Friday, April 15, 2022

Beltain Spring Fair Coming Together

Yes... you read that right. This fair is coming together! We have an on theme special guest speaker, a ritual, and a special children's reading time (so bring your children!). 

 

BELTAIN SPRING FAIR

Saturday, April 30th, 2022
10am - 5pm

Located at the Montreal-West Curling Club
17 Chem. Ainslie, Montréal-Ouest, QC H4X 1K4

 

Here are some details:

12pm - Public Beltain Ritual

As part of the Beltain Fair, we will be welcoming the return of Spring with Dance! More to come!
What to bring:
* Small liquid offering
* Fee: $5
 

1:30pm - Creating a Pollinator Friendly Garden with Local Medicinal Plants

Discover how easy it is to create a gorgeous wildflower-herb garden to attract butterflies & bees, and provide a little food and medicine at the same time. Any sized garden, even a balcony, can promote biodiversity! Monica will share a few easy to grow plants and simple recipes for herbal vinegars, honeys and oxymels so you can fill your pantry/apothecary with nourishment from your harvest.

Hosted by Herbs On the Side speaker: Monica 


3:30pm - Children's Reading Corner

Some time (30min.) with books on the theme available for children to read, discuss, draw pictures from. Paper will be available with some crayons. The host of this will read one story to the children present (or anyone who wants to sit and listen).

Hosted by 6-yr-old Summer Jory


Saturday, February 26, 2022

BUSY BUSY

February is so SHORT!

February is SO busy........

February has flown past us and we are nearly at Spring.

So, if you missed newsletters or simply hearing from us, this is why: Classes came to an end, an Open House happened, a new session of classes began, Pandemic rollercoaster of regulations, planning for a Spring Fair on April 30th. All these things while parenting and trying to just live life.

Esbat rituals took a shift too from Full Moons to the New Waxing Moons. 

March plan...

  • Registration of Vendors for the Beltain Spring Fair on April 30th
  • Spring Break for students in Elementary / High school
  • Dark Moon Meditation
  • New Moon Esbat Ritual
  • St-Patrick's Day (Celebrate Irish Heritage)
  • Full Sap Moon & Sugaring Off
  • Day Light Savings Time (move clocks forward 1-hr)
  • Ostara (March 20th this year)
  • Earth Hour (March 26th)

This is also the time to start planning things like:

  • your TAXES (ugh...)
  • planting seeds indoors for your eventual outdoor gardens
  • spring cleaning & house blessings
 

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Snowy Willow Moon

February is often a very hard month for folks. Valentine's Day... the COLD (bitter bitter cold)...

A long time ago, a friend used to hold a party in February called "Beat the Winter Blues" party. It was something to remind us we are still together, still have friends and connections and commonalities, can still support each other and our community, and can make it thru this horrible dark and cold time of year.

The weather and the light officially and markedly changes in February. You should be noticing that it is lighter out for longer. We get pockets of warm-ish weather between cold snaps... instead of just a long deep cold. This is GREAT for Sugaring Off in March.

What can you do for the time being?
1- plan a small sugaring off with family or friends or book to go to a Sugar Shack together
2- map out and plan your garden and start getting the supplies you need for it
3- take care of yourself! work on whatever you need to for self-healing
4- honor our health care providers
5- remember to be flexible as the willow even in the snow

Blessed Be all of you on this Snow Moon, this Willow Moon.
 

 

Friday, January 28, 2022

Good Grief! Open House!

Time sure flew fast! If you had not gotten the Newsletter, here is what is coming up.


 

OPEN HOUSE & REGISTRATION!

(Late registration available up to February 12th)

Saturday, January 29th, 2022 at 2-4pm

This is a casual meet & greet with short workshop about the differences between: traditional vs eclectic, wiccan vs pagan, coven vs solitary, and how CMS is all and none of these.
 
Registration for Level 1 is open now through this Open House and ends February 2nd Winter 2022 session*
 
 

Level 1 Seeker Program

Sundays, 2-5pm starting February 13th, 2022 through to end of June 2022

Includes booklets and readings over three trimesters
Classes are held online via ZOOM
Cost: 3 payments of $150 every 6 weeks
 
 

Monday, January 3, 2022

Newsletter (Mailing List)

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Sunday, December 26, 2021

End of 2021

GOOD GRIEF! Has it really been almost six months (August 2021) since I last posted here?
Well..... definitely time to post!

So..... Thank all that is that 2021 is coming to an end. However, I am deeply grateful and honoured to have been and to continue to be the teach of many students. It is unfortunate that the Omicron variant of covid has instigated yet another lockdown. HANG IN THERE!

What can you expect of the beginning of 2022?

Chakra Intensive Workshop
Wednesday evenings 7-9pm on January 12, 19, 26

Full Wolf/Hunger Moon
Sunday, January 16th, 8-9pm

Open House & Registration
Saturday, January 29th, 2-4pm
*registration ends February 2nd for Level 1 Winter 2022 session*

Imbolc (Lady's Day)
*it's opposite is Lammas, Lord's Day*
Wednesday, February 2nd

LEVEL 1 BEGINS! 2022 WINTER SESSION
Sundays 2-5pm, starting February 13th
3 payments of $150 every 6 weeks
includes all necessary booklets and readings

EXCITING!

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Intro to Paganism

Saturday, August 28th, at 11am
https://www.facebook.com/events/325109995927128

~ FREE CLASS ~
Welcome to this short introduction to Paganism. In this class, we will look at some key terminology, the holidays throughout the year, basic beliefs, and ritual practices. We will end the class with a small ritual together.
 
ZOOM Link: