Calendar of the Sun
Altar: Upon a green cloth set growing herbs and flowers in pots, a pitcher of rainwater, small
dishes of late-sowed seeds such as lettuce (as many as there are people), a flower wreath, and a
single green candle.
Offerings: Seeds to be planted in the garden.
Daily Meal: Vegetarian
Media Ver Invocation
Earth, you have awakened to our touch!
The winds have stirred you,
The rain has nourished you,
The sun has opened your eyes.
Your million mouths open
On the unfolded leaves of every tree.
We glory in your abundance,
In the dance of your youth,
And we dance for your brilliant life
And your new season.
Yet now is the time when the real work begins.
If we would keep what we have sown,
We must not stop here,
But we must labor for the sustenance
Of our creation, as it has always been.
For the first growth is a miracle from the Gods,
But the second growth is the miracle unseen,
From the labor of our hands,
Which is also sacred.
Green Man knowing
Path of striving
Way of opening
(Each takes a pot of seeds and goes to the garden, and hoes or otherwise prepares a space for
planting, and then plants their seeds, chanting while doing so. The pitcher of rainwater is
carried out and ritually poured onto the seeds. Weeding should also be done at this time, and the
care for plants that have already broken the surface.)
[Pagan Book of Hours]