2017 Trickster Moon Circles For Women and Men

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

Saturday, April 8, 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 Trickster Moon.

Where do life's lessons sneak up on us/surprise us, and how can we greet these lessons with receptivity instead of resistance?

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 Trickster Moon
A Full Moon Circle for Men

Saturday, April 8, 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 Trickster Moon.

Where do life's lessons sneak up on us/surprise us, and how can we greet these lessons with receptivity instead of resistance?

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 May 6, 2017.

CAYA Sprouts New Moon Stargazing Guide - March 2017

by Shell Selvans

Blessed New Moon! In the coming week or two, we welcome you to go outside with your family at 8:00PM or later and get to know the stars better. Since the equinox has come and gone, getting out a little later than you have been will be your ticket to seeing the stars in their full glory!

Facing north, but in part looking straight overhead, you will again recognize the Big Dipper, part of the Great Bear, and the Little Bear with fixed Polaris at its tail end (see February's post for details).

To the west, if you get out at dusk, you will just catch Venus above the horizon. These are some of her last days as an 'evening star' for many months!

Facing south, the constellation Orion and star Sirius continue to dominate the surrounding stars with their brightness (see January's post for details). In addition to Orion's belt, see if you can pick out a few more details of this hunter: one shoulder is the red giant Betelgeuse, and a foot is the blue giant Rigel. And faintly, in an arc pointing away from Sirius, you might make out the curve of his bow!

Sirius is the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major, or Big Dog, who walks with the hunter through the night. They have another companion, the Little Dog (Canis Minor): you can find Procyon, the brightest star of the Little Dog, if you go up along the side of Orion from Sirius (parallel to the line between Betelgeuse and Rigel). If you have a dog you're fond of, maybe you can find a few stars nearby just for them!

The following star chart can help you find the details of Orion and his dogs:

Make sure to line the direction printed on the edge of it up with the direction you're facing! After 10:00PM, 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 United States, or a similar latitude.

Blessed be your stargazing!

If you enjoyed this and would like to connect deeper 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!

Celebrate the Dark Moon in Aries with the Fathers of Change

Tuesday, March 28, is the Dark Moon in Aries, a time to face our shadowy fears head-on and move past them, losing our illusions and remembering our truest values and goals.

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...

Grove of Artemis Portland's Festival of the Sister 2017

Grove of Artemis presents the Festival of the Sister
A ritual welcoming all self-identified women and girls

Sunday, March 26, 2017
3:00PM

The Sacred Well, 7927 SE 13th Avenue, Portland

Suggested donation $10, no woman turned away for lack of funds

Come and celebrate the first quarter of the year, and the energy of spring, with the Grove of Artemis. Artemis is the sacred Sister to all women, who teaches us to hold one another up. She is skillful and always ready to lend us her strengths. Together, we call upon her to join us as we make our first steps toward community and sisterhood.

Please wear shoes that can get muddy, and bring a jacket - we may venture into the yard! Feel free to bring food or drink to share, and items to charge on the altar, if you wish.

Source: http://www.sacredwell.com/events-portland/...

Equinox of Joyful Vows PDX 2017

Come As You Are and be welcome to...
The Equinox of Joyful Vows

Saturday, March 18, 2017
7:30-10:00PM

hosted at The Sacred Well, 7927 SE 13th Avenue, Portland, OR

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

At the first balance point of light and dark in the Wheel of the Year, we assess our commitments. What good work brings us joy in the world? How can we bring more joy into our difficult or seemingly mundane work? We honor the Earth and her creatures, but no deity in specific, at this ritual.

Source: http://www.sacredwell.com/events-portland/...