Goddess Speak To Me

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Goddess Speak to Me

A man whispered
“Goddess, speak to me”    
And a meadowlark sang
but the man did not hear.  
So the man yelled
“Goddess speak to me!”  
And the thunder rolled across the sky.    
But the man did not listen.  
The man looked around and said
“Goddess let me see you”  
And a star shone brightly.
     But the man did not notice.  
And the man shouted
“Goddess show me a miracle”    
And a life was born.    
But the man did not know.    
So, the man cried out in despair.    
“Touch me Goddess and let me know
that you are here!”
Whereupon Goddess reached down
and touched the man.
But the man brushed the butterfly away
and walked on.
 
                 — Author Unknown

Early Spring Cleaning

Early Spring Cleaning

For an extra dose of spiritual cleansing at this time of year, during early February when the weather
first begins to get warm take some fresh lavender buds, and spread them from left to right on the
windowsills and door thresholds of your home as you chant:
 
Spring is near,    
The light returns.    
Bring blessings upon
all that enter here.
 
By: Therese Francis, Llewellyn and GrannyMoon’s Morning  Feast

~ Cleansing in the Shower ~

~ Cleansing in the Shower ~

When we awaken for the day, our energies are ethereal and our minds saturated with the energy of the dreaming. Begin your day  by hopping into the shower or bath, yet don’t let it be a physical or bodily cleansing alone. We are blessed to have access to clean and purifying water and  should pay attention to this, honor this, and utilize it for the most spiritual purposes possible. As the bathwater is draining, or as the water from the  showerhead cleanses you for the day, meditate on water and what it represents as an element. Water is attuned to emotions, the psychic body, and the astral  plane. Allow the morning routine to be a profoundly cleansing, spiritual process to prepare you for the day. While cleansing, say something like:  

  I connect to the undines and the element of water. May this cleansing purify my body and mind, preparing me to dance with the spirals of reality throughout  the day. I honor water, and this cleansing ritual between the dreaming and waking life. So mote it be.

  
  by….. Raven Digitalis

A Little Humor for Your Day – What’s Your “Southern” Sign?

What’s Your “Southern” Sign? Some of us (especially Southerners) are
pretty skeptical of horoscopes, and it has become obvious that what we
need are “Southern” symbols:

OKRA (Dec 22 – Jan 20) Although you appear crude, you are actually very
slick on the inside. Okras have tremendous influence. An older Okra can
look back over his life and see the seeds of his influence everywhere.
Stay away from Moon Pies.

CHITLIN (Jan 21 – Feb 19) Chitlins come from humble backgrounds. A
chitlin, however, can make something of himself if he’s motivated and
has lots of seasoning. In dealing with Chitlins, be careful. They can
erupt like Vesuvius. Chitlins are best with Catfish and Okra.

BOLL WEEVIL (Feb 20 – Mar 20) You have an overwhelming curiosity. You’re
unsatisfied with the surface of things, and you feel the need to bore
deep into the interior of everything. Needless to say, you are very
intense and driven as if you had some inner hunger. Nobody in their
right mind is going to marry you, so don’t worry about it.

MOON PIE (Mar 21 – Apr 20) You’re the type that spends a lot of time on
the front porch. It’s a cinch to recognize the physical appearance of
Moon Pies. Big and round are the key words here. This might be the year
to think about aerobics. Or – maybe not.

POSSUM (Apr 21 – May 21) When confronted with life’s difficulties,
possums have a marked tendency to withdraw and develop a
don’t-bother-me-about-it attitude. Sometimes you become so withdrawn,
people actually think you’re dead. This strategy is probably not really
healthy, but seems to work for you. One day, however, it won’t work and
you may find your problems actually running you over.

CRAWFISH (May 22 – June 21) Crawfish is a water sign. If you work in an
office, you’re always hanging around the water cooler. Crawfish prefer
the beach to the mountains, the pool to the golf course, the bathtub to
the living room. You tend to be not particularly attractive physically,
but you have a very, very good head.

COLLARDS (June 22 – July 23) Collards have a genius for communication.
They love to get in the “melting pot” of life and share their essence
with the essence of those around them.. Collards make good social
workers, psychologists, and baseball managers. As far as your personal
life goes, if you are Collards, stay away from Moon Pies. It just won’t
work. Save yourself a lot of heartache.

CATFISH (July 24 – Aug 23) Catfish are traditionalists in matters of the
heart, although one’s whiskers may cause problems for loved ones. You
catfish are never easy people to understand. You prefer the muddy
bottoms to the clear surface of life. Above all else, Catfish should
stay away from Moon Pies.

GRITS (Aug 24 – Sept 23) Your highest aim is to be with others like
yourself. You like to huddle together with a big crowd of other Grits.
You love to travel though, so maybe you should think about joining a
club. Where do you like to go? Anywhere they have cheese or gravy or
bacon or butter or eggs. If you can go somewhere where they have all
these things, that serves you well.

BOILED PEANUTS (Sept 24 – Oct 23) You have a passionate desire to help
your fellow man. Unfortunately, those who know you best – your friends
and loved ones – may find that your personality is much too salty, and
their criticism will probably affect you deeply because you are really
much softer than you appear. You should go right ahead and marry anybody
you want to because in a certain way, yours is a charmed life. On the
road of life, you can be sure that people will always pull over and stop
for you.

BUTTER BEAN (Oct 24 – Nov 22) Always invite a Butter Bean because Butter
Beans get along well with everybody. You, as a Butter Bean, should be
proud. You’ve grown on the vine of life and you feel at home no matter
what the setting. You can sit next to anybody. However, you, too,
shouldn’t have anything to do with Moon Pies.

ARMADILLO (Nov 23 – Dec 21) You have a tendency to develop a tough
exterior, but you are actually quite gentle. A good evening for you? Old
friends, a fire, some roots, fruit, worms and insects. You are a
throwback. You’re not concerned with today’s fashions and trends. You’re
not concerned with anything about today. You’re really almost
prehistoric in your interests and behavior patterns. You probably want
to marry another Armadillo, but Possum is another possibility

Feng Shui Tip for February 6th – “Digital Learning Day”

In this world of pads and apps it makes sense that we would celebrate ‘Digital Learning Day.’ But when trying to educate yourself about anything, energizing the ‘Knowledge/Cultivation’ area of your main floor or bedroom is very important. Looking into the room from the main entryway, put a bell in the upper left hand corner. Feng Shui believes bells can symbolize ideas, clarity and mental acuity. Positioned in this arena, the bell also allows you to cope with changes and be optimistic about new projects, however you choose to learn them.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Feb. 6th is 7: Discipline

7: Discipline

Wednesday, Feb 6th, 2013

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The most successful general is not the one that triumphs in battle, but the one who is able, through strength of a resolute discipline and the personal power that results from that, to achieve victory without spilling blood. This is why for the effective leadership of any organization the key virtues are clarity, decisiveness and conscientiousness. The most effective team or partnership marches with a single purpose — a dedication to a common goal that is held dear by all. Otherwise, even with an excess of external discipline, unpopular wars are seldom winnable.

Let power be held in check by the acceptance of a common discipline, and submission to a higher authority. Look to the common good. When life is in balance, evil impulses are checked by human decency; parents die before their children; leaders lead and followers follow. If you hold or aspire to a position of leadership, remember that the true leader speaks to and captures the hearts of the people and articulates a clear, simple vision that unites them as a team.

In the realm of government, the relationship between the army and state is critical. Only when the state is economically prosperous can the army be strong. Only when the army is disciplined can the state be protected from disruptive outside forces. For this balance to be preserved, government must be steady, and mild toward its own people. When balancing strong complementary forces, modesty and generosity at the center can be a magnetic force that keeps relationships intact. Coordination of all elements is essential for success at this time.

 

 

Your Guiding Animal Spirit for Feb. 6th is The Mockingbird

Your Animal Spirit for Today
    February 6, 2013 

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Mockingbird

Mockingbirds are master imitators, and can mimic the calls of many other birds. They’re also fearless protectors of their nest, and will attack any bird (no matter how large) to protect their young. Mockingbird’s lesson for you today is twofold: to listen to how you might be mimicking others—instead of listening to your own true voice; and to examine the value of what you defend. Hmmm?

Your Tarot Card for February 6th is The Sun

The Sun

Wednesday, Feb 6th, 2013

What has traditionally been known as the Sun card is about the self — who you are and how you cultivate your personality and character. The earth revolves around the sun to make up one year of a person’s life, a fact we celebrate on our birthday.

The Sun card could also be titled “Back to Eden.” The Sun’s radiance is where one’s original nature or unconditioned Being can be encountered in health and safety. The limitations of time and space are stripped away; the soul is refreshed and temporarily protected from the chaos outside the garden walls.

Under the light of the Sun, Life reclaims its primordial goodness, truth and beauty. If one person is shown on this card, it is usually signifying a human incarnation of the Divine. When two humans are shown, the image is portraying a resolution of the tension between opposites at all levels. It’s as if this card is saying “You can do no wrong — it’s all to the good!”

 

Daily Cosmic Calendar for February 6th

Rushing out of the starting gate as a jittery jockey on horseback is not advised — when Sagittarius Moon is still in a void twilight zone until 9:56AM PST. Once the clock strikes that moment, the Moon leaves void status and enters earthy, industrious Capricorn for the next two days. Hard work and determination are your dynamic duo leading to the professional Promised Land.  Add a little eccentricity and innovation to your daily routines as Venus forms a supportive, 60-degree liaison with revolutionary Uranus (11:09AM PST). Tap into your creative imagination in the arts, photography, film-video production, music and dance improvisation when Mercury unites with Neptune at 3 degrees of Pisces (3:01PM PST). This latter conjunction also encourages soul-searching and meditation.  One of the best evenings in a long time greets you with fanfare since lovely Venus trines auspicious Jupiter (9:59PM PST) — paving the way with a rainbow essence toward early tomorrow’s Moon-Venus parallel (1:22AM PST). Be a pleasure-seeker for a change of pace.

Calendar of the Moon for February 6th

Calendar of the Moon

Ash Tree Month

Color: Pale Blue
Elements: Water and air
Altar: On a cloth of pale blue set a great bowl of salt water in which are set many shells and stones, a shell full of salt, incense, and the figures of sea-birds and fishes.
Offerings: Wash something clean, or air it out.
Daily Meal: Either fish or seafood, or poultry.

Nion/Anthesterion Invocation

Call: Now is the time of wind and water.
Response: Now is the time of sea and sky.
Call: Now is the time of the Gods of weather.
Response: Now is the time of the great waves.
Call: Now is the time of terrible flooding.
Response: Now is the time of needed rain.
Call: Now is the time of battering gales.
Response: Now is the time of winds of change.
Call: Now is the time of fear of change.
Response: Now, and always, change will win.
Call: The wild winds disturb our dreams.
Response: The wild winds awake our minds.
Call: The heavy rains flood our hearts.
Response: The heavy rains water our future.
Call: The sea will sweep us away.
Response: The sea will bear us up.
Call: The sea is cold and unending.
Response: The sea is the source of life.
Call: We are ships on the lost expanse of the ocean.
Response: We are winds that call to one another.
Call: We will brave the wind and water.
Response: We will bring together mind and heart.
Call: We will come home safely after wandering.
Response: We will anchor safely after our journeys.
Call: We will come through wind and water!
Response: We will come through wind and water!
(Repeat last two lines twice more.)

Chant:
We will come through wind and water
We will come through sea and sky

 

[Pagan Book of Hours]

Calendar of the Sun for February 6th

Calendar of the Sun

6 Solmonath

Day of Aphrodite Genetrix

Colors: Sea green and white
Element: Water
Altar: Lay with a cloth of sea green, strings of pearls, white lace, many scallop shells, colored glass sea floats, abalone, small shells with hearts and fishes painted on them, and a large chalice of Greek wine with frothy sugared  floating in it.
Offerings: Shells. Fishes. Promises to aid expectant parents.
Daily Meal: . Shellfish. Sweet things, especially desserts. Whipped cream.

Invocation to Aphrodite Genetrix

Lady of Sea-Foam,
Green as the ocean from which
You sprang, with pearls
Of whitest foam,
Aphrodite Genetrix
Love that creates all Life,
We thank you for the Love
That sparked our existence.
We remember that we were all born of love
Whether it was brief and poignant
As a firefly’s courtship
Or solid and lasting
For half a century,
Whether it sprang from the body
Or the heart, or the soul.
You who bind the proton to the electron
And so bind the world together,
May we never forget your gift of attraction
That makes us all human
Even as you are divine.

Chant: Amor Invictus Amor Invictus

(The ritual for this day is the Great Rite, performed by one man and one woman, as Aphrodite Genetrix is the matron of procreative sexuality. If done symbolically, the man plunges a blade into the chalice held by the woman, and then it is poured as a libation. Ideally, it should be done literally, either by members of the house or by two who have come in for this purpose. If outsiders, it would be an auspicious time to conceive a child. All sit facing outwards in a circle and chant as the couple are wrapped in a red cloth and lay together in the center, and when it is done all repair to their rooms and either contemplate love or have ritual sex, alone or together.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]

The Current Moon Phase for Feb. 6th – Waning Crescent Moon

Crescent Moon

(waning /26% illumination)

This is a time to rest, reevaluate and reflect, pulling back into yourself to reconnect with inner sources of strength. Now is not a time to initiate anything new. It’s a phase suited to spending time with friends and getting in touch with the “big picture.” A window of opportunity exists for seeing your life objectively and becoming aware of what is important to you. At this point, what are your dreams and aspirations? What larger goals can you aspire to that will bring vitality and excitement into your life? This is a time for resting and gaining inner strength to prepare for a new cycle.

Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, February 6th

We are riding a sweet wave of positive energy today as loving Venus connects with brilliant Uranus and joyful Jupiter. We’re attracted to new experiences, yet circumstances present obstacles to our pleasure when the Moon shifts into serious Capricorn at 12:45 pm EST. Our dreams may reveal a path to satisfaction as clever Mercury joins imaginative Neptune. Nevertheless, we cannot just ignore reality if we want to experience true happiness.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Your social life is improving, but you still might have to deal with stress that won’t magically disappear. Even with so much happening now, find time to enjoy your friends. You naturally stay focused in the present moment when your passions are aroused, but don’t use your pointed concentration to avoid an important issue. Prepare for the future by setting a realistic goal instead of scattering your attention all over the place.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

This can be a fantastic day as your key planet Venus harmonizes with surprising Uranus and auspicious Jupiter. Instead of being so set in your ways, remain open to the extraordinary potential that exists in each moment. You won’t benefit by being afraid of the future. Focus your intentions on finding simple ways to make your life more beautiful. Instead of denying yourself pleasure in order to meet other people’s expectations, do what makes you happy today.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

An unexpected event may cause your friend or partner to pull in the reins now. Unfortunately, you don’t like it when someone else tries to control you. At another time in your life, you might have gone along with the change of plans, but you are more than ready to stand up for your needs today. Speak from your heart; luckily, your sincere interaction leaves you with a more enduring and honest connection.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Even if you continue to ride the roller coaster of your feelings today, they won’t carry you away from a very sweet encounter that’s on your radar. However, your fear could close the door to a magnificent experience before it even happens. If you commit to keeping your heart open now, the potential love that is all around you has a chance to take flight.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

It’s healthier to express your feelings than to keep them to yourself, even if you’re anxious about the reaction you might receive. Although this assertive behavior may be contrary to your natural inclination, taking a risk is a really good idea now. Give yourself enough time because once you begin to share your emotions, it may be difficult to stop. Stir up whatever seems most stuck and expect your words to be catalytic in creating positive change.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Fantastic news could come your way today, but you have to be receptive to the message or it will pass you by unnoticed. The reward or acknowledgment you receive now might not be what you expect. You may be lucky enough to get an unexpected cash windfall or meet a very special person. Keep your eyes open but don’t try to control the flow of events; just enjoy the good fortune while it lasts.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

It feels as if everything will turn out for the best now because your key planet Venus is harmonizing with ingenious Uranus and lucky Jupiter. But don’t be lazy today; waiting for something incredible to happen is not a smart strategy. Step outside of your normal comfort zone to manifest the beauty that you experience in your space of dreams. Your creations will be appreciated by your peers, so take a chance today and make some magic of your own.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Your positive attitude remains the ultimate key to your happiness today, even in the most difficult situations. Although material success might be a lingering problem, don’t let your goals get in your way now. Do whatever makes you feel good about yourself and the money will follow. If there are feelings that need to be expressed, share them with abundant love. But don’t push too hard yet; you will know when the time is right.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Your key planet, extravagant Jupiter, receives a delicious kiss today from Venus the Lover. Even if you have been struggling recently, it’s difficult for you to be negative now. Others, too, are more optimistic while in your presence. And, for this reason, they might seek you out, putting you on the most wanted list — not for punishment, but rather for fun and games. If invited, just say yes.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

The stress at work could be temporarily released because your bosses and associates suddenly see you as more graceful and charming than before. You’re eager to encourage others today and your current optimism is reflected back at you. Don’t dilly-dally; you could make money or increase your status by thinking big and taking decisive action now while your ambitions are supported by auspicious cosmic timing.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You may be able to get away with some mischief today, but don’t push your luck too far or your day could implode. However, even if you go overboard, you should be able to get everything back on track quickly. Your charm is working in your favor, so give yourself permission to joyfully accept the love that’s around you without being greedy and wanting more than is available. Seek satisfaction from what you have now, rather than longing for something else.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Unexpected events can be shocking, even when they only occur in your fantasies or dreams. However, your destiny is within your control if you decide to consciously wake up and change the channel. Instead of focusing on your fear of the unknown, concentrate on the positive energy and the encouragement that is wending its way to your door. Receive the good news without resistance. Opportunity may be knocking, but you must let it in to make something amazing happen.