Prayer on the Blood Moon

Watercolor By Azrael

Watercolor By Azrael

What an incredibly blessed time this is. I find my self, again, in perfect alignment with La Luna… our Great Moon… and Her cycles… Today I bleed. I honor the Darkness inside mySelf… the Darkness inside my womb; Sacred void; Cave of Creation… Within this vast stillness, I give mySelf permission to rest, relax, release ALL there is… ALL forms which did not take to sprout… I ALLOW their return to Mother Earth… I ALLOW my blood, my Sacred DNA… to enrich the fertile soil of Her land… I Give-Away this Blood… my Body… so that All My Relations may continue to enjoy the Abundance of Her vast Gardens… I Give-Away my Blood in order to remember, as each cycle passes, that I will some day Give-Away my whole body… my final Blood… my final Gift.. just as All Who Have Come Before Me… and humbly offer mySelf  to All Who Come Beyond Me…

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I have had a super charged journey back into the Moon Rhythms since I weaned my Sun. My blood did not return until he was 17 months old (which was two months after we weaned from the breast) This means that I did not bleed (aside of course after giving Birth) for Three Years! An astounding length of time considering how deeply I had come to be involved in Blood Mysteries for years leading up to conception. For three months after it’s return, I actively brought my Blood to a Power spot, a Huge Ancient Saguaro whom had been receiving my Maidens Blood for years before I became pregnant. After the third Moon, I began to ignore my cycle, forgetting my bond… my cycle quickly spun out, hormones scattered and for the first time in my life (I began bleeding at 11 years old) I was experiencing all of the tremendous pain, exhaustion, fear, anger and blockage that comes with the Stagnant Blood. The suffering of so many of my Sistars, who are denied the rest and release which is our Birthright.  My eggs became cysts and secreted enormous amounts of estrogen… I was ovulating every 3 weeks for many months, bleeding every 3 weeks for many months… scant, thick, old blood. I was experiencing excruciating pain during ovulation, bed ridden for days…depleted, repressed, withholding… I was dead inside. I was fortunate to be living in a house with my dearest Herb Witch, whom I have bled with for years before all of this began, and who was able to provide me with support and full awareness while I was in the transition. Blue Vervain became my Ally… Ginger compresses became my teddy bear… and Rest became my mission…. After only a few cycles we were able to stop the pain, but my cycle never synched with the Moon… it stayed elliptical all these months as I continued to strive for the Ultimate Freedom: to Bleed in silent, restful BLISS!

The New Moon TODAY, this month, this New Year, after much hard work and prayer, I was able to keep my Blood inside for a full cycle (a miracle!) and return to my Healthiest Wealthiest cycle, which begins with Blood at the Dark Moon each month. I am honored and overwhelmed… like a hopeful new mother I have been repeating over and over in my head “Please come at the New Moon… Please com at the New Moon.. just a few more days! Please!”

My pledge, to you dear Flow-ers, Sistars, Bleeders, Breeders, Feeders and Crones… To the Moon Herself… is to bring my awareness back to this cycle… to grow and shed this mysterious knowledge… and share all I have learned with my Sistars… May your Blood flow gently. May your Blood be Ruby colored and full of activated oxygen. May your Womb be fully nourished: warm, rich and fertile as the Earth.

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Black Madonna:::She who Accompanies the White and the Red

The Black Madonna. You know her, we all know her in memory, – she is hidden behind a sacred black veil, and when we call to her that veil is immediately parted and she sits in silent acknowledgement of our (male or female) deepest being. She is the dark aspect of the goddess, the one that accompanies the white and the red. Wise, benevolent, and unthinkably strong and wise, she is also known as “Sophia”, the one who sees all, is shocked by nothing, and knows all. She is our Great Mother, the one who embraces us in silence when our concerns are too difficult for common understanding. Never judging, never questioning, she is the one who hears, then knows, and unflinchingly provides answers though her vast reserves of wisdom. She is the one who pushes us forward and provides strength, lending hers to ours, and being part of our body so we can do what we must.

…There is a fascination around her that defies description. Nothing is ever lost, only waiting to be rediscovered. She is our connection to the earth.

The “black” in question is hardy yet soft, earthy rich, absolutely protective, enveloping like a mothering cloak, wise, forgiving and nurturing.

There are connections to her with the original earth goddesses, so there is sustenance in going to her, sitting in front of her in a shrouded grotto, wooded hill slope, or her shape carved out tree. Or she can appear to us out of a void, just when we need her most. She knows all and understands all, when we don’t.

Imogen Crest

via TheGypsyPriestess@FB Pages.