Thursday, May 25, 2017

Circle of Fountains Flower Moon Ritual May 2017


On Sunday, May 7th, Circle of Fountains met for Novice coursework and our full moon ritual!

Unfortunately I was out drawing at events so I could not attend. That being said, my circlemates made a great effort to collect photos so that I could still share it with my readers!


The night started with a class on cleansing and warding with Phaedra and Laura.


Then Amy took over for a splendid Flower Moon ritual!


Corners were called by pouring a glass of golden glittery milk to fairies representative of the directions.


Amy personally wrote the quarter calls in iambic pentameter.


She also purchased these amazing offering cups and pitcher for the milk at thrift stores!


Amy then spoke about the full moon in Scorpio, a time of hidden things, and the representation of the flower moon in relation to that.  Because of the timeliness of the ritual, the fae were the focus of the evening.  With all of this in mind, this ritual would be about boundaries.


The ritual began with a mindfulness meditation.


After Amy guided everyone in mindful muscle movements, she played a song and encouraged everyone to pay particular attention to the lyrics.



The quarter faeries were then released...


And the glittery milk was given to the ground as an offering to the fae.


Then came time for crafting!


Prior to ritual, Amy purchased picture frames from dollar stores and popsicle sticks.  Using a glue gun, she created simple bases for faery doors!  What a better representation of boundaries than a door, right?  Members were asked to write what they would and would not allow on an index card and slipping it into the frame, yet another example of boundaries.  Amy then bought some crafting supplies and asked others to bring what they could to decorate the faery doors to each person's personal tastes.  Here's what my circlemates created!

And, being the amazing circlemate she is, Amy made sure there was plenty left over for me to do one of my own when I got home!


Amy's ritual was incredibly coheasive and complex for what's typically expected of an esbat ritual!

From my circle to yours, I hope everyone had a wonderful May full moon!


A special thank you to Kaiulani, Jocelyn and Lauren as my top Patreon supporters this month!

3 comments:

  1. Here Comes A Thought <3 I love that song and Steven Universe so very much. Highly recommend if you haven't seen it!

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    1. It's certainly a staple with our circle. :) Thank you so much, Katri!

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  2. What an awesome craft. I have seen these doors done before and they have been on my list, but I love the addition of the frame. Your door reminds me of a harp. Very lovely!

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