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Friday, 3 February 2012

Dear Woman.... and Man....

I was really struck by the full softness of the moon in this image, contrasted with the hard lines of an electricity pylon. Both carrying a phenomenal amount of energy in their own way... the moon with power over moods & tides, following, (or controlling?) the natural rhythms & cycles of our world.... electrical power lines, symbolic of the way our world has developed, focussed on speed, directness & power at all costs....

 12th january, 21:20


I found a lovely blog recently... Moon Woman Rising. Well, with a name like that, there's no wonder that it is sensitive & thoughtful reading. This was posted recently... you really must pop over & see the illustration Aja found to go with it, via the link above... it really expresses the thoughts i have been struggling to articulate to go with these images...

Dear Woman,
It requires openness, courage and sensitivity for you to live consciously and unashamedly in harmony with your inner lunar rhythm. Western civilisation’s projective linear lifestyle does not honour the wise truth of your female depths or the spiralling movement of your monthly ebb and flow. It is unnatural for you to be overly active in the world when you are pre-menstrual, menstrual, pregnant, birthing, breastfeeding or menopausal. These are powerful phases of deepening awareness and surrender to the vast realm of your feminine essence.
During these transformations you need presence, nurturing and precious moments with the earth’s beauty. You need space for inner stillness without unnecessary distractions and activities. You and your body are sacred, as all of life is sacred. Follow the moon’s rhythm and know it as your own. Allow her to lead you home to the mystery of your love and the depth of your power. 
Click on Roslyne Sophia at the bottom & you'll see the full article... and skip over to Wild Heart Wisdom to see her own site.

12th january, 21:23

Those words resonate so deeply... I spent years proudly 'getting on with it' & scorning those who didn't... it took me a long time to understand and return, re-turn, to a natural cycle... to honour the rhythms. The moon, casting her light through industrial smoke & light polluted clouds, still looks beautiful... and these in turn create a striking image with patterns of metal & car lights.... no one would ever consider that the moon should try to fit in or compete... neither would they expect the pylon to try & be something it isn't.... neither need be a threat to the other... if we celebrate our differences... respect them...

14th january, 08:11

Boundaries are blurred and we need the courage to snap things back into focus... men & women do have differing needs & both need to understand them to function their best. Moon lore & wisdom tends to focus on the feminine... Woman has much to reclaim, but there are lessons there for Man too.

19 january, 07:43
The waxing & waning, the ever turning cycle... the moon speaks to us all and the more we try to fight it, the more we are likely to be sucked under by dangerous tides. With every waning moon we need to consciously think of letting go unnatural practices, conditioned thoughts, unnecessary goals.... even men, (or especially men?) can benefit from sitting with the dark moon... releasing & making room for new growth... allowing the seeds of respect for & attention to the Self to take root... to nurture our deepest Selves, so that we can all rise into our true power....

28th january, 21:43

Wishing you happy moondreams xo



8 comments:

Rose said...

oh wow! Such stunning photos! A really different way of looking at the moon too....

I so agree with what you are saying about women's sacred cycles, I just can't see how to get back to honouring them while holding down a full time job. Things have got to change...

*hugs*

taranova said...

*hugs* back :-)

think part of it is being aware.... being gentle with self even tho working... even a monthly hour or 2 to self... to soak in bath, meditate, dream....

And i think if we can talk about it, it is baby steps to spreading awareness...

brandi said...

~my spirit is full this morning reading your words and seeing these photographs...truly beautiful moments you captured...i had been reading through your posts last weekend and ever so happy to see you post...your words are raw and speak the truth...something so many stray from...i hope that you will contniue to be in a space that brings you here more...her cycles are one in which i have come to know on a deeper level these past few years...she has made me pause many times and helped me to become aware of my surroundings...my emotions...my cycles throughout my day...she is a gift that will forever remain...thank you for your words...much love light and blessings~

taranova said...

hello faer brandi.... i remember seeing your photographs of the moon, it must be a good while since, and i was equally moved by your words then.

Once we start to notice, it becomes ingrained doesn't it? much love xo

Ruth said...

Wise words - I am always trying to get people (especially myself!) to be less busy, to simply sit in silence with nature and the tides of their own body.
I've put up a new, rather apt picture over in Wise Woman Journal today.

GreenWhisper said...

there be magic in your words..thankyou for sharing your moondreams. i'm really enjoying catching up 'properly' with your posts here.. i have spied a couple previously but wasnt in a place (within) to respond.. and it is lovely to come back and enjoy them all over again.

love the first image, and this..

'no one would ever consider that the moon should try to fit in or compete... neither would they expect the pylon to try & be something it isn't.... neither need be a threat to the other... if we celebrate our differences... respect them...'

and i've just fallen in love with 19 January, 07:43 moon.

so much for not having favourites lol.

GreenWhisper said...

hi suzi, i'd really like a print of the pic i've mentioned above.. can you mail me with the sizes and prices that are available. thankyou x

taranova said...

lol.... how do you think i feel trying to narrow it down to just a handful in each post... i have new favourites every time i look. will mail ya x