Animal Totems

Animal Oracles: The Hare

The hare is a very popular animal symbol in the new age and pagan community. It's common to see many 'moon gazing' hare statues, paintings, figures and everything else you can imagine. It's become more and more popular, and this year especially seems to have an explosion of hare-related merchandise! So what does the hare… Continue reading Animal Oracles: The Hare

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Matsuri, Moon, Mythology

Otsukimi (月見)

Otsukimi is the Japanese Moon Viewing festival - a version of the Mid Autumn Festival of China (中秋節). As this event is based on the lunar calender the date changes every year. However, it is always on the full moon of September. This year it falls on the 27th-28th September, depending where you are in the… Continue reading Otsukimi (月見)

Deities, Kami, Shinto

Kami Focus – Tsukuyomi-no-Mikoto (月読)

Name meaning: 月読 (月 - moon, month, 読 - reading, counting). Another translation could be tsukiyo 月夜 - moonlight night and mi 見 - looking/watching. Other names: Tsukiyomi, Tsuki no kami (Kojiki), Tsukuyomi-no-mikoto, Tsukiyomi-no-mikoto Kami of: the moon Themes: Balance, Sensitivity, Intuition and other aspects associated with the moon Enshrined at: Many places including Tsukuyomi Jinja  at Matsunoo Taisha (Kyoto), Tsukuyomi… Continue reading Kami Focus – Tsukuyomi-no-Mikoto (月読)