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☆ Highlighting clarity and wisdom, practicality and the appreciation of
simple pleasures such as food, love, and enough money to get our needs
met, this exalted Moon in Taurus, comes with many names, each befitting
the region she heralds from, and each offering an emotional anchor we
can moor to in this choppy sea of Samsara.
☆ Often this Halloween Full Moon is called ‘the Ivy Moon, the Samhain
Moon, or the Hunter’s Moon. As leaves on the trees have fallen and
nights are dark (in the Northern Hemisphere), in reverence to the
western Goddess we call her Diana, or Artemis, the ‘Goddess of the
Hunt’. Artemis is the bringer of Light, caring for children, women and
the environment, and selflessly sharing her bounty.
☆ In the
East, this is the Full Moon to honour Laxmi, ‘Goddess of Abundance ’,
giving thanks for wealth and a plentiful harvest.
☆ In the
Buddhist tradition, this is the Moon when Lord Buddha agrees to leave
the realm of the 33, the Divine realm of the Devas (Heavenly realm of
Goddesses), where he had returned to teach and repay the kindness to his
Mother (for giving him the precious human rebirth). Buddhists
commemorate his decent in a weeks’ time, November 3rd, to become one of
the most important days of our Buddhist lunar calendar, as Buddha’s
actions represent the transformation that happens in death, so befitting
the Scorpio Sun, the sign which represents the never-ending cycle of
life, death and rebirth.
☆ Image is of a Nepali Goddess,
Vasudhara, who often compared to Laxmi for they share the same gifts
which the supplicant offer treasure, both real and spiritual.
Today and tomorrow, therefore, are days to honour the Goddess, with flowers, prayers, light and ℒℴѵℯ _/✿\_ ◯☆•*¨*•.¸¸❤☾
Give thanks for all you have. And remember, if you have a food and a roof over your head you are among the world's richest 25%
“To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.” — Buddha