Stags in Autumn

Fall Blessings, here is the Circle of the Stag November News!

Notice how the trees don't cling to their leaves. Fall is about releasing the old to make way for the new.


-Unknown

Editor's Musings

by Colleen
The quote this month is at the top this letter for a reason. I think this is an important theme for the Fall season as we struggle with going into the colder months, changing in the community and ourselves. We've reaped what we've sown throughout the year as we have now passed the 3 harvest festivals of Lughnasadh\Lammas, Mabon & Samhain and now its time to clean house so to speak.

Fall is a good time to clean our what no longer serves you. In fall we rake, sweep, throw out and burn fallen leaves and dead plant matter. Compare this to ourselves both physically and spiritually. Do we have clutter, dead things, old habits, old thoughts, or any items that no longer serve us? It's time to cleanse ourselves of those things so they do not mold, rot, entangle our minds, bodies and souls.

Winter is coming.
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Coffee Corner

Thank you to all who attended our October Coffee Connections at Twisted Java!

Our next Coffee Connections will be November 19th at Twisted Java - 2615 W 13th St N, Wichita, KS 67203.

Looking for Something to do?

NOVEMBER 9TH - Past-Life Regression Meditation Hosted by MoonStone.
NOVEMBER 11TH - November Indoor Market! Hosted by Kansas Grown Inc. (7001 W 21st St N, Wichita, KS).
NOVEMBER 17TH - Astrology 101: Aspects Hosted by New Age Center.
NOVEMBER 18TH - Herb Class Hosted by MoonStone.
NOVEMBER 18TH - Yoga & Essential Oils Hosted by Uplift Yoga + Fitness and Yoga Central.
SEPTEMBER 19TH - Coffee Connections with Circle of the Stag.
NOVEMBER 29TH - Intuition 101: Personal Energy Maintenance Hosted by New Age Center.

Ma'at's Temple of Wichita - Photo Credit to Bruce Blank
Photo by Bruce Blank

Fare Thee Well Ma'at's Temple and Other Social Ramblings

by Colleen

A big thank you goes out to Bruce and Ma'at's temple for the service both him and the temple have provided to the community from 2013-2017. The physical temple space from 2013-2016 and the Facebook page continued until Samhain 2017. There are many fond memories of rituals in that beautiful space, friends made, and self discoveries.

You can read the farewell message posted by Bruce here as well as order a copy of the 'In H/er Many Names:The Ma'at's Temple Archives' from the Book Patch publishing group found in another post in the Facebook page.

If you are missing an online Pagan home please visit one or all of the following Facebook groups that have taken foot in the pagan community here in Wichita.

Circle of the Stag (however if you are reading this, chances are you already know about this one!)
Wichita Pagans and Heathens
ICT Druids and Pagans
Wichita Area Pagans!
Kansas Pagans

There are probably groups that I missed. If you have another social group you would like to share, please feel free to post on Circle of the Stag's Facebook page. We support and promote all Pagan groups to allow diversity and help others find their "home", whether that be online or connecting with people in the community.

Communities take work, time, energy and dedication. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Even online communities are not without their struggles. It takes members willing to share, create, organize and step up to provide content and events to keep people interested. So often a Facebook group will have reposts after reposts and it will become stale. Yes pictures and sharing articles are great so I'm not putting those down but it shouldn't stop there. Where's the meat and potatoes? What draws people in? In between the reposts do we find original articles, shared experiences, maybe some events to meet in person.."oh the horror!" (No offence to any agoraphobics, people with Anthropophobia and any other phobia's I may have missed).

One definition of Community is "a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals". Let's share! Share our lives, share our spirituality, share our experiences, share to help others find what they are looking for.

So mote it be!

November Correspondences

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Full Moon - November 4th

Via almanac.com "November’s full Moon was called the Beaver Moon by both the Algonquin tribes. The Native Americans used the monthly Moons and nature’s signs as a sort of calendar to track the seasons.
Why this name? Back then, this was the month to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs.
The November full Moon was also called the Full Frost Moon by other Native American tribes."

November

Birthstone & Flower

The birthstones for the month of November are the Topaz and Citrine. The flower is the Chrysanthemum.

New Moon - November 18th

Via https://astrologyking.com/new-moon-november-2017/
"The new moon on Saturday the 18th of November 2017 is at 26 degrees Scorpio. New moon November 2017 is almost exactly opposite a planet new to astrology. Minor planet Sedna was only discovered in 2003 so astrologers have only just started to understand it’s meaning. Most interpretations seem to be based on the mythology of the arctic goddess of the sea because the planet was named after her. Due to the orbital history of Sedna I am sure it’s associated with climate change and rising sea levels.
The November 18 new moon links a new awareness of climate change to the most important planetary aspect of 2017, Saturn trine Uranus. This major aspect will help you make positive changes in your life in response to the threats posed by climate change. New moon November 2017 will help you find practical and creative ways to save energy, while making your life more efficient and productive."
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Zodiac

via famousbirthdays.com

“The two signs associated with the month of November are Scorpio and Sagittarius. People born from November 1st to November 22nd are members of the Scorpio sign. A Scorpio can be identified by their success-driven and resilient nature. For those born from November 23rd to November 30th, they are members of the Sagittarius zodiac sign. As the Sagittarius often has an appreciation for life's finer things, members of the sign can be identified by their animated and hardworking nature."

Samhain Witches Ball October 2017

Samhain Witches Ball 2017
On Saturday October 28th Circle of the Stag hosted an open Samhain Witches ball at Confluence Community Center, 520 Commerce Street, Wichita KS. Here are some pictures of the fun and shenanigans:

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Kanopolis State Park Trip October 2017

Kanopolis State Park Trip October 2017
We camped out at Kanopolis State Park and had a blast this past weekend.  Its a beautiful place to hike!

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October's Crytal Gemz

Crystal GemZ

by Orin Hart

This is Opal! She is quite whimsical and
interesting. When she was first discovered she
gained a reputation for being bad luck, because
of a fictional story someone wrote. But ever
since she has been popular.

Her colors are spectacular and can give
your aura all kinds of interesting feelings. Often
she is associated with prosperity and loyalty. Opal
is also associated with the moon and lunar
working because of her pearlescent shine and
colors.

December Crystal GemZ

Who's next in December?

Around the Spiral Tree

High Priestess Duvessa Sarrat-Irkalli from Covenant of the Moon and Lionheart from Order of the Aurora both in covens of the STT were recently interviewed!

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