Ah, the Moon, the mysterious Moon…always changing, always cycling in and out of its many phases of light and dark, of beginnings and endings, all the while pulling the entirety of the Earth’s oceans along with it. Pretty powerful stuff! With July’s Full Moon rising in just a few hours, I thought I might share with you some of my thoughts on yesterday’s Tarot Moon Challenge--
"I too see the Moon as a symbol of feminine spirituality and feminine cycles, our fear of the Moon rising out of a culture that has long worked to deny the mystery and the power of the feminine, painting it with a face of subservience, weakness, and, at times, even evil. For me, the howling wolves on this card represent the mournful repression of the feminine—an ache that comes from the very depth of each woman's soul and her longing to have her power returned to her. The ancient creature we see rising out of the sea near the bottom of the card emerges with a hard outer shell and pincers—signifying a woman’s need to protect herself from the dangers she will encounter as she makes her way across a dry (emotionless) land. A difficult journey indeed!"
both symbols of
powerful feminine energy--
the wisdom of the
Wise Woman Crone.
As I look at these cards, I have to ask myself, what am I cycling out of at this time in my life? What am I cycling into?
Only time will tell.
Here in NY, the Full Moon for July comes at 12:06 am on Sunday, the 9th. Anyone want to come out and howl with me??