When mother moon was completely unveiled and her strong subtle energy could be felt; she silently called us to gather in divine feminine circle. By way of modern ancient ritual, we intensified our Goddess particles to fully embody our divine feminine wholeness. In the stillness of winter, we dove deep, giving credence to our pure potential. We enlivened our sensuality by dedicating ceremony to Aphrodite, then we danced into spring embodying the spirit of Ostara. There were lots of belly laughs when we praised Maat. Kundalini serpent was awakened when we honored Ixchel. When we called upon the spirit of Sarawatti we created poems, stories and pictures. Connecting to mother earth and our fierceness we gathered in the Enchanted Forest to honor Artemis. In bold celebration of Freyja we released prayer lanterns at the beach, then returned to share hearth wisdom in order to honor Vesta. Our year culminated in the rites of passage Crone ceremony. Enjoy the slide show. We will gather again in a few weeks. Details coming soon. Sincerely, Tamara Trejo
Aphrodite … Goddess of Love and Beauty and Pleasure and Sensuality. What could be more brilliant in an intelligent and caring universe than having a feminine deity promoting, endorsing, blessing, even sanctifying self-indulgence?!
But wait … not so selfish. For every receiver of a healing, enriching, or beautifying gift, there is a giver. Thus the assembly of around 30 women at Villa Montara provided the perfect blend of givers and receivers. But here’s the magic … ALL were both givers and receivers. Not all in equal measures, but, as wise women, we were able to make sure that we did not have a binary system … no just providers/clients, no just staff/guests, no just Goddess.
The evening was organized such that those who wanted to serve were given both the opportunity and an exquisite environment in which to do so. Those who needed to receive were given free and unbridled opportunity to do so. No harm, no foul … if you need to be held in our arms, by Goddess, you will be held beyond your wildest dreams. Those who needed a forum in which to both demonstrate and promote their services were given free and unbridled opportunity to do so.
But wait again … our brilliant Moon Mothers of Half Moon Bay Goddess, Tamara Trejo, designed an exquisite activity that ultimately brought every woman back to a common and quite delicious place by the end of the evening. Each of us had an envelope with our name on the front. We carried these envelopes wherever we went and just sort of placed them somewhere near where we were sitting at any given time. We also carried small note pads and pencils. Each time we encountered an envelope, we wrote something down on a small note and slipped it into the envelope. Here’s the magic … what we were challenged to write was a word or two describing our experience of the other woman at the level of the 6th sense. Let me back up … I’ll get back to this.
Sensuality … sight, smell, taste, sound, touch, and then the 6th sense. It boggles my mind to think of how any evening could have better titillated our senses. The minute we walked through the gate to the Villa Montara property, we were bathed in, without a doubt, the most exquisite beauty imaginable … the dramatic Northern California coast, an architectural wonder, and stunning natural relics. The smell of the ocean was electrifying … clean and cold and healthy. The taste was sated with carefully selected treats and beverages … sweet, salty, savory. Sound … oh sweet sound! The ambient sound of the waves breaking against the rocks at the base of the property. The sweet sound of the gentle winds. The sound of the crunch of the rocks below our feet and the oddly spongy grass.
We were also blessed with the stunningly perfect song from Leah than processed us from our opening circle to our den of indulgence … Thank you, Leah … I love you!
Touch, touch, touch … what can I say? I am home now and writing this BLOG. I have a Henna design on my left hand. I have BLING! in my hair. My arms have been massaged by one of the best hand therapists in the field (Nancy Petty!). I have had a Tarot reading.
I have been touched. I am SO touched!
Now … back to that 6th sense thing. I have to admit that I am at a loss for words on this right now. I really believe (I KNOW) that I am HIGHLY intuitive, but I am struggling to find the link between intuition and 6th sense. I am glad to have had this challenge.
This was a transformational experience for me. I can’t wait for the next Full Moon experience!
All my love to all MMOHMB! (Moon Mothers of Half Moon Bay)
Thank you Chrisianna for the wonderful words and for sponsoring the magical venue. Below are a few more pictures from our lovely Aphrodite gathering.
You’re invited to the full moon ceremony.
Monday Feb. 25th 5:30pm Bamboo Salon 799 Main St Half Moon Bay. (park behind salon and come in back door)
Dedicated to the Goddess Aphrodite.
We will nurture self love in our sensuous souls, by the way of
Reiki, Cranial Sacral, Henna Tattoos,
Hand message, Goddess Make-up, skin care,
Hair adornments and much more.
Please bring a Post-it tablet or similar. Also a pillow to sit on during circle time.
Suggest token of appreciation 15 to 40 dollars.
Please let me know if you will attend. Tammy’s cell # 650-303-5515
The second full moon ceremony of 2012 proved to be a beautiful adventure into the world of Aphrodite, Goddess of Beauty and Sensuality. I could feel the energy shift immediately after calling in the 7 directions and I knew I was in for a treat. Kudos to Annette for blowing the conch with gusto for the very first time.
The expanding circle enjoyed a scene from the movie The Mists of Avalon showing how Morgane, sister of King Arthur, gathered her divine feminine powers growing up in the underground city of ancient Avalon. It left us wanting to get together soon to see the movie in its entirety, and made us entertain the possibility of acquiring and using more of our own feminine mystique.
Under the winter moon, we made up epithets and spirit nick names for each other and collected them in an envelope like they were secret valentines. Everyone delighted in their sister-given names and I am sure some of them will stick.
The theme for the circle speak was how do we experience our own sensuality and circle sisters shared their most intimate ways to get in touch with their inner Aphrodite.
A baggie of feminine gifts from Lisa Forward were much appreciated and designed to help us decorate ourselves as Goddess and to remember to honor our gift of femininity and feminine intuition.
After closing the circle, sisters were invited to indulge in some beautification with hair bling and henna tattoos.
Gratitude to Tammy, our fearless goddess leader, for making the ceremony flow like a lotus flower at midnight… under the full moon.
Hope to see you next wednesday afternoon.
Hands on Healing Circle next wednesday Feb. 15th to experience and play with your divine feminine powers for healing and rejuvenation.
On this mid-winter full moon we will honor the Goddess Aphrodite.
Aphrodite resides in all women and in this circle we will call her forth.