Lunar Rituals for Connecting with Your Inner Goddess
by Simone Butler
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Pub Date 29 Jun 2021 | Archive Date 13 Jul 2021
Quarto Publishing Group – Chartwell Books, Chartwell Books
Connect with the primal, feminine power of the Moon. Learn what the heavens are telling you, how to read them, and how to act on this knowledge; plus find inspiration in profiles of many strong women.
There was a time when the feminine and her guiding light, the Moon, were all-powerful. Men were seen primarily as consorts to the Great Goddess, as embodied in every woman. In these peaceful, agrarian societies, primal feminine powers—intuition, emotion, sexuality, creation, communion with nature—were honored. And the moon, which waxed and waned in predictable cycles, was a symbol for the birth, growth, death, andrenewal of life on Earth.
Moon Power's 12 chapters each represent a moon sign. The introduction describes what's meant by Moon Power, provides some history about ancient moon worship, and explains why it went underground. The basics of moon phases and the meaning of new and full moons are explained. Simple rituals for connecting with the power of the moon are included. The book:
Moon Power will inspire you to recognize and develop your lunar nature, showing you how—through reflection, ritual, and purposeful action—to understand your emotional nature and inner self more deeply.
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A lovely book that has been well researched and thought out. It is a great reference book for any collection.
With thanks to #NetGalley for an ARC of #MoonPowerSimoneButler. Well presented book written about an interesting topic. Puts forward some fascinating theories. A thought provoking read.
“Moon Power'' is a unique book about lunar energies. It is mostly addressed to female readers who would love to reach towards the guidance of their inner Goddess. What I really like about this book is the detailed information on the Moon in the different Zodiacs, which gives a better understanding of the individual traits of every one of us. Each of the Moon Zodiac Signs has information on personal lunar strengths and shadows, sexual nature, and karmic path. It also presents associated Modern and Ancient Female Figures/Goddesses, sacred animals, as well as tips on how to create specific altars and rituals corresponding with New and Full Moons. At the end of each chapter, there is a list of things to do during Moon being in this zodiac sign as well as some questions for journaling and reflection. “Moon Power '' is by far the most comprehensive guide on Moon in the Zodiac signs I have ever encountered. I really like the idea of following moon phases, and the information provided in this book is different from the others I have read. The moon changes a zodiac sign each 2,5 day and it’s a great opportunity to time some activities, intentions, and rituals associated with specific lunar phases. The introduction of the book is great and I really liked learning about different moon phases' significance according to the time when you were born. Who is this book for: ✦ Each and every Selenophile ✦ Someone wanting to connect with their inner nature based on their Moon Zodiac sign ✦ A witch, that wishes to time their magic around Moon phases and their zodiac signs ✦ A person interested in Deity work and connecting with different Goddesses What could be improved Although I really like the structure and the information presented in this book, I’d love to see more actual information on the Moon. There is a lack of topics such as Blue Moons, Void of Course, and general information on Moon Phases. But I guess there are some other books that cover these topics more thoroughly. I just wish there was a one Moon Magic book that would contain all necessary elements. * Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for the eARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book is not a just a book of moon signs and how each moon sign presents itself. Its a comprehensive but easy to read guide on how we can honour ourselves and our respective Goddesses with our daily being. As a Pagan who also practices witchcraft this book called out to me and I just had to request to read it, and I'm extremely happy that I did. Moon Power breaks things down into small chunks to allow newbies and experienced people to get the most out of it, and that is one of the charms of this book. Even as someone who has done extensive reading on Moon Magic I found out new information and ways of thinking about it. Even moreso, the in-depth look into moon signs was scarily accurate. In order to get a well rounded opinion I did readings for myself and my 3 closest friends. Each of us with a different moon sign, each of us with different opinions on whether our astrological signs actually hold any truth. And we were all pleasantly surprised with how spot on this book has each of us pinned down. All I can say is that this is an excellent read for both newbies and non-newbies, astrology-lovers and cynics alike.
Moon Power by Simone Butler is a wonderful book about the astronomical moon signs and how the moon affects our lives and personality. This book goes into great detail on each sign and suggests goddesses that are associated with each moon sign and how to worship them. I also enjoyed the collection of rituals that each sign is attributed. These rituals can be done by anyone but it is thoughtfully paired with a sign that has a deep connection to it. I think this book would be a wonderful addition to any astrological book collection and companion to magical workings.
A great book for anyone who wants to better understand how we're influenced by our moon. You'll find information regarding each zodiac sign, explaining the main traits, weaknesses and strengths, rituals, stories of ancient goddesses, current examples of famous people and questions to make you reflect. Although I've been reading a lot on the subject, this book has given me a lot of information that I didn't know. It was a very interesting read! * I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This book is an easy to read, well structured guide to how the moon and signs affect you on an individual level. Very clearly laid out, it's great for beginners or more experienced partitioners alike. I can't wait to practise my new skills!
There is so much information packed into this book, that it's a fantastic read for any goddess looking to connect with the moon. Each chapter offers an insight into a moon sign - not a sun sign - which people often confuse with the traditional sun sign. I enjoyed learning more about my moon sign, Gemini, and the goddess. Scheherazade. The book provides information on the goddess' sacred monkey (in this case, a monkey), and also provides instructions on constructing an altar to the goddess. As a writer, I thoroughly enjoyed the prompts at the end of the chapter, which really made you think about things. (For example: "Were there changes in your childhood that left you feeling insecure?" It allowed me to take a break and think about honoring my inner child, even in my 30s. If you are interested in learning more about your moon sign, I definitely recommend picking up this book... and if you think you know all there is to know about it, I can guarantee that you'll find something new in this book!