Saturday, 21 June 2014

Summer Solstice Altar

Recently, I read a post by Joanna Powell-Colbert about developing our sense of place.  Going to my altar today to light a solstice candle, I realised it was still oriented according to the compass points where I had it at our old house.  So, I took the time to realign my altar, even though I didn't actually change what was on it much.  The only thing missing from it is the card for Brigid, which is still in the spell for my literary project.

No time for a long ritual, but babe-in-arms I called the quarters and the centre, called the Goddess by many names, and the God as Ganesha.  I lit my solstice candle, which has a citrine in the base to be charged by the sun, the flame and prayer.  Also re-committed to my spell work, then chanted to the Goddess.  Babe started fussing, so I closed the circle, said a final prayer, and that was that.  Still, it felt good!

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  1. It sounds just fine to me. I mostly enjoy the impromptu little rituals the most

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    1. Ps. Thank you for inspiring me to have an intimate little ritual myself tonight
      Hugs

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    2. Glad to have inspired you to do a ritual, too, Ellen :)
      Hugs, Kxx

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  2. Oh the stories you're going to have that you can tell that little one when he gets older! :)

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    1. Tee hee, lots of people keep telling me I should take videos of him to show at his wedding or whatever. Still, I prefer your idea of sharing tales of rituals interrupted to feed, etc :)

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  3. This is just beautiful. You do such a lovely job with your altars. So much so that you're convincing me to do one! Hrmm. Haha. I may have to wait until after I move! Speaking of which, how are you liking your new home? Hugs! MM

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    1. Thanks, MM, though I often think my altar is not natural enough… Yes, may be better to wait til you move, otherwise you'll just have to find somewhere to hide your altar when you have people coming to view your place.

      Really loving the new house - it's so much better for my elder son! And it's nice and light, though a bit noisier than where we were before… :)
      Hugs,
      Kxxxx

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