If you know me you know I love Mama Moon. She delights me to no end. Her beautiful, silvery sun reflecting magnificence warms my heart and soul, comforts me in times of pain and fills me with joy. Her monthly cycles remind me of the beauty of being female, the power and grace of feminine energies and the endless changing cycles of love and life. I have found great comfort and strength by connecting to the moon and moon wisdom, it is the divine feminine!
The next cycle of our GrandMother Moon is the 7th cycle, beginning the end of June moving into July, in conjunction with the sign of Cancer. It’s Cancer time, yet the moon travels through many signs during a lunation that affect each cycle uniquely. I am not in any way an expert on astrology or the moon cycles, however I have taken great comfort and pleasure for many years from the moon teachings of Zsuzanna E. Budapest. So, keeping it simple and following along with Zsuzanna as my teacher and guide, I would like to share with you some simple Moon messages and rituals. Enjoy!
Cancer Moon message.
Cancer is the sign with the most lunar influence. The sign of Cancer is home of the moon. We can absorb the nurturing vibrations of the moon and these moon energies can stimulate a sense of community or coming home effect on us. A sense of being welcomed with open arms and a big juicy Mama Moon Beam hug. The warmth we feel when we know we are home, when we have found our tribe. A place where we are truly loved, honored and cared for. A sense of belonging. Pleasure of the body and of all the senses is part of this lunation! So eat heartily and enjoy the bounty of the harvest Mother Earth gives us in the Summer, get a massage or Reiki treatment, use your favorite essential oil or scent, smell the flowers, decorate your home and body with the greens, pinks, reds, blues and purples of the season. The grey and fog lifts here in Seattle, welcome the vibrant colors that surround us. The Evergreens, the Mountains and all that beautiful water that we are so blessed with!
Moon Bath for our Cancer Moon.
This month find a natural water source to bath in! Perfect timing, as our weather and waters are warming up! We are so very fortunate in the PNW to have so much water, much of it just minutes away from our homes and offices. Find a river, lake, stream or ocean and get wet! Get into the water and submerge yourself as much as possible, feel the sacred water caress your skin and say a little prayer or blessing. Thank the water for your life. We are water! Without water there is no life. Thank the Moon for watching over us and for moving the waters of life on our Earth and in our bodies. Spend a few seconds or a few minutes being thankful for the blessings of our water and our moon! When you get home light a pink candle for happiness, add some fresh flowers to your home and next time you are in the bath or shower add some frankincense oil to your sponge, anoint yourself and then brush away any feelings of self doubt, fear or sadness that you may be holding onto and repeat the blessing to the moon and water.