Charge of the Star Goddess

Traditional, based partly on the “Charge of the Goddess”
by Charles Leland, Gerald Gardner, and Doreen Valiente.
 

Here ye the words of the Star Goddess; she in the dust of whose feet are the hosts of heaven, and whose body encircles the universe.

I who am the beauty of the green earth, the white moon among the stars, and the mystery of the waters call unto thy soul; arise and come unto me.

I am the soul of nature who gives life to the universe. From me all things proceed, and unto me all things must return. Before my face, beloved of gods and of me, let thine innermost divine self be enfolded in the rapture of the infinite.

Let my worship be within the heart that rejoices, for behold! All acts of love and pleasure are my rituals. Therefore, let there be beauty and strength, power and compassion, honor and humility, mirth and reverence within you.

To thou who thinkest to seek me, know that thy seeking and yearning shall avail thee not unless thou knowest the mystery. If that which thou seekest thou findest not within three, thou wilt never find it without.

For behold! I have been with thee from the beginning; and I am that which is attained at the end of desire.

Charge of the Dark God

Listen to the words of the Dark God, Who was of old called Dis, Hades, Osiris, Hunter, and Lord of Shadows.

I am the shadow that is cast by the sun in the brightest of days. I am the reminder of sudden mortality in the midst of joyous life. I am the black velvet night where dances the stars and the planets, time everlasting, unperturbed dancer of fiery endings and new beginnings. I am the Horned Hunter, bow drawn in my hand, gathering the living with my arrows and leading the Wild Hunt. By ny hand are ye lead from this life, that life may continue, for behold! My mystery lies in the movement of life energy from life unto life, for the reminder that all life feeds on life and that only through death is life found anew.

I am the strength that protects, comforts, gives solace and renewal. I am the one who stands by the Crone of Transformation, then enters her Tomb for birth through her womb. Follow my lead and find thy immortality. Together we shall laugh at the threshold of death passage as awareness awakens, and I shall embrace thee in thy last moments of life.

Remember me on dark moonless nights; look for my Rade in rolling storm clouds and the clash of bright lightning. I carry thee to the one who transforms. Dark Mother of all, releaser of strife. Sing to us thy songs in the tongues of ecstasy, for we understand the music of the soul. Blow me a kiss from the palm of thy hand when the moon is dark, and I shall smile upon three, but no kiss shall I return, for my kiss is the final one for all mortal flesh, nepenthe  to drink at the end of thy days.

Song of the Goddess

I am the Great Mother, adored by all creation which I have brought forth from my fertile womb. I am the Primal Mother, life-bringing force of the Divine Female, boundless and eternal.

My faces are many, for I am Transformation and I bring change to all. I am the Goddess of the Moon, Lady of all Magick, passing through phases of Maiden, Mother, and Crone. I am the Maiden whose name is carried upon the tides and the winds. I wear the Moon upon my brow as Crescent, Full, and Horned the stars rest beneath my feet, and the Serpent of Regeneration gazes up as me in adoration. I am Mysteries yet I reveal these to any who seek such of me. I open the New Path for the spiritual questor, comfort the weary traveler upon the old, and receive into my arms and soul in passage.

I am the Blessed Mother, the Bountiful Lady of the Harvest. I am clothed in the cool depths of the waters and draped in the gold of fields laden with grain. My tabard is the myriad forms of life in woodland, field, valley, river, sky and sea. My hair cascades across my shoulders as soft shadows stirring in the forests. By me are all seasons of the earth ruled that all things come to fruition through me, for lo, I am the Life-Giving Mother, fertile and joyous in my abundance.

I am the Crone, Grandmother, and Dead Mother, wise and tender. Through me pass all in the spiral dance of life, death and rebirth. I am the Wheel, the shadowed Moon, giving release and renewal to weary souls. The God ushers the Spirits unto me, for I am the Tomb through whom all must pass to be born of my Womb.

I am the Eternal Maiden, Mother of All, and Crone of Transformation. I stir the cauldron of Wisdom, Abundance, and Renewal, and I pour forth my Limitless Love upon all my peoples of the Earth.

The Thirteen Principles of Witchcraft

The Thirteen Principles of Witchcraft

 

The Council of American Witches (now defunct) adopted the 13 Principles of Witchcraft in April of 1974. Although many modern-day Witches are unfamiliar with the C.A.W., the Council’s principles are widely adhered to just the same. They are as follows:

 

1) We practice rites to attune ourselves with the natural rhythm of life forces marked by the phases of the Moon and the seasonal Quarters and Cross-quarters.

 

2. We recognize that our intelligence gives us a unique responsibility toward our environment. We seek to live in harmony with Nature, in ecological balance offering fulfillment to life and consciousness within an evolutionary concept.

 

3) We acknowledge a depth of power far greater than that apparent to the average person. Because it is far greater than ordinary it is sometimes called supernatural, but we see it as lying within that which is naturally potential to all.

 

4) We conceive of the Creative Power in the universe as manifesting through polarity – as masculine and feminine – and that this same Creative Power lies in all people, and functions through the interaction of the masculine and feminine. We value neither above the other, knowing each to be supportive to the other. We value sex as pleasure, as the symbol and embodiment of life, and as one of the sources of energies used in magickal practice and religious worship.

 

5) We recognize both outer worlds and inner, or psychological, worlds sometimes known as the Spiritual World, the Collective Unconsciousness, Inner Planes, etc. – and we see in the interaction of these two dimensions the basis for paranormal phenomena and magickal exercises. We neglect neither dimension for the other, seeing both as necessary for our fulfillment.

 

6) We do not recognize any authoritarian hierarchy, but do honor those who teach, respect those who share their greater knowledge and wisdom, and acknowledge those have courageously given of themselves in leadership.

 

7) We see religion, magick, and wisdom in living as being united in the way one views the world and lives within it – a world view and philosophy of life which we identify as Witchcraft – the Pagan Way.

 

8) Calling oneself a Witch does not make a Witch – but neither does heredity itself, nor the collecting of titles, degrees, and initiations. A Witch seeks to control the forces within her/himself that make life possible in order to live wisely and well without harm to others and in harmony with Nature.

 

9) We believe in the affirmation and fulfillment of life in a continuation of evolution and development of consciousness giving meaning to the Universe we know and our personal role within it.

 

10) Our only animosity towards Christianity, or towards any other religion or philosophy of life, is to the extent that it’s institutions have claimed to be ‘the only way’, and have sought to deny freedom to others and to suppress other ways of religious practice and belief.

 

11) As American Witches, we are not threatened by debates on the history of the Craft, the origins of various terms, the legitimacy of various aspects of different traditions. We are concerned with our present and our future.

 

12) We do not accept the concept of absolute evil, nor do we worship any entity known as Satan, or the Devil, as defined by the Christian tradition. We do not seek power through the sufferings of others, nor accept that personal benefit can be derived only by denial to another.

 

13) We believe that we should seek within Nature that which is contributory to our health and well-being.

 

[The above principles are now in the public domain.]

The Goddess Companion

The Goddess Companion
 
I send up a prayer to my goddess Hathor.

I beg her to give me the one I desire.
When we are lovers, we will thank her.
Joyfully, we will thank her.
And my beloved will cry out to me:
Lover, lover, lover, in the whole vast world,
I am the one destined for you by the Goddess.
~Egyptian Prayer to Hathor
 
The Goddess intends you to be loved. You are splendid and unique. You are creation. In all of human history, no person exactly like you has ever lived and breathed. Every cell of your body, every pattern in your thoughtful mind, is a new part of this universe. How can you ever doubt that you deserve much, much love?
 
And how could you ever doubt that you were meant to give love? Each person you meet is, like you, a worthy singularity. The Goddess intends you to love. Meet each with love, and accept nothing less in return. Loving yourself as a irreplaceable part of the universe, you can then meet others with the same spirit. And then, from this myriad of shining possibilities, a lover will emerge to charm and delight you.
 
Love is a gift. It is also your birthright. In the name of the goddess, reach out and claim it.

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By Patricia Monaghan

Daily Aromatherapy Tip

Daily Aromatherapy Tip 

 

Jasmine, a very sensual oil, is said to be the best aphrodisiac that aromatherapy can offer. It seems to increase

the attractiveness of the person wearing it. Blends well with Rose, Neroli, Sandalwood, Orange and Ylang Ylang

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Spell – A- Day – Time to Crow Spell

 

Spell – A- Day – Time to Crow Spell
Incense of the day: Coriander
 
Each year of the Chinese calendar is represented by an animal. This is the year of the rooster, the cocky king of the barnyard who exudes confidence. He doesn’t just walk, he struts, head held high and challenging anyone who seeks to usurp his authority. At this transition time, wrap yourself in a spell of confidence that no one will be able to ignore. Appearing confident impresses your boss, and makes your family feel secure in your presence. Strangers will also believe you’re a potent force they do not wish to battle. If you look like you know what you’re doing and where you’re going, would-be attackers will leave you alone to seek an easier mark. Connect with this cocky confidence in a place where you will not be seen or heard for at least thirty minutes. Add a Chinese atmosphere to your working area with various decorations. You will also need four sturdy candles. If using candles is not practical, substitute pen lights, flashlights, light sticks, or anything else nonflammable. Place one at each directional point of your working area. Stand tall and visualize a rooster—how he moves, how he sounds, how he knows he’s at the top of the pecking order. When you feel your inner rooster, begin to move like him. Strut, flap, cock your head, and crow! The rooster’s caw is a cry of leadership and success. Walk the circle as a rooster might if he was if presenting himself to the elements. Light the candles as walk around. Keep in mind south is transformation and courage; west is intuition and the home of the deities; north is the stable earth and all her creatures, and east is home of the rising Sun to which the rooster crows to announce start of each day.
 
By: Edain McCoy

, Llewellyn and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast

Seasons of the Witch

Seasons of the Witch 

  

Feast of St. Paul’s Shipwreck (Malta)
Gasparilla Day
National Cream Cheese Brownie Day
Plimsoll Day
Pulse Day
School Day
St. Scholastica’s Day (patron of children in convulsions, bringing rain, nuns)
Umbrella Day
World Marriage Day
 
Singapore: Festival of Kuan Yin – the Chingay Procession, marks the beginning of the Singapore New Year
and the promise of the coming of Spring.

Greece: Feast of Apollo – marks the increasing light of the new year after the darkness of Midwinter.

Asia: Pulse Day – The last of the ten special days named for animals and plants which begin the Chinese New Year is Pulse Day.

Various Sources, see Festivals and Holidays:

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From GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives

Remember the ancient ways and keep them sacred!

Lunar Lore

Lunar Lore

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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”

The south-wind strengthens to a gale,
Across the moon the clouds fly fast,
The house is smitten as with a flail,
The chimney shudders to the blast.
~ Robert Bridges, “Low Barometer.”
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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Daily Affirmation for 2/10

This is truly an affirmation for the Witch. You can use it everyday if you like.

DAILY AFFIRMATION

I am a Witch!

I am at One with the Earth, The Universe,

and the Divine!

Let this day be free from Strife and Fear;

Let only joy and Love come near;

With Blessings given and received

I walk in Peace in Word and Deed.

Goddess of the Day is Hecate 2/10

Hecate (Greek)

Moon Goddess as in Crone or Dark Mother, Keeper of Mysteries. Moon Goddess in her Dark form. She is the Queen of death and rules the magical powers of regeneration. Often pictured as having the head of a dog, horse or boar. Plant associations are Yew, Mandrake, Oak, Mint, Cypress, Sesame, Dandelion, Garlic and Willow.

Moonstone is the Gemstone of the day 2/10

Moonstone

Moonstone: A gemstone for balance

Moonstone are one of my favorite gemstones because they symbolize the coolness of the night and the beauty of the moon. Down the ages, moonstone have always been prized for helping with matters of the heart, and it is a distinct “watery” and “feminine” stone. Moonstone is an orthoclase feldspar and comprises a complex mineral

Herb of the Day: Almond (Prunus Communis, P.Dulcis)

Herb of the Day: Almond (Prunus Communis, P.Dulcis)
Folk Name: Greek Nuts
Gender: Masculine
Planet: Mercury
Element: Air
Deities: Attis, Mercury, Thoth, Hermes
Powers: Money, Prosperity, Wisdom
Magickal Uses: Almonds, as well as the leaves and wood of the tree, are used in prosperity and money spells. Additionally, climbing an almond tree is said to ensure success in business ventures.
Eating almonds will cure or combat fevers as well as give the partaker wisdom. Five almonds eaten before drinking prevents intoxication.
Magickal wands are made of almond wood, for it is a plant of Air, which is the elemental ruler of the magick wand, in some traditions.
Finally, placing almonds in your pocket will lead you to treasures.
Warning: Bitter Almond is NOT for internal use.
Posted By: Lady Becky
‘May we live in peace without weeping. May our joy outline the lives we touch without ceasing. And may our love fill the world, angel wings tenderly beating.’
 
The Universal Heart Center
 

“Phoenix Rising” – ( Rebirthing Wild Love )

“Phoenix Rising” – ( Rebirthing Wild Love )

I honor the beauty and blessing in the opportunity to feel primal. I whole heartedly accept our Return to the Wildness: A rebirth into the process of transformation within the womb of the unknown.

Its time to dance in our wildness! Allow our raw humanity to take hold of all that we are. Allow Spirit to nourish our deep hidden treasures through releasing into our primal nature. Its time to embody our gifts of being here empowered, allowing our footsteps to shake up the very foundation of this earth. By embracing the mystery of becoming all that we are into our life, we allow transformation to root into this world.

We are now being asked to breath life into this sacred dream by living and grounding these truths into our reality. It is important that we learn to love each right where we are. Here and now. We have entered a time of continual motion without the requirement of moving or forcing in any way. We are being asked to no longer cling onto illusions of what we think is or should be. We are entering a time of deep remembrance of the divine offering we embraced before this incarnation: To assist great mother and our brothers and sisters of the many tribes in the ascension and rebirth into unity consciousness.

Honor the self. Feed the divine by being transparent and open with who you truly are. Honor every feeling. Each drop of emotion holds the essence of the timeless ocean of all existence. Honor that space you hold in your heart. Know that nourishing your body, mind, and spirit allows for the safe and healthy growth of harmonic beauty in this world. Hold space with gentle and loving hands for Great Mother Earth and all of her children to grow in beauty through you. Honor your wildness.

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‘May we live in peace without weeping. May our joy outline the lives we touch without ceasing. And may our love fill the world, angel wings tenderly beating.’
 
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Accept Yourself

 

Accept Yourself

 

Today, accept and love every part of yourself, even those parts of yourself that you most wish to see change. 

 

That which you resist is held into constant being through your resistance.  That which you love and accept has a pathway to transform through love.

 

If you had a friend who gained weight, would you turn from her?  Would you tell her that she looked terrible, criticize her for allowing herself to get that way?  No, of course not.  You would love her, no matter how she looked.  You would make sure she felt safe and accepted, no matter what she had done or what had happened to her.

 

Treat yourself like this, like a dearly loved friend.  Accept yourself, approve of yourself, completely, exactly as you are.  Embrace every part of yourself as a part of yourself.  Give yourself love, unconditional love, and absolute and complete approval.  Just as you are.  Exactly like this.  You are exactly as you should be in this moment.

 

End the resistance.  End the struggle.  Accept yourself.  Love yourself.  And through this unconditional acceptance and love, that which does not belong with you will have an opportunity to slip peacefully away.

   

‘May we live in peace without weeping. May our joy outline the lives we touch without ceasing. And may our love fill the world, angel wings tenderly beating.’
 
The Universal Heart Center