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.
Forum rules
If you find a topic of interest and want to continue the discussion then start a new topic under The Hearthfire with a similar name and add a link back to the topic you want to continue.
To copy a link just copy the url on the top left of your browser and then put in your post, highlight it and press the url button.
User avatar
Crystal Dragon
OBOD Druid
Posts: 1469
Joined: 04 May 2006, 08:57
Gender: Female
Location: Cornwall, UK

Druid/Pagan Blessing ideas for 40th Wedding Annivs.

Post by 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
Love & Blessings,

When the Power of Love over comes the Love of Power, the world will know peace. (Jimi Hendrix)

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened
Anatole France (1844-1924)

Try to remember to be more Cat like... meditate regularly, be boundless and
purr a healing vibration!

User avatar
Posts: 1467
Joined: 20 Jun 2012, 00:34
Gender: Female

Re: Druid/Pagan Blessing ideas for 40th Wedding Annivs.

Post by 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...


Return to “Rites of Passage”