Well enough whining for the day. Let's celebrated the arrival of the full moon, that jewel of the night who proudly displays Her cycles of illumination and shadow. She is steady, constant, and incredible...our Lady of the Night. She is the Maiden, the Mother, the Crone...and powerful enough to influence the vast oceans on our earth. She is birth, death, and renewal. She resides within the cells of our bodies and the fabric of our souls. She is the Creator Goddess, our teacher..."Mother of the Universe"...."The Eternal One". She brings us solace when we are down.
According the the Old Farmer's Almanac it is the "Snow Moon". This was the name given to it by the Native American tribes of the North and the East. They called it this because some of the heaviest snowfalls fell during this time. Some tribes referred to it as the "Hunger Moon" because the harsh weather conditions made hunting nearly impossible.
The Celts called this full moon the "Chaste Moon" which reflects their belief of entering the New Year with a pure soul. This moon stands for renewal and youth. The Celts also called this the "Moon of Ice" because snow still blankets the ground, but it is time for the winter to begin fading away.
To appreciate the energies of the full moon, find a place that is peaceful and quiet. It may be indoors in a spot near the window where you can view Her, but preferably this should be done outdoors.
When you find your place, make yourself comfortable by sitting or lying down...quiet your mind and still your thoughts. Relax your body...and focus on your breathing. Inhale slowly, deeply, through your nose...hold your breath for as long as possible, then exhale slowly through the mouth. Repeat a minumum of two more times.
As you watch the full moon, close your eyes...and see yourself as you slowly begin to float towards Her...Her energies become more magnetic as you float closer to Her...She is now before you. Watch Her energy as it surrounds you...and become one with it.
It is here that you will find all knowledge and wisdom...Connect with creation and the part you play in reality. Stay as long as you wish, as long as you are comfortable. Open your mind and go beyond your thoughts. See...listen...hear the things that are beyond your imagination as you connect with your genetic encodings.
If you truly connect with this energy source, you might feel dizzy, light-headed for Her power is great. Enjoy your journey.