The purpose of this blog is to display past rituals, and show what to expect when attending our circles. Often we get caught up in planning fun rituals, and we get behind on posting photos. Your patience is appreciated.
For the next four years, the chosen social justice issue for UU congregations is reproductive justice. One of the Red Tent Event workshop will focus on this issue through women and politics. We’ve come across some great links for online petitions concerning reproductive rights. These are the opinions of some of the women in Full Circle. They do not represent the opinions of the UUCA administration and congregation. Read more to see links to current issues.
|Friday we celebrated an excellent moon on Wolves! We talked about how important wolves are to us personally. We learned how important wolves are in the ecosystem, as proven by the re-introduction in Yellowstone National Park. We thought about things we would like to cull from our lives, just as wolves cull the weakest to let the herd thrive. And of course we howled at the moon!|
Our next full moon circle is Friday, Mar. 29th. This moon is second in our series on “Totem Animals” . This month we will focus on wolves. Bring a sweet or savory item for feasting, and join us in community, sacred space, and fun. Hope to see you there!
Our next full moon is this Friday September 28th. Feel free to wear thick eyeliner (or not), bring a sweet or savory item for feasting, and join us in community, sacred space, and fun
Prepare yourself for a sweet fun moon this month. When there are two moons in one month, its referred to as a “Blue Moon” Full Circles growing traditions celebrates a Chocolate ritual on Blue Moons. This ritual is a parody of a traditional Wiccan full moon ritual. This circle will be very playful and tons of chocolate will be consumed. Bring fruit and other fondue dipping foods for after ritual feasting. If you are allergic to chocolate consider bringing carmel, or other sweet comfort foods.
Other dipping foods to consider: pretzels, cheese cake, marshmallows, rice crispie treats, and grahm crackers.
This moon was about music and emotions. We discussed our personal theme songs. We talked about the meanings behind songs, and the emotions they evoke. We discussed songs that had hidden meanings, especially popular songs that had hidden social justice meanings.
For those who participated, please share your songs and social justice links in the comments section.
Songs that represented theme songs of participants:
“If I had a Boat” Lyle Lovett
“Life Uncommon” & “God of Freedom” Jewel
“Tis a Gift to Be Simple Tis a Gift to Be Free”
“Sheherezade” Rimsey Korsikov
“In Your Eyes” Peter Gabriel
“Bitch” Merdith Books
“Ode to Joy” Beethoven 9th Symphany
“The Circle is Cast” Robert Gass
“What I Got” Sublime
“Eleanor Rigby” The Beatles
“I Will Surive”
“Stonger” Kelly Clarkson
“Part of Me” Katy Perry
“Let it Be” John Lennon
“All I can say is that my life is pretty plain…” Smashing Pumpkins
“I believe” Sweet Honey and the Rock
“Almost Home” Mary Chaplin-Carpenter
Lammas or Lugnasdaugh is the celebration of the first harvests of the year. The primary food group is wheat and bread goods. The beginning of Lammas marks the waning of the summer, and the waxing of autumn. It’s hard to believe with all the 95+F days we’ve had, that fall is just around the corner.
May you always have enough bounty for you and your friends! Happy Lammas!
The Mary Moon was very insightful. We talked about our past with the image of Mary. Some her-stories talked about the Virgin Mary restrictions. But many shared stories of inspiration of the God figure Mary. We discussed the use of rosaries and other prayer bead systems. How the prayers or mantras can allow one to meditate or find relief during times of stress. Afterward we made prayer beads using individual systems that had meaning for each woman.