Organization & Preparation
All ceremonies require preparation. It’s been said that 90% of the ceremony is the preparation. Because of this, all preparation must be done in a sacred way, with the same intention that goes into the actual ceremony.
It’s helpful to have a smaller planning committee that plans the overall focus and flow of the ceremony, with various subcommittees to handle individual tasks. For example, the first year this ceremony came to Oregon, we had a planning committee of four women, and each of those women had smaller committees planning the maiden, matron, and elder sections of the ceremony. In addition, we had a land/logistics committee that was responsible for the caretaking of the land, the food, etc.
Wearing of Skirts
In all 14th Moon ceremonies, women wear the color of skirt representing their particular stage of life. Historically maidens wear a pastel color, the matrons wear the vibrant colors of fire--reds and oranges -- and the crones wear purple or dark blue. The “bell-like shape” of a skirt brings to us the life force of our earthly mother. That energy is magnified and drawn to us grounding first the areas of power and creativity.
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