Fall Equinox Ritual
September 21st, 2014
Deity of the Occasion: Sif
Offerings: grain and whiskey
Omen: Jera – Fehu – Ehwaz
Return flow: bread
Our first non-Celtic High Day ritual. I’m still not thrilled with the idea, as I think we should be focusing on our Grove pantheon for High Day rites and work with other cultures at other rites, but I’m sensing that most other people don’t feel that way. In any case, the rite went smoothly, and Rod did a good job of leading it.
We had nineteen people from the Ann Arbor Universalist Unitarian Church attended as part of their youth education program, which wasn’t quite overwhelming, but close! They were great guests and asked a lot of good questions.
I’m sad we didn’t get more of our own members there, though. I know it looked like it was going to rain, and it really did come down hard the night before (we cancelled Fire Watch because of it) but we only got a few brief showers. Clearly we don’t have that “must do all of our rituals outside no matter what” mentality that some groups do.
Rev. Rob Henderson
Senior Druid, Shining Lakes Grove, ADF