Thanksgiving and Water Ceremony – November 25 – 6 p.m.

In two days it will be Thanksgiving. The day after it will be the New Moon and time for the Water Ceremony in Northwest Wisconsin. The last two months in September and October for one reason or another women needed to cancel due to illness, work or travel.

As a council guide, I am recommending that we meet again when it is spring and the rebirth of the world is upon us. In the dark snowy nights of winter I suggest that we keep to the same schedule and each participant do ceremony  at home. This is the time of deer crossings and difficult to drive at night in Northwest Wisconsin. The deer doesn’t realize that a road runs through their country. It becomes dangerous to them and humans to be out in the night.

Grandmother Tonya Whitedeer suggested, “Once a ceremony is set into action….and a person says they will be there….that is like an Oath to the Creator as this is all Sacred … When they call to say they cannot make it….as a Grandmother we must tell them to apologize to the Creator and all the Spirits of the Heavens that they cannot seem to keep their vow to them….for they have put a break in the circle of trust and commitement….I know that it sounds harsh…but after all this is the Truth.”

This is sage advice. Vows should not be taken lightly.

Be happy insectamonarca friends wherever you are.




  1. November 23, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Dear Ones:
    I will be holding a small water blessing this Thanksgiving as we are spending it with Bear Clan Brother and Sister….it truly does not matter how many…it is the entent….and for sure let us honor our commitements as we make them as promises….When the Ancestors are left out of our daily prayers or ceremonies…..they cry with the Angels…..AHO..
    Happy Thanksgiving….I am Thankfull, I am Gratefull, we are blessed, Grandmother Whitedeer

    • November 24, 2011 at 5:41 pm

      Thank you Grandmother Whitedeer. Today is a day of remembering ancestors and Thanksgiving. I give thanks for extended family and friends in Wisconsin now that my own family has walked on in Wisconsin. I am still in love with Creator, creation and the gifts including sweet drinking water from the woods. Today I celebrate water with snow water in ceremony.

      May everyone rejoice that we are all part of the Web of Life and brothers and sisters to all of creation that embraces us. I put out squash for the deer. It is winter squash and quite tasty to them. This weekend will end the hunting season in Wisconsin. The deer that live close by know to hide in the woods this week. I feel certain they will come to feast after this weekend. I rather that they eat squash than my young and tender native shrubs.

      Be happy insectamonarca friends where ever you are.

  2. ennospace said,

    November 25, 2011 at 6:28 am

    Wow, happy thanks giving day!

    • November 25, 2011 at 2:43 pm

      Thank you ennospace. Today is the New Moon. We send you greetings to remember water today. The body that gives life to all species. Happy holidays!

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