Men like to control, which is why the patriarchal way of measuring time came into play. The Divine Feminine became Father Time and God because men simply could not accept that all this shit was created by a feminine essence. Yeah. We are about to travel deeply into the rabbit hole, folks.
The sun is seen as a masculine energy; the moon feminine. Yet, it is the moon that governs the ebb and flow of life.
I will elaborate.
A woman’s cycle is typically 28 days. In many circles, it is referred to as her moon cycle. When she bleeds, it is her moon blood.
So, why do our cycles dance to the rhythm of the moon and not the sun? Because it is the natural order of life.
Where there were once 13 moons, we now have 12, which has basically fucked up womankind for centuries.
To further control womankind, man created birth control, which interestingly enough contains 28 pills. And if you take your control via a shot like Depo-Provera, you may not even have a cycle, or only have a few a year.
The Mother weeps.
Now, you may be wondering, “how in the hell did she go from discussing Samael to birth control?” Well, my mind is a delicious smorgasbord of thoughts gone wild! ♥
I would much rather live in a realm with 336 day/13-month cycle then in this constrictive 365 day/12-month version man created. The latter is stifling. It feels heavy/overbearing.
I often feel like I am being dragged through 365 days; like I am being forced to move to an unnatural rhythm. Being forced out of sync. I have also not had my moon blood in about 18 months. I am also heave nearly both feet in the Crone years (e.g menopausal). 🙂
So, how is a woman to function in an unnatural rhythm when the Cosmic Mother is wanting her to dance to another? Live off-grid? This realm is so out of sync that a solution seems damn near impossible to fathom.
I really am unsure as to how we can truly live our highest potential with a burdensome patriarchal thumb on our necks.
If I were into Intentional Communities like the one in the movie Wanderlust, I would not be concerned. Fortunately for me, I am not, for I love my ‘personal’ space. I simply cannot get down with folks all up in my business. (Pun intended, which you will get it if you saw the movie. 😀 )
I now have a firmer grasp on why my energy often feels like it is all over the place. It is because I am forced to go about my life to the ticking of a misguided clock.
Color me frustrated.
Perhaps, if I were a member of a coven or other magickal group, things would be different? I am unsure.
The Dark Goddess
The moon is currently in my favorite phase, waning, so I will gather my strength from Her. I will draw Her down to remind myself that in the end, it will be WOMEN who once again rule this realm! [mic drop]
May you “emancipate yourself from mental slavery” and choose to be the embodiment of your TRUE essence now!
P.S. I just found this lovely writing to the Dark Moon and felt it tied nicely to my rambling thoughts in this post. In-joy!
Hear me child, and know Me for who I am. I have been with you since you were born, and I will stay with you until you return to Me at the final dusk.
I am the passionate and seductive lover who inspires the poet to dream.
I am the One who calls to you at the end of your journey. After the day is done, my children find their blessed rest in my embrace.
I am the womb from which all things are born.
I am the shadowy, still tomb; all things must come to Me and bare their breasts to die and be reborn to the Whole.
I am the Sorceress that will not be ruled, the Weaver of Time, the Teacher of Mysteries.
I snip the threads that bring my children home to me.
I slit the throats of the cruel and drink the blood of the heartless.
Swallow your fear and come to me, and you will discover true beauty, strength, and courage.
I am the fury which rips the flesh from injustice.
I am the glowing forge that transforms your inner demons into tools of power.
Open yourself to my embrace and overcome.
I am the glinting sword that protects you from harm.
I am the crucible in which all the aspects of yourself merge together in a rainbow of union.
I am the velvet depths of the night sky, the swirling mists of midnight, shrouded in mystery.
I am the chrysalis in which you will face that which terrifies you and from which you will blossom forth, vibrant and renewed.
Seek me at the crossroads, and you shall be transformed, for once you look upon my face; there is no return.
I am the fire that kisses the shackles away.
I am the cauldron in which all opposites grow to know each other in Truth.
I am the web which connects all things.
I am the Healer of all wounds; the Warrior who rights all wrongs in their Time.
I make the weak strong.
I make the arrogant humble.
I raise up the oppressed and empower the disenfranchised.
I am Justice tempered with Mercy.
Most importantly, child, I am you. I am part of you, and I am within you.
Seek me within and without, and you will be strong.
Venture into the dark, so that you may awaken to Balance, Illumination, and Wholeness.
Take my Love with you everywhere and find the Power within to be who you wish.