Happy Full Moon

Blessings of the Moon of the Falling Leaves in the sign of Aries.
May you release that which no longer serves with grace, 
allowing the space for future renewal.

(photo © K.Omini, Getty Images)

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Happy Sharad Navratri

The nine-day Hindu festival of Navaratri begins on September 29th, 2019.  In the Sharad Navaratri, nine forms of Shakti/Devi are honored.  Each region in India celebrates this festival in their own tradition's manner, but in some areas three days each are dedicated to Durga, Lakshmi and Sarasvati. This holiday culminates on the tenth day with the observance of Vijayadashami.

(Goddess Durga/Getty Images)

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Equinox Blessings

Happy Equinox!
May Light and Dark be balanced in Beauty.

(© art by Severine Pinaux, copyright reserved)

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Harvest Moon

Happy Harvest Moon  in Pisces!
May both your inner and outer world harvests be blessed.

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Earth Prayer

Cover my Earth Mother four times with many flowers.
Let the heavens be covered with the banked-up clouds.
Let the earth be covered with fog; cover the earth with rains.
Great waters, rains, cover the earth.  Lighting cover the earth.
Let thunder be heard over the earth; let thunder be heard;
Let thunder be heard over the six regions of the earth.
Zuni Prayer

(© photo P. Oldham)

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News: Artemis in Amarynthos

From the article:

"A partially preserved inscription linking Artemis with the ancient town of Amarynthos was found in Paleochoria, Evia, 2 km east of the modern-day town with the same name, the Ministry of Culture said on Monday. The fragmentary inscription, '… of Artemis in Amarynthos', was reused in a Roman-era fountain, confirming that the foundations of the building in Paleochoria were related to the sanctuary of the goddess Artemis, first mentioned in Linear B tablets found in the Mycenaean palace of Thebes as 'a-ma-ru-to'."


Full Moon Blessings

Happy Full Moon in Aquarius.
May Her blessings flow freely upon you!

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Hail Hekate

"Asteria of happy name, whom Perses once led to his great house to be called his dear wife. And she conceived and bore Hekate whom Zeus the son of Kronos honoured above all. He gave her splendid gifts, to have a share of the Earth and the unfruitful Sea. She received honour also in starry Heaven, and is honoured exceedingly by the deathless gods. For to this day, whenever any one of men on earth offers rich sacrifices and prays for favour according to custom, he calls upon Hekate. Great honour comes full easily to him whose prayers the goddess receives favourably, and she bestows wealth upon him; for the power surely is with her."

(quote: Hesiod, Theogony, 404 ff, trans. Evelyn-White; marble relief from Crannon, Thessaly, 4th century BCE. The British Museum.)

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News: Guray Museum

From the article:

"The Güray Museum, an underground museum located in the Avanos district of Nevşehir province, is showcasing a number of 7,000-year-old figurines... 'The oldest of the pieces dates back to the 5th century B.C., making these artworks approximately 7,000 years old. They are actually mother goddess figurines, which are unique to the eastern Anatolia region. They bear the influences of mostly Northern Syria and the Mesopotamia,' said archaeologist Burcu Tüysüz."


Blessings of the Harvest Season

Wherever this harvest season leads you, may you 
be blessed with the abundance to share with all.

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Artemis and Apollo Statues Unearthed on Crete

From the article:

"The Chania Ephorate of Antiquities will present a group of small sculptures portraying the twin gods Artemis and Apollo, on Wednesday, July 24, at the Archaeological Museum of Crete.The Ephorate’s announcement states “Artemis, the protector goddess of Aptera, is made of copper, while her twin brother Apollo, is made of marble. The goddess stands on an elaborate box-shaped copper base and is depicted in intense stride, wearing a short, slender chiton, and she is ready to shoot. Although Apollo is depicted in a more modest way, his attitude conveys internal tension.”


Full Moon Blessings

Happy Buck Moon and Eclipse in Capricorn!
May the beauty of the Earth and Moon 
always bring deep connection and peace.

(© photo by Larry Ditto)

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Happy Solstice!

Blessings of the Summer Solstice!
May the rays of the sun bring healing and joy.

(photo  © D. Lyons)

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