Full Moon Blessings

Blessings of the Frost/Beaver Moon in the sign of Taurus.  
May the visions you hold for the future be manifested on earth in beauty.

(photo © Susan Lu/pixabay)

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Dia de los Muertos

Many blessings on this Dia de los Muertos.
May you walk with the wisdom of your ancestors.

(© art by Ari de la Mora, copyright reserved)

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News: 2nd Century statue of Goddess Cybele found in Plovdiv

From the article:
"Archaeologists working at the Forum site in Bulgaria’s city of Plovdiv have found a marble statuette of the Roman goddess Cybele . . The statuette is believed to date from the second century CE and was part of the pantheon of Philippopolis, an ancient name of Plovdiv, during the Roman era. . .In Roman mythology, Cybele was the universal mother, not only of the gods, but also of all humans, animals and plant life. Her equivalent in Greek mythology was Rhea."


Happy Diwali

Abundant Blessings of the Festival of Lights!

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Earth Prayer

Let us give thanks for the world around us,
Thanks for all the creatures, stones and plants.
Let us learn their lessons and seek their truths,
So that their path might be ours,
And we might live in harmony, a better life.
May the Earth continue to live,
May the heavens above continue to live,
May the rains continue to dampen the land,
May the wet forests continue to grow,
Then the flowers shall bloom
And we people shall live again.
(Traditional Hawaiian prayer)

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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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