This moon offered hands on experience for trying out different decks and different reading techniques. This was a lesson in intuition rather than analyzing the definition of the cards. Participants broke out into pairs and played at reading each others futures and delving into the subconscious.
October 18th we celebrated the full moon. We discussed how bats take in sensory input normally not used use and reads in its evironment. Which is a lot like reading tarot, using your subconscious mine to tell the conscious mind what’s standing right in front of it. (Like bats it can’t *see* the obvious). We took the time to go outside and gaze at the full moon to see if we could watch it eclipse. We spiral danced back into the church, completed circle and finished with feasting.
On the first weekend in August (Aug. 3rd, 2013), sunny days and cool evenings brought four participants – Alethea Shiplett, Stephanie Simpson, Jenna Senocak and Ashley Baker – out to the picnic table on the porch at Fey Meadows Farm for crafting and feasting. Jenna, resident chef, cooked wonderful gluten-free, locally sourced meals for us throughout the weekend.
Stephanie and Alethea exchanged tarot readings. Ashley taught the ladies how to make brooms while Jenna made a wicker basket.
The group planned the Lammas ritual around balancing fear, faith and the future, using various divination tools including pendulums, scrying and runes.
Nature showed up in the forms of deer in the meadow, a bright and bushy red fox, and beautiful birds, butterflies and flowering and fruiting flora. Alethea’s new baby bunny, Zen Cookie, got lots of snuggles and the only boy on site, Zorro the dog, hung out much of time with the ladies.