Mothers of the New Time Tarot-a-Thon 2017

The Mothers of the New Time will be holding a 24 hour Tarot-a-Thon to raise money for our trip to the Glastonbury Goddess Conference!

Would you like some extra insight into any decisions you are making? Would you like some wise, intuitive guidance along your personal path? Do you have questions about life, the universe, and everything?

From noon on Saturday, July 15 to noon on Sunday, July 16 (Pacific Time), Priestesses will be giving online Tarot readings. Many of the Mothers are talented at Tarot and other forms of divination.  This will be a great opportunity for you to get session with a skilled reader and also help the Mothers of the New Time to make the most of our amazing opportunity to carry our message and our magic out into the wider world!

Watch this space for more details on how to sign up for a reading!

Source: http://www.cayacoven.org/blog/2017/3/8/get...

CAYA Sprouts New Moon Stargazing Guide - June 2017

by Shell Selvans

Blessed New Moon! In the coming week or two, we welcome you to go outside with your family at 10:00PM, once it gets good and dark, and enjoy the Midsummer stars!

In keeping with appreciating the constellations along the ecliptic that are currently coming into view just after dusk, I'll challenge you this month to find one of the more elusive: Scorpius (and Libra too). It is quite obvious in terms of the arrangement of the stars, but hard to spot because of how close it is to the southern horizon.

The challenge is to find a place to view the southern horizon with little to no interruption! The scorpion's tail is long...

To find the scorpion's eyes and heart, you can first find Spica (hint: use the Big Dipper's handle to arc to Arcturus and then spike down to Spica) and its bright companion at the time, Jupiter.

From these two, look south and a little further down toward the horizon to find another pair of bright companions. First you'll get to the reddish star Antares (anti-Ares, so named because it is red like Mars/Ares, and is close to the path the planets take through the sky, but don't be fooled - it's *not* Mars!) and next you'll see the brighter planet Saturn (if you have a good pair of binoculars, or a telescope, check out Saturn's rings!). At this point, you will be facing south.

Antares is the heart of the scorpion, and the three stars the curve around and above it to the right are its head (center) and the start of its long claws that reach out into the surrounding stars. Those claws reach all the way out to grip the tops of the scales in the neighboring constellation Libra - long ago, those two bright stars in Libra were part of Scorpius! And I still imagine them to be the claws...

The body of the scorpion curves into a hook shape, down toward the horizon from Antares, curving left with the tail coming back up into the sky to point up from the horizon, with the stinger at the end of the tail. This tail is at a special place in the sky, pointing approximately to the center of our galaxy. That center point of our own galaxy would be overwhelmingly bright in the night sky, with the glow of so many concentrated stars, except that huge clouds of dust between us and the galaxy's center obscure much of that light.

Saturn hangs just above the center of our galaxy, and the tail of the scorpion.

The following star chart can help you find Scorpius (and Libra) and Saturn:

June 2017 Star Chart


Make sure to line up the direction printed on the edge of the star chart 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 Dark Moon in Cancer with the Fathers of Change

Saturday, June 24, is the Dark Moon in Cancer, a time to open to our feelings - the good, the bad, and the embarrassing - and really feel them, honouring our own feelings and also showing understanding and consideration for the feelings of others as we work together to co-create a world where we can all feel understood and honoured in our truth.

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 - Solstice of Light Triumphant PDX 2017

Come As You Are and be welcome to...
The Solstice of Light Triumphant

Saturday, June 24, 2017
8:00-10:00PM

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

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

High Priestess Iris RedRaven hosts this high point in the solar cycle as we honor that which shines forth to light the way: good character, skillful leadership, caring acts of generosity, and the triumph of love over hate.

Source: http://www.sacredwell.com/events-portland/...

Reminder - Divine Spiraling Rainbow Tribe's Rite of the Journey 2017

Come As You Are to...
The Divine Spiraling Rainbow Tribe's Rite of the Journey

Friday, June 23, 5:00-6:00PM (we’ll close in time to join the TransMarch!)
Outdoors at the San Francisco Trans March
(Look for the cackling ones in witch hats, near the corner of 18th/Dolores)

Rite of the Journey: How can we navigate crossing borders/boundaries with grace and authenticity? How can we recognize and respect our own and other’s personal boundaries as we move between spaces? How can we nurture our heart connections while we journey? People of any gender or none—and especially folks of mxgender/enby/non-binary genders— are welcome to join us in celebrating the shared experience of our individual journeys, honoring the Genderqueer deity, Pancrates (All-Power) of the Tetrad++ transgender pantheon.

For more information about this outdoor event and ceremony in San Francisco, please email cayacoven@gmail.com

Also! Visit us at our booth at the TransMarch Resource Fair from 2:00-5:00PM to receive blessings and get info on upcoming rituals and events. Sacred mxgender sing-along at 2:00PM. Look for the CAYA Coven banner. Blessed be! 

Source: http://www.transmarch.org/trans-march-2017...