Textures and Tumblings: Embracing the Full Moon and Making Pearls

Textures and Tumblings: Embracing the Full Moon and Making Pearls June 15, 2019

I have become interested in textures these days. The texture of belief. The texture of magick. The way things are smooth one day and rough the next. Like a wave. Like a tide.

I think of the way an oyster reacts to an irritant that creeps in. The way it tries to expel it and when it can’t, it uses what it knows: nacre. Layering over to create space, to create smoothness, to take in what could be harmful, and creates a pearl after many more layers.

And I’ve been thinking about a cultured pearl, one that has been ‘tricked’ into adding nacre because of a carefully placed piece of sand. A reaction that creates beauty.

My magick does the same.

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What Smoothes and Heals

I am conscious of what I allow into my shell and what is not invited. I learn to feel and to trust. I follow the feeling to where it lands in my body. I follow it and believe it, in all of its smoothness and roughness.

My magick becomes inquisitive. I follow the impulses of a carefully placed stone and sigil. I leave love notes on cars. I step into the shade of a tree that bends in the wind. I take a deep breath.

I linger at my altar. Adding offerings and burning dried roses that I’d placed on Aphrodite’s altar each month for a year. I whisper the words my heart needs to hear, to know of nacre and iridescence.

The moon is growing too. I set out water for reflection, for the moment when everything is bright. Perhaps I will stand in the nighttime, in the place that knows all of the textures of my experience. Where I can’t and don’t hide.

I am forever smooth and rough.

And I am dripping in pearls.

About Irisanya Moon
I’m a Witch. I’m a writer. I’m a priestess, teacher, drummer, feminist, and initiate in the Reclaiming tradition. I serve the gods, my community, and the Earth. I’ve called myself a Witch for nearly 20 years, and my life has been infused with magick. I am interested in shifting stories – the ones we tell ourselves and the ones that are told about us. I’m continuously inspired to engage as the storyteller and the story, the words and the spaces between. I am a devotee of Aphrodite, Hecate, the Norns, and Iris. I seek to find love and to inspire love by reminding us we are not alone, while also meeting myself at the crossroads, holding the threads of life, and bringing down messages from the gods. I am a Witch. You can read more about the author here.
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