In recent weeks, there have been many articles published about the moon. Of course, this comes with good reason, as we have had not one, but two supermoons within the past thirty days. And on top of that, our blue moon was a blood moon or lunar eclipse.
In case you didn’t know, the moon is quite significant within the spiritual world. Many spiritual people, especially witches believe the power of the moon goes beyond anything we can imagine.
Furthermore, many base their entire lives on which phase of the moon we are in. And for good reason, considering that the tides of the moon can impact anything from the tides of the ocean to our moods. Given that information, we can assume that the moon’s energy could affect any and everything.
While exploring the internet to put together my own full moon ritual to embrace the energies of this magnificent moon month, I found a beautiful song. Considered an Orphic hymn, it was included in a collection of 87 short poems pertaining to various mythical religions that followed the moon.
This song, in particular, is an ancient Greek song that is said to summon the moon. It is called the ‘Orphic Hymn to Selene’ because it is dedicated to the goddess Selene, who represented the moon. If you are looking for something beautiful to compliment your next full moon ritual, then look no more, as I have found this treasure for you.
Hear, Goddess queen, diffusing silver light, bull-horn’d and wand’ring thro’ the gloom of Night.
With stars surrounded, and with circuit wide Night’s torch extending, thro’ the heav’ns you ride:
Female and Male with borrow’d rays you shine, and now full-orb’d, now tending to decline.
Mother of ages, fruit-producing Moon [Mene], whose amber orb makes Night’s reflected noon:
Lover of horses, splendid, queen of Night, all-seeing pow’r bedeck’d with starry light.
Lover of vigilance, the foe of strife, in peace rejoicing, and a prudent life:
Fair lamp of Night, its ornament and friend, who giv’st to Nature’s works their destin’d end.
Queen of the stars, all-wife Diana hail! Deck’d with a graceful robe and shining veil;
Come, blessed Goddess, prudent, starry, bright, come moony-lamp with chaste and splendid light,
Shine on these sacred rites with prosp’rous rays, and pleas’d accept thy suppliant’s mystic praise.
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