This Full Moon occurs with the Moon in Taurus.
This means She is reflecting the light from the Sun, which is in Scorpio
Taurus carries the energy of romance, of a romance of life and an appreciation of the beauty of all of Nature and life which surrounds. Taurus is about learning how to take time to (metaphorically and, in the growing season, literally) smell the roses.
Taurus also loves the arts … for this ritual we will be singing those parts of our ritual which have music!
Ritual text: At this Full Moon we will be using the ritual text from The Ritual of Lothloriën. For those who do not have a copy of this ritual script (we all read the passages aloud, together), there are two copies kept on site which are available to be used. If you would like your own copy of the Ritual please email Rev. Paul at least a few days prior to the Ritual and we can have it there for you, unless other arrangements have been made in advance.
Annual food drive Tonight we are continuing our annual food drive. You might bring some soup if you see a sale while you are shopping for groceries. During Hallows Eve we complete the food drive; we honor the dead by feeding the living. With each member contributing a few items a month between now and then, we will have a larger bounty to share with the needy. Please consider bringing a non-perishable item when you put your robe by the door
Time: 7 to 8:30 PM. Please arrive between 6:30 and 6:45.
This Ritual begins promptly at 7:00 pm. (There are other Members in other locations who work simultaneously with us.) Please be here, changed into your robes, or wear something special if you do not have a ritual robe. You may use the private bathroom to change. Be prepared for quiet, mentally focused time prior to our starting. 6:45 pm is ideal.
Lay Ministers will be have set up beautiful elemental altars before the Ritual. The main and elemental altars will up by 6:30 pm prior to your arrival. And following the ritual we will have time for a small potluck feast (of snacks).
Location: We will be meeting in The Studio, located a few blocks north of Adair House in downtown Redmond. If you need directions send Rev. Paul a message when you RSVP, and he will contact you by email with detailed information about the location, parking, etc. This is a private studio which is part of someone's home, not a public venue. It is essential that you aid us in maintaining discretion. Not all residents in this area are comfortable with religious diversity. If you need to ask a stranger whether you're at the right location, please just ask, "Is this where the meetup is?"
Parking: On-street parking is available. Please respect the owner's wishes and do not drive in the driveway. The owner is very strict about this.
We hope to see you there!