Author Archives: Zita

About Zita

Zita brings “Happily Ever After” to life. She is a wedding officiant, ordained interfaith minister, a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant®, playwright and multipublished romance novelist. Through Moon River Rituals, Zita creates customized ceremonies for individuals, couples, families, and communities in CT, RI, MA, and NY. She is a proud supporter of marriage equality. To see her handfasting cords, visit www.etsy.com/shop/MoonRiverRituals and www.Facebook.com/MoonRiverRituals. Zita also hosts and produces three television shows: Weddings with Zita, Page 1 and Full Bloom. Watch them on YouTube.com/ZitaTVNetwork. For information about Zita's writing, visit www.ZitaChristian.com, Yes, she wears many hats

Episode 54: Self-Care Rituals When Your Spouse Has Dementia

Today is September 22, the Autumn Equinox. Yesterday was World Alzheimer’s Day. As we go deeper into the dark half of the year, I’m going deeper into the rituals I want to share with you. This episode isn’t easy for … Continue reading

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Episode 53: YOUR HEROIC DESTINY? A Revised Folktale about Fatima the Spinner

The days grow shorter. Have you noticed the shadows? We’re midway through the dark half of the year. To survive the coming winter, we need stories of heroes. The story we need the most is about you. What happens to … Continue reading

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EPISODE 52 – THE WEDDING CEREMONY ARCH: A Modern Symbol with Ancient Meaning

What does a wedding arch have to do with a king’s scepter, a flag planted on the moon, and a Thomas Kincaid painting? Weddings are filled with symbolism. One that has been lost over the years is the original meaning … Continue reading

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Episode 51- Yemaya, the Yoruba Orisha “Mother of All” – Part 2 of Seashells and Ocean Goddesses

Science shows that all human life began in Africa. So it’s no surprise that on the west coast of Nigeria we find the orisha Yemaya, Goddess of the Seven Seas, known as the “Mother of All.”  Yemaya is often shown … Continue reading

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Episode 50:  Sedna, a Ritual for the Goddess of the Arctic Ocean / Part 1-Seashells & Ocean Goddesses

Have you ever held a shell to your ear and listened to the sound of the ocean? You can dismiss the experience as the simple and scientific vibration of blood to bone. Or you can interpret the sound as ancestral. … Continue reading

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Episode 49: The Language of Shells ~ A Beach Wedding Ritual

  Mother Nature always leaves messages for us. Unfortunately, we don’t always know how to read them. What messages can you find in seashells? The answers are fascinating. The answers are important if you’re having a beach wedding!   Couples … Continue reading

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Episode 48 – Renewing Your Wedding Vows

Would you marry him again? Renewing your wedding vows can be a powerful ceremony. You’ll remember the happiest times of your marriage. You’ll remember the most painful times, too.     In the beginning, you date someone you can talk to … Continue reading

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Episode 47: The 7 Hills of Rome ~ A gifting ritual for weddings and living a magical life

Did you fall in love in Paris? Or Podunk?  How can a big city or a small town inspire a wedding ritual? What else can you do with this gifting ritual?    The ancient city of Rome was built on … Continue reading

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Is Your Child Leaving Home?

As loving parents, we do things to show our children that there’s no place like home. They still grow up and leave. For the child, that milestone opens the door to freedom. For the parent, that milestone empties the nest. … Continue reading

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Episode 45 – Hawk & Falcon Medicine for the Spirit

  Does the story of the noble hero on a quest to find the feminine grail stir something inside you? If so, the hawk calls you. Does it cry “Beware!” or “Be aware”?    Are you drawn to the Egyptian falcon-headed … Continue reading

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