Druid/Pagan Blessing ideas for 40th Wedding Annivs.

In the Druid tradition, each of the great “rites of passage” is marked in the calendar by one of the fire-festivals: death, or Parting, is marked by Samhuinn, 31 October to 2 November, when the old Celtic year ends and there are three days of No-Time before the new year begins. Birth, and consequently Naming, is marked by Imbolc on 1/2 February—the time when the snowdrops appear and we can sense the first stirrings of spring. Mating, the Great Rite of making love, is marked by Bealteinne on 1 May, when the forces of spring are in full flood. Marriage, the formal recognition of having found a long term partner after the explorations of the spring time of one's life, is marked by Lughnasadh on 1 August. This forum is for discussing the ceremonies and customs associated with each festival and for all of the rites of passage in our lives.
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Druid/Pagan Blessing ideas for 40th Wedding Annivs.

Postby Crystal Dragon » 04 Apr 2013, 12:32

Just wonder if anyone here might have a few ideas for a Blessing and celebrating 40 years of marriage.
40 years ago this coming June, hubby and I had a traditional church wedding - it was expected back then but now, we would like to celebrate our 40th Anniversary with our local Pagan friends. Already have a few ideas - might be being held at a local wild life animal sanctuary evening time with some of the owls, etc. being flown at dusk, there is also a lovely ancient woodland there so would be ideal. Any ideas/thoughts would be most welcome as I hadn't given any of this much thought until now........ :D
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Re: Druid/Pagan Blessing ideas for 40th Wedding Annivs.

Postby Aphritha » 04 Apr 2013, 17:07

Maybe a renewing of vows/handfasting ceremony that all can join in? If you're able to get ahold of a natural setting like you want, there should be alot of room for a ritual...



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