the Moon this morning. . . .
The Full Moon woke me this morning. . .shining directly through my window. . .up and out to relish her magnificence. Setting in the West, her big golden white ball. .. ready to make its descent.. . .below the horizon. In the East, Venus, gorgeous as ever. . .Jupiter sitting with Aldebaran. . .last minutes of darkness before the Sun shnes his brilliance.
I sat with the Full Moon last night beside a crackling warm fire. . .the air thick with magick. It was Imbolc, an Ancient Celtic festival. . .heralding the arrival of Spring. . .and honouring Brighid. It’s the mid-point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. The old communities more in tune with the Land, the Sun and the Moon. . .and their cycles. . .celebrated and gave thanks for all that was given. We’ve lost touch with this Energy. . .as we’ve removed ourself more and more from the natural world and her very real magick.
Everything is Energy. . .energy can be felt, seen and experienced. The energy last night. . . just as the Sun was beginning to set and with the Full Moon already in the sky. . . was thick and palpable. I was tired after two days in the garden, first for a while. . .what with all that heavy energy in July. . .just wanted to stay snuggled in the house. . .as if I was escaping it there!! I was collecting wood to start the fire in the house. . .I stopped for a minute to watch the incredible beauty happening around me. . .and that was it. . .I connected to the energy. . . it was strong and penetrating.
I felt a natural pull to the energy that was occurring. . .Imbolc is known as a time of letting go. . .and making new intentions. Still with my garden gloves on. . .I collected the bits and pieces needed for my little ritual. I’ve found that ritual is a great way to create strong and direct focus. I wasn’t expecting to do this. . .but the feeling was too strong to ignore.
As the Sun melted below the two sacred mountains. . . that watch over and protect me day after day. . . .and the Full Moon simply radiated the most incredible energy. . . I lit my candle and held my beautiful staff. . . .I sat and absorbed the energy that was being given. I let go of all the things that I no longer needed. . .and intended the things that I wish to sprout with the powerful Spring energy.
I had visions, I received messages. . I saw beyond the physical. . .I felt the magick that was happening all around me. I felt incredible grateful for the experience.
You see, I don’t expect these things. . .I’m pretty practical on one level. . .yes I see beauty all around. . .but I don’t live in a fantasy world. . .my feet are firmly on the ground. . .my hands mostly in the soil. But it’s this ‘feeling’ sense I have, that reveals all kinds of things to me. . .and sometimes I ‘see’ things. . .that some might say aren’t there. . .I’ve just learnt to accept things I cannot explain. . .it’s easier that way. And I guess just be careful who I say what to. . .best not tell the Doctor that I hear voices and see things. . .that may not be in my best interest!!
Well, anyway. . .so.o.o.o nice August is here. . . I feel myself again. . .July was a real doozy. . .don’t know if you felt it. . .it was so heavy and boy, so thick with. . . .hard to explain, but it felt like everything was being reconstructed, on so many levles. . .almost like I was on the operating table. But now, thank god. . .the energy has subsided. . .back in the garden. . .back to writing.
There’s so much more than we see with our eyes. . .so much more happening below the surface of things. . .it’s both a blessing and a challenge, at times. to feel and see these things. . . but we were all made perfectly. . .so just have to get on with being me. . . each one of us perfectly made to contribute to the whole.
So lets all celebrate. . .we’ve been through a huge amount of ‘stuff’. . . whether you felt it or not. . .it did occur. . .and what a perfect time to celebrate. . . a Full Moon in Aquarius. . .it has some really lovely energy. Whooo. . .so good to be back. . .albietly reconstructed.
this was Venus this morning. . . .
oodles of love
magick, love and healing