Blood Moon Goals 2019

The full moon in October is sometimes called the Blood Moon. I think about names that various cultures have given to the full moons each month to try to connect with the people who have walked this world before me and imagine what they were thinking when they came up with each name.

After the harvest, I imagine the focus turned toward putting food away to last through the Winter and Spring Continue reading “Blood Moon Goals 2019”

Storm Moon Meditation

Today’s new moon brings us into the time of the waxing Storm Moon. We are two weeks away from Ostara, the Spring Equinoxthe first day of Spring! That this day also falls on the Storm Moon when it’s full only makes me more determined than ever to draw on this growing energy with my meditations.

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This Winter has been challenging, with snowstorms and cold and disruptions to our schedules. It’s started to feel like my plans and my own growth have frozenlike the icicles adorning our treesor been buried beneath the piles of ever-present snow. Continue reading “Storm Moon Meditation”

Goals for the Quickening Moon

Happy New Moon day! At least, in my part of the world 🙂 February’s full moon is called the Quickening Moon in some Celtic traditions, and it is one of my favorites.

Things are happening. Energy is gathering. Momentum is building.

Beneath the frozen earth, things are pushing, pushing, pushing toward the surface. We may not see it, but we feel it. A crackling in the Winter air. An urgency about what we do.

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I love the Quickening Moon for this very reason. Thoughts and ideas are Continue reading “Goals for the Quickening Moon”

Cold Moon Goals Progress

Looking back on my post for the new moon this month, I actually made a lot more progress than I realized! My planners for 2019 are set up (I actually have three of them), and though I haven’t mapped out exactly when I’ll be working on each writing project, I’m ready to roll with the next two—and I finished the novella I’ve been working on for way too long! That is some awesome progress.

My favorite thing that came out of this post, though, was a new mantra. Continue reading “Cold Moon Goals Progress”

Cold Moon Goals

The new moon this month has come and gone, and I’ve been busily working toward many goals. One of them, ironically, was to start blogging on each new moon about my focus for that month. Oops! Better late than never 🙂

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Many cultures believe that each full moon carries with it an energy. As the moon waxes bigger, this energy increases. As it wanes, it pulls away what I’m ready to let go of. This is how I use lunar foci in my meditations. I’ve studied Celtic Folklore since…always, really, and use the names and traits of the full moons of their traditions.

For the Cold Moon of January, I’m creating structures and processes. With the crystalline clarity of ice, I’m crafting methods to bring my life more into alignment. Continue reading “Cold Moon Goals”