January 10, 2020

Calling all Wild Women: Today is a Wolf Moon.

Today is the first Lunar Eclipse of a new decade.

It is also called the “Wolf Moon.”

Two of my favorite symbols team up: the moon and wolves.

Now more than ever, we need Wild Women to stand up.

Smile at the moon and laugh.

Point to mystery, when other heads shake with disbelief.

Question everything, because answers are boring and easy.

Let your magic eyes dance, bright circles against the darkest night.

Now more than ever, we need Wild Women to listen.


Obey your senses. Trust your visceral instincts.

Do you sense danger? Pause. Reflect. Discern, before you proceed into unknown woods.

Do you feel moved? Lead the pack by example, when words get in the way.

Now more than ever, we need Wild Women to fight.

Not with fists, but a protective, fierce heart.

Use force if needed. Indomitable. Enigmatic. Unrelenting.

Sink bloody fangs into claustrophobic boxes of “This is what a woman should be.”

Do not run from fear. Turn toward the stars and ask for help.

Now more than ever, we need Wild Women to be free.

Trust the ebb and flow, whispered in your dreams.

Don’t go back to sleep, because the world is suffering.

Let your tears create rivers, connecting us with deep undercurrents of emotion.

Get close. Get messy. Get intimate.

Stick your primal nose in the dirt of death. Smell the rotting worms. Get up and write a song.

Make a joyful noise, because life needs death to be free.

Now more than ever, we need Wild Women to be seen, heard, felt, known, and taken seriously.

May it be so.


“Within every woman there lives a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. She is the Wild Woman, who represents the instinctual nature of women. But she is an endangered species.” ~ Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes

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