May events with Frederick CUUPS: Another month is wrapping up and May Eve is here! The flowers are blooming and the days are growing warmer. It’s the time of the outward spiral, the turn toward community and the company of like minds and hearts. Please join us as we stay connected and come together to honor the Earth, Gods, Ancestors, and Wheel of the Year.
For the duration of Social Distancing due to Coronavirus, all Frederick CUUPS offerings are online! All times listed are in Eastern.
We are using Zoom, a video conferencing platform.
Beltane Ritual ~ Awakening to Spring
Friday, April 30th, 7 PM
As the natural world warms and awakens to the growing sun, so too do our minds and hearts find new energy. In this Beltane ritual, we will honor the theme of awakening and mindful return.
One red, orange, or yellow candle
Small bowl of water
Some mineral or table salt
Ribbon or cord at least one foot long
This ritual will be presented on Zoom. Here is the Zoom link.
Tarot 101: How to Learn Tarot Without Losing Your Mind
Wednesdays at 7 PM
April 14th – May 5th, May 12th – 26th
Join Heather for this FCUUPS workshop series focused on building comfort with reading tarot for yourself! Over the six sessions, you’ll gain a solid foundation for working with tarot as we break down the systems and structures at its core. Whether you’ve just gotten your first deck* or simply want to be less dependent on reaching for the book every time – this series is for you!
*no tarot deck required
**Participants will need a dedicated notebook or other method of recording their thoughts & observations as we work through the deck.
This series will be presented on Zoom. Please email FCUUPS@gmail.com for the Zoom link.
April 14th: Session 1 – Fool Me Once:
Intro, general concepts, and The Fool
April 21st: Session 2 – The Major Keys:
Unlocking the Major Arcana, cards 1-11
May 5th: Session 3 – The Major Keys:
Unlocking the Major Arcana, cards 12 – 21
May 12th: Session 4 – We…Four Kings..what the?!:
Getting comfortable with your Court cards
May 19th: Session 5 – Pip, Pip, Porray!:
Walking though the Minor Arcana
May 26th: Session 6 – Blend, BLEND!:
Putting it all together and how to keep going
Blackfeather Mystery School: Crow Course
The 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 PM
The Blackfeather Mystery School is a full-spectrum training in Empowered Witchcraft developed by mystic witch Irene Glasse and spiritworker Caine Dreamwalker. The 2021 series is the Crow level, an intermediate training. Prerequisites include experience journeying and cultivating spirit allies, a good understanding of the fundamentals of witchcraft, and a willingness to practice class content outside the classroom. Facebook event here with full class schedule. To sign up, please subscribe to the mailing list at this form: http://eepurl.com/gf0etH This training is focused specifically on bridging the space between practitioner and pagan community leader. Content includes sharpening Divination skills, Healing in both Witchcraft and Spiritwork modalities, Pagan Pastoral/Clergy Service, Past Life Reconciliation, Soul Retrieval, Dedicant Work, Psychopomp skill-building and more.
Earth Centered Spirituality Service
Sunday, May 9th, 12 PM
The monthly Earth Service provides an opportunity to focus on the Sixth Source of Unitarian Universalism: “Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.”
Friday, May 14th, 7 PM
Join Strix and members of Frederick CUUPS for a fun, informative workshop on Bioregional Herbalism! In this workshop, we’ll discuss the practice of learning, using, and respecting the plants that grow around us. (Even in your backyard!) We’ll review tips when buying herbs and herbal supplements, how to build a relationship and personal grimoire of plants and discuss the importance of endangered herbs and the steps you can take to ensure the protection of these plants for generations yet to come. A perfect class for those interesting or starting out in the study of herbalism. Facebook event here. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link. Recommended donation for class $10.
Full Moon Divination Circle
Wednesday, May 26th, 7 PM
Join Heather and the Frederick CUUPS Community on Full Moon nights at 7 PM Eastern for a Divination Circle! This facilitated open discussion circle is an opportunity for the FCUUPS community to meet up and exchange ideas and techniques surrounding the different types of divination we all use.
Please email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link.
The May Witching Hour
Friday, May 28th, 7 PM
Join members of the Frederick CUUPS community for an informal hangout and check-in. The Witching Hour is a social time. Everyone should have their favorite beverage at the ready. There are no rules about this beverage. ALL beverages are equally welcome.
This event does not have a structure per se. You are invited to attend as your true self, in the company of other pagans. You may wear a hat, or not. You may paint your face, or not. Do you have a new tattoo? You can show us if you’d like! Did you just get a new item for your altar that is the absolute BEST THING YOU’VE EVER SEEN? Why yes, we would love to see that. Depending on the number of attendees, breakout rooms may be employed. See you there!
Email FCUUPS@gmail.com for the Zoom link.