led our beautiful autumn equinox ritual to the Earth Mother. She'd pointed
out that we invoke Her at the beginning of each ritual we do, but we'd never
done a ritual just for Her. Now we have, and it felt good. 45 people attended.
(10 new attendees!) 19 participated by taking ritual parts, and many others
contributed praise offerings (mostly offerings from their gardens). Bob
and Chuck were our very capable kitchen witches, making sure the multitude
of food fed the multitude of worshippers. Tricia was a very natural ritual
leader, comfortable and inspiring. Norma helped with the songs, many of
which were not our usual song selections. The altar was beautiful, the day
was lovely (it was supposed to rain, but despite a few scattered drops,
the sky turned bluer and bluer as the ritual progressed). And our omens
were good ones. Praise the Earth Mother!