Mayari, Tagalog Goddess of the Moon + Full Moon in Aquarius

Bulan by Tokwa Penaflorida, 2015

Bulan by Tokwa Penaflorida, 2015

Mayari (or Bulan in Bisayan) is the Goddess of the Moon in Tagalog mythology. She is known as the most beautiful of the goddesses and is the daughter of Bathala, the Supreme God, and a mortal woman. In some origin stories she is the sister of Tala, goddess of stars, and Hanan, goddess of the morning; in others she is the sister of Tala and Apolaki, god of the sun. In a Pampangan myth, Bathala died without leaving a will and Mayari fought with her brother Apolaki for the right to rule the Earth. During the fight, Apolaki hit Mayari in the face with a bamboo club, causing her to lose one of her eyes. He asked for her forgiveness and agreed that they should rule together, he during the day and she at night. However, her light is dimmer than her brother's due to the loss of her eye. In honor of Mayari, there is courtship tradition that takes place on the night of a full moon. Suitors give a corsage of sampaguita to the woman they are pursuing, and if she accepts him as her lover, she wears the corsage. On the night of a full moon, these new lovers pledge their love with the moon as witness.

Artwork by Tokwa Penaflorida for Craftpoint Brewing Co.'s "Mayari" beer label!

Artwork by Tokwa Penaflorida for Craftpoint Brewing Co.'s "Mayari" beer label!

This morning’s full moon in Aquarius brings about a major energy shift, and signals letting go of old thoughts and patterns that are keeping you stuck. Embrace the changing energy, follow your intuition and surrender to Divine Wisdom. After this full moon, the sacred bridge or portal between the old and the new is going to open. Release the past and be open to the new opportunities coming your way.