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Come into your Power


Monday morning was magical.  The newly waning Harvest moon was setting just as the sun was rising on the first day of October.  To be able to live in a place where I can witness the Wheel of Heaven turn is truly a gift.


In the Witching Hour you come to your power

You feel it deep inside you, it’s rising, rising

And you think it’s a dream until you hear yourself scream

Power to the witch and to the woman in me.  ~Willie Tyson


Although I can’t find any recorded rendition of this song, the lyrics have been with me for years.  A wise woman, a midwfe or healer, was called a witch. The Witching Hour is midnight.


Just before midnight on Saturday, I got in bed but I couldn’t sleep.  My room was incandescent.  The energy of the full Aries Harvest moon was pulling me, beckoning me, filling me with light.  I could hear my breath.  My inner power started to grow and expand.  Then the Goddesses started to call to me.


  • Artemis/Diana: Queen of Heaven, the Huntress
  • Tara: whose face glows like an array of 100 full autumn moons
  • Kali Ma: the destroyer aspect of the Hindu Triple Goddess
  • Hecate: the eldest aspect of the female trinity who rules heaven, earth and the underworld


Oh!  My burning heart!  How can I contain you?

~Z Budapest


Earlier that day I lay on the earth in the sun and watched the sky.  I felt grounded.  The pull of the moon is different, more transformative.  Saturday night as I felt the power rise, I knew deep within why people fear this kind of power.


Lunacy is derived from the word lunar.  I expect the witch hunters to come after me.  It’s a visceral fear.  Perhaps it’s based on a past incarnation where I died in a dark, dank prison.


I feel fear in writing about it.  It’s potent.  It’s the power of blood, of life, the womb, healing and wisdom.  It’s the power of death and rebirth.  I wasn’t taught to celebrate or cultivate this kind of strength within me.  Were you?


Women are invoking the power of the Divine Feminine.  We need to muster up our courage, to dare to defy the norm and quit being the nice girl.  I was taught not to rock the boat. But bravery is more important now. 


I choose to step into my cone of power and rise in great strength and beauty.  I, too, will continue to rise and allow the wildness to roar from my throat!


Power is in the ability to act.

Bravery is spirit and courage.

Will you join me in boldness and determination?

If not, what’s preventing you?

What kind of support do you need?








  1. tammy vitale on October 2, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Loran – this is WONDERFUL!!! the Aries moon is MY moon…I certainly understand the Aries power – that howl at the moon thing. I love the way you have captured this energy….and I LOVE “Mama” Earth – because all of a sudden, just that little word change (from Mother) and somehow the earth body relationship becomes so much more intimate and….I don’t have the word just yet. Thank you for this!
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  2. Loran Hills on October 2, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Thanks, Tammy. Aries is FULL of energy and Power I can no longer deny.

  3. Lori Stalter on October 2, 2012 at 11:06 am

    The moon has been beautiful the last couple of days! I haven’t been able to get enough of watching it – like I’m being drawn to it.

    Thank you for writing this article, Loran. It really helped me connect to what I’ve been feeling the last couple of days.

    Devine Feminine. Yes. I need to get back in touch with that side of myself and I’ve already begun the journey.
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  4. Loran Hills on October 2, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Lunar energy is divinely feminine too! Thanks, Lori, connecting is a good thing in so many ways.

  5. Susan Lobb Porter on October 2, 2012 at 11:48 am

    I went out with the dogs late Saturday night. The moon was just above the trees in the forest behind the house. I stood there in awe of the sight and the next thing I knew, my arms were raised up, hands overhead, to gather her energy.

    My hands still tingle thinking about it.
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    • Loran Hills on October 2, 2012 at 11:57 am

      Ooh, lovely, Susan! I can just imagine you standing there, inspired and energized.

  6. Tanya on October 2, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    I went out last night in the hot tub and looked at the sky and it was alight with what I saw and dancing and whirling women. Oh I so needed to be reminded of the divine feminine this week.
    Thanks, Tanya

    • Loran Hills on October 2, 2012 at 5:51 pm

      What an enchanting vision, Tanya!

  7. Sibylle on October 5, 2012 at 12:33 am

    This is very powerful! It’s a lovely co-incidence for me especially, since I’ve just visited temples and statues of Artemis and Apollo, and stood before a stone slab carved in ancient Greek and the name “Hekate” visible in the text several times.

    Mama Moon is our direct “pipeline” to power, circumventing all the earthly suppression women have suffered through the centuries. It all becomes meaningless when confronted with the raw power of Her light, and the forces in nature we have access to. It can be a very healing experience.

    Much love and blessings!
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  8. Elinor Predota on October 5, 2012 at 2:21 am

    Wow. Yes!

    I’m a Goddess worshipper. Her power is in me, runs through me, is what I’m made of. I often forget, and lose courage. I too have an intimation of past lives in which I was denigrated, strangled, burned, hanged for daring to be a woman and full of spiritual power and not STFU.

    Elinor <3

    P.S. An interesting note on language: when people say 'The Divine Feminine', the image that comes to mind is of an insipid, floaty, submissive figure, Jehovah's wife, dutifully doing the spiritual housekeeping, wiping up the creation's snot and shit and vomit, reading Their children bedtime stories, Her power never acknowledged, valued or celebrated.

    • Loran Hills on October 5, 2012 at 5:29 pm

      Those images of the Divine Feminine have never come to me, Elinor. Maybe that’s because I did so much Goddess studying in the past.

  9. Elinor Predota on October 5, 2012 at 2:24 am

    Oh, and what do i need? Face to face, heart to heart community with other Goddess worshippers. Thankfully, I have more of that now than I’ve had for years.
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  10. Janet on October 5, 2012 at 11:22 am

    yes I’m trying to be more bold! There are a lot of things I need to ‘ship’ like my first ebook (for email optin) and a website redesign.. super big things! I’ve heard there was a harvest moon happening but forgot the date.. most likely i probably missed it like i tend to do.. but i am in awe of the moon’s magnetic power.
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    • Loran Hills on October 5, 2012 at 5:30 pm

      Do you live in a place where you can easily see the moon, Janet? It makes it easier to feel the power!

  11. Karina Ladet on October 16, 2012 at 4:58 am

    I LOVE this post, Loran! It is so powerful, so raw and such a strong call for us all to step into our divine feminine essence. I’ve shared like crazy ; ). Awesome!

    Love, Karina

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