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Calendar of the Sun for Monday, August 12th

Calendar of the Sun

12 Weodmonath

Amaranth and Quinoa Day

Color: Brown
Element: Earth
Altar: Upon a brown cloth set an armload of amaranth stalks, a basket of quinoa stalks, a jug of water, bowls of the threshed grain, amaranth flour bread and quinoa porridge.
Offering: Give food to the poor.
Daily Meal: Amaranth bread and quinoa porridge.

Amaranth and Quinoa Invocation

(The jug of water is passed and the remainder poured out as a libation.)

I sing the praises of Amaranth,
Great grain of the Mexican desert,
Sacred grain growing taller than a man
Yet with the smallest seed of all,
Abundance in the dry time
Savior in a drought,
I sing the praises of Amaranth.

(The amaranth bread is passed and the remainder scattered in the garden.)

I sing the praises of Quinoa,
Great grain of the high mountains,
Nourishment of the south continent,
Reaching closest to the sky,
Porridge and cleanser,
Ground under the gleam of gold,
I sing the praises of Quinoa.

(The quinoa porridge is passed until it is finished.)

Song: Lammas Prayer

[Pagan Book of Hours]

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Celebrating Spirituality 365 Days a Year – June 12th Rice Festival

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Celebrating Spirituality 365 Days a Year

June 12th Rice Festival

Still a popular event, the Korean Rice Festival ensures an abundant rice harvest. The custom of washing one’s hair in a stream on this day is believed to dispel bad luck and ward off evil. The traditional meal for this festival is one of fresh fish, steamed rice, and greens.

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Calendar of the Sun for August 14

Calendar of the Sun

14 Weodmonath

Rice and Millet Day

Color: Brown
Element: Earth
Altar: Upon a brown cloth lay bowls of cooked rice, bowls of cooked millet, a jug of African beer and a jug of sake.
Offering: Give food to the poor.
Daily Meal: Food made with rice and millet.

Rice and Millet Invocation

(First the beer and sake is passed around, and the remainder poured out as a libation.)

I sing the praises of Rice.
Great grain of Asia,
Fruit of a million paddies,
Life of a billion people,
Grain of the rat god Daikoku,
Giver of prosperity,
I sing the praises of Rice.

(The rice porridge is passed around until it is eaten.)

I sing the praises of Millet,
Great grain of Africa,
Planted in the hot fields
Among the yams and melons
Grain of the warmest sun
Yin to buckwheat’s yang
I sing the praises of Millet.

(The millet porridge is passed around until it is eaten.)

Song: Lammas Prayer

[Pagan Book of Hours]

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Herb of the Day for August 15th is Rice

Rice

Folk Names:  Bras, Dhan, Nirvana, Paddy

Gender:  Masculine

Planet:  Sun

Element:  Air

Powers:  Protection, Rain, Money Fertility

Magickal Uses:  When placed on the roof, rice guards against all misfortunes. Brahmins carried rice as an amulet against evil and a small jar of rice placed near the entrance of the house also guards it. Throwing rice into the air can cause rain. Rice is also added to money spells, and is thrown after wedded couples to increase their fertility.

Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham

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Rice Cleansing Spell

White foods like eggs and onions frequently possess this absorbent quality. Use white rice for the following spell:

  1. Place an uncovered bowl of raw rice out to absorb negative energy and spiritual debris.

  2. Replace with fresh rice weekly.

  3. Discard the old rice outside the house or feed it to wild birds, whichever is appropriate.

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