Calendar of the Sun
17 Thrimilchimonath

Sjofn's Blot

Colors: White and blue
Element: Air
Altar: Upon cloth of white and blue set twelve white candles, one sky-blue candle, a great jug of mead, and a heart-shaped cake. Throughout the next two days, the altar stays the same, and one more candle is lit. On this day, light the blue candle and ten white candles.
Offering: Show affection to someone. Do things correctly.
Daily Meal: Soup or stew. Bread with cheese, meat, or jam.

Invocation to Frigga's Handmaidens

Call: Twelve maidens hold the halls of Asgard!
Response: Twelve virgins hold the pillars of heaven!
Call: Twelve mysteries hold the luck of Asgard!
Response: Twelve virtues hold the Law of heaven!
Call: Twelve words of power resound through Asgard!
Response: Twelve stars light up the dome of heaven!
Call: We call upon the power of Virtue!
Response: We call upon the mysteries of heaven!

Invocation to Sjofn

Hail, Maiden of affection
Who turns the hearts not only of lovers
But of family and friends toward each other!
You who are the comforting embrace,
The hand on the bowed shoulder,
The shoulder to weep on in times of need,
The caring word and the grasp of greeting,
The smile that for that moment is for one alone,
Teach not to forget that affection
Is no mean and petty virtue,
Lest we find our hearts turned to stone
And Love no longer able to enter.

Cloth of honor from the thread of truth
Weave your heart into all you offer

(A libation of mead is poured out for Sjofn, and the jug replaced for the next day's ritual. All should embrace each other wordlessly, and later that day make an effort to say to each other what they appreciate most about each other.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]