Our journey in this lunar cycle has brought us today to the full moon. And one of the names given to this moon is Full Crow Moon. Combine two beloved-to-me things – the moon and crows – and you know this is a time of celebration.
This full moon also feels like it’s a gateway into the very powerful building energies of the upcoming equinox.
I feel like I’m being asked to reorient to everything differently. To loosen my grip on patterns and pathways that I’ve worn into comfortable predictability. To come to each day, and each moment in that day without an agenda. That I’m being asked to turn my face to the sun and receive the gifts of this life; and then turn my sleeping heart to the moon and receive her blessing reminding me I am part of more than this earth as well. I leave myself touchstones on my altars so as I wander through my rooms I can hold them – the feather, the stone, the snippet of poetry. Messages as reminders, as comforts, as expressions of the beauty I have invoked as a companion on my travels here.
But there’s an expansiveness I’m feeling that’s new to me and I not sure I quite have my steady legs yet. However the door is open, we’re being ushered in and there’s no turning back. I’m excited to see what magic unfolds and what I’ll be inspired to create for myself.
I’ve always adored the Crow Girl characters created (or is it, simply immortalized?) by Charles de Lint, and so I’ll be calling forth some of that delightful energy as I navigate the rest of this lunar cycle and into Spring. And you can bet I’ll be listening to MaryAnn Harris’ Crow Girls. You can hear a clip here.
Are you feeling the bigness of this moon? The pull of the upcoming equinox? The cawing of the crows celebrating? Feeling like you want to dress in black and flap your wings? Do tell – you know I love to hear.