Symbolically Luna Mamma is inspired by the Greek goddess of the moon Artemis. It is thought that her name, and even the goddess herself, may be pre-Greek. She was the daughter of Zeus and Leto. The myth tells that after Artemis was born she help her mother give birth to her twin brother Apollo.
Artemis is also known as the goddess of the hunt, wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, virginity, and protector of young children. Artemis is known know to bring healing and relieve disease in women. In literature and art she was depicted as a huntress carrying a bow and arrow.
The symbol of the goddess of the moon pre-Greek is a half moon with the horns reaching up with an eight point star in the middle of the moon, these are times before patriarchy when… yes! matriarchy existed! This is very much in alignment with the momentum of the great feminine energy “mother earth” awakening again and healing the fear installed by the too long held patriarchy that’s cased great imbalance.
The U shape moon reminds me of a full embracing pregnant belly caring the sparkly eight point star in the womb, symbolizing the “child in the womb”…that we all are!. The eight point star represents the “figure 8” infinite – eternal love and light. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin perfectly expresses this with:
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
At a glance this symbol helps me remember to wake up to our true nature and absolute truth! I hope this helps remind others too!
Our relationship and connection to the world starts in the womb. As we grow there will be a process of remembering, learning, and unlearning…we get to chose either an attitude of resistance or love…and that’s ultimate freedom!!!
My vision is to create a self sustainable land for woman and children “Refuge Temple”. Where woman from all walks of life that are looking to ground and reconnect themselves have the opportunity to work with the earth in harmony while healing through the arts & community. The funds raised by Luna Mamma events will offer 30% towards manifesting this dream!!!