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Lunabar Moon Almanack for Monday, September 22, 2014

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Lunabar Moon Almanack for Monday, September 22, 2014

Waning, Crescent Moon          Age: 28 ¼ days.

Ascending Node is at 20° Libra.

Moon in 16th degree of the Sign Virgo, the Virgin;

also in 29th deg. of the Constellation Leo, the Lion.

Moonrise: 5:16 morn.  Souths: 11:47 morn.  Moonset: 6:11 eve. 

 

Astrological Attributes for Virgo, the Virgin: Yin, Feminine, Lunar, Negative, Nocturnal, Earthy, Mutable, Barren, Horary Southern, Summery, Boreal, Commanding, Double, Double-Bodied, Dual, Bicorporeal, Human, Dry, Vocal, Cold.

 

Spells and Rituals the Earth element should be performed when the Moon is in an Earth sign: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn.

 

Current Moon Phase – Waning Crescent ~ occurs when the Moon is partly but less than one-half illuminated by direct sunlight while the illuminated part is decreasing. Waning Moon: Symbolic of letting go, surrender, release, quiet time, contemplation, and a time of incubation.

 

Waning Moon Magick: From three-and-a-half to ten-and-a-half days after the Full Moon. From the Full Moon to the New is a time for study, meditation, and magic designed to banish harmful energies and habits, for ridding oneself of addictions, illness or negativity. The Moon is less than fully but more than one-half illuminated by direct sunlight while the illuminated part is decreasing. Symbolic of letting go, surrender, release, quiet time, contemplation, and a time of incubation. This is a time for banishing and rejecting things in our lives that we no longer wish to carry around with us. Energy is used banishing unwanted influences in your life, protection magick, and divination. Full Moon Magick can still be conjured for seven days: the three days prior to the Full Moon, the night of the Full Moon itself, and three days after the Full Moon.

 

 Time: From Full Moon to Dark Moon (approx.14 days)

 

 Goddess Aspect: Crone

 

Associated Goddesses: Cailleach, Banshee, Hecate, Kali, Morrigan

 

Magickal Attributes: BANISHING Releasing the old, removing unwanted negative energies, wisdom, psychic ability, scrying, reversing circumstances.

Workings on this day are for banishing magick, for ridding oneself of addictions, illness or negativity, physical and psychic cleansings.

 

Lunar Lore

Upon this dial’s face fair days at noon

The sun and shadow meet – to part so soon.

The sun goes westward, all a blaze of light,

The shadow eastward moves – to meet the night.

~ Verse for Sun-dial

 

A cycle of the moon, called ”Meton’s Cycle,” from Meton,

who discovered it, is a period of nineteen years,

at the expiration of which time the phases of the moon

repeat themselves on the same days as they did

nineteen years previously.

~Brewer’s “Dictionary of Phrase and Fable.”

 

The sky

   Spreads like an ocean hung on high,

Bespangled with those isles of light

   So wildly, spiritually bright.

Who ever gazed upon them shining,

   And turned to earth without repining,

Nor wished for wings to flee away,

   And mix with their eternal ray?

~Byron.

 

 The Lunar Mansion

Lunabar Lunar Mansion

Alzubra, The Lion’s Mane,

also known as

Capillus Leonis, The Fur of the Lion.

Marked by the fix’d Stars: Zosma & Al Haratan, in Leo.

 

My emblem is the Lion, and I breathe

  The breath of Libyan deserts o’er the land;

My sickle as a sabre I unsheathe,

  And bent before me the pale harvests stand.

~ Longfellow, “Poet’s Calendar” for July.

Courtesy of GrannyMoonsMorningFeast

 

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Lunabar Sun Almanack for Monday, September 22, 2014

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 Lunabar Sun Almanack for Monday, September 22, 2014

 Sunrise: 6:55 morn.    Sunset: 7:05 eve.

 Length of Day: 12h. 9m.

 Dawn: 6:28 morn.    Dusk: 7:32 eve.

 Length of Twilight: 0h. 27m.

 Sun in 29th degree of the Sign Virgo, the Virgin;

 also in 6th degree of the Constellation Virgo, the Virgin;

 

 Solar Lore

 A glaring, sunny morning never comes to a good end.

~French proverb.

 

 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.

Courtesy of GrannyMoonsMorningFeast

 

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As The Wheel Turns, Let Us Pray for Compassion & Tolerance In Our Hearts


Autumn Comments & Graphics

“As autumn returns to earth’s northern hemisphere,
and day and night are briefly,
but perfectly,
balanced at the equinox,
may we remember anew how fragile life is —-
human life, surely,
but also the lives of all other creatures,
trees and plants,
waters and winds.
 
May we make wise choices in how and what we harvest,
may earth’s weather turn kinder,
may there be enough food for all creatures,
may the diminishing light in our daytime skies
be met by an increasing compassion and tolerance
in our hearts.”


-  Kathleen Jenks, Autumn Lore 

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Wishing You & Yours A Very Blessed & Bountiful Mabon, Again!


Mabon Comments & Graphics

Yes, you heard right! Happy Mabon, again! I know, I know, we did Mabon yesterday. But I know not everyone of us celebrate our Sabbats on the same day. I would imagine the younger ones among us celebrate Mabon today. So what the heck, we can celebrate again. I have been told I just look for a reason to celebrate, lol! And since no one wished me a “Happy Mabon” yesterday, I sort of figured that most of you thought I was crazy and we needed to celebrate today also. See it is all ya’ll’s fault, lol!

Anyway, we have dug up fresh information for everybody and we are going to do it again! I hope everyone has a very blessed and bountiful Mabon!

May the Goddess Bless You & Yours During This Harvest Season,

Lady of the Abyss & The WOTC

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THINK ON THESE THINGS for September 21st

THINK ON THESE THINGS
By Joyce Sequichie Hifler

The first day of fall brings with it the promise of quiet and peace. A stillness permeates the woods and about the only sounds are woodpeckers drumming on a hollow tree and blue jays squawking at squirrels they cannot tolerate. A sweet peace that connects with us and helps us relax.

The hills are rose-beige and rounded on top with horses grazing quietly along the sides. Deep ravines where water has eroded the dirt are dark marks such as a child would make with a crayon, and most likely have housed a bobcat or two.

This is the season when we do not hunker down and endure but we enjoy to the utmost. The color, the fresh air, the fall fruit and vegetables and smell of earth turned up by the plow. If something is not right, fix it, and don’t let this pleasant time go to waste!

 

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By Joyce Sequichie Hifler.

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Elder’s Meditation of the Day – September 21

Elder’s Meditation of the Day – September 21

“Everything is laid out for you. Your path is straight ahead of you. Sometimes it’s invisible but it’s there. You may not know where it’s going, but still you have to follow that path. It’s the path to the Creator. That’s the only path there is.”

–Leon Shenandoah, ONONDAGA

Everything on the earth has a purpose and a reason for its existence. Every human being is a warrior and every warrior has a song written in his/her heart and that song must be sung or the soul forever remains restless. This song is always about serving the Great Spirit and helping the people. This song is always sung for the people. Many times I need to learn much about the difficulties of life. I need to know this, so I must experience it. Then I can be of use to the people. Because I am experiencing difficulty does not mean I have left the path or that I have done something wrong. It means I’m doing the will of the Great Spirit during these times of testing. I need to pray constantly to keep a good attitude.

Great Spirit, this I know – You will never leave me, only my doubting makes it seem like You do. This I know – Your love is always dependable, only my doubting makes it seem like You do. Today remove the doubts from my belief system and allow me to stand straight and see You with straight eyes.

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September 21 – Daily Feast

September 21 – Daily Feast

Can there be anything more beautiful than the seasons of a tree? A tree stands in beauty from year to year and keeps its grace and dignity. Its secrets are at its center and it tells nothing of people and their passing events. We learn when we watch a tree. It constantly prunes itself, continually sheds any excess. When it is growing in a difficult place it sends down deep roots to grapple for a firm footing. Every leaf is unique and beautiful – but they also serve to remove toxic poisons from the atmosphere, and send out a clean fragrance to shade us from heat. To sit beneath a tree, or to lie on the earth beneath an oak is the essence of pleasure. But to see the topmost leaves that no human hand has ever touched is to see a common miracle – a miracle with a message that says to get a firm footing in everything that is good and stand tall with our eye on the sky.

~ It may be that some little root of the sacred tree still lives. ~

BLACK ELK

“A Cherokee Feast of Days” by Joyce Sequichie Hifler

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The Daily Motivator for September 21st – New Learning

New learning

You’re never too old, too knowledgeable or too experienced to learn something new. It can be positively energizing to learn a new skill or to improve significantly on an existing one.

One big hindrance to new learning is the assumption that you already know enough. In a world where knowledge is increasing at an unimaginable and accelerating pace, that’s an assumption that can get you in trouble.

Be truly thankful for what you know. Then make even better use of that knowledge by building on it.

Your mind benefits from challenging mental exercise just as your body benefits from rigorous physical activity. Keep your mind in great shape by opening it up to new and invigorating challenges.

Make your valuable life experience even more valuable by adding new skills and knowledge to it. With each new thing you learn come great new opportunities.

Open your mind to new learning. And enrich every area of your life.

— Ralph Marston
The Daily Motivator

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