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The Pagan Daybook for Tuesday, March 3rd


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The Pagan Daybook for Tuesday, March 3rd

 

Tuesday – the day of Mars…also Ares, Tiwaz, Tiw (from whom it is named) Tuisco and Tyr.

 

The old Welsh tide of anterth, the modern tide of undemoon

The wind of Eurus, the direction of south-east

The virtues of gentleness, earning and gain.

Aegir, Rhiannon

This is the day of Aegir, the Norse god of the sea. He represents the power of the ocean, and the unpredictability of the lives of men. His wife Ran is the goddess of drowned sailors. She is often times cruel and treacherous–she will periodically entertain herself by hiding in reefs and shoals, and luring ships to their destruction.

Sundown today begins the beginning of the observance of Rhyfeddod Lleiaf o Rhiannon, the lesser mysteries of the goddess Rhiannon, in Welsh traditions. It runs until sunrise on March 6th.

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Tuesday


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Tuesday

 

Tuesday: Is associated with Mars and the colors of – Red, Pink and Orange

Tuesday is the best time to deal with such matters as: Action, Aggression, Business, Buying and Selling Animals, Combat, Confrontation, Courage, Cutting, Energy, Gardening, Guns, Hunting, Mechanical Things, Metals, Muscular Activity, New Beginnings, Partnerships, Passion, Physical Energy, Police, Repairs, Sex, Soldiers, Sports, Strife, Surgery, Swift Movement, Tools, Woodworking

—Practical Magick for the Penny Pinching Witch

Carol Moyer

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Lunabar Moon Almanack for Tuesday, 03 March, 2015

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Lunabar Moon Almanack for Tuesday, 03 March, 2015

 
Waxing, Gibbous Moon          Age: 12 ¼ days.
Ascending Node is at 11° Libra.
Moon in 15th degree of the Sign Leo, the Lion;
also in 18th deg. of the Constellation Crabba, the Crab.
Moonset: 5:16 morn.  Moonrise: 4:17 eve.  Souths: 11:10 eve.

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Current Moon Phase:  Waxing Gibbous — when the Moon is more than one-half but not fully illuminated by direct sunlight while the illuminated part is increasing.

Time: From New Moon To Full (Approx. 14 Days)

Goddess Aspect: Maiden

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

Magickal Attributes: Invoking Beginnings, New Projects, Ideas, Inspiriation, Energy, Vitality, Freedom. Workings On This Day Are For “Constructive” Magick (Love, Wealth, Success, Courage, Friendship, Luck Or Health.) Make phone calls. Write letters. Dance. Act now.

Perform magic on waxing moons to attract a new quality or behavior, to increase the light within, to attain personal and spiritual growth and greater awareness. The quarter moon suggests a period of overcoming obstacles and continuing on the path to growth.

Spells and rituals Involving The Fire Element ~ Should Be Performed When The Moon Is In A Fire Sign: Aries, Sagittarius, Leo

Workings On This Day Are For “Constructive” Magick (Love, Wealth, Success, Courage, Friendship, Luck Or Health.) Symbolic of growth, manifestation, attainment, gravidity (heavy with child – both philosophical and literal).
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Leo Sign Aspects: Yin, Feminine, Lunar, Negative, Nocturnal, Watery, Mutable, Fruitful, Horary Northern, Wintery, Austral, Obeying, Double, Double-Bodied, Dual, Bicorporeal, Moist, Dumb, Mute, Cold.

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Lunar Lore
Across the sky, night and the moon are seen
To roll along: moon, day, and night, and night’s
Old awesome constellations evermore…
– Lucretius,  De rerum natura (On the Nature of Things).
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The moon is called “triform,” because it presents itself
to us either round, or waxing with horns towards the east,
or waning with horns towards the west.
~Brewer, “Dictionary of Phrase & Fable”.
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Moon Moon, Mother Moon
Lunar Lore
Auld moon mist
Ne’er died of thirst.
– Collected in R. Inwards, “Weather Lore”
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When Luna first her scattered fear recalls,
If with blunt horns she holds the dusky air,
Seamen and swains predict abundant showers.
– Virgil, “Georgics.”
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The Moon in conjunction with the Sun,
is only fit for private business.
– Bethem’s “Centiloquium”
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O Moon! the oldest shades ’mong oldest trees
Feel palpitations when thou lookest in:
O Moon! old boughs lisp forth a holier din
– John Keats, “Endymion.”
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“Alilat” – the name by which the Arabs adore nature,
which they represent by a crescent moon.
– Brewer, “Dictionary of Phrase & Fable”.
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The Lunar Mansion
Anathra, The Gap in the Lion’s Fur,
also known as
Nebulosa, Misty, or Foggy.
Marked by the fix’d Stars: The Aselli & Praesepe.
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If Praesaepe is not visible in a clear sky
it is a presage of a violent storm;
~Pliny, “Natural History.”

 

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Lunabar Sun Almanack for Tuesday, 03 March, 2015

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Lunabar Sun Almanack for Tuesday, 03 March, 2015

 
Sunrise: 6:38 morn.    Sunset: 6:02 eve.
Length of Day: 11h. 24m.
Dawn: 6:11 morn.    Dusk: 6:28 eve.
Length of Twilight: 0h. 26m.
Sun in 12th degree of the Sign Pisces, the Fishes;
also in 15th degree of the Constellation Aquarius, the Water-Bearer;

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Solar Lore

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A bright yellow sky at sunset presages wind ; a pale yellow, wet.
~Fitzroy
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Sky red in the morning
Is a sailor’s sure warning ;
Sky red at night
Is the sailor’s delight.
~ Collected in R. Inwards, “Weather Lore”.
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Aspects of Pisces: Yin, Feminine, Lunar, Negative, Nocturnal, Watery, Mutable, Fruitful, Horary Northern, Wintery, Austral, Obeying, Double, Double-Bodied, Dual, Bicorporeal, Moist, Dumb, Mute, Cold.

 

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A Very Blessed & Wintery Good Tuesday Morning To All My Dear Family & Friends!

Fantasy Images
My Sisters

 

As we make ready for the Full Moon

You can feel the Goddess within you

As you light your candle, you can feel her drawn to you

The magick surrounds you and your work begins.

For those who voices have been silenced, be theirs.

Find comfort that your prayers are sent on the wind

Find hope that you have changed a life

Turn to the moon, raise your voice in love to the Goddess

Pray for those who voices can not be heard.

 

 

For the birds in our skies

For the fish in the sea

For the animals that roam our forest, plains and deserts

For the animals that live in fear and pain

For our pets who devotion is never ending

For the children who cry themselves to sleep

For the elderly who live in distress

For those who hunger is not a stranger

For those who live in fear

For those whose days are filled with darkness

For those who do not love or offer peace.

 

 

We are her children and the voice of those who are unheard

Raise your voice loud and strong.

 

 

For your power is one with all.

 

 

—-A Witch’s Prayerbook

JoAnne Spiese

 

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Importance of Balance in Our Life

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About a year ago on a Tuesday morning about 7:00 AM, after no sleep since Monday
morning, I was walking to my part time job at a friend’s puppy store feeling pretty grumpy
and out of sorts. I looked up to my right and saw a half Moon “Now that’s cool!” I
exclaimed out load because looking to my left the Sun was rising. I took the time to
welcome Ra (Egyptian Sun God) and the lovely Lady suddenly feeling energized and more
myself. The couple of minutes I took to do this reset the tone for my entire day. From one
of UGH I have to go listen to and clean up after all these animals to SMILE I get to spend
time with these beautiful animals.

My typical day when I would go in to open the store my job was very physical; cleaning
puppy and older rescue dog kennels, bathe and primping the puppies and rescue dogs to
be shown that day as well as cleaning their playpens in the front of the store, mopping,
feeding, watering, etc…well you get the idea I’m sure. After working three and a half
hours, with no sleep, I dragged my weary body home to do laundry then eat, take a hot
shower and go to sleep finally at about three in the afternoon. My familiar, Cleopatra a
beautiful Min Pin, was co-operative that day and only waking me once about 4:30 or 5 for
her dinner and a short walk my husband took her out later and let me sleep for about
thirteen hours straight with the one necessary interruption so I could go into work
refreshed the next day.

I woke up Wednesday feeling totally out of balance again. I am very tied to Mother Earth
and her changing seasons. Where I live we had an extremely mild winter for us, which
many saw as a blessing. In many ways I did to but still Mother needs her rest and
hibernation time so when she awakens she is rested ready to help nourish us and all other
living things on her. Well the weather here for this time of year should be in the mid to
upper fifties (all temperatures are in F. or American temperature degrees) to maybe low
sixties and going down into the low thirties at night. Instead for the last two weeks it has
been in the mid to high sixties even going to eighty one degrees yesterday and the low
fifties to high forties at night. Needless to say Mother is waking up extremely fast after a
fitful winters rest.

“So what does all of this have to do with balance in your life?” you may be asking yourself
about me around now. The answer is my body is having a hard time adjusting to Mother’s
so rapid a wake up. Yesterday (Wednesday) I felt more like I had a tie to Air being blown in
all directions at once. I felt as if I had no grounding. I felt totally and completely out of
balance not only within myself but with the entire Universe. As if someone or something
had taken away every part of me that was tied to our Mother and provider, Gaia-Mother
Earth-Isis- or whatever name you give to our creation Deity that you honor. At first I was
very sluggish then I got called into the store to do the paperwork to send an adorable
puppy home; well somewhere during that transaction my mind and body went into hyper
drive-meaning I felt shaky, light headed and disconnected.

Finally realizing what was going on with myself I knew I had to bring myself back to center,
balance my Energy and get grounded as quickly as possible. Side note I had talked to my
Sister in Germany before I left for the store and again after I came back but before getting
me back to being me and even being thousands of miles apart she could tell by not only
the tone of my voice but also be the speed of which I was talking that something was up
with me. Even snuggling with Cleopatra, who almost always help calm me wasn’t working,
so I knew I was way, way off center and having a hard time getting back to it.

As I said in the beginning I am very tied to Mother Earth to help ground myself quickly I
have a piece of petrified wood, that I found as a child and tumbled in my own rock
polisher, that I hold on to, to help give me a focal point and a piece of Mother right in front
of me in contact with my body. This helps to calm me enough to be able to cleanse my
Chakras, start to center enough to be able to meditate. I also close my Crown Chakra by
placing my power hand (the one you write with) over the crown Chrkra area and imagine a
Morning Glory closing.

The meditation I use for this is a guide one of my own making: I do deep breathing first
imagining every muscle, tendon, bone, etc. to be melting into Mother after I feel pretty
much completely relaxed; I picture myself bring a tree starting as a seed progressing into a
beautiful full grown tree (the type of tree seems to change each time I do this) with roots
running deeply into Mother. This may take me anywhere from fifteen minutes up to an
hour to do, but every minute spent in this meditation is well worth it for me as I will come
out of it centered, balance, feeling a part of the Universe and mostly importantly to me part
of our wonderful Mother again as well as being me.

About two hours after doing my meditation I was able to take Cleopatra on a nice long walk
through a field that as a decent size (I live two blocks from our town’s downtown area)
stand of trees with a wonderful creek that runs through the middle of them. It was she
who decided it was time to go home, I want to stay and bask in the wonders of Mother. I
want to watch the Sun set and the lovely Lady Moon come out just I had the privilege of
watching the reverse the day before.

Today I awake after a peaceful night’s sleep feeling refreshed, centered, in balance and a
small part of the whole. In others words I am me again with all my blessings as well as my
faults. I am again connected not only to myself but to all things.

My wish for you is that you may feel the same.

Copyright 2014 Carla Schultz-Ruehl

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Before I say Good Day To My Dear Sweet Family, A Quick Note!

Lady Beltane has come up with a wonderful idea for a new topic on the WOTC. It is called “Rejuvenation.” She has some very good ideas and posts for this topic such as  some meditations, special baths, hikes, sitting with yourself, learning new things about the inner you as well as other boarder topics. Personally I love the idea, I could do with a lot of rejuvenation right about now. I have to admit adding Lady Beltane to the WOTC has been great. She has so many ideas and they are all good ones. Of course, she is a very knowledgeable witch and I consider ourselves very fortunate to have her with us.

 

I just wanted to let you know about this new category. The ideas she has for it is great and I can’t wait to see them. I know you will enjoy it much as I will.

Thank you Lady Beltane for becoming part of the WOTC Family!

Now I am off and running. Have a very blessed day, my sweets! Till tomorrow…

Luv & Hugs,

Lady A

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‘THINK on THESE THINGS’ for March 2nd

‘THINK on THESE THINGS’
By Joyce Sequichie Hifler

Prisoners never love their jails. And the same holds true for all kinds of prisoners, whether they be dogs on leashes or human beings tied to responsibilities. If they are there of their own free will and because they have a sense of belonging, the connecting link is made of love.

Responsible people with an assignment, and the feeling that it is theirs alone, will do it to the best of their ability and see it though. But if they must be watched and directed in every step, then it is a jail and the first thought is how to get out.

Freedom to be an individual with the right to make even small decisions is a precious possession. Freedom to come and go can build faith and trust within people, to make them stick closer than brothers. The rigid rules and constant prodding of a free spirit will force them to find that freedom.

We simply cannot keep another in bondage without being in bondage ourselves. To hold humanity by invisible force is to keep constant watch. And even beneath that watchful eye there will be a continual search for escape.

Anyone completely dependent upon others must always bear their will-O-the-wisp attitudes and the rising and lowering of the emotional tides. However, it is presumptuous of anyone to believe they can possibly be independent of others. Without other people, we cannot exist.

But to believe we are doing our best for anyone except ourselves is to build on sand. Of course others inspire us. They give us reasons to be better. They give us the benefit of their experience, but we seldom learn from that. We demand experience of our own. So consequently, we err and make it right. We mar and erase. And sometimes we try and fail, but always it is up to us to decide whether we do better or worse.

We can despair easily if allowed to become completely and utterly dependent upon others. They are human and they make mistakes. But we must know some measure of forgiveness the same as we must know some independence, if only in the spirit. And if the spirit is free, then all else shall be too.

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