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MARCH

March is the time of fertility leading to the returning light and the rebirth of nature. It is often symbolized by the egg. What hopes and dreams are you preparing to bring forth in the coming spring?


Give birth to the world, River.
Give birth to the world, Running Stream.
We beg to be full, we beg to be full,
we beg to be full.
Teach the head, teach the head,
teach the head,
Embrace the head of mothers, make them
wise again, wise again, wise again,
Teach the tradition to those
who do not know.
Open your arms to women
that flee to safety.
My mother, I pay respect, I pay respect,
I pay respect.
We shout to your ear mother.
Come continually mother,
be patient and understand us.
Teach worthiness
as we honor you on the ground.
We honor you on the ground,
we honor you on the ground,
we honor you on the ground.
Let our deeds of charity habitually pull you.
My mother, house of tradition.
Your symbols possess fullness.
Queen of the mirror,
Queen of Dance,
Queen of Abundance,
Queen of Joy,
Queen of Health.
My wealth arrives, my wealth arrives,
my wealth arrives.
Mother arise.
Arise inside of us.
Arise inside, arise inside, arise inside.
Teach us to have understanding.
Help us to be revered Ancestors.
We humble ourselves before you.
You, who give effective treatment
to children.
You, who give fertility to people
and projects.
You, who are Queen of the river.
Ósun, come into my house.
Ósun, come into my house.
Ósun, come into my house.

 

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Donna Henes is the author of The Queen of My Self: Stepping into Sovereignty in Midlife. She offers counseling and upbeat, practical and ceremonial guidance for individual women and groups who want to enjoy the fruits of an enriching, influential, purposeful, passionate, and powerful maturity. Consult the MIDLIFE MIDWIFE™

The Queen welcomes questions concerning all issues of interest to women in their mature years. Send your inquiries to thequeenofmyself@aol.com.

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