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GrandMother Moon In Perigee

The Full Moon

Full Moon Perigee – June 23, 2013
The Largest Full Moon Of The Year

The Energy Of The Moon

On Sunday June 23, 2013 the moon will enter its full moon phase and it’s point of perigee for the year. Perigee occurs once a year when the moon is at its closest point to Earth during its orbit around our world. This makes it appear larger from our perspective and thus its the largest Full Moon of 2013.

Perigee doesn’t always occur when the moon enters its full phase. So when that happens, it’s extra special to Pagans. When it does happen, the occurrence is referred to as a “SuperMoon“-Wikipedia.

If you’re pagan, you may want to schedule a special ritual for this SuperMoon which occurs tomorrow night. You can check for Moon rise in your area through the WorldClock – Moonrise and Moonset Calculator.

This full moon is known as the Strawberry Moon as the gardens are bursting with berries. Letting us know life is full of sweet flavor. Ages ago, cultures around the world kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full moon. Their names were applied to the entire month in which the full moon occurred. Today we have the advantage of aligning our energies with the cultures we’re drawn to, or to the perspective our tradition follows. So if you’re of a European tradition, or Norse or Native American tradition; you can pick and choose the name set that you feel most connected to. Learn more at Naming The Full Moon.

The Moon and Pagans
For early pagan cultures, the Moon was often referred to as Grand Mother Moon and she was seen as the Crone aspect of the Goddess. She rises in the sky to watch over Mother Earth and precedes Father Sun across the sky. Continue reading

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The Pagan Sabbats

Image from: Megan Granata

Image from: Megan Granata

What Are They?

Sabbat {Greek – Sabatu – to rest}
The Pagan holidays, called Sabbats, are seasonal celebrations representing birth, life, death and rebirth, the cycle of life itself. These celebrations are a means to attune the physical human mind, body and spirit with the flow of natures’ energy and the essence of the Divine Spirit in one’s life. For Pagans that can be a God, Goddess, or a collective Divine consciousness or spirit, such as the Great Spirit or to some The GreatSpirits, with an emphasis on the plural.

It is a bonding time, a time to recognize the aspects of the season within the self. “To become one with nature” is a common metaphor for the overall purpose and intent of these holidays. They are almost always reverent, link the individual to the Divine force in their life, and reconnect to the Divine Universal energy around us that we are all part of.

You might think of it this way;
I am not the Goddess, you are not the God. But You and I And All things seen and unseen make up the Divine force in the Multi-verse of existence. We are connected and intertwined together to create the whole of the Divine Spirit.

Most Pagans believe that by joining forces with the Divine in our lives, we bring harmony, balance and order to our physical existence. These are necessary aspects of life for positive change and to create an atmosphere for spiritual learning and growth that lead toward enlightenment. Living in harmony and balance creates a daily connection to the Divine within an individual. It’s a connection that’s persistent, instead of only occurring during meditation or ritual. Continue reading