Calendar of the Sun for October 26th

Calendar of the Sun

26 Winterfyllith

Lilith’s Day

Colors: Tan, brown, orange, the colors of the desert.
Element: Air
Altar: Upon cloth in desert colors set a figure of Lilith, a curved sword, a cup of wine, and a bullroarer.
Offerings: Face a truth you are uncomfortable with.
Daily Meal: Toasted flatbread and beans.

Lilith Invocation

Hail to the Goddess of the Scirocco!
Hail Lilith, who once lived in the huluppu tree
Between the dragon and the eagle,
Between earth and air, male and female,
Hairy Goddess of the dancing sandstorm,
Dark Maiden of the desert.
Hail Lilith who was also once the first wife of Adam,
Who refused submission and demanded independence,
And so it was granted; that you would be complete in yourself.
Hail to Her who refused to lie beneath,
Mother of incubi and succubi, mother of lusts,
Barren one who brings barrenness,
Even as the desert is barren.
You are come again like the scirocco,
Truth stripped of frippery, Sphinx of the cliffs,
Dancing in a dervish whirl,
Shapechanger who is sometimes part goat
And sometimes ass or taloned owl.
You are the bridge between the theories of the mind
And the truth of the body.
Challenge us, Lilith, with your harsh words
And your unforgiving truth.
We will dance with you
On the cutting edge of answers.

Chant:
Lilitu Lilitu
We kneel for Lilitu

(The bullroarer is taken up and swung about, and while this is done all chant. At the end, the wine is poured out as a libation.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]

Prayer Of The Day for Feb. 17th – Prayer for Patience

Prayer for Patience

O eternal Goddess, Maiden, Mother and

Crone. I am made from your flesh, and

you know me better than I know myself.

You understand depression, frustration,

and anxiety. Please me to control

these emotions, and help me to convert

these powerful feelings into love.

 

O eternal God, King of infinite wisdom

and goodness. I am created from your

essence, and  I thank you for the gift of

life. Please teach me to be patient and

humble, tolerant and gentle, especially

when life’s problems become heavy and

difficult to bear.

 

So Mote It Be.

Saint of the Day for June 30 is St. Gabriel, the Archangel

Saint of the Day

St. Gabriel, the Archangel

Feastday: September 29
Patron of communications workers

The name Gabriel means “man of God,” or “God has shown himself mighty.” It appears first in the prophesies of Daniel in the Old Testament. The angel announced to Daniel the prophecy of the seventy weeks. His name also occurs in the apocryphal book of Henoch. He was the angel who appeared to Zachariah to announce the birth of St. John the Baptizer. Finally, he announced to Mary that she would bear a Son Who would be conceived of the Holy Spirit, Son of the Most High, and Saviour of the world. The feast day is September 29th. St. Gabriel is the patron of communications workers.