September, the Ninth Month of the year of our Goddess, 2014

 

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“‘Tis the last rose of summer,
Left blooming alone;
All her lovely companions
Are faded and gone.”

-  Thomas Moore, The Last Rose of Summer, 1830  

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September, the ninth Month of the year of our Goddess, 2014

September is the ninth month of the year. It’s name is derived from the Latin word Septum, which means “seventh,” as it was the seventh month of the Roman calendar. Its astrological sign is Virgo, the maiden (August 23 – September 23), a mutable earth sign ruled by Mercury. September is a month of fulfillment. Kitchens are busy, as the garden’s last produce is canned and preserved. The air is filled with the cidery tang of harvest time. Squirrels hide their nuts, and chipmunks line their nests with grain. Asters raise their purple heads, and monarch butterflies add their black-and-orange hues t autumn’s palette. The sacred beverages of the season—cider and wine—echo the colors of nature now. The Fall Equinox, or Mabon, is the major holiday of September. At Mabon we celebrate the second harvest, saying farewell to summer, and enter the dark season. Days grow shorter as the Great Son, Mabon, returns to Mother Earth. For the sabbat, altar decorations include pumpkins, squash, and grapes. September’s Full Moon is the Harvest Moon, perhaps the most well-known of the year. It rises above the horizon and glows in solitary splendor. She is queen of the September night. The night belongs to her, and to her alone. Honor her by raising a glass of cider or wine, then respectfully pour it onto the earth.

FancyPentagramBar Correspondences For September

NATURE SPIRITS: trooping faeries

HERBS: Copal, fennel, rye, wheat, valerian, skullcap

COLORS: Brown and yellow

FLOWERS: narcissus, lily

SCENTS: storax, mastic, gardenia, bergamot

STONES: peridot, olivine, chrysolite, citrine

TREES: Hazel, larch, bay

ANIMALS: the snake and jackal

BIRDS: Ibis, sparrow

DIETIES: Dementer, Ceres, Isis, Nephthys, Freyja, Thoth

POWERS/ADVICE: A time to rest after the labors of the last two months, a time of balance of the light and dark. This is also the time to clear up mental clutter and get thoughts back into perspective.

 

Magickal Themes for September

Giving thanks, celebrating, harvesting, reflecting

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 Symbols for the Month of August

 September’s  Zodiac Symbols

Virgo the Virgin (until September 21)

Libra the Scales (from September 22 onwards)

September’s Birthstone

Sapphire

September’s Flowers

Forget-me-not

Morning Glory

Aster

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 Monthly Observations for September

  • Friday, 5th September     Teachers Day 2014
  • Sunday, 7th September     Grandparents Day 2014
  • Monday, 8th September     International Literacy Day 2014
  • Tuesday, 9th September     Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day 2014
  • Wednesday, 10th September     Suicide Prevention Day 2014
  • Wednesday, 10th September     New Mexico State Fair 2014
  • Thursday, 11th September     Oklahoma State Fair 2014
  • Friday, 12th September     Eastern States Fair 2014
  • Saturday, 13th September     National Peanut Day 2014
  • Saturday, 13th September     Positive Thinking Day 2014
  • Monday, 15th September     International Day of Democracy 2014
  • Monday, 15th September     World Lymphoma Awareness Day 2014
  • Monday, 15th September     National Thank You Day 2014
  • Tuesday, 16th September    Mexican Independence Day 2014
  • Tuesday, 16th September    National Stepfamily Day 2014
  • Wednesday, 17th September     Citizenship Day 2014
  • Wednesday, 17th September      Constitution Day 2014
  • Thursday, 18th September      National Cheeseburger Day 2014
  • Friday, 19th September      International Talk Like a Pirate Day 2014
  • Friday, 19th September     Puppy Farm Awareness Day 2014
  • Sunday, 21st September      International Peace Day 2014
  • Sunday, 21st September      World Alzheimers Day 2014
  • Sunday, 21st September      International Deaf Awareness Week 2014
  • Sunday, 21st September      World Gratitude Day 2014
  • Monday, 22nd September      Elephant Appreciation Day 2014
  • Monday, 22nd September      World Carfree Day 2014
  • Tuesday, 23rd September     First Day of Autumn 2014
  • Thursday, 25th September     World Maritime Day 2014
  • Thursday, 25th September     Rosh Hashanah 2014
  • Thursday, 25th September     Ataxia Awareness Day 2014
  • Friday, 26th September      Johnny Appleseed Day 2014
  • Friday, 26th September      Native American Day 2014
  • Friday, 26th September      Texas State Fair 2014
  • Friday, 26th September      Virginia State Fair 2014
  • Saturday, 27th September     World Tourism Day 2014
  • Sunday, 28th September     World Rabies Day 2014
  • Sunday, 28th September     Gold Star Mother’s Day 2014
  • Sunday, 28th September     Fast of Gedaliah 2014
  • Monday, 29th September     World Heart Day 2014
  • Monday, 29th September    National Coffee Day 2014

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 Autumn Equinox/Alban Elfed/Mabon

September 20 – 23

NamedAlban Elfed by the Druids and Mabon by the Welsh, the Autumn Equinox marks the completion of the harvest. Once again, day and night stand in balance with equal hours of light and darkness. As do most celebrations held around this time of the year, the Autumn Equinox focuses on the harvest, the waning sun, and the onset of Winter. In the rural countryside, those who work the land come together to cut the last stalk of corn and sheaf of wheat. Following the gathering in of the last sheaf is Harvest Home, a huge supper or feast of roast beef, chicken, a stew of harvest vegetables, home-baked bread and cheese, and plenty of ale and cider. In Scotland, and parts of England, the man who cuts down the last sheaf is honored as lord and master of the harvest. The young woman who plaited the sheaf would be seated next to him and regarded as his consort.

In Wicca, the Autumn Equinox marks the waning of the year when the Goddess descends into the Underworld. As she withdraws, we see the decline of Nature and the onset of Winter. Now is the time we count up our blessings, give thanks for our bounty, and look within. As the God’s shadowy presence begins to emerge, we remember what it took to achieve our goals and what is needed to maintain them.

Ritual Tools, Symbols, and Decorations for Mabon

Decorations: Orange, red, or brown altar cloth; orange or red altar candles; corn-baba cornucopia filled with fruit and vegetables; red apple-shaped candle; wand tied with orange, red, and brown ribbon; apple-flavored wine or hard cider; ritual cakes.

Symbols: Corn-baba; apples; scarecrow; cornucopia; sickle; dried gourds; broom; cauldron; apple dolls; baskets tied with orange, red, and brown ribbon; dried flowers; leaves; bonfires.

Mabon Oil

Put in soap or annoint candles
3 drops frankincense
3 drops pine
3 drops juniper
3 drops rosemary
2 drops sandalwood

Add a piece of dried oak leaf or small acorn with amber, aventurine, and clear quartz crystals. A warm, calming oil that reminds me of cool, crisp days raking leaves and walking through forests in the fall.

Mabon Ritual Potpourri

Recipe by Gerina Dunwich
20 drops clove bud oil
25 drops sandalwood oil
1 cup oak moss
2 cups dried pink rosebuds
2 cups dried red peony petals
1 cup dried amaranth flowers
1 cup dried heather flowers
Mix the clove bud and sandalwood oils with the oak moss and then add the remaining ingredients. Stir the potpourri well and store in a tightly covered ceramic or glass container.
(The above recipe for “Lammas Ritual Potpourri” is quoted directly from Gerina Dunwich’s book “The Wicca Spellbook: A Witch’s Collection of Wiccan Spells, Potions and Recipes”, page 163, A Citadel Press Book, Carol Publishing Group, 1994/1995)

“Mabon Night”

I stood before my altar at Mabon’s Tide, and asked the Lord and Lady to be my guides…
“Please show to me a vision that I may see… what sacrifice is worthy to give to Thee.” They showed to me an apple without a core… They showed to me a dwelling without a door… They showed to me a palace where They may be, and unlock it without a key…

How can there be an apple without a core? How can there be a dwelling without a door? How can there be a palace where They may be, and They may unlock it without a key…My spirit is an apple without a core… …My mind is a dwelling without a door… My heart is a palace where They may be, and unlock it without a key…

I stood before my altar on Mabon night… and gave my Lord and Lady bright… the sacrifice They asked for – with spirit free… Upon that Mabon evening, I gave Them me…

Blessed Be…

 

Read More About Our Magickal Sabbat of Mabon

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911

LIFE GOES ON

Thousands of us lost a loved one, family member or friend
And at that moment some of us felt it was the end.
I’ve lost loved ones before so I know the pain you feel
At first you feel like you’re in shock
And none of this is real.
You sit and try to think of the last words that you said
Memories of times both good and bad go flashing in your head.

If there were a warning it would be easier to bear
But in just an instant, dust clouds filled the air.
Mounds of rubble came crashing down; piles of concrete and glass
City streets once full of life were now impossible to pass.

In days to come we searched for survivors
Praying some were found.
The debris of 200 stories was removed slowly
Pound by pound.

Instantly people began to search for family and friends
Photos of loved ones covered the streets of the city
From end to end.
Some gave numbers and addresses others told a story of life.
Of what these people meant to their
Mother, brother or wife.

It’s a hard time to get through realizing they’re gone
Together we can move past this and see that
LIFE GOES ON.

Written By Norman J. Dove III

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 The Dove Of Peace

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This little dove represents peace throughout the world.

No matter what religion or nationality, he brings peace.

Copy and paste him in your blog and let peace start

Here with each of us!

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Have a very beautiful afternoon, my dear family & friends!

Good Afternoon Images
I hope everyone has a beautiful afternoon. We are going to start tracking down new info for October to put on the site. Wow! Wouldn’t it be funny to come to the site at the start of the month. And the material on it, actually correspondence for that month. That’s what we are going to try anyway, lol!

So have a terrific afternoon and we will see you tomorrow…..

Till then..

Luv & Hugs,

Lady A

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Incense of the Day for Sept. 30th is Moon Incense

Incense of the Day

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 MOON INCENSE

2 Parts Frankincense
1 Part sandalwood
few drops Eucalyptus oil
few drops Jasmine oil
few drops Camphor oil

Burn to attract its influences, and also during psychic workings, love magick, healing, rituals involving the home and dream magick.

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Gemstone of the Day for Sept. 30th is Halite

Gemstone of the Day

Halite


(Color: clear or white but can be found blue, purple, pink, yellow and gray.)




Hardness: 2                            
Specific Gravity: 2.1                        
Chemistry: NaCl, Sodium Chloride        
Class: Halides               
Crystallography: isometric                    
Cleavage: perfect in three directions forming cubes                  
Fracture: conchoidal               
Streak: white                                 
Luster: vitreous

Healing: Halite is used in the treatment of lower intestinal tract and colon disorders. Used for amelioration of water retention.

Workings: Halite is used in cleansing spells. It is also good for grounding and centering. Use halite to mark out your Sacred Circle. Use halite when engaging in deep introspection, for example; a Dream Vision. Astrological signs are Cancer and Pisces. It vibrates to the number 1.

Chakra Applications: Use Halite when clearing the Heart Chakra.

Foot Notes: Halite, is better known as rock salt. Halite is found in ancient bedrock all over the world where large extinct salt lakes and seas have evaporated millions of years ago, leaving thick deposits of salt behind.
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Herb of the Day for Sept. 30th is Chickory

Herb of the Day

Chicory

 

Medicinal Uses: The herb was cultivated in Egypt over 5000 years ago, and was known to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who used it as a salad ingredient and a vegetable. Its use as a coffee substitute is thought to date from 1806 when Napoleon’s Continental blockade prevented imports of coffee. It was widely used for the same purpose during the World Wars.  

Chicory tea taken internally is believed to be effective in treating jaundice and liver problems. A tea made from roots or leaves appears to be useful for those with digestive problems.  Save a little tea and try dipping a cotton ball into it for a refreshing and soothing eye wash. You can also add a spoonful or two of  honey to thicken and use as syrup for a mild laxative for kids. For external use, bruise fresh Chicory leaves and apply to areas affected by gout, skin eruptions, swellings, skin inflammations, and rheumatism. The dried, crushed root is made into infusions and decoctions for digestive upsets and to improve appetite. A tea made from the flowers promotes the production of bile, the release of gallstones, and the elimination of excessive internal mucus. Homeopathically it is used for the help in relieving liver and gall bladder ailments.

Magickal uses: Gather in perfect silence at noon or midnight on Midsummer using a gold knife. Take the herb
gathered this way and place it against locked boxes or doors to open them. Carry to remove obstacles in your life. Carry specially cut chicory to become invisible. Spread chicory juice over your body to gain favors from a great person. Carry to promote frugalness. Place fresh flowers on altar or burn as incense. Chicory is masculine, ruled by the Sun and is associated with the element of Air.

Properties: Tonic, stimulant, laxative, appetizer, astringent, carminitive, cholagogue, digestive, diuretic, hepatic.

Growth: Chicory is a perennial herb.Chicory, or succory, known botanically as Cichorium intybus L., is a perennial member of the daisy family (Asteraceae), native to Europe but now found growing wild along roadsides and in neglected fields throughout North America. Attaining a height of three to five feet or more, it is conspicuous for its attractive azure blue flowers.

Laxative: 2 Tbsp Root to 2 cups Water. Let come just to a boil, take off burner and let cool. Take 1 to 1 1/2 cups a day, a mouthful at a time.
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Deity of the Day for Sept. 30 is Selene

Deity of the Day

 

Selene

The Moon Goddess

 

Areas of Influence: Selene was moon Goddess of the ancient Greeks and influenced the lunar cycles. She was traditionally worshiped on the full and new moon.

She was the Titan personification of the moon itself unlike the later moon Goddesses Hekate and Artemis.


Origins and Genealogy:
She was daughter of the Titans Theia and Hyperion and had two siblings Helios (the sun God) and Eos (the goddess of the dawn). She had a number of lovers, most famously falling for the mortal Endymion. In this affair she is unable to come to terms with the fact that he would age and die.

A spell was cast on Endymion to grant him everlasting youth by placing him into a deep sleep. This did not prevent the Goddess from visiting him and having fifty of his children (This number represents the number of lunar months between each Olympiad).

This Goddess also had a daughter Pandeia after an affair with Zeus.

This serial seductress is also linked to Pan who gave her the Oxent that drove her chariot.

Strengths: The personification of the moon, passionate.

Weaknesses: Fears abandonment and is unable to be faithful to either men or Gods.

 Symbolism

In art this Goddess is shown with a very white face with a crescent moon crown or cloak.

She rides a silver chariot pulled by winged white horses or oxen.

The Full moon.

Sacred Plant: Selentrope.

Roman Equivalent: Lunar.

Selene’s Archetype

The Lover:

Represents passion and selfless devotion to another person. It also extends to the things that make our hearts sing, like music art or nature.

The shadow aspect is obsessive passion that completely takes over and negatively impacts on your health and self esteem.

Selene is a seductress and has numerous lovers. Her obsessive love for Endymion’s beauty leads her to place him into a deep sleep to preserve his youthfulness.

 

How To Work With This Archetype

The Lover:

You may be drawn to this stereotype if you are looking to attract a new lover or to re-ignite the fire in an existing relationship.

The Lover can also be a useful tool to discover what you are passionate about in life.

On the shadow side you need to ask, whether the amount of energy and time you are putting into relationships, or enthusiasm for projects is excessive? If this continues for too long you are likely to suffer from stress and physical ill health.

 

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A Little Thought From Me to You….

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WOTC Cartoon of the Day – “Pizza, Really The Bear Wants Pizza, lol!”

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A Little Humor for Your Day – “Hunting With A Wife”

Hunting with a Wife

 

A hunter visited another hunter and was given a tour of his home. In the den was a stuffed lion. The visiting hunter asked, “when did you bag him?”

The host said, “that was three years ago, when I went hunting with my wife.”

“What’s he stuffed with,” asked the visiting hunter.

“My wife.”

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