Join the Goddess Full Moon Group for May Full Moon in Sagittarius on May 21 at 8pm eastern. Brandi Auset and I lead the Goddess Full Moon Group every month, as well as some special Goddess Wheel celebrations, and it includes discussion of the featured Goddess, a guided meditation, and a chat with Q&A after the meditation. This month will be focused on a Full Moon ritual with the Mayan Goddess Ix Chel!
Ix Chel (pronounced “eeshell”) is a Mayan Triple Goddess of fertility, waters, blood mysteries, weaving, healing, and medicine. Some stories refer to her as only Maiden and Crone, but after reading her stories from several sources, the three distinct aspects emerged clearly for me and the triplicity was revealed.
She is depicted as the White Goddess – Maiden of the Moon, She of the Pale Face who had opalescent skin that radiated the light of the moon. As the Maiden, she sits on the Mayan glyph for the Moo (in the form of the cresent moon), holding a rabbit (signifying the hare that lives in the moon and reproductive potential).
Ix Chel is the Red Mother or the Red Goddess. In the Mother form, she is also called Lady Rainbow andWeaver Goddess. Other names that are Ix Chel aspects are Ix Kanleom, the “Spider’s Web Catching the Morning Dew”, and Ix Chebal Yax. She is the Goddess who calls forth women’s blood (Goddess of Becoming) and stands over women as the Midwife in their births.
In her Crone aspect, Ix Chel is the Jaguar Goddess. Sometimes she is called Chak Chel (the Old Moon Goddess) and the Grandmother, Ix Mukane. She is filled with spiritual and medicinal knowledge and shown with a serpent on her head and wearing a skirt of crossbones. Her hands take the claw form of the jaguar. Chak Chel is also known as the Red Rainbow and for the ancient Maya, the rainbow came from the Underworld and was a sign of illness and death.
Ix Chel is a powerful Goddess for women to invoke. She is also the Goddess that comes to women in their time of need.
What you need for the Ix Chel Ritual:
To connect with Ix Chel, we are going to make a seed of creation medicine bag that is full of our woman prayers to this Great Goddess of Women. Please gather a bag and symbols of the prayers/blessings that you want to include in your bag. All instructions for preparation are in the Goddess Full Moon Group.
When you register for the free Full Moon Group, information will be available on how to attend the live event and access the archives. The numbers for the live teleconference are USA numbers, but the archive is available to listen via the internet. Firefox and Chrome are the best browsers to use for connection. When the information for the new month is available, all participants will receive an email as well as email reminders prior to the Full Moon event. You will also have access to all past Full Moon archived teleconferences.