Living Seasonally – Sacred Season of Spring March 21st – June 12th

4 Columbina/March 24

Foradi/Sat.

Day of Madria Rhea.

O, Madria Rhea, Jana of Steadfastness, Temperance and Self-Restraint, be with us.

The Sacred Season of Spring

Columbina: March 21 – April 17
Maia: April 18 – May 15
Flora: May 16 – June 12

The Sacred Feast of Eastre hails the onset of Spring. Here in the northeast, we have a ways to go where it has been cold, the lakes are still frozen and the ground is covered in snow, but for all of us, it is the Season of renewed life.

When you live through a time of ice, snow and subzero F temps, each new leaf and every note of bird song of Spring appears to be nothing short of miraculous.

Wear the Dove

For those who follow Seasonal Living, the Sacred Symbol for Spring is the Dove and so we might choose to wear a dove pendant or pin either in addition to or instead of the Fora. Some pendants may be affixed to the bottom of the open knot Celtic cross pendant.

The Dove is the primary Symbol of the Holy Daughter, Who, in Janite Tradition, is image-based upon the Divine Sophia. The Holy Daughter, She Who is the Daughter of Light, She Who is the Daughter of Wisdom, [1] is the Three-fold Dove: the Dove of the Sacrifice, the Dove of Harmony by Her sustaining the world and the Dove of Peace. (The Dove of Sacrifice is from our liturgy.)
ArchMadria Candra Sophia

See more at: https://deanic.com/2017/12/16/sun-wheel-the-blue-candle-of-peace/

 

Pendants from Ebay

Badges from Zazzle

Altar Picture/Icon of the Holy Daughter

There are many other suitable images for the Holy Daughter, Who is Déa Filia. Déa Filia means Daughter Goddess.

Unknown Artist. Sophia
Sophia by Hrana Janto – all rights reserved
Virgin Mary with doves by Spidey-Born-Rebel
Our Lady of Fatima surrounded by four white doves vintage postcard
Our Lady of Fatima with Doves, resin made statue

Liturgy

Our altar cloths are blue as are the two main altar candles, (which should be object blessed), for the Seasonal Element of Water, while the veils/hats/scarves and or shawls (males may wear prayer shawls) that we wear during the Rite of Sacrifice (RoS) and the liturgy are pink, green or both, in honor of the Jana of the Season, Madria Grace/Sai Sushuri.

Liturgy shall be celebrated, if possible, on the Day of the Holy Daughter, Lunadi/Monday. Obviously, this might not always be possible and so either Foradi/Saturday,  or Sunnadi/Sunday will suffice.

The Rite of Sacrifice

The RoS may be celebrated on the third day of the Crescent Moon either instead of or in addition to the Full Moon. The clergy shall serve it on both Moons. The Preface for the Crescent Moon is that of the Holy Daughter. The Preface for the Full Moon is that of the Celestial Mother. The next Full Moon, the Dove Moon, will be on 11 Columbina/March 31.

The Preface for the Great Liturgy, for clergy, for each Lunadi in Spring is that of the Holy Daughter, Our Gentle Dove of Peace.

We concentrate on the Virtues of Madria Grace which are Compassion, Love and Mercy.

Prayer/Chants/Songs

During prayer, we concentrate on the psalms, litanies and prayers to the Holy Daughter. And there will be more of those to come during this holy month. We can also pray to Her in our own words and spend time in contemplation of Her and communion with Her.

Morning prayer – Aurora Rite [2] https://deanic.com/prayers-and-rites/aurora-rite/

The Akathist to the Dove of Spring (all verses) [3] https://deanic.com/prayers-and-rites/the-akathist-prayer-to-the-dove-of-spring/

The Purity of the Dove [3] https://deanic.com/the-purity-of-the-dove/

Litany of the Holy Daughter [2] https://deanic.com/holy-feminine-trinity/litany-of-the-holy-daughter/

A Janite Psalm: [2]

1. Psalm 8: O, Gentle Dove of Peace
2. Psalm 6: We Give Praise unto Our Lady
https://deanic.com/prayers-and-rites/janite-psalms/

3. Psalm 1: Blessed are the souls

Blessed are the souls, O Daughter, who love Your name;
Your graces will comfort them.
Those souls will be refreshed as by fountains of water;
you will produce in them the fruits of justice.
Blessed are You, by Your holy heart.

By the beauty of Your Form,
You surpass all beings;
by the excellence of Your sanctity,
You surpass all angels and archangels.

Your mercy and Your grace are preached everywhere;
the Holy Mother has blessed the works of Your hands.

(Adapted from the Psalter of the Mary by St. Bonaventure.)

See Dove of Peace & Love poems, songs and meditation at: https://deanic.com/2017/12/16/sun-wheel-the-blue-candle-of-peace/

Let us bless the Divine Queen of Heaven,

Blessed is She.

ArchMadria Candra Sophia and Madria Sophia

Notes:

[1] Heracleon and Ptolemy tell us that the dove symbolizes “Sophia, the Mother above”.
https://www.greekmythology.com/pictures/Myths/The_Myths/126119/sophia/
[2] Copyright of the Order of Kore Di-Jana aka Janites. For personal use, only. Permission for the members of the JOP to share on their media with all due crediting.
[3] Copyright of ArchMadria Candra Sophia. Seek Permission and share with all due crediting. For private use only. Permission for the members of the JOP to share on their media with all due crediting.

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Living Daily – Sacred Day of Sunnadi or Sun Day

If you look at the main menu there is now a Sacred Daily Living section, with this guest post by ArchMadria Candra Sophia in the drop down menu.

https://deanic.com/sunnadi-or-sun-day-day-of-dea-madria-our-celestial-mother-jana-madria-theia/

20 Moura/March 11
Sunnadi/Sunday

Dear Devotees,

Recently, we spoke about Seasonal Living. Within Janite culture, there is also the practice of Daily Living.

Daily Living in Janite culture begins with a focus on the meaning of the Sacred Symbol and the ruling Jana of the day along with Her Stream of Virtues.

For example, today is Sunnadi. Sunna is a feminine name Janites give to the Sun rather than the more masculine Sol. Sunna is the Nordic goddess of the Sun. The Sacred Symbol is, of course, the Sun. Similar to how many refer to the Moon as Luna, who is the Roman feminine embodiment of the Moon.

abstract sun symbol of earth life made of human silhouettes and a home by Chantall

Sunnadi is our holy day of the week during the Sacred Season of Summer. During Summer, the priestess will serve the liturgy on this day. Hestians, (meaning members of our hestias. Hestias are Déanic homes which have been blessed and consecrated in the Name of Déa), might choose to serve the Rite of Sacrifice (meaning offering).

See: https://deanic.com/the-rite-of-sacrifice/

Icon of the Mother of God “Shroud” 2013 by Valentina Murenkova

The Symbol of the Sun represents Dea Madria, Our Celestial Mother, She Who is the Supernal Sun. She Who is Light. She Who is Brightness. The ruling Jana of the day, Madria Theia, is the Jana or Gateway of the Illumination which flows from this Brightness. She is a Living Stream of the outpouring of the Celestial Mother, shining and glowing in Her orange robes, bringing us Joy and teaching us Benevolence.

Madria Theia

On Sunnadi, we may recite the mantra rosary of Madria Theia. The Jana mantra rosary is very simple. It consists of one large bead and 35 small beads. (5 Mysteries of the Sacred Seasons x a septad or seven beads). The devotee may recite just seven beads or the entire rosary, it is the choice of the devotee. A five septad rosary may also be used, just skip all of the large beads except the first one.

On the first large bead of the mantra rosary, we recite the Blessed is Our Mother God prayer followed by the Shining Star prayer. The Shining Star prayer was formally titled the Silver Star prayer. The reason for this minor change will be explained in a future article.

See: https://deanic.com/auroram-or-rosary/janae-mantra-rosary/

On the small beads, we recite the mantra of the Jana of the day while envisioning Her, placing ourselves in Her Presence and contemplating Her Stream of Virtues in our lives. The mantra for Sunnadi is:

O, Madria Theia, Jana of Illumination, Generosity, and Benevolence, be with us.

We may also simply think about the Jana of the day and certainly pray to Her in our own words and ask Her to be with us and to guide us throughout the day.

We can also think about which of Her three virtues we wish to express in our lives that day and ask Her help in that endeavor. Illuminating in being informed relevant to our Soul Path and a joyous light filled presence on earth; Generosity in thought, word and action and Benevolence which is willing to do good for and to others.

And we may always express our gratitude to the ruling Jana during our Evensong prayers.

We might choose to light a candle or incense for Her and wear just a little something of Her color to remind us of Her throughout the day. For Madria Theia, this could be an orange colored gemstone pendant or other piece of jewelry, a hair ornament, a piece of clothing, a pen, badge, scarf, hat or whatever you may have.

See: https://deanic.com/2018/03/05/med-moura-the-feast-of-the-trinitarian-janae-of-spirit/ which has a Madria Theia paragraph, verse from From the Seven Jeweled Rays copyright of ArchMadria Candra Sophia. Also Her correspondences.

There are many different ways to honor the Jana of the Day.  The key point to Daily Living, specially during this time of Moura, is the furthering and flowering of the 21 Virtues in our lives both for the benefit of others and for the growth and maturity of our own souls. And in this, the Janae will assist us.

Let us Bless The Holy One,
Blessed is She.

Let us thank the Seven Janae of Power.
Thanks be to the Seven Janae.

ArchMadria Candra Sophia

Living Seasonally – Sacred Season of Moura

If you look at the main menu there is now a Sacred Seasonal Living section, with this guest post by ArchMadria Candra Sophia in the drop down menu.

https://deanic.com/moura-feb-20-march-19/

5 Moura/Feb 24
Foradi/Sat

Oh, Madria Rhea, Jana of Steadfastness, Temperance and Self Restraint, be with us.

Dear Devotees,

Due to a crashed computer, I have not been able to help write articles over the last few months. I am now writing them in email form and Madrina Sophia, who will be ordained as a priestess on the Holy Feast of Eastre, has kindly offered to post them for me. Thank you, Madrina.

As Janites, we are very focused on both the Trinity and the sacredness of the Seasons of the Déanic Wheel of the Year. And so we have been discussing ways to implement living this focus more fully. As such, we have devised what we call Seasonal Living.

This is now Moura , which is not only the Season and the Month whereby we are mindful of the Descent of Holy Daughter, Kore Sophia, but it is also the Time and the Season of the Great Mother and the Janae of the Threefold Heaven, i. e., Madrias Candra, Theia and Rhea. We celebrate Their feast day on Med-Moura, 14 Moura/March 4.

There are many ways we can spiritually live and observe the Seasons. And since this is Moura, we will start with this Season.

Wear The Fora

The Fora [1] is the Sacred Symbol for the Season of Moura. It is also the Symbol of the Great Mother, Whom we call the Veiled Fora of Faith. For this reason, I wear the Fora during Moura. Unfortunately, certain white supremacist groups have adopted versions of the Fora as a symbol of their hate. Due to this, the Celtic knot cross or Witches cross may be used as a Fora.

Madrina (deaconess) Sophia’s silver coloured metal Fora
Celtic Knot Loop Necklace
Celtic Trinity Knot Cross Pendant

Altar Picture/Icon of the Great Mother

I also place a picture/icon of the Great Mother on my altar. I use Nicholas Roerich’s veiled Mother of the World. There are many other suitable images for the Great Mother, Who is Dea Matrona. Dea Matrona means Great Mother Goddess.

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Mother Of The World by Nicholas Roerich 1924
Charcoal_of_Mother_of_the_World_by_Nicholas_Roerich_by_Oxana
Charcoal of the above by Oxana
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The Great Mother, a collage copyright of Madrina Sophia. Seek Permission and share with all due crediting. For private use only. 

Indigo halo = Great Mother, Gold halo = Celestial Mother, Silver halo = Holy Daughter / Mother of our souls. Symbolising Ultimate Divine Source, emanation of the Divine. Veil of stars. Fora with 3 circles symbolising the Holy Feminine Trinity at the centre. The celtic trinity knots on the 4 arms symbolise Spirit everywhere.

Lady Sophronia
Lady Sophronia
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An Cailleach by Helen O’Sullivan
http://www.helenosullivan.com/gallery/an-cailleach-crone/
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stone Caillech Bhear veiled stone statue memphis and horn lake
Isis, Goddess of Life by Auguste Puttemans facing Herbert Hoover birthplace
Isis, Goddess of Life by Auguste Puttemans facing President Herbert Hoover’s birthplace. http://apairofrubyreds.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/virgin-day-11.html
veiled-goddess-of-lybia
Veiled Goddess of Libya

Our Great Mother is Grandmother. She Who loves us unconditionally. She Who is Ancient Wisdom.

When we speak of the Darkness associated with the Great Mother, it merely signifies Mystery and That which is Hidden. Shimmering, Velvet Darkness, Mystery, That Which is Hidden. Hence the Great Mother is veiled.

Liturgy

We use the preface of the Great Mother for the Rite of Sacrifice and for the Liturgy which is, O Dea Matrona, Dark Moon of Origin, shelter us beneath Your Veil of Mystery.

The liturgy, during Moura, for clergy, shall be served on Foradi or Fora Day, (Saturday), if possible, which is the day of Madria Rhea, the Jana Who represents the Great Mother. As such, we refer to Madria Rhea as the ̔ Face̕  of the Great Mother. The Symbol for this day is the Fora, of course. Madrinas and Priestesses will accent their white dresses/robes with accessories in the liturgical colour of Violet.

The Rite of Sacrifice

The Rite of Sacrifice may be served on the Dark Moon. ( It may also be served on the Full Moon if desired.) The Full Moon for Moura is the Veiled Moon, which, this year, falls on 11 Moura/March 2.

The candles on the altar (which should be object blessed) and the veil/hat that we wear during formal prayer and ritual should be either black or indigo [2]. (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 Moura altar cloth is the elemental seasonal color of violet. This can be a doily, hankey/handkerchief, table cloth. (Which should be object blessed). There are no flowers on the altar during Moura with the exception of the Feast of the Trinitarian Janae on Med-Moura.

Prayer/Chants/ Hymn

During prayer, we concentrate on the psalms, litanies and prayers to the Great Mother. And there will be more of those to come during this holy month. We can also pray to Her in our own words and spend time in contemplation of Her and communion with Her.

The Great Mother, Dea Matrona. We call Her Mysteria because She is Mystery and has no Name on Earth. She is the Source of Spirit, the Origin of Spirit, the One Spirit. From Her, all things come.

Dea Matrona, Great Mother God, the Veiled Fora of Faith.
Great Mother Mysteria: Empress of Heaven.
Eternal is the Life of the Great Mother.
Eternal is the Life of the Empress, the Fountainhead of the All.
[3] Mantra sentences from https://deanic.com/becoming-a-devotee/chants-with-short-janite-prayers/

[4] Hail, Deantha Vespera: Divine Flower of the Evening, Life & Source of All, be with us.

[3] Litany of the Great Mother
https://deanic.com/holy-feminine-trinity/litany-of-the-great-mother/

[3] Hail Mysteria
https://deanic.com/holy-feminine-trinity/hail-mysteria/

[5] A Silent Auroram to Mysteria (I shield my eyes) on a string of 108 knots or beads.
https://deanic.com/prayers-and-rites/auroram-by-sorella-minna/

[6] Psalm 9: O, Veiled Fora of Faith and Psalm 14: O, Great Mother.
https://deanic.com/prayers-and-rites/janite-psalms/

[7] Hymn Psalm 14: O, Great Mother
https://deanic.com/hymns/

[8] Great Mother steadfast Fora of our return to Spirit

O, Dea, Fora of Faith,
we thank You, we bless You and we adore You.
For through Your everlasting life, we are infused with Your luminous Graces
and are protected by the Veiled Stillness at the Centre of All. O, Great Mother,
You are the steadfast Fora of our return to Spirit.
O, Dea, Fora of Faith, be with us.

[9] Immah (Mother) Barbelo
Holy Barbelo,
Eternal mystery,
Mother supreme,
From your womb comes forth all light,
And in your darkness all find peace,
Only you, Great One,
Are the foundation of all things,
Unbreakable. Irrevocable. Immovable.
Your faces are many and yet your heart is One,
That which pulses through the multiverse,
Through all heavens and hells and spiritual planes.
There is nothing beyond You and nothing before You.
O Imma Regina. Triple Powered. Triple Pure.
May all come to know that they have never been separate from You,
May those bound up in sorrow and suffering break through this illusion.
For we have been held in your arms since the beginning,
And to your embrace shall all come to sleep.
Blessed art thou, Goddess, Our Lady,
So be it.

Seasonal Rosary

For the Five Mystery Rosary, the Hail, Dea prayer for each of the beads of the Five Septads is:

Hail, Sophia, (Kore or Kore Sophia), Fountain of Grace, Glory be to Thee. Blessed art Thou, O, Divine Queen of Heaven and Blessed art Thou, O, Gentle Dove of Peace. This is the Janite Mantra to the Holy Daughter during the Sacred Season of Spring.

Hail, Mysteria, Fountainhead of Grace, Glory be to Thee. Blessed art Thou, O, Divine Empress of Heaven and Blessed art Thou, the Veiled Fora of Faith. [6]

In contrast, during the Sacred Season of Winter, I was praying, on the seven small beads, the mantra in honor of the Holy Daughter during Winter:

Hail, Kore Sophia, Glory be to Thee. Blessed art thou, O, Queen of Heaven and Blessed art Thou, the Star of Hope. [6]

Seasonal Scriptures

The Scriptures upon which we focus during Moura are the Mythos of the Divine Maid, chapters III through V and chapter VI through verse six. Also, The Secret of the World; The Three Loves; The Teachings of the Daughter / Thoughts of The Mind; The Veil of Matter; The Way of Simplicity; The Temple of the Heart and The Heart of Water with the exception of verses 32- 39, which are not relevant for Janites.

November 2017 Eastminster Critical Edition of The Filianic Scriptures known as ECE or The Clear Recital, edition 3. Free download as a PDF file, MOBI for Kindle, and EPUB for iOS and Android phones. http://apronstrings.racemochridhe.com/ece/

(with thanks to the Madrian, independent Déanic & Filianic contributors and editor Mr Race MoChridhe).

This is a more complete and accurate rendition of The Madrian Scriptures within the book Sacred Myths and Rites of the Madrians edited by Philip P Jackson. Hardback copies may be available to purchase here https://www.biblio.com/book/sacred-myths-rites-madrians-philip-jackson/d/634576068

It is important to keep in mind that the tale of the Passion of the Holy Daughter in the Mythos of the Divine Maid is not to be taken literally. It is simply a metaphor for the suffering She undertook as She Descended down through the realms.

Seasonal Virtues

During Moura, we especially concentrate on the virtues of Madria Rhea, Who, as stated above, is the Jana ̔ Face̕ of the Great Mother. These virtues, Steadfastness, Temperance and Self-Restraint, are especially appropriate for the somber, reflective, and spiritually contemplative Season of Moura. Steadfastness in being loyal to our Soul Path; Temperance in not harming our body and Self-restraint from causing harm to others either through action or word.

Other Suggestions

Copyright Birds of Duality by Sue Halstenberg https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HalstenbergStudio

Meditation on the esoteric meaning of the Fora; decorating with the symbolic birds of Madria Rhea which are the peacock and the raven and using Her incense and oils along with eating a simpler diet are all ways of observing the Season. Living more simply and concentrating on the spiritual more than on the material are also part of Living Seasonally during Moura.

Indigo is the color of the Third Eye chakra, ruled over by Madria Rhea. The Third Eye chakra is the energy vortex of intuition, wisdom and spiritual insight. Both the Crown and Third Eye chakras are relevant areas of study during the Season of Moura. If interested, do a search about Third Eye meditation or opening the Third Eye.

Purple Auras and Spiritual Balance. If an advisor tells you that your aura is purple at the moment, this is a good thing. A purple aura (also known as violet or indigo) means that you are in a good space spiritually and that you are close to experiencing a state of equilibrium and open awareness. (Beth Asaff).

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Dianthus Everlast
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Dark Purple Dianthus graphic copyright of Madrina Sophia
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Light Beyond the Dark

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Great Mother Correspondences: https://deanic.com/correspondences-of-the-trinity/

Madria Rhea Correspondences: https://deanic.com/the-seven-great-janae/correspondences-of-the-seven-janae/

We do not believe in harsh aesthetic practices, strict fasting (except for Tenebrae) or severe methods of self-denial during Moura. For Janites, it is a time of self-reflection and a time of deep spiritual practices. In our opinion, these have nothing to do with a Goddess religion. The idea of a sacrificial Lent stems from Babylonia and from my own research, it originated as a time of 40 days of weeping for Tamuz in honor of his death and before his resurrection. Later, Christianity would adopt the idea from the time of Jesus fasting in the desert.

Physically Experiencing

Copyright March thaw at Highbanks by Tom Conrad http://www.centralohiopleinair.com/conrad.html

Finally, pay attention to the physicality of this Sacred Season. Note the changing of the seasons in your area. The oncoming of Spring, the melting of the ice and snows, the first bloom of the flower, the budding of the leaves.

Get out in Nature. Watch the moon. Gaze at the stars. Look for the birds returning from the long Winter as the secular month of February ends and the month of March begins. Praise Dea as the Lady of All Nature. Thank the spirits of each Element and give glory to the Great Mother as the Absolute Source of the All.

And let us rest in the Silence of the Great Mother and dwell in Her Stillness. And let that Silence and Stillness reflect itself in our daily lives; in our words, our thoughts and in how we treat others and in how we speak about others. May we be mindful of the Virtues of Madria Rhea. And let us ask Madria Rhea to instil Her Virtues within us, that we may practice them with Wisdom. With Sophia Whose Name means Wisdom.

May Our Lady bless you,
Blessed is She.

ArchMadria Candra Sophia

Notes:

[1] The Great Symbol of the Fora
https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2017/03/06/a-wealth-of-information-on-the-fora-by-archmatrona-ghrian/

https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2016/03/17/the-cross-and-the-fora/

[2] Indigo appears between blue and violet in a rainbow. Purple grapes and blueberries are indigo. The deep blue of dark denim blue jeans is indigo.
https://www.thoughtco.com/what-color-is-indigo-1077388
[3] Copyright of the Janite Order. For personal use, only. Permission for the members of the JOP to share on their media with all due crediting.
[4] Copyright of Madrina Sophia. Seek Permission and share with all due crediting. For private use only.
[5] Copyright of Sorella Minna. Seek Permission and share with all due crediting. For private use only.
[6] Copyright of ArchMadria Candra Sophia. Seek Permission and share with all due crediting. For private use only.
[7] Copyright Lyrics by ArchMadria Candra Sophia (sung by Monica Stehle). For private use only.
[8] Copyright of Madrina Sophia. Seek Permission and share with all due crediting. For private use only.
I made this one up, adapted from ArchMadria Candra Sophia
https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2016/03/02/finger-handbag-trouser-pocket-rosary-for-moura-great-mother-veiled-origin-of-eternity-fora-of-faith/
[9] Copyright of Sorella Rose / Roselyn. Seek Permission and share with all due crediting. For private use only.
https://priestessofholywisdom.wordpress.com/2017/11/25/immah-barbelo/
https://priestessofholywisdom.wordpress.com/2017/11/13/barbelo-dea-mysteria/

1st Astrea / November 28th: Putting up the Astrean World-Axis Fir Tree

Our predecessors in the Madrian Faith put up the Astrean World-Axis Fir Tree on this first day of Winter.
See: https://deanic.com/2017/11/20/the-astrean-silver-fir-tree-decorations/

Astrean tree with Janae colours

There is a tree naming ritual:
Choose a name with a wintery feeling or meaning.
http://www.momjunction.com/articles/baby-names-that-mean-snow-winter_00399535/#gref
If you have a relative or friend who was born in the month of Astrea, you may name your tree to honour them.

“I shall name this tree __________”.
or “I shall name this tree in honour of __________”.
Trace the fora over the tree.
https://deanic.com/prayers-and-rites/tracing-the-fora/

Turn on the tree lights.

Turn off all lights except for the Astrean tree

“Star Fairy, (Princess of air-elementals, Sylphs), I invite you into my/our hestia.
May you rule here, and may the Spirit of the Astrean season be bright.”

Star Fairy, Princess of Sylphs

(Adapted from http://www.oxfordgoddessrevivalarchive.org/cms/items/show/68)

I purchased these vintage items in 2015.
A circular glass flower stand (1″ / 2.5cm high x 6″ / 15cm across) for 5 candles (supplied with red but I have purchased the appropriate colours from hereditary witch https://www.freyascauldron.com) and a Spode fine earthenware votive candle holder combining the sacred star with the evergreen tree of life (2.5″ / 6.5cm high x 4.5″ / 11.5cm across). These are petite which helps in my small hestia (blessed and sacred home).

votive candle holder combining the sacred star with the evergreen tree of life Madrina Sophia

I cannot find any actual ivy/holly/mistletoe in the city. As is usual with me, I do enjoy artistic representations.

Wishing you all peace, joy, and wisdom,
May She bless you. Blessed is She.

Madrina Sophia

The sacred season of Winter is a Hopeful and Joyful season of the Cosmic Drama.

1st Astrea / Nov. 28th

Rosadi or Rose Day. (Tuesday).

Day of Madria Vicka.

~

Quantock Hills in Somerset by IVistaphotography

Dear Friends and devotees of Dea,

The sacred season of Winter is a Hopeful and Joyful season of the Cosmic Drama.
The sacred season of Winter is a very spiritual and busy time for the Janite Tradition. The five Great Mysteries are incomprehensible to our limited state of understanding, although symbols may point towards Spiritual Truths. We can contemplate or concentrate upon a Mystery which enables our divine souls to remember and advance towards Déa.

From our Deanic catechism:
“9. What is a Mystery?

A Mystery is a truth beyond the grasp of reason which Déa has nonetheless revealed to us.” [1]

As a Cosmic Drama this happens out of time & space in Eternity. Which are real happenings taking place “on the Pleroma, which is the realm of absolute reality. These Divine Events are at the base of all other existence. They Happen.” [2]

This is the Mystery of Adoria (latin for Glory) [3]. The Appearance [4] of the Holy Daughter Who is the Star of Hope, the Midnight Star of Wonder and the Guiding North Star. The Great Symbol of this sacred season.

Our scriptures use the traditional story of a Divine Birth on the Cosmic level in order to describe the eternal appearance of the Daughter from the Mother. This appearance is similar to the emanation of Sophia from the Barbelo, aka, Higher Sophia and this is also similar to Lower Shekinah emanating from Higher Shekinah.

The Holy Daughter proceeds from the Celestial Mother in order to be here, with us. She is immanent, with us and She clothes, covers and protects our spirits with our souls. This is what makes our life here on Earth possible.

There can be no more intimate relationship with Deity than that of the Holy Daughter sharing Her very Soul with us.

Our Holy Celestial Mother gave humans the power of choice. At the dawn of time, humans lived at Home with Mother Mari in Her Heavenly Rose Garden of Paradise, where all was perfect, spiritual and serene. Deciding that we wished to explore beyond Our Divine Mother, we were given the opportunity to experience many things: joy and sorrow, comfort and pain, rest and work, bonding and separation. Holy Celestial Mother promised that She would always be present with us, in the Form of Her Holy Daughter, Who would be ever ready to show us
where we went astray and guide us back to the right path. From time to time, Her Holy Daughter would also provide us with the gifts of Spiritual Nourishment and Spiritual Refreshment for the journey. At the end of our quest, humans would come Home. [5]

The Daughter is our bridge to the Divine Mother and at the end of our incarnations, we, our spirits and souls, will be assumed, along with the Holy Daughter, into full reunion/communion with Our Divine Mother God, where we
will abide with Her in everlasting Bliss. This is what we are celebrating on Adoria which is The Daughter’s Day, some call it the Nativity.

This is why Janites call Her Holiness Kore Di-Jana meaning Daughter Divine Gate of Our Mother God.

Because we can no longer look upon the brightness of the Holy Mother, Who is the Supernal Sun, She sent us the Holy Daughter Who is the gentle Supernal Moon. These are 2 Great Symbols.

Notes:
[1] https://deanic.com/the-deanic-catechism-long-form/
[2] Introduction to The Creation in The Sacred Myths and Rites of the Madrians edited by Philip P Jackson, 2009.
[3] http://www.latin-dictionary.net/definition/1293/adoria-adoriae
[4] The Holy Daughter ‘proceeds’ from the Celestial Mother. Not ‘born’, which, sounds like a human birth, or even that She ‘emanates’ because that just sounds too sterile or abstract. Instead of ‘birth’, we use ‘Appearance’ of the Holy Daughter. Emanates means to flow.
[5] Extracts from The Matronite Chantry Creation Story [an adaptation of the Hero’s Journey] composed by ArchMatrona (Serene Mother) Ghrian of the Lucienne Deanic Tradition. https://deamatronablog.wordpress.com

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The Jana who governs the sacred season of Winter is Madria Sage. Her Divine Virtues are Intelligence, Intuition and Wisdom. Which we can implement in our lives, in whichever ways we find appropriate.

Winter Months
It is advantageous for people seeking to become closer to Dea to use devotional methods for integrating the Sacred seasons, months, weeks and days of the Déanic wheel of the year (a year and a day) into their lives.

Astrea, November 28 – December 25
(Modernised latin meaning Star, it also has a meaning of Light Maiden)
This is the reflection that I find personally meaningful and beneficial:
Prayful awaiting of the coming of the light of Kore Di-Jana amidst deepening darkness.
Full Moon: Glory Moon.

Hestia, December 26 – January 22
(Meaning Sacred Hearth and Home)
These are the reflections that I find personally meaningful and beneficial:
Di-Jana is immanent: Déa’s Light and Life and Love, human life designed as a way back to Déa.
Full Moon: Blessing Moon.

Brighid, January 23- February 19
(Meaning exalted or bright one)
These are the reflections that I find personally meaningful and beneficial:
Dea inspiring, inciting, creating, crafting, nourishing & healing.
Full Moon: Bright Moon.

Weeks

The lunar month is 4 weeks comprising 28 days.
Each week representing again the Solar year in miniature.
Dark Moon – Winter Solstice

15th – 21st Astrea / 12th – 18th December
http://www.calendar-uk.co.uk/lunar-calendar/december/2017/

15th – 21st Hestia / 9th – 15th January
http://www.calendar-uk.co.uk/lunar-calendar/january/2018/

15th – 21st Brighid / 6th – 12th February
http://www.calendar-uk.co.uk/lunar-calendar/february/2018/

Day
Stelladi or Star Day. (Wednesday) – honours the Holy Daughter as the Triple Stars of Hope, Wonder and Guiding.
Stelladi is presided over by Jana Madria Sage of the Fourfold Earth. She is the Guardian of North and Air. The season of Winter.

On Her day we say:
O,Madria Sage, Jana of Intelligence, Intuition and Wisdom, be with us.
May the Pure Stream of your Virtues flow within me, in this world and in all the worlds to come.

Feast Day: 1st Astrea / November 28th, the 1st day of the Sacred Season of Winter

https://deanic.com/2017/11/28/1st-astrea-november-28th-the-feast-of-jana-madria-sage/

(includes links to all correspondences, prayers, foods etc.)

Rituals
The sacred season of Winter altar cloth is the elemental seasonal colour of yellow. This can be a doily, hankey/handkerchief, table cloth. (Which should be object blessed).
An altar candle can be the elemental seasonal colour of yellow, rather than white.
Priestesses will accent their white dresses/robes with accessories in the liturgical colours of yellow.
(Which is the colour of the robes of the Jana Madria Sage. These are colours that are symbolic of Who They Are in Their Spiritual Essence).

Notes:
ALL Copyright of the Janite Order. For personal use, only. Permission for the members of the J.O.P. to share
on their media with all due crediting.
https://deanic.com/the-seven-great-janae/correspondences-of-the-seven-janae/
https://deanic.com/janae-colours-planets-metals/

May Dea bless you.

Blessed is She.

Madrina Sophia

Autumn is when the Janite Tradition begins the cycle of the Cosmic Drama.

9 Samhain/Nov. 8

Stelladi or Star Day. (Wednesday).

Day of Madria Sage.

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Dear Friends and devotees of Dea,

The sacred season of Autumn is when the Janite Tradition begins the cycle of the Cosmic Drama.
The five Great Mysteries are incomprehensible to our limited state of understanding, although symbols may point towards Spiritual Truths. We can contemplate or concentrate upon a Mystery which enables our divine souls to remember and advance towards Dea.

 

From our Deanic catechism:
“9. What is a Mystery?

A Mystery is a truth beyond the grasp of reason which Dea has nonetheless revealed to us.” [1]

This is the Mystery of Terram symbolising The Great Mother Mysteria who is the Ground of All Being.
“God is the first, and highest and only necessary thing that exists, and thus, had God not created, God would be the only thing that exists. Could one somehow ponder a universe in which God had not created, in which God was all that was, one might well ask “what is it to be in this universe where there is only God?” In such a universe the only conceivable answer is “to be is to be God.” In that sense God is Being Itself.” [2]

From our Deanic catechism:
“17. Who is the Great Mother? *

She is Absolute Deity, Who existed before the beginning of existence and is beyond being and unbeing.

18. What is Her Nature?

She is outside space and time; She is all that is and all that is not.” [1]

From our scripture:
July 2012
The Filianic Scriptures, New Celestial Union
Version (Second Edition, Third Update)

Title 4, Chapter 1
The Clew of the Horse

44. … She takes on unnumbered shapes, and numberless conditions…
46. She that is the maker of being and of unbeing; She that is all that is and all that is not…

Free download:
https://theahaus.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/fulltext-of-ncuv.pdf
(with thanks to Glenn King)

Every being and thing, from Celestial Mother and Holy Daughter onwards finds their “Pure Source” [3] in Her.

The Great Symbol is the Apple of Wisdom. [4]

Notes:
[1] Copyright of the Janite Order. For personal use, only. Permission for the members of the JOP to share on their media with all due crediting.
https://deanic.com/the-deanic-catechism-long-form/
[2] http://www.jmm.org.au/articles/15189.htm
[3] Copyright of the Janite Order. For personal use, only. Permission for the members of the JOP to share on their media with all due crediting.
https://deanic.com/holy-feminine-trinity/litany-of-the-great-mother/
https://deanic.com/correspondences-of-the-trinity/
[4] Copyright of the Janite Order. For personal use, only. Permission for the members of the JOP to share on their media with all due crediting.
https://deanic.com/the-seven-great-symbols-of-our-faith/

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The Jana who governs the sacred season of Autumn is Madria Thema. Her Divine Virtues are Order, Harmony and Justice. Which we can implement in our lives, in whichever ways we find appropriate. (I have tips and systems which I use, that I may share in the future).

Autumn Months
It is advantageous for people seeking to become closer to Dea to use devotional methods for integrating the Sacred seasons, months, weeks and days of the deanic wheel of the year (a year and a day) into their lives.

Abalon, September 5 – October 2
(Old Welsh meaning Appleland).
These are the reflections that I find personally meaningful and beneficial:
Trinity of Dea, Life, Spirit, Soul, Wisdom.
Full Moon: Apple Moon.

Ourania, October 3 – October 30
(Meaning Heavenly, Cosmic).
These are the reflections that I find personally meaningful and beneficial:
Cosmic Order, Living Harmoniously, Praying the Rosary, Spiritual Enrichment.
Full Moon: Cosmic Moon.

Samhain, October 31 – November 27
(Meaning Summer’s End. For the Celts, summer ended in October.)
These are the reflections that I find personally meaningful and beneficial:
End of Life Lived in Spirit, Death, Soul Journeys.
Full Moon: Spirit Moon.

Weeks

The lunar month is 4 weeks comprising 28 days.
Each week representing again the Solar year in miniature.
When the moon is Decrescent (waning / shrinking) – Autumn Equinox

7th – 13th Abalon / 11th – 17th September
http://www.calendar-uk.co.uk/lunar-calendar/september/2017/

7th – 13th Ourania / 9th – 15th October
http://www.calendar-uk.co.uk/lunar-calendar/october/2017/

7th – 13th Samhain / 6th – 12th November
http://www.calendar-uk.co.uk/lunar-calendar/november/2017/

Day
Pomedi / Appleday / Thursday – honours the Great Mother / Holy Trinity as the Apple of Wisdom.
Appleday is presided over by Jana Madria Thema of the Fourfold Earth. She is the Guardian of West and Earth. The season of Autumn.

On Her day we say:
O, Madria Thame, Jana of Order, Harmony and Justice, be with us.
May the Pure Stream of your Virtues flow within me, in this world and in all the worlds to come.

Rituals
The sacred season of Autumn altar cloth is the elemental seasonal colour of green. This can be a doily, hankey/handkerchief, table cloth. (Which should be object blessed).
An altar candle can be the elemental seasonal colour of green, rather than white.
Priestesses will accent their white dresses/robes with accessories in the liturgical colours of blue and purple.
(Which are the colours of the robes of the Jana Thema. These are colours that are symbolic of Who They Are in Their Spiritual Essence).

Notes:
ALL Copyright of the Janite Order. For personal use, only. Permission for the members of the J.O.P. to share on their media with all due crediting.
https://deanic.com/the-seven-great-janae/correspondences-of-the-seven-janae/
https://deanic.com/janae-colours-planets-metals/

May Dea bless you.

Blessed is She.

Madrina Sophia