Hellenic Summer Solstice impressions from the Grove Organizer:
Sunday June 22nd, 2014 Columbia Protogrove held their public Summer Solstice ritual. Twenty-three attendees came to make offerings and libations to Helios and their personal kindred. During Ritual Leader Renee’s lovely poetry invocation to Helios, a ring formed around the sun. Jonathan helped co-lead by telling Hellenic poetry. Jasper took on the role of the grove Warrior making offerings to Aries and appeasing the Outsiders. Jasper also did a fantastic job inviting our local Earth Mother Columbia with reverence and veneration. Jessamina, our Grove photographer, took some awesome photos of the ritual and the sun ring itself.
Jaymi, our seer, asked what the Kindreds wish to depart to us from this time. She drew the following cards from The Hellenic Alphabet Oracle:
She drew Xi for the Ancestors. Their message was, “There is no limit to take from a withered shoot.” Which means, when you are going thru life, take things as is. You can work through the issues and know that the Kindreds have our back.
She drew Iota for the Nature Spirits. Their message was, ”There is sweat, it excels more then everything.” Which means, that in this coming harvest season, hard work is surest means of success.
We look forward to hosting the Lughnasadh Games on July 27, 2014 at 1:30 pm at WHUUF. We hope to see you all there.