GrannyMoon*s Morning Feast 6 May 15

Honoring the Goddess Every Day!

I Start Each Day with a Prayer to the Goddess!

Great Goddess, I begin the month of May with gratitude for the increase in the light that brings forth life from my soul
and from the earth. May my heart be fertile ground for the sprouting of your creativity, that I may be of loving service
to my family, my community and all beings.

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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Thank you all my dear readers…be blessed. ~GrannyMoon/
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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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Lunabar Moon Almanack for Wednesday, 06 May, 2015
Waning, Gibbous Moon          Age: 18 ¼ days.
Ascending Node is at 8° Libra.
Moon in 20th degree of the Sign Sagittarius, the Bowman;
also in 13th deg. of the Constellation Ophiuchus, the Serpent-Holder.
Souths: 2:49 morn.  Moonset: 8:02 morn.  Moonrise: 10:32 eve.

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Aspects of Sagittarius: Yang, Masculine, Solar, Positive, Diurnal, Fiery, Mutable, Barren, Horary Eastern, Autumnal, Austral, Obeying, Double, Double-Bodied, Dual, Bicorporeal, Feral, Bestial, Animal, Four-footed, Dry, Vocal (first half only), Bitter, Hot
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Spells and Rituals involving the Fire Element should be performed when the Moon is in a fire sign: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius.

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Moon Moon, Mother Moon
Lunar Lore
Dian’s Worshippers: Midnight revellers; so called
because they return home by moonlight. Dian means the moon.
– Brewer’s “Dictionary of Phrase and Fable.”
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When the moon passes through the signs of the Zodiac
Which are most peculiar to the Earth, if you then plant trees,
They will be strongly rooted in the Earth;
If you plant them when she passes through the signs of the Air,
Then the tree so planted, will be plentiful in branches and leaves,
And increases more upward then downward.
~ John Baptista Porta, “Natural Magick”, book I.
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The Moon is in the Lunar Mansion
Alkalb, The Scorpion’s Heart,
also known as Cor Scorpionis, The Heart of the Scorpion.
Marked by the fix’d Star: Antares, in Scorpius.
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… that cold animal
Which with its tail doth smite amain the nations.
~Longfellow’s translation of Dante’s “Purgatorio”.“

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Lunabar Sun Almanack for Wednesday, 06 May, 2015
Sunrise: 6:04 morn.    Sunset: 8:05 eve.
Length of Day: 14h. 1m.
Dawn: 5:36 morn.    Dusk: 8:33 eve.
Length of Twilight: 0h. 28m.
Sun in 15th degree of the Sign Taurus, the Bull;
also in 17th degree of the Constellation Aries, the Ram;
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”.

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Solar Lore
When the air is hazy, so that the solar light fades gradually,
and looks white, rain will most certainly follow.
~Collected in R. Inwards, “Weather Lore”.
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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 alters reality…

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Readings by GrannyMoon ~ Shaman of Cups

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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
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 …

Day of Dedication to the Star Goddess. Stay up late tonight and star gaze; learn the myths associated with the constellations you are able to identify.

On this day in the year 1938, the Long Island Church of Aphrodite was established in West Hempsted, New York, by the Reverend Gleb Botkin, a Russian author and son the court physician to the last Czar of Russia.

May 5-6 Hidrellez -The Turks celebrate the first of May with picnic outings, to celebrate the spring. One of the traditional dishes served is a Yayla Chorbash, a yogurt soup, which features many foods associated with May Day including dairy, fresh herbs and the colors of white and green.

St George’s Day -Although Apr 23 is usually considered St George’s Day, Eastern Christians prefer this date. It’s again a day for going outside. Serbs rise early, before dawn and go out into the woods to bring back flowers and green for decorating homes, schools and meeting halls. It’s considered a hinge day (just like Beltane), and the start of the swimming season.

On this day Bulgarians used to smear their doorjambs with fresh lamb’s blood as a charm against sickness and evil, which suggests the older custom that underlies the story of Passover and may be related to a feast of shepherds in the spring. Especially since in Bulgaria it is on this day that farmers ask St George to send them an even bigger lamb, promising to use it in the ceremony the next year. In Russia, this day is especially connected with soldiers, as is St George.
Rufus, Anneli, The World Holiday Book, Harper San Francisco 1994

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Tasha’s Day by Day Astro Planner  .

Wed. 5/6 Optimistic Sagittarius Moon promotes a happy day. Sun trine Pluto helps apply energy where needed.

Thu. 5/7 Uplifting AM Sagittarius Moon promotes good cheer. PM diligent Capricorn Moon helps get lots done.

Fri. 5/8 Powerful Capricorn Moon boosts to efforts to organize. PM Be wary of confusion.

Sat. 5/9 Efficient Capricorn Moon helps facilitate Saturday chores. Potential for a cloudy mental state hovers with Mercury Squaring Neptune.

Sun. 5/10 Friendly Aquarius Moon helps make Mothers’ Day gatherings fun.

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Goddess of The Day: Chantico
Family Week (United States)

Themes:  Kinship; Unity; Cooperation; Communication; Divination; Protection; Home
Symbols:  Fire; Metals; Minerals

About Chantico:  A classical Mesoamerican Goddess, Chantico personifies and safeguards the hearth fires and the home, the place where families gather.  The name Chantico means “in the house”.  Men going to battle pray to her that they will return and still find those home fires burning!  Children petition her to know the future.  She also became the guardian of lapidaries and some metalsmiths.

To Do Today:  Around the first Sunday in May, Catholic and Jewish congregations celebrate family week, a time to focus our attention on family solidarity and how to improve the quality of family life.  With our society having become so mobile, Chantico is a very timely goddess to entreat for assistance in this endeavor.  Gather with your family or friends today, light a candle (symbolizing Chantico’s presence), and rededicate yourselves to oneness.

Carrying or wearing silver, copper, red-toned agate, amethyst, or jade today draws Chantico’s presence and encourages the warmth of kinship no matter where you may be.  To extend this idea, take a piece of paper with the word earth written on it and wrap it around one of these metals or stones.  That way you share Chantico’s unifying energy with all the earth’s inhabitants.
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By Patricia Telesco ~ From “365 Goddess” and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast

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Healing Arts and Pagan Studies ~ Working With Herbs

Chamomile
Anthemis Noblis ~Sun~Magickal Herbe…Religious Herbe

LORE:
Chamomile is a venerable herbe with a well-established reputation as a healer. It was believed that it brought health to one’s gardens and promoted healing energies which were good for all plant species. Whereas centaury is a patron herbe for herbalists, chamomile is a patron herbe for the gardens.

Usage:
The strong association chamomile has with the Sun is an underlying indication of its modern usage. Through incense or ritual drink it is used to assist a priest’s call upon a Sun God (working with any of the solar deities). Some traditions have also used chamomile at Midsummer to give honor to the Father of Nature.

Useful in solar holidays, chamomile has been incorporated into Yule traditions. The options are endless, ranging from using it as a bathing herbe for the male chosen to represent the newly born Sun to powdering it and spooning onto burning coals to cense the temple area and prepare it for a celebration of solar magick.

Chamomile, though not commonly recognized for it’s magick, carries the magick of success and may be included in most recipes.

Chamomile Sleep Pillow

The fruity, apple like aroma of this chamomile dream pillow will help you relax, making for easier
sleep – even in a strange place.

2 6-inch squares of tightly woven fabric, or 2 washcloths
2 cups dried chamomile flowers

With right sides together, sew up 3 sides of the fabric squares. Turn right side out, and fill the pouch loosely with chamomile flowers. Sew closed the open end. Insert dream pillow between your pillow and pillow case before you sleep. From Herbal Remedy Gardens.

Sage

In the 1600s, sage was believed to render immortality. Today, the plant is still considered a powerful healing agent with many magical properties. Sage is often used during the month of May, along with butter and parsley, to promote a healthy body. Also sage ale, when drunk in May, will encourage good health. This multifunctional plant can be used to cure warts if fresh leaves are applied to the affected area. The leaves can also be used as a poultice to cure wounds and sores. by Verna Gates
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Mother of Divinity,
face of infinity,
shine forth upon me.
Shine forth upon my prayer,
you who make all things fair.
Shine forth upon me.
Make me a fertile field.
Let all my projects yield.
Shine forth upon me.
Give me this dawn’s rewards
Know you are well adored.
Shine forth upon me.
~Invocations from the Indian Rig Veda

In Hindu philosophy, the great Goddess is sometimes named Aditi, the infinite. Her sister is Diti, which indicates both the earth and everything that has bounds and limits. Thus this Asian great wisdom shows us how the creativity Nature shows to us is composed equally of what we can fathom and what is beyond our understanding.

Even as we acknowledge the incomprehensibility of life, the goddess provokes us to attempt to understand. And so we open ourselves to her mystery and her majesty. Remaining bounded by our own limits, we would never reach our full potential. Even if we cannot reach her vast limits, we cannot help but reach for them.

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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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And to Her we shall return
Like a drop of rain, going to the ocean”
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May the love of the Goddess be ever in your heart.
Merry Meet and Merry Part
And Merry Meet Again!”

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