Fall Equinox at Stacked Stones
The folk of the Cervidae gathered at Stacked Stones Resort of the weekend to celebrate the Harvest Equinox with the community. It was a gorgeous day and there were many offerings made and blessings received.
Offerings of thanks and harvest were made to the Land spirits, the host of gods and to each other. We had an actual land spirit, a beautiful tom cat named Tut, we blessed us during the entire ritual. Weaving around us all and filling the air with adorable purrs of admiration and thanks for the snacks and love he was shown.
During the ritual I took a moment to acknowledge 2 of our community members who will be moving in the coming weeks and this was their last Nemeton function they could make. I thanked Michael & Michael for all their energy, work and dedication to the Nemeton of the Ways and Cervidae. I offered gifts and a blessing to both of them. They will be missed.
The main portion of the Rite ended with the Dedicant Clergy gathered around a stone of the Mother Grove placed upon a standing stone as they renewed their vows in front of the Community they are in service to. All vow’s were accepted and the dedicant’s are ready for another year of growth, service and experience in the priesthood of the Nemeton of the Ways. Over the past year these 4 amazing people stepped up to help with the growth of the Nemeton and supported each other during a very challenging year.
I am personally honored and humbled by the energy, effort and work the dedicants have put forth, but their path isn't over just yet. With the renewal of their vows they agreed to carry forth the message, work and service of the Nemeton to the community.
The Nemeton of the Cervidae will be gathering on Sunday September 30th to celebrate and honor the Autumnal Equinox. We will be holding the ritual in the new Sacred Site at Stacked Stones Retreat in the gorgeous Hocking Hills region of southern Ohio.
Gathering starts at 2pm and the ritual will begin at 3pm. After the ritual there will be mingling, crafting and enjoying the company of the community.
Rev Lynx will be leading the ritual with support from the Cervidae Voices & Clergy.
We look forward to seeing you all and celebrating a magical day.