The History of Labor Day USA

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LABOR DAY: WHAT IT MEANS

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

LABOR DAY LEGISLATION

Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By…

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History CHannel Labor Day USA

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Observed on the first Monday in September, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894. Labor Day also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans, and is celebrated with parties, parades and athletic events…

To read and hear more go to: http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/labor-day

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Time and Date – Labor Day in USA

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Labor Day in United States

Labor Day is annually held on the first Monday of September. It was originally organized to celebrate various labor associations’ strengths of and contributions to the United States economy. It is largely a day of rest in modern times. Many people mark Labor Day as the end of the summer season and a last chance to make trips or hold outdoor events….

To read more go to: http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/labor-day

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Current Moon Phase for September 7th is Waning Crescent

September 7
Waning Crescent
Illumination: 29%

The Moon today is in a Waning Crescent phase. In this phase the Moon’s illumination is growing smaller each day until the New Moon. During this phase the Moon is getting closer to the Sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated. This phase is best viewed an hour or 2 before the sunrise and can be quite beautiful if you’re willing to get up early. It can also be a great time to see the features of the Moon’s surface. Along the edge where the illuminated portion meets the dark side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them easier to observe with a telescope or binoculars.

Phase Details for – Monday, September 7, 2015

Phase: Waning Crescent
Illumination: 29%
Moon Age: 24.21 days
Moon Angle: 0.52
Moon Distance: 386,584.00 km

Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 150,741,490.51 km

The Witches Magick for the 7th Day of the Barley Moon – Barley Moon Ritual Oil

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BARLEY MOON RITUAL OIL

 

You will need a ballpoint pen and a white taper candle. To make the oil, you will need eight teaspoons of apricot oil, three drops of vanilla extract, three drops of rose-scented oil, three drops of patchouli-scented oil, three drops of neroli-scented oil, and a cup. Note these are scented oils, not essential oils. Scented oils are diluted essential oils that are specifically formulated to be used on your skin.

After dark, draw a sacred circle and call in the elements. Use the ballpoint pen to inscribe the words, Barley Moon Dream Candle on the candle body. Put the oils in the cup and stir together clockwise with your fingers. As you do, chant:

May this oil be blessed with divine lunar power.

Rub a thin film of oil on the candle body, and put it in the candleholder. Anoint yourself with the remaining oil. Rub the soothing ritual oil into your arms, hands, feet, legs, torso, and throat. Wipe any remaining oil from your hands, and light the candle. Merge with the divine and say:

Barley Moon dream candle so bright

May your light guide me tonight

By luminous moonbeams and star streams

May I understand the meanings of my dreams

So be it! So dream it! Blessed be!

Gaze into the candlelight (or its reflection) for at least fifteen minutes. As you do imagine a dream you have had recently. Imagine its meanings being illuminated in the candle flame. Take a few deep breaths to intensify your focus and to clarify the images and sensations.

When you are done, bid farewell to the elements and pull up the circle. Make a note of your dream and the dream meanings you received in your journal. Allow the candle to burn down safely.

 

Wiccan Spell A Night: Spells, Charms, And Potions For The Whole Year

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WOTC Extra – How to make a Rune charm for safe travelling

How to make a Rune charm for safe travelling

 

One of the most popular ways to use runes is in the form of charms due to their ease and versatility; they can also be carried around with you making them ideal for good luck charms or for going on trips.

Follow the steps below to create your own safe travelling charm, or if you like use the basic steps to create your own charm based on your needs.

Step 1: Using the chart above, pick what rune you would like to use for your charm, if making this charm for safe travelling, a good choice would be Raido, however you could easily make this for good luck using Algiz.

Step 2: Once you have decided on your rune, next take a small pouch and draw the corresponding rune on the bag.

Step 3: You will next want to take a stone with the rune on or a suitable herb (check the herb guide at the back of this eBook for details) and place that inside the pouch.

Step 4: Now take a small slip of paper and draw the rune symbol, fold this piece of paper up and place inside the pouch before tightening the strings at the top sealing everything inside.

Step 5: Your charm is now all ready to use for your trip, this charm will promote safety while travelling as well as make the time pass by quicker.

 

Wicca Witch of the West: A Beginner’s Guide to Wicca, Spells, Herbs, Runes, and Rituals

Pamela Taylor

Let’s Talk Witch – Rune Magic

Rune Magic

 

Rune magic or Magick is a Wiccan practice which involves using certain symbols and items when performing rituals or spells; they are most commonly used to create a physical charm which can be carried around with you. This section is designed to teach you the basics of rune magic and introduce you to the most common runes used as well as explain how to use them.

The first thing you need to understand about rune magic is that it is not simple, although it may look like it is just about drawing or making intricate symbols and sticking them to things it is actually more complex than that.

The runes themselves have very static meanings, this means they tend to be specific for one purpose or have only one meaning, this makes them ideal when casting specific spells such as good luck or protection but if you want anything more complex than that you will have to be very clear about the runes that you use, they are typically used in conjunction with other spells but can work great by themselves.

The list below will explain some of the most common runes, what they are used for and what they look like:

– Raido: Resembling the letter R, this rune is commonly used for safety in travel, trips or to help bring justice to a bad situation.

– Lagaz: Resembling the letter L, this is an especially popular rune for women due to the passion it can bring; it is also popular among students as it brings success and creativity to academic situations.

– Tir: Resembling the letter T, popular among men, just like Lagaz it promotes passion in males; it can also bring success over those competing against you.

– Sigel: Represented by an S and Z, this rune is used with those who have creative blocks or those who want to succeed, it is also used to bring strength to those who need it.

– Perdhro: Resembling the letter P, this rune is often used to help the caster find something that they thought was lost forever, to bring to light a situation that they were not aware of or to help them gain something of importance.

– Hagall: Resembling the letter H, this rune is often used by those who are in a situation in which they have no control and feel like they need a helping hand to make it through; it is also used to ward off unwanted interruptions.

– Othel: Represented by the letter O, this rune is often associated with protecting your most prized possessions, it is also used when wanting to inherit something from an elder, this doesn’t always refer to physical items, and it is often used to pass down traits through a bloodline.

– Uruz: Resembling the letters U and V, this rune is used commonly by those who are sick or know someone in need of healing, it promotes health and vitality, and it can also be used to boost the strength of your magic.

– Wunjo: Represented by a W and V, this rune is one of happiest runes out there, it promotes joy and success in every aspect of your life from your career to your love life.

– Algiz: Resembling the letter Z, this rune is particularly popular for good luck charms, personal development and to bring success.

 

 

Wicca Witch of the West: A Beginner’s Guide to Wicca, Spells, Herbs, Runes, and Rituals

Pamela Taylor

365 Days of Spirituality, Folklore and Legends for September 7th: Labor Day

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September 7th

Labor Day

 

Peter J. Maguire, leader of the Central Labor Union of New York, suggested that it might be a good idea to have a celebration honoring the American working man. Acting on his idea, more than 10,000 workers showed up to parade in Union Square, New York. After the parade, there were political cal speeches, picnics, and fireworks. Afterward, Labor Day became an annual event. September 5 had no traditional or historical significance. According to Maguire, it was simply convenient-midway between the Fourth of July and Thanksgiving. giving. Labor Day is still with us 120 years after its inauguration. tion. Even though its original theme of being a trade union holiday has diminished and its date moved to the first Monday of September, the day remains important. It marks the end of the vacation season, is a day for family reunions and picnics, and is the kick-off for Fall festivals.

Monday Is Ruled By the Moon

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Monday Is Ruled By the Moon

 

This day of the week is dedicated to the moon and all of her magic and mystery. Mondays are for women’s mysteries, illusion, prophetic dreaming, emotions, travel, and fertility.

Some suggestions for Monday enchantments would include:

*Getting outside and looking for the moon in the heavens. Sit under her light and absorb a little glamour. Call on the moon goddess Selene for practical help in magical issues.

*Invoking the god Thoth for wisdom and insight

*Empowering your silver jewelry under the light of the moon. Wear moonstone or pearl jewelry today to add a lunar and magical shimmer to your outfit. Be mysterious and subtle and wear moon-associated colors such as white, silver, and blue.

*Working spells for safe travel with a simple moonstone

*Gathering bluebells, jasmine, gardenias, or white roses to create a little garden witchery with the flowers that are associated with the moon

*Setting up a lunar Tarot spell today to increase your psychic powers

*Eating a lunar fruit such as a melon to be healthy, serene, and at peace

*Brewing up a cup of chamomile or mint tea and enchanting it for sweet dreams and restful sleep