GrannyMoon*s Morning Feast 30 July 15

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Mother,
From the four directions, guide me today with Your wisdom from the east,  
from the south, from the west and from the north.

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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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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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: Thor’s Day

Energy: Male, Ruler:  Jupiter – Rules growth, expansion, generosity – Use for magick involving growth, expansion, prosperity, money, business, attracting more of what you have.

Today’s Magickal Influences ~ Luck, Religion, Healing, Trade And Employment, Treasure, Honors, Riches, Legal Matters

Today’s Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit

Perfumes: Stock, Lilac, Storax, Aloes

Incense:   Nutmeg, Henbane

Color of The Day:  Dark Purple, Indigo, Blue

Colors for Tomorrow: Light Blue, Pale Green

Lucky Sign: Thursday Is The Lucky Day For Sagittarius And Pisces

Candle: Blue

Thor, the God of strength and commitment, ruled over this day. Consider dishes prepared to enhance vigor, stamina,devotion and dedication.

Thursday – A day for religious and political rituals. Dress in purple and use tin or emeralds.
Wear sapphire, cat’s eye, or carnelian. Use sapphire in rituals.

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Lunabar Moon Almanack for Thursday, 30 July, 2015
Waxing, Gibbous Moon          Age: 14 ¾ days.
Moon Void of Course.
Moon in 29th degree of the Sign, and 0th degree
of the Constellation of Capricorn, the Goat.
Moonset: 5:13 morn.  Moonrise: 7:29 eve.
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Waxing 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.

Spells and rituals involving the fire element should be performed when the Moon is in a fire sign: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius.

Aspects of Capricorn ~ Yin, Feminine, Lunar, Negative, Nocturnal, Earthy, Cardinal, Semi-fruitful, Horary Southern, Wintery, Austral, Obeying, Solsitial, Tropical, Dry, Cold, Changeable, Hoarse.

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Moon Moon, Mother Moon
Lunar Lore

The Moon can be represented in five different phases:
New; Full; Crescent or Decrescent; Half;
and Gibbous, or more than half.
– Brewer, “Dictionary of Phrase & Fable”.
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When Luna first her scattered fear recalls,
If with blunt horns she holds the dusky air,
Seamen and swains predict abundant showers.
– Virgil, “Georgics.”
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I am the Mother’s Daughter,
She knows me.
We have met our Goddess,
We are she.
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“Moon-Drop,” in Latin, virus lunare, a vaporous drop
supposed to be shed by the moon on certain herbs
and other objects, when influenced by incantations.
~Brewer, “Dictionary of Phrase & Fable”.
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But how many months be in the year?
There are thirteen, I say;
The midsummer moon is the merryest of all
Next to the merry month of May.
– “Robin Hood and the Curtal Friar.”

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Lunabar Sun Almanack for Thursday, 30 July, 2015
Sunrise: 6:06 morn.    Sunset: 8:21 eve.
Length of Day: 14h. 15m.
Dawn: 5:36 morn.    Dusk: 8:51 eve.
Length of Twilight: 0h. 30m.
Sun in 6th degree of the Sign Leo, the Lion;
also in 9th degree of the Constellation Crabba, the Crab;

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Solar Lore

Sky red in the morning
Is a sailor’s sure warning ;
Sky red at night
Is the sailor’s delight.
~Collected in R. Inwards, “Weather Lore”.

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Aspects of Sun in Leo: Yang, Masculine, Solar, Positive, Diurnal, Fiery, Fixed, Barren, Horary Eastern, Summery, Boreal, Commanding, Feral, Bestial, Animal, Four-footed, Dry, Bitter, Hot

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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 is disorderly and orderly.

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Readings by GrannyMoon ~ Three of Cups

Why not get together with friends today. There’s nothing like mutual enjoyment of shared pleasures.

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Seasons of the Witch – Legends and Lore, Ancient Holidays
And Some Not So Ancient!

Today Is …

Feast of St. Anne, Mother of Mary – It is She to whom the term “immaculate conception” applies. A Goddess of sacred sexuality. Celebrate your sexuality in an appropriate way.

In Nova Scotia, this day is sacred to the Micmac Indian tribe. It is believed that all those who are wed or christened at this time will be blessed with happiness and good health by the Great Spirits. Saint Ann (the Mother Goddess) and Gloosca (the Father God) are honored.

Saint Ann (the Mother Goddess) and Gloosca (the Father God) are honored in Nova Scotia, this day is sacred to the Micmac Indian tribe. It is believed that all those who are wed or christened at this time will be blessed with happiness and good health by the Great Spirits.

St. Abdon – Patron of hygiene. In the Vosges Mountains of Europe, the ashes of ferns cut and burned on this feast keep away insects and unwanted guests. Leach, Maria, editor of Funk and Wagnalls Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology and Legend, Harper & Row 1972

July Other Holidays:
31: Birthday of author JK Rowling
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Remember the ancient ways and keep them sacred!
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Live each Season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each. ~Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862)

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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
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

August Moon Phases
Last Quarter falls on Thursday, 06 August, 2015 at 10:05 PM
New Moon falls on Friday, 14 August, 2015 at 10:54 AM
First Quarter falls on Saturday, 22 August, 2015 at 3:32 PM
Full “Sturgeon” Moon falls on Saturday, 29 August, 2015 at 2:37 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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Tasha’s Day by Day Planner for July 2015

Thu. 7/30 Wheel and deal with political Capricorn Moon until 5:40 PM then relax and have fun with inventive Aquarius Moon.

Fri. 7/31 Friendly Aquarius Full Moon suggests gatherings. Venus backs into Leo for romantic choices.

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Today’s Goddess: Tiamat
Dinosaur Days (Colorado)

Themes: History; Change; Spirituality; Fertility; Birth; Creativity
Symbols: Reptiles; Seawater

About Tiamat: The personification of creative, fertile forces in Assyro-Babylonian traditions, Tiamat gave birth to the world. She is the inventive power of chaos, whose ever-changing energy hones the human soul and creates unending possibilities for its enlightenment. In later accounts, Tiamat took on the visage of a half-dinosaur or dragonlike creature, symbolizing the higher and lower self, which must work together for positive change and harmonious diversity.

To Do Today: Taking place at the Dinosaur National Monument, this festival celebrates the ancient, mysterious dinosaurs that speak of the earth’s long-forgotten past – a past that Tiamat observed and nurtured. One fun activity to consider for today is getting an archaeology dinosaur kit at a local science shop and starting to “dig up” the past for yourself! As you work, meditate on the meaning of Tiamat’s energy in your life. The more bones you uncover, the more you’ll understand and integrate her transformative energy.

Carry a fossil in your pocket today to help keep you connected to Tiamat and her spiritual inventiveness. Or, wash your hands with a little saltwater so that everything you touch is blesses with Tiamat’s productive nature and cleansing.
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By Patricia Telesco ~ From “365 Goddess” and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast

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Healing Arts and Pagan Studies – Find Romance Spell

This is a good time to rekindle the love that is already there. To prepare for this spell, you will need some essential oils of jasmine and rose, as well as a piece of red clothing such as a shirt or a scarf. To begin, simply take a bath and place a few drops of each essence in the tub with you. As you bathe and cleanse yourself, say these words several times while you stir the bath.

“Stir in jasmine
Stir in rose,
I cleanse myself from head to toe.
Bring me love And bring me heat;
Passion, romance come to me.”

Once you have finished bathing, put on your clothes and wear something red when you go out-the scarf or shirt. You don’t need to overdo it, just a bit of red will do. Then, try going out dancing or go to a party where you don’t know many people. Be open to possibilities. Or, if you are already with a partner, go out on a fun date such as dinner at a new and fancy restaurant. See what kind of magic can happen.
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By Jonathan Keyes
From: GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives
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Healing Arts and Pagan Studies – Remember Who You Are

The film in a camera is forever obsessed with the thought of you. Your face is imprinted on its memory forever. The film clings to your image. It is obsessed with you. A mirror reflects your image, but it is different from the film that also reflects your face. The mirror is not obsessed with the past like the film. The mirror reflects life, whatever is placed in front of it. When that reality shifts and changes, the mirror is left unchanged. Mirrors can change us greatly, because they enable us to see things that we may not have noticed. Like spinach caught between our teeth or the dark side of the soul. But the mirror never changes. The mirror is the sacred witness to everything that chooses to be reflected within its sphere. It has much to teach you. ~Ani, Windhorse Woman
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By Lynn Andrews
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Healing Arts and Pagan Studies – Peppermint

Peppermint is said to strengthen and regenerate the liver.
Use after periods of illness or general weakness.
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From GrannyMoon’s Feast Archives

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“The Goddess Companion”

The Goddess Durga unleashed a shower of weapons, and
demons by the hundreds fell down dead. Others fell
senseless, deafened by the ringing of her bell. Some of
them she bound with ropes and dragged along the
ground. Some of them she split in half, and some she
bashed with her mace. Some demons vomited blood;
others looked like porcupines, so many arrows filled their
flesh. Arms, legs, hands littered the battlefield. Dead and
dying demons covered the battlefield. Blood ran so thick
the ground was impassable. This was Durga: a forest fire,
consuming all in its path, that was how she dealt with the demon army.
~Indian Devi Mahatmya

The Goddess is far from being always peaceful and sweet. She has a fierce side, too, as this passage from Indian epic poetry shows. Durga came into existence when the world was threatened with destruction from a demon army. All the gods could not conquer them, and it looked as though the world would indeed be demolished. But the great Goddess Parvati knit her brow in concern. All her anger consolidated itself there, and from the third eye in the center of her forehead, an armed figure sprang. This was Durga, who proceeded to destroy the demon army and to free the world from their pernicious influence.

The feminine principle is shown, in this great myth, as fierce and unyielding. Like the Greek Athena, the Roman Minerva, the legendary Amazon warriors, and many other fighting Goddesses, Durga shows that strength and power are not limited to the masculine.
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By Patricia Monaghan
From “The Goddess Companion” and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives
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May you never hunger,
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