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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Marohuya's Full Hunter's Moon, "Blood Moon", and Lunar Eclipse - Oct. 8, 2014



Takahi Familia,

Hoping and praying that all of you find yourselves in good health and good spirit. 

As many of you know, Grandmother Moon, or Ata or Bibi Marohuya as we the Taíno call her, will be at her fullest on Wednesday morning, October 8th, at 6:51 PM EDT for those of you in Borikén and on the East coast (10:51 UTC, Universal Time). 

The lunar eclipse will start at 6:25 AM EDT and last until 7:24 AM, according to NASA, and will be partially visible in the wee hours before sunrise. 

By the time the Full Hunter's Moon rises, the harvest is usually completed, leaving the fields stripped, stubbly and wide open making it an ideal time to spot animals foraging in the fields for leftover nuts, fruit, vegetables, and grains under the light of the moon. Hunter-gatherers welcomed this time of year, and this helpful moon, for its promise of abundant and reasonably easy hunting. For this reason, they referred to this full moon as the “Full Hunter’s Moon” (or “Blood Moon”). 

Today, many in the so-called "developed" world no longer base their survival on good hunting, however the power of the Hunter’s Moon continues to this day. It is still a time to appreciate our Mother Earth and all the things that she provides us, including our food and water. It is a time for seeking inner peace, truth and balance, a time to shed our egos and assess the truth of our own naked, exposed and barren internal landscapes. 

No one can meditate on their place in the world under the Hunter's Moon without the divine feminine energy of our Grandmother Moon. She helps us find our inner balance and unselfish love. The Hunter's Moon looks down upon a world that is fully prepared for regeneration and rebirth, and awaiting our service and labor to till the physical, emotional and spiritual soil. This is work in the trenches as well as work among the clouds. It is work that is especially important for men to be doing now, and the work will go much better if women are willing to act as companions, mentors and guides. In doing so, we all can achieve balance. Until then, men cannot really call themselves men and we, as women, cannot really call themselves women. The Hunter's Moon is a perfect time to accept that truth, and renew one's dedication to it and raise our children with an awareness of that truth. It is truly a good time for seeking inner peace, truth and balance. 

This Full Moon, Bohio Atabei will be praying and providing support for our Bibi Vanessa 'Inaru' Pastrano as she goes through the process of the viewing and burial of her mother, Bibi Victor Pastrano Padilla, who passed away this past Friday, October 3rd. We humbling ask for your prayers for Bibi Inaru and her family during this difficult time of transition. 

As always, Bohío Atabei invites you all to become part of the areito of purification, healing, change and balance. May the spirit shine from your hearts always and may the glow of your beautiful souls give light to the world as Bibi Marohuya continues to do and has done for millions of years, unconditionally pouring her loving, healing, purifying light on all. Always remember that we have been blessed with the same energy cycle and force of Grandmother Moon. Always remember that we, as women, are the manifestation of the rhythm of the universe. 

In the Spirit of Love, Light, Balance, Peace and Healing, may YaYa and the Ancestors Bless and Guide us all, now and always...

Love, Hugs, Peace & Blessings,
Seneko Kakona,
Bibi Aya & Family

Remember Familia, wherever you may be, connect your Spirit to the energy of Grandmother Moon and the stars... and have a Beautiful Night...
Seneko Kakona...
♥♥♥


For more information regarding this Full Moon, you can check out the links below:

Second Lunar Eclipse Of 2014 To Bring 'Blood Moon' On October 8
The Huffington Post | By Ryan Grenoble 

Total eclipse of Blood Moon on night of October 7-8

P.S.: The picture above, as well as the link to the Huffington Post article, comes from a facebook post by Robert Mukaro Borrero posted on October 5th in the United Confederation of Taino People facebook group.  It was the inspiration for writing the post above.  Hahom, Tiao, for the inspiration.  ♥  :)

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Marohuya's Super Full Moon - Sep. 8, 2014





Takahi Familia, 

Hoping and praying that all of you find yourselves in good health and good spirit.

As many of you know, there will be a super full moon this Monday night, September 8, 2014 (or Tuesday, September 9, 2014 depending on where you live).  This will be the last of three super full moons for this year.  This full moon will also be a perigee full moon (the word perigee describes the moon's closest point to the Earth for a given month).  At perigee, the moon will only be approximately 222,691 miles from the Earth. 

Grandmother Moon, or Ata or Bibi Marohuya as we the Taíno call her, will be at her fullest on Monday evening, September 8th, at 9:38 PM EDT for those of you in Borikén and on the East coast (Tuesday, September 9th, at 1:38 UTC). 

It should be noted that this September will be a sky watcher's delight as the third super moon of this year, along with Mars, Saturn, and some of the evening's brightest stars, will be visible in the sky during this month. 

Traditionally speaking, our beautiful and luminous Grandmother Moon, Bibi Marohuya, represents the feminine, the emotional and nurturing aspects in our lives.  She radiates her energy to us in the most amazing cycles of waxing and waning, bringing in and releasing, just like the tides of our oceans, constant, rhythmic and soothing.  Many cultures and people, including the Taíno, follow the cycles of the moon for planting crops and harvesting, and even for determining when they get their hair cut.  :)  

The full moon, in particular, signals a time each month when we are able to take a clear look at what is happening in our lives so we can decide if we need to make changes.  Of course, culturally, historically and spiritually speaking, the Full Moon has additional meanings that change from month to month throughout the year.

For instance, this month's full moon is the Full Corn Moon, as well as the Harvest Moon.  The name Full Corn Moon is attributed to the Native Americans because it marked the time when corn is supposed to be harvested.  The name Harvest Moon traditionally goes to the full moon closest to the autumn equinox.  The Harvest Moon usually falls in September but also falls in October once or twice a decade.  This year, however, the September full moon will actually be a Harvest Moon.  Corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and wild rice are some of the Native Indigenous staple foods now ready for gathering.  At the peak of harvest, farmers can work late into the night by the light of this moon.  Usually the full moon rises an average of 50 minutes later each night, but for the few nights around the Harvest Moon, the moon seems to rise at nearly the same time each night: just 25 to 30 minutes later across the U.S., and only 10 to 20 minutes later for much of Canada and Europe.  

The Harvest Moon is also the most powerful full moon of the creative year, and the spiritual harvest parallels the agricultural harvest.  This is the time to gather the fruits of the field.  We harvest our inner field via meditation and loving remembrance through the arts, in writing, dance, music and other forms of energy in movement that help separate our harvest from the old husks we need to let go.   At this time we are all given now what we need to fulfill our true purpose in bringing balance back to a world ravaged by imbalance. 

This full moon will be a good time to clean and clear up the issues of life.  A ritual for healing old wounds, emotional and physical, and forgiving others and yourself... a "letting go" time.  We are harvesting the abundance of our soul and our growth, so it's time to get rid of that old stuff and make room for the new balanced and enlightened you! 

During a full moon we may become highly detached and focused, and we may be concerned about humanity and helping others.  Balance, emotional bonds, comfort, healing, and assisting those less fortunate than ourselves are the main themes of this full moon.  There will also be tendencies to meditate in a quiet place and heal internal pain and sacrifice for the sake of humanity. 

The gravitational pull between the moon, earth, and the sun often causes pressure for us.  It also causes our bodies to go out of sync and brings high tides in the oceans.  This full moon will greatly impact almost everyone.  There is no doubt that this energy will bring more psychic and spiritual abilities and we may be more prone, or sensitive, to our environment and with others.  Everything will seem more translucent under the light the full moon.  This may impact our egos, causing them to be exaggerated, mostly having to do with our personal relationships with others.  Our sleep will definitely be disturbed and often spiritual moons such as this one can cause our conscience mind to connect even more with the universal energies.  

During this full moon we should be very careful to avoid the overindulgence, obsession, greed and selfishness so prevalent in the world today.  While this full moon represents spirituality and intuition, we can also fall victim to excessiveness and the materialism which is destroying our world.  We should focus instead on being thoughtful, creative, and compassionate.  Let us be thoughtful to everyone as every person will be going through a change.  This change is an absolute necessity as we are almost 30 days away from the Lunar and Solar Eclipse. 

This full moon will be a powerfully healing moon, but it may come with exceptionally heightened sensitivity for a couple of days before and after so we should make sure to take some time out and avoid stressful environments and activities if possible. 

There is enormous healing power to "download" with this full moon but, as the healing brings us back to a state of wholeness, the previous imbalances may become particularly evident for a while.  It may be useful to remember that energy is simply energy, neither good nor bad, just neutral, so whatever ails us can be transformed into something that heals us if we let it.  If, however, we identify too strongly with the pain and distress we solidify it and create energetic structures which are far tougher to transform and shift. 

This full moon speaks of healing needed due to our previous avoidance of difficult emotions.  The imbalances she seeks to correct are those created by denial.  Bibi Marohuya asks us to feel fully whatever arises now, no matter how much we believe doing so will overwhelm us because it won’t.  By allowing the feelings to be felt fully and without judgment we are inviting healing into our lives and allowing our energy to rebalance and realign. 

As we know Atabei, our Mother Earth, is going through a purification at this time and this September's full moon will be far stronger than many realize.  We know this because we are aware that the purification which began in 2012 is intensifying.  We know that the spirit of Atabei and spirit of Guabancex are also helping in this process of powerful earth changes. 

For these reasons and more, Bohio Atabei invites all of you to join us in a moment of meditation on Monday, September 8, starting at 9:00 PM EST for 30 minutes or for as long as you can to join the energy of our spirits as women because we have been blessed with the same energy cycle and force of Grandmother Moon.  Remember that we, as women, are the manifestation of the rhythm of the universe. 

Let us for a moment give thanks and reflect on the necessary changes we need in our lives no matter how painful those changes may seem.  Join with us in sending out positive healing words, thoughts and energy through song, dance and prayer, out to the four directions, into the wind, through the waters, from land to land, and from fire to fire, to the Spirit World and beyond, and into our very souls.  

Let us call out to the spirit of Mother Earth and the Waters, Bibi Atabei.  May she be kind to all who live in upon her and depend on her for life.  Let us say Bomatum Hahom Sacred Mother for all that she gives us and for protecting the very balance of life. 

Also let us not forget to say Bomatum Hahom to Grandmother Moon, Bibi Marohuya, for her presence as she teaches us again through her cycle how we can shed useless and harmful mindsets and change for the better through an ongoing cycle of renewal and purification so we can love, share, and give from our hearts so that peace, balance and harmony can prevail. 

Let us all take the time during this full moon to look up to the skies as Bibi Marohuya once again reminds us that we, as women, have the honor and privilege of being part of this beautiful purifying cycle. 
We all have the opportunity during each cycle to help humanity move into conscious awareness of the positive changes necessary for the good of all life on earth and beyond. 

Finally, let us say Bomatum Hahom to Grandfather Sun for pouring his light, warmth and life on us all.  Let us all remember that thoughts have energy and power and lead to action and creation.  Therefore, incorporate positive thoughts into positive actions every day with love, respect, courage and wisdom.  Stand up with courage and without fear for a just and kind world so others may see and learn from you to use the energy of the mind in a good way with each light lighting another. 

We invite you all to become part of the areito of purification, healing, change and balance.  And may the spirit shine from your hearts always and may the glow of your beautiful souls give light to the world as Bibi Marohuya continues to do and has done for millions of years, unconditionally pouring her loving, healing, purifying light on all.  

In the Spirit of Love, Light, Balance and Healing, may YaYa and the Ancestors Bless and Guide us all, now and always... 

Love, Hugs, Peace & Blessings,
Seneko Kakona,
Bibi Aya & Family

Remember Familia, wherever you may be, connect your Spirit to the energy of  Grandmother Moon and the stars... and have a Beautiful Night...   
Seneko Kakona...  ♥♥♥

Friday, September 5, 2014

Abuela's Pilon Ceremony this Sunday Sept 7,2014 for Esperanza Martell :)

 
You are invited to share a special moment.

The Bohio Atabei Grandmothers Council is Celebrating Esperanza Martell this Sunday Sept. 7  in Inwood Park.  You can meet us at 11: am by the Nature Center in the park .
The Ceremony will be wonderful. Hope you can join us as we give Espy her Abuela’s pilon filled with the love and respect of all who know her.
You may bring spiritually significant gifts for Espy that she may receive your Blessings  and if you wish,please bring food or juice to share.


 Espy has touched the lives of many people and is loved and respected for the beauty of her heart and spiritJ please join us.

Note the ceremony will take place at 12noon the time is important as the sun and Blessings of Grandfather sun will be at its highest point and Grandmother Moon will be preparing herself for her Full Moon dance in the evening sky.

This is a sacred and special moment ladies so I hope to see many of you
thereJ
Lots of Love. Big Hug. 

Espy states if you wish You can meet her  at 11am. At the 207th and Bway train,you then can walk with her  to 218 st to the Inwood Nature Center. 

Hope to see you.