The Queen of Heaven
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.