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Sacred Sister Circling

sacred sister circles, Moon Circles, Socials, & cacao ceremonies

For women who crave sisterhood... and space to be who they truly are.

Come gather in circle, where soul-nourishing community and sacred sisterhood are fostered, where women connect, feel validated, and know that they truly belong just as they are.

Explore:     Full Moon Circles    |    New Moon Circles    |    Virtual Circles    |    Cacao Ceremonies

Come Close, Sister

Come close, sister.
Come join us around this sacred fire.
Let’s sit in ceremony, together.
Rise, sister.
Let’s rise together

Sister, it’s your time to be seen, be heard.
To share with silence.
To share with words.
As you’re held in deep space.
In the womb of our gathered sisterhood.

Sister, it’s safe to…
Fall apart.
Rise up.
Cry, wail.
Sing, rejoice.
Be silent, be loud.
Be you.
Without apology.

Sister, see how our fire dances.
Coals shape-shift.
Souls connect.
Ritual happens.
We release shit.
Our shit, their shit.

Sister, witness our souls awakening.
Our hearts cracking open.
Our light illuminating the darkness.
Our vulnerability emerging.
Our callings becoming clearer.
Our ripple effect…

Sister, will you shine your light, your love?
To heal our hearts.
To inspire sisters who couldn’t join us.
To honor the young girls we once were and the wise women we’re becoming.
As we hold sacred space for each other, in circle.

Here's what to expect...

Most sacred sister circles follow this general format: (1) A brief centering or grounding exercise/meditation, (2) A collective review of our sacred circling agreements, (3) A reading or reflection or journeying, followed by a prompt, (4) The opening of our sacred circle, (5) Sharing, (6) The closing of our circle, (7) A releasing or intention-setting ritual accompanied by a sacred song or chant, (8) An opportunity to mingle and connect.

Each sister will receive equal time to share either with words or silence as we all hold sacred space for her. This means that we won’t offer her advice, condolences, or even encouragement. Instead, we offer her a far more potent and beautiful gift – our focused presence. In this way she is truly seen, heard, and witnessed at a soul level. In-person circles will gather around a fire if outside and candles if inside.

empowered sisterhood

FULL Moon Circles

Free, in person

I host these circles on the day closest to the full moon when my house is empty. Weather-permitting – dry and 45+ degrees – we’ll gather around my fire pit from 7:15-9pm. Otherwise, we’ll gather in my living room. IMPORTANT: please arrive between 7-7:15pm!

Anyone who identifies as a woman is welcome, including our trans sisters. Note that I’ll post general updates here, on The Sisterhood Project (Chicago)’s Facebook community page, and via this group’s email list. Weather-related updates will be posted on FB.

In-person moon circling logistics:

Message me to get the location of our circle

I don’t publish my address online, and locations may change. You can email me at [email protected], or DM me on Facebook or Instagram.

You must arrive between not come late

This is important! Our circles are sacred containers that open and close with intention, and arriving late is very disruptive to the circle’s energy.

Abide By These Important Guidelines

Do: turn off your phone during our circle.

Don’t: bring children or men, arrive intoxicated, or share my home address.

NEW Moon Circles

Paid, In-Person

I host these circles on or around the evening of the new moon when my house is empty. This circle offers our Chicago sisterhood an opportunity to connect in sacred space and ritual. Each Sacred Sister New Moon Circle will include an intention-setting ritual and a guide with reflection prompts and more, which I’ll provide participants about a week prior to our circle.

These circles meet from 7:15 – 9pm Chicago time and will be held around my fire pit (weather-permitting). Please note that these are paid circles, and you must register in advance. Thanks!

How to prepare for in-person & virtual circles:

In-Person (Chicago)

Bring a lawn chair for outdoor circles (lmk if you don’t have one)  |  arrive early or on time  |  turn off your phone  |  plan to remain present for the entire duration of the circle  |  leave children at home (we’ll be having adult conversations)  |  remain sober

Virtual (Zoom)

Have a candle & “talking piece” nearby (to hold while you share)  |  have a comfortable seat  |  arrive early or on time  |  keep your camera on  |  blur your background if it’s distracting  |  plan to remain present for the entire duration of the circle

Virtual Circles

Paid, via Zoom

Virtual circles are a new addition to the lineup, and I’m still working through whether I’ll hold them on a regular cadence…I’m thinking either every first or third Saturday of the month and probably late mornings CST.

These circles are great if you can’t make the live circles, prefer Zoom, or want a shorter time commitment.

Please note that these are paid circles, and you must register in advance. Thanks!

Client Love

You'll be a good fit for our circles if...

You're open to new experiences

Holding space and sacred circling may be unfamiliar to you, but you’re curious about and open to experiencing both.

You respect other's spiritual beliefs

You welcome without condition those who hold different spiritual or religious beliefs than you do.

You crave an inclusive sisterhood

These circle are open to anyone who identifies as a woman and adheres to our sacred circling agreements.

Sacred Sister Circles

In 1999-2001, I sat in the sacredest of circles.
In sacred Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota pipe ceremonies and sweat lodges.
In a sacred Diné sweat lodge…my first sister circle, held by a Diné grandmother, for her ‘supporter’ daughters and granddaughters.
And with my sisters around candlelight, on the full moon.

In 2004 – 2011, I sat in circle again, often twice-weekly.
Spiritual healing circles, recovery circles.

In 2021, I sat in circle again.
Initiated into sacred ceremony with Mama Cacao.
Honoring her and the elders who initiated my own teachers with her sacred plant medicine.

In 2022, I sat in circle again.
A sacred sister full moon circle, around my fire pit.
Sisters I’d just met gathered round, voicing their hunger for sacred connection.
Now many moons later, this sacred tradition continues…

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