Full Aquarius Moon – Focused Intention

I love the Full Moon, I find her glorious. I had a priest from Franciscan University tell me that “Women were like the Moon, cold rocky places were it not for the reflection of the Sun or their husbands”.

Hmmm, I shortly disenrolled from my Graduate program there.

The Moon lights the dark sky shining bravely and mysteriously against the night. I would love to be compared to her in that way. The Second Aquarius Full Moon occurring reflects inner radiance and is a time for contemplating higher perspectives. There are all kinds of perspectives on the meaning of this Moon found with a quick google search – many worth the read.

Candles lit, I will work to prepare myself for my ceremony by bringing myself to an alpha state. The easiest way I have found to do this is as Laurie Cabot has described in her book , “Power of the Witch: The Earth, The Moon and the Magical Path to Enlightenment”. Laurie’s simple and effective method says to sit quietly, and imagine a red 7, then an orange 6, a yellow 5, a green 4, a blue 3, an indigo 2 and a sparkling white 1. You may have to repeat this a few times to experience an alpha state, but it the best way to focus and create a spiritual state of mind where your best work can be done.

After, I will do what I like to do to honor the Moon. I will gaze at her, photograph her, put out my crystals to absorb her energy and recharge and my favorite thing to do, bring a bowl of water outside. I hold the water so it reflects the moon and when I feel ready I drink the water and drink in the moon’s energy. It creates a spiritual vibe in my body that is nearly palpable.

I will also call on her and my deepest self to focus on what I would like to manifest in my life and, since it is an Aquarius Full Moon, what I think the world needs. I will call on the elements; Air from the East, Fire from the South, Water from the West and Earth from the North and ask them to join me. Then I will call on Unee and ask for her to be present pulling all of us together.

Now I will write all that has developed in my life this month since the New Moon, what is manifesting and showing itself in my life. I will write of the positive outcomes that I would like to happen for me and for the World. I will take my time and visualize each one. When I feel that I am done, I will take my thoughts and hopes outside with my manifestation chalice and burn them releasing them to Unee so they may appear in the physical world.

I will then smile at the Moon, thank the elements for joining me, thank Unee for being with us and say good-bye until the New Moon when we meet again.

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An Unee experience

Unee appeared to me in a vision. Her face etched with rivers of time, her eyes shining like the bluest sea, her hair silver white sparkling strands cascaded down her shoulders. Her heart glowed like thousands of embers burning in a bonfire, her arms and legs like graceful willow branches.

She spoke to me with an intense gentleness touching my soul and intuition with a vibrancy I had not felt before. She said I had questions and she appeared so she could answer, so I could communicate more easily with her.

Entranced by her presence I realized I did have questions. I asked her if we were her children and she laughed and said no, we were a part of her just as she was a part of us. I asked her if she has directs for us on how to live and she laughed harder, but gently and said why would she direct our lives? Our lives were for us to live.

I asked if she had wisdom to share and she said all of the wisdom she has we have also, we just need to listen to our intuition and trust ourselves. I sat looking at her and she at me in a gaze of unity.

She then said I am Air, Fire, Water and Earth and so are you. I am all around you and you can not be separated from me because you are me as you always have been. She said to call on our elemental brothers and sisters to help us, they each have their strengths that can be harnessed for good. Be aware of them, she said, treat them like they are your family because they are. She said with them we can manifest the individual and collective community, world and universe we would like to see.

It was nice seeing you, I told her, you as well, she replied.

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Women obey your husbands – NOT!!!

So this is the time of year when once again the Catholic Church insists on reading the first century, patriarchal defined Bible verse where women are instructed to “obey” their husbands. They justify this legalized discrimination by saying that it is a beautiful expression of men and women mutually valuing and caring for each other. It is anything but that.

There are always Biblical prescription for slaves to obey their masters and some how in the 21st century we have been able to acknowledge that that is inappropriate in modern society. Women however, must continue to be under the authority of their husbands because that is “god’s” will.

No, it is man’s will and it is a power play.

Women have to stand up against discrimination just as any oppressed group has in the past millennia. We don’t need to accept oppression in the name of god, not Christians, not Orthodox Jews, not Muslims, Hindus or Buddhists. It is misogyny plain and simple.

Unee represents women’s power spirituality. Women can step up and acknowledge their true intuitive, spirituality connected selves absent of male direction or domination. This is what true spirituality looks like, being able to find and walk your own spiritual path.

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