I grew up in the country and I never in my life had such rotten luck. If you have been watching the weather you know that we are going to have some rough weather today. We had our first gust of wind come through and it knocked the cable out.
The Emergency Broadcasting System has just issued a Tornado Warning for us. So at this time, we will leaving the internet and taking shelter. Keep your fingers crossed we don’t end up in Kansas.
Calendar of the Moon
Night of Wild Winds
Colors: Black, white, grey
Altar: Upon cloth of swirling white, grey, and black place incense, fans, pens, and small pieces of paper. All windows in the House should be opened throughout the night.
Offering: Give your wishes to the winds.
Daily Meal: Raw, cold food.
Invocation to the Wild Winds
This is the Night of Wild Winds!
We have opened ourselves to the still cold waters,
And tonight we open ourselves to their counterpart,
The ever-flying bitter winds that rush
Through all things! Open all the windows,
Let them run through the House,
Let them tear through our hair and our heads,
Let them flay us clean of all impurities!
For on the winds ride the souls of our ancestors,
And the spirits of the Air itself!
Listen to their songs, their whispers,
And learn the wisdom they speak.
Spirits of the Air, Powers of the Winds,
Be with us tonight!
Be with us in our beds,
Be with us in our dreams,
Be with us until the dawn!
Hail, Night of Wild Winds!
May we breathe in your inspiration
And may it blow us through to a new day!
Chant: Spirit of the Wind, carry me,
Spirit of the Wind, carry me home,
Spirit of the Wind, carry me home to myself.
(The incense is carried throughout the house, and all windows are thrown open. They shall stay that way, regardless of cold, until after sunrise the next day.)
[Pagan Book of Hours]
Calendar of the Sun
Feast of the Spirits of the Air
Colors: White, light blue, lavender, pale yellow, grey
Altar: This rite is to be done outdoors, and the altar consist of many flags, banners, ribbons, and windchimes on poles.
Offerings: Grain or papers thrown to the winds.
Daily Meal: Cold, light food.
Invocation to the Spirits of the Air
Hail to the Spirits of the Winds!
Hail to the Powers of the East,
The Morning and the Spring Equinox,
The cool breeze that awakens!
Hail to the bird that rides the skies,
Hail to the bat that swoops in the night,
Hail to the fragile butterfly on the flower,
Hail to the bee that sings her song,
Viewing the world from high above our heads!
Hail to the Power of Mind that we focus,
Hail to the Wings of Memory that we write,
Hail to the Beak of Thought that uses it.
Hail to the breath in our bodies,
Every one reminding us that we still live.
Hail to the gentle breath that moves the pollen
From green stem to green stem, bringing the fruit,
Hail to the strong wind that tosses the windmill’s arms,
Driving the clouds across the sky,
Hail to the tornado that writhes in the air,
Causing awe and terror in our hearts!
Hail to the Power of Words that we speak,
Of communication, of transmission of ideas,
Without which we would all be fumbling in silence.
(All then toss into the air whatever offerings they have for the spirits. Words written on small pieces of paper are most common, and can be wishes or blessings as well. Divination via the winds is then done, either with slips of paper or with arrows or from watching the omens of the flights of birds.)
[Pagan Book of Hours]
9: Small Influences
Friday, Jul 5th, 2013
A gentle wind gathers the clouds, but still, no rain. Softer influences predominate as the power of subtle forces grows. This is a time for smooth and friendly persuasion.
In the ebb and flow of events, there are always ‘low tides’ — times when sweeping action is impossible or inappropriate, but when small matters can be attended to profitably, leading to bigger and better things later on. When the tide is rolling in, by all means, ride the wave; but when it is receding like it is now, focus on little things.
When the times are such that you cannot do much to affect large matters, persuasion and subtle influence can prepare the way for strength in the future. Use your intuition to chart your long-term course, but avoid bold actions for the moment, for they are unlikely to work. This is an excellent time to refine existing abilities or develop new talents.
Be wary of others’ intentions if they hold the upper hand in a situation. Examine their sources of power, so as to discover subtle influences you may be able to exert upon them.
A Spell to Say, ‘It’s Over!’
Cast this spell when you know that a relationship you are in is not going
to work, but your feelings are still such that you want to let the other
person down gently.
You will need:
A small square of paper
A fountain pen filled with black ink (a black ballpoint will do, but a
fountain pen is best)
A white taper candle
A fireproof dish
Write the name of the person you don’t want to be involved with on the
paper. Once the ink is dry, light the candle and hold paper in its flame
until it starts to burn. Hold the paper in front of you, trying to see the
fumes curling round the person and wafting him or her away from you.
When you can no longer hold the paper, drop it into the fireproof dish,
still seeing the smoke carry him or her away.
Take the dish outside to as high a place as possible and with the ashes
clasped in your right hand, say some suitable words, such as:
Wind of North, Wind of East,
Wind of South, Wind of West,
Take these feelings to where they best
Please let (name of person) see,
That his/her love is not for me.
And let it be done, that it harm no one.
The words spoken, unclasp your hand and watch the ashes blow away
with the breeze, wishing your old love well as they go.
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Calendar of the Sun
Day of the Twins: Beginning of Gemini
Colors: Light blue, pale yellow, white, and silver.
Altar: Lay with cloths of the day’s colors, and deck the altar with flags, wind chimes, bells, kites, incense of many kinds, pens, and small sharp blades. Let there be two of many things.
Offerings: Leave the windows open, to let the wind in to play. Write letters and mail them. Sponde should start with a long session of yogic breathing, the room divided into two groups who breath in unison.
Daily Meal: Poultry. The rest of the food should be light, and preferably raw and cold. Serve nothing hot this day. Have two choices for every dish.
Invocation to Gemini
Light twin of daytime
Dark twin of night
Speaker, writer, storyteller,
Riders of the wind,
Quicksilver child of Mercury
Whose gift is Thought,
Bless us with the ability
To think sharply as a razor,
And to separate the True from the False.
By the power of all that is spoken,
You challenge us
Not to underestimate
The power of Mind.
May we all go forth in clarity.
I am word
I am wind
I am breath
I am spinning
On the edge
Of the blade.
(All shall be given paper and pens, and all shall write down some secret thing to be whispered only into the ear of the Gods, and all shall tear the paper into tiny pieces and fling it into the wind, to be taken to Their ears.)
[Pagan Book of Hours]
Lords and Ladies of the Watchtower of the East, thou gentle sprites and airy sylphs, soaring eagle and sweet butterfly, Eurus master of the Eastern wind, be with us in laughter and in thought, bring us the bracing dawn wind and memories of fragrant Spring. I do summon, stir and call upon you – Come! Be welcome in this our rite. Blessed be.
Lords and Ladies of the Watchtower of the South, thou leaping salamanders and fiery ones, lion in passion and dragon in power, phoenix arising pure and whole from the flame, Notus, master of the South wind, be with us in passion and in truth, bring us the warmth of the hearthfire and the summer sun, and the clear sight of noonday. I do summon, stir and call upon you – Come! Be welcome in this our rite. Blessed be.
Lords and Ladies of the Watchtower of the West, thou deep-dwelling undines and swift-flowing naiads, loving dolphin and hidden eel, Zephyrus master of the Western wind, be with us in feeling and in vision, in the evening tide’s mystery and the upwelling autumn dreams. I do summon, stir and call upon you – Come! Be welcome in this our rite. Blessed be.
Lords and Ladies of the Watchtower of the North, thou Gnomes within the earth and oreads of the mountain forest, bear slow and sure, and bull of great strength, and tunneling worms whose work insures life. Boreas master of the north wind and ruler of the winds, here at the dwelling place of the gods be with us in solid strength and permanence, giving us sure knowledge of nature’s ever-renewed cycles, the safe womb of night and the slow movement of winter. I do summon, stir and call upon you - Come! Be welcome here in this our rite. Blessed be.
Wednesday, Apr 24th, 2013
Overview is a time for composure and contemplation. As a result of profound introspection, a hidden force reveals itself, and may influence others without their being aware of it. Do not underestimate the power of such a subtle force. Like the wind blowing across the treetops, its presence is perceived through the effect it has on everything it touches.
Shallow wells rarely strike water and shallow minds often come up empty. The ability to keep still and simply observe deepens resolve and attracts good fortune. Discern the difference between what is deep and what is surface within yourself — and you will be able to distinguish between the two in the world as well.
During a period between events, the practice of stillness with awareness is fruitful. Only by observing and absorbing the true nature of things — by apprehending the rhythms and cycles that guide all creation — can we discover the laws that apply to our own individual lives. Examine yourself and the overall situation — not just with the thought of discovering truth, but with the vision of concentrating your personal power.