Calendar of the Sun for October 21st

Calendar of the Sun

21 Winterfyllith

Great Horn Fair: Day of the Horned One

Colors: Dark Green and Brown
Element: Earth
Altar: Upon cloth of brown lay the horns of many animals, branches of pine, cakes shaped like horned animals, and a horn filled with mead.
Offerings: Figures of horned animals.
Daily Meal: Meat from hoofed creatures.

Invocation to the Horned Lord

Hail to the Horned One,
Opener of the Gates of Life and Death!
Great Stag of the Western Islands
Whose Name is Nobility,
Whose Path is Swiftness,
Whose Gift is Wisdom,
We hail you for your sacrifice!
Great Goat of the Eastern Mountains
Whose Name is Lustful,
Whose Path is Ascending,
Whose Gift is Agility,
We hail you for your sacrifice!
Great Ram of the Southern Shores
Whose Name is Protection,
Whose Path is Leadership,
Whose Gift is Courage,
We hail you for your sacrifice!
Great Reindeer of the Northern Tundra
Whose Name is Endurance,
Whose Path is Fate,
Whose Gift is Warmth,
We hail you for your sacrifice!
Great Bull of the Central Plains
Whose Name is Passion,
Whose Path is Devastation,
Whose Gift is Strength,
We hail you for your sacrifice!

Chant:
Horned One, Lover, Son, Leaper in the Corn
Deep in the Mother, Die and be reborn
(The mead and cakes are shared and passed about, and the remainder is a libation.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]

Freedom Is Never Free

Veteran’s Day 2012. Today is a very special day, a day we take time to thank all of the Veterans, Servicemen & women who have and are serving in our Armed Forces. We owe them so much. And some of them have paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

The ultimate price, I know all to well. I lost an uncle in World War II, I never got to know. He was only eighteen and eager to go. He became a combat pilot and was shot down and killed. When I was younger, I didn’t understand. All I knew was I had heard of Uncle Ernest but I had never met him. Why? When I got older and was able to understand what a thing called “war” was. They told me what had happened to my uncle. They told me he died serving our country and he was a hero. Still young, I was selfish. I wanted to know my uncle. I thought it was unfair he was taken so young. But now as I have grown older, it is still hard to think of him dying so young. His whole life ahead of him, perhaps a wife, children, growing old on a front porch in a rocking chair. I now realize Uncle Ernest did what he thought was right. He knew what was at stake if he didn’t go to war. I still cry for the uncle I never knew. I know he loves me and he gave the ultimate sacrifice for me. Not only did my uncle give his life for me and his country but so many others did.

Today is their day. For all the Uncle Ernest in this country. For all the Fathers, Brothers, Sisters and Mothers that stood so bravely in the line of fire. For those that sacrificed so much for those they did not know, let us stop and say a prayer for them. For all the Servicemen and women of today, that stand at the ready, may the Goddess bless them and watch over them. May they all come home to their loved ones, safe and sound.

This country can never say “Thank You” enough for all who has sacrificed for this great nation of ours.

 

May the Goddess bless all the souls of our dearly departed,

May She welcome them into the Summerlands, keep them

in Her love and comfort till we meet again!

So Mote It Be!

Uncle Ernest, I love you!

 

 

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