Announcing a new Meetup for THE ORANGE COUNTY WITCHES MEETUP AND LEARNING CENTER!What
: BLOOD MOON....PASTA BUFFET...WITCHCRAFT CLASSESWhen
: Saturday, October 23,[masked]:00 PMPrice
: $5.00 per personWhere
: LADY MORGANA OF AVALLONE
50 WEST PINE RD
Staatsburg, NY 12580
MERRY MEET TO ALL COWENS/STUDENTS/COVEN MEMBERS...
I WILL BE TEACHING MAKE UP CLASSES AT NOON...FOLLOWED BY FULL MOON RITUAL....PASTA BUFFET....LESSON 12 FOR UPSTATE STUDENTS.
This is a time for Sacrifice.
In this, the time of first frosts and final harvests, this is a time of letting go and clearing away. This is a time of inner cleansing to make way for the justice of karma and a time for seeking shelter in friendship and community. In the calendar system we have provided as an example, this moon is typically named the Blood Moon. This name reflects the final harvest of livestock and the ultimate sacrifice of the harvest King as he leaves the world above for the mysterious transformation to be found in the underworld.
In many other belief systems there are already time-honored traditions for the establishment of a calendar. Included a few examples here for you to consider.
In the Celtic Tree Calendar this moon is Ngetal (Reed) which runs from October 28th through November 24th.
The Runic Calendar of Nordic traditions, (which is governed by half months rather than full months), divides this moon of the year by Wyn (Joy) from October 13th through October 27th and Hagal (Constraint) from October 28th through November 12th.
The Goddess Calendar names this moon of the year after Hathor or Samhain and runs from October 3rd through October 30th.
The American Backwoods Calendar refers to this moon of the year as the Beaver Moon and is determined by whichever full moon falls in November.
This is a time for moving beyond sacrifice to find the pathway to justice, balance and harmony. This is a time for moving beyond sacrifice to seek renewal. This is a time for moving beyond sacrifice to accept your place in the endless spiral of karma. This is a most appropriate time to lament all your losses. Just as the Summer King has sacrificed the fullness of the harvest to ensure the survival of his land through the coming winter, the aftermath of your sacrifices will provide the shelter of warm friendships to nurture and fortify your spirit through whatever darkness may lie ahead.
Perhaps you know this as the Cold Moon, the Blood Moon, or St. Martin's Moon. However you name this moon, you know it as a time of endings and beginnings. The necessity of accomplishing tasks before the coming winter makes them impossible is highlighted by increasing darkness and apparent decline. In this increased darkness the link forged between the world of the living and the world of the dead is strengthened just as the veil between these two worlds is pierced on All Hallows Eve, Samhain, The Feast of the Dead, all of which are celebrated on October 31st.
Please let us know (astraltarotmystic, coorganizer) what type of pasta dish (cold or hot) you will bring to the table. We will have wine/soft drinks/beer for beverages.
Write your intentions on a slip of paper for ritual.
Lady Morgana, HPS
Witches of the Crossroads
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