I have learned to just trust and be in the flow and go with what feels right. I had been invited to take part in a ceremony with a group at Angel Fire Retreat Center about 5 miles outside of Sedona but it didn’t feel right. Then I was invited in the afternoon to be part of a ceremony with a friend of mine and two of her friends to watch the Blood Moon and do ceremony way out past Boynton Canyon, where the beautiful Enchantment Resort is. We drove down a really rutted dirt road you have to have a 4 x 4 to do this, ending up in a gorgeous site with no one around us.
We arrived at one of the most beautiful sites I have ever been in. There was a “Parthenon” of Goddesses almost Babylonian on one rock face. Another had a huge guardian who seemed Egyptian in front of it. The women named one rock the Big Nipple and there were two of them, spread apart so it was a naturally very Goddess site. The site had expansive 360 degree views and we could see Jerome, a very funky town about 25 miles away high up a mountain, twinkling away when it got dark. Sedona is a total paradise.
Ceremonial objects for Blood Moon eclipse
We did a very simple ceremony. We had all brought offerings objects and things to contribute. We a marked the 4 directions exactly with a compass. We called in the Central Sun of Alcyone. I said my prayers and called in those people who had requested it, even if I hadn’t heard from then but knew they would want to be there. There was one of us for each direction.
Alchemy of turning white into red
The moon rose already half eclipsed from our vantage point. There was a large mountain blocking her earth rise, see photo above. Then she s-l-o-w-l-y turned red and stayed that way for what seemed like hours and hours. Time slowed down so much. Which is something we need more of.
We felt so tired and peaceful watching the Moon. It felt like the Moon had bewitched us and if felt like her presence was so strong. I felt the Moon connected to the Super Galactic Center M-87. She felt so nurturing. She spoke to me about my mission. We sat on our chairs and just felt totally celestial. It was such a moon bath. I got some very interesting insights about what happens energetically during a lunar eclipse through the literal symbols. I felt the energy shifts so strongly in that Vortex we were in. Nature speaks directly when you are in a pure setting makes all the difference. There was absolute silence at certain times except for the cicadas.
The lights would shift in the sky into bright blue or purple would come in. We saw flashes of lightning. It felt totally different. It was far more mellow, comforting, soothing, nurturing in True Moon fashion, in spite of what sign she was in. I was feeling totally unconditionally loved.
The Moon symbolizes the unconscious of each individual as well as the collective and the Mother principle and our own mothers, and all women. The earth’s shadow falling on the Moon and eclipsing it symbolizes all of the shadowy unconscious parts of ourselves that we project onto women were absorbed onto the moon. All the shadows of women and of men and all fear and negativity were projected onto the moon and bled out. The Moon Mother bled for our shadows, for our unconsciousness. And in her darkness she spoke to those who had eyes to see and ears to hear and hearts that were open. The Moon absorbed all those shadows and cleansed them when she returned to Her Light again. In alchemy the white becomes red and the red becomes white. It was much like a mass Baptism. It was definitely a cleansing of a lot of old baggage. It felt beautiful.
yes and we are all still here.
Clouds obscured the Moon for awhile and it got very dark out. Bats were flying around, and we heard an owl hooting, and there were lots of mosquitos.
The Milky Way was fully arched across the sky during the eclipse at its darkest. It felt like being in a star bowl. The Big Dipper was setting and it was so huge, it took up about 20% of the sky. We saw UFO type of lights many times. I rattled my dried squash rattle and the cicadas rattled back. I did a chant to call in the Star Beings, then those weird light in the sky appeared. I am awed at how magnificent the downloads were. But I have to go dream on them. Monday is my last full day in Sedona for now.So I have a lot to pack in.
Monday:Moon is in ARIES and forms a square to Pluto in early morning. Some very deep issues were activated during the eclipse. You may be feeling the harder side of that energy on Monday.
Later in the day Moon conjuncts Uranus for unpredictable impulsive outburts.
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