Everybody has a little bit of the sun and moon in them. Everybody has a little bit of man, woman, and animal in them. Dark and light in them. Everyone is part of a connected cosmic system. Part earth and sea, wind and fire, with some salt and dust swimming in them. We have a universe within ourselves that mimics the universe outside. None of us are just black or white, or never wrong and always right. No one. No one exists without these polarities. Everybody has good and bad forces working with them, against them, and within them.
This is the same with the Moon. The Moon is darkness and light. She is birth and rebirth. She is the duality that we hold within ourselves as women.
I like to think of the Moon as a loyal companion. She is always in the sky. She never leaves even if we do not see her. She is always there, steadfast, watching, knowing us in our light and dark moments and changing forever just as we do. Every day she is a different version of herself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human. Sometimes uncertain; at times alone; cratered by imperfections.
Since working with the Moon for over 10 years, she has become my compass for inner power and reflection; it is with the awareness of her influence on us, on our emotions, flavoured by her astrological passages, that I invite her guidance.
The character of our dear Moon Mother is highlighted with each of her phases – each phase allowing connection with a different energy within her cycle. She begins invisible in the sky, hiding as the Dark Moon overshadowed by the Sun that is conjunct to her at this time, making her invisible. She then begins to grow, waxing and moving away from the sun to form the First Quarter where she is 90 degrees from the Sun and appearing half illuminated in the sky. Daily, she continues to grow in size, slivers of her becoming more visible until she is in the full bloom of the Full Moon, exactly opposite the Sun in the Sky and she is in the spotlight. But she knows not to remain there forever and begins her waning course shrinking in size. We meet her in the Last Quarter, again half illuminated, to then watch her disappear into the darkness once more.
Each day that passes she is a different version of herself. The moon constantly changes, gently teaching us that change is not something to fear but rather to embrace. As she grows, she invites in new energy and opportunities. As she wanes and moves into darkness, she releases her shadows. Connecting with your inner moon goddess allows for deep transformation and creation through the moon cycle.
By meeting the moon and her phases in this way, we allow ourselves to feel her energy coursing through us.
We are going to the moon that is not very far. Man has so much farther to go within himself.
― Anaïs Nin