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Mother sublime and supernal,
again and again You pour out
upon me Your bounty.
With each turn of the season You
vouchsafe to me some gift
without which I would be left wanting.
My spirit gropes feebly toward Your brightness;
You instruct my desire, as I
am but a child. reaching for her Mother.
Always You hold out Your hand to
and rejoice my growth and understanding.
World-Mother of us all
to You I offer gratitude and praise.
Sit by a stream or fountain . Close your eyes and listen to the water.
What thoughts do the music call forth?
The Book Of Hours: Prayers to the Goddess
By Galen Gillotte
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: Tiu’s Day or Tyr’s Day!
The day of Mars…also Ares, Tiwaz, Tiw (from whom it is named), Tuisco, and Tyr. Tuesday is ruled by Mars, whose Magickal influences are: Passion, courage, aggression, and protection. Tuesday comes under the influence of Mars, the planet associated with vitality, passion, ambition, and raw, unabashed power.
Mars energy makes the mind acute, and the body restless; therefore, on Tuesday we are likely to exert ourselves physically and take action to achieve goals. This day is dynamic and high-spirited, and the prevailing energies may include carelessness and destructiveness as well, so it is good to be cautious—especially while traveling.
Tuesday is the proper day of the week for spell work based on justified wrath, wearing red and using iron or amethyst. Money, enemies, courage, energy. Wear a ruby, star sapphire, or emerald. Use topaz in amulets.
Today’s Magickal Influences ~ Destination, War, Courage, Surgery, Physical Strength
Today’s Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman
Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Incense: Lignum Aloes, Plantain
Color of The Day: Red
Heads Up For Tomorrow: Green, brown, amethyst, yellow
Lucky Sign: Tuesday Is The Lucky Day For Aries
Heads Up For Tomorrow: Wear Green and Silver
Tuesday revolves around the energy of Mars, Tuesdays are good for business, mechanical things, buying and selling animals, hunting, beginning studies, gardening, sexual activities, and confrontation. This is a day for sex magick, energy, stamina, and health. As in the old saying, Tuesdays child is full of grace, is also good for success magick and defense against enemies.
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Lunabar Moon Almanack for Tuesday, 14 July, 2015
Waning, Crescent Moon Age: 28 ¼ days.
Moon Runs High.
Moon in 10th degree of the Sign Crabba, the Crab fish;
also in 11th deg. of the Constellation Gemini, the Twins.
Moonrise: 4:40 morn. Souths: 11:57 morn. Moonset: 7:16 eve.
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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.
The Current Moon Phase Is: Waning Crescent – this occurs when the Moon is partly but less than one-half illuminated by direct sunlight while the illuminated part is decreasing.
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 & ABSORB. Commit to your goal.
Spells and rituals involving the Water element should be performed when the Moon is in a Water sign: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces.
Aspects of Crabba 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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Moon Moon, Mother Moon
When the moon rises red and appears large, with clouds,
expect rain in twelve hours.
~ Collected in R. Inwards, “Weather Lore”.
Peas and Beans Sowed upon a new Moon, and she
in good Aspect of Jupiter or Venus, from aery or
watery Signs, they never leave blooming till they
begin to wither.
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”
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Lunabar Sun Almanack for Tuesday, 14 July, 2015
Sunrise: 5:54 morn. Sunset: 8:33 eve.
Length of Day: 14h. 39m.
Dawn: 5:22 morn. Dusk: 9:04 eve.
Length of Twilight: 0h. 31m.
Sun in 21st degree of the Sign Crabba, the Crab fish;
also in 22nd degree of the Constellation Gemini, the Twins;
If at sunrise the clouds do not appear to surround the sun,
but to press upon him from above as if they were going to
eclipse him, a wind will arise from the quarter on which the
clouds incline. If this takes place at noon, the wind will
be accompanied by rain.
~ Francis Bacon, “Historia Ventorum”.
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Aspects of Crabba/Cancer: 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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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 can be passionate about their ideals and values as they are changing.
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Readings by GrannyMoon ~ 5 of Cups
Keywords for today: Fortitude -Criticism – Consequence -Determination
Your mind has been so focused on financial aspects. However, high stress and tension brings illness and inertia. Today…take your mind off of things! Bake bread, give a massage, sculpt, draw, plant a garden, make candles, shovel snow! Keeping your hands and mind busy!
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Seasons of the Witch – Legends and Lore, Ancient Holidays
And Some Not So Ancient!
Today Is …
“Egyptian: First of the Epagomenal Days : Yesterday was the last day of the Egyptian year. Now there are five days outside of the year before the start of the next year.
Birthday of Osiris: Today is the birthday of Osiris, the Egyptian God of life and death. Osiris ruled the world of men in the beginning, after Ra had abandoned the world to rule the skies, but he was murdered by his brother Set. Through the magic of Isis, he was made to live again. Being the first living thing to die, he subsequently became lord of the dead. He was also the first mummy and supposedly the first Pharoah.
Horus: On this day, the birth of the wiccan falcon-headed god Horus is celebrated by many pagans. Light a royal-blue altar candle and burn some frankincense and myrrh as a fragrant offering to him.
Crop Circles: On this day in the year 1988, a series of mysterious crop circles began to appear in a wheat field near Silbury Hill in southwestern England.
O-Bon, Japanese Festival of the Ancestors. Set up an ancestor altar. Begin or review the genealogy of your family. Call your Grandparents if they are among the ancestors!
Synoikia -On the 16th day of Hecatombion, and two days after the full moon, the Athenians honored Eirene or peace.
Norwegian Midsummer Day -According to an ancient calendar stick, this was the midpoint of the summer season in Norway
BASTILLE DAY: Tremendous festivity throughout France. Paris dances all night along the Seine & in the streets
DADA DAY. First Dada soirée: ”… in the presence of a compact crowd Tzara demonstrates, we demand we demand we demand the right to piss in different colours”.
PANDEMONIUM DAY. Sounds like most every other day of the week.
HUNGRY GHOST FESTIVAL: On this day, Buddhists feed the spirits of those who lived lives of hard-hearted greed & envy. They burn fake money & clothes for the use of the spirits.
Remember The Ancient Ways and Keep Them Holy!
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GoddessMonth of Kerea begins 7/11 – 8/8
Celtic Tree Calendar: Tinne (Holly) – July 8 to August 4
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July Moon Phases
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 Planner for July 2015
Tue. 7/14 Loving Cancer Moon Has us all caring for one another.
Wed. 7/15 Cautious Cancer New Moon hatches home repair or family gatherings. Mars/Pluto intensifies opportunities to clear out and clean up. Mercury/Pluto PM indicates a potential for truth to emerge.
Thu. 7/16 Dramatic Leo Moon shines for performances. Mercury/Mars indicates good timing for action.
Fri. 7/17 Royal Leo Moon promotes expansive feelings today.
Sat. 7/18 Playful Leo Moon suggests having fun. After 6:30 diligent Virgo Moon makes for good organizing. Mars/Uranus says take extra care with machinery and action oriented movement. Use this energy to make a breakthrough.
Sun. 7/19 Tidy Virgo Moon helps get everything in order.
Mon. 7/20 Particular Virgo Moon helps scrub up the surroundings
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Today’s Goddess: Minne
Linden Festival (Germany)
Themes:Protection; Love; Luck; Devotion; Unity
Symbols: Linden Tree; Cup; Beer
About Minne: Minne is a German Goddess of love and fertility. Her name–meaning “remembrance”–was applied to a special cup for lovers in this part of the world. The cup was filled with specially prepared beer and raised between two people wishing to deepen their love. This gives Minne a strong association with devotion, unity, and fidelity.
To Do Today: During the second weekend in July, people in Geisenheim, Germany, gather around an ancient Linden Tree (six hundred plus years old) and celebrate the year’s new wine. All aspects of the festival take place beneath the Linden’s branches, which in magic terms represent safety and good fortune. The Linden flowers portray Minne’s spirit, having been used in all manner of love magic! To protect a relationship, two lovers should carry dried Linden flowers with them always.
When making a promise to each other, a couple may drink a wooden goblet of beer today, linking their destinies. Raise the glass to the sky first, saying, “Minne’s love upon our lips, devotion in each sip.”
Drink while looking deeply into each other’s eyes. Or, exchange pieces of Linden wood as a magical bonding that invokes Minne’s blessing. If Linden isn’t native to your area, other trees and bushes that promote Minne’s loving qualities include avens, elm, lemon, orange, peach, pear, primrose, rose, and willow.
By Patricia Telesco ~ From “365 Goddess” and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast
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Healing Arts and Pagan Studies – A Summer Favorite
2 small cucumbers thinly sliced
1 large navel orange, peeled and sliced
1 carton (8 oz.) sweetened plain yogurt
½ tsp orange juice
Dash salt, optional
In a bowl, combine cucumbers and orange slices. Combine yogurt and orange juice. Pour over salad and toss to coat.
Cover and refrigerate until serving. Just before serving, season with salt, if desired.
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Healing Arts and Pagan Studies ~ Spell to Find a Sacred Stone
One of my favorite activities is searching for magical stones. Magical stones do not need to be precious or valuable, they only need to catch the eye and remind us of the beauty of the place we found them. These stones can be placed on our altar or in a special place. Stones are magical because they help us feel grounded and more down-to-earth. To do this, you need only walk out into a natural setting on the Full Moon. Be sure it’s a place where you feel particularly peaceful and spiritually uplifted.
As you walk along your trail, allow your eyes to soften their focus as you begin to look from side to side. As you walk, ask the spirits of the land to help you find a special stone that you can keep. Listen to the voice of the place-it may feel silent but there are many tree, plant, and stone spirits that can communicate with you. Listen to the land attentively and then keep your eyes peeled. You may be asked to walk off the path a short ways. Or you may be led to a part of the land you have never seen before.
As you open up your heart to receive communication, you may encounter a small rock that sings out to you. This is the powerful rock that can help teach you the magic of the land you’re walking on. Give thanks and take the stone back to your home. Honor it and the land it came from by placing it in a special place in your house.
By Jonathan Keyes
From GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives
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“The Goddess Companion”
Pomona lived in ancient times,
a nymph whose merest touch would green
an orchard, would fill its boughs with fruit.
Oh how Pomona loved her orchards!
The rest of nature left her cold, but
fruit trees! apples! pears! These were
Pomona’s great delight, her fiercest joy.
She bore a knife, but not for hunting:
no, hers was used to trim a hedge
of rose or cherry-wood, or to prune
a fruitless tree, or graft an aged apple
so that it burst forth anew.
Orchards were her secret nurseries
and trees were her beloved ones
who never thirsted, never withered.
Oh! to live among Pomona’s trees!
Oh! to be loved as much as that!
The Roman Goddess Pomona was honored as the spirit of fruit trees, and also as the gardener who tends them. For many people, connection with nature occurs primarily through gardening. Even in urban areas, a pot of marigolds on a balcony will brighten the darkest day. The connection between people and plants is one that has always illuminated myth and ritual. Although few rituals exist today to celebrate the great productivity of plant and animal life each summer, we can build our own with friends and family. Eating the first corn, cutting the first ripe tomato, grilling fresh fish in the open air: if done consciously, these can become rituals of thanksgiving and love to the earth that sustains us.
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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