One of these months soon, I hope, I am going to actually see the Full Moon. I know that she is up there in the sky, beautifully round and glowing, lovely lady that she is. Certainly I feel the power of her phases, and work with them accordingly. The winter skies here are more often than not, quite cloudy. Actually the autumn and spring skies have been cloudy. And honestly there are a lot of cloudy summer skies, most often on the night of the full moon.
I long for a night where I can be outside, gazing up with wonder and appreciation of the Moon's full beauty; the tantalizing energy that you can see almost literally pulsing from the Orb.
My Full Moon Esbats are obviously mostly done indoors during the cold long months. Usually a white candle lit with reverence, maybe some incense, or quiet music. A softly chanted spell, or poem or perhaps a reading of a favorite Wiccan passage. Intense at times, sometimes just peaceful...depending on the purpose of the esbat. I know the Moon is totally present, sending me the energies I need. Honoring the Goddess is a beautiful part of my practice. Celebrating Her during an esbat is poignant and powerful.
And sometime soon...one of these months, I will look up and there She will be, in all her shining, shimmering beauty. My heart will pound, and I will gaze into the eyes of Love. Moonstruck!