Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Blue Moon Celebrations ... and time-out

Blue Moon Altar, Friday, August 31, 2012

The Blue Moon this past Friday marked the end of summer busy-ness for me. I was able to celebrate it with several of my very best friends, and we had such a wonderful time. The Blue Moon is a magickal bonus every three or so years, which we decided to use its power to bring something good to ourselves, to our friends and to the world at large. Our altar is full of gifts we made for each other, offerings to the Goddess, and symbols we each find meaningful. We each added Blue Moon water from a Blue Moon ritual we attended six years ago to fresh water (in that giant martini glass), and let it soak up the special Once In a Blue Moon power. We toasted with Blue Martinis in singing chalices (they're like singing bowls, but more chimey), wrote our wishes for ourselves, friends & family, and the world on bay leaves, and offered them up in Mystic Fire. We painted a canvas with a picture of the six of us from a gathering last spring (one my friend Esther is enshrining in homemade quilts for each of us ... you can bet I will be posting pictures when she's finished with them!). It was a beautiful, amazing night full of sisterhood.

And with the passing of the Blue Moon, I am ready for fall, and for a self-imposed time-out from social activity. It's just been non-stop this summer, and I am ready to withdraw a bit, to ground and center, to clean out both the proverbial and literal clutter. I've got one more very important event, my son's wedding, which falls on Mabon. I made the invitations, and am responsible for the bridal party flowers as well as the table dressings, which I am looking forward to making. Then I can focus on my time-out, and of course spend as much time as possible with my precious grandbaby girl, Serenity.

Serenity Lee Marie on the Blue Moon, August 31, 2012, age 4 mos
I just LOVE this baby! Isn't she munchilicious?