GrannyMoon*s Morning Feast 11 Aug 15

Perseid Meteor Showers (NASA)

Honoring the Goddess Every Day at!
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Allow me to experience peace in a way that I can understand. Make this an understanding day!

 So Mote It Be!
The Book Of Hours: Prayers to the Goddess
By Galen Gillotte  
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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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Candle Magick!

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 – 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 to perform rituals involving courage, physical strength, revenge, surgery, and the breaking of negative spells.

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

Colors for Tomorrow: Yellow

Lucky Sign: Tuesday Is The Lucky Day For Aries and Scorpio

Candle: Red

Burn incense of lignum aloes, plantain, Pepper

Ruled by Mars

Tuesday’s angel is Sammael

Tuesday’s Stones: Stones: Garnet, bloodstone, red jasper

Work with destination, war, courage, surgery, physical strength, power, break negative spells

Deities: Ares & Mars, Blue_God, Gwynn_ap_Nudd, Horus, Ninlil, Oghma, Samael, Surtur, Tyr, Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman are honored today.

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Lunabar Moon Almanack for Monday, 10 August, 2015
Waning, Crescent Moon          Age: 26 days.
Moon Runs High.
Moon in 7th degree of the Sign Crabba, the Crab fish;
also in 8th deg. of the Constellation Gemini, the Twins.
Moonrise: 2:35 morn.  Souths: 9:53 morn.  Moonset: 5:12 eve.  

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

Spells and rituals involving the Water Element: Should be performed when the Moon is in a Water sign: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

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Moon Moon, Mother Moon  
Lunar Lore
Sow or plant when the Moon is in Taurus, Scorpio,
or Virgo, in good Aspect with Saturn.
 – Leonard Meager, “The English Gardner”, 1699.

and the evidence of our eyes shows us that the moon is spherical
For how else should the moon as it waxes and wanes
show for the most part a crescent-shaped or gibbous figure,
and only at one moment a half-moon?
~ Aristotle, “On the Heavens.”

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Lunabar Sun Almanack for Monday, 10 August, 2015
Sunrise: 6:16 morn.    Sunset: 8:09 eve.
Length of Day: 13h. 52m.
Dawn: 5:47 morn.    Dusk: 8:38 eve.
Length of Twilight: 0h. 29m.
Sun in 17th degree of the Sign Leo, the Lion;
also in 0th degree of the Constellation Leo, the Lion;

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

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

Today Is …  

Feast of Father Sky – Honoring God as Obatala (Yoruba/Santeria), Ouranos (Greek), Svarog (Slavic), Thor (Norse), Taranis (Celtic), Dyaus (Hindu).  

The Irish festival, “Puck Faire” begins today! Celebrating Robin Goodfellow, a forest sprite.Celtic Puck  Fertility Festival. On this day, an Irish fertility festival known as the Puck Fair begins. The medieval-style festival, which pays homage to the mischievous sprite Robin Goodfellow, continues for three consecutive days.  

Day Dedicated to Kista, Persian Moon Goddess. Pray to Her for the women of Iran/Iraq.

Oddudua, the “Mother of all Gods”, is honored on this day by followers of the Santeria religion in Africa and South America.

Festival Of Happy Feet.  

USA: National Cheer Up A Lonely Individual Day.  

August 11 Chung Yuan, Moon of the Hungry Ghosts – The Chinese honor the dead on the fifteenth day (full moon) of the 7th lunar month. At twilight, boys light lanterns made of lotus leaves (with candles inserted in the deep hollow of the leaf so they make a beautiful glow through the green leaf) and go through the streets singing:

Lotus-leaf candles! Lotus-leaf candles!
Today you are lighted. Tomorrow thrown away.

Another decoration, called an Artemisia lantern, is made from Artemisia plants which are rolled into ropes of glutinous incense and lit, so they gleam like moving fireflies (from the description I would guess these are much like braided sweet grass). Merchants decorate their shops with colored paper cut-outs of lotus blossoms, lotus leaves, flower baskets, herons and egrets, which they call lotus-flower lanterns.

Special customs help out spirits who are homeless, who have no descendants to pray for them, or who drowned and therefore have no resting place. In Buddhist temples, people make “a boat of Buddhist law,” sometimes thirty or forty feet long, out of paper, which will carry them across the sea of want, hunger, thirst and torment and enable them to reach Nirvana.

The boat is burned in the evening. Li-Chen notes that this festival was made popular by Amogha Vajra who came to china from northern India in 719. Each Buddhist temple forms a Yu Lan society which lights lanterns and recites sutras for the wandering souls. Offerings are set out with different kinds fruit, which were said to nurture virtue. In Peking, people went to the Grand Canal to watch the members of one Yu Lan Society perform various entertainments, like stilt walking or lion dances. During the evening, lanterns were lit and set adrift on the waters, while people walked along the banks carrying lotus lanterns. Li-chen, Tun, translated by Derk Bodde, Annual Customs and Festivals in Peking, Peking: Henri Vetch 1936  

August 11-13 Games of Lugh, Peak of Perseids – The Perseid meteor showers peak on this night. Unfortunately this year, because the moon is full, the best to view them will be earlier in the month. For more information on meteor watching. The ancient Celts may have associated them with the light-bearing god Lugh, who is honored at Lughnasad (August 1)., since he is a hero-warrior like the Greek Perseus.

The Irish also called the Perseids “St Lawrence’s Tears,” perhaps indicating that the story of St Lawrence’s trial by fire is a later rendition of the myth of Lugh.One of the stars in the Perseus constellation is Algol, also called the Goron or Medusa. To the Arabs, it was the Demon Star; the Hebrews as Lilith. It was considered an unfortunate, violent and dangerous star by ancient astrologers. Helen Farias points out that both Medusa, who Perseus beheaded, and Balor, who Lugh killed by stabbing his one fiery eye, were described as having malevolent or dangerous eyes. Allen, Richard Hinckley, Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning, Dover 1963 Byrd, Deborah, “Tonight’s Sky,” for July 17 & July 24, 2003,
Farias, Helen, Harvest Mysteries, unpublished manuscript in my collection  

August 11 Dog Days end – This end of the ominous period associated with great heat and danger (see Tisha B’Av (August 7) and Dog Days (July 2).  

August 11 St Attracta – What a great name! She was an Irish saint–the Celtic version of her name is Araght–who lived in the fifth or sixth century. Attwater is coy about what miracles she performed saying only that they were surprising. Attwater, Donald, Dictionary of Saints, Penguin 1965

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Remember the ancient ways and keep them sacred!
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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Goddess of Hesperus begins 8/9 – 9/5

Celtic Tree Calendar: Coll (Hazel) August 4 to September 1

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August Moon Phases

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 August 2015

Tue. 8/11 Caring Cancer Moon helps us look after others.  Jupiter into Virgo for a year enhances practical education.  

Wed. 8/12 Sweet Cancer Moon softens the energy, 5 PM Romantic Leo Moon shines it up. Mercury opposing Neptune says keep your wits sharp.

Thu. 8/13 Bright Leo Moon leads the way to fun. Sun trine Uranus suggests an unusual day.  

Fri. 8/14 Leo New Moon says put more fun and creativity in your life now.  

Sat. 8/15 Practical Virgo Moon says organize useful activity. Sun conjunct Venus brightens choices; Mercury trine Pluto helps frame positive changes.

Sun. 8/16 Efficient Virgo Moon facilitates tasks.

Mon. 8/17 Persnickety Virgo Moon finds what needs fixing; 4:30 PM gentle Libra Moon helps smooth the energy.


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Today’s Goddess : Wohpe
Shooting Star Night (Various Locations)
Themes: Wishes; Peace; Beauty; Pleasure; Cycles; Time; Mediation
Symbols:  Falling Stars; Sweetgrass; Peace Pipe

About Wohpe:  This Lakota Goddess’s name literally means “meteor”. Among the Lakota she is considered the most beautiful of all goddesses.  She generates harmony and unity through the peace pipe, and pleasure from the smoke of sweet grass.  Stories also tell us that she measured time and created the seasons so people could know when to perform sacred rituals.  When a meteor falls from the sky, it is Wohpe mediating on our behalf.

To Do Today:  Go stargazing!  At this time of year, meteors appear in the region of the Perseids, as they have since first spotted in A.D. 800.  People around the world can see these (except for those who live at the South Pole).  If you glimpse a shooting star, tell Wohpe what message you want her to take back to heaven for you.

To generate Wohpe’s peace between yourself and another (or a group of people) get some sweet grass (or lemongrass) and burn it on any safe fire source.  As you do, visualize the person or people with whom you hope to create harmony.  Blow the smoke in the direction where this person lives, saying,

“Wohpe, bear my message sure; keep my intentions ever pure.
Where anger dwells, let there be peace.  May harmony never cease.”

Afterward, make an effort to get a hold of that person and reopen the lines of communication.
By Patricia Telesco ~ From “365 Goddess” and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast
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Healing Arts and Pagan Studies – Perseid Meteor Shower

The brightest meteor shower of the year is here, and its peak is coming soon.

The 2015 Perseid meteor shower began July 13 and runs through Aug. 26, with activity peaking around Aug. 12 and 13.

The Perseids are typically the brightest of the year. This year should be an especially good year for Perseids since the moon will not come out until after sunrise, avoiding the pesky bright light it gives off, reports.

The best time for viewing is after midnight, when the meteors will pick up steam until the “wee hours before dawn,” according to EarthSky.

It will appear to originate from the constellation Perseus, which will be in the northeastern sky on the nights of the Aug. 12 and 13.

Meteor showers happen when the earth passes through the orbit of a comet. Bits of the comet that have broken off pass through earth’s atmosphere, and when they burn up, they create a gorgeous streaking pattern across the night sky.

NASA estimates that at its peak, Perseids will produce up to 100 meteors per hour streaking at 37 miles per second.

Here are some other tips to get the most out of your meteor shower-watching experience:

Find an open location away from bright city lights and other light pollution.

Bring something comfortable to sit or lie down on and try to fill your entire peripheral vision with the night sky. If you’re in a colder climate, dress warmly.

Give your eyes time to adjust to the darkness. This can take up to 20 minutes and can be disrupted by looking at a bright phone or tablet screen. If you need to shine a light on something, use a flashlight with a red filter, the easiest color on your eyes.

Be patient. Give yourself anywhere between 30 minutes and an hour, and the streaking meteors should be easily spotted against the still night sky once your eyes are fully adjusted.

Don’t worry about using telescopes or binoculars. Those devices may actually make it harder for you to see meteors, since they only cover a small portion of the sky. You should be able to easily see the show, and more of it, with just your own two eyes

by Marc Torrence
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Healing Arts and Pagan Studies – Earth Energy Spell

Here’s an exercise to do when you have low energy. It is especially effective for when you are away from home. Sit in a chair, with your feet flat on the floor and your hands flat on your thighs. Become aware that below your feet, if you go deep enough, no matter where you are, is the earth. Feel the energy coming up from the earth, up through your feet and legs into your body. Feel the energy travel up through your hands and arms, and up to your head. Let the energy go out through the top of your head. Feel the energy fall back to earth like the rain, and move through the earth back up through your legs in a endless cycle or loop. Let the energy flow for a little while until you begin to feel restored, then focus your attention elsewhere.

By: Magenta Griffith

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Healing Arts and Pagan Studies – Vetiver

A wonderful remedy for nervousness and exhaustion. The scent is heavy, musk like, very earthy smelling.
A hormonal balancer helpful with female problems like postpartum depression and menopause.
Grounding yet stimulating. Use with Lavender in massage, a bath or a body lotion.

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“The Goddess Companion”
Night, driven away, yields her place to Dawn.
Here she comes, the white one, with her shining calf.
One, then the other:the other;always they move,
one after the other, two sisters on the same path.
They never meet, nor stand to talk to togehter,
but they are similar, though seeming different.
~Indian Rig Veda

The light is diminishing, although in most places almost imperceptibility. Since the year’s longest day,
the summer solstice, many weeks have passed; the point of balance, the equinox, is coming soon.  
At the height of summer, a memory of winter intrudes. Why think of it now? Why not just languish
in the heat and the brightness, pretending that nothing will ever change it.

But life is nothing but changes. Even as we enjoy the sultry weather of late summer, the clock ticks
toward the next season. Awareness of time’s passage need not interfere with our appreciation of the
moment at hand. In fact, the more aware we are of how temporary each pleasure, each sensation,
is, the more we will take time to truly drink it in.  Iced tea on a summer’s night, the blink of fireflies against
dark leaves, the fragrance of late flowers and ripening fruit – all sensuous delights of summer are coming
to a close. Day’s sister night is gathering her forces. Enjoy the day as it passes
By Patricia Monaghan
From “The Goddess Companion” and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives
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