Today is the first day of the Lucienne Triskaideka of Guiding Star, and the beginning of the festival of Startide.
The Lady of Light Chantry begins the festival celebrations by lighting the 1st candle on the Sun Wheel. Each candle represents a Season of the Solar Year [The order of the Seasons is according to the Ostara/Easter “New Year” Cycle].
The 1st candle lit is the Blue Candle of Peace, for the 1st Season of Spring, the Element of Water, and the direction East.
The Seasonal Symbol is the Dove of Peace (Dove of Motherhood).
May the Peace of Our Mother Dea be with you!