I must confess I’s been a bad witchy…..

After stopping to look at the TV again, I have to be down-right crazy to watch this show everyday. In case you haven’t guessed it by now, I am talking about “The Jerry Springer” show. You can bet your last dime that at 1:00 every afternoon, I have grabbed the old laptop and resume my spot in front of the TV.

Everyone talks about how bad the show is. What you can see on there is appalling. Then it comes out, “They Watch Jerry Too!” My mother-in-law had her cable taken out for a little bit and I had to buy her a special pair of rabbits ears were she could get the Springer show. Then when I worked for my cousin up in the boonies, he wanted that channel Springer came on but he was too cheap to pay the bill every month. So he came to work with a bunch of coat hangers one morning. The building was a two-story building and he had got the measurements from the landlord. He told me to grab an end and stretch the wire out. Well it got straight to the proper length, I sit a tire on my end and went back to work. It took him all morning and half the afternoon but by, george! he made himself one helluva TV antenna. He got the ladder and put it up on the building, ran the wire and then came into sit down and watch Springer. After all the trouble my cousin went through, all he ended up with was sound. It was hilarious and pitiful, he came stuttering in through the door, with a grin from ear to ear asked, “Well how is she(TV) working now, got a good picture I bet?” I politely told him I wasn’t a betting woman. Well he knew it couldn’t be his coat hanger antenna causing the problem. It had to be that old TV set. So I bet you can imagine the rest of the story!

I wonder if Mr. Springer knows what kind of reaction he has on people. I would love to meet him, perhaps before I am a 100 and still have sense enough to know who I met, lol!

Y’all have a good one,

Lady A

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Runecast for Tuesday February 22

Today the rune is Kenaz of Freyja’s Aett Kenaz pronounced “kane-awze” (K: Beacon or torch) Vision, revelation, knowledge, creativity, inspiration, technical ability. Vital fire of life, harnessed power, fire of transformation and regeneration. Power to create your own reality, the power of light. Open to new strength, energy, and power now. Passion, sexual love.

Spring comes and the snow melts. Winter’s debris becomes visible. Purification is needed. A warm season of your life arrives when your circumstances will be more beneficial and you will have no need to spend your energy as before, defending yourself from the cold. New interesting possibilities are appearing, but some of your activities which were permissible or even necessary during the “winter” are becoming unacceptable now. The light is switched on in some important area of your life. It gives you the possibility to do much more than before, but you may now appear less perfect to yourself than you previously thought, while you were in the darkness. It becomes important now not only to know what you are doing but also how you are doing it.

Kenaz Reversed or Merkstave: Disease, breakup, instability, lack of creativity. Nakedness, exposure, loss of illusion and false hope. (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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“Music is a release from the tyranny of conscious thought”
— Kevin Burke
Insanity is inherited, you get it from your kids…

Daily Crystal: Arsenopyrite

Arsenopyrite and Fluorite

 

Description: Unusual and attractive mixed mineral small cabinet specimen of arsenopyrite and clear fluorite on a base matrix of quartz.  The arsenopyrite is in two sections separated by the larger of the several fluorite crystals. The large fluorite crystal is 18 x 14 mm.  The overall specimen is 65 x 30 x 40 mm. Arsenopyrite is a widespread mineral at the Yaogangxian mine.  This specimen is a good illustration of how arsenopyrite is found with such minerals as quartz and fluorite.  It is also commonly found, as a matter of interest, with minerals such as muscovite and calcite.  Excellent example of the types of specimens being recovered from this famous mine. 

Source: Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov, China

Size:  65 x 30 x 40 mm (about 2.5 inches across) with larger arsenopyrite crystal to 10 mm.

Primary Uses: Arsenopyrite is used as a protection stone to guard that which you value. It is excellent for protecting a valuable possession or enhancing your physical security.

Type: Arsenopyrite

Color: Silver

Use Description
secrets of talismans
 Seeker Transformer SymbolArsenopyrite is a Guardian Mirror.When you have something you want to protect use a crystal that forms in the monoclinic system. These Guardian crystals have an internal structure that is composed of parallelograms. The parallel structure of their crystalline lattice gives these crystals their power to protect us in the physical world and in the spiritual one. The Guardian talismans do not reveal their inner strength. These stones rarely, if ever, form transparent crystals. Rather, they hide their strength behind an opaque mask, obscuring the power they possess.

In the physical world they are excellent aids in protecting your loved ones, your possessions, and your physical security. They are very useful in protecting houses and homes, property, and valuables. If you have prized possessions you want to guard and protect, use a Guardian crystal. They are also useful for travelers and adventures to take with them on their travels as insurance against harm. They are useful for emergency workers, soldiers, sailors, and airmen in the performance of their dangerous duties.

Feng Shui Crystals Explained Arsenopyrite has Metal energy. Use it to enhance any space that you use for concentration, gathering strength, or working with a group. Use Arsenopyrite to bring the sharp power of concentration and diligence to areas of your home and life that are focused on assuring you are powerful in ways you need to be.

Metal energy is traditionally associated with the northwest and west areas of a home or room. It is associated with the Helpful People and Blessings, and Travel area of your life and dwelling, and with the Creativity and Children area. Its energy of crystallization will solidify your efforts and determination

meditation crystals Arsenopyrite as mentioned above is a Mirror stone. These crystals are excellent aids in knowing yourself, as they help reveal things that you consciously didn’t realize. They reflect you as you are, not as you normally see yourself. They reveal that which is hidden.

They help strip away pretensions, reveal truths, and give you the ability to see things as they really are. They help you to avoid being deceived by appearances. They make good touchstones of veracity. There are really few in circulation. They are relatively unknown except for pyrite, galena, sphalerite, chalcopyrite, and cinnabar.

Mirrors are particularly useful as self-help crystals. Often the first step in self-improvement is to understand how you got to where you are. We need to learn about ourselves before we can make meaningful change. The Mirror crystals are perfectly suited to help you with your efforts to really know yourself and your desires better. They make excellent meditation crystals.

what others have found Other practitioners report that Arsenopyrite is great for sorting out highly emotional charged situations. It allows you to make decisions that come from a balanced heart and mind.

http://www.thatcrystalsite.com/guide/properties-glossary.php

Triple Goddess Daily Reading: Awakened Aphrodite

    We attend in silence and in joy. This is the day when healing comes to us. This is the day when separation ends, and we remember Who we really are. –A Course in Miracles

    Soul Message: We are the mirror, as well as the face in it. We are tasting the taste of eternity this minute. We are pain and what cures pain. We are the sweet cold water and the jar that pours. Soul of the world, no life, nor world remain, no beautiful women and men longing. Only this ancient love circling the holy black stone of nothing. Where the lover is the loved, the horizon and everything within it. –Rumi

    Alchemy and Transformation: At this stage, the adept knows beyond a shadow of a doubt that the schooling of life is found within, and that each of us has the freedom to become fully awake through our own efforts and will. New levels of spiritual insight and contentment flood in on a regular basis and are readily assimilated. Wells of creativity and vitality are unearthed. Your power to serve the world with great compassion and skill comes to the fore. You are no longer hiding your light under a bushel, for there is nowhere left to hide.

    Awakening to the Archetype –Awakened Aphrodite: The path into Awakened Aphrodite’s embrace entails constant discernment, for She embodies the truth of real love. No longer does She confuse mere seduction, which is fear-based, with love, which knows no fear. Loving and kind to all women and men, She refuses to perpetuate the competitive and jealous ways of others. She is at home in Her physical body and grateful for the gift of life. She shares this joy with all around Her. She attracts many things to herself, yet knows the path of discrimination.

    Everyday Encounters: Take time for yourself. Sleep when you need to, vacation and play when it is appropriate. Do not overwork or bury yourself in competitive work habits. Awakened Aphrodite accepts life. Live life fully. Above all else, do not be afraid to love completely and honestly. Honor thyself and love will return one thousand times over.

    Nature’s Healers: Goddess Bouquet of Apple Blossom/Rose/Lily

‘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
 

The Book Of Hours: Prayers to the Goddess

Lady …  

 

before the break of day

You whisper in my dreams…

At times the whisper is a song—

at times a memory of sadness

swiftly gone—

 

You whisper in my dreams…

Sometimes in the morning

while the mist lays on the hills

You dance the wild dance…

At times You dance alone and free—

at times Your siren music reaches

out to me—

You dance the wild dance…

 

Sometimes in the morning

while the day blooms with the sun

You live behind my eyes…

At times You bring exalted grace—

at times an unexpected vision of your face—

You live behind my eyes!

 

Meditation

The warmth of the covers; the knowledge that today no demands await you.

Give thanks to the Goddess for this respite.

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 Sometimes in the morning

Blessed Be!

 The Book Of Hours: Prayers to the Goddess

By Galen Gillotte 

 

Current Moon Phase: WANING, FULL MOON

Current Moon Phase: WANING, FULL MOON   

 

Time: Waning – From full moon to dark moon (approx.14 days)
Goddess Aspect: Crone
Associated Goddesses: Callieach, Banshee, Hecate, Kali, Morrigan
Magickal Attributes: BANISHING Releasing the old, removing unwanted negative energies, wisdom, psychic ability, scrying,
reversing circumstances.   Workings on this day are for banishing magick, for ridding oneself of addictions, illness or negativity, physical and  psychic cleansings.

 

Time:  Full –  Approx. 14 days after new moon (energy lasts from three days before to three days after actual full moon)
Goddess Aspect: Mother
Associated Goddesses: Danu, Cerridwen, Gaia, Aphrodite, Isis
Magickal Attributes: FRUITION Manifesting goals, nurturing, passion, healing, strength, power. Workings on this day are for protection, divination.”extra power”,  

job hunting, healing serious conditions Also, love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and dreams.

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Lunabar Moon Almanack for Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Lunabar Moon Almanack for Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Waning, Disseminating Moon          Age: 19 ½ days.
Moon in Via Combusta.
Moon in 4th degree of the Sign Scorpio, the Scorpion;
also in 41st deg. of the Constellation Virgo, the Virgin.

Midheaven: 3:42 morn.  Moonset: 9:01 morn.  Moonrise: 11:27 eve.  

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 How like a queen comes forth the lonely Moon
From the slow opening curtains of the clouds ;
Walking in beauty to her midnight throne !

 – George Croly, “Diana.”
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Today’s Goddess: BINAH

Today’s Goddess: BINAH

Brotherhood Day (United States) 

 
Themes: Peace; Cooperation; Communication; Unity; Spirituality
Symbols: Bees; Lilies; Lead
  
About Binah: In Cabalistic tradition, Binah embodies spiritual discernment, love, stability, and awareness. As the third sephirah of the Tree of Life, Binah becomes a divine mother, guiding her children toward attainment and comprehension. Her name literally translates as “the understanding’ which gives form and function to all other aspects of life. Bees are sacred to her (as divine messengers), as are lilies (white in purity), and lead (which gives us a foothold in reality).
  
To Do Today: Binah’s energy was present in 1934 when Brotherhood Day began to bring people of diverse faiths together in an atmosphere of tolerance and respect. The thrust of the day is universal brotherhood, accenting our likenesses instead of our differences. So, take time today to learn more about other faiths and foster an open exchange of ideas. Perhaps visit a church or temple and observe quietly, seeing that the Goddess is there, too.
 
To promote strong spiritual roots in your own life, as well as the understanding to nurture those roots, try this spell: Take a piece of lead (maybe from a pencil) and hold it in your dominant hand, saying:
 
Binah, walk with me; understanding impart. Every day be part of my heart.
 
Write this down and put the incantation in your shoe so that Binah will walk with you wherever you may be.

 
 
 

 GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archive 

Seasons of the Witch! Remember the ancient ways and keep them sacred! (and some not so ancient )

Seasons of the Witch! Remember the ancient ways and keep them sacred!  (and some not so ancient )       

 

Be Humble Day
Branch Day
Concordia (Old Roman Festival of Goodwill)
Feast of Hastseltsi, the Red God, God of Racing – Navaho
Feast of the Chair of St. Peter
Festival of Carista – Roman
Festival of Concordia
For the Love of Mike Day
George Washington’s Birthday
Girl Guides Day – UK
Girl Scout Thinking Day
Handing Back of Goblin Orphans Day – Fairy
Independence Day – St. Lucia
Mother’s Day – India
National Margarita Day
North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington joined the Union
People Power Day – Philippines
Recreational Sports and Fitness Day
St. Joseph of Arimathea’s Day
St. Margaret of Cortona’s Day (patron of fallen women)
Unity Day – Egypt
Unity Day – Syria
Virgin Island Donkey Races Day
Walking the Dog Day
World Thinking Day
   
Caristia/Cara Cognatio -From the Roman word, cara, meaning dear, this was a day of family reunions after the solemnity of the Parentalia. Now that the ancestors had been honored, the living were acknowledged with feast and gifts. It was ruled by Concordia, the goddess of peace, depicted with a cornucopia in one hand and an olive branch in the other.

“Sweet it is, no doubt, to recall our thoughts to the living after they have dwelt upon the grave and on the dear ones departed from us; sweet, too, after so many departed, to look upon those of our blood who are left, and to count kin with them,” wrote Ovid about this festival. 

  
Concordia – The Roman festival of Charista, Caristia, or Cara Cognatio (from the word cara “dear” kinsfolk) is a feast of favor and good will in honor of the goddess Concordia. Disputes between family and friends are settled today and presents were given with the intent of reconciling friends and relations. Near relations come to honor the familial deities, the Lares, with offerings of incense and food. This holiday also serves to strengthen family bonds. After so many days of honoring the dead, the celebrants rejoice in the living.  
  
“Sweet it is, no doubt, to recall our thoughts to the living after they have dwelt upon the grave and on the dear ones departed from us; sweet, too, after so many departed, to look upon those of our blood who are left, and to count kin with them,” wrote Ovid about this festival.
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Church of St Peter – To replace the pagan festivals of the Concordia, the Church made this day the feast of St Peter’s Chair, celebrating his role as teacher and feeder of that flock of sheep, the faithful. However in 567, at the second Council of Tours, people were still “offering mashed food to the dead.”  Many early blooming plants are named after Peter including the cowslip in England which may be called Peterwort, and daffodils in Wales which are called Peter’s leeks.

There are also many legends about ice on St Peter’s Day. The Germans say that if water is frozen on this day it will not melt for a fortnight. The Norwegians extend this to 60 days. The Norwegians also say that St Peter threw hot rocks at the ice to melt it, or that if there is no ice on this day, he will make it (see also St Matthias Feb 24). It is also believed that the weather on this day will last four weeks, or forty days, or all of spring. However, if there is sun enough to saddle a horse, or moisture on a roof sufficient to slake a hen’s thirst, then there will be a good harvest. 

 

Feast of Old Greek Deities Aphrodite and Eros – Day to honor love and passion. 
  
Navaho: FEAST OF HASTSELTSI, the Red God, God of Racing.
  
Smaragdie  – The finding of The Emerald Tablet, the original alchemical texts of Hermes Trismegistus, discovered by Sara in Hermes’ tomb at Hebron, albeit previously found by Alexander the Great. The tablet, known as the Tabula Smaragdina, was inscribed with thirteen most sapient lines in Phoenician, including the famous ‘As above, so below …’. 
  
Sybil Leek (1923-1983) was born today. Sybil Leek was an English Witch, a gifted psychic, astrologer, and prolific author who wrote more than 60 books on such subjects as Astrology, Numerology and Reincarnation. She was born with a witch’s mark and claimed to be a hereditary witch of Irish and Russian Descent. Her entire family was involved in astrology and some of the guests who visited her childhood home included H.G. Wells, Lawrence of Arabia and Aleister Crowley.

Resources : GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives 

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NOTE: Because of the large number of ancient calendars, many in simultaneous use, as well as different ways of computing holy days (marked by the annual inundation, the solar year, the lunar month, the rising of key stars, and other celestial and terrestrial events), you may find these holy days celebrated a few days earlier or later at your local temple .