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Thank you all my dear readers…be blessed.~GrannyMoon
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GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Freya’s Day
Energy: Female Ruler: Venus – Rules lovers and pleasure, affairs of the heart – Use for magick involving love, peace, beauty, gentleness, women’s problems, healing, protection, lovers, ease, pleasure, affairs. Resolve quarrels today! Cast love spells on Fridays. Wear blue robes and use turquoise and ruby. Wear emerald or cat’s eye. Friday Rituals – Love, romance, marriage, friendship. Cast love spells on Fridays. Wear blue robes and use turquoise and ruby. Wear emeralds or cat’s eye in ritual in circle.
Today’s Magickal Influences: All Love Matters, Friendships, Affection, Partnerships, Money, Sex
Today’s Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique
Incense: Saffron, Verbena
Perfumes: Stephanotis, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris
Color of The Day: Pale Blue, Pale Green – Pale Blue: Wear this shade when you feel confused, need to clear your mind, or feel out of control. It also works well for magical workings that involve calmness, peace, tranquility, healing,and pleasant dreams.
Colors for Tomorrow: Black
Lucky Sign: Friday Is The Lucky Day For Taurus And Libra
In many different traditions lighting a candle is a sacred action. It expresses more than words can express. It has to do with gratefulness. From time immemorial, people have lit candles in sacred places. You may want to begin or end your day by the sacred ritual of lighting a candle on this gratefulness. Or you may want to light a birthday candle for a friend. One single guideline is all you need: Slow down and do it with full attention.
Lunabar Moon Almanack for Friday, March 29, 2013
Waning, Gibbous Moon Age: 18 days.
Moon in Via Combusta.
Moon in 11th degree of the Sign Scorpio, the Scorpion;
also in 4th deg. of the Constellation Libra, the Balance.
Souths: 2:41 morn. Moonset: 8:06 morn. Moonrise: 10:20 eve.
The Moon in the Earth Sign of Scorpio
Yin, Feminine, Lunar, Negative, Nocturnal, Watery, Fixed, Fruitful, Horary Northern, Autumnal, Austral, Obeying, Moist, Dumb, Mute, Cold.
Spells and rituals involving the Water Element should be performed when The Moon is in a water sign: Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces.
April Moon Phases March
Last Quarter falls on Wednesday, April 03, 2013 at 12:38 AM
New Moon falls on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 5:38 AM
First Quarter falls on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 8:32 AM
Full “Pink” Moon falls on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 3:59 PM
Current Moon Phase – Waning Full Moon
Waning Moon Magick: From three-and-a-half to ten-and-a-half days after the Full Moon. From the Full Moon to the New is a time for study, meditation, and magic designed to banish harmful energies and habits, for ridding oneself of addictions, illness or negativity. The Moon is less than fully but more than one-half illuminated by direct sunlight while the illuminated part is decreasing. 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. Energy is used banishing unwanted influences in your life, protection magick, and divination. Full Moon Magick can still be conjured for seven days: the three days prior to the Full Moon, the night of the Full Moon itself, and three days after the Full Moon.
Time: From Full Moon to Dark Moon (approx.14 days)
Goddess Aspect: Crone
Associated Goddesses: Calleach, Banshee, Hecate, Kali, Morrigan
Magickal Attributes: BANISHING Releasing the old, removing unwanted negative energies, wisdom, psychic ability, scrying, reversing circumstances. Workings on this day are for banishing magick, for ridding oneself of addictions, illness or negativity, physical and psychic cleansings.
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
GrannyMoon’s MotherPeace Reading for Today –10 of Discs
Keywords For The Day: Group Support
It is time to return to your circle of friends and family, they offer support that goes beyond measure. Don’t ask for smaller challenges; ask for greater wisdom. The 10 of Discs is a symbol of wealth, everything you need for survival and more…all within the power of your community. Share your group experiences with others…with their help you can fly!
Moon Moon, Mother Moon
O Lady Moon, your horns point toward toward the east;
Shine, be increased:
O Lady Moon, your horns point toward the west;
Wane, be at rest.
~Christina Rossetti, Sing-Song.
Lunabar Sun Almanack for Friday, March 29, 2013
Sunrise: 6:57 morn. Sunset: 7:28 eve.
Length of Day: 12h. 31m.
Dawn: 6:31 morn. Dusk: 7:54 eve.
Length of Twilight: 0h. 26m.
Sun in 8th degree of the Sign Aries, the Ram;
also in 8th degree of the Constellation Pisces, the Fishes;
The Sun in Aries
Yang, Masculine, Solar, Positive, Diurnal, Fiery, Cardinal, Barren, Horary Eastern, Vernal, Boreal, Commanding,
Equinoctial, Feral, Bestial, Animal, Four-footed, Dry, Bitter, Hoarse, Hot.
When the sun sets, the air doth drizzle dew.
~Shakespeare, “Romeo and Juliet,” iii. 5.
Seasons of the Witch – Ancient Holidays
The annual Festival of Ishtar is celebrated by many Pagans on this day in honor of the Assyrian and Babylonian Goddess of love, fertility, and battle.
As a Triple Goddess, Ishtar represents birth, death, and rebirth.
On this day, an annual masquerade ritual is held by the Bobo people of Africa to restore the balance of Nature and to ward off evil spirits. Special prayers
and offerings are made to the Gods of rain and the gods of the harvest.
Coca-Cola was Invented In 1886.
The Borrowed Days
March borrowed from April
Three days and they were ill
The first was snow and sleet
The next was cold and wet
The third was such a freeze
The birds nests stuck to trees
It was the Romans who gave these days a bad reputation. They believed they were dangerous days, fraught with taboos and the specter of bad weather.
The Seasons, 2013
Goddess Month of Columbina begins 3/20 – 4/17
Celtic Tree Calendar: Fearn (Alder) – March 18 to April 14
6: National Tartan Day
14: Celtic Tree Month of Alder ends
15: Celtic Tree Month of Willow begins
16: Birthday of author Margot Adler
22: Earth Day
23: Wiccan Pentacle is officially added to the list of VA-approved emblems for gravestones, 2007
25: Full Moon — Wind Moon at 3:57 pm
30: Walpurgisnacht celebrated by German witches
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.
Remember the ancient ways and keep them sacred!
GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives – Source: The Daily Globe, School Of The Seasons and/or The Daily Bleed
All the world listens for the voice that speaks with its heart
Finding a Mate Spell
It can be difficult to find a mate in this harried age. For a little magical help, write out a list of the traits you want in a mate.
Place two pieces of burning sage or copal inside a wedding vase or pottery bowl. Sitting close to the rising smoke so that your breath
co-mingles with the rising smoke, read your list aloud. Envision your desires rising out into the universe and then returning in the form
of the person you are looking for.
By: Therese Francis and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives
To live only for some future goal is shallow. It’s the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.~Robert M. Pirsig
Visions from the Goddess Spell
If you seek divine inspiration or guidance on this day, scatter candles liberally, but safely, around a room. Half-fill a small cauldron or large bowl with water and add some floating candles. Now light all of the candles, leaving the floating ones for last. Ground and center yourself, calling on a particular deity if you so wish. When you feel ready, gaze into the bottom of the cauldron, focusing, yet not focusing, on the flames and the motion of the water. Spend some time afterward meditating upon the vision you receive. You may want to write what you saw, as well as what you think it meant, for future use.
By: Laurel Reufner and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives
I welcome change into my life, embracing it fearlessly and hopefully.
Daily Aromatherapy Tip
Inhale fresh coffee beans when your nose becomes overwhelmed by scent. You’ll be able to continue to smell other essential oils. This tip is useful when blending.
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The Universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.~Eden Phillpotts
The Goddess draped herself in clouds and flew
across her many islands to the great mountain
where the muses lived, renowned Parnassus,
and spoke to them directly: “I have heard,” she said
“that water rises here, a new spring kicked to life
by that strange offspring of Medusa, the horse
with wings and lightning hooves.” Urania nodded.
“We rejoice you found a reason for this visit,” she said,
“for you are ever present with us, in our hearts.”
And then she took the goddess to a dark wood
filled with caverns and dappled with meadows
where spring blossoms flourished. And the Goddess
stayed awhile there, happy in the company
of memory’s sweet daughters, marveling
at sweet water rising from the hard rock like
inspiration that comes after a long drought, like
the heart that loves again after a brutal loss.
The Roman poet Ovid’s masterpiece, Metamorphoses, is a series of tales about the magical transformation of one being into another. Dying lovers are transformed into flowers, maidens into birds, and – in this passage – a hard rock into a bubbling spring. Minerva, the Warrior Goddess who also rules craftsmanship, visits the Goddesses of the Arts, the Muses. These nine maidens live on Mount Parnassus, which even to this day is a symbol of the heights of artistic achievement. There she sees the miraculous spring called Castalia, the source of all genius, which the great winged horse Pegasus opened in the rock with one strike of his flinty hooves.
And is this not the miracle we each perform every time we create something new and original for the Goddess’ pleasure – and our own?
Now the day is spent,
And stars are kindling in the firmament,
To us how silent, though like ours, perchance,
Busy, and full of life and circumstance.
– “The Lady’s Almanack” for 1852, London.
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 Join our Order of the Black Hat, just for fun, we meet once a month! ttp://www.goddessschool.com/OOTBH/orderoftheblackhat.html
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Every Day is Earth Day! Love Your Mother!
Live Well – Laugh Often – Love Much
Have a GREAT DAY!
“We all come from the Goddess
And to Her we shall return
Like a drop of rain, going to the ocean”
“May the circle be open, but unbroken,
May the love of the Goddess be ever in your heart.
Merry Meet and Merry Part
And Merry Meet Again!”