Calendar of the Sun for April 14th

Calendar of the Sun
14 Eostremonath

Mariamne’s Day

Color: Blue-green of the ocean
Element: Water
Altar: Upon a cloth of blue, green, and aqua place a large glass bowl filled with salt water, sand, and shells from the ocean, many small cakes or breads, and a pitcher of milk.
Offerings: Seashells. Make food. Give generously to another.
Daily Meal: Fish. Bread. Dairy products.

Invocation to Mariamne

Lady of the Land and Sea,
We call you to watch over us!
Lady of the Ocean,
Cascading waves that stroke the shore
Again and again, in a never-ending
Mating dance of land and sea;
Lady of whales and dolphins,
Lady of fishes that swim in
Silvery schools like clouds of mist,
Lady who fills our nets and boats,
Lady who keeps us safe at sea,
Lady who brought our ancestors
Safely across their watery travels,
Bless us with your protection
As we navigate the shoals of our lives.
Lady of the Shore,
Mistress of Land and Sea,
Ruler of the tides
And giver of nourishment,
You who make the milk flow
And the mother’s breast give forth,
You who water the fields
And spark the seed,
Bless us with your abundance
As we move with your tidal flow.

Chant: Mariamne Mariamne
Mistress of Earth and Sea

(The breads are passed around, and the one who passes them says, “Taste the bounty of the body.” Then the milk is passed, and the one who passes it says, “Taste the bounty of the heart.”

[Pagan Book of Hours]


‘THINK on THESE THINGS’ for April 8th

By Joyce Sequichie Hifler

We all develop our own ways of centering our lives on something. In our minds we each have a design of what we think we are capable of being. If we want to be what we think we are capable of being, then we must hold our design firmly in our minds until it is secured as the focal point.

Each life must have that focal point, that center of interest where all phases of life come together. A focal point gives strength and meaning to the smallest details of everyday living.

Dimension and depth belong to the life that is centered. Though it may take many forms we must always have a “home” to return to, knowing that here are the roots, the things that really matter.

There must be a blending of our lives with others. But to be happy with one’s self, that focal point must be steady and true before we can feel contented that “all’s right with the world”.


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Light an orange candle, then take a small seashell and pass it three times through the flame.

As you do this, say:

“By the power of three, So make it be.”

each time you go through the flame. Take a handful of cinnamon and using a spoon and bowl,

mix it with dried and crushed red rose petals. Sprinkle the shell with some of the mixture and

imagine yourself attracting many different people. Take the rest of the mixture and toss it into

the wind to carry your request to the God and Goddess. Then carry the shell with you in a

pocket or purse at all times.