God Angi  

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He is the element and god of fire. He protects mankind from the darkness and is largely seen as a good force. It is he who carries burnt offerings to the other gods in heaven. But he also has a destructive side. When born he turned both parents into ashes. He also eats or cremates the body on the pyre. It is Angi who helps dead souls by purifying them after death.

Further reading (free e-books):

Howard Phillips Lovecraft - Cool Air
Morwyn - The Golden Dawn
Aleister Crowley - To Man

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Goddess Crone  

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The Dark Mother is the most misunderstood of the triple aspects of the Goddess. Her color is Black and she absorbs everything, including light and life. The dark of the Moon is Her time, the Abyss and darkness of space is Her home. Her number is nine, symbolizing wisdom and sacred magick. Nine is also the number of completion and the completion of beginnings is the Crone's place in the cycle of birth-life-death.

The greatest fear in Western Society is the fear of death and so many have turned away from this face of our Mother. We see this in our fevered need for eternal "youth and beauty" (as defined by society) and in the medical community's fight against aging and death. Who among us had not had a friend or family member kept "alive" on life support long after the soul has left the body to resume its journey?

We also see this turning away in the way this country treats its elderly. At a time of life in which a person should be venerated for wisdom and knowledge they could pass on to the young ones among us, the elderly are at best "taken care of" (read: loss of privacy, dignity and freedom) or at worst completely ignored. Advanced age should be a time to look forward to in our lives. We should be able to look back and remember all that has happened to us with wisdom and good humor. We should be given the chance to relax and rest and contemplate our lives in preparation of a joyful reunion with the Dark Mother, come to take us into Her starry womb once more. Instead, because we don't build a comfortable relationship with the Crone early in our lives, near the end all we feel is frustration and fear.

How do we build a relationship with the Crone, this Dark Mother who upholds the laws of life and death with a rigorous need for balance that may seem so many times harsh to us? Forest we must realize that Death is not the only domain of the Crone. Endings of all sorts fall under Her sway, and endings always lead to new beginnings.

You can get in touch with the Crone during many transitional periods in your life; during the ending of relationships or jobs, when you need to regroup your energies, at the end of a project or problem, even when you are getting your garden ready for the winter. The Dark Mother also covers trance states, spirit communication, and prophecy. Menopause is also a time to learn about the Crone aspect of the Goddess.

Crone magick is not all that different from Her other three aspects, one must simply remember that the Crone is not a Goddess of birth, but the harvesting and resting of all life. One may use meditation, candle burning and other general tools of magick to draw Her energies near. Her power may be called upon with dark candles such as black, dark blues, or deep purples. Another of Her magickal domains is retribution, but you must be certain that you are justified in your need. D o not ask for revenge (remember the Low of Three!), do not be specific in anything that you want done. Simply lay the problem before Her and allow Her to decide whether or not there has been a true imbalance of justice.

At the Winter Solstice, you can burn white, red and black candles to be reminded that everything is born, lives and dies to be born again.

In the end, all must confront the Dark Mother, willing or unwillingly. How much better it would be to realize that She is not to be dreaded, a figure in black come to take us away from all we know and love, but a loving Goddess come to take us home so that we may rest and revive and begin our journey on the Wheel of Life once more.

by Lilith Silverhair

Further reading (free e-books):

Aleister Crowley - Rosa Coeli
Francesca De Grandis - Be A Goddess
Francesca De Grandis - Goddess Initiation

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Goddesses For Every Occasion  

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Sunday - Sunne, Frau Sonne, Aditi, Amaterasu, Arinna, Izanami, Ochumare
Monday - Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gealach, Ida, Artemis, Yemaya, Erzulie
Tuesday - Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman
Wednesday - Isis, Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya, Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique
Thursday - Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Waresa, Ishtar
Friday - Freya, Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Eve, Venus, Isis, Diana, Chalchiuhtlique
Saturday - Ops, Rhea, Tellus mater, Gaia, Eartha, Ge, Ashera, the Shekinah, Mary, Demeter, Herodias

Goddesses of the Zodiac:

Aries = Athena, The Morrigan, Minerva
Taurus = Hathor, Isis, Io, Venus, Selene
Gemini = Kali, Parvati, Tefnut, Leda
Cancer = Ix Chel, Ida, Selene, Luna
Leo = Arinna, Cybele, Neshto, Juno
Virgo = Kwan Yin, Bel, Inanna, Diana, Ishtar
Libra = Ishtar, Aphrodite, Dike, Themis
Scorpio = Pele, Tiamat, Ishara, Selket
Sagittarius = Artemis, Diana, Pingala
Capricorn = Awehai, Ida, Amalthea, Vesta
Aquarius = Mawu, Cybele, Sophia, Iris, Juno
Pisces = Nammu, Anuit, Aphrodite, Dione

Goddesses of the Month:

January = Juno, Hera, Hestia, Brigid
February = Brigid, White Buffalo Woman, Juno Februa
March = Ra-Nuit, Artemis, Minerva
April = Aphrodite, Ishtar, Artemis, Astarte, Eostre
Venus, Terra , Erzulie
May = Maia, Flora, Tanith, Bel, Mary, Hera
June = Ishtar, Athena,Demeter,Juno,Persephone,Luna Hera Mawu
July = Ishtar, Apet, Athena, Demeter, Persephone,Spider Woman.
August = Ishtar, Ceres, Lakshmi, Hesperus
September= Hathor, Ishtar, Yemaya, Menkhet, Pomona
October = Hathor, Demeter, Ceres, the Horae
November = Sekhmet, Demeter, Diana, Kali, Astrae
December = Vesta, Hestia, Befana, Sekhmet, Oya

Hestia 26 December - 22 January
Bridhe 23 January - 19 February
Moura 20 February - 19 March
Columbina 20 March - 17 April
Maia 18 April - 15 May
Hera 16 May - 12 June
Rosea 13 June - 10 July
Kerea 11 July - 8 August
Hesperis 9 August - 5 September
Mala 6 September - 2 October
Hathor 3 October - 30 October
Cailleach/Samhain 31 October- 27 November
Astraea 28 November - 25 December

Goddesses for the days of the Moon/month:

01. (new moon) Hathor, Isis, Anahit, Selene, Juno, Lucina, Luna, Re, Blodeuwedd.
02. Selene, Luna, the Mothers, Gos, Arstat, Saoka
03. Athena, the Witch of Gaeta, Rata
04. Hathor, Isis, Selene, Luna
05. Maat, the Erinyes, Eric, Terra, the Eumenides
06. Artemis, Erzulie, the Mothers
07. the Sabbatu, Leto, Luna, Arstat
08. Selene, Luna, Ata Bey
09. Rhea, Selene, Spider Woman
10. Anahit, Anaitis, White Buffalo Calf Woman
11. Kista, Athena, Minerva, Sophia, Changing Woman
12. Demeter, Oddudua, Dikaiosune
13. The Muses, Diana, Oya, the Corn Mothers
14. Ishtar, Selene, Gos, Aida Wedo, the Lady, the Great Mother
15. Ishtar, Luna, Mene, Anna Perenna, Mary, Hina, Arianrhod, Aradia, Diana, Cybele, Mah
16. Levanah, Selene, Luna, Kwan Yin, Chalchiuhtlique
17. Ashi Vanguhi, Arstat, Kista, Demeter, Luna, Aida Wedo
18. Ochumare, Mawu, Copper Woman
19. The Manes, Ashi Vanguhi, Minerva
20. Selene, Tonantzin, Coatlique, Mary
21. Drvaspa, Hera, Athene, Medusa
22. Re, Gealach, Rhiannon, Selene, Mayauel
23. Venus, Aphrodite, Oshun, Erzulie, Freya, Xochiquetzl
24. Daena, Kista, Ochumare, Maat, Sophia, Chang-O
25. Ashi Vanguhi, Ard, Kista, Athena
26. Arstat, Cerridwen, Copper Woman, Mother Holle
27. Diana, Hecate, Maman Brigette, Oya
28. Zamyad, Tellus Mater, Hemera, Eos
29. Hecate, Tonantzin, Nyx, Rhiannon, Eurydice
30. Hecate, Mene, Hecate Prosmna, the moon Goddess, the Dark Maiden, the Crone.

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The Moon Goddess  

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She is the ruler of the tides of flux and reflux. The waters of the Great Sea answer unto her, likewise the tides of all earthly seas, and she ruleth the nature of woman.

One of the most significant archetypal symbols of the Goddess is the Moon. The Triple Goddess is seen in the Moon as Maiden (Waxing Moon), Mother (Full Moon), and Crone (Waning Moon). The Moon Goddess has been known by many different names in many different cultures. It is said that the Moon Goddess created time and measurement. Ancient calendars were based on the Moon's phases. She is usually seen as the protector of women, and she rules magick and childbirth. In ancient Thessaly, the Moon Goddess was invoked in a rite called "drawing down the moon", which we still practice today.

The Moon Goddess has many different names in many different cultures. In Finland, the Divine Creatress was called Luonnotar. In Scandinavia, She was Mardoll, or "The Moon Shining Over the Sea". Gala or Galata is the original Moon-Mother of Gaelic tribes. In Britain, an early name for the Moon Goddess was Albion, or "Milk-White Moon-Goddess". To the Aztecs, the Moon Goddess was Mictecaciuarl, the devoured of the dead, and She had the same role among the Maoris and the Tartars. Several cultures believed that the Moon was the "Land of the Dead". In Africa, She is Akua'ba, in China Queen of Heaven, and to the Ancient Romans she was Luna.

Greek/Roman Moon Goddesses include Artemis, Hecate, Bendis, Brizo, Callisto, Selene, Prosymna, Diana, and Luna.

Artemis was daughter of Zeus and Leto, and twin sister of Apollo. She was the Lady of the Beasts, Who roams the forest with her band of nymphs, protecting pregnant beasts and their young. The Greeks assimilated her to a mistress of wild beasts. Bears were sacred to her, and the guinea-fowl were her birds. Her name possibly means "high source of water" (the moon being regarded as the source and ruler of all waters). She was the mistress of magick, enchantment, and sorcery. She was a protector of youth, especially of girls, and was called upon as Artemis Eileithyia by women in childbirth. She is often depicted with a hound, and carrying a bow and arrows. One of her forms was Callistro. Other names for her include Delia, Phoebe, Pythia, and Parthenos. She was considered virginal, which means that she was her "own woman" and did not have a consort, however this did not mean that she was celibate. She is the Roman equivalent of Diana. Her tarot associations include nines, the High Priestess, and Temperance. Her gemstones are quartz, moonstone, pearl, and crystal. Sacred to her are the herbs mandrake, damiana, almond, mugwort, and hazel. Her animals are the horse, dog, elephant, and centaur. Other associations of Artemis are magickal weapons, perfumes, sandals, bow and arrow, and menstrual blood. Her Festival is celebrated on February 12.

Hecate was a Moon Goddess, Underworld Goddess and Goddess of Magick. She was the daughter of Perses and Asteria. Other traditions say she was the daughter of Zeus and Hera. She protected flocks and sailors, and was associated with crossroads. Her tarot associations are threes and the High Priestess. Her gemstones include star sapphire, pearl, moonstone, and crystal; her plants include cypress, opium poppy, almond, mugwort, hazel, and moonwort. Animals which are sacred to her are dogs. Other associations include perfumes, myrrh, civet, and magickal weapons.

Bendis was a Moon Goddess and wife of the Sun God Sabazius, and was worshipped with orgiastic rites. Thracians made her popular in Attica, and in 430 BC her cult became a state ceremonial in Athens, with torch races at the Piraeus.

Brizo was a Moon Goddess of Delos, to whom votive ships were offered. The name Brizo may be a form of Brighid.

Selene was a Moon Goddess and daughter of Hyperion and Theia, and sister of Helios (the Sun) and Eos (the Dawn). She was wooed and won by Zeus and by Pan. She also fell in love with Endymion and visited him nightly while he slept. (Zeus granted the mortal Endymion immortality on the condition that he remained eternally asleep.) She is also called Luna.

Prosymna is the Greek Goddess of the New Moon. She is also known as Persephone, and is given the title of Demeter as the Earth Mother in her Underworld aspect.

Diana was the Roman equivalent of the Greek Moon and Nature Goddess Artemis, and rapidly acquired all her characteristics. She is the Goddess of light, mountains, and woods. She was invoked to protect the harvest against heavy storms. Diana, whose name means "light", was originally the Italian Goddess of the Sun, Moon, and Open Sky. She also bestowed sovereignty and conception. Her feast day is August 15. Christians adopted her as St. Anne, Mary's mother, the "Grandmother of God".

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