NOV 2005 APA Newsletter




Editress Ginger Strivelli

We have agreed to lead the new Moon open Circle event next 
month at Cosmic Connections store in Asheville.

Ginger plans to do some sort of Yule ritual, and hopes 
lots of APAers and other local pagans will 
attend.

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Astrology 101
By Marcia Tillison

What does that mean anyhow?

When we first find ourselves drawn to Astrology and get 
those quick charts run for us on the free sites, we look 
at them and think, “that’s nice, but what does that mean?”  
The first step is to get to the very basic top three: Sun, 
Rising (Ascendant), Moon.

Many years ago when I had my first chart worked up there 
was a wonderful explanation of the meanings of Sun, Rising, 
Moon that I like to share with people that are new to 
astrology.  The Moon is what we are born with.  It is our 
infancy, our first step on a road with no other footprints 
on it.  The Moon gives us our basic starter set of tools.  
The Rising is that walk along the path.  What we gather 
during our young years that can help us to be stronger in 
all areas of our lives.  The Sun is the destination.  It 
is the place in our lives where we will take all of the bits 
and pieces we have gathered from our Moon steps through our 
journey through our Rising to use as best we can.  Whether we 
attain our Sun is up to us.  It can be our choice to use 
either the positive or negative aspects that we have 
gathered up.  What would you choose to do?

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From OUR BOOK OF SHADOWS:
(a favorite old Irish lullaby)


Over in Killarney,
Many years ago,
Me mother sang a song to me
In tones so sweet and low.
Just a simple little ditty,
In her good auld Irish way,
And I'd give the world if she could sing
That song to me this day.
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral,
Too-ra-loo-ra-li,
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral,
Hush, now don't you cry!
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral,
Too-ra-loo-ra-li,
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral,
That's an Irish lullaby.

Oft, in dreams I wander
To that cot again,
I feel her arms a huggin' me
As when she held me then.
And I hear her voice a humin'
To me as in days of yore,
When she used to rock me fast asleep
Outside the cabin door.
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral,
Too-ra-loo-ra-li,
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral,
Hush, now don't you cry!
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral,
Too-ra-loo-ra-li,
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral,
That's an Irish lullaby.

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A protection charm making spell From the Egyptian book of the Dead: (Spell 156)

To be carried covertly, a red jasper knot amulet washed 
with ‘life-is-in-it’ (Pomegranate) juice, is used as a 
protection charm. The following is recited over the 
prepared amulet to charge it “You have Your blood oh Isis, 
You have Your power, oh Isis, You have Your magic, oh Isis. 
This amulet is a protector of this worthy one, which will 
drive away whoever might commit a crime against them.”

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