Waning Moon

This is a time of letting go. The temporal year is at its end. The moon wanes to darkness. It is perfect to just release all the psychic crap that has accumulated and get ready to start fresh.

Our town has a bonfire every year on January the 6th where all the Christmas/Yule trees can be brought and burned. This year we are planning on taking part in this as a Rite of Letting Go. Perfect since it will be nearly Deipnon.

At the Temple of Hekate Einalian we have a practice of offering up to Hekate those parts of our lives that don’t serve our greater growth and spiritual good each Deipnon. Sometimes its relatively minor; at other times it is life-altering. This Deipnon build a bonfire of what no longer serves spiritual growth and offer it up.

Happy New Year!

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Reflections on the Waves

El Nino has taken its toll here on the Third Coast. What should be cold and snow has been severe storms, tornadoes even, the winds whipping the waters against the shores of Lake Michigan. A restless Goddess stalking over a fitful world. The Temple of Our Lady of the Waters is in a state of flux as well. In medias race we find shelves being assembled and books in piles. The altar is not quite complete. A New Year looms on the mundane calendar whilst the Temple is in the middle of preparations for the second busiest time of our Sacred Year. December’s Full Moon is just past. January’s brings with it the Descent to the Underworld and the Ego Death encounter that is the first necessary step those called to the Priesthood must make prior to dedicating themselves as candidates for that most joyous and solemn role.