The New Moon Women’s Circle is a gathering of women from all ages and walks of life. We always meet on a Monday evening at seven o’clock around the New Moon, here at the farm. The dates for 2020 are listed below. Depending on the weather, we are either in the Workshop or out by a fire, either in the Forest Garden or in the backyard by the garden.
I, Amanda Jo, lead the circle, but by that I only mean that I give a few opening reminders and thoughts on this upcoming moons’ connections to nature. I also see it as my responsibility to hold the space for all women, upholding our core intentions. Holding a Women’s Circle is not my creation, but is actually a very old tradition that I feel called to uphold. I believe that this act can be so very healing.
This is a chance for Women to support other Women with love through listening & acknowledgement. It is also a place for personal growth through reflection, maybe even intention-setting, or whatever you need to say out loud to the world in our circle. We start with a few words about the moon’s cycle we are entering & the nature of things going on outside, all around us. Then, we do a listening circle, where we are each given a turn to share, while the others are asked to listen with an open heart, so that the speaker may feel acknowledged. At the end, we draw cards that I have made(I am…statements) that may speak to you as a challenge, a reminder, just a thought you might want to sit with for a while, or otherwise. As you can tell, it’s a very intentional space, but we are very welcoming to those who desire this setting! I have held a Women’s Circle for about four years now & I love the ways in which it has helped honed in my listening skills, opened my heart to Women from all walks of life, continues to stretch my ability to be vulnerable, & gives rhythm to my cycle, with community.
Please let me know if you are interested by emailing or sending me a message on Facebook or Instagram. And, of course, reach out to me anytime with questions.
We are an open circle, but we ask that you come with the intentions of making a commitment to join our group often, if this interests you. It’s not to say that you can never miss a circle, but the trust & liveliness of the group thrives most when all parties are invested. When you open your heart in this way, in the company of a welcoming sisterhood, such beauty & growth can happen! We come from along line of Women who use to gather & live in close communities, not that ago…..Maybe this is totally your cup of tea. Maybe you’re up for the challenge of being brave or are looking for more intention in your life. Whatever your reasons may be, we would love to welcome your presence, look forward to getting to know you, & look forward to sharing our stories with you as well!
And one final note: Babies in arms are welcome to join & any Women who has started her cycle, up through all stages of life are welcome!
The upcoming dates are as follows:
August 17th -Harvest Moon
September 21st-Hunter Moon
October 19th-Blue Moon
November 16th-Beaver Moon
December 14th-Quiet Moon