Cat’s Bits for June 25- July 1: Black and White Moons
July 4: Independence Day USA
July 8: Celtic Month of Holly begins
July 9: Full “Blessing ” Moon at 12:07 am EST
July 22: Sun enters Leo at 11:15 am EST
July 23: New Moon at 5:46 am EST
Lady Moon rises and stretches; showing her perfection against the black velvet sky.
She caresses the diamond studded fabric of night and the stars begin to sing.
Once in awhile I have the urge to share Native American legends and this is one of those weeks. I hope you enjoy it!
Black and White Moons : A Winnebago Tale as told by Cat
Long ago in the beginning, the good spirits and the evil spirits held a council to decide how the world should be divided between them. The first issue they decided was the question of how many moons there would be from one winter to the next.They asked for suggestions and the first creature to come forward was Turkey. He strutted forward drumming and fanned his tail feathers.
” I say there should be as many moons as there are spots on my tail feathers! Turkey declared.
The council discussed this but in the end voted it down, saying there were far too many spots on Turkey’s tail. Then Partridge strutted forward. He also suggested the number of spots on his tail. After counting the spots on the tail of Partridge the council decided that it was still too many. Then Cipmunk scampered in, throwing his tail over his head in the manner of chipmunks everywhere.
“I say let the year have as many moons as there are black and white stripes on my back!” heh squeaked.
The council discussed this and found it to be a good plan. They decided that the six black stripes would represent the summer moons and the six white stripes would represent the winter moons. And so it was settled.
But everyone knows that evil spirits are greedy. When they saw the bright white moon lighting up the sky they decided that they had not been give enough darkness. So the evil spirits began to eat away at the moon until nothing remained but darkness. But the great Earthmaker was not pleased. He had who had created the moon refused to see it destroyed, leaving the world dark for the evil spirits. So he devised a plan and began to recreate the moon a little each night. At the end of fourteen days the moon was again full and covered the earth with light. Then earthmaker rested. But while he rested the evil spirits once again ate away the moon until darkness once again covered the earth.
So the battle continues. The Earthmaker renewing the moon and the evil spirits eating it away. Cycle after cycle, year after year……….
Bright Blessings for a Magickal Week!
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Laura (Cat) Bolotin has been following an eclectic pagan/spiritual path for over 25 years. She currently lives in Western Colorado where she enjoys communing with nature, desert crawling, belly dancing, nature photography, jewelry crafting and writing stuff she hopes will help others along their path. She is married and owned by 5 cats.
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