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    Goddess Fertility, by Lindie-Lila
    from the album Sisters Of The Moon
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    Today (March 22), beginning at sundown, coincides with the 11 Elaphebolion. Thus, this day brings us the second day of the eight day festival of the City Dionysia.

    The 26th Homeric Hymn

    To Dionysus

    [1] I begin to sing of ivy-crowned Dionysus, the loud-crying god, splendid son of Zeus and glorious Semele. The rich-haired Nymphs received him in their bosoms from the lord his father and fostered and nurtured him carefully [5] in the dells of Nysa, where by the will of his father he grew up in a sweet-smelling cave, being reckoned among the immortals. But when the goddesses had brought him up, a god oft hymned, then began he to wander continually through the woody coombes, thickly wreathed with ivy and laurel. And the Nymphs followed in his train [10] with him for their leader; and the boundless forest was filled with their outcry.

    And so hail to you, Dionysus, god of abundant clusters! Grant that we may come again rejoicing to this season, and from that season onwards for many a year.

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    A Circle Cast…….

    Caretakers of this Sacred Place
    Guardians of this Magickal Space
    My Circle I do Humbly Cast
    Its Power set to Last
    I call to the Ancients Old
    Of ages gone by Strong and Bold
    Elements of Land, Sea, Sky and Fire
    Attend my Circle by my Desire!
    I feel the tremble of the Ground Below
    As the Element of Land attends and Bestows
    I feel the Water Heed my Call
    As it attends for One and All
    I Hear the rush of the Wind Appear
    As it flies past my waiting Ear
    I feel the Heat of the Burning Fire
    As it joins my Circle, the flame burns Higher
    Now My Lord and Lady asked
    To attend my Circle Cast
    I feel the magick of their Loving Grace
    As they attend my Sacred Place
    My Magick worked under their watchful Eye
    From the Land Below, Above to the Sky
    Time stands still in this Sacred Space
    In my Magickal Mystical Special Place
    Here is Protection, Strength and Will
    Here power is raised magick to fufill
    When all is done at the end of the Rite
    I dismiss all, With Love and Light
    My thanks go with you and my Love too
    I am Honored to be able to call on You
    As I Ground the Power and the Energy
    The Earth beneath Me gives its Stability
    I give thanks upon bended Knee
    Merry Part and Blessed Be

    Lady Jhyenan O'Shea

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    Have a blessed night everyone.
    Lady Abigail
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    Magickal Names of Herbs, Flowers, and Plants

    When the old recipes began to be recorded many early herbalists, Witches, magicians and occultists wished to keep secret the most powerful of the old magics. So they used magical names and symbolism and even added fanciful ingredients to the formulae.

    Even today scholars look over old manuscripts, shake their heads, and wonder why old occultists used such horrifying ingredients as the "ear of a Jew," "bloody fingers," "dove's feet," "bat's wings" and so on.

    The often quoted illustration from Shakespeare's Macbeth serves as a useful example of this practice. Every ingredient he lists as being in the Witches' pot (fillet of a fenny snake/in the cauldron boil and bake:/eye of newt, and toe of frog,/Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,/ adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting/Lizards leg, and howlet's wing,/etc.) refers to a plant and not to the gruesome substance popularly thought.

    The list of such names is quite long and varied, but a few examples can be given here. "Bloody fingers" refers to foxglove. "Tongue of dog" is simply hound's tongue, a common herb. "Blood" is the sap from an elder tree. "Eyes" mean any one of a group of plants resembling the eye, such as the aster, daisy, camomile, or perhaps even eyebright. Crow's foot, dog's tooth, horse-tongue, Jew's ear–are all magical and dialectical names for herbs and plants.

    Then, too, many plants were given "folk" names which reveal their uses in magic or the superstitions surrounding them. This is especially common in the British Isles, where one plant can be known by as many as two dozen distinct names.

    Finally, there are a whole bookful of plants with appelations such as "Our Ladies Fingers" or "Old Man's Oatmeal." These are plants originally dedicated to the Pagan goddesses and gods of the common folk and after the introduction of Christianity were assigned new roles as representative of the Virgin Mary and the Devil respectively.

    Following is a list of some magical names of herbs, along with their more common ones. Knowing these names may not give you additional power, but reading them is like taking a walk through a Witches' garden, and to the keen eye the old names reveal magical uses and a good deal of folklore.

    Folk Name: Common Name Folk Name: Common Name
    Candlemas Maiden: Snowdrop May Lily: Lily of the valley
    Candlewick Plant: Mullein Mistress of the Night: Tuberose
    Crown for a King: Wormwood Password: Primrose
    Dew of the Sea: Rosemary Queen of the Meadow: Meadowsweet
    Dragonwort: Bistort Ram's Head: American Valerian
    Dwale: Deadly Nightshade Seven Year's Love: Yarrow
    Earth Smoke: Fumitory Sleep Wort: Lettuce
    Elfwort: Elecampane Sorcer's Violet: Periwinkle
    Enchanter'S Plant: Vervain Star Flower: Borage
    Eye of the Star: Horehound Star of the Earth: Avens
    Five Finger Grass: Cinquefoil Starweed: Chickweed
    Golden Star: Avens Starwort: Aster
    Honey Lotus: Melilot Thousand Seal: Yarrow
    Joy of the Mountain: Marjoram Thunder Plant: Houseleek
    Little Dragon: Tarragon Unicorn Horn: True Unicorn Root
    Love-In-Idleness: Pansy Wax Dolls: Fumitory
    Love Parsley: Lovage Witches Aspirin: While Willow Bark
    Loveroot: Orris Witches Bells: Foxglove
    Lad's Love: Southernwood Witch Herb: Mugwort
    Master of the Woods: Woodruf Witchwood: Rowan
    Masterwort: Angelica Witches Briar: Brier Hip

    DISCLAIMER!
    The information contained herein is not intended to replace the services of trained health professionals. You are advised to consult with your health care professional with regard to matters relating to your health, and in particular regarding matters that may require diagnosis or medical attention.

    Lady Abigail

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    Long, long in the past, far, far in the future
    At that point before the beginning, after the end,
    Where the time and space do not exist,
    Where all the colors and forms are lost in the blackness of void,
    There was a heavy vast silence,
    A profound eternal motionlessness,
    And nothingness and everything were the same.

    And then Evrynome, Gaia, Goddess of a thousand names,
    Mother of all,
    Sighed.

    And the sound of her breath echoed pleasingly her her ears.
    As if it were foreseeing
    And yet as if it were remembrance,
    She heard summer breezes ruffling tall green grasses,
    And winter hurricanes howling through deep valleys,
    And the pounding of the sea,
    And the calling voices of all creation.
    And so Everynome, Gaia, Goddess of a thousand names,
    Mother of all,
    Pursed her lips and whistled for the wind.

    Then slowly, smoothly, with perfect sensuality
    She rose up from the timeless bed of her infinite rest
    And caught up the wind
    In her cupped hands,
    In her streaming hair,
    In the billows of her skirts,
    And in the warm secret places of her body,
    And she danced.

    She danced delicately, she danced frenziedly,
    She danced in staccato rhythm and liquid movement,
    She danced with pure precision and orgiastic abandon,
    She danced gloriously,
    She danced holding the wind in her close embrace,
    She danced the love and the joy of creation.
    She danced and she danced.

    And from the arch of her foot leapt the circles of time,
    And from the curve of her spine, the spirals of life,
    Dan and night,
    Black and white,
    Birth, death, resurrection.
    And as ecstasy grew, as the beat increased,
    The wind blew wild and her belly swelled round.
    And from the rivers of her sweat, oceans flowed,
    And with each heave of her breast, mountains rose.
    And when she threw back her hair and opened her hands,
    Life teemed around her and harmony reigned.
    Creation now danced in her perfect time
    And she smiled.

    -Christine Lavdas

    Art by artist Nonna Kukel

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    Good morning everyone and welcome to Friday well I have a busy day today so may the Gods keep you safe and may the goddess provide you with reason to smile and laugh may you all have a wonderful day Brightest Blessings Draco )o(/|\
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    Middle English fridai
    Old English frigedæg "Freya's day"
    c…

    Friday — Freya's day
    Middle English fridai
    Old English frigedæg "Freya's day"
    composed of Frige (genetive singular of Freo) + dæg "day" (most likely)
    or composed of Frig "Frigg" + dæg "day" (least likely)
    Germanic frije-dagaz "Freya's (or Frigg's) day"
    Latin dies Veneris "Venus's day"
    Ancient Greek hemera Aphrodites "day of Aphrodite"

    Freo is identical with freo, meaning free. It is from the Germanic frijaz meaning "beloved, belonging to the loved ones, not in bondage, free".

    Freya (Fria) is the Teutonic goddess of love, beauty, and fecundity (prolific procreation). She is identified with the Norse god Freya. She is leader of the Valkyries and one of the Vanir. She is confused in Germany with Frigg.

    Frigg (Frigga) is the Teutonic goddess of clouds, the sky, and conjugal (married) love. She is identified with Frigg, the Norse goddess of love and the heavens and the wife of Odin. She is one of the Aesir. She is confused in Germany with Freya.

    Venus is the Roman goddess of love and beauty.

    Aphrodite (Cytherea) is the Greek goddess of love and beauty.

  • 11th Moon Day info:

    Symbols: Kundalini.
    Characteristics: Energetically, the mos…

    11th Moon Day info:

    Symbols: Kundalini.
    Characteristics: Energetically, the most powerful Lunar day of the whole month, day of awakening of the sacred mystical energy Kundalini, one of the most powerful energies in the Universe. Kundalini, first responsible for building our bodies, now gets activated to transform them into higher spiritual structures. Only people who are ready, or were born on this day, can get access to this amazing and secret power.

    Recommendations: We have to be very careful today, and finish everything we begin. Caring of people who close to us, making gifts, expressing love is recommended. Day best spent fasting, cleansing.

    Precautions: Carefulness and mindfulness in everything is necessary. Overworking, strain and stress should be avoided. Touching of insects, harming and killing of any living form is strictly prohibited. Try to be gentle with the Nature and her creations.

  • Moon Day 11
    This day gives you an abundance of energy and favours moves and chan…

    Moon Day 11
    This day gives you an abundance of energy and favours moves and changes. It helps to get off the ground a business which was previously derailed. Make sure you put your excess energy into something useful, however, to avoid conflicts and bust-ups.
  • Sunrise: 6:06 AM GMT
    Sunset: 6:25 PM GMT
    Length of Day: 12h 18m
    Tomorrow will be…

    Sunrise: 6:06 AM GMT
    Sunset: 6:25 PM GMT
    Length of Day: 12h 18m
    Tomorrow will be 3m 56s longer.
    Moon Rise: 1:09 PM GMT
    Moon Set: 3:28 AM GMT
    Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous 74% Illuminated

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