The Balance We Seek

A crescent moon in the dark silhouette of evergreen trees, against a deep blue night sky

The hours of day and night are in balance.
In honor of Earth-centered traditions that celebrate this time of year,
we observe that the flaming chalice holds the elements of the four directions:
Earth, air, fire, water.
The lamp oil for earth
The air that feeds the flame
The fire we light
And the chalice itself, the cup, the symbol of water
We light our chalice and reflect on the balance we seek in our lives;
the balance we seek in our hearts;
the balance we seek in our world.