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November Red Tent: Holiday Intentions & Seasonal Nourishment
November New Moon - Monday, November 16, 2020
7:00pm-9:30pm Eastern Time
Many of us await winter as a season of coziness, retreat, and self-care. Then, somehow, the holidays and home projects take over and we find ourselves exhausted in the spring, wondering what happened to those calm and restorative plants! The New Moon is the perfect time to set intentions and cast visions for our lives and the Red Tent is a special place for this work. We will gather virtually on November’s New Moon to share in a ritual and sharing circle, as well as take time for relaxation and much needed rest, right before the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving and Christmas starts. While it will not officially be winter yet, November is still a good time to start casting a vision for what we want our own holiday season to be like. This will be a relaxed evening together. My intention is for each woman to have this time to fully rest her body and mind, breath deeply, feel supported, and be comfortable in her own skin.
You can turn this into an even more nourishing evening by planning ahead and reserving a couple of hours before the Red Tent for yourself as well. Cook a nourishing meal or have a warm soup. Take a relaxing bath with a special herbal or salt blend. Brew some tea or special hot cocoa and settle into a comfy chair with your favorite blanket.
December Red Tent: Solstice Storytelling and Gifts of the Dark
December New Moon - Monday, December 14, 2020
7:00pm-9:30pm Eastern Time
Join us for an evening of "dark" tales, folklore, and personal stories as we honor and celebrate the darkness and winter season!
December's New Moon is one week before the Winter Solstice. The Winter Solstice, also known as Yule, is a holiday on the Wheel of the Year and marks the longest night of the year. Yule traditions and celebrations are as varied as the many cultures that have celebrated this holiday throughout history. Yet one tradition is found in many cultures: SOLSTICE STORYTELLING! In both ancient and modern times, many people gather around a yule fire for warm food and drinks, and good stories. Tell a tale, or just listen. Brew some hot tea or cocoa. Light a room full of candles or build a fire if you have a fireplace. Then, settle in for an evening of stories, wise words, and perhaps even a good laugh!
We will have a few stories and legends to share to kick off our evening. Then, we would love for others to tell or read a story related to the season or the theme. We welcome old stories, brief folktales, and personal stories. If you would like to share a story as part of our agenda, please let us know. We will also have our usual sharing circle with a storytelling prompt that will invite us all to share some personal winter tales without having to think in advance or prepare anything ahead of time.
Daughters and granddaughters are welcome for free!