“The new earth quickens as you rise.
The May Queen is waiting.
Feel the pulsing ground call you to journey,
To know the depths of your desire.
The May Queen is waiting.
Moving through the night, the bright moon’s flight.
In green and silver on the plain.
She waits for you to return again.
Do not keep Her waiting.
Her temper stings if you refuse to taste Her honey.
Surrender as enchantment brings
The first light of dawning.
Move with Her in sacred dance, through fear to feeling.
Bringing ecstasy to those who dare.
Living earth is breathing.
Loving through the night in the bright moonlight,
As seedlings open with the rain.
She’ll long for you to return again.
Do not keep Her waiting.”
– Ruth Barren, The May Queen is Waiting
Welcome to MotherRoot May!
We are on the eve of astrological Beltane (5/5 this year), the cross-quarter Sabbat that is the midpoint between Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice. Here in the northeast, the weather is ranging from Summer (80’s last week!) to late Spring (mid 60’s) and can I just tell you about the flowering trees? Cherry blossoms, peach blossoms, dogwoods, azaleas, wisteria, I am swooning every single day and racing to stand under the cascades of petals as often as possible.
Goddess is ripe and Her fertility sweeps the land, stirring the fires, and calling us to rise up and dance with HER! She is irresistible, alluring, confident, intoxicating. Not only does She embody the land, but Her sovereignty is the source of all those who would represent the land.
Earth Day just passed but everyday is Earth Day at MotherHouse and we honor Goddess as the embodiment of the land, the earth, and the season. Embrace the season and our forward movement to almost summer in the Northern hemisphere! How are you celebrating?
MotherRoot is back on a monthly schedule now and will be released within the first week of every month. The MotherHouse and Mystery School sites both have a new look thanks to a beneficial almost disaster during Mercury Retrograde. Pop over and let me know what you think!
Blessings for the month of May!
Priestess and Founder of MotherHouse and Mystery School of the Goddess
Your gift for MotherRoot May is a free eCourse – Making Goddess Magic with Brandi Auset. Scroll below for more info and a link to sign up!
Bliss Bowl Recipe for the Goddess Annapurna – Giver of Food by Kimberly Moore
Isis and the Faerie Queene by Isidora Forrest
On Gaia and Inhabiting Our Mother by Kimberly Moore
Our Mother Whose Body is the Earth by Carol P. Christ
The Cihuateto – Meso-American Women Goddesses by Anne Key
The Deer Goddess by Jude Lally
The Goddess and the Song of the Universe by Mary Petiet
What the Goddess Brigit Means for Women and Men Today by Mael Brigde
Becoming an Earth Speaker – Ritual Meditation with Gaia by Kimberly Moore
Beltane Heart Magick by Brandi Auset
Body Prayer by Mary Petiet
Kissing the Earth by Molly Remer
Living in a Sacred Landscape by Jude Lally
The Gaian Tarot Deck Review by Molly Remer
The Wild Witch – Gathering Plants for Ceremony by Renee Starr
Goddess Calendar for May
May 3 – Mercury goes direct
May 20, 2017 – Sun enters Gemini
May 25, 2017 – New Moon in Gemini at 344pm eastern
The Sun and the Moon.
Earth, Air, Fire, and Water.
Herbs, Oils, Candles, and Crystals.
These are all ways the Goddess offers Her magick and influence into the world; the sources of universal power which created everything in existence. When you connect with the magick the Goddess embodies, you create a sacred energy that can be used to attract love, healing, and abundance into your life.
Drawing from several traditions of Goddess spirituality, witchcraft, and folk-magic, this free online course offers 7 ritual practices to tap into the magick of the Divine Feminine. You will learn to use your natural energy along with the power of the Goddess to manifest change in the here and now.
Recommended Reading for May:
Minerva’s Owls by Mary Petiet
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Refuge – An Unnatural History of Family and Place by Terry Tempest Williams
Artemis – The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman by Jean Shinoda Bolen
The Magic of Flowers by Tess Whitehurst
Vendors for Supplies:
New Courses & Courses Starting Soon:
33 Days of Ganesha Self Study – start anytime!
Aphrodite’s Kiss with Brandi Auset – start anytime!
A Year of Sacred Living (second session through April 2018) starts 5/1 – register before 5/31/17
Daily Tarot – An Intuitive Discovery Course with Charlotte Elea – new lessons added!
Goddess Magic Circle with Molly Remer starts 5/5 – register now
Saraswati Sadhana (practice) – Self Paced with Kimberly Moore – register anytime
Temple of the Magdalene Priestess Training with Lauri Ann Lumby
The Goddess Unveiled with Brandi Auset starts 5/14
The Vow of Abundance with Renee Starr starts 5/20 – register now