2017 Giving Moon Circles

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

Saturday, December 2, 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 Giving Moon.

How can our personal gifts and generosity improve our community/world?

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 Rainbow Moon Circle and Brotherhood of the Moon present the Giving Moon
A Combined Full Moon Circle for Honoring the Full Spectra of Gender Diversity

Saturday, December 2, 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 joins together with the Rainbow Moon Circle to create a sparkling combustion of magick!

People of any and all genders - or none - are invited to join us in exploring how our personal gifts and generosity can improve our community/world, and how we can work together to co-create a world of mutual respect and love.

Chairs will be provided. Please feel free to bring a cushion if you prefer to sit on the floor.

You may wish to bring something shiny to charge on the altar, and a treat to share for cakes and ale after we open the circle.
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Image: Laurent Laveder

CAYA Sprouts New Moon Stargazing Guide - November 2017

by Shell Selvans

Blessed New Moon! In the coming week or two, I welcome you to go outside with your family at 8:00PM or so and enjoy the early, dark sky.

The winter stars return! The winter season may be colder and less full of green, growing things than the rest of the year, but the stars are glorious. And with a cup of hot cider, what could be better?

Look to the east at 9:00PM or so and you will find the bright stars and constellations that will be overhead in the depths of winter: Orion's belt (and Betelgeuse and Rigel) and Sirius (Hail Isis!) (see January's post for more details), and the red Aldebaran in Taurus. The are also close to Capella (see October's post for more details), and make up a circle of the greatest concentration of bright stars in our night sky.

Look up from the horizon from Aldebaran and you'll see the Pleiades - this cluster of baby stars (only 100 million years old!) marks the holiday of Samhain/Halloween, when it rises at dusk… so that the Pleiades are directly overhead at midnight that night.

The following star chart can help you find Orion, Aldebaran, and the Pleiades:

October 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 monthly “Children of Promise” New Moon working!

Reminder: 2017 Rite of Release & Remembrance

Come As You Are to...
The Divine Spiraling Rainbow Tribe's Rite of Release & Remembrance

Saturday, November 18
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 (behind the Sanctuary)
1300 Grand Street, Alameda

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

The mxgenderr Priestxes of Come As You Are Pagan Congregation invite people of any and all genders - or none - to join us in celebrating our beloved transcestors and ansxtors, especially those whose lives ended in violence. We Release that which blocks us from our fullest potential, in order to live in ways that honor the legacy of our transcestors and ancxtors.

We call on Dionysus, God of Liminal Spaces and Protector of Trans People, to liberate us from the constraints that silence and diminish us. You are invited to bring ancestral items and images to charge on the altar, rattles and drums, and a treat to share for cakes and ale after we open the circle.

2017 Rite of Release & Remembrance

Come As You Are to...
The Divine Spiraling Rainbow Tribe's Rite of Release & Remembrance

Saturday, November 18
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 (behind the Sanctuary)
1300 Grand Street, Alameda

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

The mxgenderr Priestxes of Come As You Are Pagan Congregation invite people of any and all genders - or none - to join us in celebrating our beloved transcestors and ansxtors, especially those whose lives ended in violence. We Release that which blocks us from our fullest potential, in order to live in ways that honor the legacy of our transcestors and ancxtors.

We call on Dionysus, God of Liminal Spaces and Protector of Trans People, to liberate us from the constraints that silence and diminish us. You are invited to bring ancestral items and images to charge on the altar, rattles and drums, and a treat to share for cakes and ale after we open the circle.

Celebrate the Full Moon in Taurus with the Witches of Transgression

Saturday, November 4 is the Full Moon in Taurus, a time to build strong and sustainable structures in place of what is no longer serving us.

On Saturday evening, or during the week, I invite you to join or support the Divine Spiraling Rainbow Tribe in our Full Moon working for 2017, Witches of Transgression.

In CAYA, we are celebrating the Graveyard Moon - What are the messages our Ancestors want to offer us at this darkening time of year?

Born In The Fire,

Molly Blue Dawn

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