We’Moon Holy Days: Seasonal Blessings by Rose Flint

In each edition of the We’Moon datebook, we feature one Holy Day writer who shares with us her unique perspectives of each of the eight holy days. This year, we have the pleasure of sharing Rose Flint’s work. She has woven in sparkling threads of this year’s theme Radical Balance, along with her vibrant magical activist spirit.

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Summer Solstice

a1sx2_Thumbnail1_Laurie-Crain-Tree-of-Life1.jpgSummer Solstice is just around the corner. This Saturday marks the longest day of the year.

The sun-drum is high and taut as the wheel lifts to the peak of ascension. Gaia stretches out luxuriously; flowers pour from her, colours, light, heat—time to rest, play, blossom—flowers in our hair and our hearts wide open to celebrate Beauty, Grace of Earth. We gather together, travel and dance, campfires opening like stars on the land as long lovely blue velvet nights wrap us in ease. Yet we have Gaia's work to do: Earth is heating up, strangely, erratically, scorching lands into deserts, setting wild fires. Water, that sweet companion of solace to heat, comes ferocious in floods and storms, or refuses us rain, so we thirst. Our crops are now burnt, now drowned. Earth, Air, Fire and Water spin out of their true integration.

Let each circle be a powerhouse—each drum, each throat open in prayer for Gaia and her continuance to be at the heart of all we do. Our world will only come into balance if we make our own radical shifts, bringing women's wisdom into the centre.

Rose Flint © Mother Tongue Ink 2013

 

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We'Moon: Gaia Rhythms for Womyn, the iconic feminist datebook, is a best-selling astrological moon calendar, earth-spirited handbook in natural rhythms, and visionary collection of women's creative work, now in its 34th year of publication. www.wemoon.ws
Rose Flint (Somerset, U.K.) is a Poet-Priestess, Ceremonalist and Elder of the Goddess Conference, Glastonbury. Her poems for the Goddess are collected in Grace, Breath, Bone—enquiries to wildishpress@gmail.com. She has four other collections, including Mother of Pearl—see poetrypf.co.uk

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