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Autumn Equinox: Divine Life

Cuivanya, the Autumn Equinox festival, celebrates our Mother God as the Ground of All Being and the Creatrix of the World. As a Harvest Festival, it celebrates abundance of life — life as it comes to fruition and completion. One of its particular symbols is the apple.

Read about the inner meaning of the Feast of Divine Life

The Golden Festival

The festival of high summer, Chelanya, is the festival of regeneration, symbolized by the grain harvest. Golden sunlight is poured into life-giving crops, the first fruit of Our Mother's bounty for the first feast of the Mysteries of Life.

The image here shows Chicomecoatl, the Aztec Corn Mother.

Read more about Chelanya, the Golden Festival

The High Feast of Rosa Mundi

Rosa Mundi is the Summer Solstice Festival of Our Mother God.

The festival celebrates the ascent of maid to Heaven. Since Heaven is not only "upward" but "inward", the journey prefigured in the Rosa Mundi festival is also into "the innermost temple of your heart, whose form is the form of a rose".

Read more about Rosa Mundi

Hail, Queen of Heaven!

May Day is the Festival of the Queen of Heaven, celebrated with flowers and dancing and the coronation of the Queen of the May.

Queen of Heaven is an ancient title reflecting an archetypal reality that the human heart readily responds to. The image here is the Chinese Queen of Heaven, Mazu, who has statues and temples all over the world.

Read all about May Day

The End... and the Beginning

The Easter season covers the end of the year and the beginning of the new year – death and life, loss and restoration, sorrow and joy.

The Divine Maid dies on the Pillar of the World and the world she sustains begins to die too. This is expressed in a poignant Easter Hymn.

She is restored to life by the tears of Her Mother and Her return brings all nature back to life and restores the world.

Read All about Easter.

The Daughter's Light

The Feast of Lights, also known as Luciad, celebrates the vow of the Daughter to take the light of the Divine even into the deepest and darkest places of manifestation. Candles and snowdrops are associated with the day, reminders of the Daughter's gentle light, which is also symbolized by the light of the moon.

Continue reading about Luciad

Nativity and the Hearth Fire

A Blessed Nativity to all!

The Mysteries of Nativity and of the Hearth are closely related and bound up with the Northern Gate of Heaven through which the Princess of the World enters our homes and hearts.

In this season, the Day of the Lady of the Hearth Fire comes a week after the celebration of the Birth of God the Daughter.

Read all about the Nativity season

Winter Festivals

The festivals of early winter pave the way for the celebration of the Nativity of God the Daughter.

The Commencement of the Advent sees the start of preparations for the season, while on the Feast of the Conception we contemplate the Mystery of the Daughter's coming.

Read about the early winter festivals

Mysteries of Life: Tamala

While it is known especially for its tradition of pleasant frights - scarily carved pumpkins, ghost stories, witch costumes – the late-autumn festival of Tamala is a part of the Mysteries of Life season and concerns the end of life and the restarting of the cycle.

During the three-day festival, we remember the departed and look forward to eventual reunion - which is ultimately of course our reunion with the Spirit.

Read about the inner meaning of Tamala, the Feast of the Dead.

Mysteries of Life: Cuivanya

Cuivanya, the Autumn Equinox festival, celebrates our Mother God as the Ground of All Being and the Source of All Life.

Divine Life is present throughout the cosmos, in all creation, and this autumnal equinox festival traditionally expresses that through the agricultural symbolism of the harvest, which is not simply a "metaphor" but a ritual in the fullest and deepest sense of the word.

Read about the inner meaning of the Feast of Divine Life

The Mysteries of Life

The Mysteries of Life season opens with Chelanya, often called the Golden Festival, which celebrates regeneration. The principal symbol of the festival is grain of all kinds, cut down to rise again in the cycle of time.

The image shows the Slavic Great Mother Makosha or Mokosh who is strongly associated with the Mysteries of Life.

Read more about Chelanya, the Golden Festival

Rose of the World

The Rose of the World festival, Rosa Mundi, begins the Fire and Rose season.

It is a time when the veil between the worlds is thin and magic is all around.

This festival is especially associated with the soul's quest for union with the Spirit our Mother.

Read more about Rosa Mundi

The Queen of Heaven

The three titles of the Divine Daughter are Princess of the World, Priestess of the World and Queen of Heaven. The May Day festival, the final festival of the Easter season, celebrates the Daughter as Queen of Heaven. The crowning of the Queen of Heaven is often reflected in celebrations by the crowning of statues or of a chosen May Queen.

Read more about the Exaltation of the Queen of Heaven

The Easter Season and the New Year

The Easter season follows the Daughter of Heaven as she takes the light of the Divine to the deepest of the places of darkness, dies and is reborn and ascends to become the Princess of the Earth, our Sovereign Lady, as recounted in Mythos of the Divine Maid.

Easter Day is also the first day of Spring and the first day of the year, this time the year of Sai Raya, the janya who represents the golden Solar Principle and gives health, abundance and life to all creation.

You can read more in All About Easter.

The Feast of Lights

The Feast of Lights, also known as Luciad, is the primary festival of the Daughter as Light Bringer, with her promise to bring Divine Light to every corner of the universe. It signals the beginning of the end of Winter and is the very first festival of the Easter season.

Candles and snowdrops are associated with the day, reminders of the Daughter's gentle light.

Continue reading about Luciad

A blessed Nativity for all

Janya

We wish all our readers a happy and blessed Nativity. May your faith and joy be enriched through the coming year.

The Birth of the Daughter is a universal Event that in one sense took place "before" time as we know it. In another sense it takes place constantly and sustains the universe in being. Both these things are hard for a time-bound being to grasp, and so – as in all such things – Dea has given us other ways to see it. We can see it as taking place annually, as part of the Cycle of the Year, and this is the way it manifests for us on this world.

Read all about the inner meaning of the season

Advent

The coming of winter also brings the joyous season of Advent, anticipating the Nativity of God the Daughter, a time for decorating, cleansing, planning, and dreaming.

Read about the festivals of early winter

Tamala

Tamala, the final celebration of the Mysteries of Life season, is a three-day fire festival known as the Feast of the Dead. Festival fires include blazing bonfires and the flickering candles in turnip lanterns and carved pumpkins.

A theme of the festival is re-connection with the spirits of the departed and the union of souls.

Read about the inner meaning of Tamala

The Feast of Divine Life

The Feast of Divine Life, the Autumn Equinox festival, celebrates our Mother God as the Ground of All Being and the Creatrix of the World. The keynote of the festival is abundance, the flow of spiritual blessings represented on the material plane by the harvest. Its symbols include the sickle, the cornucopia and the apple.

Read about the inner meaning of the festival.

Chelanya, Festival of Regeneration


Chelanya, the Golden Festival, opens the Mysteries of Life season and is the festival of regeneration. Celebrated on the cross-quarter day of summer, it marks the beginning of the harvest season, symbolic of the bounty of Dea.

The image here is Ceres, the Roman mother goddess, with her particular motif of ripe grain. Note the snakes, also a symbol of regeneration from the shedding of their skin.

Read more about Chelanya, the Golden Festival

The Rose of the World

The Summer Solstice festival of Rosa Mundi opens the joyous Fire and Rose season. The celebrations with flowers and fireworks are the popular aspect of this deeply mystical festival connected with the Southern Gate of Heaven.

Read more about Rosa Mundi

The Exaltation of the Queen of Heaven

The final festival of the Easter cycle, falling half-way between the spring equinox and the summer solstice, celebrates the Daughter as Queen of Heaven. This ancient title reflecting Archetypal Reality has resurfaced in many times and places. This image depicts a garlanded icon of the Queen of Heaven from eastern Europe.

Read more about the Exaltation of the Queen of Heaven

Easter and the Coming of Spring

Happy Easter, everybody! Mother and Daughter are reunited and the spring is here.

The world is renewed in springtime and the egg has for long ages been associated with this time. Ancient cultures including the Chinese, the Egyptians and the Romans decorated eggs to celebrate the coming of spring.

Read about the High Feast of Easter and about the origin of the Easter Egg.

Luciad: The Feast of Lights

The Feast of Lights, also known as Luciad, is the first festival of the Easter cycle. It is a custom on this day for the coming year's candles to be blessed. Candlelight is symbolic of the gentle light of the Daughter that lightens the darkness of the world.

Read more about "Luciad: The Feast of Lights"

Celebrating Where We Live

The Day of Sai Herthe, celebrated on the 7th Day of Nativity, is the Festival of Hearth and Home.

Read about the traditions of the festival

The Lady of Heaven is Born

Best wishes for Nativity!

After the star brings the children of earth to the cave where the Daughter is born, and the princesses present their gifts, a beautiful voice fills the air, saying:

Her Name shall be called Inanna
For She shall be Lady of Heaven

And the star vanished from the sky and yet its light remained. And the shape of the light became a vision. And the vision was a vision of the Mistress of All Things, bearing in Her arms the Holy Child.

Read all about the Nativity of God the Daughter

Discover the mystery of the Epiphany

The Festivals of Early Winter

The early winter festivals, the Commencement of the Advent and the Conception of the Daughter, prepare for the spiritual coming of the Daughter at the Great Feast of Nativity.

This is in general a time of preparation both in decorating and gathering all things in readiness in physical terms and in preparing our hearts for the joyful season.

The Feast of the Conception of the Daughter marks the transition between the two halves of the Sacred Year as Nativity approaches.

Read more about the Advent

Read more about the Conception of God the Daughter

Tamala and the End of Life

Tamala is a three-day fire festival known as the Feast of the Dead, when the barriers between the worlds weaken. Death is the last and strangest of the mysteries of life, and Tamala is the culmination of the Mysteries of Life season.

Autumn leaves represent the death that opens the way to new life: the falling leaves die in splendour as the tree prepares for a new season. And so all things pass through their cycles.

Read about the inner meaning of Tamala

The Feast of Divine Life

The Feast of Divine Life, the Autumn Equinox festival, celebrates our Mother God as the Ground of All Being and the Creatrix of the World. Its symbols include the sickle, the cornucopia and the apple.

The plaque pictured represents Mokosh, the life-giving Great Mother of the Slavic people.

Read about the inner meaning of the festival.

The Golden Festival

Chelanya, the Festival of Regeneration, opens the Mysteries of Life season. Celebrated on the cross-quarter day of summer, it marks the beginning of the harvest season, symbolic of the spiritual bounty of Dea.

It is known as the Golden Festival, reflecting the Solar Mother in both the summer sun and the ripening grain.

Read more about Chelanya, the Golden Festival

The Fire and the Rose

The Fire and Rose season opens on the summer solstice with the High Feast of Rosa Mundi. The central theme of this festival is the ascent of maid to Heaven, the return of the soul to our Mother God, as the sparks of the traditional bonfires fly up to the sky. The rose garden symbolizes the perfect union of soul and spirit.

Read more about Rosa Mundi

Festival of the Exaltation

The final festival of the Easter cycle, falling half-way between the spring equinox and the summer solstice, celebrates the Daughter as Queen of Heaven. One of the customs in celebration of the day is the crowning of statues of the Divine Maid, whether with a simple chaplet of flowers or an elaborate golden diadem.

Read more about the Exaltation of the Queen of Heaven

The Easter Cycle

During the Easter cycle, the year itself changes, dies and is reborn.

However, the cycle runs deeper than that of mere this-worldly events. "As above, so below". Things of the world are but reflections of those things that transcend, predate, and are the causes of all worldly being.

Thus the rebirth of the day, and of the year, are but shadows of the rebirth of the cosmos itself and of Deity Herself.

Read all about Easter and the Divine Maid's role in the renewal of the cosmos.

The Feast of Lights and the Beginning of Winter's End


The frail snowdrop who braves the snow is one of the symbols of Luciad, the festival midway between Nativity and Easter.

It is the primary festival of the Daughter as Light Bringer and a time for the blessing of candles.

Read more about Luciad, the Feast of Lights

The Feast of the Epiphany


Today is the happy occasion of the showing-forth of the Daughter.

Please read all about it!

Nativity-Midwinter-Christmas: The Inner Meaning

A blessed Nativity to all!

The bright Janya before the cave says: This night shall a Child be born that shall be the Daughter of Light and the Princess of all the world.

Read all about the Nativity

Read about the real meaning of Christmas revealed in a modern children's story

The Conception of God the Daughter

Like a great Dove upon the waters She brooded. And She became absorbed within Her and communed with Her own Self.

The Feast of the Conception of the Daughter is at the heart of the Advent season and marks the transition between the two halves of the Sacred Year as Nativity approaches.

Read more about the Conception of God the Daughter

Tamala and the cutting of the thread

Tamala, the culmination of the Mysteries of Life season, is a three-day fire festival known as the Feast of the Dead.

The three Fates are closely associated with the season, and at Tamala the central Fate is she who cuts the thread. This may refer to human death, to the collapse of a civilization or to the eventual end of the universe itself. All these events are circular, for maids die and are reborn, civilizations rise, fall and rise again, and even the universe, after the night of time, shall be re-manifested.

Read about the inner meaning of Tamala

The Feast of Divine Life

The Autumn Equinox festival of Cuivanya, the Feast of Divine Life, is the central festival of the Mysteries of Life season. It is the festival of life abundant, all of which depends on the Divine Mother.

Read about the inner meaning of the Feast of Divine Life

The Golden Festival

Chelanya, the Golden Festival, also called the Festival of Regeneration, opens the Mysteries of Life season. It is particularly concerned with renewal and rebirth – and all birth is rebirth – while later festivals are about abundance of life and about death.

The Mysteries of Life were a primary focus of the worship of Demeter in the ancient world and the harvest is their central symbol.

Read more about Demeter and Chelanya, the Golden Festival

Rose of the World

The High Feast of Rosa Mundi is the central festival of Summer, opening the season of the Fire and the Rose. The season is a solar-lunar one, beginning with the summer solstice and ending with the full moon, this year a week later.

The festival is traditionally celebrated with a bonfire and outdoor revelry, and roses are often given as gifts.

Mystically it relates to "the innermost temple of your heart, whose form is the form of a rose".

Read more about Rosa Mundi

The Queen of Heaven

May Day is the Festival of the Queen of Heaven. This is a title that has been given over the centuries to many manifestations of the Divine Mother, including Isis, pictured above. Isis was the Queen of Heaven not only in ancient Egypt but also throughout the later Roman Empire, where her worship rivaled that of the older Roman gods and vied for popularity with the emerging Christian faith.

Read all about May Day

Easter: The Dawn of the World

Happy Easter!

The Spring Equinox festival of Easter marks the beginning of Spring, the beginning of the year, and the renewal of the world.

The rebirth of the world in Spring reflects the resurrection of the Divine Daughter and the renewal of the cosmos.

Read all about Easter.

The Feast of Lights

The Feast of Lights, also known as Luciad, celebrates the vow of the Daughter to take the light of the Divine even into the deepest and darkest places of manifestation. Candles and snowdrops are associated with the day, reminders of the Daughter's gentle light.

Continue reading about Luciad

A Blessed Nativity

Best wishes for Nativity!

The shining Janya before the cave says: This night shall a Child be born that shall be the Daughter of Light and the Princess of all the world. A Child is coming that shall carry the light of Dea into every part of Creation; even to the most desolate of the places of darkness. Rejoice, poor wanderers of the earth and exiles from the house of your Mother, for to you shall come a Guide and a Deliverer.

Read all about the Nativity of God the Daughter

Read about the sun and the spiritual meaning of midwinter

The Commencement of the Advent

Best wishes for Advent!

The Commencement of the Advent is the first festival of the Nativity season. It marks the start of preparations, including decorating the tree.

Read about the early winter festivals

Read about the symbolism of the decorated tree

Tamala and the Day of the Dead

The final festival before the Nativity season celebrates Death as perhaps the most mysterious of the Mysteries of Life.

The image here represents Catrina, a central figure in the Mexican Day of the Dead festival. Though relatively recent in this elegant form, Catrina embodies a folk-tradition of the Aztec goddess Mictecacihuatl, Lady of the Dead, Keeper of the Bones. The festival is celebrated with altars to the honoured dead, with sugar skulls and crossed-bone buns, and with grave-visiting. Though the idea of death is very much to the forefront, it is far from a sombre festival and includes dressing-up and dancing.

Read about the inner meaning of Tamala

Cuivanya, Feast of Divine Life

Cuivanya, the Autumn Equinox festival, celebrates our Mother God as the Ground of All Being and the Creatrix of the World. As a Harvest Festival, it celebrates abundance of life — life as it comes to fruition and completion.

Read about the inner meaning of the Feast of Divine Life

The Three Fates and the Day of Werde

The Three Fates hold the threads of life and destiny. In the Greek tradition they are the Moirai: Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos. In the Scandinavian tradition they are the Norns: Urðr, Verðandi and Skuld. In Déanic religion, the three fates are considered to be a single Janya named Werde, who has three Persons: Maia, Werde and Kala. Maia is the Spinner, Werde the Weaver and Kala the Cutter. Three of the months of the Déanic Calendar are named for these Three Persons.

The Day of Werde is celebrated as part of the Mysteries of Life season.

Read more about the three manifestations of Werde.

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