I was born a moon child…after midnight but before dawn on a cool, windy, September full moon. Since then, the moon has been my beloved companion & my soul’s sweet sidekick. It is my touchstone and my north star. It is my mentor and my muse.
I am from a long line of healer/poet/storyteller/sages. Women who gather in circles around fires. Women who drum and dance and howl at the moon. Women who brew up mischief and merriment. Women who create. Women who cahoot. Women who defy.
I have had deep connections with wise and holy souls all my life and been deeply honored to be trained by them in the ways and wisdoms of the ancient ones–(which promoted me to get degrees in archaeology and eventually meet my Sweetheart on an archaeological dig–but that’s another story…)
So, let it be said, I share much kinship with the crones of my various tribes. I am drawn deeply into my soul by the full moon. I am pulled into high tides of creative energy & spiritual passion by the full moon. A hundred of my life’s peak experiences have been related to the full moon. I practice full-moon rituals and celebrations and use it as a monthly opportunity to release and recalibrate. The full moon is my consort and my illuminated path.
Just so you know, I’m no ne’er-do-well, fly-by-night, casual observer of the moon.
Moondance by Van Morrison is my favorite song for gosh sakes!
My grandfather built an amazing celestial observatory in his back yard and I remember being absolutely enthralled by the moon’s pocked, polished surface and its suffused pearly gray light. I keenly remember the moment I realized what a tiny speck I was in the vast galaxy and how petty my tiny problems were in the realm of the greater universe.
The full moon has always lured me out to gaze up in awe & wonder. I remember a hundred places around the world where I have been to greet the moon and be calmed by its luminous glow. My dear friend Mariah from Maine and I have connected across the ether that separates us every full moon for 40 years.
I love the hugeness of the moon as it lifts itself up over the mountains, spreading its glow over the landscape but I’ve always been intrigued by that very mysterious dark side of the moon that never shows its face to us on earth. I imagined as a child that there was a magical realm on that dark side–free of war and hatred, full of flowers and music…and maybe I still believe that.
This magical Super Blue Blood Moon is highly charged with creative energy and a big “kick in the pants” boost to any grand dreams we have been incubating. It is a time for reflection and deep connection. It is a time for allowing both the dark and the light into our hearts in a way that allows us to stand in the lovely gray of things and not the black & white.
Watching the full moon rise with someone you care for is one of life’s great treasures…and I remember so many beautiful, loving faces of friends and loved ones in the luminous glow of moon and firelight.
So in these perilous and fraught times, in the midst of the chaos and heart-ache that is our present world, please take a moment to go outside and bask in the full moon light. Lift up little prayers for our beleaguered planet and ALL the creatures that make their home here…sing & drum & dance & howl…and please remember that
Love and Happy Full, Blue, Super Moon To You!
From Kaitlin Moon Child
© Copyright, Kaitlin Meadows, 2018. All Rights Reserved.
P. S. Please come join a caravan from the Cottage to a wonderful exhibit of celestial new works from our beloved friend Catherine Nash on February 10th!
“An Inner Astronomy”
A Solo Exhibition – Installation and Sculptural Assemblage by Catherine Nash”
February 3 – March 20, 2018
Triangle L Ranch’s Adobe Barn Gallery
2805 N Triangle L Ranch Rd, Oracle, AZ 85623
Saturdays 10-3 pm and easily by appt. Call
Opening Reception Saturday, February 10th, 1-5pm
The artist will talk about her work at ~3pm.
Closing Reception, Sunday March 18th, 5pm to 8pm.
The artist will talk about her work at ~6pm.
With telescope viewing provided at Triangle L Ranch by Mike Weasner,
Chair of the “Oracle Dark Skies Committee” Link
Live music for both receptions by hypnopad