The days of the week, what they signify and what energies they bring are an interesting topic. Last week I decided to start morning posts on the Facebook page, geared toward better understanding these times so that anyone who wants to can use them to their advantage and those of us who have already learned this information can be gently reminded of what it is we have laid before our feet on those days we're not quite 'sorted' or 'on the ball' so to speak. We begin with Monday, the Moon's Day.
Mmmmm Monday and oh, how I took my time with this morning. It began with the Sun and my shadow which drew me to today's posting of the Moon.
After an incredibly eventful weekend, I absolutely slept in on a Monday of all days. From Thursday to Sunday I didn't stop and I didn't want to until night came and I couldn't keep my eyes open anymore. Today I took advantage of cuddling John a bit and not needing to hop out of bed to get the day going. A welcomed reprieve from the normal Monday energies forced upon us that abound in this society.
I'm at the end of my daily 'day of the week' symbology and energy posts. I'll get these onto the website along with all of the other goodies I've been slacking on later this week, as each day passes. I started on a Tuesday, in the energy of starting a new project, this was perfect timing. Ending it on a Monday where the energies favour emotional sharing and the like seems to fit the way I've been sharing these posts like a glove. So without further ado, Monday and her energies and influences.
'Monday's child is fair of face.'
Monday is a Moon day, and so we are dealing with emotions, moods, intuition and the shadowy side of life. Many people report Monday as the most challenging day of the week. It's no wonder, as the moon carries with it erratic and sometimes unpredictable energy. We can counteract fast fluctuations in lunar energy by taking note of the phase of the moon every Monday. This lets our logical mind know "where we stand" in a metaphorical sense Best tasks for Mondays: Meditation, dream analysis, quiet time, personal indulgence, rest, relaxation, sleep.
The Moon wields her force and influence as a light that is actually a reflection of the Sun as she is reliant upon the Sun's light to mirror her image to our earthly eyes.
This method of projecting light makes the Moon a symbol of nuance and distinction. Clarity, reflection, and indirect consideration, deliberation and meditations are gained by passive means. Where the Sun blaze upon a given philosophical subject but the Moon softly encompasses and beckons for our attention, illuminating the curiosities our psyche in a silky translucent glow that is more open to the mysterious, sacred and hidden impressions left for us to unravel.
Monday's Energies & The Moon's Influences
The symbolic Moon knowledge and wisdom can be found in alchemical teachings wherein the Moon is a facet of silver. In the metaphorical perspective of the disciplined alchemist, we know silver is a symbol of clarity, purity, and brilliance and is one of the three foundational metals of the Prima Materia and so the silver-manifested Moon is prominently placed upon the trined throne of transformation.
Which brings us the idea of the Goddesses and their tales woven for our understandings and learning.
Maiden, Mother, and Crone.
The Triple Goddess as an archetype is discussed in the works of Carl Jung and Karl Kerényi.
In 1949 Jung and Kerényi theorized that groups of three goddesses found in Greece become quaternities only by association with a male god. They give the example of Diana only becoming three (Daughter, Wife, Mother) through her relationship to Zeus, the male deity. They go on to state that different cultures and groups associate different numbers and cosmological bodies with gender. "The threefold division [of the year] is inextricably bound up with the primitive form of the goddess Demeter, who was also Hecate, and Hecate could claim to be mistress of the three realms. In addition, her relations to the moon, the corn, and the realm of the dead are three fundamental traits in her nature. The goddess's sacred number is the special number of the underworld: '3' dominates the chthonic cults of antiquity."
Karl Kerenyi wrote in 1952 that several Greek goddesses were triple moon goddesses of the Maiden Mother Crone type, including Hera and others.
In discussing examples of his Great Mother archetype, Neumann mentions the Fates as "the threefold form of the Great Mother", details that "the reason for their appearance in threes or nines, or more seldom in twelves, is to be sought in the threefold articulation underlying all created things; but here it refers most particularly to the three temporal stages of all growth (beginning-middle-end, birth-life-death, past-present-future)." (Wikipedia)
So if you have the opportunity and the ability, rest today. Meditate on your week ahead and how you will blossom out into full bloom as it unfolds for you with your loving and attentive efforts.
I will be taking the rest of the day for my own rest, revitalization, meditations and deep introspect. There are lots of tasks and adventures I want to accomplish and set upon with so much I've yet to discover. Wasting time just isn't my style .
Happy Monday dear friends. Here's to making the most out of it.
Author: Cari-Lee Miller
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