Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Hymn to the Moon


The Queen of Heaven
Moon Goddess
by Heather Blakey

"The Moon is usually represented as the feminine power, the Moon Goddess, Queen of Heaven, with the sun as the masculine. The Moon is universally symbolic of the rhythm of cyclic time: universal beginning. The birth, death and resurrection phases of the moon symbolize immortality and eternity, perpetual renewal; enlightenment."

J. C. Cooper An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Traditional Symbols.

My rational mind is not enough to sustain me, especially as I come to grips with the recent passing of my mother. Like the computer my rational mind processes the input it receives and calculates logical conclusions. Given that there is much that cannot be explained the rational mind has obvious limitations.

By contrast, the Moon is the portal to intuition. As a conduit, The Moon provides access to an infinite supply of information, enabling me to tap into an incredible storehouse of knowledge and wisdom. I sense that if I trust intuition I will gain entrance to an Aladdin's Cave of treasure.

So, tonight I stand before the Moon, keeper of the keys of fertility and the gates of birth, death and rebirth. I stand before 'she' who is the perpetual renewal, the bringer of the seasons, the controller of life giving waters.

Tonight I acknowledge her to be the measurer of time, to be the weaver of fate.

I put my trust in her clear light, even if it exposes aspects that have remained hidden within dark shadows. For it is this light which equally highlights a creative power that knows no bounds.


  1. What an absolutely fantastic image you have created.
    Yes indeed, Heather,the Moon is truly a Goddess. She affects so much here on earth. She can drive people into irrationality and cause them to act foolishly. By the same token, she can influence their creative abilities. She directs the movement of the tides as she directs in much the same way, the movement of the blood through our bodies. When she first appears as a crescent in the sky she reminds us of new birth, new beginnings. We watch her grow into a powerful, full bodied Goddess. Then as she wanes, we see her slowly disappearing from view. Our hearts gladden when we see Her again, the bright new crescent. The cycle begins again and we are filled with hope.


  2. Thanks Vi. To sing to the Moon is such a calming thing to do. Somehow, acknowledging her dual nature of creator and destroyer, nourisher, giver of light, and death dealer all at the same time, helps me make sense of things.

  3. Heather, this is an amazing image and the act of creating it is itself a portal to the intuition.

  4. It is a good image - it has a rather eerie feel suggesting things that can't be grasped with the rational mind - things that are intuited rather than thought.
    I like the emphasis on all things lunar in this group at present - it's leading me into a part of myself I had been denying

  5. I don't know if I've ever seen a more perfect representation of the moon! Your drawing embodies not only the femininity but the balance provided by the elements of earth, air, fire, and water. You've outdone yourself once again~

  6. Sigh! It's the real moon lady there! Divine!

  7. i too love this image you have created Heather, she seems to be opening herself to receiving all, no judgements here.