Celebrating the full moon

“Not all the rituals you know are like this, the art of uniqueness, being authentic gives a new meaning to each celebration; today we remember a unique moment motivated by balance ”

The Messenger

By Ariadne Gallardo Figueroa

Metztli, arrived at dawn at the planned site to celebrate the blue moon, linked to Tochtli and for contemporaries, we can describe it as the third full moon of the year.

Metztli celebrates the full moon

It was prepared by placing its rabbits, on the top of that hill, female and male, they remained immobile after so long travelling in that basket provided to take them to the ceremonial place; Metztli put her hands on each one of them inviting them to stay in that place.

A journey that we must travel in unity has begun, exclaimed the priestess disciple of the Ometeotl temple, nothing is possible without the agreement of the elements that every one of us is, life is governed by water, earth, fire and the air.

In the distance in the temple of Coyolxauhqui, all the disciples of the temple listened to the ceremonial drums waiting to see the illuminated face of the Moon appear with the shadow of the rabbit.

For her part, Metztli exclaimed:

«Let us remember the Teotexcalli, giver of the source where the deities live and the serpent that I represent today!»

When the drums stopped in Teotihuacán, Erandi urged the entire group to raise their arms to the starry sky where the moon was shining and they waited in silence for the sound of the wind to notify them that the celebration was complete…

Metztli saw the tip of her crosier blaze up with which she pointed to the four cardinal points, to stop towards the South, Huitztlampa, «place of thorns», with the crosier she lighting the ceremonial bonfire where she goes up a couple of rabbits to be illuminated by this light, but instead of making them burn as was made known in the traditional legend, she allowed the light of the Bonfire will show them the strength of the Sun and the vividness that allows the illumination of the fullness of that moon that serenely observed them.

Finally, she left the rabbits on the grass and exclaimed:

“Reproduce your lineage in the wide world, be remembered in the reflection of the moon that is now your mirror and allows you to look at each other in all its splendour, let’s celebrate the life that we all are! «

Observing the starry sky and the blue moon, the ascended group takes up the rhythm of the drums when the shadow of the rabbit appears for all of them, affirming that life resumes and marks a new stage where everything begins and continues.

The rabbit shadow appeared satisfied to have completed a new period, then  in the Metztli land illuminated by the ceremonial bonfire she happily watches the rabbits copulate, initiating a new cycle of life in the harmony of nature and the freedom of a peaceful place:

If observed with attention you will see the head, ears, body and eye of the rabbit clearly.

Erandi has share jars of pulque for everyone and all of them send thanks to the forces of nature that each of the disciples have sealed in the distance, celebrating a new cosmic bond.

Mayáhuel, the goddess of the Mexica (or Aztec) mythology of the maguey, a deity related to the earth and fertility, was present at that moment where everything was a joy and renewed energy.

The rituals form a symphony that balances our relationship with nature, it is up to you how you remember them and how you manage to make them your balance.

Author´s notes:

Photographic composition of the author «Metztli and the ceremony of the full moon» with free filter by PicsArt, and file photo of the blue moon

Por Ariadne Gallardo Figueroa

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