Hecate

Normally I proceed down my chosen path with ease and confidence. I schedule my predictable days with life fulfilling activities and creative endeavors. Without fear or worry I know what’s ahead for me. Then, all of a sudden, my clear, gently curving path becomes a crossroad. Time to stop and decide if I will take a new route. I look down the path on my right and on my left, both are dark and hold no signs of what to come. I feel excited for the possibilities of what a new path could hold. My excitement quickly turns to fear of the unknown. If I stay on the path I am currently walking on, at least I have a pretty good idea of what’s to come, and I like knowing. Then in front of me is a sign that reads. Dead end! You can no longer proceed down your normal path. Oh no! I am forced to choose a new path. I am afraid of choosing the wrong path, I don’t like uncertainty. What if I choose the wrong path? Oh my Goddess, I need some help on this one.

Then, right in front of me, the dark Goddess of crossroads, Hecate, appears. She is holding two torches and a crescent moon sickle. As she spreads her arms, her torches light my crossroad. Calmness washes over me. I look to my right and feel grace. I look to my left and feel serenity. No longer afraid, I take a step on to the right path. Swish, down comes her crescent moon sickle, cutting the ties to the path I was on. Well, no turning back now. Fearlessly I begin to walk down a new path. I turn to thank her, but like magic, she’s gone.

On this first full moon of Autumn, we Moon Mothers, invoked the spirit of Hecate. We chanted her song, drummed a steady beat, and walked the sacred labyrinth. Silently she arrived and lightly illuminated our paths.

Below is a little movie and slide show from our gathering.

 

 

 

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Enjoy this season of magic.

Sincerely,

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Tamara Trejo

Full Moon Magic

You’re invited

Full Moon Ceremony Thursday, October 5th, 6pm

   Quarry park Labyrinth
  El Granada CA


 Dedicated to Hecate

Greek Goddess of Magic.
She stands bearing light at the dark crossroads of life.

 

 On this night we will invoke the clarity of Hecate. Through walking labyrinth meditation, drumming and ancient ritual, we will keenly connect to the wisdom of Hecate.

 

  Please bring flash light, blanket, drum, rattle or some kind of rhythm maker.

Google maps

  Quarry Park

Santa Maria Ave & Columbus Street, El Granada

The Labyrinth is about an eight of an mile from parking lot.
It’s a beautiful walk through a Eucalyptus grove.
We will gather at the labyrinth.

 

Please let me know if you will attend.
 email or text 303-5515
Hope to see you when the moon is full.

 


Tamara Trejo

Contagious Spirit

When you save your own life, you save the world.  When your actions are bold, you inspire others to act boldly.  When navigating the moment using all of your senses, you awaken the sensuality in the observer.  When you speak wise life mottos, it heals the lives of the listeners. When you hold the space as a nonjudgmental witness, you ignite the action of one’s true spirit to shine. When we engage in divine feminine ritual, we wield the power of magic, and the Goddess delivers profound gifts.

On this warm Harvest Moon, we gathered at the beach to dedicate our ceremony to Vesta; the Roman Goddess of the hearth (heart of the home).  We chanted and drummed our way to water’s edge.  Once there, I felt all the invisible Goddesses join our circle.  Aphrodite, Freyja, Saraswati, Mawu and other divine spirits enlivened our actions.  Women who had never before blown the conch, loudly sounded the Goddess trumpet.  Those who don’t normally go into the ocean, stood strong as the waves washed around their legs.  Our simple ritual became a symphony of chanting, drumming, conch blowing, dancing in the waves, teaching, doing and witnessing.  Then with no audible instruction, our water time was over.  It was as if Vesta had rung a silent bell, signaling time to gather at the fire and share soul wisdom.

In honor of Vesta and the Vestal Virgins we shared wisdom around the fire.  We kept the flame burning by tossing a wisdom wand into the fire after speaking our Soul words.

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Until we meet again, remember, your smile is contagious, a word of encouragement ignites the muse, and there is magic in ancient ritual.

Sincerely,

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Tamara Trejo

 

 

Solar Eclipse by Donna Scheifler

Bear with me! I again have a LOT to share with you!

Back in January you did the math:
2017 =
2 + 0 + 1 + 7 = 10 = 1 + 0 = 1

Those familiar with numerology pointed out that
2017 is a “1” year – a year of new beginnings.
Looking back thus far, does this ring true for you?
It surely does for me! With that in mind…

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Just as you find yourself awe-inspired by a sunset, those of us in the U.S. will soon experience another one of nature’s awe-inspiring sights — a solar eclipse. During an eclipse darkness falls and wonder rises.

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Sacred Space

For the last seven years, we Moon Mothers have gathered for our August full moon ceremony at the Maverick’s Beach labyrinth. Mawu CroppedLast year it was destroyed, all symmetrically placed rocks had been removed.  When I saw the devastation I was appalled and vowed to rebuild it.  With fire energy, I called upon the Moon Mothers for a labyrinth rebuilding work day.  They showed up in force and we rebuilt the sacred labyrinth on the Maverick’s Beach peninsula. 13934708_10153809589073225_7587178658680387372_nThis year it was destroyed again! What? Who? Why would anyone destroy a symmetrically beautiful, meditation labyrinth? How could anyone not see the sacredness of this labyrinth?  When I saw the destruction, I paused and remembered the words of my teacher, Amy Sullivan, “Why do you choose to swim up Stream?”  This time I was not compelled to rebuild. Perhaps the universe was telling me it’s time for a change of venue.  This year we gathered at a sacred hidden labyrinth created by Lars Howlett.

In keeping with Moon Mothers tradition, we began by calling in the energy of the seven direction with the sound of the conch.  Mother Earth01croppedThe gifts from our summer babies set the tone of calmness.

 

Deliberately we walked the sacred labyrinth. Keeping rhythm with our drums, we tapped into Earth’s wisdom. It was as if the labyrinth had become the universal mind, placed upon Mother Earth. As we walked, she silently informed, soothed, and satiated our souls.

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Ceremony is a practice inasmuch as medicine is a practice, both are healing.  One of the most powerful effects of full moon ceremony is the self discovery, not found in an ordinary scheduled day.  The ability to be the speaker and the witness at the same time is a common occurrence during circle speak.

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To be truly heard by compassionate woman in a sacred space, ushers in a stong connection, both individually and collectively, to the divine feminine.

Until we meet again, walk bare foot, witness the sunrise, and smell the richness of soil.

Sincerely,  Tamara Trejo

August Full Moon Ceremony

You’re invited

Full Moon Ceremony Monday, August 7th, 7:30pm

Quarry park Labyrinth
El Granada CA

                                                               
Dedicated to Mother Earth

The living Goddess who goes by many names,
Gaia, Mawu, Terra, Planet Earth

Connecting to Mother Earth always nurtures, mind, body, and soul.

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