Reminder - 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! We will be honoring the Muses.

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 as we honor Apollo.

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.

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.

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-...

Singing to Survive, and Singing to Thrive

I'm a passionate person.  I have always cared deeply about people, about my world, and what I do in the world.  So naturally, when I take note of all the problems in my community and the world at large, it's really easy to get spun up, upset, and overwhelmed.  The full force of these feelings hit me hard as a kid, and when they hit, my breathing would get rapid and shallow, and I would begin to cry.  If my mom tried to get me to take deep breaths to calm down, I would fly into a rage.  She quickly figured out that the best way to get me to calm down was to get me to sing a song.  When we sang together, I was able to pull myself together, and we got to have some bonding time.

Music has pervaded my household since before I was born.  Both my parents play instruments, and met in their church choir.  My mom sang with a women's ensemble called the Vanderbelles when she was pregnant with me, and she knew she could always calm herself and me by listening to the opera Carmen.  Early cassette recordings of me showed an uncanny vocal facility; my early cooings as a baby could be downright operatic.  As a kid, I sang at the drop of a hat.  I made up songs about everything.  Growing up the weird kid, it was a pressure release valve for my feelings that kept me from harming myself.  In high school, as a closeted queer kid in a military town, singing in Concert Choir, Madrigal Singers, and Barbershop Chorus and Quartet was a lifeline.  I credit singing with my surviving to adulthood.

There is actually sound science behind this phenomenon, and since I'm every bit as much of a scientist as I am a mystic, it behooves me to share it. Singing can increase our resilience for dealing with the world and with our own life stuff.  When you sing a phrase, your body naturally releases a long, drawn-out exhale.  This turns off the fight or flight response in your nervous system, and turns on the rest and digest response.  The vibration in your vocal cords stimulates the ventral vagus nerve which bolsters your emotion regulation and immunity, increases resilience, and lowers your risk for heart attack.  In short, singing is good for your health.

Magically speaking, singing is an excellent way to focus your intentions and give your invocations an extra oomph.  I employ singing quite often in my Priestessing, as I find it creates a powerful lens to focus my intention and my actions.  You don't have to be a classically trained singer to do it.  You don't even have to carry a tune.  Your focus and intention and heart is what is most important.  Singing with a group has a way of connecting all that focused energy into something that is far greater than the sum of our parts, creating a ripple effect through the group and out into the world.  Singing with a group is also a profound reminder that we are not alone.

In the wake of the domestic terrorist attack in Orlando, and the shooting at the vigil in Oakland last night, we really need our resilience more than ever.  Coming together in song by itself won't change the world, but if we raise our voices in song together and use it to galvanize our intentions for action, we can be a powerful force for change.

So let me ask you this:  What are you grateful for this past moon cycle?  What do you wish to manifest in the coming moon cycle?  During this upcoming Singing Moon, we have a potent opportunity to transform our wishes into focused song, and use that energy for healing and change.

Blessed Be.

Ravensong Phoenixfire, Wildflower Initiate 

2015 Singing Moon Circles for Women & Men

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

May 30, 2015
Doors open at 7pm, circle is cast at 7:15pm (no one is admitted after circle is cast)

The Home of Truth Sanctuary
1300 Grand St, Alameda

$10-20 donation requested

CAYA Coven's Grove of the Goddess welcomes all self-identified women to join them in observing the Singing Moon of late Spring. This is the time in CAYA when we ask ourselves: what melodies are moving in our hearts? What songs do we need to sing? How do we use our voices and make ourselves heard?

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.


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

May 30, 2015
Doors open at 7pm, circle is cast at 7:15pm (no one is admitted after circle is cast)

Home of Truth Cottage, located behind the main Chapel. Please use the sidewalk around the main chapel to get to the Cottage.

$10-20 donation requested

CAYA’s Brotherhood of the Moon invites all who associate with the divine masculine  to join us as we weave our voices into the melody of the cosmos and use our voices to better our lives and the lives of those around us. What power does your voice have when lifted in song and how does that power swell when joined with others? How can the power of your voice help bring the world at large into harmony? Please bring anything you would like to place on the altar and we request you bring representations of those deities for yourself that ring out with the power of the divine masculine.