(Preparation, Altar Set-up and Ritual
The Preface for Full Great Moon is:
This, the night of the Great Moon reminds me of She,
Radiance of Bright Light,
Glimmers of Gentle Light,
Shimmerings of Dark Light, Blessed is She.
This, the night of the Great Moon draws me to Her,
Covered with Her Mantle,
Wrapped in Her Soul,
Swathed in Her Mystery, Blessed is She.
This, the night of the Great Moon envelopes me in She,
In the Fire of Her Light,
In the Warmth of Her Love,
In the Glow of Her Light, Blessed is She.
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Seasonal and Liturgical Altar Setup:
The candles on the altar (which should be object blessed *) and the veil/hat that we wear during formal prayer and ritual should be pink and green. (Keep in mind, the liturgical colors are the colors of the robes of the Janae. These are colors that are symbolic of Who They Are in Their Spiritual Essence.) The Great Moon altar cloth is the elemental seasonal color of blue. This can be a doily, hankey/handkerchief, table cloth. (Which should be object blessed *). Flowers can be pink flowers and green foliage or seasonal flowers.
For those who wear the Sacred Symbol pendant of the Season, it is, the Dove.
Madrinas and Priestesses will accent their white dresses/robes with accessories (shawl or scarf) in the liturgical colors of pink and green.
The suggested scripture reading is:
The Hope of Spring
Déa, thank You for Spring and the hope of warmer, longer, brighter days.
Thank You for the coming of growth and life and birth.
Thank You that things are coming awake in the world.
This is what our calendar says, and we do see some signs that it is real.
But we also still struggle with the residual layover of winter.
Now we ask that You bring into reality all that belongs in this season.
Your word says that we will have provision, and hope, and joy, and health
and loving relationships here and now in this life.
We ask that what belongs in this season
would become actual in our practical lives.
We hope in You and in Your promises. We hope in Your gift of Spring.
– Author Unknown