Monday, January 14, 2013

☾♀☾ Gathering upon the New Moon ☾♀☾

Through generations past, the power of woman gathering has been acknowledged.  It is  here we call upon this wisdom.  We gather to nurture, reflect, inspire, heal and illuminate ourselves and each other.  I have sat in a few different new moon circles over the years and through a vision of a dear sister, we felt we were being called to begin again this year.  

For this first lunar cycle of 2013, we called together 13 sisters to sit in circle offering prayers and intentions for the new moon and new year.  We shared a beautiful pot of tea with herbs from our garden and then headed into the yurt to begin.  Each woman was cleansed with sage before entering the space.   I had prepared an altar with all elements present and a few sacred tools.  We sat in circle and opened the evening with prayers and gratitude.  

Before Naia was born I was blessed to have an Aboriginal Elder and also a midwife named Auntie Gracie come and stay with us just days before she arrived.   She would massage me daily and share stories of birth and of her tribe.  When she left she gifted me a pair of wooden clap-sticks that had been prayed with and blessed by Aboriginal Women.  It only felt appropriate that I use one of these clap-sticks for the talking stick around the circle.  As the clap-stick went round the circle each woman was able to speak.  We shared our visions, dreams and prayers for the new moon and new year.  

 I had put together a bowl with a mixture of sacred salts.  While each sister shared her words, she placed essential oils and dried herbs into the bowl.  When the circle was complete, we all placed our hands into the bowl and mixed the salts.  I had little jars waiting that we collected the newly fragrant and love filled bath scrub into.  This way, we will be able to bathe with the salts throughout the month and remember the power of intention and prayer and the energy of the sisterhood.  

We closed the circle with songs and then gathered into the night for more tea and sharing.   Each new moon we will offer something different for the gatherings.  It's all happening!! I pray that we can all begin to remember the beauty and power of coming together as women in sacred circle.  If you have never taken part in a new moon ceremony and are feeling called, it may be good to start with a small group of intimate friends and then begin to watch the circle grow throughout the year.   Its truly such a special gift to ourselves and the planet!   It's also a perfect opportunity to tune in and connect with all the other sister circles happening around the earth as well! 

Women are ready.  Changes in our culture are necessary and the women are going to build infrastructure for our lives that includes support for our womanhood journey!!

Lets do this!  xx Amy


gypsie sister said...

It sounded like it was an amazing experience, truly beautiful.


Shelby Sunshine said...

Fills me with joy to know my SiSTARS are rising*thriving...I keep on having visions of a powerful gathering~REunion...looking forward to experiencing it.

Shine on,

Shelby :)

Mama-T said...

It is very inspiring to see/feel this kind of connectedness among women. if we connect with each other and our own womanhood, there is so much healing we can accomplish!

Marjory said...

Beautiful. Circles of women are spaces of deep magic. May we continue this ancient,sacred tradition.

Marjory said...

Beautiful. Circles of women are spaces of deep magic. May we continue this ancient,sacred tradition.

Daughter of the Sun said...

YES!! So grateful to know we are participating all over the planet and doing it all together! Taking part in ceremony alone or with other women. Its so important that we remember the beauty of intention! xx