Equinox and Solstice Virtual Rituals
Registration open for the 2020 Winter Virtual Solstice Celebration!
Do you crave time to pause, to align with the natural world, and to recharge? Do you love celebrating the seasons in a ritual way with like-minded others?
If so, I warmly invite you to join me in ritual to celebrate the solstices and equinoxes!
Within the space of 75 minutes, we will dive deep into ritual, allowing ourselves to receive the gift of being held and nourished though aligning with the earth and the sun.
Seasonal Ritual Details
Registration currently open for the Winter Solstice seasonal ritual. 🙂
- When? Friday, December 18, 2020 — 10:00-11:15 am Pacific
- Where? online via Zoom
- How? you will receive the call-in details once you register below
- Will the ritual be recorded? Yes. If you are unable to attend live, you will receive a link to the replay following the ritual.
- How much? $25
Note: While I will be live on video (over Zoom) you are not required to be on video or to share (unless you desire to – which is also welcome).
Basically, just show up and allow yourself to be held and nourished for a bit over an hour.
Yes! Sign me up!
Once you enter your name/email address, you will be taken to paypal to complete the payment.
Seasonal Virtual Rituals
Vernal (Spring) Equinox Celebration
As the days gradually lengthen, the earth warms and we enter into a season of growth and new life. The spring equinox, when the hours of daylight once again equal the hours of darkness, offers a moment to pause, shed the dormancy/stillness of winter, and prepare to enter into a new phase of life and a new season of you.
In this moment of perfect light/dark balance, we have the opportunity to awaken fully from our winter dreaming and unfurl into what is new and most alive in us and in our lives.
Summer Solstice – The Season of Sun
Summer solstice marks the longest day of sunlight in the northern hemisphere and the tipping point where the previously lengthening days gradually begin to shorten. Ritually, the summer solstice offers the opportunity to soak up and revel in the light.
Additionally, it can be beneficial to take a moment to assess which (if any) aspects of our lives or personalities have reached some extreme and to course correct if needed as the hours of sunlight again begin to decrease leading into fall and winter.
Autumnal (Fall) Equinox Celebration
Autumn is a time when we begin to feel called more inward and to settle into a deeper, quieter part of ourselves. For this to happen, like the leaves falling from the trees, it may be necessary to release any stress or anxiety that has built up in our nervous systems. This shedding of stress often, for me anyway, involves tears.
Ritually, the autumn equinox offers the medicine of celestial balance (perfect balance of light and dark) that, if we take a moment to receive it, can bring increased balance and harmony into our human bodies and lives as well.
Winter Solstice – The Gifts in the Darkness
I love this time of year. The trees reaching their bare limbs towards the sky. The long, dark evenings. The pull inward towards reflection, silence, slowness, dreaming, peace. When, in the midst of all the holiday-ness of the holidays (and of life), do we slow down enough to remember that our bodies are also of the natural world and follow these rhythms as well?
Devoting even just an hour to being in ritual with the intention of aligning with the medicine of the winter solstice, the darkest/longest night of the year, offers us a potent portal into increased nourishment, replenishment, and renewal.
What do the seasonal virtual rituals involve?
The ritual will begin with a non-dogmatic invocation/prayer. From there, we will take a moment to greet our well ancestors and make some offerings, most often to Earth or Water. Next, we will enter into a drum journey where you can sink deeply into, be held by, and align with the medicine of the current season. Finally, we will spend a few minutes in reflection via free-writing to allow all that we’ve experienced to land a bit more deeply into our bodies, minds, and hearts.
Yay! I can’t wait to be in ritual with you!
Yes! Sign me up!
Once you enter your name/email address plus the amount you want to pay, you will be taken to paypal to complete the payment.
Please note – this is a ritual which means I won’t be doing much teaching/explaining (although your questions will be welcome). Instead, we will truly be entering sacred space together. I highly recommend setting aside time to show up with your attention undivided so you can sink fully into ritual space. If isn’t possible for you to show up in this way for the live event, do know that these events are just as potent via the recording. Totally fine/good to wait to participate until you are able to devote your full attention/energy to being in ritual space.
Larisa Noonan (she/her/hers) has specialized for nearly two decades in trauma healing, embodiment skills, and supporting healthy boundaries. She is a certified ancestral lineage healing practitioner and weaves ritual and nature reconnection into all of her offerings. She is passionate about supporting grief and loss, recovery from religious fundamentalism, and those with chronic pain/illness. Larisa lives with her husband and son in Oregon on the ancestral homelands of the Kalapuyan peoples. Her ancestors are from France, the Netherlands via Ukraine, Germany, and Switzerland. She grounds her work/life in earth-honoring ritual, embodying ancestral gifts, and reclaiming animist values. For more info see: www.larisanoonan.com
ps. For me, there is nothing better than entering sacred space and going deep into the nourishing energies of the changing seasons with other Persons of Spirit. I can’t wait to be in ritual with you.
pps. I’d so appreciate it if you’d share this event with your friends. More nourishment for everyone, please!
Praise (specific to these virtual rituals):
Thank you so much for today. Wow! It was very powerful for me.
The whole situation was amazing!! When I signed up for this virtual ritual I did not know how I’d do it as I am living with my friends. Everyone was out that day and even the flower petals were provided from their garden. So beautiful!
Water Spirit is SO special for me and that really came through during this ritual. Balance and buoyant support. I felt drawn to salt rather than honey, and I knew not why. In ritual I understood that Salt Water supported my life when there were no adults there to see me through as a child. Such beauty! And salt provided my sweetness.
My dear friend in Japan died a few days ago. There were prayers on flower petals for her journey too. So much richness.
I could go on and on, instead I will say thank you.
For folks who may not have access to an in-person ritual this (virtual ritual) is a very good option. I appreciate Larisa's positive regard for all and her ability to have language at her finger tips to keep a wider perspective open. The timber of her voice is calming, soothing, and encouraging.
Additionally, thanks to my ongoing work with Larisa I now know there is hope. My ancestors are real and very important in my life. Further, I understand that it is a process to break down the barriers in my body from so many generations of ignoring them. Larisa always has a next step and I so appreciate her diligence, loveliness, and ingenuity.
You offer an incredible safe space. I actually know no other person who does this in this deep way. I feel welcomed with all I am without any pressure from your side. This means a lot. You are fantastic. Much love to you x
I’ll be facilitating these rituals from my home on the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya – with gratitude.