The Moon Goddess

Approach the Moon Goddess with care. Her silver light will guide your step, you will find her in a still pool. She is the mirror of your soul’s longing, the gift of light in darkness. Drink deeply of her light and praise her beauty.

It is impossible for me to talk about the moon without waxing poetic. Walking under the moonlight is a truly romantic experience, I fall in love with her every time. While there are many named goddesses associated with the moon, it is her light which inspires me the most, it is a great blessing on a late spring night. In winter, the snow reflects her glory so brightly it startles the senses. She governs the tides, and times to plant and sow. Moonlight is magical, cool and beautiful. She glimmers and shimmers. There is no way to adequately describe the glory of the moon, or render her with watercolor paint for that matter. Yet I have to try to honor her to the best of my ability, exploring the sacred in nature and the divine feminine demanded it.

Blue Moon Goddess

Moon Goddess Original Watercolor painting by Beth Hansen-Buth

The Freedom Of The Moon – Poem by Robert Frost

I’ve tried the new moon tilted in the air
Above a hazy tree-and-farmhouse cluster
As you might try a jewel in your hair.
I’ve tried it fine with little breadth of luster,
Alone, or in one ornament combining
With one first-water start almost shining.

I put it shining anywhere I please.
By walking slowly on some evening later,
I’ve pulled it from a crate of crooked trees,
And brought it over glossy water, greater,
And dropped it in, and seen the image wallow,
The color run, all sorts of wonder follow.

How does the moon inspire you?