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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?


From: The Birth of the Divine Child

Out of the darkness that holds mystery and wonder
Emerges a light so bright that only the heart can contain its radiance
It is too vibrant for the mind to comprehend
And would only confound and blind the eye

This gift is more precious than diamonds
Shines more brilliantly that those gems
Is priceless and can never be lost
You need not search for it
Call it love, refer to it as magic, name it miracle
Know it for its ability to shift perspective and alchemically transform
It simply IS
We only ARE

Copyright © Edie Weinstein 2011 

 

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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.

 


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?


By Mary Saracino
Tonight the Mother Moon rises pregnant in the sky
shining her resplendent light upon the world
dazzling us with the fullness of her being
reminding us that we are never alone.
Some say the full moon triggers madness
unleashes wild desires
untamed hopes and dreams
unchecked passions.
I say the Mother Moon unloosens hope
and the promise of transformation
her light a beacon, urging us inward
to claim our lunar memory
find our way back
to the original womb of consciousness
that soul-seed of the world that
birthed the human psyche
syncopated the beating of the human heart.
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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.


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.

Allow me to offer blessings of pride to all of Irish heritage.

However, I cannot say, “Happy St. Patrick’s Day.”

St. Patrick, a Christian missionary in the fifth century, is said to have rid Ireland of snakes (which were never actually indigenous there). Snakes symbolize the archetypal power of the Feminine Divine – the kundalini vivifying energy of the Great Goddess.

On the sacred isle of Eire, She was known as Brigid, beloved Great Mother Goddess of the Celts. As such, She was an aberration to the Church. So St. Patrick informed the Celts that from now on the Goddess Brigid was to be referred to as St. Brigid, an apocryphal mortal woman, a devout Christian, and NOT the powerful divinity of the people.

So, really, St. Patrick is glorified for having rid Ireland of pagan Goddess worship. But he did not defeat the intense adoration that She inspired.The flame at the shrine for St.Brigid in Kildare has been kept alive continually to this day. The fire and the passion of the Goddess is tended by Catholic nuns.

St. Patrick’s patriarchal  proclamation was approximately 1500 years ago.Yet, Brigid lives indomitably on in Ireland’s holy wells and sacred flames, and in the hearts of the people.

In the same way that Columbus Day and Thanksgiving are not happy holidays for Native Americans, St. Patrick’s Day is shunned by those Irish folks who embrace their Celtic heritage and culture. Instead, they celebrate Brigid’s Day on February 2, Imbolc, the halfway point of winter, when Her fiery presence is most felt in the gathering light of the sun, the quickening of the life force.

So skip the green beers, the green bagels, and the phony snake story. But do put on the green anyway. Wear green in honor of the coming spring and the springing up of the grasses of new life.

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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.