GrannyMoon*s Weekly Feast 20-27 March 2017

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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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GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Moon Day
Spells and rituals involving the Earth Element should be performed when the
Moon is in an Earth sign: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn.
Energy: Female Ruler: The Moon – Rules emotions, protection, healing, and
women’s mysteries – Use for magick involving the subconscious, healing,
emotions, love, spirituality, healing wounds, children, small animals,
women’s mysteries, the female side of men, mothers, sisters, female
partners, wives, instincts
Today’s Magickal Influences: Agriculture, Domestic, Long Life, Medicine,
Travels, Visions, Theft
Today’s Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The
Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast
Incense: Myrtle
Perfumes: White Poppy, White Rose, Wallflower
Color of The Day: Silver, Grey, White
Colors for Tomorrow: Red
Lucky Sign: Monday Is The Lucky Day For The Sign of Cancer
Candle: White
Cooking on Monday will improve magics for creativity, insight, maternal
nature, and goddess-related efforts. ~Quote from Magickal Martha
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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.
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
Candle: Red
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GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Woden’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, Grey
Colors for Tomorrow: Purple, Indigo, Blue
Lucky Sign: Wednesday Is The Lucky Day For Gemini And Virgo
Candle: Purple
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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: Purple, Indigo, Blue
Colors for Tomorrow: Light Blue, Pale Green
Lucky Sign: Thursday Is The Lucky Day For Sagittarius And Pisces
Candle: Blue
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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, Frigg, 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
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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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GrannyMoon Says Today is: Sun Day – Energy: Male Ruler: The Sun – Rules
health, prosperity, leadership, joy, and protection – Use for magick
involving happiness, prosperity, joy, healing, protection, power,
leadership, ego, authority figures, fathers, husbands
Today’s Goddesses: Sunne, Frau Sonne, Aditi, Igaehindvo, Amaterasu, Arinna,
Izanami, Ochumare
ay’s Magickal Influences: Health, Healing, Confidence And Hope, Prosperity
Incense: Mastic, Palaginia
Perfumes: Heliotrope, Orange Blossom, Cloves, Frankincense, Ambergris, Musk,
Myrrh
Color of The Day: Orange, Gold
Colors for Tomorrow: Silver, Gray, White
Lucky Sign: Sunday Is The Lucky Day For Leo
Candle: Yellow
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Sheela’s Day
Spell Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017
In Ireland, today is Sheela’s Day, traditionally honoring Sheela-nagig, she of the great yoni. From the Old Irish Sile or Sila, meaning “hag,” Sheela is not unique to Ireland; she’s been found throughout Western and Central Europe. Old and thin, she squats with her great lips hanging. A crone now, she is the mother of the world who turns the seasons, shapes the land, and sings to our souls. When there are fierce winds, storms, and wild weather, Sheela is said to be out for a walk. Come summer, she’ll go to sleep on a warm rock.
Dress warmly and go out in her bluster. Turn your face into the wind or the blowing rain or snow, and see Sheela with her long white hair flowing. Whisper:
“Old Hag, creator of this wonderful world, thanks for the howling winter. Time for you to rest.
Go home and toast Sheela’s creations.
This post was written by Dallas Jennifer Cobb on March 18, 2017

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Triumph Over Adversity
Spell Date: Friday, March 17, 2017
On this well-known holiday, let’s take a different view. The story of Saint Patrick clearing the snakes out of Ireland is symbolic of his attempt to drive out the Pagans/ Celts. As we all know, he was not successful. He merely drove them underground. Perhaps this is not a day to celebrate Saint Patrick if one is a Pagan, and an Irish Pagan at that. Let our celebration focus instead on banished people and beliefs that did not die, but survived and strengthened over the centuries to thrive in these modern times.
Light a candle and say a prayer:
“To all those forced to hide,
Now out of the dark night,
Now into the day’s light,
Triumph over hate and scorn,
To flourish and be reborn.”
This post was written by Emyme on March 17, 2017
Strong Start Plant Spell
Spell Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017
The beginning of the growing season is almost here for many of us. Get a head start on your herbs, and give them a little magical boost. I’ve used this method to replant herbs, but there’s no reason it wouldn’t work with growing from seed as well, so feel free to use either one.
Gather your planting materials as well as some wine and a hematite stone for each pot. Fill the pot(s) halfway with your planting medium, ground yourself, and then, with intent, drop a hematite stone into the soil followed by a small pouring of the wine. As you do so, say:
“Grow strong, grow full. As the Goddess will, so may it be.”
If possible, transplant outside when the weather permits.
This post was written by Laurel Reufner on March 16, 2017

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An Uplifting Spell
Spell Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
When heavy thoughts weigh you down, it helps to lighten up. Air magic is perfect for that purpose. This element is blithe and free, always flitting from one thing to another and generally filled with uplifting thoughts. You can harness this energy to boost your mood.
For this spell, you’ll need some small symbols of air. Bells, clear crystals, wind chimes, spinners, and feathers all work well. You can also use figurines or pictures of air icons such as birds or clouds. These may be hung one at a time, strung onto cords to form long chains, or fastened together with rods to make a mobile. If you hang wind chimes or other decorations with a paddle to catch the breeze over an air vent, they will move. As you hang each one, say:
“Creature of air,
So bright and fair,
Lift my thoughts on high.
East and the dawn,
Carry me on
To the happy sky.”
This post was written by Elizabeth Barrette on March 15, 2017

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Chaos Removal Spell
Spell Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Some chaos can be a good thing, but too much can make everything in life feel insurmountable. When times feel tough and you have no direction, grab a tarot deck and cast this spell.
Remove the Wheel of Fortune and Ace of Wands cards from the deck and set the rest aside. Place the Wheel of Fortune in front of you upside down, take three deep breaths, then touch the card with your index and middle fingers and say:
“Child of chaos, burning wheel of fate, bringer of darkness, bringer of hate!”
Then place the Ace of Wands on top of that card, touch it with your two fingers, and say:
“Child of light, burning wand of fate, bringer of light, bringer of change!”
Next, place the Wheel of Fortune, right side up, on top of the Ace of Wands and say:
“Chaos tamed and faith restored, a new life begins, the foundation is poured!”
This post was written by Devin Hunter on March 14, 2017
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Tasha’s Day by Day Astro Planner
Mon. 3/20 Cheerful Sagittarius Moon presides over 6 AM Equinox with Sun into
Aries, until Ambitious Capricorn Moon at 11:30 AM helps us get busy.
Tue: 3/21 Organized Moon in Capricorn helps keep us on track.
Wed. 3/22 Hardworking Capricorn Moon makes an efficient day.
Thu. 3/23 Quirky Aquarius Moon can mean surprises. Mercury/Pluto square may bring unpleasant hidden agendas.
Fri. 3/24 Friendly Aquarius Moon suggests gathering friends. Mercury/Jupiter opposition might indicate a surprise.
Sat. 3/25 Sweet Pisces Moon wants us to be kind to all. Sun/Venus conjunction sweetens further.
Sun. 3/26 Spiritual Pisces Moon brings intuitive guidance, Mercury/Uranus conjunction could mean unusual goings on.
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Heartwings Love Notes 768 Saving What Is Useful
Heartwings says, “Much is free that otherwise you would have to pay for if you didn’t save it.”
I have a stash of various sizes of paper bags as well as small gift boxes that threatens to erupt from its container. Some are saved for when we give people gifts. The ones with decorations for Christmas or birthday, for instance are very handy for that. Others with no decorations or simply printed with the name of a store can be used for any occasion, and also for carrying things. I only wish I knew just how many of these decorated bags I would need in the near future so I could pass some of them on to others.
I simply cannot bear to throw out anything that is ultimately useful. Take for instance the elastics that come on things. I haven’t bought any rubber elastics for years. They come in various sizes, shapes and colors, mostly on vegetables. The small bag I have stays full because what I use gets replaced. Twisty ties are something else I tend to save. They too come in various lengths and are useful for tying up many things as well as substituting for the difficult to reuse flat plastic closures most bread bags come with. The long ones are good for wrapping around electric cords and small tools.
I seldom use paper towels unless I want to clean up a mess, thus saving paper. I tear appeal letters and ads for insurance and so forth on 81/2 by 11 sheets with a blank side into thirds, pinch them together with a clip and use them to make my grocery and “to do” lists. Smaller scraps of paper become notes, though I have to be careful not to lose those. String of any length of course gets reused, as does ribbon, and of course wrapping paper. Unless it’s torn, I fold and save Christmas and birthday wrapping paper, as did my parents.
Being of a saving nature runs in my family. My father once told me he found an envelope amongst his mother’s things with bits of string in it labeled “pieces of string too small to use.” However I have since heard this story from other sources, so it may have been something he borrowed rather than experienced. My mother, my father, my grandmother and my other relatives all followed the Yankee thrift rule: recycle, reuse or do without, so it’s not surprising I developed this habit and needless to say as I have discovered, passed it on to my children.
May you enjoy saving what is useful to you, thus saving yourself time and money.
Blessings and Best Regards, Tasha Halpert
PS Dear Readers, do share with me any saving hints you may have discovered for yourselves? I love to hear from readers and cherish whatever you may share with me from your experience. Comments and questions are welcome as well as any suggestions you may have.
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Stephen Halpert
Domestic Tranquility A Kingly Lunch
It was nearly time for supper. Tasha had been out shopping all day with her friend. Just before six she breezed in and handed me a brown paper bag. “Sorry I’m late. Hope you’re not starved but here’s something to tide you over ’till I get the perishables put away and supper started. I hope you had something for lunch.”
I removed the plastic container from the bag. “Fresh salmon rolls, yum! I did manage to find a few leftovers in the fridge. Nothing memorable but certainly sufficient.” I gave her a hug. “I’m not totally incompetent you know.”
“Well that’s good. I never thought you were.”
“These look delicious. Thank you.”
“But if you’ve already eaten. Maybe you’d like to save them?”
“I really didn’t have that much.” I pried open the container and squeezed wassabi over the uncooked wild salmon delicately mingled with seaweed, sesame seeds, fresh spinach and other greens.
She opened the ‘fridge and started to put stuff away. “There’s a lot more space in here than there was this morning. What did you have for lunch?”
“Nothing special. I finished the last of the curried turkey salad.”
“You must have had plenty, then. I think there was enough left for two servings.”
“Possibly but I waited to eat until two thirty and by then I was famished.”
“I’ll have to make it again.”
“Yes. Please do. It was a wonderful appetizer. Saved me from the throes of starvation and gave me sufficient strength to rummage through the rest of the leftovers. I finished the goat cheese, too. These salmon rolls are delicious.”
She raised her eyebrows. “All the goat cheese? Anything else?”
“Not really. I thought about making a grilled cheese sandwich, but I didn’t want to take time away from working on my collage. So I just sliced it, added the potato salad, and finished the rest of the smoked salmon and what was left of the pecan pie.”
She looked at me oddly. “That explains why there’s so much room in here. I hope all that was sufficient.”
“Oh it was. And you know that zucchini bread our friend brought over the other day? Well it works really well when it’s served under scoops of sorbet, sliced fruit, a few dabs of raspberry jam along with some chocolate sauce. Really puts the finishing touches on a wonderful snack.”
“Snack! I wouldn’t call what you had a snack. Sounds to me like you polished off a kingly banquet of inordinate calories.”
“I wouldn’t go that far. All the leftovers were minimal and don’t forget, by two thirty I was famished.”
She looked in the ‘fridge. “You could have heated yourself some vegetables. There’s broccoli and squash still in here.” Her voice slipped a notch. “That might have been healthier for you, instead of filling up on comfort food.”
“You don’t really expect me to dive into something like broccoli do you? Unless the situation is desperate and there’s nothing else, especially if I’m starved and you’re not home?”
“But broccoli is so important for its nutritional value.”
“To me eating broccoli is at best like doing some kind of penance.” I finished the last morsel of the raw salmon roll and patted my stomach. “Delicious! And thanks again. Now tell me, what’s for supper?”
“Considering everything you’ve already put away today I’d think that that might be supper enough.”
“I suppose so. I guess I could rough it. Just drink water, maybe have a cup of miso.”
“Yes that’s a very good idea. Why not put on some water.”
I filled the kettle and set it to boil, took some miso from the fridge and put a heaping teaspoon into each mug. “What did you have for lunch?”
“Oh it was delicious,” she smiled. “A chicken wrap loaded with big chunks of white meat with mayo, spicy mustard, lettuce and generous slices of Swiss cheese. Plus it was warmed up.”
The kettle began its aria. I poured hot water half way into the mugs, mashed the miso and when it had dissolved, added dried seaweed, then filled the cups with more hot water. “Have anything else?”
“Two cups of hot water with a slice of lemon.”
“Sounds like that chicken wrap would have been enough for both of us. I’m surprised you didn’t bring half back for me.”
“I thought of it, however I didn’t know when I’d be eating next and as it turned out we were out for quite a while.”
“So tell me, what’s for supper?”
She closed the fridge. “I thought I’d make this new multi grain cereal I found at the health food store.” She showed me a rather plain lumpy package assured in big letters to be organic.
I opened it, looked inside and handed it back. “Looks like the kind of gruel the Russians used to feed their prisoners in Siberia.”
She poured some into a pot and placed it on the stove. “Yes it does doesn’t it,” she smiled. “And a good thing too. No doubt it kept them healthy and strong during those long ungodly frigid Russian winters.”
“No doubt.” I said, glad that when I made lunch I had had the perspicacity to polish off the rest of the smoked salmon. “I’ll be at my computer,” I said as I left the kitchen. “Send one of the guards to bring me to the dining area when its time for supper.”
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Spring Equinox Ritual for Balance
by witchoflupinehollow
We have a very auspicious event tomorrow… the spring equinox and the waning quarter moon on the same day! Reminds me of the incredible summer solstice full moon last year. Although I haven’t written much about quarter moons on the blog, they are an interesting astrological event where the sun and moon square each other, creating tension but also balance, as exactly half of the moon’s face is illuminated.
In a very similar fashion, the spring equinox is when daylight hours and nighttime hours mirror each other – day and night are approximately the same length at the equinox. The sun also rises exactly due East and sets exactly due West. This is why the energies of the spring equinox, or Ostara, are all about balance and equality, as well as growth and fertility.
So we have two natural events, both focused on creating balance, occurring at exactly the same time. Magickal, no?
Today’s ritual is all about honoring that natural balance and creating balance in our own lives.
Tools and Supplies Needed:
• 2-5 small plants
• Decorative pots
• Pen and paper
Spend about ten minutes quieting your mind. Yoga sun salutations are a great way to warm up the body and quiet the mind for ritual but you could also meditate in a cross-legged position or take a hot bath.
Free write for a few minutes about every area of your life. Work, home, school, romance, friends, spirituality. When you feel you’ve poured out everything you need to, look over what you’ve written. Are there certain areas you’ve written a lot more or less about than others? This is a great way to see which areas of your life you need to find more balance in.
Think about the physical spaces you spend the most time in, like your bedroom, office or kitchen. Choose a decorative pot for each space, (think nightstand, desk, kitchen window). Think about each space and the ways in which you feel balanced or unbalanced there as you transfer one of the plants into the pot you’ve chosen for that space. These do not have to be large plants – the tiniest succulent will do if you don’t have much room.
Carefully clear the area around where each plant will live. You might even want to smudge each area or burn incense there before placing the plants in their new homes.
Each time you look at the individual plants, think about the others they are connected to in your other spaces. Do not get so consumed by career that you neglect your relationships; do not get so consumed by the day-to-day housekeeping that you neglect your spirituality. Each area of our lives is interconnected with the others and the spring equinox is the perfect time to visualize where we can make those connections stronger and where we need to separate a bit.
How are you celebrating the spring equinox?
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Performing Daily Ceremony
BY MADISYN TAYLOR
Having daily ritual or ceremony in our lives is very important to keep us connected to what really matters.
When we perform or participate in rituals and ceremonies, we enter into a state of mind that is different from mundane consciousness. Ranging in significance from bedtime stories to weddings, ceremonies and rituals are acknowledgments that an event or period of time has special meaning. As a result, they can have the effect of drawing us into the moment, inviting us to pay closer attention and tune into the subtle energies that are always present but that often go unrecognized. In addition, as we perform the same actions we have performed before and will perform again, we immerse ourselves in a river of continuity that extends back into the past and forward into the future.
Many of us have distanced ourselves from rituals that may have seemed too constricting or too attached to an organized religion we have chosen not to follow. However, we can reclaim the practices of ceremony and ritual to good effect, imbuing them with our new consciousness, and we do not have to wait for a big event to do it. We can engage in daily practices that include ritual and ceremony, reminding ourselves throughout the day of the sacredness of this life.
In fact, if we look closely, we will see that our days are already made up of rituals, from the time we wake up to the time we retire. So we do not need to change anything except our perspective to imbue our day with an air of ceremony.
Most of our daily rituals revolve around nourishing and cleansing, both of which have always been sacred acts. With this in mind, we may pause before each meal, close our eyes, and say a silent thank you to the universe that provides. If we want to get more elaborate, we can light candles or bless our food. Similarly, as we wash ourselves in the morning and evening, we can choose to see the grace in this act of cleansing and purification as we release what has past and prepare ourselves for the new. We can be as simple or as complex as we like, so long as our attitude is one of reverence for this sacred moment in this sacred life.
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Circle of Aradia celebrates Spring at the Goddess Temple of Orange County
Circle of Aradia’s Spring Equinox Ritual and Feast
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Doors open at 6:00pm, locked at 7:00pm
Goddess Temple of Orange County
This is the first Circle of Aradia ritual ever in the Goddess Temple! Join us as we find balance in ourselves and the Earth using the energy of the equinox to help us.
Adorn yourself in your most festive spring garments and turn the Wheel of the Year in the ornately beautiful Goddess Temple. Sleeping spaces have been made available to those who wish to stay overnight and enjoy the Sunday Morning service.
Maidens are welcome from age 5 with a responsible adult.

Donation Requested: $13 – 25 (sliding scale). No woman is turned away for lack of funds. *All proceeds help fund COA’s community rituals and special events.
What to bring:
*Bedding if you plan to sleep over
*Healthy food and/or drink to share (absolutely no alcohol please)
*Plate, cup, utensils for the feast – COA will no longer provide plastic/paper goods. This is in keeping with our dedication to honor our Mother Earth by cutting down on waste.
*Wear comfortable festive clothing and supportive shoes
*Optional: Flowers for the ritual space
RSVP: (310) 495-0545 or coarsvp@… by 3/21/17
Include your name, phone number and the number of women you plan to bring.
Also, please let us know if you or your guests are newcomers.
Note: Female born women only.
Please do not call COA the weekend of the ritual, as we are extremely busy preparing and will not be able to process your call.
FOR NEWCOMERS:
Newcomers are warmly welcomed! We want your experience to be optimal so we have created these guidelines in your interest. Women new to Goddess spirituality must be advised that the ritual is a participatory religious service and is not structured to be an introduction to the Goddess or to Feminist Witchcraft. The
following books are suggested reading before attending a public ritual:
Women’s Rites, Women’s Mysteries: Intuitive Ritual Creation by Ruth Barrett
(Llewellyn)
The Spiral Dance by Starhawkhttp://starhawk.org,
The Holy Book of Women’s Mysteries by Z Budapest http://www.zbudapest.com
Ariandne’s Thread by Shekhinah Mountainwaterhttp://shekhinah.net,
‘Invocation to Free Women’ (CD from http://www.dancingtreemusic.com) by Ruth Barrett
If you are planning on bringing newcomers to the ritual, please be responsible to them and COA by preparing your guests in advance. Give your guests a general idea of what to expect so that they can participate in benefit to themselves and all women present.
This is a participatory ritual for serious seekers only. Once the circle is cast we cannot admit latecomers, so please arrive on time.
Doors open at 6:00pm and will be locked at 7 pm. There is ample parking at the site. Please carpool if possible.
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GrannyMoon is Founder and Mother High Priestess of GoddessSchool, Sisters of
the Burning Branch, dedicated to the Feminine Divine, which is celebrating
it’s16th year this year! Former staff member and student of the Esoteric
Theological Seminary, LDS Seminary and is an ordained Metaphysical
Interfaith minister with doctoral degrees in Theology and Divinity. Doula,
Reiki Master and Lifetime Member of Herbal Healer Academy, Inc. Former VA
State Representative A.R.E.N. (Alternative Religions Educational Network.)
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Offering High Priestess Training and Community, Healing Arts and Pagan
Studies to all seekers.
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Join our Order of the Black Hat, we meet face to face once a month!
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About The Morning Feast and Goddessschool.com – The teachings here are based
on ordinary magick, the principle that the mundane and the Divine are not
separate, but peacefully coexist in all things. Know Mother Earth as the
ultimate healer, and learn to utilize her gifts of nature. Inside each woman
is a being of wisdom, deeply connected to the phases of the moon and the
tides of the sea. All we need to do is trust our innate wisdom.
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Thank you!
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!
Every Day is Earth Day! Love Your Mother!
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Goddess Blessings!
Live Well – Laugh Often – Love Much
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“We all come from the Goddess
And to Her we shall return
Like a drop of rain, going to the ocean”
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“May the circle be open, but unbroken,
May the love of the Goddess be ever in your heart.
Merry Meet and Merry Part
And Merry Meet Again!”

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