This is the PaganFM! almanac for the week of November 23, 2008.




Today is the 23rd of November, 2008. Itís the 328th day of the year.

The 4th quarter moon is currently in Libra.


Itís the birthday of Mallory Jean Hebert who has the distinction of being unconditionally loved.


Itís also the birthday of Lady Tamara Von Forslun, who founded the Church of Wicca in Australia.


On Monday, the moon if void of course at 12:45 pm and enters Scorpio at 12:54 pm.


Tuesday marks the beginning of the Celtic tree month of Elder. John Dee notes in his diary on November 25, 1595, the news of Edward Kelleyís death. Kelley was a convicted criminal and possibly the archetype for the charlatan alchemist. He claimed to see spirits dancing on crystal balls and to know the secret for transmuting base metals into gold.


On Wednesday, the 26th, the moon will be void at 7:32 am.


Thursday is Thanksgiving day in the United States. The Moon enters Sagittarius at 12:14 am, and becomes New at 11:54 am.


On Friday, the 28th, the moon is void at 7:53 pm and enters Capricorn at 12:48 pm on Saturday, the 29th.


Upcoming events include:


Ongoing, weekly:

Prayer Requests

Every Sunday
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Your own home
Notes: Please answer this request post stating your reason for healing energy and/or prayers sent your way. Prayer requests can be asked for other than healing and for other than yourself.
A white candle will be lit for you on Sunday unless you request another color to be used. This is a group event so the more people involved the better. Feel free to join sending out energy. Always keep in mind that requests are always done for the highest good of all concerned. This may mean the outcome may be different than we hope for. The spiritual healing work we do is designed to work in harmony with other treatment modalities, not as a subsitute.

Repeating event:
2nd Saturday of each month
New Hampshire Seacoast Pagans have their monthly meeting at Karnan House in Portsmouth, from 2:00 to 6:00.
This is an informal gathering for Pagans. Most of us are from the Portsmouth Seacoast area, but all are welcome. We provide free coffee and tea, and usually somebody will bring some food. Thereís no agenda Ė just hanging out, networking and good conversation.
For more information about this event, visit:

If you're in the Dover area later today, don't miss the chance to meet Dee, Trans-Sister DJ, and host of PaganFM! at the Dover Mill Arts Collaborative's first annual art show, at One Washington Center in Downtown Dover. This event runs from 9am to 5 pm.

The Moon Pool Coven also has an event today, the 23rd.

Everything has certain elemental qualities, which are called
Correspondences. Just as we are all born under a certain sign of the
zodiac, and just as our gender, race, nationality, and individual up
bringing influence our characters and personal qualities, so
correspondences influence the different elements and tools we might use to
perform magick.
Carefully choosing elements with the right correspondences
can help to insure the success of your magickal endeavors.

Join members and friends of the MoonPool Coven for our Bi-Monthly
Celebration and Discussion group. This is a wonderfully enriching,
educational and fun circle. Learn about different ways of celebrating the
turns of the Wheel of the Year, meet new people and learn to share
personal experiences, stories, laughter and joy in the spirit of the

All events are at the UU Church, 15 Kenoza Avenue, Haverhill Ma 01830.
Please see our website, for directions and

Free-will donations and non-perishable food items for the Church are
appreciated as are appropriate snacks to share with the group.

MotherRoots Healing Center presents...

Red Tent Temple

When: Nov. 30th. 2008
Where: Newmarket, New Hampshire

Welcome All Women!

Event Details: Red Tent Temple

Beginning this month when the darkest and coldest time of the year embraces us, Mother Rooots will be hosting a monthly non-denominational Red Tent Temple for women of all ages! Come and warm your body, rest your soul and uplift your spirit in sacred, women's space! Inspired by Anita Diamant's novel, The Red Tent, women everywhere are raising their own Red Tent Temples on or around the new moon, all over the country every month to honor the natural rhythms and cycles of women. This is a collaborative experience. We will need women to step forward to help priestess this event by bringing soup, herbal teas, offering healing work, helping to set up the space, etc. and we call on all women who are craving time to rest, heal, do some divination, or simply, BE ~ without any agenda at all ~ in the sacred women's space of the Red Tent Temple. Bring your journals, your knitting, or your favorite book. Come to rest, to nap, to dance, to sing, to heal, to renew. Wear a little red! Please bring your own mugs, bowl and spoon.

There is a $5 - 10 donation to help cover costs. The first Red Tent Temple will be on Sunday, November 30 from 3 - 8pm. A formal circle will be held from 5-7. (Set-up volunteers please arrive earlier - call to let them know if you can help out and in which way you would like to do so.)

Young, newly bleeding women are especially welcome, along with the women-elders in our community!

Event Location: 501 Kent Place Commons - North Entrance in Newmarket
Event TIME Details: 3 - 8 pm

For more information, visit


Saturday December 13th, 2-3:30 PM

Ellen Evert Hopman, who wrote "Priestess of the Forest" and "A Druid's Herbal of Sacred Tree Medicine", and who has been a guest here at PaganFM announces the following workshop.

Two Seasons, Three Worlds, Four Treasures, Five Directions: The
Pillars of Druidism.

An exploration of the basic cosmology of the ancient Celts and the most
important symbols of Celtic and Druidic sacred mythology.
Why are certain
objects sacred to Pagan tradition such as the cauldron, sword, spear and
stone? Learn the Druidic origins of these ritual items and the basic
structure of Celtic ceremony.

Inspirit Common
123 Russell Street
Hadley, MA 01035

p/f 413.585.1169

Dessert & Divination, a fund raiser for Southern New Hampshire Pagan Pride

Dec. 13th. 2008, in Manchester, New Hampshire

Join us for a day of fun, socializing and readings!

Potluck snacks will be provided!!

All readings are $10, with many forms of divination available including: runes, tarot and oracle cards

We will also be offering energy work with Reiki and Massage!!

This event is at 669 Union St. in Manchester, the Unitarian Universalist church, from 10am - 4pm



Sunday, December 21, we'll celebrate Yule, or the Winter Solstice. In honor of that day, we'll celebrate the solstice, here at PaganFM! You're invited to attend a solstice ritual right here at the station. We'll have the ritual, then cakes and ale (non-alcoholic), fellowship, and then start the radio program as usual, at midnight. Consider joining us, and send us an email at so that we can know how many people to expect and plan accordingly.

© 2008, Deirdre Hebert