Daily Archives: May 15, 2012

Daily OM for Tuesday, May 15th – Mindful Walking

Mindful Walking
Walking with Awareness

by Madisyn Taylor

 

Walking meditation is a simple way to connect with your spirit and mother earth in a very grounded way.

Many of us take the benefits of walking for granted. Each day we limit the steps we take by driving or sitting for long periods of time. But walking even a few blocks a day has unlimited benefits – not only for our health, but our spirit as well, for as we walk, we connect with the earth.

Even when walking on concrete, the earth is still beneath us, supporting us. Walking lets our body remember simpler times, when life was less complicated. This helps us slow down to the speed of our body and take the time to integrate the natural flow of life into our cellular tissue. Instead of running from place to place or thinking about how much more we can fit into our day, walking allows us to exist in the moment.

Each step we take can lead us to becoming more mindful of ourselves and our feelings. Walking slows us down enough not only to pay attention to where we are in our body, but also to our breath. Taking time to simply notice our breath while we walk, through the length of our inhales and exhales, and becoming attuned to the way in which we breathe is taking a step towards mindfulness. When we become more mindful, we gradually increase our awareness of the environment around us and start to recognize that the normal flow of our thoughts and feelings are not always related to where we are in the present moment. Gradually we realize that the connection we have with the earth and the ground beneath our feet is all that is. By walking and practicing breathing mindfully we gain a sense of calm and tranquility — the problems and troubles of the day slowly fade away because we are in the ‘now’.

The simplicity and ease of a walking practice allows us to create time, space and awareness of our surroundings and of the wonders that lie within. Taking a few moments to walk each day and become more aware of our breath will in turn open the door for the beauty of the world around us to filter in.

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Tuesday, May 15th is a terrific day for……

Book & Candle Comments

May 15th

Can Fruits and Vegetables, Mow to Retard Growth, Castrate Farm Animals, Wean, Potty Train, Brew Beer, Get Married  

 

~Magickal Graphics~

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Correspondences for Tuesday, May 15th

Days Of The Week Comments 

Magickal Correspondences for Tuesday, May 15th

Magickal Intentions: Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants:Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger 
Mars rules Tuesday. The energies of this day best harmonize with efforts of masculine vibration, such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. Use them, too, for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.   
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The Wicca Book of Days for May 15th – Mercury’s Birthday

The Wicca Book of Days for May 15th

Mercury’s Birthday

In ancient Rome, the Ides of May – May 15th – was regarded as the birthdayof Mercury and therefore as Mercury’s sacred day. It was on this date in 496 BC, that a temple was dedicated to Mercurius the divine Roman counterpart of the Greek Hermes, near the Circus Maximus and guild of merchants was established. Mercury was a patron of commerce and his birthday was especially observed by merchants, who dipped laurel branches into the God’s sacred spring and sprinkled their wares with the water, praying that they would reap handsome profits.

The Hare Moon

Wiccans dedicate the May Esbat to the “Hare Moon.” Long associated with the moon, in many cultures, the fleet-footed hare was believed by the Romans, to be a messenger-carrying creature of Mercury, and was also sacred to Venus and Cupid as a symbol of fertility and lust.

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Calendar of the Moon for May 15th

Calendar of the Moon
15 Saille/Mounukhion

Day of the Honeysuckle

Color: Apricot
Element: Earth
Altar: Upon an apricot cloth set a vase of honeysuckle vines collected earlier and forced to bud, a single apricot candle, a pot of soil, flower seeds, a bowl of water, and a bell.
Offerings: Plant seeds. Be tender toward someone or something.
Daily Meal: Vegan

Invocation to the Green Man of the Honeysuckle Vine

Hail, Green Man of the Spring!
Honeysuckle of the twining limbs
Falling across hedge and fence,
Delight of children and lovers
Whose heady scent intoxicates,
You sacrifice to us your tender flowers
And grow anew each year.
Teach us, honeysuckle, that tenderness
Is never weakness
And that which is easily withered
Can also be that
Which is most easily regenerated,
And that which is softest
Can be strongest.
We hail you, sacred honeysuckle,
Green Man of the Spring,
On this your moment of sweetest nectar.

Chant:
Flower of the dawn
Flower of the morning
Flower of the day
Through the springtime turning

(Each comes forward and plants a seed in the pot of soil, saying, “Hail Green Man of the Earth!” Water is poured onto the pot, and then the rest is poured out as a libation. Ring bell and dismiss.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]

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CANDLE COLOURS BY USE

COLOURS BY USE
A
To guard against accidents…purple & orange
To achieve for yourself…orange & red
To help others achieve…white & red
To be given advice…white & blue
For someone to have affection for you…white & yellow
To receive alimony…green
B
To have babies…pink
To release pain in your back…orange
To obtain a loan from a bank…blue & green
To see your own beauty…pink
To bring back a lost love…yellow & pink
C
To receive a call from a certain man…yellow
To receive a call from a certain woman…yellow & pink
To Improve where you are in your career…yellow & white
To win at the casino…Green (I have personally won Thousands doing this
one!)
D
To protect yourself from danger…purple
To release your fear of death…white
Release your need for delay…pink & yellow
To eat a healthy diet…blue
To divorce and remain friends…White
E
to have energy…Red & blue
To enjoy life…blue & pink
To take and pass an Exam…blue & yellow
F
To be faithful…pink & purple
To have a close Family…Blue
Release the need to fight…yellow & white
G
To get a job…green & blue
To get a car…white & green
To get money…green
To stop gossip…white & black
H
To release habits…yellow & pink
To find happiness within yourself…pink & white
To have hope…Pink & purple
I
Release the need for an emotional imbalance…blue
To have the ability to use your imagination…pink & yellow
To improve the quality of your relationship…pink
The ability to use your intuition…orange
J
To find a job…green
To have joy in your life…yellow & blue
K
To find a lost keepsake…blue
L
Release your need for laziness…orange
For good luck…yellow
to have a lover…pink & yellow
M
To perform magic…brown & yellow ;-)
The ability to afford and move…green
To get married…yellow & pink
N
Release nicotine addiction…orange & brown
To release your need to be negative…pink
O
To have an opportunity…blue
To be outgoing…red & white
P
To be peaceful…blue
To get a promotion…blue & white
To be preceptive…orange
Q
To have some peace and quiet…white
R
To have the truth Revealed…white
S
To have an increase in salary…green
To have sex…red
T
To pass a test…yellow
To resist temptation…white & purple
The ability to travel…Blue & yellow
V
To go on vacation…yellow & white
To have a visitor…blue
W
To get your wish…pink
Y
To find yourself…white

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Calendar of the Sun for May 15th

Calendar of the Sun
15 Thrimilchimonath

Huldra’s Blot

Colors: White and blue
Element: Air
Altar: Upon cloth of white and blue set twelve white candles, one sky-blue candle, a great jug of mead, and a cow’s horn. Throughout the next four days, the altar stays the same, and one more candle is lit. On this day, light the blue candle and eight white candles.
Offering: Hard work, inside and outside, throughout the day until sleeping. Do things correctly.
Daily Meal: Bread with cheese, meat, or jam, packed and eaten during work.

Invocation to Frigga’s Handmaidens

Call: Twelve maidens hold the halls of Asgard!
Response: Twelve virgins hold the pillars of heaven!
Call: Twelve mysteries hold the luck of Asgard!
Response: Twelve virtues hold the Law of heaven!
Call: Twelve words of power resound through Asgard!
Response: Twelve stars light up the dome of heaven!
Call: We call upon the power of Virtue!
Response: We call upon the mysteries of heaven!

Invocation to Huldra

Hail, Maiden of Industry!
As the shovel goes into the earth,
As the hoe goes into the soil,
As the seed goes into the garden,
As the grain goes into the field,
As the water is carried from the well,
As the home is cleaned and purified,
As the thread is woven on the loom,
So you teach us that nothing comes
Without great labor and terrible work.
For industry is more than merely toil,
It is the means by which the world is changed.

Chant:
Cloth of honor from the thread of truth
Weave your heart into all you offer

(A libation of mead is poured out for Huldra, and the jug replaced for the next day’s ritual. The entire community will take on hard labor today, from after breakfast to Hesperis, to practice the virtue of Industry.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]

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CONSECRATION INCENSE

CONSECRATION INCENSE

2 Parts Wood Aloe
1 Part Mace
1 Part Storax (or Gum Arabic)
1 Part Benzoin

When purifying or consecrating magickal tools, jewelry, quartz crystals and other stones, smolder this incense and pass the tool through its smoke several times. So this while visualizing the fumes purifying the tool.

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