New and Full Moon Poetry

Full Moon Mandala Visualization

I am completely whole, healthy and happy. My body and all its cells are renewed now with the light and source of love. I visualize my body as completely healthy and free from all toxins. I am health. I am healthy.

My family and friends are complete and whole and healthy. We interact in harmonious and inspiring ways. All of our interactions are peaceful, loving and kind. We see each other’s point of view and listen to one another’s feelings. We hear each other. We are all healthy, strong, vibrant and alive and living to our full potential now and forever.

I am love. I radiate kindness, joy and positivity. When I think of or see this mandala, I am reminded of this visualization and can easily recall that place inside of inner peace and tranquility. I return to love. I return to sanity. I return to health. I return to the inner light of me and to the outer light of the moon. All is well.

Music Video

YouTube – Joni Mitchell-California (BBC)

sitting in a booth in oakland, east bay
reading a book and it sure looks good
california you never felt so good
with your sleeves of song
and your quilts of kindness

reading the news and it looks bad
no money anywhere here
we’re last on the list in school
no jobs to speak of anywhere
it all just seems so hopeless

but then that stranger sees my glare
he gives a warm smile to the loneliness
and puts one on my face back
it’s just that way here it seems
when it all looks bad, someone smiles

oh california, my home and precious land
your beaches soothe my spirit
the sand takes my memos and reads them
and the oceans accepts my fallen sticks
I just couldn’t love you much more

california, I’m staying home
california, I’m glad you’re home
california, the best is yet to come

New and Full Moon

August New Moon of Delight

Other names for this moon: Herb Moon; Barley Moon; Corn Moon.

As Summer winds down and Autumn begins to inch in, transition is seen early in the leaves this year in Northern California. My Japanese Maple is already turning shades of brown. I, too, am pondering change as Summer comes to a close and Autumn shows it’s early signs.

This New Moon, I wish for health: for me, my family and friends. I put our garden “Buddha” (we call him Buddha but it’s really not Buddha, it’s an Indian god) on my New Moon altar along with my mountain rock and silver rocks in my Poppy’s medicine bowl. The board, or mat, is the cutting board from our kitchen that was there throughout my childhood but had since become a “garden board”. The center bowl is filled with purified water, essential oils and rose petals, along with alchemy stones. The entire altar is placed facing Mt. Diablo at the South end of our backyard. The Indian god is facing North. My prayer for this month’s New Moon in Leo is for healing and health.