Halfway between the Spring Equinox and Easter, this month's full moon altar honours the Mayan Goddess Ixchel, represented here in her Maiden Aspect as the Goddess of Fertility. She's obviously great pals with her Rabbit buddy and of course, rabbits are powerful symbols of Fertility, Spring and the Divine Feminine in many cultures. Two Lindt chocolate bunnies pay homage to the Goddess and present her with an offering of Lindt chocolate eggs. The altar cloth is a tea towel which my sister gave me.
The Mayan civilization flourished 2500-3000 years ago in Mexico and Central America before both the Aztecs and the Spanish Conquest. I obtained this reproduction statue of Ixchel years ago from Sacred Source, the online website which sells ancient deity imagery.
Ixchel's name means "Lady Rainbow" which is why I keep a rainbow necklace around her neck. (Actually, it's a golf stroke counter that I got at a lesbian Texas Scramble golf tournament back in the days when I still pretended to golf.)
And, just in case you're wondering, yes, those chocolate bunnies will feature in a Special Communion Ritual on Easter weekend to be attended by My Rare One and me, LOL!
[Photo © Debra She Who Seeks, March 2021]