At the Witches’ New Year, Circle of Oak, the Pagan affinity group, gathers once more for our closing ritual. In our final ritual, we will hold space for our own transition and the transitions in our church community, honoring people, animals, groups, dreams, and other beloveds that have passed on this year. We gather to mourn, release, and celebrate with the lens that death is just one point in the eternal cycle of birth, death, composting, and new life. What are you mourning? What do you need to release and let compost in order to begin this New Year?

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