This year I started teaching Moon Circle for women.
I say in the flyer for it “Learn everything you wish you had been told as a girl”
So many women heard the call and squeezed into my little workshop room, such a great day, with beautiful and sad stories shared and new things learned. Talking about what connects us all.
In the workshop I read the story of the Moon Queen. It is a story I read to girls and their Mum’s in the Moon Circle for Maidens and Mothers, and the Mum’s are always so touched by it. It was written by Trudell Thomas as a story for her niece to explain the seasons and cycles of Woman.
In the story, the Moon Queen comes to the girl in the night and explains that she will visit every month for the next forty years and teaches her about her body and how to care for herself and all her journeys with the Queen. After, she leaves, and in the morning the girl awakens to find the red mark that reminds her that the Moon Queen has visited her.
In one Moon Circle for Women I did, a dear friend attended. She shared in the circle how she had been on the Pill for 20 years. She was put on the Pill as a teenager because of the acne she was experiencing. She now felt she couldn’t come off it because the acne came back every time she tried.
When you are on the Pill, you are not experiencing a real cycle or menstruation. The bleed happens only because you stop taking the Pill for those 7 days (having a sugar Pill during that time). This is done because women feel strange if they don’t have the release of a bleed. It helps us to feel like we are having a normal cycle.
We spoke a few months later and she expressed the desire to come off the Pill as she was experiencing so many emotional and physical side effects. She decided to give it a trial and see how her skin went.
It’s been several months now and all is going great.
She shared this beautiful story and gave me permission to share here.
One month after stopping the Pill, she was sleeping and was awoken by what she thought was the sun, it was so bright. She knew surely it was still the middle of the night so looked closer. The full moon was shining through her window and was so beautiful. She felt like it was a special gift to experience this, and said thank you, and went back to sleep.
In the morning she woke to find the red mark of the Moon Queen!
Her first blood since having her natural cycle back after 20 years.
A re-menarche initiation. Such a blessing and affirmation of the steps she has taken to connect with her natural cycle and body wisdom.
I love this story!
Thank you Mama for allowing me to share it here. It is totally magical.
And such a beautiful healing for us all. We may not have been welcomed into womanhood at our menarches in the way we wish to welcome our daughters, but if we are open to the magic that is around us, Mother Earth welcomes you always.
I will be doing more Moon Circles in Sydney soon. I am also happy to travel so let me know if you need a Moon Circle in your area for Women or Maiden’s and Mothers..
Here’s my sweet maiden Willow.. such a fairy and reminds me of all the magic every day x x x
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