This is to supplement my other post just put up today, on March New Moon and Full Moon.
*MARCH: Windy Moon, Anvyi, “First New Moon” of the new seasons. Traditional start of the new cycle of planting seasons or Moons. New town council fires are made. The figure used to portray this moon is the historic figure of Kanati, one of the many beings created by the “Apportioner” Unethlana. These “helpers” were variously charged with the control of the life elements of the earth: air/earth/fire/water. Their domains are the sky, earth, stars and the Seven Levels of the universe.
I study with a Cherokee medicine woman so this designation is meaningful to me. I hope to someday learn what “…Apportioner” Unethlana. These “helpers” were variously charged with the control of the life elements of the earth: air/earth/fire/water. Their domains are the sky, earth, stars and the Seven Levels of the universe” means… In this moment, I’m assuming they speak to the various spirit beings that work at different levels to help maintain balance on Earth with Earth Mother and the Creator at large. My assumption for the time being…
Time for me to ask my teacher some more questions about this sort of thing.
* Cherokee Moons Ceremonies
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Cherokee Moons Ceremonies were the ancient seasonal round of ceremonies practiced during ancient times by the Ah-ni-yv-wi-ya or Cherokee People in the ancient culture. Although a modern calendar year comprises 12 months, there are actually 13 cycles or phases of the moon each year. The seasonal round of ceremonies was based on 13 moons, and was considered a necessary spiritual element for growth and encouraged social gatherings among the Cherokee Clans and Cherokee Society in the ancient culture.