Each month for me is a consecration – a sacred practice of beginning a brand new journal and adorning that journal. I do a vision board (of sorts) in the beginning and what I love most about vision boarding is that where you begin is never where you end up. Also part of consecrating my month is choosing a word or theme for the month. Of course, I include my Goddesses that are overseeing my month.
My word for this November is Grace. I found this quote from the Irish poet John O’Donohue and it struck me deeply:
“Grace is one of the most majestic words in theology. It suggests the sublime spontaneity of the divine which no theory or category could ever capture. Grace has its own elegance. It is above the mechanics of agenda or operation. No one can set limits to the flow of grace. Its presence and force remain unmeasurable and unpredictable. Grace also suggests how fluent and seamless the divine presence is. There are no compartments, corners or breakages imaginable in the flow of grace. Grace is the permanent climate of divine kindness. It suggests a compassion and understanding for all the ambivalent and contradictory dimensions of the human experience and pain. This climate of kindness nurtures the sore landscape of the human heart and urges torn ground to heal and become fecund. Grace is the perennial infusion of springtime into the winter of bleakness.” ~ John O’Donohue from Dreamwork with Toko-pa
Grace is the permanent climate of divine kindness … I invite you to make permanent that climate of kindness not only with others but, most importantly, with yourself.
My November is encircled with grace. I am also embracing quiet, nourishment, rest, reflection, and my interior self. I am seeking to refill my well. More Goddess, more reading, more writing, more journeying, more chanting. This is all part of Grace for me. To give myself the space I need to really rest and fill up. Space to reconnect to my daily practices more deeply.
How are you consecrating your month? Where can you find the space, the grace, for what you truly need? Can you commit to more rest, more reflection, more dreaming? Is there a Goddess that is standing with you? Guardians? What is refilling your well? How can you create a “permanent climate of divine kindness”? Sound juicy and nourishing? Let’s do it together! I included some Grace resources below for you!
Our MotherHouse Goddess Temple free event for November is the Baba Yaga Full Moon which also happens to be a partial lunar eclipse in Taurus – this should be fun! Make sure you are registered in the MotherHouse Goddess Temple online space for the Full Moon info AND will also give you access to all 13 days of Samhainfest goodies!
The altars at MotherHouse are alight with prayers and blessings being sent to our Community, our Beloveds, and our World. I am also dreaming and visioning all kinds of wonderful for all of us in 2022!
Blessings of November to all of you!
Circe’s Garden – Wake the Witch Within with Michelle Boxley
The Enchanted Self with Marisa McCall
The Lunar Temple Podcast with Michelle Boxley
The Mistress of Longing by Wendy Havlir Cherry
Walking with Persephone by Molly Remer
NOVEMBER GODDESS CALENDAR
Sync with the Dark Mothers as we move into the contemplative time of the Wheel turning.
Howl with the wind and the Banshees on Cailleach’s Day. Bake an apple pie for Pomona.
Visit your Ancestors at their graves for All Souls Day.
Adorn yourself like the Lady of the House of Jubilation, Hathor!
Listen for Nicneven and the Wild Hunt passing your window.
Make sacred your deepest fears in offering to The Morrighan.
Clean and light up your home for the Goddess Lakshmi and Diwali! Banish Alakshmi (her “evil” sister) by banging pots and pans and opening windows and doors for negative energy to exit.
Make a Hekate Supper and deliver it to the crossroad for Her and don’t look back!
Spend some time with Sekhmet for protection, health, release, and give her a bit of dark chocolate as offering.
Brew some Holy Basil tea and imbibe the Goddess Tulsi.
Tell your secrets to Baba Yaga in the illumination of the Full Moon.
Plant seeds with Mawu and begin to work on intentions for 2022.
~ Goddess Intentions for November by Kimberly Moore
November 1 – All Saints Day
November 1 – Cailleach’s Day – Day of the Banshees
November 1 – Ancient Roman Festival honoring Pomona
November 2 – Día de los Muertos (although celebrations may begin 10/31)
November 2 – Feast Day of Santa Muerte
November 2 – All Souls Day
November 2 – White Tara Day
November 3 – Feast Day of St. Martin of Porres who syncretizes to the Orisha Eleggua
November 4, 2021 – New Moon in Scorpio at 5:14 PM ESDT
November 4, 2021 – Kali Puja in Bengal begins
November 4, 2021 – HINDU FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS – DIWALI BEGINS
November 4, 2021 – Lakshmi Puja Begins
November 4, 2021 – Jayanti (birthday) of the Mahavidya Kamala
November 5, 2021 – Venus enters Capricorn
November 5, 2021 – Mercury enters Scorpio
November 6, 2021 – Day of Marian Devotions
November 6 – Birthday of the Babylonian Goddess Tiamat – Primordial Goddess of the Sea
November 7, 2021 – Astrological Samhain
November 7, 2021 – FALL BACK – Daylight Saving Ends (An extra hour of rest!)
November 8 – Japanese Hearth Festival celebrating the Goddess Kamui Fuchi
November 8 – TARA Day
November 10 – Ancient Egyptian Month of Hathor begins (ends 12/9)
November 10 – Day of the Scottish Nicneven (also Samhain Eve)
November 11 – Day of the Fairy Sidhe (Old Samhain)
November 11 – Day of Sacrificial Offerings to the Morrigan
November 13 – Runic Half Month of Nyd/Nauthiz begins (Need)
November 15, 2021 – Tulsi Vivah – Celebrating the union of Tulsi (Vrinda Devi, Holy Basil) with Krishna
November 16 – Thracian Hekate Night – Greek Goddess of Magick and Crossroads
November 19, 2021 – Full Moon Partial Lunar Eclipse in Taurus at 3:57 AM EST
November 19, 2021 – Full Moon Feast of Baba Yaga (November Full Moon belongs to her)
November 20, 2021 – 2pm eastern – Full Moon Goddess Meditation for Baba Yaga
November 20 – Day of Sekhmet and the Purifying Flame
November 21, 22021 – Sun enters Sagittarius
November 22 – Feast Day of St. Cecelia who syncretizes to the Orisha Goddess Oshun
November 24, 22021 – Mercury enters Sagittarius
November 24 – Day of Offerings to Sekhmet
November 25, 2021 – USA Thanksgiving Day
November 25 – Feast Day of St. Catherine of Sienna who syncretizes to the Orisha Goddess Obba
November 25 – Celtic Tree Month of Ruis (Elder) begins
November 27 – Day of Hindu Goddess Parvati (I cannot find a source for this but it is always good to celebrate!)
November 28 – December 6, 2021 – Hanukkah
November 28 – Start of Runic Half Month of ISA (meaning: ice)
November 30 – Day of Mawu – African Creatrix Goddess
November 30 – Day of Norse Goddess Skadi