I, as everyone else, have been reading many articles and posts on Friday’s Full Thunder Blood Moon that is coming with a total eclipse of the heart. We expect lots of intense change and there are predictions of much negativity afoot. As I read, I remembered that at some point I had decided to be one on this planet who views the glass half full and then some. The opposite of total negativity is that we see the coming times in a most positive light and that this is an opportunity to embrace change. No matter what your sign, baby! Lovely, isn’t it?
There is talk of what’s been hidden coming to light and we all need to watch out. I look at this all in a different light. I see it under the soft light of Grandmother Moon. I often have the opportunity to feel empathy for the many I connect with who become paralyzed with the thought of working with their shadowed sides. The fear of the darkness within us is just that- fear. Most of us have already lived through great darkness and while we don’t want to recreate those painful times, we can allow them to merge with the light by engaging in healing practices.
The dark that merges with the light creates balance. The moon that I know is kind and gentle. She only wants what’s best for us. She comforts us and lights our paths in the darkness of the night. The moon doesn’t disappear when there is an eclipse. She is there and can still light our way in the dark if only we’d let her. The ways of mystery are often created in the dark. We may ask ourselves, what have I forgotten or have chosen to forget about myself? Have I forgotten that I am resilient and strong and on the beauty road? Have I forgotten how loved I am? Have I forgotten that magic is often made at night. The night belongs to the Feminine. It is the time of intuition, compassion, and healing.
In the Orisha Tradition, when we hear the sound of thunder, we call to the Orisha, Changó. Kabio Sile! We give thanks and listen for the sound of the drum that resonates with the beating of our hearts. We listen to the call to stand tall and be in charge of our lives knowing that the charge from thunder and lightning brings electricity and light to our lives. This time of year the paradoxical forces of the Full Thunder Moon will bring the intensity that is predicted, but it can be one of balance, if only we’d allow it.
I invite you to engage in a ritual during this powerful spiritual time. Going out on the earth is wonderful but focusing on the images in your kitchen, living room, or indoor sacred space works just as well. Stand on the Earth, dig your toes in. Call to Grandmother Moon and ask for what has been hidden to show itself not only in the dark of the night but in the light of the day. Know that you will receive only what you can handle for growth and transformation. Pray for balance. Give thanks for all you have and all you’ve learned in these times of chaos and strength building. Remember that you are not alone and only one among many who dance under the night sky filled with billions of light points. Reach out to find yours and it will connect with you. Allow those filaments of light connect under the earth with like-minded people who also want to dance the dance of healing, love, and balance on this Earth at this time.
All is made beautiful.