Sunday, April 13, 2014

Dancing in the Luna Light Again

April marks the return to the Full Moon Gatherings that are held during the winter months in Adelaide's beautiful Botanic Park, and what a rather auspicious occasion this month's Gathering will be with the moon being called a "blood moon".
According to NASA, the total lunar eclipse will turn the full moon a coppery red in colour, one of four such moons during the next 18 months, with the other dates being 8 October 2014, 4 April 2015, and 28 September 28 2015.
The moon will turn to blood as it aligns with Earth and sun
Then do so thrice more ere a year and a half is done,
'Tis not the herald of the apocalypses
Just the first of four total lunar eclipses.
Here in Australia, we will still be able to see at least part of Tuesday evening's eclipse, especially those of us residing in the eastern and central states (Western Australia misses out entirely according to Astroblogger, which also lists various times for places both within Australia and New Zealand to witness the eclipse).

Although most of the eclipse occurs in the twilight, it will still be interesting to watch. The eclipsed moon at twilight has an entirely different look to a normal rising moon with the pearly light replaced with a coppery-red glow. You will need a flat, clear horizon (especially in the central states), but for those with an eastern sea view, the sight of the eclipsed moon rising from the sea like a bubble of blood will be amazing.

When working with the lunar energies always keep in mind that those energies are heightened and intensified during a lunar eclipse.  Tuesday's full moon will be passing through the astrological sign of Libra, where, according to Soul Passages Astrology, it will be emphasizing relationships of all kinds.  Full moons reveal situations where you may be seeing things more clearly, as the lunar energy is linked to emotions, security needs and our habit patterns.  This month's full moon therefore may be shining a silvery light onto a new path you are meant to take in life.
Major life transitions can also often occur with eclipses.  Weary, worn parts of our lives may get eclipsed, making room for new people, ideas and exciting events to be heralded in. Usually these changes are not sudden but have been brewing in the wings for a long while.
The Full Moon Gatherings that occur in the Botanic Park are open to all and are free to attend (we do collect "loose change" for Fauna Rescue so any donations are gratefully received).  For more information about what these Gatherings involve and what you need to bring/wear, please visit the Full Moon Gathering page on the Temple of the Dark Moon's web site.

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"Dancing the Sacred Wheel" now available again

"Dancing the Sacred Wheel" now available again
The second edition of "Dancing the Sacred Wheel: A Journey through the Southern Sabbats" is now available through or direct from the author (Australian customers only) for an autographed copy.

Great Goddess Isis

Great Goddess Isis

Exhortation of Isis

You are She in the dust of whose feet is the hosts of Heaven,
Whose body encircles the Universe,
Who turns the Earth in its orb,
Who gives light to the Sun,
Who rules the World.

You tread death underfoot.
To Thee, the stars are responsive,
To Thee the seasons turn and the Gods rejoice
And the elements are in subjugation.

You are She that is the natural Mother of all things,
Mistress and governor of all elements,
The initial progeny of worlds,
Chief of Divine powers,
Queen of Heaven,
Principle of all the Gods celestial and the light of Goddesses.

At Your will are disposed the planets of the air,
The wholesome winds of the seas
And the silences of the unseen world.