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  • GRAND OPENING – Saturday the 26th January 2013
    Art On Slate
    Kerry McKenna
    Unit…

    GRAND OPENING – Saturday the 26th January 2013
    Art On Slate
    Kerry McKenna
    Unit 10
    Studley Grange Craft Village
    Hay Lane
    Wroughton
    Swindon
    SN4 9QT
    Tel: 07540 071337
    Website: www.kerrymckennaslates.com

    It will be a day long event with hopefully lots of folks coming and going so go visit for a cup of tea / coffee a glass of wine. Children welcome on weekends to make their own stone pendants

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    I am an artist painting with acrylics onto Welsh and Cornish slates. I paint ancient sites as well as commissioned works. I also produce slate prints of my original paintings, pictures I take or images from online sites giving permissions.

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  • Good morning everyone well its Monday and we all know that Monday morning feelin…
    Good morning everyone well its Monday and we all know that Monday morning feeling so lets start the week off with a big boost of energy, So call on Air to blow away that sleepy feeling let Fire ignite or passions and desires let the Waters flow through us purifying our thoughts and let the Earth bring us the strength to deal with all we must face and let our Spirit soar and as we walk this week may the Gods guard our steps and guide us to all we need Brightest Blessings Draco )o(/|\
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  • Next Full Moon Date: Sunday, January 27, 2013

    Names Given to the Moon by Othe…

    Next Full Moon Date: Sunday, January 27, 2013

    Names Given to the Moon by Other Cultures:
    •Colonial American: Winter Moon
    •Chinese: Holiday Moon
    •American Indian (Cherokee): Cold Moon
    •American Indian (Choctaw): Cooking Moon
    •American Indian (Dakotah Sioux): Moon of the Terrible
    •Celtic: Quite Moon
    •English Medieval: Wolf Moon
    •Neo Pagan: Ice Moon

    Full Wolf Moon (January)

    This full Moon appeared when wolves howled in hunger outside the villages. It is also known as the Old Moon. To some Native American tribes, this was the Snow Moon, but most applied that name to the next full Moon, in February.

    Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages. Thus, the name for January's full Moon. Sometimes it was also referred to as the Old Moon, or the Moon After Yule. Some called it the Full Snow Moon, but most tribes applied that name to the next Moon.

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  • THE NEXT NEW MOON IS IN 4 DAYS NEW MOON TIMES AND DETAILS ARE NEW MOON CAPRICORN…
    THE NEXT NEW MOON IS IN 4 DAYS NEW MOON TIMES AND DETAILS ARE NEW MOON CAPRICORN (21° 45' 39")

    January 11:
    19:44 UT, GMT

    January 11:
    2:44 PM EST
    1:44 PM CST
    12:44 PM MST
    11:44 AM PST

  • 26th Moon Day info:

    Symbols: Swamp.
    Characteristics: Critical day. Day of vanit…

    26th Moon Day info:

    Symbols: Swamp.
    Characteristics: Critical day. Day of vanity, false pride, alluring deceit, provocation and test.

    Recommendations: Day is best spent relaxing, or taking care of the most necessary, routine work. Talk less, and listen more. Restraint, moderation, cleansing and fasting is recommended.

    Precautions: Avoid empty, futile activity, arguments, fights, false liaisons and contacts, loosing energy.

  • Moon Day 26

    An inauspicious day. Don't start anything new, be temperate, and g…

    Moon Day 26

    An inauspicious day. Don't start anything new, be temperate, and get rid of anything superfluous or harmful. Also, try to avoid unnecessary outlays of money and energy. At the same time, this day helps you to see the real face of other people and unveils those who wish you harm. Its influence on health is mostly negative.

  • Monday — Moon's day
    Middle English monday or mone(n)day
    Old English mon(an)dæg…

    Monday — Moon's day
    Middle English monday or mone(n)day
    Old English mon(an)dæg "day of the moon"
    Latin dies lunae "day of the moon"
    Ancient Greek hemera selenes "day of the moon"
  • Sunrise: 8:11 AM GMT
    Sunset: 4:18 PM GMT
    Length of Day: 8h 06m
    Tomorrow wil…

    Sunrise: 8:11 AM GMT
    Sunset: 4:18 PM GMT
    Length of Day: 8h 06m
    Tomorrow will be 1m 46s longer.
    Moon Rise: 3:08 AM GMT
    Moon Set: 12:26 PM GMT
    Moon Phase: Waning Crescent 27% Illuminated
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    The Goddess that rules today is Nana Buruku,she is the great grandmother to all of the orishas. Also known as Nana, Buku or Nana Buluku and she is praised more in Candomble than in Yoruba tradition in which she is starting to rise more and more each day. She is the primordial mother of the universe and of the earth. Nana Burukú is in charge of all maternal issues pertaining to women. She is the spirit of the earth and the moon. Nana Burukú is a wise old woman you likes to tend to herself watching over her grandchildren and the earth.

    An orisha of justice, she aides women who have been raped. Nana is often consulted for health issues and abortions concerning this matter.

    Nana Burukú essence was here long before the essence of the earth. She is the rays and the motion of the moon. When Olodumare made the earth it was Nana Burukú who was in charge of looking down on the earth and with her light from the moon to navigate us humans on earth.

    Nana Burukú is seen near rivers and oceans. She is the ultimate mother of the waters especially the sweet river waters.

    Her name means “The great wise Buruku” or “Wicked Grandmother”. Nana Burukú is a strict orisha and does not like disrespects in any shape or form. She is that grandmother that your mom or dad would send you to get disciplined.Her gemstone is the african amethyst.

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    From the Depth of my Soul, Up through My Heart
    Does Thy Spirit Dwell..May We Never Part
    I Feel Thy Power Well Up Inside Me
    I Feel Thy Love and Light Wrap Around Me
    I Feel Your Peace and Security Without and Within
    I Feel Your Serenity as the Day Begins
    I Feel Your Essence, within the Trees
    I Hear Them Whisper Words of Thee
    I Hear Your Voice Upon the Breeze
    I Feel Your Pull Upon the Seas
    I Feel Your Glow within the Fire
    I Feel Your Passion and Desire
    I am Thy Daughter…I am Thyne
    I am Here until the End of Time
    I Live and Breathe in Thy Perfect Beauty
    I Honour Thee in My Sacred Duty
    In Perfect Love and Harmony
    In Love and Light….So Mote it Be!

    Blessed Be

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    Mythology.
    Shiva (Sanskrit: Auspicious One) is one of the main deities of Hinduism that is worshipped as the paramount lord by the Shaivaite sects of India.

    In Hinduism, Lord Shiva is regarded as the representation of the Supreme Being. He is known as the third element in the Hindu Trinity (Trimurti), the other two members being Lord Brahma – the creator and Lord Vishnu – the protector. Shiva is the destructive form of the Almighty. As the cycle of destruction and recreation is always in a circle, Shiva’s primary responsibility is maintaining the life cycle. Scholars say, as the Mahakaal, Shiva destroys and dissolves everything into nothingness but as Shankara, he also reproduces that which has been destroyed and dissolved. His symbol of Lingam or the phallus represents this reproductive power.

    Lord Shiva is also considered to be the most unique of all Hindu gods and also the God of all. A great ascetic, Shiva is the only godhead who is forever in deep meditation, totally absorbed in contemplation in His abode, Kailaasa Mountain in the great Himalaya. Lord Shiva is also said to be inseparable from Shakti – Parvati the daughter of Himavaan – Haimavati. There is no Shiva without Shakti and no Shakti without Shiva, the two are one – or the absolute state of being.

    Shiva is often shown with many faces, as creator, destroyer and preserver in total command of the cosmos. He contains both good and evil. He is moody, free of inhibitions, easy to please, protector of the down trodden, and has the power to alter the laws of destiny. Thus, it is Lord Shiva is known as the God of mercy and kindness. He protects his devotees from all evil that are always around us. He blesses his followers with grace, knowledge and peace.

    Shiva as Ardhanareeswara
    Lord Shiva is said to be half man and half woman. In the full figure of Siva the male and female principles are united. Shiva Linga – the symbol of Lord Shiva which consists of both Lingam (phallus) and yoni (the female organ) represent the totality of his nature and the totality of all created existence.

    Appearance and Attributes of Lord Shiva
    Lord Shiva is shown either in meditating or in the form of a Dancing God Nataraj where his dance is to the beat and rhythm of creation. He is also shown in sculptures with many hands. One pair of hands, for example, represents the balance between life and death. Shiva is 'tri netra' or three eyed, and is 'neela kantha' – blue-necked (having consumed poison to save the world from destruction). Besides, there are a lot many attributes associated with Lord Shiva. Here is a brief description of some of the important symbols that depict Lord Shiva. Each of his depiction signifies a different aspect of his Supreme Being.

    Unclad body covered with ashes: This form of Lord Shiva depicts that Lord Shiva’s presence is much higher than this physical phenomenon. According to some scholars, Shiva’s body smeared with cemetery ash points to the philosophy of the life and death and the fact that death is the ultimate reality of the life.

    Jata (Matted Hair): The flow of his matted hair represents Shiva as the Lord of Wind or Vayu, who is the subtle form of breath present in all living beings. Thus it is Shiva which is the lifeline for all living being. He is Pashupatinath.

    Sacred Ganga: The holiest of the holy rivers, Ganga flows from the matted hair of Shiva. According to a legend, Shiva allowed an outlet to the great river to traverse the earth and bring purifying water to human being. Ganga also denotes fertility – one of the creative aspects of the Rudra.

    The Third Eye: Lord Shiva is known as the three eyed Lord or Tryambaka Deva. The sun is his right eye, the moon left while the third eye of Shiva on his forehead is the eye of wisdom. It is the eye that looks beyond the obvious. The third eye can search evil from anywhere and destroys it completely.

    Half-Open Eyes: The half-open eyes show that the universes cycle in process. When the eyes are completely closed it signifies the dissolvent of the universe and when it is completely open a new cycle of creation begins.

    Crescent: Shiva bears on his head the crescent of the panchami (fifth day) moon. This is placed near the fiery third eye and this shows the power of Soma, the sacrificial offering, which is the representative of moon. It means that Shiva possesses the power of procreation along with the power of destruction. The moon is also a measure of time, thus Crescent also represent his control over time.

    The Cobra Necklace: This suggests that Shiva is beyond the powers of death and is often the sole support in case of distress. He swallowed the poison kalketu for the wellbeing of the Universe. The deadly cobra represents that “death” aspect that Shiva has thoroughly conquered. The cobras around his neck also represent the dormant energy, called Kundalini, the serpent power. The snake curled three times around the neck of Lord Shiva depicts the past, present and future time. The snake looking in the right direction of Lord Shiva signifies that the Lord's perpetual laws of reason and justice preserve natural order in the universe.

    The Vibhuti: Vibhuti is a three line of ashes drawn on the forehead that signifies the Immortality of the soul and manifested glory of the Lord.

    Tiger Skin: Lord Shiva is shown sitting on or wearing a tiger skin. The tiger is the vehicle of Shakti, the Goddess of power and force. Shiva is beyond and above any kind of force. He is the master of Shakti. The tiger skin that he wears symbolizes victory over every force. Tiger also represent lust. Thus sitting on Tiger skin, Shiva indicates that he has conquered lust.

    The Elephant & Deer Skin: Shiva also wears elephant skins. Elephants represent pride. Wearing elephant skin, Shiva indicates that he has conquered pride. Similarly deer represent the flickering mind. Shiva wears deer skin which indicates that he has controlled the mind perfectly.

    Rudraksha Necklace: ‘Rudra’ is the other name of Shiva. It also means strict or uncompromising and ‘aksha’ means eye. Rudraksha, the necklace worn by Lord Shiva shows that he is firm about his cosmic laws and to maintain law and order in the universe. The necklace has 108 beads, which symbolize the elements used in the creation of the world.

    Damaru (Drum): A small drum with two sides alienated from each other by a thin neck-like structure represents the two utterly different states of existence, unclear and clear. When a damaru is shaken, the sound formed denotes Nada, the cosmic sound of AUM, which can be heard during deep meditation.

    Trishul (Trident): A three-branched trident shown adjoining to Lord Shiva symbolizes His three fundamental powers will, action and knowledge. As a weapon the trident represents the instrument of punishment to the evil doer on all the three planes – spiritual, subtle and physical.

    Nandi, the Bull: Nandi is said to be the vehicle of Lord Shiva. The bull represents both power and ignorance. Lord Shiva's use of the bull as his vehicle expresses the idea that He removes ignorance and bequeaths power of wisdom on His followers.

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    BipolarWitchy Babes,
    In magic Rosemary is used in spells for love protection healing and to improve mental powers . Give a sachet containing Rosemary to encourage a loved one to think of you . Although a stimulating herb placed under the pillow will ensure restful sleep and prevent nightmares and put in bath water will give you a youthful appearance . It is said where Rosemary grows well the woman is the master of the house ,Rosemary grows well wherever there are Witches in the house. Raven

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