Crone’s Corner – Animal Totems

Crone’s Corner –  Animal Totems

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Ladybug:
stand for fulfilled wishes, a time of luck and also protection, happiness, material gain, a renewed sense of well-being on the way.  They tell us an opportunity is approaching to pursue or capture something you have been wishing for.  Sometimes they can appear to tell us to be sure we aren’t limiting our own potential or are failing to reach for our dreams, or that we might be letting others stand in our way of reaching them.
  
Hawk:
a messenger, and also a sign we need to trust our own perceptions and grasp opportunities that are approaching or perhaps have already come our way; they herald a time of strength and vision, and remind us to examine things closely.  Sometimes they indicate a new venture; can help us find a larger over-view of a situation or picture.  Hawk can also help us bring past-life recall to the surface.
 
Skunk:
tell us to create a position of strength and honored reputation by respecting ourselves and “walking our talk”, and to assert ourselves without being overly egotistical; help us learn to avoid/repel those who wish to drain our energy and remind us to use our energy wisely and examine how much we send out to others. Advise us to be proud of accomplishments.  May sometimes appear to tell us we might be being too egotistical or leaking away energy we may need.
 
Shark:
indicates busyness and activity, help us focus on shadows and find what lies below the surface of a situation, and tell us to trust what seems right for us and take advantage of opportunities while using our sense of discernment as a guide.  May sometimes appear to tell us we are being too busy or too continuously on the move.
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Written and Submitted By SatoriMoon, Moderator, We Are Woman, We Are Goddess, We Are One 

GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives

Daily Aromatherapy Tip

Daily Aromatherapy Tip 

 

Aromatherapy At The Office

 

Simply take a mug of hot water, add a few drops of essential oils. The oils give off their scent

much faster when they are in contact with a heat source.

 

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Spell – A- Day – Protection Ritual for Healers

Spell – A- Day – Protection Ritual for Healers
Incense of the day: Maple 

  
This ritual is particularly useful for health workers, alternative health professionals, and fortunetellers. Consecrate a mirror and keep it in a drawer along with some charcoal disks, a heat-proof dish containing sand, some foil, a blue towel, a lighter, and the gum resins of frankincense, myrrh, and benzoin. Perform this ritual at least once a week. Position a small table in the middle of the consultation room and cover it with the blue towel. Put a length of foil over the towel. On top of the foil, prop the mirror against a sturdy object with the mirror facing the door. Put the sand-filled heat-proof dish in front of the mirror, light a charcoal disk, and place the disk on top of the sand. Burn grains of gum resin on the charcoal to fumigate the room. Upon completion, douse the charcoal disk with water. Pour the sand, charcoal, and resin remnants into the foil. Wrap the foil up, and dispose of the remnants outside on your premises. Be sure there is a fresh supply of sand for each new ritual.
  

By: S. Y. Zenith

 

Seasons of the Witch

Seasons of the Witch 

Day of the Crows – On this day,  in Scottish Celtic traditions, many women believed the crow’s odd behaviours would be a significant aspect of the year to come.Crows storing seeds would indicate that food would need to be stored early on, etc. 

  
Hime-no-Miya – On the first two Sundays in March, the Japanese celebrate the Izanami, The Mother Goddess of Japan. Her temple at the Oagata-jinja shrine near Inuyama in central Honshu features large cleft rocks, huge clamshells and other sacred items that resemble female genitalia. At her festival, worshippers carry these items through the streets in procession.
Rufus, Anneli, The World Holiday Book, Harper San Francisco 1994
 
Carnival Sunday – In Italy, the most recently married couple of the neighborhood scoops out the first trowel of earth and plant scarli, poles big as trees, twined with garlands of heather and juniper. At the end of Carnival, the banner at the top is burned.
Field, Carol, Celebrating Italy,
William Morrow 1990
 
St Chad – Born in Northumbria, Chad became an abbot in Yorkshire, founded a monastery in Lincolnshire, and a bishop of the Mercians at Lichfield. His name is associated with wells and springs that heal. He is also noted for his love of walking. St Theodore of Canterbury insisted he ride a horse because walking was beneath him.

He is often associated with St David in agricultural rhymes:

Sow beans and peas on David and Chad
Be the weather good or bad.
By Valentine’s Day
Every good hen, duck or goose should lay
By David and Chad
Every hen, duck or goose should lay, good or bad

 

Greek: The 2nd day of each month is sacred to the Agathos Daimon, the “Good Spirit” (roughly equivalent to a combination
of the Will and the guardian angel of each person).
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From GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives – Various Sources: School Of The Seasons  and Earth, Moon and Sky

Remember the ancient ways and keep them sacred!

Weather Lore

Weather Lore

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 So many mists in March we see,
So many frosts in May will be.

 

A peck of March dust is worth a king’s ransom.

The March sun lets snow stand on a stone.  

Better to be bitten by a snake than to feel the sun in March.

 

In March much snow,
To plants and trees much woe.

~The Old Farmer’s Almanac
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Lunar Lore

Lunar Lore

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Till a silence fell with the waking bird,
  And a hush with the setting moon.
 – Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “Maud.”

the Moone alwaies in her encreasing,
hath the tips of her hornes turned from the Sunne toward the East:
but in the waine, contrariwise Westward.
Also that shee shineth… [increases],
and so riseth in proportion the second day forward unto the full:
and likewise decreaseth in the same manner to the change [new moon].
       – Pliny’s “Natural History,” Philemon Holland’s trans.

Today Is: Woden’s Day

Today Is: Woden’s Day

Energy: Male Ruler: Mercury – Rules healings, the mind – Use for magick involving mental issues, learning, higher education, addictions, communications, travel, young people, messages, perception, self-expression, artists, poets, and writers  

  • Today’s Magickal Influences: Conjurations, Predictions, Knowledge, Writing, Eloquence

  • Today’s Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya, Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret [Hathor]

  • Incense:   Cinnamon, Cinquefoil

  • Perfumes: Sweetpea, Lavender, Mastic, Frankincense, Cloves

  • Color of The Day:  Yellow, Gray, Violet

  • Colors for Tomorrow: Purple, Indigo, Blue

  • Lucky Sign: Wednesday Is The Lucky Day For Gemini  And Virgo 

  • Candle: Purple Violet

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for 3/2

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Everyone:

37: Community

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Hexagram 37
General Meaning: A community or extended family that works is one where healthy interdependence is appreciated and supported. Good direction is essential, but strong kinship is dependent upon every member of the community. Trust, shared responsibilities and good communication are essential. Each member must be encouraged to find his or her appropriate expression, and contribution.

The functional family is a team that symbolizes the ideal of human interdependence, and has long provided a firm foundation for society. The healthy family is a microcosm of society and the native soil in which ethical values take root and grow. Fertilize this soil, and the whole of society benefits.

The power that bonds a tribe is the yin or feminine principle — gentleness and receptivity. Relationships are improved through cultivation of these. Learn to accept both advice and aid from others, and be willing to assume an appropriate role in any group that supports good relating. A good team player is always valuable to others. Increase your value!