GrannyMoon*s Morning Feast 17 June 15

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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, 17 June, 2015
Waxing, Crescent Moon          Age: 1 ¼ day.
Ascending Node is at 6° Libra.
Moon in 14th degree of the Sign Crabba, the Crab fish (Cancer);
also in 15th deg. of the Constellation Gemini, the Twins.
Moonrise: 6:49 morn.  Souths: 2:06 eve.  Moonset: 9:27 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: Waxing Crescent, New Moon; The beginning of a new cycle.

Goddess Aspect: Maiden

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

Magickal Attributes: Invoking. Workings On This Day Are For Starting New Ventures,  New Beginnings, Love, Romance, Health Or Job Hunting.

Keywords for the New phase are: beginning, birth, emergence, projection, clarity. It is the time in a cycle that you are stimulated to take a new action. During this phase the new cycle is being seeded by your vision, inner and outer. Engage in physical activity. Spend time alone. VISUALIZE your goals for the 29.6-day cycle ahead. New Moon workings can be done from the day of the new moon to three-and-a-half days after. The new moon is for starting new ventures, new beginnings. Also love and romance, health or job hunting

New Moon is used for personal growth, healing, the blessing of a new project or venture.

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

Spells and rituals involving the water element should be performed when the Moon is in a water sign: Crabba/Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces.

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Moon Moon, Mother Moon
Lunar Lore

Silver was, by the ancient alchemists,
called “Diana” or the Moon.
~Brewer, “Dictionary of Phrase & Fable”


The Moon in conjunction with Venus,
shews a good day, chiefly in Love matters.
~Bethem’s “Centiloquium”.

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Lunabar Sun Almanack for Wednesday, 17 June, 2015
Sunrise: 5:42 morn.    Sunset: 8:35 eve.
Length of Day: 14h. 52m.
Dawn: 5:10 morn.    Dusk: 9:07 eve.
Length of Twilight: 0h. 32m.
Sun in 25th degree of the Sign Gemini, the Twins;
also in 33rd degree of the Constellation Taurus, the Bull;

Solar Lore

If the body of the sun appear blood-red at setting,
it forebodes high winds for many days.
~ Francis Bacon, “Historia Ventorum”.

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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 refuses to submit to self-denial.

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Love, Love, Love – Today is the day for falling in love! Be it another person, place, thing, or yourself!
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Seasons of the Witch – Legends and Lore, Ancient Holidays
And Some Not So Ancient!

Today Is …

Ancient Rome: Lundi Piscateri, the Festival of Fishermen, is celebrated in the Roman traditions with a ritual and blessing of the boats of fishermen.

Greece: Festival of Eurydice, a tree nymph who was transformed into an underworld goddess after dying from a serpent bite was honored annually in ancient Greece.
Ask Her for a dream or vision!

Ancient Egyptian: Day of the procession of Sopdu, the Warrior.

1873 – US: Susan B. Anthony arrested for voting

The Cleansing Lily ~ Annual purification ritual to drive away the evil spirits of the rainy season takes place on this date in Nara, Japan. Lily stalks are blessed by seven white-robed priestesses, and a traditional dance is performed.

Remember The Ancient Ways and Keep Them Holy!

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Goddess Month of Rosea begins 6/13 – 7/10

Celtic Tree Calendar: Duir (Oak) – June 10 to July 7

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June Moon Phases
New Moon falls on Tuesday, 16 June, 2015 at 10:07 AM
First Quarter falls on Wednesday, 24 June, 2015 at 7:04 AM

July Moon Phases
Full “Buck” Moon falls on Wednesday, 01 July, 2015 at 10:22 PM
Last Quarter falls on Wednesday, 08 July, 2015 at 4:26 PM
New Moon falls on Wednesday, 15 July, 2015 at 9:26 PM
First Quarter falls on Friday, 24 July, 2015 at 12:05 AM
Full “Blue” Moon falls on Friday, 31 July, 2015 at 6:45 AM

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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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Tasha’s Day by Day Astro Planner

Mon 15th Bouncy Gemini Moon keeps us on the go. Finish old business to prepare for New Moon tomorrow.
Tue 16th Brotherly New Moon in Gemini helps us see others in a different light, emphasizing our kinship. Begin projects involving communication today
Wed 17th Kindly Cancer Moon suggests loving care of others.
Thur 18th History loving Cancer Moon inclines us toward research, family archives
Fri 19th Playful Leo Moon says take time to have fun
Sat 20th Romantic Leo Moon generates hopes for a happy love match
Sun 21st Summer Solstice (1st Day of Summer) Begins June 21st 2015 (Fact Interesting Facts about Summer / Interesting Facts about Solstices) and Fathers Day (Fact The History of Fathers Day) – Luxury loving Leo Moon begins the day, changing to Practical Virgo Moon at 1 PM. Summer Solstice as Sun enters Cancer at 12:38 EDT. Enjoy the year’s longest day doing something new and different
Mon 22nd Efficient Virgo Moon gets the day off to a good start. Jupiter trining Uranus suggests unusual opportunities may emerge.
Tue 23rd Picky Virgo Moon could help generate undue criticism. Mercury square Neptune could mean misunderstandings. Think twice before commenting
Wed 24th Indecisive Libra Moon says wait and see before acting. Mars into Cancer could make for an emphasis on real estate, home repairs
Thur 25th Beauty Loving Libra Moon suggests we visit an art museum or concert
Fri 26th Justice seeking Libra Moon gives way to passionate Scorpio Moon at 2 PM EDT; have fun with a significant other tonight
Sat 27th Organizing Scorpio Moon means good energy for rearranging and reorganizing home and/or life
Sun 28th Paul Bunyan Day (Fact The History of Paul Bunyan) and Ramadan (begins at sundown in the Middle East/Europe but starts a day later in North America, see below for details) – Possessive Scorpio Moon wants to hold on. Venus Trining Uranus may bring unusual surprises.
Mon 29th Wisdom seeking Sagittarius Moon discovers new ways to perceive as the Venus Uranus energy continues
Tue 30th Fun Loving Sagittarius Moon craves adventures, try somewhere new for lunch.


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Goddess Of The Day: Dainichi-Nyorai
The Cleansing Lily (Japan)

Themes:  Beauty; Cleansing; Protection; Spirituality; Weather
Symbols:  Lilies; Gold-colored items; Light

About Dainichi-Nyorai:  This light-bearing Goddess comes in answer to the Japanese people’s prayers for sunlight.  Having all the sun’s power, Dainichi-nyorai embodies pure goodness, her name meaning “great illuminator.”  With this in mind, call upon this goddess at midyear to assist your quest for enlightenment and keep the road ahead filled with radiance.

To Do Today:  In Shinto tradition, today marks a time when people gather lilies as an offering to entreat the goddess to stop flooding rains.  This is really a form of weather magic.  If you need rain in your area, burn a lily; to banish rain, wave the lily in the air to move the clouds away!

It is customary to anoint one’s hearth (the stove) today with lily (or any floral-scented) oil.  This welcomes Dainichi-nyorai in all her radiant goodness into the heart of your home and the hearts of all those who live there.  Wear something gold while doing this, or decorate your kitchen with a yellow or gold-toned candle.  When you light the candle, whisper Dainichi-nyorai’s name so she can live through that flame, warming every corner of your life.

By the way, if you feel adventurous, lily buds are edible; they have a nutty taste.  Try cooking them in butter and eating them to internalize all the positive energies of this festival and the Goddess.
By Patricia Telesco ~ From “365 Goddess” and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast

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Healing Arts and Pagan Studies ~ Household Protection Spell

To protect your home today, hang a potted rosemary plant near the back door. This will prevent evil from entering the house. You might also choose to hang a sprig of garlic cloves for the same purposes. Also, you can use the garlic or rosemary for cooking while they are protecting the house. Just replace the garlic sprig before using the last piece.

By: Therese Francis
From GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives
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Healing Arts and Pagan Studies ~ Headaches

When using essential oils for a headache, try inhalation from a tissue. This method often
works faster and better than massage. Oils to try are Lavender, Chamomile, Peppermint,
Basil and Rosemary.

From GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives
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Healing Arts and Pagan Studies –  Summer Solstice Celebrations

All week long, pagans will be celebrating the annual cyclical climax where the Sun achieves it’s glorious domination over Night. The veil between life death is at its least permeable at the Solstice; daylight hours of warmth, abundance, safety begin inevitably waning from this time on until Night Moon assume rule after the Equinox , so we celebrate now, at the height of Day’s power, giving thanks for summer’s blessings. praying for protection as the Sun’s vitality diminishes in the months ahead.
GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives

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“The Goddess Companion”

From mountain primrose, from rose and thorn,
from nettle blossoms that bloom in the shade,
from gorse and thistle, I am made,
from lady’s mantle I was born.
Nine flowers gave nine powers, nine trees
and nine more herbs are what formed me.
I am called Bloudewedd.
Earth and magic are in my blood.
~Welsh Song To The Flower Goddess

We are not separate from nature, but are composed of the same atoms and elements as the rest of the world in which we live. When we look around us, we may fail to see that the trees, the sky, the soil – are all part of us. As we breathe, we inhale atoms that once were part of the farthest star. There is no part of the world with which we are not connected.

Earth is in our blood, and so it is magic. Magic is, most simple, intention. And we send our intentions forth into the world constantly. With every thought and image, we co-create the world in which we live. And others around you, similarly, send forth intentions to help create this world. It is out of this complex weave of thought and intention, of blood and magic, that the world we inhabit arises.

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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