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Monday, January 16, 2017

2017 Sabbats & Full Moons

 FULL MOONS 
January 12
                                 NEW MOONS
                    January 28
February 10                   February 26
March 12                   March 28
April 11                  April 26
May 10                  May 25
June 9                 June 24
July 9                July 23
August 7               August 21
 September 6              September 20
 October 5             October 19
 November 4            November 18
 December  3            December 18

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Samhain Third Harvest

October 31
Yule  Winter Solstice

December 21
Imbolc Imbolg

February 2
Ostara Spring Equinox

March 21
Beltane May Day

May 1
Litha Midsummer/Summer Solstice
June 21
Lammas Lughnasadh/First Harvest

August 1
Mabon  Autumn Equinox/Second Harvest

 September 21

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Birthday Blessings!


Just a quick shout out to my lovely little (although not so "little" anymore) god-daughter Kylianna who celebrated her 11th birthday this past week. I am so very proud of this gal. She is definitely growing up too quickly.  LOL!!!

My Kyli-girl!

Kyli and her little sister Kayleigha loving on her beloved cat, Neicy

Kyli with her mom, Brit


Next week, I am planning to take her out to her favorite place to eat for lunch, Applebees. 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Update to our blog ...


Greetings everyone and Happy Saturday!!  Just a quick message regarding our blog - I have recently added a playlist feature from Hypster.com for your enjoyment. It is turned on automatically when you open our blog link up BUT if you do not wish to hear the music you may feel free to STOP the playlist by CLICKING on the PAUSE button on the left-hand side at the bottom of the playlist box. If you scroll down the blog page, the playlist is to the right-hand side of the NetworkedBlogs widget/feature. 

The song list includes:

Loreena McKennitt
   "The Mummer's Dance," "Marco Polo," and  "All Soul's Night"
 Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac
   "Nightbird," "Rhiannon (live version)," "Sisters of the Moon," and "Crystal," and "Never Going Back Again"
Van Morrison's "Into the Mystic"
Sophie B. Hawkins - "As I Lay Me Down"
The Beatles - "In My Life"
Songs from "The Craft"& "Practical Magic" ~
   Jewel - "Under the Water"
   Lisa Hall - "Is This Real?"
   Matthew Sweet - "Dark Secret"
   Juliana Hatfield - "The Witches Song"
   Love Spit Love - "How Soon is Now?"
  Evanescence - "Bring Me to Life"

And, a selection of Celtic songs by Connie Dover and Kevin Burke 
    
Brightest Blessings All!!!!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Fun Friday! ("Ho Hey" by The Lumineers)



Throwback Thursday


 Well my friends, it has been a while since I shared a 'Throwback Thursday' post with everyone so here goes ...  :)

 An old pic of me officiating for Lady Sabrina Rhiannon in 2003. She is a Wiccan High Priestess who married a Christian and so she decided to have an inter-faith ceremony. Ironically, it was held at the little Sunday School which I grew up in.

Me hanging out with friends in 1992 ...

in 2002 ...

and in 2009!

Posing for a pic in my first apartment in Shillington, PA (a suburb right outside of Reading, PA) while having lunch with a very dear friend of mine in 1991.


Until next time, Brightest Blessings!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Drawing Down The Moon



Blessed be thy feet, that have brought thee in these ways.
Blessed be thy knees, that shall kneel at the sacred altar.
Blessed be thy womb, without which we would not be.
Blessed be thy breasts, formed in beauty.
Blessed be thy lips that shall utter the Sacred Names.

We invoke thee and call upon thee, Mighty Mother of us all,
Bringer of all fruitfulness: by seed and root, by bud and stem,
By leaf and flower and fruit, by life and love do we invoke thee
To descend upon the body of this thy servant and Priestess.

Hail Diana! From the Amalthean Horn
Pour forth thy store of love; we lowly bend
Before thee, we adore thee to the end,
With loving sacrifice thy shrine adorn.

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Of the Mother darksome and divine
Mine the scourge, and mine the kiss;
The five-point star of love and bliss-
Here I charge you, in this sign.


All ye assembled in my sight,
Bow before my spirit bright
Aphrodite, Arionhod.
Lover of the Horned God,

Mighty Queen of Witchery and night,
Morgan, Etoine, Nisene,
Diana, Bridgid, Melusine,
Am I named of old by men,

Artemis and Cerridwen,
Hell’s dark mistress, Heaven’s queen.
Ye who would ask of me a rune,
Or who would ask of me a boon,

Meet in some secret glade,
Dance in my round in green wood shade,
By the light of the Full Moon.
In a place, wild and lone

Dance about mine altar stone;
Work my holy mystery.
Ye who are feign to sorcery,
I bring ye secrets yet unknown.

No more shall ye know slavery,
Who give true worship unto me.
Ye who tread my round on Sabbat night,
Come ye all naked to the rite,

In token that ye be really free.
I teach ye the mystery of rebirth,
Work ye my mysteries in mirth.

Heart joined to heart and lip to lip,
Five are the points of fellowship,
That bring ye ecstasy on earth,
For I am the circle of rebirth.

I ask no sacrifice, but do bow,
No other Law but love I know,
By naught but love may I be known.
All things living are mine own,

From me they come, to me they go.
I invoke Thee and call upon Thee
Mighty Mother of us all.
Bringer of Fruitfulness by seed and by root.

I invoke Thee by stem and bud.
I invoke Thee by life and love
And call upon thee to descent into the body

Of this Thy Priestess and Servant.

Hear with her ears, speak with her tongue,
Touch with her hands, kiss with her lips,
That thy servants may be fulfilled.

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http://sacredwicca.jigsy.com/drawing-down-the-moon

Friday, January 6, 2017

About judging others ...



Social media. At times, it can be quite the insane circus between people who like to air both their private lives and their opinions for better or worse. I see it all of the time on Facebook and here in blogland as well. 

I am (and always have been) of the opinion that if you do not like what you read, then MOVE ON. If you disagree so strongly with what someone has to say that it irritates you to the point where feel the need to get nasty and/or confrontational, then just leave and get over it. Forget it and, again, move on! We all know what they say about opinions and what exactly is the point of arguing with people? After all, what good can ever truly come of insults and accusations except breeding more negativity and nastiness?

Why am I writing about this subject, you may ask? Well, very recently, a good blogger friend of mine was so badly verbally attacked for his opinions (in this case, by a fanatical Christian) that I feel it is a subject worth talking about. The way I feel about it is that NO ONE is in the position to judge others, most especially people whom they have never met except through social media. Someone who they do not know personally and have no idea about that person's personal life. 

For example, my friend Mohave Rat has a blog named, "Mohave Rats' Two Cents Worth."  Besides the fact that he has always been nothing BUT polite and respectful of me, my religion and my opinions regardless of our individual personal beliefs, I like reading his blog mainly because I rather enjoy his posts about his own opinions about life, etc. He is forthright and honest in his personal opinions as well as a very intelligent man. I have always enjoyed a good conversation backed with facts about history and such so his blog very much appeals to me personally speaking. 

Furthermore, I do not judge others BY the opinions of others. We were born with the freedom to think, act and deduct for ourselves. We may not have the ability to control how others treat us, but we certainly have the ability to control how we react to it.