Celebrate the Second Full Moon in Sagittarius with the Mothers of the New Time

Monday, June 20 is the Full Moon in Sagittarius, a second Full Moon in this sign. The message from last month seems to resonate even more this month:
This is a time to be very honest with ourselves, while remembering that realism is not synonymous with pessimism - things are the way they actually are, and we won’t make ourselves safer through denial or despair, but we can make things better by facing the truth and acting from a place of integrity, and the courage to really care about what we are doing.

Let’s think with great care about the actions we can take to bring more Love into this world we are co-creating.

On Monday evening, or during the week, I invite you to join or support the Mothers of the New Time in our
Full Moon working for 2016, Spirit.

In CAYA, we are celebrating the Singing Moon - What makes our spirits sing? How is our individual song of life harmonizing with the song of the Universe?

Since this Full Moon falls so close to the Summer Solstice, CAYA will not be holding Full Moon Circles this month. If you would like to come together with like-hearted folk to celebrate Love this month, I invite you to attend the
Temple of Aphrodite service on Monday, June 20, at 8:00PM at The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland.

The Goddess Is Alive,

Molly Blue Dawn

Source: http://www.cayacoven.org/2016-the-goddess-...

CAYA had a great time at the 2015 Pagan Festival!

This year, after a two-year hiatus, The Pagan Alliance was once again able to provide the Bay Area Pagan community with the much-missed Pagan Festival.  The theme for 2015 was Spirituality Through Service - a theme which is very close to CAYA’s own collective heart!

A lot of volunteers are needed to make this event a success, and in the spirit of Joyful Service, many members of CAYA signed up to get the work done!  Verity Blue Midnight, Priestx of Courageous Becoming, did a stellar job of coordinating the CAYA volunteers!  There were many familiar CAYA faces in many places on the day of the Festival, from set-up at 7:00AM to clean-up at 7:00PM!  So many CAYA Priest/ess/xes were wearing Pagan Festival Security shirts that they formed an impressive “Chartreuse Blob”!

CAYA's Chartreuse Blob of Security!

CAYA's Chartreuse Blob of Security!

CAYA also had an information booth at the Festival, and many of our devotional groups offered blessings throughout the day. Chieftain Branwen wrangled the booth schedule very effectively, so that our time yielded maximum blessings for all interested visitors!

The park was adorned with directional altars created by local Pagan groups.  CAYA created the North altar, and CAYA’s Rose and Dove Society, in partnership with The Temple of Aphrodite, created the East altar with a theme of Women Free As Birds - this year’s Mothers of the New Time working!

The Keeper of the Light chosen for 2015 is Crystal Blanton, and members of the Order of the Black Madonna and other CAYA clergy were delighted to join her in singing the praises of the Dark Mother with Szmeralda Shanel’s beautiful song.  Yeshe Rabbit was very honoured to introduce her dear friend and respected colleague.  Congratulations to Crystal for this well-earned recognition, and much gratitude to T. Thorn Coyle, who graciously held up the lantern for three years as 2012’s Keeper of the Light!

This year’s Festival gave us a chance to embody many of CAYA’s core values - Joyful Service, Justice, Community, Excellent Organization, and a Having A Great Time!  Thank you to all of the many volunteers whose dedication, creativity, and hard work made this event a rousing success!  

Source: http://thepaganalliance.org/return-pagan-f...