Huge thanks to everyone who came out to our Hallows ritual on Friday, despite the blustery weather. We moved to our sheltered location, and though the wind was fierce, we kept the fires lit!
Our ritual honored the beloved and mighty dead – our ancestors of blood, heart, and spirit who go before us to prepare the way, and who look after us and our descendants. We gave offerings of homemade bread and wine, as well as small skull beads for individual offerings.
The omens for the ritual were as follows:
- Have our offerings been accepted: Yr – the longbow, which is a joy and honor to every prince and knight, and a sign of skill and prowess. Yes, our offerings were accepted.
- What blessings do the Ancestors have for us: Wynn – joy and contentment – the Ancestors are pleased with the work we are doing, and will provide us with the help we require. They are proud of our work and are invested in our success.
- What blessings do the Nature Spirits have for us: Nyd – need, the need fire – there is a need that will come up within our community (large or small) and we will need to meet it – we have advanced warning, and so we can be prepared and ready to take action.
- What blessings do the Deities have for us: Tiw – the North Star – the Deities provide reliable, steady guidance and direction, and will give us the information we need to move forward as a Protogrove. As we have a need to meet, this guidance should help us provide for our community.
The spirits are joyful at our work, and content with the steps we have taken as a community. It is that foundation that will help us when need arises, and the deities will provide the guidance we need to meet the needs of the folk.
This is a good omen!
Our next ritual will be Yule, on Friday December 18th. Full details to come as the ritual is planned out. It is fully dark for our outdoor rituals now, but our use of candles, fires, and book lights has been very successful.
Blessed Hallows to you all, and may the start of the Winter season bring you peace and contentment!