Festival of Heart & Harvest PDX 2017

Come As You Are and be welcome to...
CAYA Coven PDX Festival of Heart and Harvest
presented by the Order of the Black Madonna, a temple dedicated to Our Lady of Social Justice

Saturday, August 19, 2017
8:00-10:00PM

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

Child friendly
suggested donation $10-$20, no one turned away for lack of funds

You are cordially and joyfully invited to the Festival of Heart and Harvest celebrating the feast of Lammas/Lughnasadh at the Sacred Well in Portland, brought to you by CAYA PDX and the Order of the Black Madonna.

Our great Dark Mother, the Mother of All who loves and watches out for all Her children no matter where they are on the path of life or in the world, bids us ask about those who are vulnerable in our society. She asks us, “Do they have enough?” We ask ourselves: “What kind of community can we build if workers are treated well, food is plentiful, love is plentiful?”

Come and join us to celebrate and create abundance for ourselves and community!

This event is also a food drive to help those struggling with food safety in our community, so please bring an offering of canned/dry goods to donate. Most needed items at present are: canned tuna or chicken, natural peanut butter, nuts and beans, brown rice, quinoa, low sodium canned soup, whole grain cereal, and oatmeal; remember, no glass containers please. Thank you!

Source: http://www.orderblackmadonna.com/

CAYA Sprouts New Moon Stargazing Guide - August 2017 - Total Solar Eclipse Edition!

by Shell Selvans

Blessed New Moon! In the coming week or two, we welcome you to go outside with your family at 10:00PM or so and enjoy the late summer stars!

To celebrate continued summer stargazing, find the Summer Triangle, with bright Vega directly overhead (see the July stargazing post for more on the Summer Triangle).

Directly south you'll be able to find the teapot, Sagittarius, pouring out steam that is the Milky Way. Sagittarius' spout points at the center of our galaxy, as does the tail of Scorpius, now in the southwest. With Saturn still bright above the center of the galaxy, you can easily find that dark center that all three encircle!

Another special celestial phenomenon you might want to find the exact location of is happening on the Earth instead of in the skies. Next Monday, August 21, the next Total Solar Eclipse will move across the United States in the morning (see this map for timing, which varies by location). I say it "happens on Earth instead of in the skies" because you need to be on Earth to see it… if you were out in space, you would still be able to look at the center of our galaxy, but you wouldn't be in the right place and time for the eclipse!

At precisely the local time of the New Moon, the Moon will pass directly between the Earth and the Sun, casting a dark circle below. You can be in that dark circle for about 2 minutes or less, until it moves along as the Sun and Moon move in the sky, flying across North America from west to east. If you're in the right place and time, and have good weather, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY have a pair of solar glasses to protect your eyes… send the magic out to all of us, if you find you have some miraculous energy to spare!

If you're not in the path of the total eclipse, but are anywhere in North America, you can view the eclipse with a pinhole camera. This kind of camera makes an image safe and easy to see (see this web page to make your own). You will be able to see the partially eclipsed sun in the image on the ground, after light from the Sun passes through the tiny pinhole. And whether you're in the path of totality or not, you'll get to see the hours-long process of the Moon moving in front of the Sun, not just the brief moment when the two are directly aligned!

The following star chart can help you find Sagittarius:

August 2017 Star Chart

 

Make sure to line the direction printed on the edge of it up with the direction you're facing. After 11:00PM, 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!

Source: http://www.cayacoven.org/children-of-promi...

Celebrate the Second Dark Moon in Leo with the Fathers of Change

Monday, August 21, is the second Dark Moon in Leo - a phenomenon which some people call a Black Moon - and also, as you are probably aware, the first Total Solar Eclipse visible from across North America since 1918. This is a powerful and auspicious time, a chance to really examine the foundations of our own identities as well as the social, cultural, financial, and political structures which surround us, to realize that they have been created - and are constantly being recreated - by choices that we are all making, and that we can make new choices - perhaps radically different choices which we could not have imagined until this momentous day.

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

Source: http://www.cayacoven.org/fathersofchange-1...

Reminder: 2017 Laughing Moon Circles For Women and Men

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

Saturday, August 5, 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 Laughing Moon.

How might we honor the transformative power of laughter in our lives to get us through hard times/drudgery/toil?

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 Fathers of Change presents the Laughing Moon
A Full Moon Circle for Men

Saturday, August 5, 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 Fathers of Change Men's Full Moon Circle invites all self-identified men to join in observing the Laughing Moon.

How might we honor the transformative power of laughter in our lives to get us through hard times/drudgery/toil?

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: this month’s Rainbow Moon Circle for Mxgender People will be held in Portland, Oregon. The next Bay Area Rainbow Moon Circle will be on December 2.


Image by The Funny Thing

Celebrate the Full Moon in Aquarius with the Witches of Transgression

Monday, August 7 is the Full Moon in Aquarius and a partial Lunar Eclipse, a time to shift our perspective and find that the stories which we have been in the habit of telling ourselves about the world may no longer be accurate or useful as we explore what is truly possible and co-create a new story to better serve every being.

On Monday 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 Laughing Moon - How might we honor the transformative power of laughter in our lives to get us through hard times/drudgery/toil?

Born In The Fire,

Molly Blue Dawn

Source: http://divinespiralingrainbowtribe.blogspo...