March 20, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Come celebrate the first audacious green shoots of life coming up from the Earth! At Spring Equinox we mark the balance between light and dark, turning our faces to the waxing solar light – turning our hearts outward to our Tribe. Celebrate the “return of life” in the company of thoughtful women with a gentle interactive pagan ritual. No Pagan or Wiccan experience necessary to enjoy tonight and find it meaningful to your own life.
ABOUT THE BLAST PAGAN CIRCLE
Come out of that dusty old broom closet! Together we observe and honor the holidays, the turning of the wheel of the year, and the ebb and flow of our own lives. We celebrate our unique individual spiritual paths in a safe, supportive, and invigorating atmosphere of joy and acceptance. The BLAST Circle welcomes all Pagan, Wiccan, and other earth-based belief systems.
We will gather starting at 7pm to socialize, and will begin the Equinox Celebration at 8pm sharp. No latecomers will be allowed to enter after the door is closed at 8pm. We will share food and drink after ceremony.
Older girls might enjoy the activities. Note to moms: Extended periods of quiet and reflection will require advanced attention span. No little ones, please.
WHAT TO BRING
• Whatever you want to drink
• A small snack to share
• Canned or packaged food to donate to a local food bank
• Item(s) to place on altar: spring theme - flowers, plants, butterflies, etc.
Not good. Backyard is uneven and covered with mulch. Indoors requires 1 or 3 steps.
One dog and one cat – both “house-bound” – live here. Will not be a problem if we’re able to be outdoors. If weather is inclement and we have to be indoors, animals will be in rooms away from meeting space, and meeting space will be well vacuumed and dusted before hand.
DIRECTIONS from I-95
• Exit Sixth Avenue South (Lake Worth)
• East (right) to first stoplight
• Left (north) on South A Street
• Go 2 blocks. Right (east) on 4th Avenue South
• Go 2 blocks. Right (south) on South C Street
• You’ve just made a big U-turn
• House is on right (501 South C Street).
• Number is on white wall next to driveway.
On north side of house, there is a wide alley – about 6 cars can park there. Other parking is on street.
SIGNIFICANCE FOR PAGANS AND WICCANS
• Spring Equinox is also called: Ostara, St. Patrick's Day, Easter
• Dates: Celebrated around March 17-21(Easter is March 31 in 2013)
• Colors: green, yellow
• Tools: eggs, basket, green clothes energy, birthing, sprouting, greening
• Goddesses: Ostara, Kore, Maiden
• Gods: Hare, Green Man
• Rituals: breakthrough, new growth, new projects, seed blessings
• Customs: wearing green, egg games, new clothes, egg baskets
OESTRA AND EASTER
Easter is another of the Pagan holidays which was appropriated by the early Christian Church. Easter gets its name from the Teutonic goddess of spring and the dawn - Oestre or Eastre. (The origin of the word "east" comes from the word for dawn and shares the root for the word "aurora," which means "to shine.") Modern Pagans have generally accepted the name "Ostara" which honors this goddess for the Vernal Equinox. Pagans today can readily re-paganize Easter by giving a Pagan spiritual focus to existing holiday customs and by creating new traditions that draw on ancient ways. Suggestion: Wear green or flowery clothes and either a flower headand or hat.
THE VERNAL EQUINOX
The Vernal Equinox usually falls somewhere between March 19th and 22nd. Depending upon when the first full moon on or after the Equinox occurs, Easter falls sometime between late-March and mid-April.
MORE ABOUT SPRING EQUINOX IN GENERAL
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