“The heart that
breaks open can
Image: Aspen Morning
Anyone who says, “Here’s my address,
write me a poem,” deserves something in reply.
So I’ll tell a secret instead:
In the bottoms of our shoes,
they are sleeping.
They are the shadows
drifting across our ceilings
the moment before we wake up.
What we have to do
is live in a way that lets us find them.
~Naomi Shihab Nye
Image: Pink Sherbet Photography
Magical full Moon in watery Scorpio. And a lunar eclipse amplifies her magic.
Moon energy will be deep and wild for the next few days under the thrall of Scorpio. Stop and tune into the tidal pull of the moon within your watery body. Can you feel her?
To absorb a bit of lunar Scorpio magic, perform a simple moon water ritual tonight:
Place a covered jar or bowl of water outside in the moonlight (or on a moonlit windowsill). In the morning, retrieve and drink it. Thank the moon for blessing you and cleansing you.
In honor of the first full moon of spring…
Within this black hive to-night
There swarm a million bees;
Bees passing in and out the moon,
Bees escaping out the moon,
Bees returning through the moon,
Silver bees intently buzzing,
Silver honey dripping from the swarm of bees
Earth is a waxen cell of the world comb,
And I, a drone,
Lying on my back,
Getting drunk with silver honey,
Wish that I might fly out past the moon
And curl forever in some far-off farmyard flower.
Art by Neil Thompson
available on Etsy
Full moon in Virgo, the sign of the Earth Goddess / Priestess. This moon is sometimes called the worm moon. It is the closest full moon to spring equinox.
Here in the northern hemisphere, the ground is beginning to thaw and the worms are stirring. Mama Earth is waking up. Have faith. Spring is on its way.
Now is the perfect time to set intentions and make plans for spring.
What does your heart desire after the long, dark months? Shake off the cobwebs of winter and take a step or two towards your desire now.
Image from Queen of the Moon Oracle