Full Moon Artistry
Well according to my almanac it could also be Ice or Storm Moon - they all seem pretty appropriate this week. Lady Moon seemed to be hiding form me last when she was at her fullest but I certainly felt the pulse and flow of her energy and power as she waxed throughout the week. Did anyone else see the spectacular Lunar Halo on Tuesday?
Not the best of photos to the left but you can still make out the dark ring surrounding the moon.
Also known as a 22 degree halo, they are due to the moonlight refracted through the ice crystals in the earths atmosphere, bending the rays of light at 22 degrees (hence the boring scientific name!) which produces a circle we call a halo. When they also have colours to them they are known as Moonbows. They usually predict a storm or ice and snow - bang on with latter as we woke up Saturday to surprise layer of snow - a wintery veil that went as quickly as it came. Looks like that myth about the Callieach had some truth to it, the 1st was wet but the 2nd dried up and became quite bright! Perhaps she was walking the land collecting firewood after all...
As always the waxing moon is the best time for
|Feeling Artistic ..|
The last one was a powerful shamanic style phoenix rising from the ashes renewal themed meditation where I had to breathe in and out really fast, the cats who were comfortably in situ as live hot water bottles jumped off at this point so I must have terrified them with my huffing and puffing! All these journeys conjured up images of a warm fetal womb like place, a safe familiar place, whilst simultaneously racing through the cosmos.
The Maiden energy had me digging out all my art stuff for a sudden artistic splurge which produced Cosmic Womb above! Quite often when I'm creating something I feel the 'what if it goes wrong?', 'what if it looks rubbish?' fears nagging at me, which can even stop me before I start. This time however I let the spontaneous carefree confidence of youth brought by the Maiden to allow me to just go with flow and create whatever evolved. The joy and fun of doing something creative just because you can is a wonderfully freeing experience. I even went out and bought myself some proper canvases to adorn, well they were on offer! Usually I make
|A Goddess In Progress...|
|Funked Up Water Jar|
So I'm heading off into the week bouncing with childlike energy, lets hope I don't whip my crayons out in the middle of one of my many meetings....might liven them up though!
Have a Blessed and Creative Week x x