High Rite: Ostara

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High Day: Spring Equinox

Our spring rite will be dedicated not only to the goddess of Spring, Ostara but also to the forces at work in our world from the Old-Germanic sources. Wotan was the winds, Donar was thunder and rain, Fouwa was accociated with the clouds. We will be offering to them and asking them all to:
Bless the seeds, bless the tools, bless the waters, bless the land…all things in balance be.

When: Our Spring Equinox High Rite of 2016 will be on Saturday, March 25th.
Doors open at 3PM, pre-ritual brief at 5PM, and ritual will start at 6PM.

 Times are subject to change, so please check before you leave.

 Who: All High Rites are open to the public, so feel free to bring a friend!

 Cost: Suggested donation is $10/person, which may be paid via cash or check to the Dagda’s cauldron at the Grove, or online through our paypal address: cedarlightgrove@gmail.com.

 What Else to Bring:

  • Please check the weather to make sure you are dressed to be outside for over an hour
  • Food for Revels; Offering(s); Things that you have crafted, the food that you have made, any work that we have done as a team

 Schedule of Events:

Doors open at 3PM, pre-ritual brief at 5PM, and ritual will start at 6PM.

 

  Prayer: Bless the seeds, bless the tools, bless the waters, bless the land…all things in balance be.
 Theme/Opening Prayer: Welcoming the goddess of spring, the winds, the clouds, the rain/thunder.

Suggested Offerings: FOOD, beer, songs, eggs (decorated), grains/barley, rabbit or chicken meat, spring flowers for planting, things you have made yourself.

PLEASE NOTE:  We take oaths very seriously.  Any oaths given as an offering MUST be cleared with the Senior Druid prior to the High Rite. Please see Caryn upon arrival if you plan on giving an oath.

 Bring a Dish for the Potluck!
Bring a dish to share with the Grove after ritual if you wish to participate in the feast. Participants who bring a dish to share are welcome to participate in the feast. Your dish should serve approximately 6-10 people. Please label whether your dish has meat or not for our vegetarians. It’s also a good idea to list the ingredients if available. We have several members who are sensitive to gluten.

There are cans of sodas and bottled water available at the Grove for 50 cents each. Feel free to contribute beverages to the Grove!

 Dress Warmly
The High Rite will be done outdoors (depending on the weather), and it might be cold. Be prepared and bring plenty of warm clothes to prepare for the dropping temperatures once the sun goes down. You may even want to bring hand and/or foot warmers. If you have a chair you’d like to sit in during the High Rite, we suggest bringing that too.

 Donations
All CedarLight events have a suggested donation of $10 per person. This can be contributed to Dagda’s Cauldron either at the Grove, or online. All donations go towards CedarLight Center bills and upkeep.

 Children and Pets
Children are welcome to all CedarLight events, but must be attended at all times because our center is not child proof,  there are stairs, fires, candles and small items that could be swallowed. We do not yet have children activities planned for this event. Pets however, are not allowed because we have learned from past mistakes that not everyone knows how to approach an animal and not every animal will behave predictably with many strangers around.  Thank you for understanding.