Seasonal Circles meeting 8 times a year (Solstices, Equinoxes & cross-quarter festivals)
Have you ever had a feeling so deep that you felt it right down in your bones? This is how I feel about holding ceremonial women’s circles to honour the seasons. The way I see it women have been sitting together in circles for longer than living memory, but our bones remember how affirming it is to sit with other women and look back on what has passed, then look forward at what is to come while remaining consciously present with what is in the moment both ugly & beautiful. By honouring the wheel of the year I find I appreciate the sacredness of the Earth as well as myself and my passage through life as a woman. We see how the outer and the inner worlds come together through reflections of macrocosm and microcosm. It is about becoming in-tune with the year’s cycle and the cycles within our bodies, minds and spirits. It is also about coming together, as women and creating a community where we celebrate these changes together and know that we are not alone.
Maybe there is also a whisper in your own heart that calls to you of the riches that can come when women share together. Maybe this is a dream that we can manifest together.
Each year we meet every six weeks on the Solstices, Equinoxes and Cross-quarter festivals of which there are eight in a year.They have been called many things over the ages, from Sabbaths, ancient holy days, witches festivals, and … well ….nothing because they have been forgotten or other more modern festivals have been adopted in their place as Danu Forest writes about below. I think of them as markers through the year, bookmarks to stop and sit and be still. To open up a sacred space to celebrate and be thankful for everything I have. I don’t have a perfect name for them yet, I’m hoping one will show up someday, something beautiful and magical, mystical yet grounded.
The ritualization of these circles, of which there are eight in the year, is to honour the continual movement and transformation in life and within ourselves. It is about becoming in-tune with the year’s cycle and the cycles within our bodies, minds and spirits. It is also about coming together as women and creating a community where we celebrate these changes together and know that we are not alone. Around the world there are many circles such as this to honour the cycles of change – join us, together we are stronger!
Circles are held in the Full Circle Sacred yurt space near Budlake, Exeter, EX5. Space is limited and booking essential. Doors open at 7pm and close at 7.30pm when our circle time begins. Get in touch to find out more or join our online community via the Facebook group Full Circle Sacred space
Cost sliding scale: £5 – 20
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