In thee, the Gods have fix'd their dwelling place,
Strong, stable basis of the mortal race.
Eternal, much-form'd ever-florid queen,
Laughing and blessed, and of lovely mien;
Accept these rites, accord each just desire,
And gentle health, and needful good inspire.
-Orphic Hymn to Vesta
Partake in the sacred feast at Lammas and give honor to the Goddess Vesta, she who protects hearth and Home. Please bring offerings to Vesta (food or flowers) to place on the altar, and a Main dish to share for the potluck feast.
The SunStave Summer Solstice Ritual will happen during the Summer Solstice Campout, hosted by Gypsy Wagon. The ritual is at 2 pm on Saturday, but you are welcome to camp out the whole weekend! Your hostess for this ritual is Molly.
We will try to organize carpools from Salt Lake to go down to the ritual, so please post on the SunStave Circle Facebook Event if you can drive or if you want to participate!
When starting from north or south I-15 you’ll want to take exit 250 in Payson. If you are traveling from southern Utah you’ll turn right on to SR 115/ Main ST… If traveling from the north turn left on to SR115/Main St in Payson. Travel Main st .8 miles til you come to the first light or 100 N turn left. Go .4 miles to the next light 600 E. turn right. There is a sign posted right before the light on 100 N just before 600 E that reads “MT. Nebo Scenic Loop”
Travel along 600 E. This is a residential area This is the road that leads into the canyon follow it 1.4 miles and you’ll see the entrance to the canyon DO NOT GET OFF 600 E!!
You continue to drive 16.5 miles through the canyon it’s a beautiful drive with tons of wildlife and many butterflies. You should come to a sign at 16.5 miles that is marked Santaquin Canyon, Camp Koholowo, and Tinney Flat. Turn right at this sign and follow this road til you see our banner about 2-3 miles down the road. If you hit Camp Koholowo you have gone to far. OR, if you take the Santaquin canyon road up,we are just past the camp.
The Sacred Well arises within us as we approach the time of Imbolc. Come to SunStave circle and be at one with the sacred waters of our Land. We ask the Lady for Her blessings and join together in Community.
Please bring a potluck dish to share with Imbolc themed foods, dairy, grains, etc.
The wheel has turned and Samhain, known to non magical folks as
Halloween is upon us. The Celtic new year is a time for renewing
commitments, setting goals and honoring the dead.
Samhain is a special one since UUPS picked up the Sun Stave Staff and
will be hosting Sun Stave for Samhain.
Part of this year’s Samhain will consist of drinking to the new year, a
druid rite, wiccan death ceremony of Cernunnos, and calling in the dead
or ancestors to deliver messages from the other realm, help their
living loved ones improve and move forward in their lives.
Please bring an item or photo of a loved one that has passed. There will
be a separate ancestral table to set them on. This ritual will included
heavy emotions, be prepared to see those beyond the grave. Feast will
be after as usual. Dress warmly and if able, please bring a seasonally