Shed September's robe, we are now in October, the days are growing shorter, frost is in the air, and skies are often broodingly gray and dismal, the fallen leaves are rotting on the ground, the growing season has ended in most northern latitude places, and until the last century, man was compelled to hunt and kill in order to survive. Small wonder that October is the month of death.
Death should not be feared. Death is a transformation for either the positive or negative. The experience of the transformation always depends on the energy surrounding the intent. For the greater good, to do better, for self a selfish reason.
October is about the goals you set for yourself back in the spring and summer that concerned your career, personal life and will now come to a head. The bonds have either completed their cycle (the karma is done) or the bonds are becoming both beautiful and deep - heart and soul - flesh and mind.
This is the time of the year you no-longer need to be an achiever. You can slow down, and take a breather. A time to settle down a bit. To be still and away from the noise and sh-- you need to deal with in your daily life, and get centered feel free to go out in nature - take in a big breath in, hold it, release...or just stand close your eyes and feel the warm sun on your skin - a wonderful way to get in touch with earth energy, earth spirituality and your own wild nature.
Follow your happiness, do what makes you happy. How crazy is that?! No one made you go to work at job you go to everyday. No one makes you hang out with the people who bring you down - the choice is yours. Not everyday can be a rainbow day. When the clouds come, and block out the sun, you can use the warm energy within to light the way. When it isn't fine, you might find like minded people come by and make everything okay.
When you do the things you like to do its a productive day. When you spend your time with people you like the day is a joyful one.
What inspires you. Try to incorporate the things that make you content and you will be rewarded. You might discover inner peace. A feel good feeling inside and out.
Eat dessert first, and if you want more dessert, well, no where is it written you have to eat meat and potatoes everyday.
Do what you want as long as it harms none. Don't take on too much, and always expect the unexpected! It is always the little things, the little things that make you smile. The little gestures to let you know you are the one they are thinking of, and everything is okay. May love sprinkle down upon you as you sleep :)
It is my pleasure to announce the Fall Equinox 2015 issue of the Global Goddess Oracle ezine is ready for viewing in its new format. Go to http://globalgoddess.org/theoracle/ and click The Oracle 2015 tab at the top of the page and then select Fall Equinox 2015 from the drop down menu. The issue also includes articles, book reviews, poetry and a ritual. We hope you enjoy the new issue of The Oracle and its new format. We would appreciate feedback and welcome your comments.
Blessings of the Season to you,
Dawn and Bendis
The Oracle Staff
Visions of the future,
visions of old,
through the looking glass,
let my eyes behold,
So Mote it Be!
Coming soon - The Samhain Blog OoooLalala, a Witches New Year is approaching!!!!!!!!!!!!
Samhain Sabbat marks both the end and the beginning of the Wheel of the Year. It is the final Sabbat, and most sacred and magickal night of the year to Witches in many parts of the world.
To learn more about this witchy season check out - Exploring Spellcraft by Gina Dunwich Author of Spell-book http://www.amazon.com/Gerina-Dunwich/e/B001HD071Q
Never apologize to anyone for living life the life you want to live. Just remember the Golden Rule - Harm None. If people don't get it, don't include them. Seek out those who love you. They are always much more fun to be with!
Friends Balance Your Life
Friends are the people you chose to play with. It is important to spend time with those who you care about and who care about you. When you play and laugh you open your self to pouring of healing love.
Friends know who you are and what you're capable of and still accept you in their life. They will be true to you. They give support and make you feel safe, so you can continue on your merry way.
Go have fun with old companion, beloved old friend or a new acquaintance. Friends will remind you how lovable you really are!
Love & Laughter
"Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same." -
Life is about potential and the experience, never the outcome.
Why? Because people do what they do and sh-- happens!
Today is a good day, love, it is all in my mind and heart.
The last New Moon on September 13, 2015 some people after careful consideration made a move toward what they believed to be a new opportunity, relationship or job promotion. But to their surprise the other party involved was in their own beginning, moving from what they thought was all wrong for them to something or someone alright.
We all get caught up in how we want to handle the situation and we forget how the other person wants to deal with it.
If you were blindsided, remember everything happens in life, happens for your benefit - it was suppose to happen. Even if the experience at the time was confusing, the experience happened for a reason. The truth came out.
It can be difficult when you worked hard at your career and then are past over for the promotion or it can be hard on the heart when the person you care for decided on someone else.
This was a transformation you needed to go through. When you come to a fork in the road take it. Uh? Living in the moment means not getting caught up in the outcome and it can be a big gamble. If you live your life with integrity - living in your truth (what is best for YOU and all involved) the path is an easy choice. If not instant gratification so much can and will go wrong.
This Full Blood Moon is the mid-point of the monthly cycle, you will still need to deal with what took place on the New Moon, or ignore what took place - your choice. If there has been an offering of an olive branch worthy of consideration and you want to come to some sort of comprise or understanding you will need to take an action.
Life is full of rejection and disappointments, but if you don't take risks how much fun would life really be?!
Here is a solution you might consider. There is a time and place for everything. If the conflict is small, then by all means solve the difficulties on your lunch break. Those bigger issues privacy is best - one on one, where you can ( effusive) pour forth one's emotions and thoughts freely. The walls have ears :)
If you truly believe in your mind and feel it in your heart that you both have learned something positive from the experience, then come together, forgive, forget, let go to move forward with a more mutual understanding.
Until then, Ladies, don't loose the pretty, and gentlemen behave yourselves.
Light and Love ;)
The fourth and final lunar eclipse in an ongoing tetrad – four lunar eclipses in a row – happens on September 27-28, 2015. Some will call it a Blood Moon.
A Rare Eclipse of a Supermoon
On September 28, 2015, a rare Total Lunar Eclipse of a Super Full Moon will be visible from most of North America, South America, Europe, West Asia and parts of Africa. Here are 11 facts you should know about this eclipse.
Working in harmony with lunar phases, is of the utmost importance in the art of Magick.
There are some Pagans who regard an eclipse to be magicakally significant and preform rituals during them to draw upon their power. Since ancient times, eclipses (both lunar and solar) have been regarded as a bringer of furies of Mother Nature. Medieval lore and many ancient grimoiries warn against the casting of spells or preforming magickal rites. But as the saying goes...to each their own. During this Blood Moon, with a smile, and feeling good, I am just going to say thank you for my blessings, and blow a kiss to the wondrous Super Moon.
As you sleep may love sprinkle down on your dreams :)
Mabon, the Vernal Equinox, or Equal Night is the official beginning of autumn. Annually on this date in the Northern Hemisphere, faces the Sun and receive equal amounts (12 hours each) of daylight and darkness.
Mabon, Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 4:22 AM , marks the second and final time (the first was March 21st) each year that day and night are of equal in length. The autumn day's grow shorter, the nights longer. Now, is the time when the Earth prepares for the departure of the sun's abundant light, warmth, and growth. The planet enters the time when the darkness takes over the light. Tuning into the seasonal activities, the wheel of life connects one with the universal rhythm. Life is continuously changing, evolving, dying, and being re-born. Summer is fading. In the orchards apples dangle, red, gold and ripen. Harvesting the vegetables begins, with tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, beans, potatoes, corn, and all the rest pouring from the garden. We reap what we have sown. http://www.witchskel.com/mabon.html
Below courtesy of Wiccan Beliefs & Practices
This is the Pagan Day of thanksgiving. Any festival of Thanksgiving that may have been celebrated in the new World's Plymouth Colony quite possibly grew out of this original Pagan observance, as the Pilgrim's gave thanks for the success of their previous year's crops. As Pagans, we thank the Goddess for Her abundance of the year and for Her blessings, with part of Mabon ritual feast typically dedicated to the Goddess as sacrifice that is purely symbolic. The sacrifice is the spirit of vegetation.
Mabon decorations could include any of the harvest foods, particularly wheat, corn, apples, grapes, or peaches. The altar candles are usually either dark brown or red. This is a time to be thankful for the blessings of the previous year to accept those things that have been given to you.
We should have one expectation when we pray. Higher Power will be done. Never underestimate prayer. The unseen powers know what we need, even when we think we do. We have all prayed for something in earnest and found the need was only a want for the moment. Prayers are always acknowledged. Prayers never go unanswered.
Take a moment to say thank you for the unanswered prayers in your life. The people, place or thing you prayed for in earnest. If you had received it...you wouldn't be where you are today.
Life is for the living. I never regret anything I try. The truth of the outcome has always set me free!
***A Week of Love - Makes Life Better***
My childhood FRIENDS have my back. They know me and my attitude - This too shall pass, and it did. :)
Energize - that which makes you energized. Focus on what makes you energized. Become the light in your life to remove negative energy.
Set your life on fire, seek those who fan your flames.
Love & Laughter!
Clear Skies...Clear Thinking
Libra is the sign is Justice holding the scales. The Supreme Court does convene on the first Monday in October when the Sun is in Libra, and Librans are often attracted to the law.
The Queen of Swords is the stern but fair feminine power, able to both give and take. Just as the King of Swords is upon the very threshold of the Mountain tops, where the heights aspire to light and Air, so is the Queen upon the Cliff-tops of the Sea, where Air and Water meet. Both are an acknowledged leader in their field; their authority is no guise.
Magic of the Black Candle - light a black candle and say a prayer to absorb negative energy.
The Planet Venus and the sign Libra (the Balance) rules birthday falling between September 21st and October 20th.
Chills sweep across October's path,
Bright fires welcome on the hearth;
And by the hearth, domestic, staid,
Sits Cinderella, Libra maid.
While sisters type and act and teach,
While brothers have their training each,
Somehow, when Libra's turn is here,
There's no cash left for her career.
Is Libra filled with blank dismay?
No! While she longed to sing or play
(She's musical) her thoughts are bent
On sheltered ways and home content.
Domestic tasks don't make her wince.
Her dreams float softly round a prince,
And she will gladly spend her life
Being a helpful, thrifty wife.
She really loves to polish up
A bit of brass or a wash cup.
And if her chatter chiefly rings
Of brass and cups and such-like things,
Of Mother's cold and Baby's fall,
And why the baker didn't call,
She's still - and so we always tell her-
Our Loving, winsome Cinderella!
Libra Men -
The October Man (with a birthday between September 21st and October 20th) has Charm - with a capital C. He simply captivates you with his gaiety and he is always a social success. Don't be disappointment if he often wants to join a party when you rather be alone with him.
He is devoted and tender mate, very chivalrous and kind. You must not expect him, after marriage, to change into a masterful he-man! He will always be inclined to leave the big decisions to you. He hates quarrels and will do almost anything for peace.
Air people have a mental outlook. Extroverted Thinking
The Air sign Libra, is specially linked with the mind and mental things. Air people above all, think. When a new idea or experience comes, they ask, "Is it intellectually sound? Is it logical?
Consequently they are not particularly practical. Their feelings and their spiritual side must bow to their intelligence. They are natural teachers, philosophers and reasoners and their heads gain the victory over their hearts. Libra is a most charming and ingratiating trait. This is a sweet sign.
It is as if the cool, crisp breezes of autumn abroad on the land were blowing away the summer dust and fuzzy cobwebs in our minds, allowing us to see more clearly. It is also true Libra is literally the time of turbulent air and hurricanes, and tornadoes occur frquently when planets are in Libra.
Libra is the seventh sign of the Zodiac. It is the sign that is introduced by the autumnal equinox. When the Sun enters 0 Libra, there is equal day and night once again, but now, the Sun is headed south of the Equator, and the days will gradually shorten and the nights grow longer until the longest night, the winter solstice. Libra is the first month of fall, and the first month of any season is characterized by much enthusiasm and excitement at the changes taking place in the Earth.
Predictions - (I will post more predictions this weekend)
September 23 to October 2 planet the Moon
A strong sense of justice causes persons during this period to go "all out". Sympathy goes to the extremes because of the Luna influence.
October 3 to October 12 planet Saturn
This entry isn't easy for me to write, but write I must. With the permission of my co-worker I'd like to share his story.
After work I sat by the river's edge when my co-worker sat down close beside me. I could sense his sadness. He asked for a cigarette, and I obliged. I stayed silent and waited for him to tell me what was troubling his mind and heart.
Finally, he said his friend died Saturday night.
"Let me guess," I said, "pills and booze?"
"Yes," he replied. "An overdose, not suicide."
I told him his friend wasn't a down and out druggy, he was just trying to keep up on the demands life put on him. His Soul needed a rest. My co-worker explained his friend was twenty one and that his mother counted on him for care. He was working a couple of jobs. Saturday night was suppose to be a night out with the boys to unwind. Well, to me a simple choice of having fun, changed the course of a lot of lives last Saturday night. I hope your choices were worth the price.
My co-worker took some solace that his friend died the most peaceful way. His eyes closed lost in his dreams. We discussed methods he could say a personal good bye to his friend on the physical plane. And how he could include his friend's spirit in his life as he journeyed forward on his path.
This young man was only twenty one...twenty one. To truly appreciate the loss, think back to what you were doing when you were at that age, and how much living you've done since then. That young man will not experience what you have. He doesn't have the choices you still do.
The moral of the story is today, if you find yourself wallowing, or becoming upset over petty sh-- that you thought would go one way and went another, you still might have tomorrow to turn the situation around. If it is not worth the stress and the reality of it all is before you, maybe it is time to let go. Honestly, see the person, place or thing as it really is, not the way you want it to be. Try to appreciate what is given. It is what it is.
Life is a bitch! Life is trial and error and practice makes perfect. There is always something to learn from the experience. There are so many what if''s in life. If you want peace, love and laughter you have to work at seeing the good in it, and doing the right thing. Which isn't always easy - we want we want. It is not always right in front of you. All that glitters isn't gold. So, you might need to search for the silver lining.
***Thanks for the view of the pond and my other most favorite thing to watch. Both brought me a smile. Love & Laughter to you All!
Last night, someone who normally wouldn't give me the time a day approached me and asked if I was having fun yet? I am going to assume it was because of the blog I wrote below or a video I liked on Youtube for a friend to brighten up their evening. To answer inquiring minds, no I did not have fun. From nine am to nine pm, I had people attempting to knock me off balance. Some succeed, other did not. What I did find was inner contentment spending time with a my Dad, a couple of good friend and my horse Shady. I hope some day you to can master inner contentment. Until then, today is a brand new day, with new opportunities for peace and happiness.
Smiles & Sunshine.
Knowledge is Power:
Wiccans and Pagans have an animal companion that they consider their familiar. A familiar is part of the family.
A familiar is often defined as an animal with whom we have a magical connection. If an animal has appeared in your life unexpectedly -- such as a stray cat that appears regularly, for instance -- it's possible that the animal may have been drawn to you magickally!
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