Susan “Moonwriter” Pesznecker is a writer, college English teacher, nurse, and hearth Pagan/Druid living in northwestern Oregon. Sue holds a Masters degree in professional writing and loves to read, watch the stars, camp with her wonder poodle, and work in her own biodynamic garden. She is co-founder of the Druid Grove of Two Coasts and the online Ars Viarum Magicarum—A Magical Conservatory and Community. Sue has authored Yule: Rituals, Recipes, & Lore for the Winter Solstice (Llewellyn, 2015); The Magickal Retreat (Llewellyn, 2012); and Crafting Magick with Pen and Ink (Llewellyn, 2009); and is a regular contributor to Llewellyn's almanacs and calendars. Visit her online at http://www.susanpesznecker.com/.
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The Moon is a happily familiar sight when we gaze into the night sky. And thanks to cycles of rotation and celestial motion that are both constant and continuous, we needn't simply admire them from afar; we can also use the Moon to judge time of day and the passing of each month. In this article from Llewellyn's Moon Sign Book, Susan Pesznecker illustrates how we can use the Moon as both a calendar and as a gauge of time.
Mabon is the time of the harvest feast. At the Autumnal Equinox,
we celebrate and honor Earth's bounty by feasting on goodies from
the home garden, farmers' market, and green grocer. This autumn
dinner represents harvest cooking at its best. A mélange of autumn
vegetables roasts with a juicy whole chicken. Julienned vegetables
in a tart vinaigrette provide a zesty complement to the main...
Here’s one recipe you might enjoy trying. It’s made from easy to find, nontoxic ingredients, and you’ll feel like a medieval chemist as you brew it up. Moonwriting Ink 1 black tea bag 1 ⁄3 c. charged full moon water A small saucepan 1 ⁄4 c. white vinegar 1 unsoaped steel wool pad Small bowl Unbleached cotton/cheesecloth Toothpick or wooden skewer Optional: gum arabica; 3% hydrogen...
Most magickal people work with spells, charms, and rituals on a regular basis. Many of us are perfectly happy to pull out a spellbook and use an already existing spell or formula. Susan Pesznecker, author of Crafting Magick with Pen and Ink, feels that doing so robs us of the magical intention that comes with creating your own spells, and guides us through eight simple steps to creating our own spells.