Calendar of the Sun
Color: White and grey
Altar: Set out a cloth of white and grey, a vase of bare branches, a single grey candle, a pitcher
of melted snow or rainwater, pots of earth, and seeds to be sown and nurtured in the greenhouse.
Offering: Seeds, preferably saved from the year before.
Daily Meal: Vegetarian.
Media Hiems Invocation
Earth that lies asleep
Waiting for the touch of the Sun
To grow in strength and light
And awaken thee to life,
We warm thee with our breath,
We prepare thee with our hands,
We plant thee with our hopes,
We await thy awakening
With faith in the coming of Spring.
Breath warms thee
Hands prepare thee
Hope sows thee
Sun awaken thee.
(All take seeds and plant them in the pots of earth, water them, and breathe onto them,
visualizing the seeds awakening and growing. The remainder of the water is poured out as a
libation to the Earth. The pots are then taken to the greenhouse in procession to be nurtured
until planting time.)
[Pagan Book of Hours]