Today’s Reverb15 prompt from Kat McNally is:
”When was the last time you stopped to look up at the moon? What did she have to say to you?”
I’m definitely a devoted follower of Mama Moon. Working within the container of lunar rhythms and cycles is one of the richest practices I delight in.
I pay attention to what phase she’s in, and what sign of the zodiac she’s passing through; and this year I’ve begun deepening my work with and my understanding of her passage through the 28 lunar mansions each month.
She always has something to tell me, and I do my best to talk with her daily.
For many devotees it’s customary to blow a kiss to the moon when first spotting her, and I’ve always been charmed by that practice. And I certainly recite an adapted greeting “I see the moon and the moon sees me. I love the moon and the moon loves me. I bless the moon and the moon blesses me.”
The moon is magical. She waxes and she wanes. She pulls the tides both in the oceans and in our own beautiful body vessels, whether we think of that as physical or etheric. She’s poetry. She practical. She’s deeply feminine. And she always invites us to reflect.
I love the moon so much, I have a number of them around my house. Earlier this week, as I looked up from something I was working on, I saw tiny little rainbows reflected on the wall. They just happened to be surrounding my glass full moon. It made me laugh – it’s not often the moon gets to experience rainbows.
But even as I talk to the moon, and listen to what she has to say to me, I always think about what Rumi wrote:
“At night, I open the window and ask the moon to come and press its face against mine.
Breathe into me.
Close the language-door and open the love-window.
The moon won’t use the door, only the window.”
I think the world would be such a better place if we all opened the love-window. Don’t you?
I’m hoping to offer an online course next year, wherein we’ll explore some of the magic La Luna invites us to dance with. I do hope you’ll consider joining me.
Do you talk to the moon? Pay attention to lunar cycles? Talk moonlight walks? Do tell – you know I love to hear. And do pop over and take a look at how others have responded to this prompt.