Welcome!

Our monthly events are open to the public to women over 18. To find out what to expect, click here. For event dates, click here. There will be a raffle at the end of ritual, so bring a few dollars to contribute. No obligations, and all proceeds go to the church.

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.


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Jun

Next Moon – July 6th – Mary Moon

   Posted by: earthkat   in announcement

In continuation of our theme Saints and Achetypes we will be celebrating Mary.  Don’t let the Christian theme deter you, we’re acknowledging the qualities that make Mary such a powerful figure across the world.  Plus, Mary replaced many of the local Goddesses when Christianity became the main religion, and retained their qualities as well.  Hope to see you there!

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Jun

Jun. Vampire Moon

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May

Beltane – Mountain Mysteries

   Posted by: earthkat   in spring, Sun Holiday

Full Circle lead the opening ceremony for Beltane weekend at Mountain Mysteries.

One of our favorite quotes dispelling the myth that dancing the maypole will get your pregnant is “Touching the maypole will not cause babies, having sex does”

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May

May Moon

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Apr

Apr. Chant Moon

   Posted by: earthkat   in full moon, song

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Mar

Mar. Moon

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Feb

Feb. Brigit

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Dec

December Moon – Joyful Asherah

   Posted by: earthkat   in full moon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joyful Asherah
· Process in chanting Joyful Woman, Sacred Space
· Smudge using pine branch anointed with tree essential oil
· Cast Circle
· Call Quarters
· Check In
· Discussion of Asherah, an ancient Hebrew goddess.  Originally the consort of Canaanite chief god, Bal.  Transmuted into consort of Hebrew god in biblical times and worshipped as such for 3,000 years.  She was often worshipped in the form of a pole (large pillars to small pole-like figurines to sacred groves of trees).  Mother goddess, Lady of the Sea, Queen of the Heavens.  What resonated with me the most is that she was the goddess of joy and good fortune.  Ritual will center around the theme of joy – a very joyful time of year, but also hectic and dark.  We should notice and appreciate the things that bring us joy and also pay attention to the inner joy within ourselves.
· Meditation & Sharing
· Craft: Decorate Asherah poles with sharpies.  Draw into them intentions for joyous moments or symbols seen during meditation.  As moved to do so, plant them in dirt around center candle.
· Raise energy to manifest intention by dancing the hora while chanting Under the Full Moon Light
· Thank Quarters
· Close Circle
· Feast!
12
Nov

Red Tent Event

   Posted by: earthkat   in event

On November 11 & 12, Full Circle and Nuit Moore celebrated it’s first literal Red Tent Event at UUCA Fahs House Emerson Room. Four participants had traveled out of state  enjoy this supportive community created by Full Circle. “It was great to be with educated women talking about women issues”  said one participant after the event.  Topics ranged from eco-friendly feminine products (see list at bottom of this page),  making peace with our bodies cycles of pain, discomfort and inconvenience, making a place for mourning our unborn children, surviving sexual abuse, discussing how our reproductive rights are being challenged locally and nationally, and inspiration to make changes at a grass root level for sex education in the Anne Arundel County School System.  There was magic when women get together to talk and listen to matters deep in our hearts.

Many of us try to live lightly on the earth by reducing our waste and recycling.  It is estimated that the menstrual product waste produced in the US alone is over 12 million (6 gallon) trash cans per year. Many of us are becoming more aware of the chemicals that come in contact with our skin can have dire long term effects. For these reasons we reviewed some products in the market that are safe for our bodies, reduce waste, and support small family owned companies in the US & Canada (Full Circle does not profit from these products, nor are they the opinions of the UUCA administration and congregation.)

New Moon Cloth Pads
Luna Cloth Pads
Diva Cups
Sea Sponge Tampons

Misc:

Check the toxicity of your cosmetics: costmeticdatabase.org
Menstrual cup comparison chart
How to video on how to insert a menstrual cup.
(SFW  Demo uses a cup and glass tube)

http://lunapads.com/

Every year near Oct. 31st, Full Circle, a spiritual practice group at the UU church of Annapolis, marks the turning of the year and honor those who have passed away. A canvas labyrinth is set up and used in a walking meditation to remember those who have passed away, and to be mindful of things that need to be released from ones life.

 
At the center candles are lit to  to honor those who have passed.  As participants walk out following the labyrinth, they meditated on letting in new things into their lives for the new year.  Below are photos of the altars that participants set up prior to the ritual.  The individual altars have photos and objects of friends and family that have passed away.  Past events including the full ritual outline can be found here .

 

 

 

 

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