Full Moon, Shining Bright.
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Full Moon, Shining Bright.
We have a couple of family rhythms melding in this photo. One is that on Tuesdays we have Mexican food. The other is that we mark the full moon in our house by having breakfast for dinner. Weather your pagan like me or just like to keep with the rhythms of the natural wold having a special dinner for the full moon is a lovely tradition.
Here is tonight’s creation. The wonderful thing about tacos or burritos is that it is so easy to customize them. So this is mine and it doesn’t look like what Little or my dear Hubby ate. Mostly because I have some strange love for pickled cabbage.
(half a head of red cabbage sliced thinnish, in a lidded container such as a Tupperware. add a tablespoon or two of apple cider vinegar and close and turn over a few times, keeps in the fridge untill you can finish eating it)
To make scrambled eggs with black beans and cheese, place in some sort of tortilla add avocado and salsa on top. Oh and bacon should you like it.
If you have reading my blog for a while you know my husband and I have very different views on religion. Clearly I am a practicing Witch and he is what I like to call an Atheist Christian. That is to say he was raised Christian (he calls it being bible thumped) and now thinks all religion is bad. That said, he knows an awful lot about Christianity and can pretty much quote the bible, so every now and then those old beliefs pop up.
Not only do we love each other madly we also respect each other and so there is room for all belief systems in our household. We have good ongoing discussions about it, especially with regards to Little and how to raise her. Somethings she is privy to and somethings she is not. Our Full Moon ritual is one thing we all do as a family.
I don’t know when I started it, but we always have breakfast for dinner on the full moon. It comes from a tradition from my dorm days in college, where one of the clubs put on a full moon fry bread event every full moon. Fry bread is yummy and delicious and part of the native culture where I attended school. Sugar however HATES me and so I needed something else, so I tweaked the idea and came up with breakfast. Mainly I thought well eggs and pancakes are round like the moon. Several months into it my hubby came home from work and said “ah it must be the full moon” after seeing what I was making for dinner. This made me exceedingly happy and the tradition stuck.
Tonight we are going to be having baked eggs with lemon and cheese pancakes. We are also adding to the tradition by adding candles, as you can see in my photo above. White candles are traditional for the full moon and what makes a meal more special than candle light? Back when I was reading “Simplicity Parenting” the author talks about having some time with candle light for children. I loved the idea but every day seemed like to much of a stretch for us. I have been mulling it over since and decided on holidays of any kind we would dine by the light of candles. I am also going to introduce the Full Moon Question tonight. “What are three things you are thankful for in the last month?”
So if you celebrate, what will you being doing tonight? Even if you don’t, what are three things you are thankful for in the last month?
also know as the Buck moon (the bucks are starting to get their antlers), the thunder moon ( summer thunderstorms are prevalent this time of year, and the Hay moon.
this reminds me of the saying “make hay while the sun shines”. Which is Tudor in origin and indeed talks about when it is the right time to cut and dry your hay. If you wait to long it might be ruined.
What are you procratination on? what do you need to take care of now? I often use the full moon as a time to thank The Goddess and God for the blessigns I have recived sicne the last full moon and to think about what I need in the coming moon month. All of this together makes it a good time to think about what needs to be taken car of now. Two weeks or so after the full moon is Lughnasadh when we honor the first harvest of grain and the Celtic God Lugh. I will get to the more late but back to our theme of make hay while the sun shines and another saying comes to mind . What your sow you will reap. is what your sowing right now worthwhile of reaping? is that what you want to harvest? If not there is no time like the present to make the change.