Hello Moon Mothers,
Cassie Schindler is gifting the Moon Mothers a 35% discount to the Wisdom Woman Weekend at Stillheart Institute, March 30th – April 1st.
Wisdom Woman Weekends provide a unique opportunity to “build your own retreat,” filled with just what you think you need to replenish your body, mind and soul. The venue, Stillheart Institute, is located in the mountains of Woodside, CA, and is an elegant and magical retreat destination.
Wisdom Woman Weekend retreats allow women to treat themselves to a variety of choices, including an ever-changing agenda of mini-workshops presented by gifted instructors, extra services (massage, energy work, etc.), nourishing food, and activities and entertainment that have been designed with total wellness in mind. Additionally, there are a number of amenities that make Stillheart the perfect location, including an indoor saline swimming pool, indoor hot tub, sauna, hiking trails and on-site labyrinth.
For more information about Stillheart here’s the link www.stillheart.org
For more details about the Wisdom Woman Weekend here’s the link www.thealternatepath.com/retreats.html
When you register with Cassie just tell her that you are a Moon Mother to receive the generous discount she is gifting to us.
It’s good to be a Moon Mother.
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.
Hello Moon Mothers,
“If one advances confidently in the direction of ones dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet success unexpected in common hours.”
Henry David Thoreau
The first full moon ceremony of 2012 will be dedicated to your pure potentiality and the infinite Goddess that resides in all women. We will be honored by a special guest Summer Simonton. She is a pioneer in the laws of attraction and international speaker. She will lead us in the power of “FutureSpeaking”. Bring your journal or writing tablet.
Our circle will gather at 4:30pm on monday January 9th, at the Studio 731 Main St. Half Moon Bay. Let me know if you need direction. I can be reached by cell phone 650-303-5515 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2012 will be the end of the world as we know it. Can’t wait to see what’s next.
Hello Moon Mothers,
Your letters will be mailed on the new moon. You should receive them on the second day of the new waxing moon.
Here’s one of my favorite letters given to me many years ago.
Letter to a Friend
I just had to write to tell you how much I love you and care for you. Yesterday, I saw you walking and laughing with your friends; I hoped that soon you’d want me to walk along with you, too. So I painted you a sunset to close your day and whispered a cool breeze to refresh you. I waited – you never called – I just kept on loving you.
As I watched you fall asleep last night, I wanted so much to touch you. I spilled moonlight onto your face – trickling down your cheeks as so many tears have. You didn’t even think of me; I wanted so much to comfort you.
The next day I exploded a brilliant sunrise into glorious morning for you. But you woke up late rushed off to work – you didn’t even notice. My sky became cloudy and my tears were rain.
I love you. Oh, if you’d only listen. I really love you. I try to say it in the quiet of the green meadow and in the blue sky. The wind whispers my love throughout the treetops and spills it into the vibrant colors of all the flowers. I shout it to you in the thunder of the great waterfalls and compose love songs for the birds to sing to you, I warm you with the clothing of my sunshine and perfume the air with natures sweet scents. My love for you is deeper than any ocean and greater than any need in your heart.
My Mother sends her love too.
Sincerely your friend The Infinite Goddess.
By way of artistic license I changed the salutation to the feminine.
Have a wonderful holiday.
We will meet again January 9th 2012
Here’s a link that explains the super moon lunar eclipse that will occur before dawn on the 10th.
Enjoy the magic that’s in the air.
Hope to see you next Saturday.
On this full moon we cast a circle in the Enchanted forest and magic happened. We wise Moon Mothers of Half Moon Bay put our heads together, felt the curvature of Mother Earth, occupied our heart, cleared our mind and became conduits of abundance. As the sun set, the moon rose and our youngest crone lead us in a prosperity meditation. Lakshmi enveloped our circle and strengthened our divine feminine spirits.
This attached link will take you to a very short video on facebook. www.facebook.com/Moonmothers?sk=wall
As the moon begins to wane, keep your spirit bright and enjoy the velvet night.
Majestic cypress trees silhouetted against the darkening sky, the sound of crashing waves and birds coming home for the night….a magical experience in a magical spot.
All the elements came together at the Full Moon Crone ceremony and it was rich, beautiful and magical. Below is a picture of the coronation ceremony.
Here’s some words from Amy, she was crowned at the ceremony.
What an exhilarating experience. I am still feeling the continued opening into my Cronehood. Many thanks to all who gave their love and support to make the ceremony possible.
I thought some more about why my guides would have me introduce all participating in the ceremony to Dragon Energy. In addition to the little introduction I gave, Dragon is, like Pele, a fire breather. Initially, one might think of the destructive nature of fire and the potential costs of using such power. On my walk today, however, I realized that what needs to be destroyed are our limited perceptions of ourselves and others. Dragon can help dissolve old limiting beliefs, guilt, shame and emotions that contribute to stagnant relationships. When you think of some situation which vexes you, use your “ha” dragon breath to destroy your mental image of the situation. You are not destroying anyone, only the image. Now the relationship, person or situation is free to be recreated based more on truth and present moment reality.
In gratitude for every moment.
Dragon Crone, Amy
I was given the honor of becoming a crone at a beautiful ceremony in a beautiful place overlooking the ocean. This was my first experience with this group of sisters as I live in Colorado and I was extremely pleased to see very close ties to the beliefs of my Native American ancestors. I want to thank all of the sisters for the honor they have bestowed on me.