Calendar of the Sun
Feast of the Kitchen God/dess
Colors: Red and blue
Altar: On this day the altar is built in the kitchen, on the center of the main table. All activity of the day centers around the kitchen. Crowning the pile should be the paper portrait of the Kitchen Goddess. Decorate the altar with dishes of food, glasses of drink, and copper pots. Use the best china. The portrait of the next kitchen goddess should be hidden under someone’s clothing, rolled up and waiting.
Offerings: The entire kitchen should be cleaned thoroughly. Afterwards, the kitchen should be cleaned again. A pot of honey should be placed nearby.
Daily Meal: Enough food should be made and laid out to feed the entire community for the lunch and dinner period, and outsiders should be invited in to share it if possible. The food should be lavish and elaborate and aesthetically prepared.
Invocation to the Kitchen Goddess
Lady who watches over
The heart of our home,
Lady who fills our bellies
And who observes all our faults,
Today we send you to heaven
On a curl of smoke from your hearth.
We ask you, be generous,
And speak well of our efforts.
When you speak of our faults,
Have compassion on our humanity
Lady who guides our hands,
Send us pots that do not burn,
And enough love and peace
To infuse every morsel
Of nourishment that we here consume.
(Each person present should step forward, dip their finger in the honey, and touch it to her picture, asking her aloud or silently to forgive them for whatever pettiness occurred in the kitchen that year, be it actions or thoughts. Then she is taken to the hearth and burned in the flame, while everyone present claps and chants rhythmically. After that, lunch is eaten, and then a new Kitchen Goddess is installed in her place.)
Chant: Fire of the hearth, Fire of the wine,
Fire of the heart, Fire of the mind,
Fire of the Art, Fire out of time.
[Pagan Book of Hours]
Louisiana Van Van Oil
(use to anoint candles, doorways, amulets for extra power)
1/4 c extra virgin olive oil
1 oz. lemon grass pinch of salt.
Place in a jar, cover and steep in dark place for 3 weeks.
Shake the jar daily, and visualize power pouring into the oil. Strain out the herb, add more herb and repeat till the oil is strongly scented of the herb.. When it is to your liking, strain out the herb, bottle and store in dark place.
Third Eye Oil
Equal parts of…..
Can be placed on your third eye to increase visions.
Protection Oils are used to anoint any manner of objects in order to
enhance the purity of spiritual vibrations. This one is best made on the Dark of the Moon.
1 dram-sized bottle
1/2 dram Sweet Almond Oil
3 drops Amber Oil
1 drop Jasmine Oil
7 drops Dark Musk Oil (Plain Musk may be substituted)
5 drops Rue Oil
3 small pieces Dragon’s Blood Resin
1 pinch coarse Sea Salt
Add the ingredients and shake, to mix well, after each addition.
When chewed or chopped, garlic is a potent natural antibiotic; it also has anti-viral properties. It reduces cholesterol and helps prevent the formation of internal blood clots that trigger heart attacks.
How to use:
In food, season to taste. For tea, steep 6 cloves in a cup of cool water for 6 hours.
Calendar of the Moon
Night of Wild Winds
Colors: Black, white, grey
Altar: Upon cloth of swirling white, grey, and black place incense, fans, pens, and small pieces of paper. All windows in the House should be opened throughout the night.
Offering: Give your wishes to the winds.
Daily Meal: Raw, cold food.
Invocation to the Wild Winds
This is the Night of Wild Winds!
We have opened ourselves to the still cold waters,
And tonight we open ourselves to their counterpart,
The ever-flying bitter winds that rush
Through all things! Open all the windows,
Let them run through the House,
Let them tear through our hair and our heads,
Let them flay us clean of all impurities!
For on the winds ride the souls of our ancestors,
And the spirits of the Air itself!
Listen to their songs, their whispers,
And learn the wisdom they speak.
Spirits of the Air, Powers of the Winds,
Be with us tonight!
Be with us in our beds,
Be with us in our dreams,
Be with us until the dawn!
Hail, Night of Wild Winds!
May we breathe in your inspiration
And may it blow us through to a new day!
Chant: Spirit of the Wind, carry me,
Spirit of the Wind, carry me home,
Spirit of the Wind, carry me home to myself.
(The incense is carried throughout the house, and all windows are thrown open. They shall stay that way, regardless of cold, until after sunrise the next day.)
[Pagan Book of Hours]
Calendar of the Sun
Rite of Hela: All Souls’ Day
Colors: Black and White
Elements: Earth and Air
Altar: Upon black cloth to the right place four black candles, a skull, bones, a pot of earth, a pile of withered leaves, and a gravestone. Upon white cloth to the left place four white candles, incense, an ivory chalice of mead, a crystal sphere, and a plate of food. Veil the windows.
Offerings: Food, drink, and music given to the Dead.
Daily Meal: Today’s ritual starts at the beginning of Mousika, and continues through until the end of Sponde. Elete and Akte are spent in silent meditation before the altar. No food will be eaten nor work nor washing done until the Dead have their entertainment. Fasting until Dysis.
Invocation to Hela
Hail to Hel
Queen of Helheim
Wisest of Wights
Keeper of Secrets
Keeper of the hopes for tomorrow
Guardian of Souls
Implacable one of the frozen realm
Half the face of beauty
Half the face of Death
You who feed the dead
At your meager table
Where everyone gets their fair share,
Lady who takes away
Yet holds always promise,
Teach us to praise loss and death
And the passing of all things,
For from this flux
We know your blessings flow.
Song/Chant: Rite to Open the Door of Helheim
(Singing then commences, throughout the next several hours. Group singing and soloing alternate. It is acceptable to bring in guest performers from outside, so long as they understand that they are performing for the Dead and not the living, and that they must join the fasting. There will be no applause. Water may be provided. At the end of Sponde, the Dead are thanked and their food put to the side; Hesperis continues as usual, although there will be no food until afterwards.)
[Pagan Book of Hours]
Spell To Gain Energy
bright red or orange candle
glass of clear pure cold water
bowl of sea salt
If is sunny out you may want to start the spell by going outside for a few minutes and breathing in some fresh air. Sit in front of the candle and say:
Give me energy to happily complete the task I have been given to do.
I will feel better for having done it. The completion of the task will be my reward.
Sprinkle the sea salt around the candle and say:
Give me strength, O sacred Earth.
Pass your hand near the candle and say:
Give me strength, O sacred Fire.
Pass your hand through the smoke of the incense and say:
Give me strength, O sacred Air.
Drink the water down and say:
Give me strength O sacred water.
Now immediately get up and go do your task.
How could you not love today’s sweet and sticky vibe on an entire day devoted to that southern staple — pecan pie. But why stop at the gooiness of pie when you can also have pecan cake or pralines, pecan butter or ice cream? You could also soon see some extra cash, since pecans are considered to be a magically delicious food that can bring a boost to your bottom line. Pecans are also said to help you keep your job. To ensure your employment, shell a handful of pecans and eat them slowly, all the while visualizing a new you who is gainfully and happily employed. Take the shells, wrap them in a small bag and put them somewhere at work where they won’t be noticed or removed. This is a mystical and tasty way to make sure that you won’t be removed either.
By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com