New Moon Women's Circle Gathering
Gathering & potluck: 7pm
Our next New Moon Gathering will be on Sunday, February 26th from 7-9pm at Anarres Natural Health Apothecary. We will be making delicious Moon Time Bath Recipes using various kinds of salts, herbs, and essential oils. We will each concoct our very own unique herbal bath recipe, infused with our intentions for the cycle ahead, to then take home and soak in during your own Moon Time (menstrual period). The purpose is to empower each of us to nourish ourselves in a deep and loving way during that sacred time of the month. If you can, please bring your own jar to transport your bath recipe, a donation of $10-15, and a food item to share for our community potluck. See you on the New Moon!
We will learn about the gifts of a number of herbs and flowers, for renewal, for pain and spasm relief, for the toning of our sexual organs, root and sacral chakras and for relaxation. Each of us will compose a blend for bath in a reusable sachet. In circle we will commit our creations to their purpose and learn what the upcoming moon and cosmos has in store for us. Looking forward!
Our next New Moon Gathering will be on Thursday, January 26th from 7:30-9:30pm. We will start the evening by sharing a light community potluck meal. This New Moon we will be creating vision boards! So excited to come together to nurture our dreams, visions, and hearts. Let's tap into what we truly want deep in our Souls, and create beautiful pieces of art together in community.
I will provide bristol boards, magazines, some glue sticks and scissors. If you have a cork board, you may wish to bring that to use instead for your board, as it may provide more flexibility by allowing you to add or remove images over time.
If you have any of the following items, please bring: any images you have that you want to add to your board, magazines, glue sticks, scissors, thumb tacks. A food item for our potluck and suggested donation $10-$15.
If you are unable to make Lindsay Sahara 's retreat, we'll be circling on Thursday, December 29th Anarres Natural Health Apothecary with a Hannukah inspired candle lighting for Peace and People Power in 2017. We'll each make and bless with essential oil a rolled beeswax candle to cherish and inspire us throughout the year. Bring food to share. We'll have our own organic red wine and red teas.
Sunday, October 30th from 7-9:30pm
Our next New Moon Gathering will be on Sunday, October 30th from 7-9:30pm. The New Moon will fall in Scorpio, and we will be exploring the depths of ourselves, the darkness, and our personal and collective pain. We will be expressing, releasing, sharing, and feeling into our inner worlds. This New Moon holds a particularly receptive quality, and we will tune into that by practicing deep inner listening. From this place, we will be in a better position to set intentions for the cycle ahead.
We will begin the evening at Anarres Natural Health Apothecary at 7pm for a potluck (please bring food to share!). We will then head to Tracey Tief's backyard to gather around a fire, as a potent tool of healing and transformation. We will hold each other in sacred circle, as we go delve into whatever needs to be experienced, felt, processed, and released at this time.
Please RSVP below. Suggested donation is $10 (no one will be turned away for lack of funds).
Friday, September 30, 7-9:30pm Please note that the date changes with the New Moon each month. Check in at our Facebook Group "New Moon Gathering"
About September 30: We will explore the theme of New Moon in Libra, to share from our hearts, to hold each other in sacred space and shed powerful intentions for the coming Lunar Cycle. If weather permits we will gather around a bonfire in Tracey's magickal backyard. As usual, there will be a community potluck to start the evening. You may wish to bring a journal/notebook and a pen to write with. Suggested donation will be $10-15, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please RSVP at New Moon Gathering on Facebook.
All woman-identified welcome!
New moons to come:
We will meet on or near this date. Join New Moon Gathering on Facebook to hear news, themes and dates.
Thursday September 1 was back to Sacred With Blue Lotus wine.
TUESDAY Aug 2
Make Flower Crowns with Tynan Rhea
I will bring some wire for us to make crowns with, but PLEASE BRING SOME FAIR TRADE OR LOCAL WILD FLOWERS TO SHARE. RSVP by the end of July. Can't wait.
Red Tent on open air roof top deck!
We''l make Cycle Beads!
if you can: Bring large beads, glass preferred, and twine/string, hooks/ends and lobster clasps.
RSVP by Wednesday 29th so that we can have supplies ready for you.
Thursday, April 7, 7-9 Happy Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse in Libra!
This Full Moon is about finding BALANCE - between strength and ease, masculine and feminine, light and shadow, self and other, give and take. Make space for IT ALL and find your way back to the center. Due to some scheduling conflicts we will meet a couple days before the actual New Moon this month.
Love & Light, Lindsay Sahara
Bring a donation if you can and food to share. Please RSVP on the Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1477965565793194/?fref=ts You can ask Lindsay Sahara to join.
Tuesday, March 8, 7pm to 8:30pm Spring Uprising! at Anarres Apothecary
Gather at 7pm to share food then Tracey will lead a special Dance Our Way Home freestyle dance set with Guided Journey. Bring a donation if you can and food to share. Please RSVP on the Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1477965565793194/?fref=ts You can ask Lindsay Sahara to join.
Sunday, February 7, 6pm to 8pm Self Love at Anarres Apothecary
Gather at 6pm to share food then we'll make self loving rose or heart shaped (your choice) massage bars from cocoa butter, bees wax and entrancing essential oils. Bring a donation if you can and food to share. Please RSVP on the Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1477965565793194/?fref=ts You can ask Lindsay Sahara to join.
Friday, November 13 Bonfire! at Anarres Apothecary
Gather at 7pm to share food then walk together to the house at 7:30pm. Bring something to burn and an object to represent something to share. Please RSVP Tracey AT AnarresHealth DOT ca
September 12 Jewish New Year for ALL!!!
at Anarres Apothecary
Gather at 7pm to share food ~ Tracey Will Bring Honey Cakes and Apples ~ walk together to the house at 7:30pm. Bring something to burn and an object to represent something you have harvested ("manifested") since last fall. Please RSVP Tracey AT AnarresHealth DOT ca
Friday, October 9 Bonfire: Burn It! Harvest It!
Tracey will host a bonfire in her back yard 1 block from Anarres Apothecary. Gather at 7pm to share food, walk together to the house at 7:30pm. Bring something to burn and an object to represent something you have harvested ("manifested") since last fall. Please RSVP Tracey AT AnarresHealth DOT ca
Aug 8 & July 15 Bonfire: Burn It! Grow It!
Tracey will host a bonfire in her back yard 1 block from Anarres Apothecary. Gather at 7pm to share food, walk together to the house at 7:30pm. Bring something to burn and something to grow (a seed or seedling to plant in a special New Moon planter).
Maidens, Mothers* and Crones welcome!
Gather at 7pm.
Come with fruits or vegetables to share for a light potluck meal that honours vegan, Hallal and Kosher diets and shares with those who avoid gluten and dairy.
We will circle 7:30 to 8pm, socialize, then clean up at 8:30pm.
Please bring a Gift (donation) to support the space.
Join us for a New Moon Circle at the Dark of the Moon each month
* To honour your moon time, if you have one
* To bring your cycles in synch, or enjoy the Moon's cycle if your body does not cycle
* To learn ancient and contemporary traditions around moon time that honour the grace and power of woman hood in all our phases.
* Children of any age can join us in circle, play with wooden toys on the mat, or crash in the quiet room adjacent to the space.
* Crones and Trans Women welcome.
Leadership of the circle is open to anyone with a song,
a short ritual, a teaching or story to share.
Please contact Tracey to arrange.
New Moon Women's Circles past!:
Friday, 20th March 7-9pm
Henna Blessings with Kyla Austin
I have been working with henna for 9 years, and am primarly interested in working with pregnant, nursing or postpartum mothers. traditionally a women's art, henna has been tied to fertility, pregnancy, blessings and protection for women since the bronze ages.
Friday, 17th April 7-9pm
Honouring Consent with Tracey TieF.
We will paint rocks in memory of Rehteah Parsons who was sexually assaulted, then viciously bullied and who died from suicide April 7th, 2013. In our circle we will let go of shame, and invite delightful ownership of our bodies and our stories.
Tuesday May 19th - The Red Tent
Help set up our new red tent and plan, dream and wonder in it. Bring red cloth to hang. Bring a blanket to snuggle yourself in. We'll enjoy a reading from The Red Tent by Anita Diamant, and perhaps a little video and some dance!
June 16: Ancient Burial Traditions Practiced Today
Sandra will talk about her role as a member of the Chevra Kadisha in London, Ontario. Chevra Kadisha is an organization of Jewish men and women who see to it that the bodies of Jews are prepared for burial according to Jewish tradition and are protected from desecration, willful or not, until burial. Two of the main requirements are the showing of proper respect for a corpse, and the ritual cleansing of the body and subsequent dressing for burial. It is usually referred to as a burial society in English.
With Jewish Priestess-Candidate...
Sandra Ruch is a teacher, healer, mother, grandmother, blogger and activist. She facilitates empowerment workshops for women. She encourages all women to find their inner light and to live in the moment. Sandra has taught in colleges and in after school programs for youth. In her work as a Birthing Doula and Reflexologist, she incorporates other healing modalities such as Aromatherapy. Flower Essence Remedies, Reiki, Healing Touch and Touch for Help.