A weekend virtual event preparing for and observing the Cycles of the Sun through anthropological + astrological exploration, followed by deep guided sound meditation
What you’ll receive from this experience:
Discover the astrological significance of the solctice and Gregorian New Year. Explore the collective and individual cycles of time through a planetary perspective.
Explore the anthropology of what our ancestors have done in the past to mark the cycle and rebirth of the sun.
We will go over different celebrations throughout the world and cleanses to invoke and invite a ritual of a new beginning into our life.
Experience a deep ancestral meditation to activate what is being called this upcoming year.
An anthropological + astrological material share for the preparation of the Gregorian New Year. Our talk consists of an anthropological exploration of time, sacred solstices, and rituals found cross culturally to initiate, bless, and cleanse.
This is followed by an astrological component diving into the significance of the solstice and zodiac sign that correlates with the calendar new year, as well as a planetary perspective on our collective and individual cycles of timing.
Follow the material share with a guided meditation to prepare for the energy of the Winter Solstice. You will also have access to our community chat. We will keep integrating the power of the solstice, the material, our new relationships with solar energy, and these cycles of time.
Meet your Guides,
Samantha & Mariana
Mariana and Samantha met on the sacred shores of Lake Atitlán where they had the privilege to study together under Tata Izaias and Nana Izabel of LavaLove Cacao and receive their teachings on the Mayan Cosmovision and sacred art and ritual of Cacao Ceremony. With a humbled heart, we welcome you to join us on this magical journey in exploring and honoring the solar cycles in conjunction to our own.
Samantha Melitta is passionate about the power of storytelling and intentional gathering to inspire personal growth and collective progress. She weaves her love and practice of theatre, astrology, and ceremony into her personal and group offerings as a multi-disciplinary guide and facilitator. Her journey started with offering bi-monthly moon circles as well as astrology and tarot readings for one on one clients, parties, corporate functions, and entertainment industry folk for almost a decade in Los Angeles.
She has been on the road this past year hosting workshops and sessions for retreats and community spaces in Costa Rica, Lake Atitlan, and Portland, OR. Her mission is to empower your unique journey, affirm your own intuitive nature, and help you bring your best self forward to the community and the earth.
Mariana Bandera Marin carries with her a deep curiosity about what makes us human on earth and has an affinity to ceremonies around the world that help preserve wisdom and remembrance. She is an anthropologist and archaeologist who has worked in California, Mexico, Menorca, Texas, and New York, protecting the sacred lands of the people who have guarded them for millennia. Mariana practices the traditional healing arts of curanderismo, from the lineage of piez descalsos, and under the guidance of Tata Izaias and Nana Isabel, she offers Cacao ceremonies and life story interviews for those who want to share their wisdom and heart with their family and loved ones as a form of Right of Passage.