GrannyMoon*s Morning Feast 30 Apr 15

Honoring the Goddess Every Day!

I Start Each Day with a Prayer to the Goddess!
Great Goddess, let me awaken to the power of a humble heart that draws your
Divine energy into creation. Let me give up the insecurity that bolsters ego and
take my rightful place in the universe, knowing that I am worthy of
receiving the constant flow of love.
Let my heart be an empty cup, filled with your creative impulse.

So Mote It Be!

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The Candle of Love, Hope and Friendship
“There is not enough darkness in the world to put out the light of one candle.”
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“Freedom: Appreciate It, Cherish It, Protect It.”
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All We Are Saying Is…Give Peace A Chance ~John Lennon
So mote it be!!

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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.

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GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Thor’s Day

Energy: Male

Ruler:  Jupiter – Rules growth, expansion, generosity – 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

Candle: Blue

Thursday’s angel is Sachiel. Sachiel sort of surfs the days of the week, and in various texts can be found in the Monday, Thursday, or Friday categories. He presides over the planet Jupiter. Invoke him from the south. On Thursdays, the hour of sunrise and every eight hours after that are also ruled by Jupiter, and that makes these times of the day doubly blessed. Keep in mind, that Jupiter magick always makes more of whatever you have. So if you have nothing, this is not the best energy to work with.

Thursday is a YANG or male energy ruled by Jupiter, the planet of abundance and luck. The colors are royal purple and royal Blue. This day has the energies of luck, growth, expansion, generosity, male fertility, olden men, masculine side of the female, legal matters, health, honor, wealth, clothing, desires, men’s professions and spiritual attainment, the Tree is the OAK. From Illuminations by Carol
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Lunabar Moon Almanack for Thursday, 30 April, 2015
Waxing, Gibbous Moon          Age: 11 ¾ days.
Moon On Equator.
Moon in 2nd degree of the Sign Libra, the Balance;
also in 9th deg. of the Constellation Virgo, the Virgin.
Moonset: 4:24 morn.  Moonrise: 4:44 eve.  Souths: 10:56 eve.

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Aspects of Libra: Yang, Masculine, Solar, Positive, Diurnal, Airy, Cardinal, Semi-fruitful, Horary Western, Autumnal, Austral, Obeying, Equinoctial, Moist, Vocal, Sweet, Hot

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Spells and rituals involving the Air Element should be performed when the Moon is in the Air sign: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius.

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Moon Moon, Mother Moon
Lunar Lore

If the Moon be in Aries, Cancer, Virgo, Libra, or
Capricorn she is in places fit for Sowing; but if she
is placed in Aries or Taurus, she is then fit for
Planting only.
~ Leovitius.
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The Moon is in the Lunar Mansion
Alsarfa, The Changer of the Weather,
also known as Cauda Leonis, The Tail of the Lion.
Marked by the fix’d Star: Denebola, in Leo.
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In pride the Lion lifts his mane
To see his British brothers reign
As stars below.
~Edward Young, “Imperium Pelagi.”

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Lunabar Sun Almanack for Thursday, 30 April, 2015
Sunrise: 6:11 morn.    Sunset: 7:59 eve.
Length of Day: 13h. 48m.
Dawn: 5:43 morn.    Dusk: 8:27 eve.
Length of Twilight: 0h. 28m.
Sun in 9th degree of the Sign Taurus, the Bull;
also in 11th degree of the Constellation Aries, the Ram;

Solar Lore
When the sun sets, the air doth drizzle dew.
~ Shakespeare, “Romeo and Juliet,” iii. 5.

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Aspects of Taurus: Yin, Feminine, Lunar, Negative, Nocturnal, Earthy, Fixed, Semi-fruitful, Horary Southern, Vernal, Boreal,
Commanding, Feral, Bestial, Animal, Four-footed, Dry, Cold.

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Our Weekly Affirmation
If you repeat an affirmation three times a day three times each time you do it for 28 days it will
become a part of your being and whenever you feel like life is going out of control you will be able
to just find that safe place.

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Witches Affirmation Of The Week!

A Witch is…

One who is ecstatic!

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Readings by GrannyMoon ~  3 of Discs

You get what you deserve! Compensation for your good works! Perhaps a raise, your name in the papers or just a pat on the back, you have worked hard and deserve all of the praise that you get!  Good Job!

Health wise, this card can also indicate positive results from a new exercise program or therapy. Bragging rights are permitted!
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Seasons of the Witch – Legends and Lore, Ancient Holidays
And Some Not So Ancient!

Remember The Ancient Ways and Keep Them Holy!

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Goddess Month Month of Maia begins 4/18 – 5/15
Celtic Tree Month of Willow  April 15 – May 12

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May Moon Phases
Full “Flower” Moon falls on Sunday, 03 May, 2015 at 11:44 PM
Last Quarter falls on Monday, 11 May, 2015 at 6:36 AM
New Moon falls on Monday, 18 May, 2015 at 12:15 AM
First Quarter falls on Monday, 25 May, 2015 at 1:20 PM
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The Year Is Divided Into Four Seasons:
The first season is of a frigid complexion, and this is “Winter”;
The second is of the complexion of Air, and this is “Spring”;
Then follows the third, which is “Summer”, and is of the complexion of Fire;
Lastly, there is the fourth, wherein fruits are matured, which is “Autumn”.
~The Turba Philosophorum, ca. 12 century

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Today Is …  

Children’s Day –  Mexico
Koninginnedag (Queen’s Day) – Netherlands
Liberation Day – Vietnam
May Day Eve  – Finland
Queen Beatrix’s Birthday – Curacao
Queen’s Birthday – Sint Maarten / St. Martin
Queen’s Day – Aruba Bonaire Saba St. Eustatius
Rincon’s Day – Bonaire
Valborgsmässoafton / King’s Birthday – Sweden
Walpurgis’ Night – Switzerland

Beltane (Northern Hemisphere) Wiccan & Witchcraft

Samhain (Southern Hemisphere) Wicca & Witchcraft

Mange-les-Morts – In the Vodou tradition, this is the day for feeding the dead, the family ancestors
whose spirits reside in govis. See also Casse Canarie, April 29.

May Eve/Walpurgisnacht

Beltane Eve/Walpurgis Nacht (Night of the Witches) – Celebrate in your own witchy way!

Voudun: Mangé les Morts (feeding the dead) – ritual offering of food to the family ancestors whose spirits reside in govis.

Zoroastrianism: Maidyozarem – feast of mid-spring. The celebration continues through May 4th.

Greek: The last day of each month is sacred to the Goddess Hekate.

In Germany, Walpurgisnacht begins at sunrise on this date and ends at sunrise on the first day of May (May Day). Birch boughs are placed on all doors and windows to protect the home from evil spirits and sorcery. Traditional bonfires and torches of rosemary and juniper are lit, and according to legend, Witches can be seen riding across the sky on broomsticks on this dark and magickal night.

On this date in the year 1988, the English Witch Alexander Sanders (also known as King of the Witches) died of lung cancer. He was gifted with psychic powers, and was the founder of the Alexandrian tradition of Wicca.

Floralia and Beltane ~ Ancient Roman Floralia (Florales Ludi) was a festival from April 28 – May 2 which began in Rome in 238 B.C. Floralia was originally a Spring Festival which honors Roman Goddess of Flowers, Flora (Chloris) another manifestation of the earth-goddess which includes Fauna, Maia and Ops. The temple of this goddess was founded on this day on the Aventine. Offerings of milk and honey were made on this day and the surrounding five days, which comprise the Florifertum. The city would have been decorated in flowers, and the people would wear floral wreaths or flowers in their hair. Games would be celebrated on this day. The celebration of this day survives in many cultures where it is known as May Day.

Beltane is the Celtic festival marking the beginning of summer, where the cattle was driven between purifying fires before they were let out to graze the meadows. Also the festival of Belenus, the Celtic God of Fire and the Sun. Beltane” was Bel-fire, or fire of the Celtic God Bel (Beli, Balar, Balor, Belenus), “Bright One,” God of Light and Fire. In the Celtic tradition, Beltane was the beginning of Summer. On this date, the herds were driven to the summer pastures, where they would graze and grow fat for the coming winter.

Floralia Begins – The Romans began honored the Sabine Goddess of blossoms and spring with six days of celebrations including games, pantomimes, plays and stripteases, which went on into the night illuminated by torchlight. Everyone wore their most colorful clothes and decked themselves and their animals in flowers. Goats and hares were let loose–they represented fertility and sexuality and Venus in her role as patroness of cultivated nature. Small vegetables (one imagines cucumbers and zucchinis) were distributed as fertility tokens. Flora represented the sexual aspect of plants, the attractiveness of the flowers, and was the matron of prostitutes.

Blackburn, Bonnie and Leofranc Holford-Strevens, Oxford Companion to the Year, Oxford University Press, 1999
Rufus, Anneli, The World Holiday Book, Harper San Francisco 1994

28 – May 3:The three day Festival of Flora and Venus, or the Florialia in Rome; Goddess of Sexuality and Spring flowers.

30: Walpurgisnacht celebrated by German Witches

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Tasha’s Day by Day Astro Planner

Thu. 4/30 Artistic Libra Moon suggests a trip to a museum. Mercury into Gemini enhances communication for the next several weeks.

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Goddess of The Day: Gefn
Walpurgisnacht (Germany)

Themes:  Sun; Winter; Spring; Protection; Health; Love; Divination; Magic; Fertility; Foresight; Growth
Symbols:  All Green or Growing Things

About Gefn:  A Goddess whose name means simply “giver”, Gefn was regarded by the Norse-Germanic people as a frolic-some, fertile figure and seeress who embodied the earth’s greenery.  Gefn brings this abundance to us today:  abundant well-being, abundant companionship, and abundant Goddess-centered magic!

To Do Today:  This holiday originated with a German saint (Saint Walburga), who had curative powers and taught people how to banish curses.  For our purposes, Gefn stands in, offering to heal the curse of a broken heart by filling our lives with love and hope-filled foresight.  If someone has completely overlooked or trashed your feelings recently, ask Gefn for help in words that you find comfortable.  She’s waiting and willing to apply a spiritual salve to that wound.

Also try the German custom of ringing bells and banging pots to frighten away any malicious or prankish magic (or the people who make it) before your spring activities really start to rock n’ roll.  Make this as playful as possible to encourage Gefn’s participation.  Burning rosemary and juniper likewise cleanses the area, and if you can get either of these fresh, Gefn’s presence lies within.  The burning releases her energy.
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By Patricia Telesco ~ From “365 Goddess” and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast

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Healing Arts and Pagan Studies ~ Pagans in the Military Protection

(Yesterday was author Ed Fitch’s birthday). As a Wiccan minister and serviceman, Fitch was instrumental in starting the mentoring program for Pagans in the military. If you know someone in the service, use this spell to send energy directly to him or her. If not, send protection to all soldiers. Put a picture of the flag, an eagle, and winged Isis on your altar. Burn a white candle for protection, and blue and red ones if you wish. Take three deep breaths, close your eyes. Envision the eagle flying to the troops, its wings transforming into those of Isis and forming a protective light. Take three deep breaths and open your eyes. Burn the candle each day until it burns down.

By: Denise Dumars,
From: GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives
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Healing Arts and Pagan Studies ~ Facial Steam

Taking 10 minutes a day to massage your face can have amazing results.
Relaxing tight facial muscles can leave you looking 10 years younger!

Facial skin is delicate so be gentle sing essential oils suitable for your skin type.
For sensitive skin use 1 drop Chamomile with 1 drop Lavender.
Blend with 10ml or 1/3oz. sweet almond oil.
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Too much love can ruin us.
But if you come with grace, dear Goddess,
there is nothing so sweet and pleasing.
Let me be wise in love!
It is your best gift, mighty Goddess,
unerring archer of desire.
Let my love be gentle.
Let there be no war of words, dear one,
or relentless anger in my bed.
~Greek Damatist Euripides, Medea

Love is one of the strongest of human emotions. Sometimes it seems to bring us only heartache. Love can easily join with other desires – like the desire to dominate, or to be secure, or to be applauded – to create difficulties in our lives. Yet love itself is not to blame. Love, the joining of one being to another, is indeed the best gift of the Goddess.

When that pure love, unmixed with other desires, is lacking, we must hope it will return. And, like spring, it will. When such love is present in our lives, we feel as though spring sun shines upon us. We must learn to disentangle love from the many other emotions that can so easily bind themselves to it. When we experience love as the Goddess intended, we find happiness indeed.

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By Patricia Monaghan
From “The Goddess Companion” and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives

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May you never thirst,
except it be for knowledge
May you never hunger,
except it be for truth
And may the Blessings of the Goddess
be with you always!

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Goddess Blessings!
Live Well – Laugh Often – Love Much

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