Calendar of the Sun
23 Blutmonath

Chiron's Day

Color: Grey
Element: Air
Altar: On a grey cloth set a pile of books, a flute, a pot of salve, and a chalice of Greek wine.
Offerings: Votive candles. Offer to teach or mentor someone.
Daily Meal: Vegetarian

Invocation to Chiron

Tutor of the children of Gods,
Mentor of heroes,
Teacher of legends,
Wild centaur nurtured
By light of Sun and Moon
Into something more than
Mere wildness and savagery.
Someone had to teach them,
These half-powerful youths,
And who better than the one
Who is half sage and half beast?
Wounded by your own student,
Doomed to an immortality
Of pain and suffering,
You cheated your fate
By gifting life on one
Reviled by the powerful
And loved by the weak.
Chiron, Teacher, Wise One,
You who always knew
The right thing to do,
Share with us this certainty
And mentor us in our confusion.

In your hands the flame of learning
In your flesh the fire of burning
In your eyes the force of sorrow
Give us insight for tomorrow.

(Pour out the libation for Chiron, sit around the altar with votive candles, and meditate on doing the just and right thing in every circumstance, no matter how painful.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]