Calendar of the Moon
Color: Light blue
Altar: Upon a light blue cloth place a winged hat, a pair of winged sandals, an image of the
caduceus, a cup of sparkling alcohol, and incense of lemongrass and mint.
Offerings: Use your intellect for something. Learn something new.
Daily Meal: Light, cold, raw food.
Invocation to Hermes
Sing, O Muse, of the son of Zeus and Maia,
Lord of Arcadia and Cyllene rich in flocks,
Messenger of gods and bringer of luck,
Borne by Maia of the beautiful hair
Who brought forth to the light a remarkable child,
Devious, winning in his cleverness,
A robber, a driver of cattle,
A guide of dreams, a wind of opportunity,
A spy in the night, a watcher at the door,
Born at dawn, inventing the lyre by midday,
Stealing by evening the flocks of far-shooting Apollo.
Thrice-magical Trismegistus, watcher of magicians
And bearer of the serpents who heal,
Father of Aesclepius the great physician
And Hermaphroditos, both woman and man,
Embracer of both woman and man,
Lover of the Bearded Aphrodite,
Lord of Speed in all its forms,
We feel your passing like a breath of wind!
Bring us skill and luck, O God of the Stone Herm,
And may all our roads be marked first with your winged feet.
I am word
I am wind
I am breath
I am spinning
On the edge
Of the blade
(The sparkling alcohol is poured out as a libation for Hermes. All breathe deeply and depart.)
[Pagan Book of Hours]