Who is Grandmother Moon? In many traditions she is believed to be one of the first 3 spirits placed by the Great Spirit to watch over the children of Earth. She helps you with your dreams and visions. You can ask her to bring the dreams to you or to help you understand the meaning of the symbols in your visions.
Many Native American traditions have Grandmother Moon as the leader of feminine life. Her teachings involve the intuitive and introspective realms of your life. Grandmother Moon has a strong connection to the cycles of life.
The picture at the left is what artist Debra Colburn envisions our Grandmother Moon to look like.
Grandmother Moon Art
In her Moonpaths collection of drawings and paintings, Mary Trewhella, shows us the influence of Grandmother Moon on the planet and all its beings. She uses the influence of water and creatures of the night such as the wolf and the owl.
You can purchase this picture from the artist at her website:
Eagle Star Spirit Art.
The Legend Of The Dolphin And Grandmother Moon
It is said that without Grandmother Moon weaving the patterns of the tides, life would not have emerged from the aquatic waters of Mother Earth. She created a rhythm to life that we should listen to.
As Grandmother Moon was weaving the patterns of tides to allow life to emerge from the waters, she talked to the spirit of Dolphin. She told Dolphin to learn her rhythms and to open his feminine side to her silvery light. Dolphin began to swim to these new rhythms and learned a new way to breath. Dolphin is the keeper of the Sacred Breath of Life and teaches us how to use our life-energy through breathing to revitalize ourselves.
Full Moon Name
At the full moon, many believe that messages from Grandmother Moon are the strongest. There are ceremonies and rituals that can be followed by women during these full lunar events asking the Grandmother for guidance. What are the names given to them?
January: Snow or Cold
July: Heat or Blood Moon
October: Falling Leaves
December: Long Night
Some tribal traditions might have other names that they use, also.
It is said that Grandmother Moon rules your personality by the Moon that you were born under. Grandfather Sun rules your individuality.
This Spirit Guide As Her Own Animal Totem
The animal totem for Grandmother Moon is the Loon. A bird that swims and dives and lives around marshy areas of lakes. Loons have three calls, a yodel, a wail, and an eerie laugh. From the Loon we learn about transformation, maneuverability, mystery, and fidelity.
Loons and Sunset
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Thanku for that. He just doesn’t practice what he preaches he just lies but says hes an honest guy. I just think hes twenty years of hes addiction some of hes old ways are still there. Although hes done the twelve steps to recovery three times. He can be selfish yet he says hes selfless he says he kind but only to himself he says hes thoughtful but he’s not. Yet he says hes the greater good a d a very spiritual man. How can he be when hes not being a good person x
the men who consider themselves “traditional” should be following the teachings of the Grandfather Sun/Father Sky. The equal to Grandmother Moon is Grandfather Sun. The equal to Mother Earth, is Father Sky. Both sides of male and female should be following the Seven Sacred Laws/Teachings of the Red Road. Honesty, Humility, Truth, Wisdom, Love, Respect, and Courage/Bravery.
Hi Bev two feathers. I love grandmother moon. I strongly believe in her. I met a man about three and half month ago. He was so nice. I new him twenty year ago. He was a drug abuser. But moved to Scotland and found strength to come of. And joined a spiritual group to help stay off. Although he likes such as the black foot and says hes a rainbow warrior and he nos alot of stuff on spiritual stuff. Ive just found out hes been lieing. Spiritual believe in honesty and the greater good. Is hes faith all based on lies. I have spoke to grandmother moon about this and she as led me part way but I’m not getting nothing from her at the min x
I am sorry that this man has misled you and been untruthful. Spirituality is not based on lies however this man may not be following the ways of the Good Red Road, doesn’t make our beliefs wrong just means he is deceiving others but most of all himself. Sounds like the old trickster Coyote has a hold on him. Grandmother Moon is still there for you. You may think she is being silent but I am sure she isn’t. Sometimes, we get answers but we don’t see them because they aren’t what we want to hear or are much different than we think they should be. Also remember, we all sometimes fall off the path and make mistakes. Is it possible this man has just stumbled but is still a good person or do you think he has practiced deceit to gain something from you and others? That is the answer you need to be searching for. Is he worth another chance or should you no longer let him walk your path?
Thank you for your beautiful post on Grandmother Moon. These words and those in your post on Elk Medicine have helped me to acknowledge more fully that I need to slow down and listen to my intuition more often.
I am Australian, and was blessed to meet a member of New York’s ‘Spiderwoman Theatre Company’ when they were here in the 1990s. I have been fortunate to use Jamie Sam’s ‘Medicine Cards’ in the past, as well.
I enjoy reading all of your posts. They are helping me to feel a greater connection to The Greater Good.
Thank you so much for your kind words! They came at a time when I truly needed to hear them to today.