Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Full Moon Nurturing


Tonight is September's Full Corn Moon - named appropriately because this is the time of the year for the corn harvest. We've been enjoying lots of corn on the cob lately, oh it's so sweet this time of year!!

I love watching the skies, especially the moon phases. We saw the moon last night nearly full and it had a yellow hue to it, like a cob of corn. :) In some spiritual belief systems, the moon represents different aspects of the Triple Goddess. For those who don't know, the Triple Goddess is likened to Christianity's God, except she is female and has three stages of her life: Maiden, Mother and Crone. I relate more to the Quadruple Goddess idea of Maiden, Mother, Queen and Crone...representing the four phases of a woman's life. People will disagree with me, but I don't like the idea of moving from motherhood straight to old age! I think that a woman's middle-age can be the best phase of her life...at least I'm experiencing that! :)

In any case, whatever you believe, as long as you are happy and content, bravo! :) I have nothing against any faith that doesn't bring harm to others. I always feel I need to say this so that people don't get offended.

The Full Moon phase of the moon represents the Mother, the nurturer...so it's a good time to sit down and think about who or what in your life needs your attention and your nurturing. How can you take care of others who need you while remembering to take care of yourself too?

By the way, that photo is proudly MINE. :) Alex gave me an amazing camera for my birthday a few years back with an awesome optical zoom and I can really get some great shots of the moon! I need to nurture my photographical (is that a word?) side a little more than I do now! 

12 comments:

SHON said...

Great post. Thanks for sharing.

Rain said...

Thanks Shon :)

Pam Jackson said...

Nurturing right now would be my furbabies! My kids are grown and my grandbabies are cared for. My mom at 80 still gets around great so that leaves my dog and my kitten. What I do to care for them is love them, pet them, feed them and give them my time. Taking care of me has been a chore for years. But now I am healthier than I have been in years. I suffer from a wicked case of Fibromyalgia so to care for me is try to not over do, rest when my body says rest and just deal with the pain. I also do nurture my mom a bit, I try to keep her house clean, take the trash can out for her, do things she needs doing...but at her age, she still does a lot of nurturing to me like taking me for a colon test today. Advice and thoughts - we have to take care of yourself while taking care of others. I did not do that while raising a family and my health went to pot. Thank you for coming to visit at my blog. Take care.

Fundy Blue said...

Awesome photo of the moon, Rain! I've been trying to embrace the Crone phase. I like the Queen stage you mentioned. I think I'll cling to her now and put Crone well off into the future! LOL Have a good one!

Treey said...

Yep, 'photographical' definitely exists. And you're not offensive at all with your posts. It was John Lennon, in his song 'Imagine' who said how religion ruined lives. It also helps some people cope. Personally, I don't believe in it. But each to their own.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I don't think you could offend even if you tried! LOL I really like that Queen stage. I'm in that right now. Maybe I should get myself a tiara 👑 😜

Rain said...

Hi Pam :) Nurturing the fur babies comes naturally to me too. I love doing it! I'm really glad to hear you feel healthier than you have before. I know how difficult it is living with a challenging illness, we can only do our best. Sometimes it takes over, but we always have to bounce back right? I didn't take care of myself for years, and I suffered from it badly after, still do. I learned my lesson a bit too late, but then, that seems to be what I always do!

Rain said...

Hi Fundy Blue :) Thank you so much! I LOVE that camera! I can see all the craters in the moon...love it! See that's the thing. I really do respect the Triple Goddess...but I'm nowhere near ready to be a Crone! I'm embracing my inner Queen for a long time! :)

Rain said...

Hi Terry :)) You're right each to their own. Religion is always a topic that I avoid. It's too personal a thing to debate in my opinion. I don't mind sharing my beliefs, but if anyone is against them, I won't pay attention. It's my mind...and John Lennon did have a point.

Rain said...

Hi Martha :)) Lol...is that a challenge to offend ha ha? Hey, I'll wear a tiara, no problem! I am a Queen. I guess I kind of skipped the Mother phase, but yeah, not a Crone just yet! I'll embrace her when I'm ready! :)

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

No, not at all! No challenge to offend from me. I was very serious about the tiara :) I'm in my middle aged years and damn if I haven't earned the right to wear one by now! LOL

Rain said...

I guess I'm considered "middle aged" too, I feel like I have the right to wear a tiara lol...For me, this is the time to spend on me mostly. I've spent way too much time trying to please everyone around me, I think that's why I like the "Queen" phase idea so much, I'm no crone yet! :)