Sister Circle Ceremony
Reading tarot at functions, girls weekends and hens nights allows me to work with a large number of amazing women. One of the downsides, however, is only having a small amount of time with people, which can limit the scope for healing, transformation and deep connection.
Having been involved with a number of Sacred Women’s Circle I have come to realise the power of adopting the rites of passage model that traditional cultures have drawn on for centuries. Traditionally, this pre-marriage ritual has been viewed as an integral step in the maiden-to-mother cycle of maturation.
Creating a sacred space of sisterhood is a far more life-affirming way to celebrate the initiation from single lady to married woman than the dispiriting ritual of drinking-till-you-drop while ogling a stripper.
Honouring the sacred feminine in a bride-to-be helps her clarify the impending journey, farewell the single life and its lessons, strengthens the bond of a bride-to-be’s support network and assists a safe passage toward a more meaningful and uplifting wedding ceremony.
Marking New Beginnings
One of the most critical stages in our development is separating ourselves from the dependence and security of our parents’. Clarissa Pinkola Estes asserted that “A healthy woman is much like a wolf: robust, chock-full, strong life force, life-giving, territorially aware, inventive, loyal and roving.” In the wild, lone wolves don’t tend to fare so well away from their pack. Hence the need to help a bride-to-be transition from parental dependence and independence toward the counter-dependency of a healthy relationship rather than the prevailing alternative of codependence.
Poet Kahlil Gibran once admonished couples to, “Stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.”
Having moved away from the support that tribal cultures offered to individuals, couples are now carrying the unendurable weight of expectation to be one another’s everything. By revisiting the ancient idea of forming a support circle for new brides, a bride-to-be experiences and understands the need for valuable space from their beloved, while enlisting the wisdom and care of their soul sisters.
Together we will craft a customised Sister Circle Ceremony that honours your unique heritage and values.
In a warm, intimate and safe environment we will:
- Learn the power of the Wild Woman Archetype
- Explore how to fine-tune our intuition
- Experience the power of a nurturing women’s circle
- Honour the bride-to-be and participate in rituals to mark this important rite of passage