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Book Review – Moon Power: lunar rituals for connecting with your inner goddess by Simone Butler

March, 2019

Book Review
Moon Power
lunar rituals for connecting with your inner goddess
by Simone Butler
Published by Quarto Publishing Group
Pages: 208

Where
the Moon appears in your birth
chart
*
determines your emotional nature. Your moon sign indicates what makes
you feel secure and what wisdom you’ve accumulated during past
lives.

In “Moon Power: lunar rituals for connecting with your inner goddess,” Simone Butler provides information about the moon in each astrological sign.

“Identifying
and honoring your lunar nature helps you feel comfortable in your
skin,” she states in the book where she helps women connect with
their primal, feminine, moon power.

My
moon is in Scorpio and I devoured the 14 pages allotted to it. While
there were some characteristics I do not believe I have (possessive
and wealth-driven, but some who know me might disagree), the majority
of the information was exactly right. I am intense, being in control
makes me feel secure, I have undying passion and letting go is
difficult for me.

For
each moon sign are 14 pages providing such information as your lunar
superpower, lunar shadow, sexual and karmic path. There is a page
about Scorpio moon woman with a list of qualities, and roughly half a
page dedicated to a “Modern Scorpio Moon Goddess” – in my case,
Lady Gaga – and pages about an Ancient Scorpio Moon Goddess – for
me, Lilith. Included in the information about her are ways to connect
with her, her sacred animal and a suggestion for an altar to Lilith
and when to visit it.

Each
section also contains a new and a full moon ritual, things to do
while the moon is in that sign, and questions for reflection and
journaling.

Butler
is an astrologer who follows the Wiccan path of her Celtic ancestors,
but the activities, stories and rituals she presents are drawn from
many cultures and are guided by her inner knowing. Butler’s
intention is to help readers find more magic with the help of the
moon.

Chapter
1 talks about the power of the moon, whom she calls “our cosmic
mother,” and how to use it “to open our hearts and trust our
intuition” so that we shift our consciousness from our head to our
heart. It covers Luna as the soul mate for women, women’s link to
the moon through her menstruation cycle. The influences of eight
phases of the moon are explained: new moon, waxing crescent, first
quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, last quarter and
waning crescent.

“Your
feelings are the most reliable conduit to the intuitive right-brain
realm. To coax out your inner Goddess, start letting your true
feelings rise up and find expression,” Butler writes in Chapter 2,
then goes on to write about connecting to that inner Goddess.

Your
friends will want to borrow this book to learn more about themselves
by reading about their moon signs, but you might consider not letting
it go, because you may want to perform the rituals and try an
activity or two when the moon is in of the signs.

* At astroalchemy.com, readers can find their moon sign along with a multitude of other “ancient secrets for modern living” and astrological information by Simone Butler.

Moon Power: Lunar Rituals for Connecting with Your Inner Goddess on Amazon

***

About
the Author:

Lynn
Woike
 was
50 – divorced and living on her own for the first time – before
she consciously began practicing as a self taught solitary witch. She
draws on an eclectic mix of old ways she has studied – from her
Sicilian and Germanic heritage to Zen and astrology, the fae,
Buddhism, Celtic, the Kabbalah, Norse and Native American – pulling
from each as she is guided. She practices yoga, reads Tarot and uses
Reiki. From the time she was little, she has loved stories, making
her job as the editor of two monthly newspapers seem less than the
work it is because of the stories she gets to tell. She lives with
her large white cat, Pyewacket, in central Connecticut. You can
follow her boards on Pinterest,
and write to her at woikelynn at gmail dot com.