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20 Moura/March 11
Recently, we spoke about Seasonal Living. Within Janite culture, there is also the practice of Daily Living.
Daily Living in Janite culture begins with a focus on the meaning of the Sacred Symbol and the ruling Jana of the day along with Her Stream of Virtues.
For example, today is Sunnadi. Sunna is a feminine name Janites give to the Sun rather than the more masculine Sol. Sunna is the Nordic goddess of the Sun. The Sacred Symbol is, of course, the Sun. Similar to how many refer to the Moon as Luna, who is the Roman feminine embodiment of the Moon.
Sunnadi is our holy day of the week during the Sacred Season of Summer. During Summer, the priestess will serve the liturgy on this day. Hestians, (meaning members of our hestias. Hestias are Déanic homes which have been blessed and consecrated in the Name of Déa), might choose to serve the Rite of Sacrifice (meaning offering).
The Symbol of the Sun represents Dea Madria, Our Celestial Mother, She Who is the Supernal Sun. She Who is Light. She Who is Brightness. The ruling Jana of the day, Madria Theia, is the Jana or Gateway of the Illumination which flows from this Brightness. She is a Living Stream of the outpouring of the Celestial Mother, shining and glowing in Her orange robes, bringing us Joy and teaching us Benevolence.
On Sunnadi, we may recite the mantra rosary of Madria Theia. The Jana mantra rosary is very simple. It consists of one large bead and 35 small beads. (5 Mysteries of the Sacred Seasons x a septad or seven beads). The devotee may recite just seven beads or the entire rosary, it is the choice of the devotee. A five septad rosary may also be used, just skip all of the large beads except the first one.
On the first large bead of the mantra rosary, we recite the Blessed is Our Mother God prayer followed by the Shining Star prayer. The Shining Star prayer was formally titled the Silver Star prayer. The reason for this minor change will be explained in a future article.
On the small beads, we recite the mantra of the Jana of the day while envisioning Her, placing ourselves in Her Presence and contemplating Her Stream of Virtues in our lives. The mantra for Sunnadi is:
O, Madria Theia, Jana of Illumination, Generosity, and Benevolence, be with us.
We may also simply think about the Jana of the day and certainly pray to Her in our own words and ask Her to be with us and to guide us throughout the day.
We can also think about which of Her three virtues we wish to express in our lives that day and ask Her help in that endeavor. Illuminating in being informed relevant to our Soul Path and a joyous light filled presence on earth; Generosity in thought, word and action and Benevolence which is willing to do good for and to others.
And we may always express our gratitude to the ruling Jana during our Evensong prayers.
We might choose to light a candle or incense for Her and wear just a little something of Her color to remind us of Her throughout the day. For Madria Theia, this could be an orange colored gemstone pendant or other piece of jewelry, a hair ornament, a piece of clothing, a pen, badge, scarf, hat or whatever you may have.
See: https://deanic.com/2018/03/05/med-moura-the-feast-of-the-trinitarian-janae-of-spirit/ which has a Madria Theia paragraph, verse from From the Seven Jeweled Rays copyright of ArchMadria Candra Sophia. Also Her correspondences.
There are many different ways to honor the Jana of the Day. The key point to Daily Living, specially during this time of Moura, is the furthering and flowering of the 21 Virtues in our lives both for the benefit of others and for the growth and maturity of our own souls. And in this, the Janae will assist us.
Let us Bless The Holy One,
Blessed is She.
Let us thank the Seven Janae of Power.
Thanks be to the Seven Janae.
ArchMadria Candra Sophia