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11 Jan 2021 Sun Calendar

  • Calendar of the Sun
    11 Wolfmonath
    Hecate's Day of the Midwives
    Colors: Red and black
    Element: Water
    Altar: Upon a black cloth lay many long red cloths, three red candles, a clay bowl of well water filled with stones, and a knife.
    Offerings: Give aid to a midwife.
    Daily Meal: Bread and soup.
    Hecate's Midwife Invocation
    Call: Hail, Hecate, Three-Faced Goddess!
    Response: Hail, Hecate, Lady Underground!
    Call: Hail Maiden Moon-Pale, leader of the Hounds!
    Response: Hail Grandmother of Wolves and Toads!
    Call: Hail Old Woman, Witch who stirs the cauldron!
    Response: Hail Hecate, Midwife Crone who aids those in need!
    Call: It is by this title that we call you today, Lady!
    Response: For you are the friend of every mother in labor...
    Call: But especially those who have been cast away.
    Response: The homeless, the husbandless, the scorned...
    Call: Those whose children will not be born into happy homes...
    Response: Those whose children may be taken from their mother's arms...
    Call: Those whose children are born in anguish of the heart...
    Response: Those who did not wish to see their bodies swell...
    Call: Those who did not wish to open the door of life...
    Response: Those who find themselves torn with pains unwished.
    Call: It is to you that they turn, Old Grandmother...
    Response: It is your hands that soothe them, Mistress of Underground Rivers!
    Call: It is you who casts no judgment upon them.
    Response: Teach us, Grandmother, how to keep from judging!
    Call: Teach us how every chance for life is sacred...
    Response: No matter how ambivalent the circumstances.
    Call: Teach us how every moment of birth is worth assisting...
    Response: No matter how unworthy the vessel.
    Call: We are all bound by the thread of blood shed at our birth.
    Response: We are all bound by the pain of our entry into this world.
    Call: Hail Hecate, Grandmother of Blood and Pain,
    Response: Challenge us to think beyond our own simple labors.
    (Take the red cloths and pass them through your hands until all are joined together.)
    Chant: Hecate, Cerridwen, Dark Mother Let Us In / Hecate, Cerridwen, Let Us Be Reborn


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