Today, Eowyn posted about a global ritual for the planet against fracking. As she'd mentioned it last week, I had also decided to take part, and adjusted my altar with that focus in mind. I chose three cards from the Goddess Oracle (Marashinsky and Janto), to emphasise that: Sedna, who sacrificed herself to create the creatures of the seas; Gyhldeptis, who protected the forest and the wider world from the forces of chaos; and Pachamama, a mother Goddess associated with harvest and healing and the high mountains (though in this image she looks more like a crone).
I lit some incense and a candle, and filled my water bowl (I'll admit, I don't do these things on a daily basis). I said a few words as I did each, and then held the stone at the front of the altar for a few moments, focusing on the earth as a whole. I chanted two malas of Om Shanti Om, praying for peace for Mother Earth, peace and freedom from destruction. I thought about the Goddess as a nurturing force in the seas, on the earth, and in the air and high places, and prayed for an end to the wanton destruction and pollution of her beauty.
I left the candle alight, to burn out by itself, sending up my prayers with its light. May we honour the Earth, our Mother.