CIRCLES IN GENERAL
Why Have One - A circle provides a natural way for women to gather and create a safe place where family and friends can congregate for ceremony, tradition, confidences and support. From ancient to modern times circles has been used by people to respond to the needs of their community.
What it takes - Purpose and Intention - Members have to want to connect in a meaningful way and create a community where all members are part of the circle. A commitment to making the circle a priority is necessary in order for it to work.
What it does - The circle reminds you of your sacred path by bringing the sacred into everyday life through ritual and ceremony. As a circle collects its unique tools and special objects a sense of ritual and familiarity is developed.
What it can be used for - Life passages - births, marriages, deaths, accomplishments. Natural times such as new and full moons, solstices, holidays.
Why it is Universal - Circles cross all religions and belief systems. Because it is flexible, (there is no right or wrong way), the circle can be simple, such as lighting a single candle or can get as complex as you like. It is very flexible and adapts easily to any occasion.