Spring Equinox 2018

ADF Northwest Newsletter

From the Regional Druid

Happy Spring!

Winter and Spring seem to be battling for the current season.  The weeks are switching between nice spring weather and cold and rainy winter.  It reminds me a bit of the challenge that we can sometimes face with our own internal struggles – with choices, with depression, with just figuring out where we want to go in our lives. Sometimes we see one path clearly, and then the next day we might doubt that path and think that another one is better.  We can go back and forth, never making a final decision.  It can be challenging, and we can doubt ourselves as we figure out our path.

Each of us has to choose our own path, but it can be challenging to choose sometimes. Sometimes we need to do some meditation or divination to understand what path is best for ourselves. Sometimes we just have to weather the indecision, and eventually, the right season will be seen, as Spring will eventually establish a firm hold on our land this year.

As we move forward this year, we may be faced with hard, or just big, choices.  I invite you to consider each as a change of seasons, as a cycle of the year, and an opportunity to experience life.

Blessings of the Kindreds to you and yours,

Victoria S (Leona Oigheag)
Northwest Regional Druid


Dedicants Corner: Spring Equinox

Working on your Dedicant Program? Or just interested in the High Day
Here are some useful links for you.

Looking for a way to integrate meditation into your everyday lives, check out this posts from Lauren M, in Texas

Patheos has a number of interesting articles on Spring Equinox:

The Witch’s Guide to Ostara
Ostara/Spring Equinox Crafts
She Comes, She Comes! Kore Returns: Spring Equinox For Hellenists


General Resources from Around the Web

Some new, and not so new, resources that any Druid might find useful!

Looking for a new ritual to try? Remember to check out the Liturgists Yearbook and the ADF Rituals page

Looking for some new chants or songs? Check out this Youtube channel for PaganMusicChant

John Beckett recently released a video with Lauren Mart, Senior Druid of Nine Waves Grove talking about Daily Pagan Prayer

Chris Godwin has an interesting blog post on Gatekeepers, Porters, and Sacrificers

Looking for more community? Consider checking out cross-druid, and cross-pagan groups in your area.  If you’re in the California Bay area, I suggest checking out East Bay Druids


Upcoming Rituals

You can see what’s coming up on our Northwest Events Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ADFNorthwestEvents/.
You do not need to be logged into Facebook to see the page.

 If you have something that you’d like us to add, please email us at adfnwevents@gmail.com

 Sites for Pagan News and Blogs

Looking for some pagan-friendly reading? Check out these sites!
 Natural Pagans – aggregates posts from several naturalist Pagan blogs across the internet.
Paganbloggers.com – New pagan blogging site with some great contributors
Patheos Pagan – Hosted on an interfaith blogging site there’s a great collection of bloggers here
Wild Hunt – your pagan news site!
Witches and Pagans on Pagansquare.com – Hosted by the Witches & Pagans site there are a lot of good bloggers here too!

 Useful links & reminders

Support ADF

A reminder that ADF is supported by your donations!
As a non-for profit organization, all of your donations go back into our operations and to support our traveling Clergy and Regional Druids.
Find out how you can donate at: https://www.adf.org/donations/index.html

ADF Forum Archives

Are you looking for archives for our mailing list posts? or do you prefer to use forums rather than mailing lists?
You can find our ADF Forums and Mailing List archives at https://www.adf.org/webforum/

ADF Blogs

Drum has been updating the Archdruid Blog at https://www.adf.org/blogs/ad. You can also check out his personal blog at https://adruidsprogress.wordpress.com/
Check it out to get this latest words.

The Mother Grove blog includes agendas and minutes from the Mother Grove meetings. These notes also go out in email to ADF-Discuss
https://www.adf.org/members/blogs/mg

 Podcasts & Projects

ADF members are working hard to get information about their spirituality and their practices out there.

Check out these podcasts, and remember to rate them too!

Kindling the Hearthfire
http://kth.podbean.com/
by Ashtore Driver

Weird Web Radio
http://weirdwebradio.libsyn.com/
by Lonnie Scott

Gifts of the Wyrd
http://giftsofthewyrd.podbean.com/
by Jan Tjeerd (yan-teerd) Hyatt

Part the Mist
http://ptmpod.libsyn.com/
by Arin

White Mountain Druid Sanctuary
now has a Patreon page! Help to support this beautiful site with it’s many (and increasing) polytheist shrines!
https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4033683


See us on the web at http://northwest.adf.org/
Have questions for our Regional Druid?  Contact Victoria at adf-northwest-rd@adf.org.
Have a submission for the next newsletter?  Email us at adfnwevents@gmail.com
Want to help out at Pantheacon or Eight Winds?  Email us at adfnwevents@gmail.com
Image Credits:
Header Image by Victoria S (Leona Oigheag)