Reading Moon Mother, Moon Daughter on Mother’s Day
Interview with Janet Lucy, Author of 13-Year-Old Book Who’s Speaking on Saturday
Moon Mother, Moon Daughter author Janet Lucy and her daughter, Sarah Clark, will be hosting a Mother’s Day event on Saturday, May 9, 2-4 p.m., at Paradise Found (17 E. Anapamu St.), where they’ll sign books and talk about the continued relevance of the 13-year-old book about relationships and femininity. Lucy answered my questions last week.
Why have a book-signing now? One thing that makes this really special is that the book was published in 2002 — that’s 13 years ago — so essentially the book itself is coming of age. That feels really auspicious. Secondly, the event feels really special because Sarah is coming. I would really love for people to meet her and hear what it’s been like for her to be raised with the concepts of this book as her guiding principles. Sarah, 22, is the youngest of the four moon daughters that we write about in the book. And she is probably the one who has really embraced the divine feminine and really wants to go forward and live it as her life’s work.
Can you explain what the “the divine feminine” means? What I’m talking about is something that is innate and essential in all of us. In fact, men have a divine feminine, too, but more and more women are awakening to their divine feminine values and qualities. I would describe those as, for example, your intuition, your creativity, and your inner dreamer. And that’s so much of what Moon Mother, Moon Daughter is about. Each of the chapters illuminates one of those qualities.
How old is a woman who is coming of age? It’s never too late to come of age. We’re always coming of age in one way or another. I feel like all of this information, which is women’s wisdom, is always something that we can deepen our awareness of. And that’s why I feel like this book has something for women of all ages even though its specific focus is on mothers, daughters, and coming of age.