“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

Crone’s Corner – A Home Blessing

Crone’s Corner –   A Home Blessing

 
A home blessing meditation for charging a room
 
Sit  straight with palms on lap, take deep breaths, relax, and move into a mental space where you activate your intuitive senses. Imagine a cord of energy from your spine connecting you to the Earth, and channel energy from the Earth through it. Silently ask for divine protection, guidance, and blessing.
 
Direct your psychic sensing outward, and feel lines of force coming out of your aura. Note where the strongest energy is (check out the floor, ceiling, directions, etc). Note spots that feel empty or dead, note places that feel full alive, focus on where you are sitting and how you feel at that particular spot.
 
Imagine a sphere of light and love energy at your heart, feel it pulsing outward with every breath. Feel the radiance increase with every breath, feel your self as a star, continue to breathe deeply and send out the energy, letting it pulsate in the room. When ready, start making power sounds representing the love and light you are channeling; use it to amplify the light you are weaving; and fill the room with the energy. Then shift focus to sending a probe out into the room, and note the differences in the quality of energy and how you feel about it. Repeat if necessary, When done, feel the completeness of the work.
 
By Selena Fox and Daily Pagan News

 

The Herban Corner – Make a Romantic Valentine’s Day Rose Wreath

The Herban Corner  – Make a Romantic Valentine’s Day Rose Wreath
By Kim Tilley

This is an extremely elegant and easy idea, but not always the cheapest! Silk flowers can cost a lot, so it’s best to get them on a clearance sale or perhaps dry some real roses.

You will need:

 

  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

  • Artificial roses or dried roses

  • Heart shaped styrofoam base

  • Red spray paint (or paint to match the color of your roses

 

1. Spray paint the styofoam base in a color close to that of your roses. Let dry. This step keeps any white styrofoam from showing through on the finished wreath.

2. Take off any stems from the roses, you want them to be as smooth on the bottom as possible without falling apart (keep the calyx on, the green “x” shaped part of the stem underneath the flower that holds the petals on). If using rose buds, just make sure there are no stems attached to the buds.

3. Hot glue the flowers, face up, onto the wreath, completely covering it.

4. Hang, using wire twisted at the back, or a pretty ribbon. Enjoy!

Kim Tilley, a tightwad at heart, is the mother of three active boys and the founding editor of FrugalMoms.com . Frugal by force and later by choice, Kim cut her income by 60% to stay at home with her children and discovered that anyone can live better for less. Her work has appeared in print publications such as The Tightwad Gazette. In her free time, she entertains herself by chasing kids and finding ways to create something from nothing!  http://www.fabulousfoods.com/holidays/vday/vdaycraft/rosewreath.html

Fox Power Spell

Fox Power Spell
Incense of the day: Geranium
 
In February, the quiet darkness of a midwinter night can be shattered by the yelping of a fox searching for a mate. Foxes do not hibernate and this is their mating season. With grace and speed, foxes move through the shadows of the winter woodland. Their powers of cunning and agility have been invoked by shamans for centuries. To expand your powers of intelligence and energy, call upon Fox as a power animal. Since this is a Thursday before a Full Moon, it is
a favorable time to call upon Spirit Fox. To do so, place a photo or artwork depicting a fox on your altar. Scent the room with a woodsy fragrance such as pine. Hold the image of a fox in your mind and say: “Swift as wind, quiet as night, Spirit Fox help me with my urgent need.” Let the power of the Fox aid in bringing a swift solution to any problem.
 
By: James Kambos, Llewellyn and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast

IF THE DARKNESS COMES

 

IF THE DARKNESS COMES
  
If the darkness comes, and I am not there
Try to hold on to your sanity
Until I am there with you,
To help you hold back the dark.
  
I know the spirits come to visit you
When you are alone
And darkness descends;
But I will stand next to you,
Fighting the wraiths as I am able.
  
I know the phantoms of the past
From those you harmed or killed may come,
But do not use your dark magics
To fight them or it will be worse.
  
I will light candles, I have not the taint
Upon my soul that you do.
One day perhaps they will forgive you;
Or your heart will give out from the strain.
  
© Copyright 2/9/06

Beth Johnson   (Mystic Amazon) 

Light A Candle Today!

Light A Candle Today!

In many different traditions lighting a candle is a sacred action. It expresses more than words can express.
It has to do with gratefulness. From time immemorial, people have lit candles in sacred places.
You may want to begin or end your day by the sacred ritual of lighting a candle on this gratefulness.
One single guideline is all you need: Slow down and do it with full attention.  

Seasons of the Witch

Seasons of the Witch 
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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

   From GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives

Remember the ancient ways and keep them sacred!

Today Is: Freya’s Day

Today Is: Freya’s Day – Energy: Female Ruler: Venus – Rules lovers and pleasure, affairs of the heart – Use for magick involving love, peace, beauty, gentleness, women’s problems, healing, protection, lovers, ease, pleasure, affairs. Resolve quarrels today! 

  • Today’s Magickal Influences: All Love Matters, Friendships, Affection, Partnerships, Money, Sex
  • Today’s Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique
  • Incense:  Saffron, Verbena
  • Perfumes: Stephanotis, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris
  • Color of The Day:  Light Blue, Pale Green
  • Colors for Tomorrow: Black
  • Lucky Sign: Friday Is The Lucky Day For Taurus And Libra
  • Candle: Green

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”
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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.”

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”
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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.”

Power Animal of the Day: Lion

Power Animal of the Day: Lion

 

While they are not in every single instance often enough these that appear are some of my totem guides and this one is no exception. Of course I am always open to any who come to share and impart wisdom and understanding. For those who use this site I am curious if you find the same consistency. This message definitely comes in the divine timing. 🙂 love, Shay

The Lion

Courage          Confidence          Command


When you walk, walk like the lion.  Be proud to be who you are, exactly as you are.  Hold your head high.  Look each person in the eye and silently say to yourself:  I am the lion. 

The lion will fill you with courage, the courage to be who you are and show it to the world.  He will teach you how to roar out with your power, displaying your talents and announcing your presence.  He will teach you to have the courage to be yourself, always and in all ways and to know the deep truth, that you are exactly as you should be.  After all, you are the lion. 

The lion is power, but power contained.  He will teach you the strength of quiet command.  He will teach you to hold yourself with such presence that merely being around you will fill others with respect and awe. 

Know and be the quiet strength of complete confidence.  Speak calmly and with authority.  Act from a place of personal truth and wisdom, a wisdom that comes from the quiet times you spend just being and feeling your deep connection with all that is.

Walk with grace and strength.  Hold your head high.   And once in a while, give out a resounding, magnificent roar.  After all, you are the lion.

‘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
 

Goddess Of The Day – Athena

Goddess of the Day

Athena

Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, war, the arts, weaving, metal
working, industry, justice and skill. She was the favorite child of
Zeus. She had sprung fully grown out of her father’s head. Her mother
was Metis, Goddess of wisdom and Zeus’ first wife. In fear that Metis
would bear a son mightier than himself. Zeus swallowed her and she
began to make a robe and helmet for her daughter. The hammering of the
helmet caused Zeus great pain in the form of headaches and he cried
out in agony. Skilled Hephaestus ran to his father and split his skull
open and from it emerged Athena, fully grown and wearing her mother’s
robe and helmet. She is the virgin mother of Erichthnonius.

She is attended by an owl, wears a goatskin breastplate called the
Aegis given to her by her father, Zeus and is accompanied by the
Goddess of victory, Nike. She is often shown helmeted and with a
shield bearing the Gorgons Medusa’s head, a votive gift of Perseus.

Athena is an armed warrior goddess, and appears in Greek mythology as
a helper of many heroes, including Heracles, Jason and Odysseus. She
never had a consort or lover, and thus was often known as Athena
Parthenos (“Athena the virgin”). In her role as a protector of the
city, Athena was worshipped throughout the Greek world as Athena
Polias (“Athena of the city”). She had a special relationship with
Athens, as is shown by the etymological connection of the names of the
Goddess and the city. The Parthenon, on the Acropolis of Athens, is
her most famous temple.

Athena and her uncle Poseidon were both very fond of a certain city in
Greece. Both of them claimed the city and it was decided that the one
that could give the finest gift should have it. Leading a procession
of citizens, the two gods mounted the Acropolis. Poseidon struck the
side of the cliff with his trident and a spring welled up. The people
marveled, but the water was as salty as Poseidon’s sea and it was not
very useful. Athena’s gift was an olive tree, which was better because
it gave the people food, oil and wood. Athena named her city Athens.

In Roman mythology, the Goddess of wisdom was Minerva, who originated
in the association of the Etruscan Goddess Minerva with Hellenic
iconography of Athena. Quite apart from Minerva, the Romans knew her
as Athena as well

Athena is associated with Athens, a plural name because it was the
place where she presided over her sisterhood, the Athenai, in earliest
times. Athena was probably already a Goddess in the Aegean in
prehistoric times. There is evidence that in early times, Athena was
an owl herself, or a Bird Goddess in general. In Book 3 of the
Odyssey, she takes the form of a sea-eagle. Her tasseled aegis may be
the remnants of wings: she is depicted with wings on Archaic red-
figure pottery.

In the Olympian pantheon, Athena was remade as the favorite daughter
of Zeus, born fully armed from his forehead. The story of her birth
comes in several versions. In the one most commonly cited, Zeus lay
with Metis, the Goddess of crafty thought and wisdom, but immediately
feared the consequences. It had been prophesied that Metis would bear
children more powerful than the sire, even Zeus himself. In order to
forestall these dire consequences, Zeus transformed Metis into a fly
and swallowed her immediately after lying with her. He was too late:
Metis had already conceived a child. Metis immediately began making a
helmet and robe for her fetal daughter. The hammering as she made the
helmet caused Zeus great pain and Prometheus, Hephaestus, Hermes or
Palaemon (depending on the sources examined) cleaved Zeus’s head with
the double-headed Minoan axe (Labrys). Athena leaped from Zeus’s head,
fully grown and armed, and Zeus was none the worse for the experience.

Symbols of Athena;

General:

Sun, golden shield and helmet, spear, spindle, bowl, intertwined
snakes, the Parthenon, the seven auras, and the Number 7

Plants and Herbs;

Tiger lily, oak, cypress, olive tree, Hellebore (Christmas and Lenten
roses), and citrus trees

Perfumes/Incenses:

Patchouli, dragonÍs blood, musk, indigo, orange blossom, cinnamon, and
cedar wood

Crystals and Stones:

Onyx, ruby, star sapphire, turquoise, gold, lapis lazuli, and ivory

Colors:

Gold, orange, yellow, emerald green, and royal blue

Runecast for Friday February 11

Today we have a great rune for a Friday, Wunjo of Freyja’s Aett Wunjo pronounced “woon-yo” (W or V: Joy) Joy, comfort, pleasure. Fellowship, harmony, prosperity. Ecstasy, glory, spiritual reward, but also the possibility of going “over the top”. If restrained, the meaning is general success and recognition of worth.

The blacksmith, seized by his creative passion,  does not notice the heaviness of his tools. Happiness comes from absorbing work. This is one of the most encouraging runes. It promises you success, especially in creative work which requires physical energy. It may bring practical work, rather than intellectual endeavors. As a way to handle difficulties, it suggests that you adopt a practical approach and actually do something, rather than just speak about it. The rune Wunjo also appears in any situation when you are overloaded with jobs that you’re trying to get through. You mustn’t take on yourself the responsibility for the whole world. Find what interests you most and put all your efforts into that one thing. In love and relationships, Wunjo denotes deep, mutual feelings and happiness, but it also advises you to do something definite together such as a travel or business venture.

Wunjo Reversed or Merkstave: Stultification, sorrow, strife, alienation. Delirium, intoxication, possession by higher forces, impractical enthusiasm. Raging frenzy, berzerker. (Note: the reversed or merkstave definitions are included only for reference as they apply to a multi-rune cast and not to a single rune that’s drawn blind from the pouch)

As with all, take only what feels right to you and disregard the rest.

**a portion of today’s rune meaning/description was kindly provided by Ingrid Halvorsen at sunnyway.com and used here with her gracious permission**

In the Light…

Tom

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Herb of the Day: Wood Rose

Herb of the Day: Wood Rose (Ipomoea Tuberose)
Folk Names: Ceylon Morning Glory, Frozen Roses, Spanish Arbor Vine
Powers: Luck
Magickal Uses: Carry a wood rose to attract good luck and fortune. Also place some in the home to ensure it is lucky.
Posted By: Lady Becky