Celebrating Winter-Star-Tide Lighting the Sun Wheel & Ringing the Silver Branch

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ArchMatrona Georgia

Dear Readers,

The Lady of Light Chantry Celebrates the Winter-Star-Tide (Season) with the “Lighting” of the Sun Wheel and the “Ringing” of the Silver Branch.

The Sun Wheel is similar to a “five candle” Advent Wreath, (with four candles at the four cardinal points and one candle in the one centre point). The Five Candles on the Sun Wheel are Symbolic of 1) the Four High-points or Mid-Seasons (which occur at the Equinoxes and Solstices of the Four Regular Seasons) and 2) the whole of the Fifth Liminal Season, (which falls between the Beginning of Spring at the Winter/Spring Cross Quarter, and the middle of Spring at the Spring Equinox) of the Solar Year.

The Silver Branch (or Silver Bough) is a magical (musical) tool (instrument) made of wood.  The branch  (bough) may be left its natural colour, or, it may be painted silver.  The branch is then decorated with silver “jingle” bells (or other silver bells). The LLC version adds colourful ribbons [like the bells and ribbons attached to a wedding wand]. The purpose of a Silver Branch is to ease the traveller’s passage between worlds.  The following two articles give further detail explanations regarding the nature of a Silver Branch



See photo and information about The Silver Branch towards the end of the article.

Both the LLC Sun Wheel and the LLC Silver Branch are Deanic adaptations of Norse and Celtic Traditions.


The Lady of Light Chantry – Lucienne Deanic Tradition

Celebrating the Winter-Star-Tide (Season)

Lighting the Sun Wheel & Ringing the Silver Branch

Day #1

Vision-day…River Journey 28 [November 27], 2016 CE

SUN WHEEL…1st Candle Blue…Spring-East-Water…Dove of Peace

SILVER BRANCH…1st Silver Bell tied with Green Ribbon…Kyria Tethys…Lady Grace

Day #8

Vision-day…Winter Star 07 [December 04], 2016 CE

SUN WHEEL…2nd Candle Red…Summer-South-Fire..Rose of Joy

SILVER BRANCH…2nd Silver Bell tied with Red Ribbon…Kyria Nike…Lady Victory


Vision-day…Winter Star 14 [December 11], 2016 CE

SUN WHEEL…3rd Candle Green…Autumn-West-Earth…Apple of Faith

SILVER BRANCH…3rd Silver Bell tied with Blue Ribbon…Kyria Themis…Lady Justice


Clarity-day…Winter Star 15 [December 12], 2016 CE

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe…Divine Visitation-Vision to a Native North-American, of Our Solar Mother God…bringing Hope in a time of (Dark) Dispair.


Victory-day…Winter Star 16 [December 13], 2016 CE

Feast of Sankta Lucia…”Holy Light”…Queen of Lights…Divine Visitation-Vision to Northern Europeans of a Holy Lady wearing a Crown of Lights and bringing Hope in a time of (Dark) Dispair.

“Star Moon”…Full Moon of the LLC Triskaideka of Winter Star


Vision-day…Winter Star 21 [December 18], 2016 CE

SUN WHEEL…4th Candle Yellow…Winter-North-Air…Star of Hope

SILVER BRANCH…4th Silver Bell tied with Yellow Ribbon…Kyria Metis…Lady Wisdom


Victory-day…Winter Star 23 [December 20], 2016 CE

Mid-Winter’s Eve, Grian-Star Fairy’s Eve…Modraniht “Mothers’ Night”…Feast of STARFAIRY Eve

The “Long Watch”

The “Longest Night” = Mid-Winter Solstice Eve


Wisdom-day…Winter Star 24 [December 21], 2016 CE

Mid-Winter’s Day, Grian-Star Fairy’s Day…Modratag “Mothers’ Day…Feast of STARFAIRY Day

The “Sun Stand’s Still”

The “Shortest Day” = Mid-Winter Solstice Day


Patience-day…Winter Star 27 [December 24], 2016 CE

Divine Lady Wisdom’s Eve …”North” Star of Hope Eve

SUN WHEEL…5th Candle Violet……Quintessence-Center-Spirit…Song of Love

SILVER BRANCH…5th Silver Bell tied with Orange Ribbon…Kyria Thea…Lady Vision

SILVER BRANCH…6th Silver Bell tied with Violet Ribbon…Kyria Phoebe…Lady Clarity

SILVER BRANCH…7th Silver Bell tied with Indigo Ribbon…Kyria Rhea…Lady Patience


Vision-day…Winter Star 28 [December 25], 2016 CE

Divine Lady Wisdom’s Day…”North” STAR OF HOPE Day…Feast of WISDOM

The “Sun Moves Again”

The “Days begin to Lengthen” = Dream of Spring


Please note that the Lucienne Tradition uses the Ostara Cycle in the lighting of the Sunwheel while the Janite Tradition uses the Divine Life Cycle, but the basic meaning is the same.


A’Ghrian – song to the Sun from the Isle of Barra discovered by ArchMatrona Georgia

A’Ghrian – song to the Sun
from the Isle of Barra
discovered by ArchMatrona Georgia


Hebrides sunset on isle of barra

Hebrides sunset on Isle of Barra

From John MacNeill, cottar, Buaile nam Bodach, Barra

Song to the Sun

Hail to thee,
thou sun of the seasons
as thou traversest
the skies aloft.

Thy steps are strong on
the wing of the heavens,
thou art the glorious
mother of the stars.

Thou liest down in
the destructive ocean
without impairment or fear.

Thou risest up on
the peaceful wave-crest
like a queenly maiden
in bloom.

Song 316, Carmichael, Carmina Gadelica, 1992, p292 (English only); Carmichael, Carmina Gadelica Volume III, 1941, pp310-311.

“A Ghrian”
(To the Sun)
from the Isle of Barra

A’ GHRIAN [317]

O Iain Mac Nill, coitear, Buaile nam Bodach, Barraidh

ÀILTE ort fein, a ghrian nan tràth,
‘S tu siubhal ard nan speur ;

Do cheumaibh treun air sgeith nan ard,
‘S tu màthair àigh nan reul.

Thu laighe sios an cuan na dith

Gun diobhail is gun sgàth ;
Thu ‘g eirigh suas air stuagh na sith,

Mar rioghainn òg fo bhlàth.

A’Ghrian, Hymn to The Sun

A’Ghrian, Hymn to The Sun videos discovered by ArchMatrona (Bishop) Georgia


Sunna or Sól. Norse goddess of the sun

A’ Ghrian
The Sun
Verse One:

Fàilte ort féin, a ghrian nan tràth,
I welcome you, sun of the seasons,

‘S tu siubhail ard nan speur;
As you travel the skies aloft;

Do cheumaibh treun air sgéith nan ard,
Your steps are strong on the wing of the heavens,

‘S tu màthair àigh nan reul.
You are the glorious mother of the stars.
Verse Two:

Thu laighe sìos an cuan na dìth
You descend into the deadly sea

Gun dìobhail is gun sgàth,
Without distress and without fear;

Thu ‘g éirigh suas air stuagh na sìth,
You rise up on the wave of peace,

Mar rìoghain òg fo bhlàth.
Like a youthful Queen in bloom.

This is a separate sunset prayer:

Ha-misham doh oss-narah.. na-cuir chia mo-ornah…
I am in hope in its proper time that the gracious One

As rom sa-a-ah, so-lar-s, nuhn-gra-as, Marra-husa, ca-ah-ma, gala noc
will not put out for me the light of grace even as thou dost leave me this night


Song 316, Carmichael, Carmina Gadelica, 1992, p292 (English only); Carmichael, Carmina Gadelica Volume III, 1941, pp310-311.
Lyrics 1


Lyrics 2


Video 1

Video 2

Deanic Matronite Spirituality – Titles of Dea

Deanic Matronite Spirituality – Titles of Dea

Hello Folks,
I am sharing ArchMatrona Georgia’s letter and document.
I am probably not the only one to agree with her on this matter.
It is the reason, that I have avoided reading Greek myths.
Sophia Ruth


After reading through many Patriarchal legends about the gods and goddesses of various cultures, I got really tired of the character and the deeds of the divine being portrayed as less than all powerful (vulnerable to harm), limited in knowledge (capable of being deceived or seduced) less than virtuous (capable of tricking others or acting dishonourably) and having been created from a strange assortment of original causes (mostly impersonal). So, I decided to write out a Matriarchal list of the titles of Dea emphasizing Her Sovereignty, Her Virtue and Her Motherhood.


ArchMatrona Georgia

The Elegant Lady Feminine Seminary (The E L F S)
(ArchMatrona Georgia – Celtic/Norse Deanic Faith)
Ladies ONLY – Respect her soul path, no discussion.



Deanic Matronite Spirituality – Titles of Dea

I: Queen of Heaven (the Cosmea)

Annual, Cosmos Bipinnatus, Summer Colour, Versailles

Annual, Cosmos Bipinnatus, Summer Colour, Versailles

The cosmea (Cosmos bipinnatus) is an annual plant from the sunflower family (Asteraceae). https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmea
Cosmea or Cosmos; flower meaning ‘peaceful’

The name “cosmea” is derived from the word “cosmos” meaning “peaceful-harmonious-orderly”. Dea is the Generatrix of Peace-Harmony-Order. [Dea is the Power which dispells War-Conflict-Confusion]. Dea is symbolically described as the Supernal Sun and “the cosmea”, a sunflower, is aptly named in Her honour.

An annual plant completes its life cycle from germination to seed within one year. Examples are spring wheat and hemp . The plant dies off after the seed set, such as in spring wheat or die at the end of the year. Annuals are among the monocarpic ic plants.

Sunflowers – Daisy Family https://translate.google.com/translate?

Dea is Sovereign [Free-Peaceful]: Freedom (Liberty) and Calm (Tranquility)

Her Authority and Her Powers are Supreme and Self-determined.
She is the Source and Origin of All Government and All Influence.
Her Position is Self-generated and Self-sustained.
Nothing about Her is defined by, derived from, or dependent upon, a relation to, any male gods: father, uncle, consort, husband, brother, or son.
Her Powers are All-knowing, All-controlling and Ever-present.
No one and nothing can be hidden from Her, deceive Her, thwart Her will, be lost by Her, be taken from Her, or be separated from Her presence.
Her Rule is Liberating and Calming.
She frees from Bondage and Anxiety

II: Guardian of Virtue (the Good)

Dea is Virtuous [Good-Honorable]:
Eternal Life (the River & the Tree), Eternal Light (the Lamp & the Word), Eternal Love (the Well & the Flower)

All of the Virtues (Goodness-Righteousness) are derived from Her Character.
All of the Vices (Evil-Wickedness) are in opposition to Her Character.
She is in charge of both Life and Death.
Life always triumphs over Death.
She is in control of both Light and Darkness.
Light always wins over Darkness.
She is in command of both Love and Hate.
Love always vanquishes Hate.

III: Mother of All (the Creatrix)

creātrix f ‎(genitive creātrīcis); third declension 1. A female who brings forth or produces; a mother. 2. A female founder, authoress, creatrix.  https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/creatrix

Dea is the Ancestor (the Matriarch): Parent (the Matrix of All Genders)

1. matrix an enclosure within which something originates or develops (from the Latin for womb)

She is the Founding Mother of all Families
All Life Forms: Divine, Angelic, Nature Spirit, Human, Animal, Plant, or Other, are generated by (emanated from) Her Person.