Drawing Down the Moon

“Hear ye the words of the Great Goddess, who was of old called…”

Its nearing that time again! That’s right, we’re a few days from the full moon, and my heart is already calling out to the energy that has always spoken to me. Strangely enough, I’m pulled to the sun and the dark moon more often than the full moon, but even I recognize the power of the Charge in relation to my craft and path.

So, let’s say you’re like me – in a city, or unable to get in a safe spot for your moonlight reverie. What can you do to get the connection you deserve?

  1. Take a moonlight walk. The time will give you ample reason for meditation, and there’s nothing like the happiness that fills you (or me, at least), when I convene with the gods like that.
  2. Have some naked meditation. Outside or not, being somewhere private – like a bathtub, for example – where you can commune with the Goddess is something that can be valued. It is said in the charge, “Gather whenever ye have need, and better it be when the moon is full…and to be truly free, ye shall be naked in thy rites…” these things should, in the ideal world, be concurrent. But if you live in the middle of the suburbs with nosy neighbors, I’m sure the Goddess will take a compromise.
  3. Explore your creative outlets. The goddess IS creativity. Write a song, or a poem, or a story. Start a project. Learn something new. Draw, paint – it doesn’t really matter. You may find, that with your heart turned towards celebration, what you create will be memorable.

Well, in the true tradition of the Goddess, I think three examples is plenty for now. Stay tuned for the next full moon!

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