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 161 Laws of Wicca

The 161 Laws of Wicca

by Gerald B. Gardner

 

 

 

1. The Law was made and ordained of old.

 

2. The Law was made for the Wicca, to advise and help in their troubles.

 

3. The Wicca should give due worship to the gods and obey their will, which they ordain, for it was made for the good of Wicca as the worship of the Wicca is good for the gods. For the gods love the brethren of Wicca.

 

4. As a man loveth a woman by mastering her.

 

5. So the Wicca should love the gods by being mastered by them.

 

6. And it is necessary that the Circle, which is the temple of the gods, should be truly cast and purified. And that it may be a fit place for the gods to enter.

 

7. And the Wicca shall be properly prepared and purified to enter into the presence of the gods.

 

8. With love and worship in their hearts, they shall raise power from their bodies to give power to the gods.

 

9. As has been taught of old.

 

10. For in this way only may men have communion with the gods, for the gods cannot help man without the help of man.

 

11. And the High Priestess shall rule her coven as the representative of the God.

 

12. And the High Priest shall support her as the representative of the God.

 

13. And the High Priestess shall choose whom she will, be he of sufficient rank, to be her High Priest.

 

14. For as the god himself kissed her feet in the fivefold salute, laying his power at the feet of the Goddess because of her youth and beauty, her sweetness and kindness, her wisdom and justice, her humility and generosity,

 

15. So he resigned all his power to her.

 

16. But the High Priestess should ever mind that all power comes from him.

 

17. It is only lent, to be used wisely and justly.

 

18. And the greatest virtue of a High priestess be that she recognize that youth is necessary to the representative of the goddess.

 

19. So she will gracefully retire in favor of a younger woman should the Coven so decide in council.

 

20. For a true High Priestess realizes that gracefully surrendering pride of place is one of the greatest virtues.

 

21. And that thereby she will return to that pride of place in another life, with greater power and beauty.

 

22. In the old days, when witchdom extended far, we were free and worshipped in all the greater temples.

 

23. But in these unhappy times we must celebrate our sacred mysteries in secret.

 

24. So be it ordained, that none but the Wicca may see our mysteries, for our enemies are many and torture loosens the tongue of man.

 

25. So be it ordained that no Coven shall know where the next Coven bide.

 

26. Or who its members be, save only the Priest and Priestess and messenger.

 

27. And there shall be no communication between them, save by the messenger of the gods, or the summoner.

 

28. And only if it be safe may the covens meet in some safe place for the great festivals.

 

29. And while there, none shall say whence they came nor give their true names.

 

30. To this end, any that are tortured in their agony may not tell if they do not know.

31. So be it ordained that no one shall tell anyone not of the craft who be of the Wicca, nor give any names or where they bide, or in any way tell anything which can betray any of us to our foes.

 

32. Nor may he tell where the Covendom be.

 

33. Or the Covenstead.

 

34. Or where the meetings be.

 

35. And if any break these laws, even under torture, THE CURSE OF THE GODDESS SHALL BE UPON THEM, so they may never be reborn on earth and may remain where they belong, in the hell of the Christians.

 

36. Let each High Priestess govern her Coven with justice and love, with the help and advice of the High Priest and the Elders, always heeding the advice of the messenger of the gods if he cometh.

 

37. She will heed all complains of all Brothers and strive to settle all differences among them.

 

38. But it must be recognized that there will always be people who will ever strive to force others to do as they will.

 

39. These are not necessarily evil.

 

40. And they oft have good ideas and such ideas should be talked over in council.

 

41. But if they will not agree with their Brothers, or if they say,

 

42. “I will not work under this High Priestess,”

 

43. It hath ever been the Old Law to be convenient to the Brethren and to avoid disputes.

 

44. Any of the third may claim to found a new Coven because they live over a league away from the Covenstead, or that they are about to do so.

 

45. Anyone living within the Covendom and wishing to form a new Coven shall tell the Elders of their intention and on the instant avoid their dwelling and remove to the new Covendom.

 

46. Members of the old Coven may join the new one when it is formed. But if they do, they must utterly avoid the old Coven.

 

47. The Elders of the new and the old Covens should meet in peace and brotherly love to decide the new boundaries.

 

48. Those of the craft who dwell outside both Covendoms may join either but not both.

 

49. Though all may, if the Elders agree, meet for the great festivals if it be truly in peace and brotherly love,

 

50. But splitting the Coven off means strife, so for this reason these Laws were made of old and may the CURSE OF THE GODDESS BE ON ANY WHO DISREGARD THEM. So be it ordained.

 

51. If you would keep a book, let it be in your own hand of write. Let brothers and sisters copy what they will, but never let the book out of your hands, and never keep the writings of another.

 

52. For if it be found in their hand of write, they may be taken and arraigned. Let each guard his own writings and destroy them

 

53. whenever danger threatens.

 

54. Learn as much as you may by heart and, when danger is past, rewrite your book, an it be safe.

 

55. For this reason, if any die, destroy their book if they have not been able to.

 

56. For, if it be found, `tis clear proof against them.

 

57. And our oppressors know well “Ye may not be a witch alone”.

 

58. So all their kin and friends be in danger of torture.

 

59. So destroy everything not necessary.

 

60. If your book be found on you, `tis clear proof against you alone, you may be arraigned.

 

61. Keep all thoughts of the craft from your mind.

 

62. If the torture be too great to bear, say, “I will confess. I can’t bear this torture. What do you want me to say?”

 

63. If they try to make you speak of the Brotherhood, do not.

 

64. But if they try to make you speak of impossibilities such as flying through the air, consorting with a Christian devil or sacrificing children, or eating men’s flesh.

 

65. To obtain relief from torture say, “I had an evil dream I was beside myself, I was crazed.”

 

66. Not all magistrates are bad, if there be an excuse, they may show mercy.

 

67. If you have confessed ought, deny it afterwards, say you babbled under torture, and say you knew not what you said.

 

68. If you are condemned, fear not.

 

69. The Brotherhood is powerful and will help you to escape if you stand steadfast, but if you betray ought there is no hope for you in this life or in that to come.

 

70. Be sure, if steadfast you go to the pyre, drugs will reach you, you will feel naught you go to death and what lies beyond, the ecstasy of the goddess.

 

71. To avoid discovery, let the working tools be as ordinary things that any may have in their houses.

 

72. Let the pentacles be of wax so that they may be broken at once or melted.

 

73. Have no sword unless your rank allows it.

 

74. Have no names or signs on anything.

 

75. Write the names and signs on them in ink before consecrating them and wash it off immediately afterwards.

 

76. Let the color of the hilts tell which is which.

 

77. Do not engrave them unless they cause discovery.

 

78. Ever remember ye are the hidden children of the Goddess so never do anything to disgrace them or Her.

 

79. Never boast, never threaten, never say you would wish ill of anyone.

 

80. If any person not in the Circle, speak of the craft, say, “Speak not to me of such, it frightens me, `tis evil luck to speak of it.

 

81. For this reason, the Christians have their spies everywhere. These speak as if they were well affected to us, as if they wouldn’t come into our meetings, saying, “My mother used to worship the Old Ones. I would I could go myself.”

 

82. To such as these ever deny all knowledge.

 

83. But to others, ever say, “Tis foolish men talk of witches flying through the air. To do so they must be as light as thistledown. And men say that witches all be blear eyed old crones, so what pleasure can there be at a witch meeting such as folks talk on?”

 

84. And say, “Many wise men now say there be no such creatures.”

 

85. Ever make it a jest, and in some future time perhaps, the persecution may die and we may worship our gods in safety again.

 

86. Let us all pray for that happy day.

 

87. May the blessings of the Goddess and God be on all who keep these Laws which are ordained.

 

88. If the craft hath any appendage, let all guard it and witchcraft in the land,” because our oppressors of old make it heresy not to believe in witchcraft and so a crime to deny it which thereby puts you under suspicion.

 

89. And let all justly guard all monies of the craft.

 

90. And if any Brother truly wrought it, `tis right they have their pay, an it be just. An this be not taking money for the art, but for good and honest work.

 

91. And even the Christians say, “The laborer is worthy of his hire,” but if any Brother work willingly for the good of the craft without pay, `tis but to their greater honor. So be it ordained.

 

92. If there be any dispute or quarrel among the Brethren, the High Priestess shall straightly convene the Elders and enquire into the matter, and they shall hear both sides, first alone and then together.

 

93. And they shall decide justly, not favoring one side or the other.

 

94. Ever recognizing there be people who can never agree to work under others.

 

95. But at the same time; there be some people who cannot rule justly.

 

96. To those who ever must be chief, there is one answer.

 

97. Void the Coven or seek another one, or make a Coven of your own, taking with you those who will go.

 

98. To those who cannot, justly the answer be, “Those who cannot bear your rule will leave with you.

 

99. For none may come to meetings with those whom they are at variance.

 

100. So, an either cannot agree, get hence, for the craft must ever survive, so be it ordained.

 

101. In the olden days when we had power, we could use the art against any who ill-treated the Brotherhood. But in these evil days we must not do so. For our enemies have devised a burning pit of everlasting fire into which they say their god casteth all the people who worship him, except it be the very few who are released by their priests, spells and masses. And this be chiefly by giving monies and rich gifts to receive his favor for their great god is ever in need of money.

 

102. But as our gods need our aid to make fertility for man and crops, so is the god of the Christians ever in need of man’s help to search out and destroy us. Their priests ever tell them that any who get our help are damned to this hell forever, so men be mad with the terror of it.

 

103. But they make men believe that they may escape this hell if they give victims to the tormentors. So for this reason all be forever spying, thinking, “And I can catch but one of these Wicca, I will escape from this fiery pit.”

 

104. So for this reason we have our hides, and men searching long and Doth finding, say, “There be none, or if there be, they be in a far country.”

 

105. But when one of our oppressors die, or even be sick, ever is the cry, “This be witches’ malice”, and the hunt is up again. And though they slay ten of their own to one of ours, still they care not. They have countless thousands.

 

106. While we are few indeed. So be it ordained.

 

107. That none shall use the art in any way to do ill to any.

108. However much they injure us, harm none. And now times many believe we exist not.

 

109. That this Law shall ever continue to help us in our plight, no one, however great an injury or injustice they receive, may use the art in any way to do ill, or harm any. But they may, after great consultations with all, use the art to restrain Christians from harming us Brothers, but only to constrain them and never to punish.

 

110. To this end men will say, “Such a one is a mighty searcher out, and a persecutor of old women when they desire to be witches, and none hath done him harm, so it be proof that they cannot or more truly there be none.

 

111. For all know full well that so many folk have died because someone had a grudge against them, or were persecuted because they had money or goods to seize, or because they had none to bribe the searchers. And many have died because they were scolding old women. So much that men now say that only old women are witches.

 

112. And this be to our advantage and turns suspicion away from us.

 

113. In England and Scotland `tis now many a year since a witch hath died the death. But any misuse of the power might raise the persecution again.

 

114. So never break this Law, however much you are tempted, and never consent to its being broken in the least.

 

115. If you know it is being broken, you must work strongly against it.

 

116. And any High Priestess or High Priest who consents to its breach must immediately be deposed for tis the blood of the Brethren they endanger.

 

117. Do good, an it be safe, and only if it be safe.

 

118. And strictly keep to the Old Law.

 

119. Never accept money for the work of the art, for money ever smeareth the taker. “Tis sorcerers and conjurors and the priests of the Christians who ever accept money for the use of their arts. And they sell pardons to let men escape from their sins.

 

120. Be not as these. If you accept no money, you will be free from temptation to use the art for evil causes.

 

121. All may use the art for their own advantage or for the advantage of the craft only if you are sure you harm none.

 

122. But ever let the Coven debate this at length. Only if all are satisfied that none may be harmed, may the art be used.

 

123. If it is not possible to achieve your ends one way, perchance the aim may be achieved by acting in a different way so as to harm none. MAY THE CURSE OF THE GODDESS BE UPON ANY WHO BREAKETH THIS LAW. So be it ordained.

 

124. “Tis judged lawful if ever any of the craft need a house or land and none will sell, to incline the owner’s mind so as to be willing to sell, provided it harmeth him not in any way and the full price is paid without haggling.

 

125. Never bargain or cheapen anything whilst you buy by the art. So be it ordained.

 

126. Tis the Old Law and the most important of all laws, that no one may do anything which will endanger any of the craft, or bring them into contact with the law of the land or any persecutors

 

127. In any dispute between the Brethren, no one may invoke any laws but those of the craft.

 

128. Or any tribunal but that of the Priestess, Priest and Elders.

 

129. It is not forbidden to say as Christians do, “There be witchcraft in the land,” because our oppressors of old make it heresy not to believe in witchcraft and so a crime to deny it which thereby puts you under suspicion.

 

130. But ever say, “I know not of it here, perchance there may be but afar off, I know not where.”

 

131. But ever speak of them as old crones, consorting with the devil and riding through the air.

 

132. And ever say, “But how may many ride the air if they be not as light as thistledown.”

 

133. But the curse of the Goddess be on any who cast suspicion on any of the Brotherhood.

 

134. Or who speak of any real meeting place or where they bide.

 

135. Let the craft keep books with the names of all herbs which are good, and all cures so all may learn.

 

136. But keep another book with all Bills and Apices and let only the Elders and other trustworthy people have this knowledge. So be it ordained.

 

137. And may the blessings of the gods be on all who keep these Laws, and the curses of both the God and the Goddess be on all who break them.

 

138. Remember the art is the secret of the gods and may only be used in earnest and never for show or vain glory.

 

139. Magicians and Christians may taunt us saying, “You have no power, show us your power. Do magic before our eyes, then only will we believe,” seeking to cause us to betray the art before them.

 

140. Heed them not, for the art is holy and may only be used in need, and the curse of the gods be on any who break this Law.

 

141. It ever be the way with women and with men also, that they ever seek new love.

 

142. Nor should we reprove them for this.

 

143. But it may be found a disadvantage to the craft.

 

144. And so many a time it has happened that a High Priest or a High Priestess, impelled by love, hath departed with their love. That is, they have left the Coven.

 

145. Now if the High Priestess wishes to resign, she may do so in full Coven.

 

146. And this resignation is valid.

 

147. But if they should run off without resigning, who may know if they may not return in a few months?

 

148. So the Law is, if a High Priestess leaves her Coven, she be taken back and all be as before.

149. Meanwhile, if she has a deputy, that deputy shall act as High Priestess for as long as the High Priestess is away.

 

150. If she returns not at the end of a year and a day, then shall the Coven elect a new High Priestess.

 

151. Unless there is a good reason to the contrary.

 

152. The person who has done the work shall reap the benefit of the reward, maiden and deputy of the High Priestess.

 

153. It had been found that practicing the art doth cause a fondness between aspirant and tutor, and it is the cause of better results if this be so.

 

154. And if for any reason this be undesirable, it can easily be avoided by both persons from the outset firmly resolving in their minds to be as brother and sister, or parent and child.

 

155. And it is for this reason that a man may be taught only by a woman and a woman by a man, and women and women should not attempt these practices together. So be it ordained.

 

156. Order and discipline must be kept.

 

157. A High Priestess or a High Priest may, and should, punish all faults.

 

158. To this end all fault and his sentence pronounced.

 

159. All properly prepared, the culprit should be told his fault, and his sentence pronounced.

 

160. Punishment should be followed by something amusing.

 

161. The culprit must acknowledge the justice of the punishment by kissing the hand on receiving sentence and again thanking for punishment received. So be it ordained.

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 

 

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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:

Fellow Ship of the Earth, Moon and Sky
http://secondsightresearch.tripod.com/bodyandsoul/id2.html
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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.

Written by: Sol Seeker – http://www.solpurpose.com/
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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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