In ancient times the Moon Cake had first appeared as being used as a offering to the moon. Chinese emperors would pay homage to the sun in the Spring and to the moon in Autumn. It was a tradition to worship the moon in mid autumn. The annual festivals would include a whole family being together and eating moon cakes.
For Members - Solitary Samhain Ritual
Circle meet up is now limited
Be sure to bring a notebook, pen & good positive energy.
There are many who have read books, attended Pagan/Wiccan events and find it not always easy to connect and/or get into a group, circle or coven. They have the idea that they will be fully embraced by all and when that does not happen, it deters them. They began to question if this is the right path for them? Are they doing something wrong? Some will even never reach out again. No one likes to be let down, rejected or feel unwelcomed. Especially when your new or have only practiced as a solitary.
There comes a time when all Solitaries get to a point that they feel ready to branch out and have fellowship with others. So thier quest begins with hope, positivity and courage. Unfortunately they run into a common stumbling block. Not all Pagans/Wiccans feels comfortable to embrace a new person. It has really nothing to do with whether or not they are willing to help thier fellow Witch out or not.
They too are cautious and want to be careful, as they should be. It's thier right. Once a group/circle/coven is formed they want it to remain solid in solace. Expierence has taught many long time Witches that the old saying is true, "one bad apple can spoil the whole tree." So in truth and fact they would be taking a huge risk just accepting everyone that comes up to them and are seeking to learn or join.
The 'unwelcome' feeling that you get is most likely 'caution'. So try not to think badly of the person(s)
One must respect the right of another to be private or hesistant about allowing a new comer in. However, I personally feel if you are not willing to teach, share, or allow within your group/circle/coven, you should try to point them in a direction they are seeking. (ex. Another Witch, group, website, etc.)
If you are the seeker, try to look for classes, websites, groups, etc. that are advertising that they are accepting people. Once you get in, be sure to ask questions on anything that you don't know or understand. If your not comfortable on your first meet up, that is normal. Don't throw in the towel yet. Be sure to go back again. At least twice before deciding whether or not it is a good fit.
Some Witches/Groups/Circles will embrace some new people right away. I strongly beleive some people on this earth are suppose to teach and share things with certain people for a certain amount of time. It is thier path and a personal choice if they are willing to follow it, if they are comfortable enough.
Witches also appreciate seekers that are positive and committed. Meaning no negative talk and showing up when something is planned. Trust and risks works both ways between the Seeker and the Witch/Group/Circle. Another good route to take if you are new and truly seeking to learn more in depth would be to get a mentor. More on mentoring and covens in upcoming newsletters.....