Its a lovely adjunct to give me a jump start to my day, to add simple ritual, and to enjoy the presence of Goddess in my life. Banba and her sisters are the daughters of Ernmas, a mother Goddess, who is also the mother of another triad of Goddesses—Badb, Macha, and Anu, also known as the Morrigan. Bring them into the magic circle, present them with ritual tools, let them choose a magical name, and then give them permission to participate as a full adult in all your rituals to come. The themes for this goddess are victory, banishing, protection, and overcoming. The Clavie's remaining ashes are gathered by people as an anticurse amulet. So, when you dismantle your Yule tree, keep a jar full of its needles handy.
Or, to generate beauty within and without, soak in a bath of Epsom salts while listening to guitar music. From her celestial home, Callisto stands ready to protect us in the new year and provide us with adaptability as a coping mechanism. Finally, meditate on the feminine aspects of yourself and the divine a good time to do this is during your morning shower, or while driving to work. In , author Patricia Telesco has amassed historical, thematic, and symbolic information in the form of a daily devotional. To Do Today: Put on some uplifting music while you get dressed this morning. To commemorate this and honor Irene, extend the hand of truce to someone with whom you've been bickering.
To try this yourself, slice up a peach frozen if necessary and add it to the heated vinegar peach tea bags work, too, and release a nice fragrance. There are also mini-rituals not weird at all that you can do if you please. The old now departs; Gamelia, refresh my heart. Traditional offerings to Jana included wine, incense, and barley. Or, take a broom clockwise around your house, sweeping inward toward a central spot to gather her beneficent energies.
On a piece of white paper draw a peace sign. Think of your home and possessions as the land she guards. So there it is the tip of the day; just enjoy honey and milk, and ask Holy Spirit during meditation about promises for your life. Art depicts Ganga as beautiful, controlling the makara, a sea monster on which she stands , with water flowing all around her. They guarded the gates of Mount Olympus to ensure that all who passed had good-intentioned hearts. Lucina is a roman goddess. I found some information lacking, and some dates that didn't really seem to match up with the Goddess listed for that day.
Other topics include the element of Air, Charity, Karma, Maturity, Protection, Rest, Sexuality, Wealth, and many more. A goddess for every day of the year. First of all, there's a lot of inaccurate information. The day of July 29 is about the 'goddess' Voluspa. Dag, May 14 is actually not a goddess at all but a god.
Lots of great activities, and wonderful cross-referenced appendicies in the back that make this book functional for a wide variety of goals and needs. What a woe, and how deep, Is thy death to my long mourning soul! In Irish tradition, she protected the land from invaders. This is a wonderful starting place. For increased discernment to guide your actions in the months ahead, go outside with a silver-toned coin. Instead of this imaginary figure, we turn to Arachne to help us take the strands of our fate in hand and begin weaving a year filled with goddess energy.
Many compare it to walking up to a stranger on the street and asking them for a favor. Patricia Telesco has researched goddesses from around the world, posting them on the day people celebrate them. Old to new, old to new, Kupala, my heart renew. To Do Today: In 1920, The League of Nations was founded on this date to encourage harmony between nations. In works of art, Vesta was never shown directly but always depicted her in veils, possibly to honor her importance in Roman society. She is also sometimes shown as a cat-woman, which represents her yin energy and connection with sorcery.
To Do Today:In India, people gather on the river Ganges on this day to bathe in the waters for health, protection, and for forgiveness from ten sins. If you want a fertile garden, for example, cast this spell in your garden; for fertile ideas, perform it in your study. I enjoy using this book as a daily reminder of the many faces and energies of the Goddess. In March 2012 her husband, Paul Telesco, was diagnosed with a tumor on his brain stem. Legend has it Ganga came to earth upon hearing the cries of people who were dying from drought. On this day the Scots burn a pole attached to a barrel of tar a Clavie and take it around town to banish evil influences, especially magical ones. In Norway, today marks the official end of the Yule season.
To improve your awareness of personal lunar attributes sensitivity, intuition, and the like , burn a stick of jasmine incense or any sweet scent and meditate. For the once proud people of Banba! To Do Today: In Korea, the festival of Chilseong-je begins at midnight with an offering of white rice and water to the seven stars Ursa Major. It's a decent book if you want to learn little snippets about the different goddesses worshiped around the world but it's far from comprehensive and doesn't go into nearly as much detail as I was expecting. Gather a pinch of dirt from near your residence, take it inside, and keep it in a special spot. For example, if you're looking for a devotional or ritual dealing with the theme of change, several dates are provided.
To direct your spiritual focus toward the goddess, wear something woven today, or display it proudly. In anger, Athena destroyed the girl's tapestry. Shiva divided Ganga into seven streams so she would not flood the earth upon her arrival. He rides the horse Skinfaxi, who brings the day to earth. Part of this stream remained in the heavens as the Milky Way, and the rest flows through India as the river Ganges, where the goddess lives. Thou are lovely, O Banba! Her strongest beliefs lie in following personal vision, being tolerant of other traditions, making life an act of worship, and being the magic! To protect your home for the rest of the year, use a kazoo or other noise maker pots with wooden spoons work well.