When I first started gathering women together under the Full Moon all I knew was that I was craving sisterhood and that somehow we were able to tap into an unseen energy and make magic if we came together when the Moon was full.
I made a lot of magic happen creating Full Moon dreamboards and I learned to recognize my intuition through that process, but I didn’t yet really understand the connection I had to the Moon, the connection that all women have with the Moon, which is ancient and our birth right.
As time goes on, I continue to study and learn (I’m creating a Goddess book club so we can explore together in the New Year) about the Divine Feminine, the Goddess and goddess archetypes. What I’m coming to understand is that women have a rich and ancient history with the Goddess, which existed long before there was a singular, patriarchal ‘God’. As it turns out there is a wealth of archeological data and many, many wonderful books written about the ancient history of our matrifocal heritage.
It seems that humans have been seeking connection to Spirit for as long as we’ve existed and that the Goddess played a major role in our understanding of our connection to the natural world and the cosmos.
So ancient is the reverence for the feminine that it even predates modern humans. The oldest known figurine of a woman is from 250,000 to 800,000 years ago, it was carved by a hominid tribe that walked our Mother Earth prior to the Neanderthals.
The Moon, the Goddess, and a reverence for women lasted many epochs, although this is not something that is openly discussed or taught in our modern patriarchal world where we’re lead to believe that there has never been another way in which people lived.
Over the years I have been blessed to gather a tribe, my sacred sisterhood, and I create opportunities to come together in a sacred way whenever the possibility arises. One of my great joys is hosting Moon Lodge on the Full Moon, another is joining a friends New Moon circle. I have also enjoyed creating sacred ceremonies and ritual for just my daughter and me.
The time has come to reclaim our ancient heritage, to gather together and celebrate one another, to lift each other up in loving support. We will sit under the Moon and weave powerful magic. I’m looking forward to gathering with my ladies next week!
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On another note I have FINALLY finished the Art of Sacred Living Magical Planner, which I will be posting this Sunday right here for you to download and print out. It’s my gift to you.
Every December, I spend time (which feels really nurturing in the madness of the holiday season) reviewing and reflecting on the intentions and goals I set at the beginning of the year, as the New Year rolls in I plan out the year to come. This practice has helped me live with sacred intention and enabled me to create a life I truly love living.
It is my hope that you will enjoy this practice as much as I do.