Last night was the Full Hunter's Moon according to the earthsky website I found at http://www.earthsky.org/. It will look full again tonight. The big thing about the Hunter's moon is that it assurs us of dusk-till-dawn moonlight for the next few nights as there is no long period of darkness between sunset and moonrise. Good chance for nocturnal activity like dancing, hunting, or in the more recent past- rumrunning! No wonder we are affected by the moon phases!
I was given a wonderful calender/book called We'Moon 2011, by a friend who really understands the importance of the moon. Here's a poem from that book:
In the Moonlight Dancing
by Juliett Jade Chi
We dance in slivers of silver moonlight,
a gathering of women
illuminated in the quiet night.
A circule of goddesses disguised as lawyers,
artists, teachers, office managers and healers.
We reflect each other's power
glowing from the mirror of our eyes,
recognizing ancient moon cycles while
touching the rhythm of the earth with bare feet.
Footsteps pound to the ground,
as if knocking to gain entry back into the core of
We dance to toughen the skin of our soles
and soften the skin of the modern world.
We dance to unleash the anger of wounds and restriction
and tie together the threads of hope and shared
We dance to telephone the goddess within and ask her
how to solve the dilemmas at hand and fuel this
She answers us with a smile, reminding us to keep
to throw our heads skyward and find ourselves again in
the laughter and starlight.
Juliett Jade Chi 2009
Here's to the dance!!!