The “Black Moon” is a term with which many are unfamiliar. Basically, the Black Moon is the second New Moon (“Dark Moon”) within a calendar month. We had one a week and a half ago. The New moon carries with it great potentials in terms of new beginnings and new ventures. The Black Moon intensifies these things, but it also allows one to delve deep into the shadow self to discover greater potential gifts and abilities as well as deeper healing. It will bring to the surface all those things within that have been hiding in all the nooks and crannies of our psyche, just waiting for us to finally be ready to heal them.
For me it was migraines. I have been having them ever since last February. I was experiencing a food poisoning event and was heaving my guts out all night. Sometime during this process I threw my neck out during a heave. I felt it happen. The migraines began immediately. I have been addressing them on a multitude of levels, each of which has been an amazing journey of self-discovery but each modality of which would have a great effect, but for only a period of time at which point the migraines would resurface. I found this frustrating because there was no telling when it would happen and no telling for what duration or intensity. Sometimes it was manageable. Sometimes I would book time off work because I could only be in a darkened room with pain killers in my system and hopefully no abrupt sounds.
So, being the dedicated shaman that I am, I was preparing for the Dark Moon ceremony that was going to be happening. Whenever I prepare for something like this, I meditate and ask for inspiration and guidance as to what is needed for the upcoming event. I received my download of information on the ceremony and then took a moment to ask if there was anything else that I needed to know regarding my healing journey with the migraines. I got a very clear and obscure message that said, “You will have to wrap your head around this one.” I had absolutely no idea what the heck this meant.
The next morning I was gathering my cell phone to take downstairs for my workout. As I went down the stairs for the first time since we moved into this house I actually hit my head on the ceiling at the bottom of the stairs. I laid myself out flat with that strike. I held my head and uttered rather loudly some verbal expletives but then realised that when I hit my head I heard a pop in my neck and all the tension on the one side was draining away. I just stayed still for a moment and allowed the process. When I felt that it was safe to move, I stood up and got my bearings. Yes, it felt much better. I decided that I could indeed continue on to do my workout, but before doing that I needed to put a load of laundry from the washer into the dryer. As I entered the laundry room I hit my head AGAIN this time on the doorway (which is a bit shorter than the other doorways in our house because of the structure of the space). Again, I had never done that before since moving here. Again…the many verbal expletives erupted. But I was also acutely aware of the fact that I heard another pop, but this time on the other side of my neck. All the rest of the neck tension was draining away.
So basically I gave my head a “wrap” twice and ended up giving myself a chiropractic adjustment. I have not had a migraine since. I do attribute this to the Black Moon medicine of the time, considering that this happened on the day of the Black Moon, and considering how long I had been working on this particular healing issue. I know that some would think that this is just coincidence. I do not. I think that there is something to this moon thing and, considering the multitudes of other events that have happened to me around the cycles of the moon, I am completely okay with that. I would not recommend wrapping your head to heal a neck that has been thrown out. I would never do that again if given a choice. But now that it is done I feel grateful for the guidance and for the unfolding of circumstances that have led to my healing.