Why do we gather on the Full Moon?

When Mother Moon, moves from the shadow of Mother Earth and is fully illuminated in her brilliance; We gather in darkness to connect to her light. It’s a reminder of who we are as women. We are the keepers of an ancient tradition, passed down to us by our ancestral grandmothers. We are the bridge to the Divine Feminine. We are the chain-links that connects history to the present. We are the chain-links that connects to the women of the future. We are the wisdom keepers. We are the Warriors. We are the protectors of the weak. We are the Peace Makers. We are the healers. We are the keepers and creators of ritual. We are the keepers of universal rhythm.

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To soften our steps.

To fuel our fierceness.

To Strengthen our voice.

To heighten all senses.

To celebrate the seasons.

To connect with Mother Earth.

To Share wisdom.

To live abundance.

To be bold.

To create.

To lighten our heart.

To beat the drum.

To dance our light.

This is why we gather…

 

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Strive to be happy.

Sincerely,

Tamara Trejo

 

Gifts of Ostara, Goddess of Spring

Ostara, arrives about the same time every year; bringing her gifts of, light, warmth and energy.

Her spirit is felt by the tiniest seeds, and most plump bulbs. She calls for them to anchor down roots and sprout up, to show their beauty. The deciduous trees begin to grow their new leaves to dress for her season. Birds prepare for her arrival by laying eggs of every color.

Ostara, is the Germanic/Celtic Goddess of spring. The Babylonians named her Ishtar, pronounced Easter.

SHE is the Goddess of rebirth, renewed energy, blossoms and manifestations.

Her warming spirit melts the snow, creating powerful waterfall symphonies.

She perfumes the air with the sweet scent of all the spring flowers.

She paints the sky with luminous pastel rainbows.

She brings vitality to every blade of new spring-green grass, every tulip, daffodil and newly born bunny rabbit.

She infuses us all with enthusiasm to manifest our germinating dreams.

Upon her arrival all of life awakens in renewed magnificence.

These are the gifts of our Goddess Ostara.

On the last full moon of winter, we donned fresh flowers in our hair to begin our ceremony.  In the Redwood tree circle we rooted down and sprouted up in a flowing dance, to embody the spirit of Ostara.  We were both the Goddess and the seed, creating warmth and blossoming into brilliance.

Satiated by our sacred dance, we walked silently to the lodge and began to draw and write of our budding aspirations; giving energy and voice to our personal vision.

In closing, we bathed in the light of the last full moon of winter.

Goodbye dark Winter…  Hello light Spring…

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Tamara Trejo

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You’re invited 
Full Moon Ceremony

Friday, February 10th. 5pm
Stillpath Retreat Center

16350 Skyline Blvd. Woodside, CA 94062

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January 2017 Goddess Circles

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Two Gatherings January 2017
Full Moon, Thursday, January 12th
Vision Board, Saturday, January 21st

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last full moon of 2016

On this last full moon of 2016, our nomadic tribe gathered at Mary’s secret club house to honor the women who chose to be born in December. Our ceremony was dedicated to Saraswati; Hindu Goddess of art and intellect.

Wet misty air, moistened our skin and hair, as we burned Palo Santo sticks to clear our auras and invoke our inner Saraswati.  We encircled Kellie, Elaine and Ginni (the birthday babies) with a loving chant and pithy spoken blessings.  They reciprocated with gifts from mother earth and acappella song.

As the wet air turned into sprinkling rain, we retreated to the cozy club house.  Our focus was to embody the spirit of Saraswati, deepen our concentration and create.  In quiet meditation, we called upon our muse, opened to our creative genius and stepped into the flow of creation. Then, without words, our creative expressions began. Some picked up pen and paper to write poetry and song, but most, silently gathered around the art table to paint on tiny wooden canvases.  The only sound was soft background music, every woman was in her own creative world.

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sarasiwatti01When we regrouped for circle speak it was amazing to see a common thread in the individual creations. Images of trees and glittering skies, words of growth and reflection, circles, spirals and moons, seemed to show up again and again. Was it coincidence, divine inspiration or Saraswati at work?  Maybe all three, or maybe its just that, we are a circle of like minded women.

To close our ceremony, we stood, arms around each other in a close circle, and sang In a circle of women, by Jan Phillps.

Please honor this natural dream time of the year, with spacious rest and slowness.  May you find great inspiration in your dreams.

Sincerely,

Tamara Trejo

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New Year Vision Board Circle,  Saturday, January 21st,  details coming soon.

Light of Lakshmi

Once our circle was cast, we paused to watch the setting sun melt into the sea.  The final light of the sun miraculously flashed green.lakshmi04  Shouts of joy and astonishment set the tone for our divine feminine circle.  On this rare super moon we gathered at the private, bluff top home of Michelle Pettigrew.

Our ceremony was dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi, Goddess of abundance and shining brilliance.  We all needed some light after the darkness of last week.  Taking a respite from our mourning we reignited the light in each other and kindled our own inner light.

Around the ceremonial fire we were tethered to each other as a mirror of light.  Without fear of being deemed conceited, each woman spoke of her brilliance.

Like a slow moving lava flow we moved inside to get cozy and be soothed by Leah’s powerful voice as she sang, I am Light, by India Arie.

Is this ceremony enough to keep our spirit shining bright for more than a night?  As the moon wanes and the darkness of this time returns, check your mail box.  The light expression letters will be mailed when the moon has vanished from the sky.  One thing we know for sure, Mother moon will slowly return to her full brilliance and so will we.

’til we meet again, keep shining.

Thank you Erica Crawford for your excellent photography.

Sincerely,

Tamara Trejo

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Orange full Moon

This October, the full moon occurred on Half Moon Bay’s Pumpkin Festival weekend.  Good time for me to get out-of-town and hold circle elsewhere.  My dear friend Jewls, invited me to facilitate a full moon ceremony and SoulCollage® circle at her home in Orange, (Southern California).  Thank you Jewl’s for hosting me, and gathering the women in your warm and sensual home.jewls01Our time was very rich with communion, Divine Feminine spirit, ritual and creativity.

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Jean Shined Bolden, M.D. writes in her book,  Moving Towards the Millionth Circle, Energizing the Global Women’s movement:  “Moving toward the millionth circle is about heart-centered activism and women’s circle with a heart center.  The metaphoric millionth circle is the tipping point into a post-patriarchal ear, based on the premise that when a critical number of people change their perceptions and behavior, a new era can begin”. 

As I reflect on the Southern California Goddess circle, I feel that I did my part to inspire one more feminine circle that will grow stronger and bring women closer to the tipping point of ushering in this new era of the matriarch.

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Thank you ladies of Orange, for showing up so brightly.  Best wishes on continuing to gather in circle, and honor your Divine Feminine spirit.  You are all welcome to visit the Half Moon Bay Moon Mothers full moon ceremony anytime.

The Goddess Festival at herchurch, San Francisco, begins 11-11-2016.     www.herchurch.org         festival schedule

We Moon Mothers of Half Moon Bay, will gather again Monday, November 14th.,  details coming soon.

Enjoy these extending hours of night-time.

Sincerely,

Tamara Trejo

Tamara Trejo