The Cold Moon... The moon of the ancestral wisdom...

The Cold Moon... The moon of the ancestral wisdom...

New Moon in Aquarius, the Cold Moon 
Written by; Keia Lavine, January 2023
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The cold Moon 
The cold snow has come down here in the Sierra Desert Foothill unlike I have seen anything in a very long time.  It has blanketed the valley multiple times when a local like me is used to a two or three-time fall of the white shimmering water... only for it to melt within one or two days.  As a Moondancer, I celebrate this answer for the prayer of water to bless these lands. As a woman, trying to get the ice off her front windshield to see in the cold morning... Well... brrrrr.   

We enter into this lunar cycle of the cold moon, and honestly, I am soooo glad.  
Look, I don't know how it's been for you but wow, these last few weeks have been some 'all-over-the-place type energies'.  So many of my clients have had similar stories; swimming in the deep waters of contemplation, holding too much energy, diving into the wonders of mystery, taking personal inventory, and trying to really just figure out where to go from here.  

For me personally, it has been very polarized as I tend to deeply love the winter months and the energies of the moon at this time.  Such primal instinctual wisdom seeps through with the added space and time due to the blizzards and darker days.  Since Christmas, it has seemingly been event after event happening, all the while feeling the clearest and most determined I have ever felt.  It's as though when someone asks how I am doing, there truly is no way to answer without telling a tale as long as a marvel movie script. 
I have been in a massive transformation and what I can only describe as singing my bones alive like the La Loba in Dr. Clarrisa's book Women who run with the wolves.  

Foundation and Structure.  

This is exactly what the bones are... These cold nights are the time for dreaming, creating, crafting, and singing the new songs of deep seeds planted into the crystalline nature of the structure of this vessel we call a body.  My personal journey has taken me deep down into the porous cylinders of my bones to look at the structure of my message, my business, and how to live a life that bridges the gap of worlds that are still so far apart.  There are not many teachers out there to truly look to for the answers of how to live a deeply shamanic and spiritual life and bridge that gap to make it shared in the modern world. I know that we all so deeply need the medicine of this wisdom meant to be shared, and so I learn, I do my best, and I give with only one prayer that my work conveys... Medicine.   The medicine of consciousness that will lead us back to that red road path of the heart center, to kindle the ceremonial flame of ignited consciousness.  We are meant for so much more.  

I have deeply uncovered my own bruising of doing too much, for too many as the need really is there, but the structure must be built in ways that this wisdom will be taken like the precious medicine it is and not a trend passing through.  

For those that are attuning to cyclical alignment and rhythms, The new moon time is the time to come to our center, let go of last month's energies and begin to call in the energies of the next lunar cycle.  It's during the 5 days of the new moon phase that we release, cross the portal and open into new intentions and work for the next lunar cycle. 

This next cycle calls in the cold moon, or the snow moon. although the new moon really can't be seen too much as she is darkened by the earth's shadow, Grandmother moon will be the closest to the earth than she has been in 992 years.  It also is the opening into the Aquarian energies.  The illuminary, higher thinking minded energies of inspiration.  This lunar cycle calls in the element of air and as such invites us all to focus on breath, disciplined thought, and open-minded space to allow for the inspired and divine message to come through from the heart of the winds and breath of life.  
Celebrate this moon and do it loudly, because this is a special time.  We enter into this next lunar cycle of 28 days with the strength of the ancestors, the structure of cyclical harmony, and incredible wisdom about to be poured out all over.  

This cold moon is the time of the "cold bones" and is when we sing. We sing the life back into those bones with words of intentionality, with words of praise, gratitude, hope, desire, intent, and the sacred wonder for the magic of life stirring deep under the earth that is covered by these white blankets.  Celebrate this moon, for your ancestors.  Just like our grandmother's moon coming so close to earth in proximity during this new moon phase, it is a mirror of all of our ancestors being close to us during this time as we collectively continue to shift and create new ways of being in this great shift. 

Celebrate your lineage as it was these next few weeks that were the hardest on our ancestors in the north who had to bare a couple more months of freezing temperatures, dwindling food supplies, and being stuck in the house with your whole family (I bet that would drive a lot of us this day and age absolutely nuts).  These months were when the food supplies began to thin when the replenishments were gone and it must have been so tough to know that there were still a few "storms" yet to come to get through to make it to the time of the budding trees and brighter days.  

Each time we celebrate, every moment of joy, fun, and play IS in fact a way to deeply honor the ancestors in our lines who were unable to be as free as we are today.  Every song and every dance is a celebratory thank you to them for giving us this life and an honoring of their lives and what they endured without the luxurious comforts of western civilization.  Honor the ancestors of the lands you actually live on, whether related or not.  Make offerings of food, or set out some birdseed for the winged ones.  offer a cup of hot soup to the earth, or even sweet sugar... (we don't need it anyways).  

This cold moon, perhaps you can honor your bones in another way... What ancient practices, songs, or interesting traditions could you bring life to this month that could complete the sacred hoop in your familial lines?  Perhaps your intentions could incorporate a bit of that too?  

Take time for deep intentions and know that your intentions really are an energetic prayer.  say them out loud, say them as though they are claimed right out of the ethers and for the good of all... Open yourself to an incredible lunar cycle of wisdom, channeled messages, sacred breath, and life force to fill you up.  

Remember, I see the moon, and the moon sees you.  Be blessed and may the light of the moon illuminate the dark times for you. 

With Wild Love, 
Keia Lavine, HHP. CMI., Cht. 
Medicine Woman 
email me at rise@keialavine.com

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New Moon Ritual
This New Moon is a focus on Air, Song, Breath, Higher Mindedness, and Illumined thought. 

Rest in the darkness, no light, no distraction, no movement, and let all slip away and let your bones and your breathing become the entire focus... until all that you are is breath and bone. Hold that focus for as long as you can. 

You don't need any supplies or tools to do this.... just lay on the earth or floor and breathe.

Notice your attention wandering and bring it to the breath over and over.  After some time, begin to open yourself to what you really want to call in for this next month.  What do you choose to create, or experience in the next lunar cycle? When you feel clear... Gather all of this intention into a powerful blue energy ball and breathe this energy into your bones as though you are breathing life itself into your bones... Just like you would breathe into a mirror to fog it up, breathe deeply just the same as you paint your bones with the blue energy of your breath.  If you feel curious to explore; you can breathe, hum, sing, chant even... However, it comes through to you just allow the breath to guide you.  Capture your intentions within the bones with the energy and light of sacred breath.  

Now rise and take action wild one, you and you alone are the 'one' responsible for your intentions so breathe life into them, and as the new moon gives way to the next cycle, breathe life into your dreams with action.  

You are worthy of a life that you love,
Keia Lavine
Rise@keialavine.com



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Humbled, I am caught yet again in your gaze and you take me in an instant to that hidden path. It is here I wander right into the realm of dreams... In the silences of the night sky, I slip into that vast dream.  Staring at Grandmother Moon, swaying like the oceans as ancient songs rise up from the depths of my core... I stare deeply into the fullness of that bone-like glowing, sorcerer's stone in the sky... the sweet darkness surrounds this grandmother moon in tender adoration as soft swirling clouds reach in for just a touch of her illumined love...
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