|Types of Offerings
First Moon Passage; Maiden
A young girl’s First Moon is a momentous passage from young maiden to young woman. Many of us experienced this “coming of age” as awkward or confusing. I remember feeling like it was something to be hidden and ashamed of. I think about my mother and what it must have been like for her, the only daughter in a family of three brothers. I wonder how many generations in our matriarchal lineage have inherited this sacred passage as one associated with shame or taboo? What was this time like for you? What is your blood relatedness rooted in? Honor? Confusion? Celebration? Shame? Reverence? Taboo? What would you wish for your daughter? Your grand-daughter?
The term Menarche-menstruation translates from Latin to First Moon and represents the first phase of a woman’s life. Whether your desire is to celebrate and honor the first moon of your daughter, your granddaughter, or to re-contextualize your own passage from the maiden to matron, a personally designed rite of passage ceremony will not only bless you in the healing of your own lineage, but that of all women for generations to come. This ceremony opens up an orientation of sacredness in relationship with our moon time.
Full Womb Passages; Mother and Matron
The Full Womb Passage of the Mother represents the second phase of a woman’s life and is one of fertility, sensuality and abundance. This is a time of gaining knowledge and fulfilling on our potential. It is a celebration of the power, passion and purpose of feminine wisdom. Fully expressed sexually, socially and emotionally, here we are attuned to the fullness of the moon.
This phase of our lives as women is full, complex and extremely expansive. Approaching the many passages in this phase of life consciously and with reverence can move us toward a deeper soul connection within ourselves and that of the sisterhood of women.
A Full Womb Passage can be designed to celebrate a passage of marriage, childbirth, creativity or sensual awakening as well as to honor the healing of divorce, infertility, miscarriage, or sexual abuse. Ceremonies focused on re-claiming one’s own sovereignty and healing places of self-abandonment or self-sacrifice are particularly powerful and effective.
Last Moon Passage; the Mystic and the Crone; She who holds her Blood Within
Some tribes believed that women became very wise when they no longer shed the lunar “wise blood” but kept it inside. The word “Crone” means woman who is wise. In ancient times, to “Crone” meant “to crown”.
When a woman leaves the mothering phase and enters grandmother consciousness, she takes on a new sense of freedom. Creativity is unleashed in this phase of life. The creative urges that were put into mothering and caretaking have been freed up and many new doors are now open. A crone knows what it means to live a life. She has a great deal of life experience, and as she surrenders many of her former womanly roles, she ventures further into the realm of living from her own inner authority, rather than relying on the authority of others.
Claiming your crone energy means taking on a responsibility to the community, to the culture, to the earth, and to all women coming up behind you. In involves expressing your creativity, speaking your mind and inspiring others to do the same. The crone represents the third, postmenopausal phase of a woman’s life. The crone bears the ability to be beautiful – physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I believe it is a gift for us to honor our women elders, and a Croning Ceremony is beautiful way to bring forth blessings for all involved.
Ceremonies are designed based on each individual and range from small intimate settings to group settings. To schedule your personal passage or to gift one to someone you love, contact us here.