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    Today (March 16), beginning at sundown, coincides with the fifth day of the month of Elaphebolion.

    In accordance to tradition, fifth day of every month is held as a holy day, sacred to the Erinyes/Euminides (Alekto, Megaira and Tisphone) and to Horkos (Oath)

    "On a fifth day, they say, the Erinyes assisted at the birth of Horkos whom Eris bare to trouble the forsworn."
    ~ excerpt from Hesiod, Works and Days

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    ~BM

    ~ 10 Things About Being a Witch ~

    1) No conversation or recruitment is necessary…
    Witches have no insecure compulsion to convert everyone to their way of thinking. People come to Witchcraft when and if they are ready/interested. Also, you are not required to accept or do anything that you’re not comfortable with.

    2) No artificial code of morality…
    Out of all of the creatures of this Earth, only humans are forced to live under unnatural moral codes.

    3) Progressive Reincarnation…
    Witches believe we are here to learn and to progress, not suffer eternal damnation if we ‘slip-up’ in someone else’s eyes.

    4) No Discrimination…
    There is no such thing as being the ‘right’ race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin to be a Witch; ALL are welcome!

    5) No middle man (or woman)… Once you know all of the basics, you can be your own ‘minister’ or ‘priest’ you need never bow before (or rely upon) some religious dictator for spiritual guidance, you go straight to the source.

    6) Be yourself…
    By sharing a common interest with others in Witchcraft, you do not lose your identity as an individual. You are unique and can and should stay that way without becoming a blob in homogeneous mass.

    7) No repression…
    Witches are not forbidden from reading, learning, eating, drinking, or saying anything. You can actually even disagree with someone without being ‘excommunicated’.

    8) Contribution…
    No, Not money, but knowledge. The Craft has always , and will always, be an experimental faith. If it works, we use it. Then share it so that all in the Craft may benefit.

    9) No rigid Dogma…
    Witches DO NOT believe that their path is ‘The One and Only Path’. The only ‘True’ path is the one that works best for you. All paths are valid.

    10) Self-empowerment…
    Witchcraft allows you to truly feel your own power, if you will, and a true sense of self. You are ‘allowed’ to be the best person that you wish to be with all of the love and support that you can possibly hope for. Witchcraft allows you to take your hopes, dreams, and most heart’s desires and manifest them in this reality. All is possible. All is real.

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    Ancient Mesopotamian Gods and Goddesses – An/Anu (god)
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    An/Anu belongs to the oldest generation of Mesopotamian gods and was originally the supreme deity of the Babylonian pantheon. Consequently, his major roles are as an authority figure, decision-maker and progenitor. In heaven he allots functions to other gods, and can increase their status at will; i…
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    Beware the Ides of March (March 15th)

    In ancient Rome, a festival for Anna Perenna was held on the Ides of March. Ovid, a poet and contemporary of Rome's first emperor, Augustus, wrote a collection of Greek myths in Latin called the Metamorphoses. In this monumental piece of Latin literature, Ovid explains that Anna Perenna was the sister of the tragic, love-sick, suiciding Carthaginian queen Dido, familiar to Romans from the Aeneid, which was written by another Augustan Age poet, Vergil (Virgil).

    The identity of Anna Perenna is a mystery. Ovid tells two stories about her, but they may be his inventions. In one, Anna Perenna was an old woman who gave cakes to the plebeians when they seceded (494 B.C.). In the other, she is Dido's sister who was driven from Carthage to Latium after Dido's suicide. In Latium, Anna Perenna incurred the wrath of Aeneas' wife, fled, and was carried off by Numicus, god of a stream. When Aeneas' servants went out searching for her, they followed her tracks to the river bank where they discovered she had been turned into a water nymph.

    "On the Ides of March the plebs celebrated the Annae festum geniale Perennae (corresponding to the chief day of the Hindu Holi) near the banks of the Tiber (Ovid, Fasti). Rome was, therefore, empty of the lower classes. Is this why the nobles chose the day for the assassination of Julius Caesar?"
    "The Ides of March"
    C. M. Mulvany
    The Classical Review, Vol. 19, No. 6 (Jul., 1905), p. 305
    ~ Caesar's Assassination
    A more well known occurrence on the Ides of March, in 44 B.C., Julius Caesar was assassinated, at the foot of a statue of Pompey where the Senate was meeting.* Before Caesar went to the theater of Pompey to attend the Senate meeting, he had been given advice not to go, but he didn't listen.

    Source of the Expression "Beware the Ides of March"
    Because of the assassination and the soothsayer's exchange with Julius Caesar about the dangers he faced in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar tragedy, the Ides of March now signifies a fateful day. Here is the relevant passage:

    Caesar: Who is it in the press that calls on me?
    I hear a tongue shriller than all the music
    Cry "Caesar!" Speak, Caesar is turn'd to hear.

    Soothsayer: Beware the ides of March.

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    Book of Kells Now Free to View Online
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    The Elaphebolia

    This month, the Elaphebolia, a festival of honoring Artemis as the shooter of deer, was likely held on the sixth day of Elaphebolion beginning at sundown when Artemis is normally honored. Cakes in the shape of deer were prepared in homes with likely a modest sacrifice made to Artemis.

    The festival honors Artemis Elaphebolios, the Deer-Shooter, and offerings of stag-shaped cakes called elaphoi were made to the goddess. (Parke, Festivals of the Athenians, p. 125.)

    In the town of Hyampolis in Phocis, it would have been instituted by the inhabitants to commemorate a victory against the Thessalians.

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  • Saturday — Saturn's day
    Middle English saterday
    Old English sæter(nes)dæg "Satu…

    Saturday — Saturn's day
    Middle English saterday
    Old English sæter(nes)dæg "Saturn's day"
    Latin dies Saturni "day of Saturn"
    Ancient Greek hemera Khronu "day of Cronus"

    Saturn is the Roman and Italic god of agriculture and the consort of Ops. He is believed to have ruled the earth during an age of happiness and virtue.

    Cronus (Kronos, Cronos) is the Greek god (Titan) who ruled the universe until dethroned by his son Zeus.

  • 5th Moon Day info:

    Symbols: Unicorn.
    Characteristics: Day of duty and defending…

    5th Moon Day info:

    Symbols: Unicorn.
    Characteristics: Day of duty and defending of principles, beliefs and ideals. Day when the energy is increasing, we have to focus on our plans, and can achieve goals without obstacles. All new knowledge we receive today, as well as the food we eat, everything is absorbed fully. Mostly positive, lucky and favorable day.

    Recommendations: Today we have to be creatively active, and make effort to to achieve what we want. We can successfully defend someone or something, people or ideas. The food we eat is fully transformed into physical and astral energies. Dairy (cottage cheese especially) is recommended.

    Precautions: Fasting should be avoided, as well as overeating. Sex is not recommended.

  • Moon Day 5
    The Vedic tradition considers this day to be the best for any the act…

    Moon Day 5
    The Vedic tradition considers this day to be the best for any the actions intended to bring benefits, and also excellent for beginning any enterprise. The European tradition states the opposite: the day is inauspicious, bringing losses and dangerous illnesses.
  • Sunrise: 6:20 AM GMT
    Sunset: 6:15 PM GMT
    Length of Day: 11h 54m
    Tomorrow will be…

    Sunrise: 6:20 AM GMT
    Sunset: 6:15 PM GMT
    Length of Day: 11h 54m
    Tomorrow will be 3m 57s longer.
    Moon Rise: 8:06 AM GMT
    Moon Set: 11:47 PM GMT
    Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent 20% Illuminated

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