Well It's Sunday and the Weekend Is Almost Over! Time Flies When You Are Having Fun!

I will admit, I am having a very difficult time being cheery today. I guess I want you to know something. That is we are all family. You are my brothers and sisters.  Perhaps we will never met. Perhaps we will. Either way we are still brothers and sisters.  We can also say we have the greatest mother that has ever walked this Planet, that is our Divine Goddess. Creator of all things, love for mankind beyond belief, tolerance, forgiveness. She is the Divine.

This might seem a little off subject but hang with me for a minute, okay! When I actually get a chance to get out by myself, I do a lot of talking to the Goddess.  I always have my ears open for Her soft voice to reveal the answer to me (if I am to know the answer). I was thinking the other day on September 11 about what happened 12 years ago. I was wondering in my mind how could something like that be allowed to happen. I even went so far as to say, “if our Goddess is so loving and cares for mankind the way She is suppose too.” “How could this have happened?” The answer hit me.  Our Goddess gives us life, She nurtures us, She loves us, She cares for us. She does everything a normal mother would do. She doesn’t want to see Her children killed or hurt in anyway. Then why does this stuff happen? Then I was reminded about the Fates. I had forgot about Them. The Fates know from the time we are born till our last day on this Earth. It suddenly made sense to me.

I know I say the Goddess reveals to us information she thinks we can now handle. Perhaps I had been mad at the world for way to long. That is why she revealed the Fates to me. I had always known about the Fates but I always thought all decision were left up to the Goddess. But apparently now. The Fates are the ones that control our destiny and our time on this plane. It finally made sense to me. I had always asked why my mother was taken from me at such an early age. When I asked that question, I was always down right bitter. But bitterness for my Divine Mother never felt right. In fact, it scared me to feel this way toward Her. Then the Goddess opened my eyes and showed me. Everything has it’s order in the Universe.

It is really amazing when you stop to think about it. The Goddess and The God, The Fates, our Deities, all working together to shape and mold our lives. It is indeed amazing. So with all that worked out, now begs the question, do we really have free will or is our fate already sealed?

History Of Lammas

Lammas/Lugnasadh Comments

History Of Lammas

In medieval times the feast was sometimes known in England and Scotland as the “Gule of August”, but the meaning of “gule” is unclear. Ronald Hutton suggests following the 18th-century Welsh clergyman antiquary John Pettingall that it is merely an Anglicisation of Gŵyl Awst, the Welsh name of the “feast of August”. OED and most etymological dictionaries give it a more circuitous origin similar to gullet; from O.Fr. goulet, dim. of goule, “throat, neck,” from L. gula “throat,”. A Welsh derivation would point to a pre-Christian origin for Lammas and a link to the Gaelic festival of Lughnasadh.

Several antiquaries beginning with John Brady offered a back-construction to its being originally known as Lamb-mass, under the undocumented supposition that tenants of the Cathedral of York, dedicated to St. Peter ad Vincula, of which this is the feast, would have been required to bring a live lamb to the church,or, with John Skinner, “because Lambs then grew out of season.” This is a folk etymology, of which OED notes that it was “subsequently felt as if from LAMB + MASS“.

For many villeins, the wheat must have run low in the days before Lammas, and the new harvest began a season of plenty, of hard work and company in the fields, reaping in teams. Thus there was a spirit of celebratory play.

In the medieval agricultural year, Lammas also marked the end of the hay harvest that had begun after Midsummer. At the end of hay-making a sheep would be loosed in the meadow among the mowers, for him to keep who could catch it.

In Shakespeare‘s Romeo and Juliet (1.3.19) it is observed of Juliet, “Come Lammas Eve at night shall she [Juliet] be fourteen.” Since Juliet was born Lammas eve, she came before the harvest festival, which is significant since her life ended before she could reap what she had sown and enjoy the bounty of the harvest, in this case full consummation and enjoyment of her love with Romeo.

William Hone speaks in The Every-Day Book (1838) of a later festive Lammas day sport common among Scottish farmers near Edinburgh. He says that they “build towers…leaving a hole for a flag-pole in the centre so that they may raise their colours.” When the flags over the many peat-constructed towers were raised, farmers would go to others’ towers and attempt to “level them to the ground.” A successful attempt would bring great praise. However, people were allowed to defend their towers, and so everyone was provided with a “tooting-horn” to alert nearby country folk of the impending attack and the battle would turn into a “brawl.” According to Hone, more than four people had died at this festival and many more were injured. At the day’s end, races were held, with prizes given to the townspeople.

Spirit Summoning Spell

Spirit Summoning Spell

You might ask why summon a spirit. If it has been haunting you or just making you feel uncomfortable. You can find out exactly what it wants by summoning it.

Ingredients:   Mint Sprigs

Another technique used to enhance your positive results during a spirit summoning session, is to leave twigs or pieces of fresh mint as an offering during your attempted contacts.   If you are attempting the contact inside a magical circle, the mint should be placed on your altar, in an offering plate.

Daily Correspondence for Thursday, July 25th

Try to accomplish your key errands and plans in the early hours as the Moon in Pisces starts a long, 26+ hour void cycle at 11:44AM PDT that lasts until 2:30PM PDT tomorrow.  Before the lunar orb enters its void uncertainty zone, communications — as well as literary and educational endeavors — are vitalized by a Sun-Mercury parallel (7:14AM PDT). Healing forces are back on the march — courtesy of the monthly union of the Moon with Chiron (9:21AM PDT). The hours building up to 11:44AM PDT are also highly favorable for a variety of discussions and correspondence as the Moon is approaching one of two, monthly trines to Mercury. However, once the void Moon condition takes hold at 11:44AM PDT, it makes sense to complete odd jobs and old projects rather than attempt to initiate bold, new enterprises.  Enjoy time-outs for reflection and contemplation since the next two days will present a wide array of celestial challenges — including several discordant aspects by Venus as well as a tension-building Mars-Pluto opposition on Saturday that occurs only a few hours before the Sun squares Saturn. Immerse yourself in film or literary classics tonight that can carry you away to imaginative realms of fantasy and adventure.

Calendar of the Sun for November 23rd

Calendar of the Sun

23 Blutmonath

Chiron’s Day

Color: Grey
Element: Air
Altar: On a grey cloth set a pile of books, a flute, a pot of salve, and a chalice of Greek wine.
Offerings: Votive candles. Offer to teach or mentor someone.
Daily Meal: Vegetarian

Invocation to Chiron

Tutor of the children of Gods,
Mentor of heroes,
Teacher of legends,
Wild centaur nurtured
By light of Sun and Moon
Into something more than
Mere wildness and savagery.
Someone had to teach them,
These half-powerful youths,
And who better than the one
Who is half sage and half beast?
Wounded by your own student,
Doomed to an immortality
Of pain and suffering,
You cheated your fate
By gifting life on one
Reviled by the powerful
And loved by the weak.
Chiron, Teacher, Wise One,
You who always knew
The right thing to do,
Share with us this certainty
And mentor us in our confusion.

In your hands the flame of learning
In your flesh the fire of burning
In your eyes the force of sorrow
Give us insight for tomorrow.

(Pour out the libation for Chiron, sit around the altar with votive candles, and meditate on doing the just and right thing in every circumstance, no matter how painful.)


[Pagan Book of Hours]

Today’s Tarot Card for November 20th is The Emperor

The Emperor

Tuesday, Nov 20th, 2012

In the most practical terms, what has traditionally been called the Emperor card represents the highest leadership, a head of state or the most exemplary and powerful person in the realm. This archetypal ruler is responsible for the positive working out of affairs of a society or community, which are directly proportional to his well being and happiness.

The more enlightenment and cosmic perspective this energy brings, the better life is for all. The Emperor archetype masters the world of matter and physical manifestation. When you apply this card to your situation, acknowledge your potentials for mastery. Reinforce a sense of sovereignty within yourself, despite any self-limiting beliefs, habits or appearances to the contrary.