Celebrate the Full Moon in Cancer 2018

Tuesday, January 2 is the Full Moon in Cancer, a time to let our hearts swell with grand hopes and naïve desires, feeling the full scope of our own longings even when they are painful, and embracing the power of our sincerest intentions, even while knowing that we may fall short of fulfilling them. It’s time to stop shriveling ourselves to fit into the limited, distorted space we have been allowed to grow into, and instead re-shaping the world like a green sprout breaking through a concrete sidewalk, tender but unstoppable!

In CAYA, we are celebrating the Yearning Moon - What desires, deep within, are yearning to be fulfilled, and how might we begin to take steps toward fulfilling them?

Molly Blue Dawn




 

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The Rainbow Moon Circle’s Yearning Moon 2018

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

Saturday, January 6th, 7:00PM
Doors open at 7:00PM, circle is cast at 7:15PM
Please arrive on time, no one is admitted after the circle is cast.

Home of Truth Cottage, 1300 Grand Street, Alameda
The Cottage is around the back, take the side path through the garden to find us.

$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 exploring our divine nature as children of the stars. Together, we open our hearts to mystery and make a wish for the future.

You are welcome to bring something to charge on the altar, as well as cakes and ale to share after.

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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CAYA Sprouts New Moon Stargazing Guide - December 2017

by Shell Selvans

Blessed New Moon! In the coming week or two, I welcome you to go outside with your family at 7:00PM or later and enjoy the Midwinter sky. This is the best time of year to stargaze with the littlest ones, since the sky will be dark before their bedtime!

In the early evening... To the west, you will catch the Summer Triangle and its associated constellations sinking below the horizon. Overhead you will find Cassiopeia.

To the east, some of the brightest stars in our sky are all rising together, called the Winter Hexagon on the star chart. This group includes Betelgeuse and Rigel in Osiris/Orion, Isis/Sirius in Canis Major, Procyon in Canis Minor, Castor and Pollux in Gemini, Capella in Auriga/The Charioteer, and Aldebaran in Taurus.

To the north you will find Ursa Major romping along the horizon, with the pointer stars above the horizon, pointing the way to the steady location of Polaris, the North Star.

On December 21, in the northern hemisphere, we will have our longest night of the year, which I love to celebrate with some stargazing. This year, however, I will be visiting family under the southern sky instead! Much of what I will see from Mauritius (20 degrees south latitude) will be the same as what I would see back home (38 degrees north)... but I won't be able to see the bears (and North Star), and instead I'll see the Southern Cross, as well as the Magellanic clouds, which are two dwarf galaxies that orbit our own Milky Way galaxy.

The following star chart can help you find your way around the sky: 

December 2017 Star Chart

Make sure to line the direction printed on the edge of it up with the direction you're facing. After 8:00PM, 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 final “Children of Promise” New Moon working of 2017!

Celebrate the Dark Moon in Sagittarius with the Fathers of Change

Monday, December 18, is the Dark Moon in Sagittarius, a time to take a brave and honest look into the dark corners of our closets, minds, and souls, admit to ourselves what is there that we haven’t acknowledged, do away with anything which is not in alignment with the selves we are choosing to be, and dig up the true treasures which have been hidden by our fears and aversions. Let truths which have been hidden be told. Let lies and false assumptions be revealed. Let harm which has been done to others be atoned for. Let harm which has been done to ourselves be healed. Let fear be displaced by integrity as the ruling force in our new lives, and in the new world which we are continuing to co-create!

During this week, I invite you to join or support the Fathers of Change in the final month of 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