GrannyMoon*s Morning Feast 15 May15

Honoring the Goddess Every Day!

There is a Divine Order to everything in life. It is for this reason that exactly where you are at any given time in life,
is exactly where you should be according to the Divine unfolding of your consciousness and life.

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.”

“Freedom: Appreciate It, Cherish It, Protect It.”

All We Are Saying Is…Give Peace A Chance ~John Lennon
So mote it be!!

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Blessed be my little witch. To those who came before and those who will come after, know that the Goddess is with you always.
Thank you all my dear readers…be blessed. ~GrannyMoon
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Each And Every Day A Feast Day!
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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:  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!

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:  Light Blue, Pale Green

Candle: Green

Colors for Tomorrow: Black

Lucky Sign: Friday Is The Lucky Day For Taurus And Libra

Friday – Love, romance, marriage, friendship. Cast love spells on Fridays. Wear blue robes and use turquoise and ruby. Wear emerald or cat’s eye.

Saturday – A day for, psychic ability, communications, new beginnings, protection, bindings, mourning and for bidding farewell to old ways.
Wear brownish colors and use lead or onyx.

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Lunabar Moon Almanack for Friday, 15 May, 2015
Waning, Crescent Moon          Age: 27 ¼ days.
Ascending Node is at 7° Libra.
Moon in 27th degree of the Sign Aries, the Ram;
also in 27th deg. of the Constellation Pisces, the Fishes.
Moonrise: 4:14 morn.  Souths: 10:47 morn.  Moonset: 5:30 eve.

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Aspects of Aries: Yang, Masculine, Solar, Positive, Diurnal, Fiery, Cardinal, Barren, Horary Eastern, Vernal, Boreal, Commanding, Equinoctial, Feral, Bestial, Animal, Four-footed, Dry, Bitter, Hoarse, 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, and Sagittarius.

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Current Moon Phase: Waning Crescent

Waning Crescent – occurs when the Moon is partly but less than one-half illuminated by direct sunlight while the illuminated part is decreasing.

Crescent Phase: Keywords for the Crescent phase are: expansion, growth, struggle, opportunity. It is the time in a cycle that you gather the wisdom learned in the new phase and communicate your intention to move forward. Light a candle. Write or read an affirmation. Listen and absorb! Commit to your goal.

Time: From Full Moon to Dark Moon (approx.14 days)

Goddess Aspect: Crone

Associated Goddesses: Cailleach, 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.

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Moon Moon, Mother Moon
Lunar Lore

If the moon on a Saturday be new or full,
There always was rain, and there always wull.
– Worcestershire
Then the domestic dog, to east and west,
Expounds the passions burning in his breast.
The rising moon o’er that enchanted land
Pauses to hear and yearns to understand.
– Ambrose Bierce, “The Devil’s Dictionary.”
The nearer to twelve in the afternoon, the drier the moon.
The nearer to twelve in the forenoon, the wetter the moon.

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Moon in the Lunar Mansion
Batn-Alhut, The Belly of the Fish, also known as
Piscis, The Fish.
Marked by the fix’d Star: Mirach, in Andromeda.
Next swims the “Southern Fish” which bears a Name
From the South wind, and spreads a feeble Flame.
To him the “Flouds” in spacious windings turn.
~ Thomas Creech’s trans. of Manilius’ “Poeticon Astronomicon”.

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Lunabar Sun Almanack for Friday, 15 May, 2015
Sunrise: 5:55 morn.    Sunset: 8:13 eve.
Length of Day: 14h. 18m.
Dawn: 5:26 morn.    Dusk: 8:43 eve.
Length of Twilight: 0h. 29m.
Sun in 24th degree of the Sign Taurus, the Bull;
also in 2nd degree of the Constellation Taurus, the Bull;

Solar Lore
The sun is noted to be hotter when it shineth forth between
clouds than when the sky is open and serene.
~ Bacon

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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 says “I am a Witch” aloud three times.

     “I am a Witch”

     “I am a Witch”

     “I AM A WITCH”!!!

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Readings by GrannyMoon ~ 3 of Cups

Let your feelings and your creative energy flow! Have fun! Take risks! Open your heart and your mind.
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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
Goddess Month of Hera begins 5/16 – 6/12
Celtic Tree Calendar: Uath (Hawthorn) – May 13 to June 9

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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 Maia: Originally a Star Goddess, later older sister of the Pleiades, our name for this month comes from Her. Find the Pleiades in the sky tonight. Their reappearance heralded the coming of the growing season to the ancient Celts.

River God of the Tiber: On this date in ancient times, the Romans performed an annual purification rite consisting of the “sacrifices” of twenty-seven straw puppets to the River God of the Tiber.

Greece: Festival of Maia – in honor of the Goddess Maia of the full moon. Maia is one of the seven sisters known as the Pleiades.

Rome: Mercuralia, the Festival of Mercury. Rites would be performed at the Temple of Mercury in Rome in which those who desired his favors would sprinkle their heads, their ships and merchandise, and their businesses with water taken from the well at Porta Capena.

1995 – Archaeologists discover the largest tomb in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt; it is believed to the resting place for the sons of Ramses II.

In the ancient Roman calendar, this day was sacred to the Goddess Maia (For whom May is named) and also to Vesta, goddess of the hearth and all sacred fires. On this day Vesta’s devotees, the Vestal Virgins, offered prayers to request an adequate supply of water for the coming summer months. The festival of Maia was always observed a week before the entry of the Sun into Gemini, ruled by Maia’s son Mercury (Hermes).

In the ancient Egyptian calendar, the month of Epipi, sacred to the protective Cobra Goddess Wadjet, begins with festivals of Hathor and Bastet. In contrast to the preceding month of Payni, Epipi is a markedly feminine-centered month which celebrates above all the female forces of latent vitality and continuity in nature; and the critical importance of Truth, embodied by the Goddess Ma’at, in all universal order. Some of the May events in the dramatic month-long festival cycle that now begins

St Dympna – Matron saint of the mentally ill, this obscure 7th century Irish princess has a shrine in Gheel, just east of Antwerp in Belgium, where people have come for centuries seeking healing from mental illness. The whole town is a sort of mental hospital without walls. On Dympna’s feast day, there is a procession to the saint’s tomb. Rufus, Anneli, The World Holiday Book, Harper San Francisco 1994

St Isidore – This 11th century Spanish saint, who spent his whole life working in the fields, is the patron of farmers and Madrid.
He is usually depicted wearing blue pants and a cape, a sack slung over one shoulder, kneeling in prayer while an angel plows the land behind him with a pair of white oxen. In the Vodou tradition, he is associated with Asaka, the “Minister of Agriculture,” who wears a blue denim shirt and a broad-brimmed straw hat, and carries a straw satchel, the typical garb of a peasant farmer in Haiti.

St Isidore is also the patron of plough-pulling animals. Filipinos honor their primary beast of burden, the water-buffalo, on this holiday by garlanding the animals with flower and marching them to church to be blessed. Afterward they race the animals across the fields, then gather for a feast. Every house features a pahiya, a lush arrangement of coconut, sugar cane, pineapple, banana, cookies and candies made of steamed, tinted and hardened rice shaped like leaves. At the end of the day, the pahiya is given away for good luck. Brown, Karen McCarthy, Mama Lola: A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn, University of California Press 1991
Rufus, Anneli, The World Holiday Book, Harper San Francisco 1994

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Tasha’s Day by Day Astro Planner  

Fri. 5/15 Fiery Aries Moon combined with Mars/Saturn push/pull could mean frustrated feelings. Patience is needed.

Sat. 5/16 Steady Taurus Moon provides great energy for outdoor chores. Venus trine Neptune generates appreciation for all things mystical.

Sun. 5/17 Sensuous Taurus Moon suggests take it easy and have fun in the sun.

Mon. 5/18 Gentle Taurus New Moon becomes busy Gemini Moon early AM, providing energy to gather thoughts for “re” projects to accomplish during Mercury Retrograde, also today. Repeat directions and clarify communications.

Tue. 5/19 Chatty Gemini Moon enhances communications.

Wed. 5/20 Tender Cancer Moon helps care for all.

Thu. 5/21 Moody Cancer Moon suggests asking for what is needed. Sun into Gemini brings energy to travel, communication. Late Venus opposing Pluto says go slow with desires.

Fri. 5/22 Flirty Gemini Moon smiles through the day. Romantic Leo Moon says go out and play. Later Sun opposing Saturn could solidify actions.

Sat. 5/23 Creative Leo Moon suggests art projects for fun.

Sun. 5/24 Playful Leo Moon brings joyous energy to the day.

Mon. 5/25 Picky Virgo Moon is needed to rein in Venus Square Uranus and Mars Square Neptune. Impulsive choices best postponed today. Vision may be unclear.

Tue. 5/26 Clever Virgo Moon helps bring mindful energy to good solutions.

Wed. 5/27 Analytical Virgo Moon is assisted by Mercury conjunct Mars for crisp efficiency.

Thu. 5/28 Balance loving Libra Moon helps keep the peace.

Fri; 5/29 Justice oriented Libra Moon can help pierce Mercury Square Neptune confusion. Be mindful.

Sat. 5/30 Penetrating Scorpio Moon gets to the bottom of issues; Sun conjunct Mercury helps.

Sun. 5/31 Mystery loving Scorpio Moon finds food for thought as Sun squares Neptune.


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Goddess Of The Day:  Fire Woman
Barbecue Festival (Kentucky)

Themes:  Sun; Fire; Family; Love
Symbols: Fire;Hearth:(Stove/Grill)

About Fire Woman: Since the United States is a melting pot of culture, we turn to the Fire Woman of Borneo to instruct us in making fires by rubbing wood together, followed by subsequent lessons in cookery!  Today she continues her warming ways by teaching us how to keep lovin’ in the oven!

To Do Today:  Cook outdoors!  Fire Woman, by her very nature, is part of that grill or hibachi.  I must confess this festival is included for my sake, since weekend barbecues are my summer fire rituals.  Kentucky is considered the barbecue capital of the world (they’ve never been to Buffalo), and over the course of this festival in a town by the name of Owensboro, over ten tons of meat will be cooked and consumed, as the day takes on the ambiance of a huge “family” picnic.

In choosing your menu, think either hot, spicy foods to emphasize Fire Woman’s fiery aspect or foods that metaphysically engender love.  One combination that stresses both is strawberry-garlic grilled chicken (add crushed berries to honey, ginger, and garlic for a sauce).  Vegetarians can use this sauce on potatoes or shitake mushrooms instead.

If you don’t have time for a barbecue, light any candle briefly sometime today to honor Fire Woman and draw her loving energy into your home.
By Patricia Telesco ~ From “365 Goddess” and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast

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Healing Arts and Pagan Studies ~ Sensual Bedroom Spray

10 drops Jasmine
5 drops Patchouli
5 drops Sandalwood
5 drops Ylang Ylang

Add to 16 oz. distilled water in spritzer bottle. Shake well before each use.
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Healing Arts and Pagan Studies ~ Sedona Vortex Stone

Properties: famous for its energy centers or vortex, Sedona has become a magnet for those seeking powerful enlightenment and a spiritual presence. These amazing stones pulse with energy! My stones have been gathered at the Cathedral Rock Vortex. This vortex, also lovingly referred to as “mama rock”, has a compassionate, nurturing, feminine energy that engulfs you when you work with these stones.

Cathedral Rock Vortex is famous for sacred Native ceremonies of the heart, as well as weddings. Referred to as the “Cathedral without walls” this magnetic vortex has concentrated energy rising from the earth. You feel a range of sensations from a slight tingling on exposed skin, or a vibration emanating from the ground, but most often this vortex is felt by a palpable sensation across the nape of the neck and the shoulders.

This amazing red stone has a warm and grounding energy to it. It connects to our Root Chakra, brings about sensations of fire, desire, awakening and power. Each ancient stone comes with its history, how to use it as an energy tool, a related meditation, as well as how to cleanse, care and nuture it.

Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac
Therapies for healing
mind, body, spirit

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Because of Isis, there is heaven.
Because of Isis, there is an earth.
Because of Isis, winds blow on the desert.
Because of Isis, the sweet sun shines.
Because of Isis, the river floods in spring.
Because of Isis, plants bear fruit.
Because of Isis, we live and grow strong.
Because of Isis, we have breath to give thanks.
~Egyptian Prayer To Isis

For most of human history, spring has been a difficult time. Certainly, the weather is easier than several months ago; the winter storms no longer blow and the light is stronger. But food stocks, from the previous year’s harvest, would have been perilously low for our foremothers in spring. Cleansing fasts, such as those celebrated through the Christian season of Lent, were as much a necessity as a discipline, for there was not much left in the storehouses, and the new season’s crops had not yet borne their fruits.

Yet it was still a season for gratefulness, for hope spring up with each new sprout that emerged from the wintry earth. Even in the midst of want and hunger, the sight of new growth is a happy one. In our times of need, we can remember the promise of spring’s green – and it can help us find hope again within us.
By Patricia Monaghan
From “The Goddess Companion” and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives

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GrannyMoon is Founder and Mother High Priestess of GoddessSchool, Sisters of the Burning Branch, dedicated to the Feminine Divine, which is celebrating it’s 15th year! 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.

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About The Morning Feast and – The teachings here are based on ordinary magick, the principle that the mundane and the Divine are not separate, but peacefully coexist in all things. Know Mother Earth as the ultimate healer, and learn to utilize her gifts of nature. Inside each woman is a being of wisdom, deeply connected to the phases of the moon and the tides of the sea. All we need to do is trust our innate wisdom.

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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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