Reminder - Grove of Artemis PDX Festival of the Midwife 2017

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

Saturday September 16,
3:00-5:00PM

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

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

Come and celebrate the Fall Equinox with the Grove of Artemis.

The Grove of Artemis invites all self-identified women and girls to join us for the Festival of the Midwife. We will honor Artemis and her ally the Deer. Weather permitting, we will be outside - please wear comfortable shoes.

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/...

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/...

Artemis Midwife

Born a midwife, born in between the cracks of life and death
on the island between day and night
Artemis! I hear you.
I hear your strong voice calling
calling me to step up.
Barely heartbeats born, and the strong-voiced one
aided Leto in Apollo's birth.
Imagine: blood on her hands, blood between her mother's legs
herself newborn learning what a body was, how to move her feet and hands
knowing that her mother needed help
and there was no one else to give it.
Artemis, strong-voiced one
calls us to step up
because, she taught with her first moments of life,
when need calls
we have what we need to answer.
Women are powerful survivors.
We are justice-warriors.
We get up after the long dark night
and make breakfast for the children.
We get up.  We step up.
We are powerful.  We get it done.
Artemis, strong-voiced one
calls us to cut it out, figure it out,
be the change we need to see.
We are powerful.
We get it done.
Sometimes we are flood-powerful, crashing through resistance,
swift and true as a hail of the Huntress's arrows.
Sometimes we are creek-powerful, small and quiet
and persistent.
There is a saying about rocks and rivers.  The smallest, quietest trickle
will carve its way in time, if it does not allow itself to be diverted.
Artemis, strong Huntress!
Help us find our strength
that we, too, may do what needs doing
however hard, however long the struggle.

Artemis by Joanna Barnum

Artemis by Joanna Barnum

Walking with Artemis at the Dyke March and the Solstice of the Fertile Mother!

Happy Pride!

The Sisters of the Huntress, a devotional group honoring Artemis and Diana within CAYA Coven, are happy to announce Walking With Artemis at The San Francisco Dyke March, as well as the Rite of the Fertile Mother!

This all takes place on Saturday, June 27th. We will gather at 3pm near 18th and Delores in SF. This will be our time for sacred songs, revelry and sisterhood. We will (those that wish) take our tops off, adorn ourselves with words of power, and join the March!

About 5pm, The Sisters of the Huntress will head to the Bloodroot Honey Rite of the Fertile Mother, in Alameda. This rite will start later than usual, at 8pm, at the Home of Truth Cottage. We will call upon Artemis as the Midwife, to assist us as we birth our dreams, projects, and goals.

Any and all self-identified women are welcome to join us for all, or any part, of the day!
Possible rideshare if needed, contact walkingwithartemis@gmail.com with questions or to RSVP!

Walking with Artemis at The Dyke March:

Welcome all you sisters in Goddess! Join the Sisters of the Huntress as we enjoy a day of freedom and sovereignty!
We are meeting at 18th and Delores in San Francisco at 3pm, to join the March beginning at 3:30!
We will sing to the Maiden Goddess, paint our bodies with words of power and march together as sisters.
Contact walkingwithartemis@gmail.com with questions or to RSVP!

The Solstice of the Fertile Mother:

The Bloodroot Honey Priestess Tribe invites all self-identified women to
Come As You Are to the Solstice of The Fertile Mother!

Saturday, June 27, 2015
the Cottage at the Home of Truth
1300 Grand St, Alameda, CA 94501
PLEASE NOTE: LATER START TIME
doors at 7:45, ritual begins at 8pm
$20 donation requested, no one turned away

Please be welcome as we gather to honor Artemis, the midwife, and seek her aid to create and make manifest our desires and dreams. We are the mothers, the makers, and midwives to the future. At this ritual, we will focus our dreams and bless our bodies, honoring all that they can create. We will be offering special blessings to women who are carrying a child, have recently given birth, or those who wish to conceive. 

Please bring a blanket to sit on, any pillows or comfort items you might need or want, and any special items you wish to charge on the altar.
Feel free to bring cakes & ale to share, if you like.

Blog Roundup November 3rd-8th

Hello friends! Welcome to this week's Blog Roundup. The Clergy of CAYA Coven are out there blogging about all manner of amazing things and we want to make sure you have the opportunity to read them all. In service to you, our wonderful community, we've gathered up these links.

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