This past full moon on April 8th, 2020 was a Super Pink Moon. This is not considered to be a good omen and as we all know, things are not going so well now with the Corvid-19 pandemic.
Humanity has lived through countless plagues and pandemics throughout history. Each one of us has to look at what it brings up for us. It will bring up terrible or good memories of past life experiences with major epidemics and plagues. With consciousness, we can change our story. So let's not panic, let's be brave, strong and wise. Let's use this time to reflect.
This Moon is also the MOON OF WELCOMING. It is the beginning of a new cycle of 13 Moon, a lunar year.
I am asking myself what I want to invite in my life for the year to come and making a vow to myrself to work towards it. Welcoming myself into the world again, a time of rebirth. Recalling our birth story for better or for worse gives us the opportunity to change the script if we did not have a great entry.
I've revisited my birth story countless time, questioning my parents about it, doing rebirthing sessions and dreaming about it. In the end, whatever we came into the world to do, to heal, to change... is largely revealed in our birth story.
My birth was slow, I did not want to be here. My Mother was in labour forty-eight hours with me. I came out with the caul intact. A caul represents someone blessed by Spirit, somone who is protected. It's a rare phenomena. And I am blessed in so many ways. Not to say my life has been easy, on the contrary, it's been a rough ride. But I am blessed with the love. protection and guidance that led me to my path in life. I am blessed with the wisdom to learn and grow from the experiences and the humility to admit when I am off path. I am blessed with teachers and a Shamanic community that works together towards a common goal.
Our birth name also says a lot about us. How we feel about it is another thing. I never liked my name MaryRose for a long time. I didn't like Mary because it contained the Catholic stigma of the Virgin mary versus Mary Magdeline... as if I had to choose one or the other. Also, having two names as my first name was confusing for a lot of people. Unless I said my full first and last name together, many people who didn't know me, would assume my last name was Rose. I got tired of having to explain it all the time. Then I had to explain that it is one word, no space with a captial R for Rose... ugh!
Finally, when I explored my name deeper, I came to love it, I resolved my issues with Christianity and now I enjoy the uniqueness of my name. I would get lots of compliments on it, but I was the one who had to accept it, to accept me, to welcome myself into the world every day.
This Super Pink Moon is an opportunity to let go of the things we don't want to carry forward with us. The time spent in physical isolation is a good time to go within and get reaquainted with ourselves. To look at what we want to explore this month and the year to come. I am committing to spending less time online or watching TV and spending more time with creative projects and getting my life in order... because I want to be ready when my time is up. I don't want to be in denial or resisitance. Death can come knocking without notice even if its not my time, who knows... And the years go by fast, even if the moments drag on....