GrannyMoon*s Morning Feast
28 Feb 2013
Each And Every Day A Feast Day!
Lunabar Moon Almanack for Thursday, February 28, 2013
Waning, Gibbous Moon Age: 18 ½ days.
Moon in Via Combusta.
Moon in 20th degree of the Sign Libra, the Balance;
also in 27th deg. of the Constellation Virgo, the Virgin.
Souths: 2:04 morn. Moonset: 7:51 morn. Moonrise: 9:17 eve.
Moon Phases March
Last Quarter falls on Monday, March 04, 2013 at 4:54 PM
New Moon falls on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 3:54 PM
First Quarter falls on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 1:27 PM
Full Worm Moon falls on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 5:30 AM
Current Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous Moon
Waning Gibbous or 3rd quarter moon — The Moon is less than fully but more than one-half illuminated by direct sunlight while the illuminated part is decreasing. “Waning Moon: Symbolic of letting go, surrender, release, quiet time, contemplation, and a time of incubation.This is a time for banishing and rejecting things in our lives that we no longer wish to carry around with us. Between the Full Moon and the New Moon, 3 o’clock on the phase calendar and is an excellent time for banishing things that influence us in a negative way, all bad feelings and emotions, hurts or pains, or bad habits can all be let go of during this time… do clearing spells at this time.
At GoddessSchool we use song and chants to raise power, using drums, tambourines or just humming along works too! We celebrate the Mother – the Full Moon – Mother Earth – Mother Nature – she is in us all – we are in her – we are one! We will learn some songs, beat the drums, howl at the Moon! We are ever changing as does the Moon – Feel the Moon – let her fill you up! Join us! Feel free to contact me: GrannyMoonsMail@yahoo.com Website: http://goddessschool.com
Lunabar Sun Almanack for Thursday, February 28, 2013
Sunrise: 6:42 morn. Sunset: 5:59 eve.
Length of Day: 11h. 16m.
Dawn: 6:16 morn. Dusk: 6:25 eve.
Length of Twilight: 0h. 26m.
Sun in 9th degree of the Sign Pisces, the Fishes;
also in 12th degree of the Constellation Aquarius, the Water-Bearer;
When solar rays are visible in the air, they indicate vapour
and rain to follow, and the sun is said to be drawing water.
– Collected in R. Inwards, “Weather Lore”.
Today’s Reading By GrannyMoon – Priestess of Cups
Keywords for today: Dreamy – Calm – Gifted – Loving – Artistic – Psychic
It is time to ground, you feel spaced out and seem to be in communion with all that lives and breathes! But, you long for love and healing of your own.
Don’t blame others for your loneliness. Live your life on your own terms, something new will come to pass. You get what you have yearning for.
GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Thor’s Day
Energy: Male, Ruler: Jupiter – Rules growth, expansion, generosity – Thor, the God of Strength and Commitment, ruled over this day. Consider dishes prepared to enhance vigor, stamina,devotion and dedication. Use for magick involving growth, expansion, prosperity, money, business, attracting more of what you have.
Today’s Magickal Influences ~ Luck, Religion, Healing, Trade And Employment, Treasure, Honors, Riches, Legal Matters
Today’s Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit
Perfumes: Stock, Lilac, Storax, Aloes
Incense: Nutmeg, Henbane
Color of The Day: Dark Purple, Indigo, Blue
Colors for Tomorrow: Light Blue, Pale Green
Lucky Sign: Thursday Is The Lucky Day For Sagittarius And Pisces
Moon Moon, Mother Moon
The last moon of February
talks the to fields;
barbed wire casts a shadow.
~ Jane Cooper, “Hunger Moon”
From New Moon to the Full, the humidity and moisture
of bodies doth increase; but from the Full
to the New Moon, it descreaseth.
…It was a wild, cold, seasonable night of March,
with a pale moon, lying on her back as though
the wind had tilted her . . .
– Robert Louis Stevenson, “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”.
a lonely shadow
over the night
under the sky
– R. Burton Smith.
Seasons of the Witch
Goddess Month of Moura runs from 2/20 – 3/19
In ancient times, a Chaldean Sabbath known as the Sabbatu was celebrated each year on this date.
On this day of the year, the Earth-Goddesses Ceres, Demeter, Gaia, Ge, and Mauri are honored by many Pagans and Wiccans around the world.
Also honored annually on this day is the ancient Pagan deity Zamyaz, who was worshipped and offered sacrifices by the ancient Chaldeans and Persians.
St Radegund of the Oats -A saintly sixth-century queen (she married Clotaire, King of the Merovingians, but fled from him after he murdered her brother), her worship replaced that of the earlier grain goddess. The legend goes that while she was fleeing from her husband, she passed a farmer sowing oats and asked him to tell anyone that followed that he had not seen a woman pass since he sowed the oats. In the next few hours, the oats grew so tall that Radegund could hide herself among them and when the farmer delivered his message to the King, he called off the search. (A similar story is told about St Mildburga (Feb 23), St Walburga (Feb 25) and the Virgin Mary.)
People brought oats as offerings to her on her feast day which was celebrated earlier in England, on February 11. St Radegund’s other feast day is August 13, which further confirms her connection with a grain goddess, as this is the date of a great goddess festival, when Artemis, Hecate and later the Virgin Mary were asked to protect the grain as it stood in the fields awaiting harvest.
Berger, Pamela, The Goddess Obscured, Beacon Press 1985
Out with the Shvod -Armenians roust the house guardians out of their lazy beds and into the fields for growing season duties on this day by banging on the walls with sticks and saying, “Out with the Shvod and in with the March.”
Funk and Wagnalls Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology & Legend, Maria Leach, editor, Harper and Row 1984
NOTE: Because of the large number of ancient calendars, many in simultaneous use, as well as different ways of computing holy days (marked by the annual inundation, the solar year, the lunar month, the rising of key stars, and other celestial and terrestrial events), you may find these holy days celebrated a few days earlier or later at your local temple.
GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast – Source: The Daily Globe, School Of The Seasons and/or The Daily Bleed
Remember the ancient ways and keep them sacred!
Green Granny’s Blessings
Mugwort – Latin: Artemisia vulgaris
Common Names: Artemis, Cronewort, witch herb, felon herb
Use this herb for menstrual problems and as a liver stimulant. But it is best known for it’s effect
on psychic ability, astral travel and divination. Use it as on charcoal while you are scrying or meditating.
Love Strengthening Spell
To strengthen your love with a partner on this Venus day, light a purple candle. Take an amethyst crystal in your left hand and hold a photograph of your loved one in your right hand. Focus on the flame, and see the two of you standing inside it, protected from all outside influences. Slowly raise your hands above the flame, up toward the ceiling. While holding the crystal and photo, blow out the candle, knowing that the flame continues to protect the two of you.
By: Therese Francis and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives
Green Granny’s Blessings
Apple (Pyrus malus): Venus, Water. Used in love spells for hundreds of years.
A Simple Meditation
If possible on this day, burn some pure sandalwood incense. This is the best incense for meditation. As your incense smolders, focus on the smoke’s rising and billowing movements. After several moments, close your eyes, but do not let your mind wander. If it does, gently return your thoughts to the incense. Inhale the fragrance. Breathe deeply, and clear your mind. To aid meditation, play music or the sounds of water if you like. Being near actual running water is desired, even if you have to use an indoor fountain. Concentrate on the sounds only; nothing else exists or matters. Try this for five minutes each day, gradually increasing the time until you can sit for thirty minutes or an hour.
By: Ember and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives
Absurdity – A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one’s own opinion. ~Ambrose Bierce,The Devil’s Dictionary
Daily Aromatherapy Tip
Deodorize your refrigerator with 1 or 2 drops of Lemon on a wet cloth. Wipe down surfaces.
You can also use Grapefruit, Orange, Bergamot or Lime or a combination
Brought to you by AromaThyme.com and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives
Green Granny’s Blessings
Ash (Fraxinus excelsior): Sun, Water. A protective tree used to make brooms and healing wands.
“The Goddess Companion”
Do not think of Vesta
as anything other than
fire, the living flame
which gives birth to nothing
but itself again.
Thus we call her virgin
for she is never seeded
not does she bear fruit.
And oh! she loves her maidens,
companions in virginity.
To the ancient Romans, this was New Year’s Eve. On this day, the sacred blaze burning in the temple of the fire goddess Vesta was allowed to go out. The rest of the year, a sorority called the Vestal Virgins, under the direction of the Virgo Vesalis Maximus, tended the fire carefully, for it represented the very essence of Rome. A night without that fire burning in the temple was a dangerous and powerful time.
There are such flameless nights in our live, times when we do not know if we can survive, when life’s passion has dimmed and all seems dark and cold. In such times, we can only do what the Vestal Virgins did, generation after generation, in the Roman temple: we can wait, and watch, and pray. And hope, and trust in the great truth of nature: that change is inevitable, and even dark times must have their endings.
By Patricia Monaghan ~ From “The Goddess Companion” and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast
You have to have confidence in your ability,
and then be tough enough to follow through.
~ Rosalynn Carter
GrannyMoon is Founder and Mother High Priestess of GoddessSchool, Sisters of the Burning Branch, dedicated to the Feminine Divine, which is celebrating it’s 13th year! Lucky 13! Former staff member and student of the Esoteric Theological Seminary, LDS Seminary and is an ordained Metaphysical Interfaith minister with doctoral degrees in Theology and Divinity. Doula, Reiki Master and Lifetime Member of Herbal Healer Academy, Inc. Former VA State Representative A.R.E.N. (Alternative Religions Educational Network.) We offer an on-line and off-line community for women, including workshops and retreats. Offering High Priestess Training and Community, Healing Arts and Pagan Studies to all seekers. http://goddessschool.com/Paganstudies/index.html
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