Blog changes

In an effort to get this blog back on track I have simplified it, deleted some of the attached one-topic blogs
and focused on Sabbats and Esbats, which was the original intent.
Other writings will be in 'stumbling upon the path of the goddess'
and the Borrowed Book of Charms is still active.
Links in the right hand column.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Moon

Observing the phases of the moon, calling on deities associated with phases of the moon, honoring the goddess during the full and dark moons are not new practices or limited to neo pagans.

The moon has been associated with deity or with the cycles of life for as far back as we find evidence of humans.
Some cultures actually worshiped the moon itself. More modern pagans associate the moon with goddess and use the phases of the moon to honor her and perform rituals.

The moon is the ultimate symbol of the ebb and flow of life. She waxes and wanes and affects this planet that we live on. We feel the response of the planet and respond in kind. We can't help it, it is physical, it is our connection to the universe.

On another level the moon is the symbol of the constant changes in our lives, of death and rebirth, of the ups and downs of daily living, of the cycles of the seasons. Few people are left unmoved by a brilliant full moon, the size and color of a harvest moon or the haunting shadow of a new moon. Our response is primal and we should enjoy it. Our responses to natural phenomenon, understood or not, is why there is a growing re-awakening of spirit, sometimes called by the name of Pagan.


  1. indeed- something about a full moon..

  2. Beautiful! I love the moon in all forms. It is true that we all love to see a big shining full moon. =]

  3. Yes, ebb and flow. I love that pic too.



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