Ritual Summaries: Fall Equinox and Samhain

Fall Equinox Ritual
September 17th, 2017
Deity of the Occasion: Ana
Offerings:  decorated gourds
Omen:  Isa – Sowilo – Kenaz
Return flow: cider
Attendees: 4

Samhain Afternoon  Ritual
November 4th, 2017
Deities of the Occasion: Lugh and Ana
Offerings:  skull cookies
Omen: Dagaz – Berkano – Gebo
Return flow:  rune candy
Attendees: 7

Samhain Evening Ritual
November 4th, 2017
Kindred/Deity of the Occasion: The Ancestors and Manannan
Offerings:  whiskey
Omen: Isa – Fehu – Sowilo
Return flow:  rune candy
Attendees: 15

Notes:

There are photos from before and after the Samhain Evening Ritual at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidrozian/sets/72157666011103429/

Only four people came to the Fall Equinox ritual, which was obviously a disappointment to me.  (I’m tempted to include the persistent spider in that attendance figure, but then Gen and Amy would both scream at me.)  We thanked Ana for bringing the life to the land in the form of the second (fruit) harvest.

Samhain was much better attended, despite the bad weather, since for the first time we have an outdoor site with an indoor site available to move into.  Fox and Marisol were kind enough to rearrange their living room for us, and it turned out to be just big enough for 15 of us without feeling cramped.  As is our custom, the afternoon rite celebrated the reunion of Lugh and Ana at the end of the growing season and beginning of winter, and in the evening rite, we honored Manannan and shared the stories of our Ancestors.

The outdoor rituals are now finished for this turn of the Year Wheel, and now we’ll be returning to the Friends Meeting in Ann Arbor for our indoor rites.  See you there!

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