Sunday, November 21, 2010

To the Rising Full Moon

Slowly, silently, now the moon
Walks the night in her silver shoon;
This way, and that, she peers, and sees
Silver fruit upon silver trees;
One by one the casements catch
Her beams beneath the silvery thatch;
Couched in his kennel, like a log,
With paws of silver sleeps the dog;
From their shadowy coat the white breasts peep
Of doves in a silver-feathered sleep;
A harvest mouse goes scampering by,
With silver claws, and silver eye;
And moveless fish in the water gleam,
By silver reeds in a silver stream.
-- Walter de la Mare--

The mysterious and alluring...casting  a cool brightness, quiet, mysterious and at times mystical. Some connect the Her to the subconscious, especially when She is full.  Ancient cultures worshipped Her and held ceremonies, rituals and festivals in Her honor. Mythologies speak of Moon Goddesses and even the image provokes a powerful archetypal energy.  For thousands of years She has been worshipped as the One from whose womb all life springs. She has been alternately been called the Great Mother, the Great Goddess, Mother Nature,a myriad of other titles, for it is in Her that we see the shining representation of the cycle of life.  Gazing at the Moon can be inspirational; it encourages the mind to wander and can transport one to a world of illusion...far away from reality. 

There is beauty in Her  presence, especially when reflected upon the waters of a lake....adding light and mystery to what otherwise would be total darkness   And She does not shine, except through reflection, for  She has lost Her inner fire.  She has no emanation, and no radiation, but astrally She is strong for  She is linked with the astral body of our Planet, and with the astral body of all humanity.

She has always been a magical force upon the human imagination. She gives light to the dark nights and  brings hope for the light that comes after the darkness that looms us.  And we all wake to a new day, knowing that tonight, the moon will light our way. Through all the pain and the suffering, we get to see , no matter who we might be.

If you have a collection of healing stones or crystals, the Full Moon is a perfect time to energize your stones. Like anything that you use regularly, your stones and crystals can use a good cleaning and clearing away of energy that is not useful to you. Gently wash your stones one at a time under water while saying "Releasing all negative energy back into the earth in a non-harmful way." Then place your stones in your windowsill or outside in the full moonlight for 3 full nights.

WILT thou suddenly enshroud thee,
Who this moment wert so nigh?
Heavy rising masses cloud thee,
Thou art hidden from mine eye.
Yet my sadness thou well knowest,
Gleaming sweetly as a star!
That I’m loved, ’tis thou that showest,
Though my loved one may be far.
Upward mount then! clearer, milder,
Robed in splendour far more bright!
Though my heart with grief throbs wilder,
Fraught with rapture is the night!

by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe


  1. I enjoyed her last night and was glad I did as I think clouds may hide her this evening. I am still laying out a new set of runes I just finished though to let her shine her energies on them. Hope you have a blessed Sunday Mary...

  2. Good afternoon Mary.
    Hope you have enjoyed your weekend and are rested up.
    It's a beautiful moon , for sure.

  3. This is very touching for me today Mary...
    Way down deep touching...I gazed at Herself a while last night and just silently communing with Her. I love her so....

    Thank You Mary, Thank You!

  4. Lovely...

    And who hasn't looked at the Lady Moon, and sent a kiss by her, to a far away loved one?

  5. Just was eyeballing tonight's moon and thought of you m/f. :0)