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18
Feb

February – Intentions & Creating Sacred Space

   Posted by: earthkat

Spinner’s Moon Cycle #2

o   Smudge with sage

Smudging is done to create sacred space, to cleanse ourselves of our mundane worries, and to get in touch with the sacred within ourselves.

o   Chant as we walk into Circle:

Earth My Body

o   Intro

Last month, we talked about one of the first aspects of creating a ritual- setting an intention. This month, we will be talking about creating sacred space and various ways to do that.

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14
Jan

January – Intentions & Creating Sacred Space

   Posted by: earthkat

Spinners Cycle Moon #1

  • Smudge with sage

Smudging is done to create sacred space, to cleanse ourselves of our mundane worries, and to get in touch with the sacred within ourselves.

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15
Dec

December – Long Night Moon

   Posted by: earthkat

– smudge, walk in signing “Bring Back the Light”

– cast circle

-cast quarters

– The month containing the Long Night Moon also has the longest night of the year.  The message of the season is that on the longest, coldest day of the year can be the warmest and brightest by spending time with the ones you love. This is a time of staying indoors and spending time with friends and family.  This is the time people sat inside and told stories to each other.  Tarot reading can be done by looking at the cards, using them as visual memory cues, and telling a story.

-check-in (How do you nurture yourself this time of year?)

-tea/cocoa break

-Tarot Scrap Book

– Pass “gift” tarot cards with crib sheet on the back.  Create a story by going around in the circle and say a sentence or two of a story.  Use the card you drew as inspiration, and add to the person previous story line.  Do not just describe your card.

The Fool’s Journey Story (Read  by Aurora  Lightbringer)

– Break into groups and do quick reading using Tarot crib sheets (didn’t have enough time for this).

Recommended decks: Robin Wood Tarot, Tarot of the Cat People,

Tarot Tutorial Websites: Aeclectic.net, Joan Bunning’s Learn the Tarot

Songs:
Bring Back the Light
Bring Back the Light

The tarot scrapbook that was read like a story book can be found in our Members Resource

26
Nov

November Moon – Beaver Moon (That Dam Moon)

   Posted by: earthkat

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Songs available:
We Are the Flow, We Are the Ebb

The River is Flowing

The Earth the Air, the Fire, the Water Farewell Farewell Farewell.

Special footage at the Member Site.

10
Feb

Snow Magick

   Posted by: earthkat

by Mikaela

We’ve had more snow here than has fallen in over 100 years,
and through it, as through all weather and Nature, the Goddess is
speaking.  The Goddess has been teaching me a powerful and peaceful
lesson with snow.

As opposed to hurricaines and lightening storms, where Her voice is a
powerful roar that forces you to listen in awe, Her snow over the past
few days has brought me understanding of the phrase “… the still,
soft voice.”. From a different (Christian) context, the idea is the
same. Sometimes the Goddess speaks in a whisper, sometimes Her voice
can be heard in the silence of the muffled, white-blanketed peace of
snow. Everything is quieter – few or no cars driving by, no
lawnmowers making their racket, and even the sounds of people
shoveling, walking their dogs or the wind are softer and hushed. When
we stop for a moment and listen, the world is a still, soft place.

And because she’s draped the world in silence, you don’t have to
strain so much to hear her voice and feel her presence. It’s like
she’s the only one out there who isn’t bundled up and shivering –
she’s beautiful, wind and snowflakes swirling around her. Here’s what
I’ve heard her say: “Slow down. Stop even for a moment. Breathe.
Close your eyes. Listen. Feel. Empty your mind. Your time on
Earth, in this body, is short. Spend time in the presence, being
truly present, of those you love and care about. Make time for what’s
important in your life, and prioritize the rest. Rest. Relax. This
is the time of year for those things. Find peace within, as I offer
you temporary peace without. I will always love you, and I am always
with you (even if you are not always with me).”

I hope you feel and find the same peace in the still, soft breath of
the Goddess outside. This snow is a blessing and part of Her infinite
grace and magick.

Snowy blessings and stay warm,
Mikaela