One can choose anytime after all your children have become adults or for women menstruation has stopped to go through a Crone ritual. Becoming a Crone does not mean you are it means you are wise. For men Crone status usually does not apply because women were always thought of as the wise people in the village after a certain age.
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Whether you are sitting around a fire or just sitting around at home it’s always a good time to tell the younger ones stories of how it was back when you were their age. I did this with my children and now with my grandchildren and they all get a good laugh at how old I sound. Especially when I tell them about only having 2 computers in my high school and one was a glorified typewriter and calculator in the library…lol
Have fun write the stories down so they are not lost to the ages when you can no longer tell them yourself.
I call upon the Horned God and Mother Earth,
To keep myself and my family safe as we have fun either away from or at our hearth.
To keep those who are traveling under your watchful eyes
That we might all be safe and see the fireworks or stars in the sky.
So mote it be.
Have a happy and safe 4th of July brothers and sisters.
Words Copyright 2015 Lady Beltane
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The Celtic Tree Calendar is a calendar with thirteen lunar divisions. Most contemporary Pagans use fixed dates for each “month”, rather than following the waxing and waninglunar cycle. If this was done, eventually the calendar would fall out of sync with the Gregorian year, because some calendar years have 12 full moons and others have 13. The modern tree calendar is based on a concept that letters in the ancient Celtic Ogham alphabet corresponded to a tree.
Although you don’t have to follow a Celtic path to celebrate the Celtic tree calendar months, you’ll find that each of the themes in the Celtic tree months ties strongly to Celtic culture and mythology.
For the rest of the information on this topic go to: http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/moonphasemagic/ss/Celtic-Tree-Months.htm
By Patti Wigington From and Owned by About.com
This Full Moon is Guru Purnima, a festival traditionally celebrated in India. The word guru is derived from two Sanskrit words, Gu means “ignorance,” Ru means “the remover of ignorance”; thus the one who removes our ignorance is a guru. On this day, followers pay their regards to their guru or spiritual guide, who many believe is a necessary part of their lives. The festival is common to all traditions in Hinduism because it is dedicated to respect for their religious teachers and leaders. Hindus also celebrate it in honor of the great sage Vyasa, who is seen as one of the greatest gurus in ancient Hindu traditions, and floral offerings and symbolic gifts are given away in his name. Vyasa was not only believed to have been born on this day, but also to have started writing Brahma Sutras, a major religious text at this time. Recitations of these sutras, dedicated to him, are organized on this day.
This would be a good day to write a letter to someone who has helped you on your spiritual path, whether or not you call them a guru. If they are no longer alive, write the letter and burn it while thinking about them.
Copyright MAgenta Griffith Lleweylln’s Witches’ Datebook 2015
You can use this two ways, one as a prayer or two as a spell to empower a black stone. I say it in my prayers every morning and also carry a stone with me anytime I know I will be in a situation that maybe stressful and/or people I will be encountering might have negative feelings or thoughts about me and/or speak nastily to or about me. In other words I carry it almost daily as I never know who or what I might encounter outside my home.
For a spell you will need:
Pocket size Black Stone (Black will draw negativity to itself before it can reach you. Cleanse the stone at least once a week using same spell you use to cleanse it the first time.)
To perform the spell:
First cleanse stone (see – How to Cleanse Objects Using the Elements)
Either in a sacred space or circle say the spell over the stone three times while either holding it in your power hand or touching it with your wand. At the end of the thrid time seal the spell with the words “So mote it be” or whatever words you use to seal your spells.
(For prayer start with the words “Today I ask for help with…”) (For spell start with the words “I empower this stone stone with…”)
Patience, Understanding and Tolerance for better;
Acceptance of people. places. situations, attitudes, how people speak to and about me;
that I might live in better Harmony within myself, home, family, work and world.
Copyright 2009 Lady Beltane
I think this is one of the more beautifully worded dedication to The Craft spells I have ever read. Even though it says it is for s Solitary Witch it could be used in a coven setting also.