The Dark Moon is the threshold of the New Moon … a liminal space of our deepest, wild feminine energy and magicks. It is the void, incubation, the balance between waxing and waning, the apex of light and shadow.
During nights of worship, ceremony, and communion with Dark Mothers, we seek connection to our roots, our deep magick, our Ancestors, the mysteries that Goddess reveals. While the Dark Mothers are an intimidating group on the surface, there is so much that they bring to us – knowledge of our shadow sides, initiations, transitions. Without their influence and regard, we would not move forward in our journeys or incarnations. They represent the cycles of our human and spiritual lives. Archetypically, they are death (spiritual and physical) and the promise of rebirth.
Join Priestesses Brandi Auset and Kimberly Moore for a year of Dark Moon Magick 2019! Our next Goddess is MEDUSA and we will be gathering on 3/4/19.
13 Dark Moons. 13 Goddesses. 13 Magickal Workings and Practices. 13 Live Lunar Calls
Dark Moon Temple is open for sign up now and remains open through 2019.
***SIGN IS OPEN FOR ALL OF 2019 – If you sign up after 1/3/19, you will have immediate access to all previous monthly content, including archive recordings and meditations.
DARK MOON GODDESSES OF 2019
Lilith ~ Asteria ~ Medusa ~ Circe ~ Matangi ~ Nemesis ~ Sekhmet ~ Macha ~ Tlazolteotl ~ Ereshkigal ~ Santa Muerte ~ Baba Yaga ~ Hel
Medusa encompasses a very interesting duality that is not often discussed. She is most famous as one of the three Greek Gorgon sisters. The Gorgon’s face is one of the oldest figures in Greek art and in many cases looks like a death mask with wide eyes, protruding tongue, tusks, and wild matted hair or live serpents surrounding Her head. Gorgons are winged creatures although they were born of parents who were monstrous creatures of the ocean.
Interestingly, as we step away from the Greek interpretation of Medusa, a more ancient story unfolds. Medusa was a Priestess and Queen of Libya, an African Queen “married” to the God of Oceans, Poseidon. She was renowned for Her beauty and warrior skills. She led armies and also embodied the wisdom of the Great Goddess. Medusa has been called “Mother of Mountains” and linked to the Great Warrior Goddess Atargatis. It is possible that She did battle Perseus and that battle culminated in Her death. Greek myth also tells us that Medusa was the only Gorgon that was mortal, indicating that She was possibly a real person before becoming known as a Gorgon.
Medusa is fearsome. She represents power, wisdom, and truth that can overwhelm all of our senses to the point of paralysis. In the face of the Gorgon’s visage, we are confronted by our own fear of powerlessness and nightmare scenarios. But, as happens when we gather our courage and face our fears head on, they are diminished and the truth and wisdom at the source of those fears is revealed. This is also Medusa. By “looking at Her”, we are looking at our deepest fears, those things that have turned us to “stone”, but on the other side of those fears, we see a shining winged Goddess with golden hands and the ability to show us our own power.
Priestesses by Norma Lore Goodrich
Turning the Gorgon – A Meditation on Shame by Sandra Edelman
Medusa – Solving the Mystery of the Gorgon by Stephen Wilk