The Full MOON on Saturday is in Aries. Aries is a Fire Sign of the Initiator and for sure, there is a lot being Activated within each of us and as a collective.
There’s so much that I have been wanting to share through my writing with you and our community of women RISING (tools, practices, insights) and yet, with a full-on-active, engaged-with-life 7 1/2 month old and showing up to be the kind of Mother I have always envisioned, I have very little quiet time to go as deep as I desire in my writing.
I want to speak OUT.
To say that I am OUTRAGED with what is happening at Standing Rock and the pursuit of money over people and the preservation of Mother Earth.
To say that I am disgusted with the blatant misuse of power happening all over the world and that most often affects minorities, those undereducated, and those with less resources.
To say that I have checked myself out of much of the political game happening right now as the two people we are choosing between are truly not my choice.
To say that my WARRIOR and LOVER are feeling the ache of my heart knowing that our culture still condones violence against women… and that women are still being violating as an epidemic.
To say that I can not believe the state of Mother Earth is not at the forefront of lawmakers’ lists.
To say that I am DONE blaming the patriarchy as all this does is creates more separation and misunderstanding.
All these words are swirling in my being. Waiting for the time and space to come forward in a way that feels congruent with my heart and Soul.
For now, I nestle into my rage. My ache. My disillusion.
We all have the capacity to communicate with Nature. It is just that we haven’t been taught to understand the language of Nature AND Trust the process of this type of communication. For most of us, when we engage in more mystical arts, we second guess ourselves and question if what we are hearing, sensing or feeling is actually true and/or valid.
At this time on the planet, with so much fear and devastation happening to people and the Earth, it is incredibly important to reconnect with Nature…. to return to her seasons, her elements, her plant medicines. Mother Earth has so much to teach us about simplicity, presence, compassion, interconnectedness, nourishment, healing and love.
Communicating with a plant or a tree can bring deep insight and gifts that can alter the present state of your life. When you relate with and to Nature, you are offered tremendous gifts – gifts that might heal your “wounded” story, remind you of your beauty and wisdom, nudge you towards your desires, or heal physical health issues.
You just need to put your mind on pause and have faith that what you are experiencing is real.
This is an invitation to dive even more deeply into your pains and wounds that have manifested inside your mind and body since childhood. This means that you will be given the opportunity to FEEL the depths of your shadows and heartaches. This can be tricky for women because we have learned many different ways to “check out” and move away from our uncomfortable feelings.
We drink. Do drugs. Food Binge. Watch movies. Shop. Give away our bodies and our power.
Has this been your experience at times too?
We literally have learned to leave our bodies. To do anything but feel pain or discomfort.
In fact, when we feel pain, we get angrier. We get agitated. We get overwhelmed. I call these the modern woman’s emotional trifecta.
We feel all this agitation within because we are avoiding what is ready to be revealed.
So, I offer these Flower Essences to be used to help you navigate this Full Moon Eclipse Portal. To help you stay connected to your feelings while creating a container of safety within.
According to one of my teachers, this is a MUST-SEE MOON in the sky. So, before you read further, remind yourself to go out tomorrow night (or tonight) and revel in the brightness and beauty of this Full Moon.
This Full Moon in Pisces is illuminating some HUGE questions for you.
“How do I live into my individual potential while also offering gifts to the healing of the Earth and Humanity?”
“How do I live the Mystic path while still living in the day to day world?”
Pretty big right? And so important as the world is in major flux right now and we are being shown that in order for shifts to occur, we must release old paradigm ways of thinking and living (I am alone, my work doesn’t matter, I’m only out for my own success, money is proof of my worth, etc). What is present right now is living in a way that offers beauty, love, and service back in the world. Merging our desires with social justice, environmental conservation, human rights (lets end sex trafficking!!!!), and peace.
This morning as I woke up and had a moment to myself before Ocean opened his sweet blue eyes, I thought of this amazing Woman Rising community and how much I love you and all that you are striving to create in your life.
I know that I have been a bit quieter over the past 4 1/2 months as I have devoted more time to being with my son… AND I want you to also know that I have thought of you and in my hazy, sleep-deprived states, marveled at the power of Woman and the courage we each must embody whether we are Mothers, Daughters, Lovers, Sisters as we are each living Revolutionary lives.
I have wept knowing that we are all tied together in this beautiful weaving, whether we have met in real life, had an email chat, or have watched one another quietly on the sidelines of the internet.
I have been humbled by this Journey into Motherhood. Emotionally, physically, and spiritually… and in the most delightful and surprising ways.
I have been in awe at the power and immensity of LOVE.
I have been radically transformed.
And I really feel like I am just coming up for air after the immersion of the first 4 months of Motherhood.
I say all this to say that truly we are each on profound journeys.
We each have moments that bring up resistance to any kind of inner growth.
We each have moments where we forget that acceptance is key to letting love grow us.
We each carry treasures that are the most exquisite parts of who we are.
And we each have the choice of embodying our light and amplifying it out into the world.
On Saturday, May 21st, we celebrate the Full Moon in Sagittarius. The time we aim our arrows at what we desire.
As women, we are inherently connected to the Moon and her rhythms. She moves through us and we reflect her medicine and gifts as she grows and wanes each month. We feel the shadowy, inner depths of our emotions when she is in her dark or New Moon phase and we shine our radiance when she is illuminating in her full glory during the Full Moon.
It is incredibly important that we remember that these same rhythms that exist outside of us are traversing through our body and mind as well in every moment of our very full and busy days. This helps us when we are navigating times we feel messy or beautiful, creative or inward, sexy or tender. It helps us to know that there are greater energies at play that once understood, can actually enhance our lives tremendously.
Because of all that we energetically, emotionally, and physically hold, most of us are seeking rituals to connect us back to Nature and help us to find our inner Truths, Wisdom, and sense of Wholeness as a daily personal growth practice. With the Moon as our Muse, Witness, and Teacher, we can find our way back to ourselves.
So, what I would love to offer is a Full Moon Ritual. The Full Moon is in Sagittarius which is ruled by Jupiter. Jupiter activates our big visions and lots of power. It is the planet of expansion.
Our theme for this Moon is Sacred Motherhood.
The Native Americans called this Moon the Mother’s Moon because it brings nurturing.
As we know, Motherhood is about LOVE. It is about NURTURANCE. SUSTENANCE.
Whether you are a Mama to a child, you carry the coding of Motherhood as you have the ability to birth forward anything you imagine.
So, we get to look at these themes in our own life and our offerings in our homes and communities.