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Dedicated to Grandmother Moon
The Spirit of Grandmother Moon is very ancient. She is one of the first three placed
by Great Spirit to watch over, guide, and assist the children of Mother Earth.
The Stone honoring her in the Sun Bear Wheel is the third one of the Center Circle. It
is placed a little to the West of South (just West of Mother Earth), near the Creator Stone.
Grandmother Moon is in her glory during the night time hours, when Father Sun is on
the other side of Mother Earth. She can help you with your dreams and visions; either
to help bring them, or to assist in interpretation.
In many Native traditions Grandmother Moon is the leader of Feminine life. She
teaches about the intuitive, introspective side of your nature. She is also very much
connected to "Cycles". If you need assistance with changes in your life, or wish to
create changes, Grandmother Moon is a good one to ask.
One of her most popular Native names is "Nissa". There is a beautiful song
by this name that is sung in her honor.
Loon, a bird that swims and dives, is the animal totem for Grandmother Moon. They have three calls, a yodel, a wail, and an eerie laugh. They nest along the shores of lakes, in marshes or swamps where they can slide into the water, because they
cannot walk on land. The fish they dive for are their main food. Loons enjoy the
company of other Loons, so we call them "gregarious". They also mate for life.
From Loon we can learn about transformation, maneuverability, mystery, and
The plant totem is Mugwort, which can be found just about anywhere. Use
Mugwort to balance female energies. Also a powerful ally and protecting force when
used in a smudge or when working with the powers of Grandmother Moon. It is also
good for help in promoting dreams. For this reason it is a popular ingredient of dream
The scientific name is "Artemisia vulgaris." Artemis (är´te-mîs), in
Greek mythology was the virgin goddess of the hunt and the Moon and twin
sister of Apollo (Greek name for the god who drove the Chariot of the Sun across the
sky; almost another name for Father Sun! ). Vulgaris means it is common. Click
on the picture of Mugwort for more information at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension site. There is also a great full-size photo of Mugwort
in Shade Trees showing its prolific growth in some environments.
Moonstone, of course, is the mineral totem. Moonstone is a form of the mineral albite, sodium feldspar, and has a beautiful pearly luster.
Connecting with Moonstone will assist you in developing prophetic ability, to gain wisdom, strength, and with your connection to Grandmother Moon.
Moonstone image used with permission by Sun Angel
The Stone representing Grandmother Moon is associated with the color silver-white. I am unable to show this color exactly. The moons to the left show it better. Use this color when seeking purity of spirit, innocence, and truth. It is helpful when perfecting your intuition; powerful for balancing male/female energies.
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This beautiful BlueMoon came in email from a neighbor.
What is a Blue Moon? See Once in a Blue Moon
When is a Blue Moon? See Blue Moons
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