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Fortunalia! – an event to celebrate luck, prosperity, and plenty

ALL are welcome! - ritual, games of chance, prizes cocktails, conversation, live DJ, tarot card readings, costumes, magic

facilitated by Bull Moon Hearth
sponsored by the Triangle Area Pagan Alliance

Saturday, June 23
Arcana, Durham
Arcana's doors open at 5pm
introductions at 6pm, ritual and games of chance following
9pm - super special guest DJ Emmett Davenport! join us for conversation and cocktails
Arcana, Durham

In the brightest days of summer, with the promise of abundance around us, we look forward to all the good things Fortune can bring. Come celebrate with ritual, games of chance, and some good-luck magic on the festival of Fors Fortuna - she who brings luck, prosperity and plenty!

Sponsored by the Triangle Area Pagan Alliance, Bull Moon Hearth presents their annual Fortunalia, designed to honor Fors Fortuna (“She Who Brings”) for her traditional festival. We’ll make offerings to Fortuna and other patrons of good luck, then ask their blessings on us. In keeping with traditional festivities, we’ll also have games of chance - with the opportunity to win prizes! We’ll wrap up our work with knot magic designed to bind up some of our good luck and carry it home, to be released throughout the year, whenever we need it most. Then, we celebrate!

We’ll gather at 6pm for greetings, a pre-ritual briefing, and a discussion of Fortuna. Ritual and games of chance following. After the festivities, join us for conversation, cocktails, and music from a live DJ.

Presented in a style of Roman polytheism, the ritual is based in the tradition of ADF Druidry. However, it’s intended for people of all traditions and paths, and all are welcome. The ritual will include opportunities for participants to make offerings to other supportive Ancestors, Spirits, or Deities if they choose, as well as a chance to make their own, personal offerings to Fortuna. Some offerings will be provided, or participants can bring their own. 

It’s Fortunalia, so indulge in the festivities! This is your chance to dress up in your favorite Roman-inspired garb and attire – bring out your laurels and your glitter and your gold, your costumes that make you think of solar flares and Roman Bacchanals, or majestic robes and headpieces. (That is to say, costumes/garb encouraged but not at all required.)

$5-$10 suggested donation. Tokens will be provided for the games of chance, but please bring cash to purchase additional tokens. If you would like to donate to TAPA or sponsor this event, thank you so much for your support and please message us so we can coordinate with you. Also, tip your bartenders generously. Arcana has taken good care of us for many years and we love them.

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Bull Moon Hearth

Triangle Area Pagan Alliance