Oct. 13th we celebrated the full moon in Libra. This moon was the second in a series of 12 honoring the sun sign the month. Topics were communication & balance.
As you can see by the balanced blocks in the picture, we had a short tactile exercise in balancing. Each one of us added a block after talking about areas in our lives that we currently felt balanced in. We also did some balancing yoga exercises.
For communication, we played “Telephone”, the game where you whisper in someone’s ear and it goes around the circle. Apparently as adults, in a room with no distractions, and short phrases, we were 3 for 3 for getting the phrases correct.
We briefly journaled about things we want/need in our lives. Those who wanted to shared their items with the group. We of course sang some songs (One of our favorites “Breath In, Breath Out” and played with chimes.
A full moon rises at the same time as the sunsets. This Oct. we were blessed with a spectacular display.
Every month the UUCA displays items of a different artist in the Art Gallery. This month, among other lovely items, was a display case with “Goddess Whimsy”. These are carved abstract Goddess figures, wire wrapped with small crystals. (you may want to click on the image to see more detail).
Stone carved Goddess figures, wire wrapped with small quartz crystals
Sept. 15th we celebrated the full moon in Virgo. This moon was the first in a series of 12 honoring the sun sign the month. We had a meditation on what we are harvesting this year. Then we did a short exercise in writing our experience. Some of us verbally shared what we found through our mediation. The celebration was followed by feasting of salad greens, savory and desert foods.
The new moon group, Weavers, has decided to open to new members. Members may join at the Sept. new moon (our next time will be in March). The new moon group plans full moon circles. We ask that each new moon member make the commitment to lead a full moon event. (This can be done by delegating all the activities). We ask that you attend as many of the new & full moon circles as you can attend, and support and nurture members in their circles.
Tags: astrology, fall, full moon, weavers
This moon circle celebrated the last in the series of “Simple Abundance”. The theme was Joy and we reminded ourselves of things that make us happy, and how to integrate that into daily life.
We talked about “How do you bring joy in your life? How could you bring more joy into your life? And do you have a happy dance or happy song?” We sang some songs that made us feel joyful. Most of course were silly and playful (“These are a few of my favorite things”)
We had a meditation that reminded us of experiencing joy and love and bringing it into our daily lives.
Afterwards, we used magazines to decorate pictures frames so we could put it in our daily workspace to remind us to bring daily joy into our lives.
On July 30th we celebrated the August Full Moon. This was the last in our series of Simple Abundance. We chose to celebrate beauty in ourselves, both outside and internal beauty. The pictures shows fresh organic produce, displayed in a beautiful array. This food was not only nourshing and tasty, but represented each of the directions and the element they represent. We passed each dish around and talked about our experiences with how we few our bodies, how society views our bodies. We also discussed environmental products (both produce and personal beauty products)