The Moon Mothers arrived one by one, some by way of the South bridge, others from the North. The horizon was clad in a dramatic show, shooting beams of light graced the ocean with a shimmering reflective aura. Vibrating conch blow, rumbling ocean and grounding sage wrapped us in a deeply beautiful energy as we cast our circle. As we sang our traditional birthday chant, our voices rang up to the clouds, down came droplets of rain.
Through the portal and into the Dome sanctuary we quickly scurried into the warm, dry dome, laughing at the wonder of Her ways. It was a serendipitous moment. We were blessed with a unique opportunity to gather in this magnificent dome with enough light for Michael Power (Master builder photographer & owner of the sacred dome) to capture this wonderful image of our circle. Had it not been for the rain bringing us in, we’d have missed that very special opportunity.
As it would happen, the rain stopped just in time for us to gather again under the darkening sky. In return for our songs and birthday blessings, Elaine, Katherine, Holle and Susan graced us with beautiful gifts of songs, feathers, earth knowledge and light. We circled round a towering spire of stone holding a large bell and mallet. 12 Goddesses were called into our circle, each announced by a Moon Mother and for each the bell was struck to ring out in welcoming resonance.
Our ceremonial meditation brought us deep within. With clear chakras we focused on our pure potential and envisioned the spectacular year ahead, full of opportunity, empowerment, accomplishment and manifested dreams.
Upon returning our attention to the round room, we took to our journals to write our meditative thoughts and visions. Circle Speak was full of these words. By bringing to the surface our deepest truths, wishes and intentions in a loving, supportive circle of women, we gained new perspective and enhanced ability to confidently embrace 2016 as our highest, most authentic and actualized selves.
By Nicole Klimper
Thank you Erica Crawford for the wonderful photography.
We will gather again February 22, 2016 to honor Aphrodite. If you want to be added to our guest list please email firstname.lastname@example.org