365 Days of Celebrating Legends, Folklore & Spirituality for Oct 2nd – Guardian Angel’s Day


October 2nd

Guardian Angel’s Day

This pre-Christian Roman holiday is still celebrated in Spain and Europe. In early Rome, every man led his Genius and every woman her Iuno. When the church writers had a dispute over which angels guarded a person, the day became linked with the feast of St. Michael (Sept. 29). However, in 1670, the two days became separate and Guardian Angels’ Day was moved to October 2.

Genius meaning “begetter,” was a man’s guardian spirit that also enabled him to beget children. For women the spirit was called Iuno (Juno). Each household also had a genius that was worshiped by the family members whose birthday coincided with that of the male head of the household. The genius was usually honored along with the household Lar, at the Lararium. So popular was the concept that it even extended to groups of people. Even the city itself had its own guardian genius.

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Today’s Charm for December 12th is Virgo the Virgin

Today’s Charm for December 12th


Today’s Meaning:

This aspect of your life will be strongly influenced by a person who is modest, shy, meticulous, reliable, practical, diligent, intelligent and analytical. This person may be a leader of some kind where you are employed.

General Description:

Sixth sign of the Zodiac, Aug. 24th to Sept. 22nd. Ruled by the planet Mercury; correct metal, Silver. Those born under the influence of Virgo were supposed to be painstaking, efficient, ingenious, methodical, sensitive, studious, restless, rather irritable, but slow to anger. The Virgo gems are the Cornelian and Sardonyx. The Cornelian has always been a favorite talisman in the East. The Chinese had great faith in its supposed medicinal virtues. In Egypt used as a protection from every kind of evil; in Turkey and Arabia engraved with a verse from the Koran, and worn as an amulet for evil eye, the plague, and every from of sickness; in Spain for courage and eloquence

Your Charm For November 8th is Virgo the Virgin

Your Charm For Today

Virgo the Virgin

Today’s Meaning:  

This aspect of your life will be strongly influenced by a person who is modest, shy, meticulous, reliable, practical, diligent, intelligent and analytical. This person may be a leader of some kind where you are employed.       

General Description:

Sixth sign of the Zodiac, Aug. 24th to Sept. 22nd. Ruled by the planet Mercury; correct metal, Silver. Those born under the influence of Virgo were supposed to be painstaking, efficient, ingenious, methodical, sensitive, studious, restless, rather irritable, but slow to anger. The Virgo gems are the Cornelian and Sardonyx. The Cornelian has always been a favourite talisman in the East. The Chinese had great faith in its supposed medicinal virtues. In Egypt used as a protection from every kind of evil; in Turkey and Arabia engraved with a verse from the Koran, and worn as an amulet for eveil eye, the plague, and every from of sickness; in Spain for courage and eloquence.

Celebrating Spirituality 365 Days A Year – United Nations Day, Anthony Mary Claret

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October 24th

United Nations Day, Anthony Mary Claret

It was on this day in 1945 that the world peacekeeping organization known as the United Nations was formally established (Charter, 1954).

Anthony Mary Claret (1807-70) began the Missionary of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and later became the bishop of Santiago de Cuba. After narrowly escaping and assassination attempt by a gentleman whose mistress had been converted, Anthony fled to Spain, where he became confessor to Queen Isabella II and went into exile with her during the revolution of 1868. His contribution to education extended to the establishment of a natural history museum and school of language and music.

Happy Columbus Day, dear brothers & sisters of the Craft!

Columbus Day Images
IN 1492

In fourteen hundred  ninety-two
Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

He had three ships and left  from Spain;
He sailed through sunshine, wind and rain.

He sailed by  night; he sailed by day;
He used the stars to find his way.

A compass  also helped him know
How to find the way to go.

Ninety sailors were on  board;
Some men worked while others snored.

Then the workers went to  sleep;
And others watched the ocean deep.

Day after day they looked  for land;
They dreamed of trees and rocks and sand.

October 12 their  dream came true,
You never saw a happier crew!

“Indians!   Indians!”  Columbus cried;
His heart was filled with joyful  pride.

But “India” the land was not;
It was the Bahamas, and  it was hot.

The Arakawa natives were very nice;
They gave the sailors  food and spice.

Columbus sailed on to find some gold
To bring back  home, as he’d been told.

He made the trip again and again,
Trading  gold to bring to Spain.

The first American?  No, not quite.
But  Columbus was brave, and he was bright.

Celebrating Spirituality 365 Days A Year – Oct. 4th, Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

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4 October

Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Francis of Assisi (1182-1226) is one of the most revered of the Christian saints. He was distinguished for his joyous piety, asceticism, and compassion that extended to all living creatures. Francis was the son of a prosperous merchant who had him disinherited because of his extravagant gifts to the poor. Soon after this, Francis began to minister to the lepers near Assisi and then rebuilt a ruined chapel for them. In 1209, he received papal permission to begin his own order and established the Franciscan order. He traveled extensively throughout France and Spain, where his compassion for Nature spread. One legend has him preaching a sermon to Sparrows at Alviano, and another tells of him saving bees from freezing to death. On this day, many Christian schools allow the students to bring their pets to class so they can be blessed by the resident priest.

The Wicca Book of Days for July 25 – Saints, Goddesses, and Scallops

The Wicca Book of Days for July 25

Saints, Goddesses, and Scallops

 In Christian tradition, July 25 is the feast day of Saint James the Great, who was martyred in Jerusalem on this day in AD 44. His remains were later believed to have been enshrined at Santiago de Compostela, Spain, to which so many pilgrims made their way that James came to be represented by a pilgrim’s hat and scallop shell, in turn now a symbol of pilgrimage. In a non-Christian context, the scallop signifies the womb, life-giving water, fertility, and the Goddess, and it is thought that its association with Santiago de Compostela results from an ancient Pagan fertility quest to nearby Cape Finisterre.

 

Bon Voyage!

July 25 is also the feast day of Saint Christopher, who is said to have transported Christ across a river and is consequently the patron saint of travelers. If you are due to embark on a trip, carry a “Saint Christopher” amulet with you.

This Day In History, April 30th

Today In History. What Happened This Day In History

A Timeline Of Events That Occurred On This Day In History

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on this day in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened today in history.

April 30

313   Licinius unifies the whole of the eastern Roman Empire under his own rule.
1250   King Louis IX of France is ransomed.
1527   Henry VIII of England and King Francis of France sign treaty of Westminster.
1563   All Jews are expelled from France by order of Charles VI.
1725   Spain withdraws from the Quadruple Alliance.
1789   George Washington is inaugurated as the first U.S. president.
1803   The United States doubles in size through the Louisiana Purchase, which was sold by France for $15 million.
1812   Louisiana is admitted into the Union as a state.
1849   Giuseppe Garabaldi, the Italian patriot and guerrilla leader, repulses a French attack on Rome.
1864   Work begins on the Dams along the Red River, which will allow Union General Nathaniel Banks’ troops to sail over the rapids above Alexandria, Louisiana.
1930   The Soviet Union proposes a military alliance with France and Great Britain.
1931   The George Washington Bridge, linking New York City and New Jersey, opens.
1943   The British submarine HMS Seraph drops ‘the man who never was,’ a dead man the British planted with false invasion plans, into the Mediterranean off the coast of Spain.
1945   Adolf Hitler commits suicide in his bunker. Karl Donitz becomes his successor.
1968   U.S. Marines attack a division of North Vietnamese troops in the village of Dai Do.
1970   U.S. troops invade Cambodia to disrupt North Vietnamese Army base areas.
1972   The North Vietnamese launch an invasion of the South.
1973   Nixon announces the resignation of H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, and other top aides.
1975   North Vietnamese troops enter the Independence Palace of South Vietnam in Saigon ending the Vietnam War.
1980   Terrorists seize the Iranian Embassy in London.
Born on April 30
1777   Karl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician.
1858   Mary Scott Lord Dimmick, First Lady to President Benjamin Harrison .
1870   Franz Lehár, Hungarian composer (The Merry Widow, The Land of Smiles).
1909   Juliana, Queen of the Netherlands.
1912   Eve Arden (Eunice Quedens), actress.
1933   Willie Nelson, country singer.
1945   Annie Dillard, writer (Pilgrim at Tinker Creek).
1954   Jane Campion, New Zealand film director (The Piano, A Portrait of a Lady).

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Crystal of the Day for April 5 – Aragonite

Crystal of the Day for April 5 – Aragonite

 

Colours: White, Yellow, Gold, Green, Blue, Brown
Source: Britain, Namibia, Spain
Energy: Projective/Receptive
Planet: Saturn
Elements: Earth
Mineralogy: F
ormed hydrothermally or in a sedimentary process.
Spiritual Uses: Stabilises spiritual developments that are moving too fast, leading to excessive demands or to a decrease in interest.
Emotional Uses:
Calming in cases of oversensitivity and inner restlessness.
Physical Uses:
Regulates the metabolism and strengthens the immune system.
Magical Properties: Healing, stimulates communication with higher planes. Meditation, centering.

 

Precious Pup of the Day for March 28th

Henry, the Dog of the Day
Name: Henry
Age: Four and a half years old
Gender: Male Breed: Spaniel mix
Home: Forchtenberg, Germany
My dog has different colours and he has a soft coat. When he is curious, he holds his head tilted. So I like my dog. But he’s small, very small. In the winter he likes eating very much, so he is getting a little bit thick.

My dog is from Spain, and he’s a mixed breed. He can do lots of good tricks (give five, go slalom ). What I like about my dog is that he looks sooooo sweet and lovely. He’s a independent type. He goes in the forest and then he sniffs everywhere. He favourite game to play is the apple-game! I throw a apple and he runs and then he bites into the apple and he looks like he wants to say ” I think I’ll keep it …” Somentimes he brings back, though. He likes this game. He’s sooooo happy and funny. I like my little dog.