GrannyMoon*s Morning Feast 20 May 15

Honoring the Goddess Every Day!

Divine Mother, thank you for the lifeforce that surges through the earth and pulses within me on this Maymorning. Help me tend the garden of my mind which is like a fertile field in which Your Consciousness grows.
Help me weed out the sprouts of arrogance, the “know-it-all” thoughts and actions based on the insecurity of the ego, that prevent God/dess seed within from coming fully to flower.

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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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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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.“ 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, 20 May, 2015
Waxing, Crescent Moon          Age: 2 ¾ days.
Moon Runs High.
Moon in 6th degree of the Sign Crabba, the Crab fish;
also in 7th deg. of the Constellation Gemini, the Twins.
Moonrise: 8:07 morn.  Souths: 3:25 eve.  Moonset: 10:48 eve.

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Aspects of Crabba: Yin, Feminine, Lunar, Negative, Nocturnal, Watery, Cardinal, Fruitful, Horary Northern, Summery, Boreal, Commanding, Solstitial, Tropical, Moist, Dumb, Mute, Cold, Psychic, Sensitive..

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The Current Moon Phase Is: The Waxing Crescent Moon

Time: From New Moon To Full (Approx. 14 Days)

Goddess Aspect: Maiden

Associated Goddesses: Artemis, Branwen, Eriu, Nymph, Epona

Magickal Attributes: Invoking Beginnings, New Projects, Ideas, Inspiriation, Energy, Vitality, Freedom. Workings On This Day Are For “Constructive” Magick (Love, Wealth, Success, Courage, Friendship, Luck Or Health.)

Perform magic on Waxing Moons to attract a new quality or behavior, to increase the light within, to attain personal and spiritual growth and greater awareness. The quarter moon suggests a period of overcoming obstacles and continuing on the path to growth.

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

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Mercury in Retrograde

While Mercury is retrograde, familiar channels of communications become tangled and confused. Expect delays and changes in plans. Use this time for researching and problem-solving.

This is a great time to rewrite and edit, rework an old project or successfully repeat a task. Reevaluate and reconsider, but hold final decisions and approvals until Mercury goes direct.

The tendency is to initialize or finalize projects prematurely. The contents of verbal or written contracts and plans made now may later seem inadequate or unclear. This is not a good time to buy on the spur of the moment without investigation.

This is also not a good time to purchase electronic equipment or cars. Major purchases may be reduced in price after the retrograde period and you can save money by waiting. Major repairs or surgery performed now may be incomplete or plagued by unexpected repercussions.

Double-check and reconfirm every detail. Typed or written errors are easily overlooked, paperwork mislaid, appointments forgotten. Let your sense of humor overcome the challenge of unexpected adjustments.

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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.
The Egyptians worshipped the cat as a symbol of the moon,
not only because it is more active after sunset,
but from the dilation and contraction of its pupil,
symbolical of the waxing and waning of the night-goddess.
~ Brewer, “Dictionary of Phrase & Fable”.
What is there in thee, Moon? That thou shouldst move my
heart so potently? ~John Keats

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Moon in the Lunar Mansion
Alhak’a, A White Spot, also known as
Caput Canis Validi, The Head of the Strong Dog.
Marked by the fix’d Star: Meissa, in Orion.
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Orion with his glittering belt and sword
Gilded since time has been, while time shall be.
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Thou splendid soulless warrior!  What to thee,
Marching along the bloodless fields, are we!
~ Lucy Larcom, “Orion.”

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Lunabar Sun Almanack for Wednesday, 20 May, 2015
Sunrise: 5:51 morn.    Sunset: 8:17 eve.
Length of Day: 14h. 26m.
Dawn: 5:21 morn.    Dusk: 8:47 eve.
Length of Twilight: 0h. 30m.
Sun in 29th degree of the Sign Taurus, the Bull;
also in 7th degree of the Constellation Taurus, the Bull;

Solar Lore
The weary sun hath made a golden set,
And by the bright track of his fiery car
Gives token of a goodly day to-morrow.
~ Shakespeare, “Richard III.”
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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.

Sun moves into Gemini” Sign of the Twins, influenced by Mercury. Especially favorable time for learning and studies of all kinds.
(Why final exams are always held at this time!)
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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 makes their own rules, but can abide by the rules of Nature.

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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 of Hera begins 5/16 – 6/12
Celtic Tree Calendar: Uath (Hawthorn) – May 13 to June 9

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May Moon Phases

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 Dedicated to Sekhmet. Light a candle for Her on your altar at noon.

Bendidia – The festival honoring the Thracian goddess Bendis falls on the 19th day of the Greek lunar month of Thargelion. In Plato’s republic she is depicted wearing a Phyrgian cap, the cloak and short tunic of a huntress, high fur-topped boots and carrying a spear. At the ritual in her honor, women offered her wheat. Monagan says she was a Cappadocian Goddess similar to Gaea (the Earth-Mother). Monaghan, Patricia, The Book of Goddesses and Heroines, Llewellyn 1981

Plynteria ~ On this date, a sacred festival called the Plynteria was celebrated annually in ancient Greece. The festival was held in honor of Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom and Battle, and the patroness of the city of Athens (which was named after her), and included the ritual sea cleansing of her statue, followed by prayers in the Parthenon and feasting.
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Tasha’s Day by Day Astro Planner

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: Bai Mundan
Ch’un Hyang (Korea)

Themes:  Love; Devotion; Romance; Femininity; Promises
Symbols:  Any items associated with Love and Romance; Peony

About Bai Mundan:  This Goddess is beautiful and sensual but also filled with only the most honorable intentions.  It is her sacred task to tempt the ascetics in keeping of their vows (turning the tables somewhat on the theme of this holiday).  Her name means “white peony”, a flower that in Chinese tradition affords this goddess’s protection.

To Do Today:  This holiday celebrates the heroine in an ancient story, Ch’un Hyang, who secretly married a nobleman’s son.  Even when beaten by a lusty governor, however, she remained devoted and refused all advances, as if guided by Bai Mundan’s fidelity and esteem.  For modern-minded people, this basically means “loving the one you’re with” and really appreciating their companionship today.  If it’s been a while since you’ve given your partner a gift for no reason, or spent quality time alone with them, by all means, do so!  Bai Mundan’s energy is wherever two hearts emit true, faithful emotions.

If you don’t have a partner, try this Bai Mundan love spell.  You’ll need a white peony (or any other white-petaled flower, like a daisy).  Slowly tear off all the petals, saying,

Bai Mundan, for love I ask;
help me in this sacred task.

Let the earth and air accept all the petals but one, which you should carry with you as a love charm.  Release it in thankfulness when your wish is answered.
By Patricia Telesco ~ From “365 Goddess” and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast

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Healing Arts and Pagan Studies ~ Mother Luna’s Guidance Spell

To reach a goal when the path is hard to find, use this potent spell to draw upon Mother Luna’s guidance. The Moon can often be the way to clarity through reflection and ritual. To start, look at the Moon and focus on her energy. After you are in touch with the Moon, focus on your goal, and speak these words three times:

Mother Moon,
I call on thee.
Hear my voice tonight.
The stars shine around you like jewels very bright.
My path has grown misty
and it’s hard to see my way.
Help me, Mother,
to find my path,
So I see what will be.
Shine upon me
with the light that I extol.
Light my path,
and show the way
to my goal.

By: Jenna Tigerheart
From: GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives
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Healing Arts and Pagan Studies ~ Basil Spell for Business Success

You will need:
flower pot
basil seeds
9 pennies

Fill the pot half full of soil. Using a clockwise motion, form a circle with
the pennies, placing them one at a time on top of the soil. As you place each
penny, say:

Money grow and join in force,
Bring new riches from this source.

Cover the pennies with soil until the pot is full. Plant nine basil seeds,
chanting with each one:

Basil seed, as you grow and sprout.
My business shall prosper within and without.

Water the seeds well, and place the pot in the room where most cash
transactions occur. Wrap your hands around the pot and say:

Copper, earth, and seeds, I now enchant
I transform you into a money plant.
Grow lush, bring cash, bring success to me.
As I will so mote it be!

As the plant grows, so will your business.
Taken From GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives 2002
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Healing Arts and Pagan Studies ~ Moon Stone Companions

To tap into the Moon’s power, arrange in a silver-colored bowl any stones you have which are associated with lunar influences. Some good choices are quartz crystal, rutilated quartz, moonstone, marble, undyed howlite, or any smooth white, white and black, or clear stone. Ideally, these should be round, polished pieces small enough to carry. Each Monday, draw one to be your companion for the week. Carry it in a pocket or bag, or place it in your office or workspace where you can see and touch it often.

by deTraci Regula

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She is a breath of power, a pure vision of glory,
a reflection of eternal light, a spotless mirror of goodness.
She is one, but she can do all things.
She remains herself, but renews all things.
Each generation she creates prophets and holy ones,
for she is more beautiful than the sun or the stars,
mightier than the earth itself, and she orders all things well.
~Wisdom 7:25-8:1

In many religious traditions, it is the Goddess who establishes order out of the fertile chaos. She builds the framework of the universe. She marks our time, dividing it into days and weeks and months and years. She guides the rivers into their beds, thus dividing the land and its water sources. She establishes the tides and the rhythms of a woman’s body.

We enact the part of the cosmic Goddess when we, too, make order from the complexity of our own lives. Like her, we can find the patterns within our activities that reveal our inner purpose. Then we can refine our days so that our purpose is made clear. In making such changes, we are embodying the cosmic feminine.
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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