded and centered together. Some women share simple rituals, meditations, stories, or exercises, sometimes we’ll hold hands [...read more...]
The Harvest Moon a poem by Ted Hughes The flame-red moon, the harvest moon, Rolls along the hills, gently bouncing, A vast balloon, Till it takes off, and sinks upward To lie on the bottom of the sky, like a gold doubloon. The harvest moon has come, Booming softly through heaven, like a bassoon. And the earth replies all night, like a deep drum. So people can’t sleep, So they go out where elms and oak trees keep A kneeling vigil, in a religious hush. The harvest moon has come! [...read more...]
The moon will be full and bright and beautiful tonight – rising just after sunset. The other side of the planet will soon be treated to a complete lunar eclipse! Powerful forces are at play! Today is an excellent time to bring a project to full flowering, to revel in a job well done, to plant root crops, bulbs, biennials and perennials, to run around in nature and appreciate being alive! Best wishes to you all!