GrannyMoon*s Morning Feast ~ 28 Aug 15



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GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Freya’s Day  

Energy: Female Ruler: Venus – Rules lovers and pleasure, affairs of the heart – Use for magick involving love, peace, beauty, gentleness, women’s problems, healing, protection, lovers, ease, pleasure, affairs. Resolve quarrels today!

Today’s Magickal Influences: All Love Matters, Friendships, Affection, Partnerships, Money, Sex

Today’s Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique

Incense:  Saffron, Verbena

Perfumes: Stephanotis, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

Color of The Day:  Light Blue, Pale Green

Colors for Tomorrow: Black

Lucky Sign: Friday Is The Lucky Day For Taurus And Libra

Candle: Green

Saint Jegudiel represents Friday

GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Saturn’s Day

Day of Seatere, Seater, and Saturn and of Loki, the Norse god of tricks and revelry. Saturday is ruled by Saturn, whose Magickal  influences are: longevity, endings, and homes. Saturday comes under the influence of Saturn. Saturn’s influence directs our attention toward routine chores, customs, and conventional traditions.Saturday is a good day for furthering our ambitions through perseverance, patience, responsible action, and a sense of purpose . Saturday is a good day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving spirit communication, meditation, psychic self-defense, binding, and locating lost things or missing persons.

Today’s Goddesses: Ops, Rhea, Tellus Mater, Gaia, Eartha, Ge, Tonantzin, Asherah, Anath, The Shekinah, The Matronit, Mary, Gula, Herodias, Oddudua, Demeter

Today’s Magickal Influences: Duties, Responsibilities, Finding Families, Works Of Magic, Buildings, Meditation, Life, Doctrines

Today’s Energies: Female – Rules obstacles, overcoming blockages – Use for magick involving overcoming limitations, the elderly, endings, deaths, blocks, constrictions, and those restricting you.

Incense:  Pepperwort, Assodilious, Black Poppy Seeds, Henbane, Lodestone, Myrrh

Perfumes: Hyacinth, Pansy

Color of The Day:   Black

Colors for Tomorrow: Orange, Gold and Yellow

Lucky Sign: Saturday Is The Lucky Day For Capricorn And Aquarius

Candle: Black

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Lunabar Moon Almanack for Friday, 28 August, 2015
Waxing, Gibbous Moon          Age: 14 ¼ days.
Ascending Node is at 2° Libra.
Moon in 24th degree of the Sign Aquarius, the Waterman;
also in 25th deg. of the Constellation Capricornus, the Goat.
Moonset: 5:05 morn.  Moonrise: 6:49 eve.  

Aspects of the Moon in Aquarius: Yang, Masculine, Solar, Positive, Diurnal, Airy, Fixed, Barren, Horary Western, Wintery, Austral, Obeying, Human, Moist, Vocal, Sweet, Warm, Mental, Nervous, Hot

Waxing Moon: Time: From New Moon To Full (Approx. 14 Days Symbolic of growth, manifestation, attainment, gravidity (heavy with child – both philosophical and literal).

Goddess Aspect: Maiden

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

Magickal Attributes: Invoking Beginnings, New Projects, Ideas, Inspiriation, Energy, Vitality, Freedom.

Spells and rituals involving the air element should be performed when the Moon is in the air sign: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius.

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Moon Moon, Mother Moon  
Lunar Lore

The hour is nigh; the waning Queen
Walks forth to rule the later night;
Crown’d with the sparkle of a Star,
And throned on orb of ashen light.
~ Sir Richard F. Burton, “Kasidah.”
He made an instrument to know
If the moon shine at full or no.
~ Samuel Butler
The moon is a silver pinhead vast
That holds the heavens tent-hangings fast.
~ W. R. Alger, “The Use of the Moon.”
The Moon in opposition to Jupiter,
denotes a good day in all kind of things.
~ Bethem’s “Centiloquium”

Chestnut or black ash timber for fence rails is four times better
if cut in the last quarter of the moon (Feb or Mar) than in the
first quarter. Chestnut, for firewood, snaps more when burning if
cut in first quarter. Hemlock burns better if cut in last quarter.
~ “Old Farmer’s Almanac” for 1833

It is a sign of fair weather,
if the full moon rise clear.
~ Encyc. of Superstitions, Folklore & Occult Sciences of the World

When the moon passes through the signs of the Zodiac
Which are most peculiar to the Earth, if you then plant trees,
They will be strongly rooted in the Earth;
If you plant them when she passes through the signs of the Air,
Then the tree so planted, will be plentiful in branches and leaves,
And increases more upward then downward.
~ John Baptista Porta, “Natural Magick”, book I.
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Lunabar Sun Almanack for Friday, 28 August, 2015
Sunrise: 6:33 morn.    Sunset: 7:44 eve.
Length of Day: 13h. 11m.
Dawn: 6:04 morn.    Dusk: 8:13 eve.
Length of Twilight: 0h. 28m.
Sun in 4th degree of the Sign Virgo, the Virgin;
also in 17th degree of the Constellation Leo, the Lion;

Aspects of the Sun in Virgo: Yin, Feminine, Lunar, Negative, Nocturnal, Earthy, Mutable, Barren, Horary Southern, Summery, Boreal, Commanding, Double, Double-Bodied, Dual, Bicorporeal, Human, Dry, Vocal, Cold.

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Solar Lore

The morning sun never lasts the day.
~ C. Harvey.
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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 transforms energy for the good of all.

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Readings by GrannyMoon ~ Wheel Of Fortune

The times they are a’changin’. Let good fortune filter into your life. Today expect abundance,
happiness, luck. Be Blessed!!!
From: GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives
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Seasons of the Witch – Legends and Lore, Ancient Holidays
And Some Not So Ancient!

Today Is …

Birthday of Pythias, Oracle of Delphi. Practice divination skills today and though them seek to know yourself better.

Norway: A Pagan festival celebrating the harvest is held on this date each year. Ancient Norse Gods and Goddesses are invoked to protect the spirit of the harvest throughout the dark half of the year

Michaelmas/Gwynn Ap Nudd ~ This is the feast day of St. Michael and all the Angels. It is the most ancient of all the angel festivals.It is re-deployed to overwrite other pagan celebrations around the autumn equinox. From fairly early on, Michaelmas was an important holiday, the religious or Christian equivalent of the autumn equinox. In England, it was considered the start of a new quarter. It marked the start of a new business year, a time for electing officials, making contracts, paying rent, hiring servants, holding court and starting school. Obviously we still see the remnants of this in the timing of our elections and school year.

Equivalent figures celebrated on the same day are the Celtic Gwynn ap Nudd, lord of the underworld and the faerie kingdom, whose sacred mountain is Glastonbury Tor, and the Norse Heimdall orderer of society, watcher of the gods, and captain of 432,000 Einheriar, the chose warriors who defend Valhalia. September 29 is a weather marker. “Harvest comes as long before Michaelmas as dog roses bloom before Midsummer.”

Voudun: Manman Aloumandia

Germany: GOOSE DAY, in which weather is forecast by the breastbone of a goose. There some other way?  

Mexico: FESTIVAL OF TEZCATZONCTL, chief God of Intoxication.

Sumerian New Year -Dedicated to the Sky Goddess Bau in ancient Sumeria, the middle eastern culture.

Mexico: Festival of Tezcatzonctl, chief God of Intoxication.

Feast of Gwynn ap Nudd – Leading a pack of phantom hunters in chase after a white stag is Gwynn ap Nudd, the Welsh Celtic god of the underworld and the faerie kingdom. Today is the feast day of the god, who dwells on Glastonbury Tor, the sacred mountain also known as the resting place of King Arthur.

Feast day of Heimdall – This Icelandic Viking god is the guardian of Asgard, home of the gods, and lives beside the rainbow bridge that connects Asgard with other realms. He is an enigmatic deity who needs no sleep and can see in the dark even on the darkest night. He was born of nine giantesses and the waves of the sea.

Graeco-Roman: The last day of the month was sacred to Hecate. Offerings were made to her in the cross-roads (typically at a place where a side path joins a main road), which seem to be haunted the world over. ‘Hecate’s Suppers’ were put out monthly for her

GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives
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

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

Fri. 8/28 Quirky Aquarius Moon suggests being open to unusual experiences.

Sat. 8/29 Sensitive Pisces Full Moon helps us walk in another’s shoes.

Sun. 8/30 Spiritual Pisces Moon seeks a sense of mystical union.

Mon. 8/31 Aggressive Aries Moon starts the week off with a bang. Late Sun opposing Neptune could help create confusion.


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Today’s Goddess: Niskai  
Quarter Days (England/Scotland)

Themes: Cycles; Time; Luck; Home; Success
Symbols:  A Quarter; Calendars; Water

About Niskai:  This Western European Water Goddess has a threefold nature, exemplifying the full movement of time’s wheel from birth and maturity to death and rebirth.  She instills in us a respect for each season and the ability to use time wisely so that all our goddess-centered efforts will be more successful.

To Do Today:  Throughout England, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland, Quarter Days mark the four quarters of the year.  It is traditionally a time to pay one’s bills in Niskai’s timely fashion so that prosperity stays with you.  Also, this is a very propitious time to move into a new residence; it brings luck!

To keep Niskai’s promptness with you and augment your awareness of the cycles in your life, try this spell.  Begin with a quarter (which is round, representing the Wheel of Time).  Place the token in moonlight for three hours and sunlight for three hours to charge it.  Then bless it, saying,

To everything, there is a season;
to every moment, a reason.
For Niskai’s timeliness I pray,
every hour of every day.

Carry this in your wallet or purse.  If, for some reason, you start running late, touch the quarter
and recite the incantation again.  Then use the quarter to call folks so they don’t worry!

By Patricia Telesco ~ From “365 Goddess” and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast
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Healing Arts and Pagan Studies – Harmonious Times Spell

With Sun in Virgo now, communications may tend toward the critical. This energy can smooth the way for a harmonious time with loved ones. Begin the day with a visualization. See yourself surrounded by a beautiful pink bubble. All energy going in and coming out is filled with loving pink light. Ask that you may communicate with love and find the light in every encounter this day. As you inhale, you fill with love and light. As you exhale, you send out love and light. See yourself happily interacting with friends, family, and coworkers. Throughout the day, repeat this visualization, particularly before any potentially stressful encounters. If you find you feel you are becoming upset, breathe the pink light until you have restored harmony.

By: Kristin Madden
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Healing Arts and Pagan Studies – Balance of Light and Shadow Spell

One of the main concepts in witchcraft is that of the duality of the universe. Nothing is purely good or purely bad. All aspects reflect the duality of nature. People bear these aspects of duality. We have the “light” traits (kindness, intellect, generosity) that we readily acknowledge and present to others. We also have our “dark” side as well. These are the traits (such as jealousy, anger, and greed) that we hold from public view and many times neglect to acknowledge. Again, nothing is purely good or bad. With that in mind, we can think of our dark traits as a power that balances our lives and promote positive change. Jealousy can be a motivator to strive for better. Anger can be the motivator to change or prevent bad situations. Light a black and a white candle, and say:

Goddess of darkness, Goddess of light,
Balance of duality I accept as my right.

Focus on your traits, both in the light and dark realms. Focus on the positive messages that both have for you.

~ Karen Follett

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Healing Arts and Pagan Studies –  Anxiety  

Breathing Rose or Jasmine EO straight from the bottle promotes deep relaxation and peace.

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“The Goddess Companion”

High one, Inanna, queen of heaven,
you roar like a dragon, like thunder,
in the place of death and hunger.
You race like a flood down the mountain,
into the dim underworld where no one
worships you and grain mildews away.
But you are the victor. You vanquish death.
You are the one with the fiercest eyes.
You are the one about whom beauty settles.
~Sumerian Songs of Inanna

Once the Goddess Inanna had descended to the underworld of her sister Ereichkigel, she paradoxically
did not lose power. Rather, her time in the underworld strengthened her. Our own challenges can do the
same for us: we can emerge stronger when we have been tested by adversity and trial.

One of the great tests pain imposes on us is whether we will become closed and hard or whether we will
grow more sympathetic and open. Buddhist philosophy claims the reason that the pain is to “open the heart
of compassion.” once we have suffered, we can feel with hose who suffer. Once we have endured loss, we
understand those who are afflicted in that way. Our strength grows not from our ability to ignore pain, but
from withstanding it and emerging able to witness the pain others still endure.
By Patricia Monaghan
From “The Goddess Companion” and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives

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