summer solstice circleFriday, June 25th, 2021 from 7pm-10pm
Celebrating the Earth Mother- In-person, outdoor gathering in Toronto
“Earth Mother, you who are called by a thousand names. May all remember we are cells in your body and dance together.“-Starhawk
Join us Friday, June 25th from 7-10pm
The Earth is blossoming with life, and the Sun bathes us in its empowering rays as we reach the peak of solar energy this year. Traditionally, the Summer Solstice is when we celebrate the longest day and send out our wishes on this peak wave of energy.
The Mother/Nurturer archetype reigns now, and the sun moves into the sign of Cancer, a water sign ruled by the moon. This interesting combination of energies creates a ripe time for us to feel deeply, express our creativity, connect with what nourishes us and cultivate our inner Mother or Nurturer. This is a wonderful time to harvest herbs, have a bonfire, enjoy the warmth and abundant life around us. The month of Cancer is a time where our emotions may be heightened and we may feel a deepened tenderness and desire to heal our hearts of past pain, connect with our intuition and feel at home within ourselves and our world.
As the season progresses, the sun enters Leo and where we feel emboldened to express our inner Queen, cultivate courage, flare and a bit of drama. Both signs of this season ask us to open our hearts to the beauty within and around us and nurture and protect that which we hold dear.
Questions you may wish to reflect on are:
-What emotional needs are calling for my attention now?
-What nourishes me in body and in soul? Am I letting those things in?
-How do I create, sustain or protect life?
-What is my relationship to the Mother/Nurturer archetype? Do I feel comfortable nurturing myself? Others?
-What is manifesting now in my life?
-How can I celebrate and receive the gifts of the Earth Mother?
In this circle, we will discuss these questions and do a guided meditation to connect with the 4 elements and our inner Mother/Nurturer archetype. We will then create a nurturing talisman for ourselves. This circle will be held outside, and will include a bonfire. In the case of inclement weather, the circle will alternatively take place on Saturday June 26th 7pm-10pm. Maximum 7 people. I will provide light snacks and drinks.
what to bring:
– readiness to be present and co-create safe & sacred space
– pwyc $20
– optionals: pen & journal/paper; item to be charged on the altar
Willowroot Healing Arts backyard (Woodbine & Danforth ave)
To register, email Serena: Serena.L.Oakley@gmail.com
Space is limited.
Please send e-transfer to Serena to reserve your space. (Non-refundable).