2017 Singing Moon Circles For Women and Men

CAYA Coven’s Grove of the Goddess presents the Singing Moon
A Full Moon Circle for Women

Saturday, June 10, 2017
Doors open at 7:00PM, circle is cast at 7:15PM
No one is admitted after circle is cast

Home of Truth Sanctuary
1300 Grand Street, Alameda

$10-$20 donation requested

Come As You Are Pagan Congregation's Grove of the Goddess Women's Full Moon Circle invites all self-identified women to join in observing the Singing Moon.

What makes our spirits sing? How is our individual song of life harmonizing with the song of the Universe?

This entire ritual will be conducted in the form of song - please add your heart’s song to our harmony!

Chairs will be provided. Please feel free to bring a cushion if you prefer to sit on the floor. Feel free to bring drink or food to share, or flowers for the altar. 

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CAYA Coven’s Brotherhood of the Moon presents the Singing Moon
A Full Moon Circle for Men

Saturday, June 10, 2017
Doors open at 7:00PM, circle is cast at 7:15PM
No one is admitted after circle is cast

Home of Truth Cottage
1300 Grand Street, Alameda

$10-$20 donation requested

Come As You Are Pagan Congregation's Brotherhood of the Moon Men's Full Moon Circle invites all self-identified men to join in observing the Singing Moon.

Come and lift your hearts in a variety of song. Enjoy the Blessing of the Singing Moon. Join the sharing of our stories at the Singing Moon.

Chairs will be provided. Please feel free to bring a cushion if you prefer to sit on the floor. Feel free to bring drink or food to share, or flowers for the altar.

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*Please note: there is no Rainbow Moon Circle for Mxgender People this month.  The next Rainbow Moon Circle will be on August 5, 2017.

CAYA Sprouts New Moon Stargazing Guide - May 2017

by Shell Selvans

Blessed New Moon! In the coming week or two, we welcome you to go outside with your family at 9:00PM and enjoy the early summer stars!

Looking high overhead (perhaps facing north), find the Big Dipper/Great Bear. Follow the arc of the Big Dipper's ladle, curving away from the ladle's end by about two handle-lengths, to the brightest star in the northern celestial hemisphere, Arcturus. After "arcing to Arcturus, spike down to Spica." (See April's post for more details).

Again you'll notice Jupiter shining bright near Spica (in Virgo), only a tiny bit further from Spica than it was a month ago - since Jupiter is further from the Sun than the Earth and therefore makes a ponderously slow, large circuit around our home star, it appears to move only slightly from month to month. This is quite unlike our sister planet Venus, which you may remember from earlier in the year moving dramatically from evening to morning 'star' in a matter of weeks!

Next find Regulus (in Leo) to the west of Spica and Jupiter, using Spica and the Big Dipper's pointer stars as your guides (see April's post for details). Sitting at the heart of the lion, Regulus is bright like Spica… use the two of them to find this next challenge!

The water snake (or sea serpent) Hydra is composed of only dim stars, and is the longest of the constellations. It spans 100 degrees, more than half of the night sky's width! (If you put one arm out to your side and the other straight in front of you, the separation between them is 90 degrees, and you can use that to approximately mark out the length of this monstrously large constellation.) Look about halfway down to the horizon from Regulus for the brightest star in Hydra. The full length of Hydra extends toward the western horizon, to a few stars that are its head(s?), and way, way, across the sky to the southern horizon, wiggling its way along below Leo and Virgo.

Since Hydra's stars are so dim, it can be nearly impossible to find all the 'right' ones - but that's part of the fun of this mysterious serpent. You can feel free to find a new collection of dim stars every time you look for Hydra, as she slithers and shifts around in the sky below Spica and Regulus. That's what I do!

The following star chart can help you find Hydra (at least approximately, the rest is up to you!): 

May 2017 Star Chart

 And this whimsical version of Hydra and several neighboring constellations might give you a more slithery sense of what to look for:

Whimsical Hydra

 Make sure to line up the direction printed on the edge of the star chart with the direction you're facing. After 11:00PM, the stars will have rotated a bit from where they're shown. Also, you might want to find your own chart if you are on our Mother Earth somewhere other than the contiguous 48 states of the U.S., or a similar latitude.

Blessed be your stargazing!

If you enjoyed this and would like to connect more deeply with the stars, our magical community and the children of the world, please join CAYA Sprouts in our monthly Children of Promise New Moon working!

Source: http://www.cayacoven.org/children-of-promi...

Celebrate the Dark Moon in Gemini with the Fathers of Change

Thursday, May 25, is the Dark Moon in Gemini, a time to acknowledge the ways in which we may be living a double life, and find ways to reconcile our most authentic selves with the roles we have been playing as we co-create a world where each person’s authentic self is allowed to unfold and develop to full, beautiful potential.

During this week, I invite you to join or support the Fathers of Change in their 2017 Dark Moon working. This is the year of the fifth element, Spirit.

If you would like to share more of your experience with the Fathers of Change, you may join the Google+ community or Facebook group.

You Are The Center,

Molly Blue Dawn

Source: http://www.cayacoven.org/fathersofchange-1...

Celebrate the Full Moon in Scorpio with the Witches of Transgression

Wednesday, May 10 is the Full Moon in Scorpio, a time to review our past mistakes and accomplishments objectively and then move on into the future we are creating for ourselves, free of past perceived limitations.

On Wednesday evening, or during the week, I invite you to join or support the Divine Spiraling Rainbow Tribe in our Full Moon working for 2017, Witches of Transgression.

In CAYA, we are celebrating the Loving Moon - How might we remember the importance and meaning of love/passion/pleasure in our lives?

Born In The Fire,

Molly Blue Dawn

Source: http://divinespiralingrainbowtribe.blogspo...

Reminder: The Rainbow Moon Circle’s Loving Moon 2017

Come As You Are To…
The Rainbow Moon Circle’s Loving Moon
A Full Moon Circle Honoring and Celebrating Gender Diversity

Saturday, May 6, 8:00PM
Doors open at 8:00PM, circle is cast at 8:15PM
Please arrive on time, no one is admitted after the circle is cast.

The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland

$10-$20 donation accepted, no one turned away for lack of funds

The mxgender Priestxes of Come As You Are Pagan Congregation invite people of any and all genders - or none - to join us in honoring and nurturing our loving nature. We recognize the places where we have been wounded or torn and seek healing and wholeness within ourselves. We call on Hermaphroditus, the intersex love deity of the Greek pantheon, to share Their message.

You are welcome to bring an item to charge on the altar, as well as cakes and ale to share after the circle is opened.

Our Mission: The Rainbow Moon Circle is a safe and sacred space for all to explore the spectra of gender and identity. We honor the holistic experience of self-determined identity and its infinite intersections. We celebrate the glittering prism of Divine existence that is powerful, delightful, enthusiastic, playful, transformative, magickal, compassionate, and reverent. Live the Spectra!


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Source: http://www.cayacoven.org/rainbow/