Patty L. Fletcher
B/C *Before Campbell September 2009*
March 21 2016
Inspired by lessons taken thanks to the Sisters of the Burning Branch
I shared this day and its meaning with someone the other day and they wrote back to say…
“I’m not on the moon.”
At first I felt humor then the realization of their ignorance sank in.
After I composed myself and got over wanting to say, “Yeah probably you are.”
‘That wouldn’t have been at all being impeccable with my word’
I wrote back and said, “Well, the power is in the Moon, and you have to draw it from there.”
They couldn’t get that. Whether it frightened them to think I might be right, or whether their fear of it came from deep seeded teachings that it was evil and to be shunned, I do not know. I only know it was obvious that fear it they did.
I was so lost in that way for so long, and then I visited the ocean with my then Fiancé Donnie, Step Son Little D and our good friend Old Man Bob.
The connection of the Earth, Sea, and Moon triangle I experienced there, took hold and Thank the Goddess that when it began to speak to me again later in my life I did not ignore. Honestly I believe
I have been on my path since that day. The voices within the Sea were sad, frightening beautiful and awesome all at once. The power in the pull of the Moon on the Earth I felt any time I sat listening and allowing the power to surround me was incredible, and the connection of the three was something I now hope to only become better at feeling.
I will never forget being in the swimming pool at the hotel. Donnie, Little D and I had been playing keep-away with a big beach ball! There were other guests floating round on large flotation devices chatting with one another.
Soon we began to realize that the ball and other flotation devices were moving toward the ocean end of the pool. We all got out, taking our balls and floaties with us, and waited for the water to be still. Then one by one we added a device back to the water, watching in awe as they one by one were pulled down to the end of the pool closest to the ocean front and the water there. I remember tears filling my eyes as I felt that first pull.
That night as everyone in my traveling party slept I began to acknowledge the Goddess. I sat on the deck of my hotel room and listened to the music of the Sea, felt her pull, then felt the Moon as she showed above me and the water. I needed no physical vision to see her brightness and feel her power. It was all there for me in my third eye and how frightened of that I was.
When I came home I never stopped having that desire yet I feared, ignored, and went out of my way to avoid it. It was years and many adventures later that I found her again but from that moment in September 2009 onward, I never lost the desire for true Goddess Spirit and Love.
Blessings have never stopped pouring in on me since that magnificent day not so long ago.
Thank You Grandmother Moon and the Weekly Feast
### GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Moon Day
*When? (Monday 12-AM to 12-AM)
* Where? (The Moon)
Spells and rituals involving the Earth Element should be performed when the Moon is in an Earth sign: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn.
Energy: Female Ruler: The Moon – Rules emotions, protection, healing, and women’s mysteries – Use for magick involving the subconscious, healing, emotions, love, spirituality, healing wounds, children, small animals, women’s mysteries, the female side of men, mothers, sisters, female partners, wives, instincts
Today’s Magickal Influences: Agriculture, Domestic, Long Life, Medicine, Travels, Visions, Theft
Today’s Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast
Perfumes: White Poppy, White Rose, Wallflower
Color of The Day: Silver, Grey, White
Colors for Tomorrow: Red
Lucky Sign: Monday Is The Lucky Day For The Sign of Cancer
Cooking on Monday will improve magics for creativity, insight, maternal nature, and goddess-related efforts. ~Quote from Magickal Martha
Monday – Day of Emotions ( Day of the Moon )
Monday Magick Power Hours: Moonrise. Key Words:
Magick, dreams, health, love, home and family In the word Monday, we can see part of the word Moon. In the romance languages such as Italian or Spanish, this day of the week is called Lunes and clearly relates to the word lunar. On Mondays, a variety of magick may be worked.
Because Monday centers on the energies of the Moon, things like psychism, dreams, feminine energy, health, success in spiritual pursuits, domestic matters, and things of family origin are especially important this day.
Mondays are best for love magick and anything concerning home or family, thus old saying, Mondays child is fair of face, which seems clearly to relate to the themes of love and health.
Angels of Monday are Gabriel, Arcan, Missabu, and Abuzaha. Arcan is known as the king of the angels of air and the “ruler” of Monday. Abuzaha (Abuzohar) serves Monday, and is very responsive to invocations and ritual magick. Missabu is a ministering angel of Arcan.
Monday is the Best Day For: Conjurations, Predictions, Knowledge, Writing, Eloquence. Planetary Association: Moon Norse Deity Associated With the Day: Frigga Origin of Name: “Monday” is short for “Moon Day” in honor of the day’s alignment with that planetary body.
Deities: Thoth, Selene: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya, Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret [Hathor]Monday is the day of moon goddesses Selene, Luna and Mani. Meaning “day of the moon” the name reflects the ancient observance of feast days dedicated to the Moon Goddess or to the planet. Focus on lunar energies, psychic development, dream or astral work, intuition, family, or spirituality.
Incense: Cinnamon, Cinquefoil Aromas: Sweetpea, Lavender, Mastic, Frankincense, Cloves
Plants: Wintergreen and other mints, catnip, comfrey, sage, chamomile
Use for magick involving mental issues, learning, higher education, addictions, communications, travel, young people, messages, perception, self-expression, artists, poets, and writers. Marriage, emotional love, family, childbirth, prophecy.
Spells involving emotions, the subconscious,domestic issues and feminine issues. Also, a good day for psychic pursuits and dream work.Childbearing and family life, purity and virginity, healing, wisdom, intuition
Metal: Silver Gemstones: Pearl, opal, moonstone Associations: Childbearing and family life, purity and virginity, healing, wisdom, intuition
Best Colors for today are Silver, white, light blue, Pearls, Creams, Grays, Pale Pinks, Pale Violets, and Pale Blues.
Check whether the moon is waning or waxing to determine what your spell will be. During waning moons, do spells to rid yourself of obstacles or for wisdom and protection. During waxing moons do magic for increase of any kind or to draw something into your life.
On Mondays, the best hour to work is moonrise. Get this information from your local newspaper, astrological calendar, or almanac.
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What Did I Learn From Writing?
As I read, I thought about my journey thus far. I thought about all the churches I’ve attended studied with and even for a time joined. I believe there are some where my name is still on the role, and that is fine by me.
Let us speak of just one of them. My most recent stint with a church was the Mormon Faith, and honestly they’re what led me to my current path, and thankful for it I truly am.
When you read of today and what it is for, if you know anything of the Mormons you know what today is. Today is ‘Family Day’ I used to love this the best, and tried as much as was possible to in some way observe this. Many even in my own family, even though all professed to want to draw closer together shunned this practice due to the Faith from which it came. I find that a very sad and common occurrence in all things.
My current chosen Faith gives some pause as well. I say to you all, Blessid Be there is no wrong way, no right way, only a way.
“We all look at the same Moon”
“So it is written so shall it be. So Mote it be and Blessid Be.”