GrannyMoon*s Morning Feast 29 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: Woden’s Day (Odin’s Day)

Energy: Male

Ruler: Mercury – Rules healings, the mind – Use for magick involving mental issues, learning, higher education, addictions, communications, travel, young people, messages, perception, self-expression, artists, poets, and writers

Today’s Magickal Influences: Conjurations, Predictions, Knowledge, Writing, Eloquence

Today’s Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya, Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret [Hathor]
Incense:   Cinnamon, Cinquefoil

Perfumes: Sweetpea, Lavender, Mastic, Frankincense, Cloves

Color of The Day:  Yellow, Gray, Violet

Colors for Tomorrow: Purple, Indigo, Blue

Lucky Sign: Wednesday Is The Lucky Day For Gemini  And Virgo

Candle: Purple Violet

Wednesday is a YANG, or male energy ruled by the planet of communications, Mercury. Wednesdays colors are yellows, greys, violets, and opalescent colors. Wednesday has the energies of mental clarity, communications, writing, strategy, divination, young people, knowledge, business negotiations, teaching, addictions, reason, debt, fear, loss, self improvement and healings. This day is also good for groups and travel and the tree is the HAZEL. From Illuminations by Carol

“Wednesday’s child is full of woe.“  Woden..is the day of Mercury, the messenger of the Gods, the communicator and bringer of news. However, he is also a joker and a thief so beware of this aspect. His color is orange or light blue and his metal is quicksilver or mercury. Wednesday is a day of communication,change,cunning,and the arts.n Irish and Scottish Gaelic, the name for Wednesday also refers to fasting, as it is Dé Céadaoin in Irish Gaelic and Di-Ciadain in Scottish Gaelic, which comes from aoine, “fasting” and means “first day of fasting”.

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Lunabar Moon Almanack for Wednesday, 29 April, 2015
Waxing, Gibbous Moon          Age: 11 days.
Ascending Node is at 8° Libra.
Moon in 21st degree of the Sign Virgo, the Virgin;
also in 34th deg. of the Constellation Leo, the Lion.
Moonset: 3:54 morn.  Moonrise: 3:49 eve.  Souths: 10:13 eve.

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Aspects of Virgo: Yin, Feminine, Lunar, Negative, Nocturnal, Earthy, Mutable, Barren, Horary Southern, Summery, Boreal, Commanding, Double, Double-Bodied, Dual, Bicorporeal, Human, Dry, Vocal, Cold..

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Spells and rituals involving the Earth Element should be performed when the Moon is in an earth sign: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn.

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Moon Moon, Mother Moon
Lunar Lore

If the Ground is moist, or the Seed be of a moist
Nature, then Sow in the decrease of the Moon; but for
dry ground, and dry hot seed, Sow in the increase of
the Moon near the Full.
~Leovitius.

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The Moon is in the Lunar Mansion

Alzubra, The Lion’s Mane,
also known as Capillus Leonis, The Fur of the Lion.
Marked by the fix’d Stars: Zosma & Al Haratan, 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 Wednesday, 29 April, 2015
Sunrise: 6:12 morn.    Sunset: 7:58 eve.
Length of Day: 13h. 46m.
Dawn: 5:44 morn.    Dusk: 8:26 eve.
Length of Twilight: 0h. 28m.
Sun in 8th degree of the Sign Taurus, the Bull;
also in 10th degree of the Constellation Aries, the Ram;

Solar Lore

If there be red clouds in the West at sunset, it will be fine;
if they have a tint of purple, it will be very fine;
or if red, bordered with black in the Southeast.
~ Encyc. of Superstitions, Folklore & Occult Sciences of the World.
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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 ~ The Star

Open to your Goddess-within. Know that you have come to a new level. You can ask for help and you will receive it. Calm your senses and allow yourself to feel your natural harmony and inner beauty.Trust in the ability of the Universe to heal and refresh. Relax,  take some time for yourself and just enjoy. Celebrate the Goddess and she will celebrate you!

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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 …  

Casse Canarie – In the Vodoun tradition, it this time of the year which is associated with releasing and honoring the dead, as well as Halloween, directly across the Wheel of the Year. The dead are free to roam the earth from Holy Thursday until Whitsunday.) Practitioners of Vodou breaks jugs at ritual involving the breaking of jugs is performed to send the souls of those who have died in the past year to the land of the dead. See also April 30, Mange-les-Morts.

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  
Wed. 4/29 Diligent Virgo Moon says it’s a good day for organizing.

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: Shina Tsu Hime
Tako-Age (Japan)

Themes:  Wishes; Freedom; Playfulness; Air Element; Movement
Symbols:  Wind; Sailing Ships

About Shina Tsu Hime:  This Japanese Wind Goddess disperses the morning fog.  She also keeps away evil, distracting winds, winds that threaten to uproot or blur our spiritual focus.  Because of this, Shina Tsu Hime has become the patroness of sailors and farmers, the latter of whom pray to her for fertile winds bearing seed and rain.

To Do Today:  Join our Eastern cousins in kite-flying festivities.  Shina Tsu Hime will be glad to meet with you in a nearby park and give life to your kite.  As it flies, release a wish on the winds.  Or cut the kite free and liberate a weight from your shoulders.

While you’re out, gather up nine leaves that Shina Tsu Hime banters about (one for each remaining month).  Turn clockwise in a circle, releasing all but one leaf back to Shina Tsu Hime’s care while saying,

Come May, bring movement in my goals,
come June–playful love makes me whole.
Come July, my wishes will I see,
come August–hope grows in me.
Come September, all distractions you abate;
come October, my spirit, you liberate.
Come November, my health is assured;
come December–in my heart you endure.

Keep the last leaf with you, releasing it only when you need one of this Goddess’s attributes to manifest quickly.

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By Patricia Telesco ~ From “365 Goddess” and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast

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Healing Arts and Pagan Studies ~  Finding the Perfect Pet Spell

To find a new pet, first think of the type of pet you want. Then go through a magazine, looking for images and words that describe your perfect pet. Cut them out and attach them to some construction paper. Visualize your perfect pet living and interacting with you. Be open to the many ways it is possible for your pet to arrive. If you get an urge to go to the animal shelter or to tell a specific person you are looking for a pet, follow through on it.

By: Therese Francis
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Healing Arts and Pagan Studies ~ Bee Stings

Try to remove the stinger. Make a cold compress with cold water and essential oil of Chamomile.
Leave on for several hours if possible or as long as you can. This will help with swelling.
Apply 1 drop Chamomile neat (Undiluted) 3 times a day for two days.
From The Complete Book of Essential Oils

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There is a small black bee, which is my mind.
There is a blue lotus flower, which is the Goddess.
Watch the bee fly straight into the flower!
The Goddess’ feet are black, just like the bee.
Black is joined to black! Mind to greater mind!
The bee finds tasteless any other flower.
This much I can apprehend. But here my senses
fail. I can see nothing more. She is such a mystery!
Thinking of her, I dive into the sea of bliss!
~Indian Poet Ramakrishna, To The Goddess Kali

It is not possible for the human mind to rationally comprehend the greatness of the Divine. There is  only one way to experience that greatness: through mystic union, which transcends reason and logic. Seeking to think one’s way to the goddess is like trying to walk to the moon. It cannot be done. But we can teach her nonetheless, transported by our inner wisdom. We reach her through direct experience, through living fully and passionately, more readily than just by thinking about her.

This does not mean we cannot engage in rational and logical discussion of Goddess traditions and rituals. But that will never be the same as the bliss of communion with her, which sages throughout history have experienced and have praised as one of humanity’s greatest gifts.
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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!

Every Day is Earth Day! Love Your Mother!

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Goddess Blessings!
Live Well – Laugh Often – Love Much

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