Community Altar for June 2019

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This month’s Community Altar is dedicated to everyone who is dealing with health issues. So many people in my circles of friends have recently been confronted with significant health challenges (cancer, heart surgery, and the like) that creating an altar for healing was definitely this month’s work. The various colors of roses represent the love […]

Winter Solstice Spread

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I created this spread as part of my meditations in preparing the Community Altar for December. I hope you find it helpful! Winter Solstice Spread by Anastasia Haysler 1. What do I need to see in myself? 2. What do I need to know about myself? 3. How can I better love myself? 4. What […]

Community Altar for December 2018

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I fussed a lot with this month’s community altar, adding items to symbolize various aspects of the Solstice, and wasn’t happy with any of the arrangements. So, I took off everything except the candles (that Returning of the Light thing), and the flowers (Because Flowers). With the half-light, half-shadow effect on the flowers, this was […]

Community Altar for October 2018: Hel and The Ancestors

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This month’s community altar is dedicated to the Goddess Hel, and to the Ancestors. This month’s altar is simple, and yet rich with symbols. The flower bouquet is half carnations (flowers of springtime) and half mums (flowers of autumn, traditionally associated with death), reflecting the two halves of Hel’s body, and the realities of our […]

Community Altar for August 2018: Jord

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This month’s Community Altar celebrates Jord, the Earth Goddess, as we celebrate the traditional first harvest. Living in California, there’s always something to harvest (avocados are in season all year, and that alone makes being a California resident A Good Thing!), so “first harvest” doesn’t have quite the same connotation as it does in the […]


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