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When Donald Trump’s salacious remarks in a 2005 interview recently hit the airwaves, our culture got a wake-up call. Sensitive folks recoiled in disgust as the presidential hopeful gleefully confided that his wealth and power give him the ability to do anything he wants to women, including “grab them by the pu**y.”

One of the most weighted words in the English language, the P word has long been used to dismiss women and relegate them to the role of sexual object. But Regena Thomashauer, author of the incendiary new book, Pu**y: A Reclamation (which just hit the NY Times Best-Sellers List), has a very different take on the word. For her, it describes the source of women’s deepest, long-denied power and pleasure. (And please note that the asterisks in this word are there only to keep this post out of your spam folder!)

In a recent blog post, Thomashauer declares, “Pu**y. Don’t mess with her. Or she will take you out. Right now, on the world’s stage, in this election year. Pu**y has taken out the Donald. And he still has no idea what hit him. And perhaps never will.” She goes on to explain the need to reclaim this charged word: “When women are speaking the word, the weighty reverb swings toward us, rather than against us. The baggage turns into proud history. And there is an immediate feeling of reclamation.” The author says she’s grateful for the opportunity that Trump has provided by dredging the word out of the depths and giving women a reason to unite. This isn’t so much about resistance to archaic patriarchal thinking, but solidarity around our radiant power. And, the timing couldn’t be better for Thomashauer’s new book – which is, in my opinion, required reading for every woman on the planet.

This provocative issue arises at the approach of Saturday’s fiery Aries Full Moon (Oct. 15, 9:23 p.m. PDT). A mega-powerful Super Moon, it magnifies the opposite poles of Aries (the masculine) and Libra (the feminine) so we can clearly see where we’re out of balance. The Moon in take-charge Aries joins dwarf planet Eris (symbolizing the primal, warrior feminine) as well as innovative, rule-breaking Uranus as they oppose the Sun in fairness-oriented Libra. And, Mars (Aries’ ruling planet) is building toward a showdown with power-broker Pluto just four days later in conservative Capricorn, helping to demolish outmoded systems to clear the way for the return of Goddess power.

Tensions will be running high around this Full Moon. Avoid getting into heated fights. Free yourself from whatever is binding you and relight your inner fire. If you’re female, begin by reclaiming your holy connection to your power source “down there.” As Thomashauer puts it, “Just as pu**y is the source of all human life, it’s the source of each woman’s connection to her own life force, her voice, and her sense of internal power. When a woman turns on her pu**y, she is actually turning on her life force and connecting to her divinity.”

Artwork by Favianna Rodriguez.

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0 thoughts on “Aries Full Moon: Reclaiming the P Word

  • October 11, 2016 at 8:18 pm
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    Nicely done! A much-needed perspective on a topic that, in reality, men, despite their talk, are way out of their element.

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    • October 11, 2016 at 8:25 pm
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      Ha ha – you got it, Jose! Thanks for the thumbs-up, dear friend.

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    • October 11, 2016 at 8:54 pm
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      That’s cute, Diane. Love that film, and the Kathy Bates character!!

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  • October 11, 2016 at 9:38 pm
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    I’m thankful that I read this Simone – it explains why one could cut the tension between my husband and me recently! It’s good to know that I can wait it out – it’s not a permanent thing!

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    • October 11, 2016 at 9:41 pm
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      It looks like you managed to post anyway, Diane. Glad the post was illuminating!

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  • October 12, 2016 at 2:10 am
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    I’m 65.
    I find language like this offensive and undignified.

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    • October 12, 2016 at 2:31 am
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      The word does bring up a lot of negative associations for some!

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  • October 12, 2016 at 2:16 am
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    AMAZING insight of how such a word is actually being used in a powerful liberating light! There is somthg being Divinely expressed here! So be it! Donna west

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  • October 12, 2016 at 6:16 am
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    Imagine that … the P word has more power to unite an overthrow than any other means!

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    • October 12, 2016 at 2:42 pm
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      Yes dragonkitty Karen – plus it reminds me of my darlings, Max and Nora! (kitty emoji if I had one)

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  • October 12, 2016 at 6:41 am
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    VR, what does “being 65” have anything to do with finding certain language offensive or undignified? Are you saying that being older automatically means that you are more easily offended?
    I don’t agree. In the way that The Orange One used the word p**sy, the word is offensive to (sensible) men and women of ALL ages. The same word p**sy, as used in this discussion, is a reflection of how to take back power and turn it around to become empowered instead of becoming ashamed.

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  • October 14, 2016 at 2:29 am
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    Thank you, as always, Simone for emphasizing the issues important to each of us. I’m over 65 and I find nothing but power in your words.

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  • October 16, 2016 at 6:19 pm
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    Thank you Simone for your courage to post about the power of the feminine! As a graduate of Regina Thomashauer’s School of Womanly Arts, I can attest to the power of the GPS (Great P**y System). It’s a powerful message, time for us to reclaim our power and stand tall as woman. Bravo Simone!

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    • October 16, 2016 at 10:42 pm
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      How cool that you took Regena’s training, Susan! And thanks so much for the support…

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