Seasons of the Witch! Ancient Holidays (and some not so ancient!) Venice: PANCAKE DAY. Pancake tossing, pancake races. King Carnival is greeted with much ceremony. He is a very fat man, his straw body stuffed with explosives. He is burned at midnight.
Live each Season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each. ~Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862)
Terminalia – On this day, Romans honored boundary god Terminus. Neighbors met at the boundary stones between their properties, with the women bringing torches ignited on their hearths, the sons with baskets of produce from the property and the daughters with special honey cakes. The women kindled twin altar fires made of neatly interlaced sticks. The sons held their baskets over the fire and the girls shook them three times to scatter its contents into the flames, then fed the cakes to the fire. Employees stood by dressed in white, wine in hand. The two landowners slaughtered a lamb and a suckling pig and let the blood spatter on the stone. Then the two families sat down for a feast.
A good day to honor boundaries of all sorts, from property boundaries to personal boundaries. How can you mark and define your space? What tokens will you set up to show others where your boundaries are? And how will you honor these? Rufus, Anneli, The World Holiday Book, Harper San Francisco 1994
St Mildburga – This sixth century Shropshire saint was associated with plowing and sewing from an early date. She protected a newly-sown field from the depredations of worms and geese. While fleeing from her enemies she caused water to spring up out of the ground and a field of barley to grow to maturity in one day. Her feast day falls in the middle of the spring wheat sowing season in Shropshire. Berger, Pamela, The Goddess Obscured, Beacon Press 1985
St Polycarp – The LaPlante sisters recommend St Polycarp as the saint to invoke when looking for a parking spot, although the connection between his life (he was a student of the Apostle John, a Bishop of Smyrna and martyred at the age of 86) and parking places is obscure. They suggest the following prayer: “Polycarp, find me a spot.”
LaPlante, Alice & Clare, Heaven Help Us: the Worrier’s Guide to the Patron Saints, Dell 1999
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NOTE: Because of the large number of ancient calendars, many in simultaneous use, as well as different ways of computing holy days (marked by the annual inundation, the solar year, the lunar month, the rising of key stars, and other celestial and terrestrial events), you may find these holy days celebrated a few days earlier or later at your local temple .
OSIRIS – to be displayed in the light, channeling HH
I stepped into your life,
to prompt you to over-
To consider where in your life you
‘re not in your midst.
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the thoughts which then in
Words come from the mouth,
actually words of truth,
of love and of peace?
I am Osiris, a sign of strength, omnipotence, fertility and life after death. do I stand in the service of humanity, which all of the links to know the universe and know everything is stored in you, even in every cell of your body!
All you studied in the outside already improved in yourself and your life is constantly under your will and desire development.
You are light and come out of the light, light is vibration, so you’re oscillation. Through this program, we are the source of all being.
So, why do you ask your light under a bushel, you’re something special, your body radiates from now life force, energy and vitality! Open your heart and let the light from his lamp, try not to play but his salvation salvation!
You have the right to a successful, rich and happy life in abundance, so please activate your inner divinity and the liver what are YOU!
You can easily learn new, your life is filled with so many new options, and move up to a time full of great fame and love, I support you there!
The healing light of the source of all existence is flood up and activate your self healing powers, I am your God OSIRIS friend and companion.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
If arguments keep erupting, put a few drops of chamomile essential oil in a diffuser. Light it twice a day.
Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Everyone:
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
General Meaning: One hears thunder unexpectedly! First comes fear, then a sharpening of one’s vision. Recall a close brush with danger — a falling branch, an automobile accident barely avoided, an escape from a potentially violent confrontation. Such incidents arouse every nerve fiber in your body in a brief wave of terror, but soon, once the danger has passed, give way to a heightened awareness of the world. The same process also occurs with other types of shock — the loss of a job, the sudden departure of a loved one, business failure and so on.
The lasting impact of a major shock can either be stimulating or debilitating, depending upon one’s strength of character. The critical factor is the ability to shake off fear, thereby transforming anxiety into a laser-sharp perception of the world around you.
When overtaken by crisis, the wise search their hearts for inner strengths in order to face their life with courage. This often means daring to take an unexpected path — to bounce back quickly and self-confidently after failures, to have faith in the eternal when confronted with death.
We tend to think of shock only in the context of unpleasant events. We can also be jarred, however, by the sudden release of tension that comes with unexpected joy or success. To keep your bearings in the aftershock of either trauma or victory, it is essential that your inner compass be aligned with ‘true north’, that magnetic force which guides you toward fulfillment of both your deepest desire, and your highest destiny.
Today’s Tarot Card for Everyone:
This Tarot Deck: Golden Tarot
Metals must undergo extremes of temperature, folding and pounding, but the end product is infinitely superior to impure ore mined from the earth. In this image, the soul volunteers the ego for a cleansing and healing experience which may turn the personality inside-out, but which brings out the gold hidden within the heart. (This card is entitled “Art” in the Crowley deck.)
It’s usually challenging to slow down enough to explore your feelings, for you often are on to the next thing before you are finished processing the past. However, your key planet Mars is in directionless Pisces now, so you aren’t as anxious to go anywhere at all. Luxuriate in the present moment; allow time to wash away any desire you might have to move on right away. You might even enjoy yourself once you get the hang of it.
There are people in your life now who seem to be more passionate than you are. You might want to avoid them because they can complicate things; however they can also teach you something important about yourself if you let them. Although you are tempted to build a wall of safety around you, this strategy will only make you feel lonelier. Even if you’re trying to keep your life free from drama, it’s wise to remain open to powerful emotional connections.
You slippery Geminis are champions of sailing across turbulent waters, without being overwhelmed by the emotional intensity. Today, however, the power of the currents can carry you into unfamiliar depths. Nevertheless, fighting against the prevailing tides will likely wear you out, so it’s best to relax and go with the flow. Don’t panic, you will be able to make your way back to familiar ground later on.
Although you may be fearful about surrendering to your feelings, a familiar sense of security will comfort you if you can release your worries and be one-hundred percent present in each moment. Fortunately, there is no need to figure anything out now; the time for analysis has passed. You ocean-going Crabs are equipped with gills and can therefore breathe under water. Deep diving is the best way to replenish your soul today.
It’s challenging to retain a sense of playfulness today because a primal emotional interaction may raise serious issues. You might even question your own wisdom, especially if your recent strategy hasn’t brought you much happiness. But don’t make any drastic changes to your plan just yet. Your perspective will change in the weeks ahead and you might realize then that everything is on course, even if you cannot see it that way right now.
You are able to make the best of a difficult situation now, even if your partner or a friend doesn’t follow your preferred course of action. Although you may have been shocked recently by someone’s unexpected behavior, you’re prepared to do what you can to make your life a success. Fortunately, what you learn will ultimately increase your self-confidence and help you to clarify your priorities.
You aren’t thrilled about getting involved in a drama that you would rather avoid today. But it seems unlikely that you’ll be able to outsmart fate now, and an unimportant interaction can suddenly turn into the main event. Instead of subordinating your needs to someone else’s, focus on yourself for a change. Hold fast to your beliefs and don’t let others lure you away from what you value most. If you maintain your integrity, things should turn out for the best.
Although some conversations could be quite awkward today, there are still more topics of agreement than conflict. Unfortunately, something still feels out of control and you may not be able to stop digging until you reach the source of your concerns. Fortunately, you aren’t required to discover any ultimate answers right away. If you are progressing in the right direction, you will have more time than you realize to keep on searching.
Although you may have a new sense of purpose today, it’s based on an intangible feeling rather than a pragmatic idea. You intuitively know what sounds right, yet you are uncertain how to best manifest your dream. Don’t push your current fantasy along too quickly; just revel in the idyllic beauty of your imaginative meanderings and see where they take you. You can always circle around later and create a concrete plan to reflect your new vision.
You are thinking about taking a little spiritual retreat today, but you cannot escape your responsibilities, nor can you resist the many interesting temptations. However, you could become frustrated if you run around being busy without accomplishing what you promised. Do your best to stay focused on your obligations and leave your mini-holiday for another day.
Your personal finances continue to be a major issue and, thankfully, you’re now ready to do something about it because warrior Mars is in your 2nd House of Money. However, the best of intentions still may not be enough to fix the problem right away. Don’t fall for your own overly simplistic solutions that are based on unrealistic hopes. Instead, make a solid plan and put it in motion, but allow sufficient time for tangible results to manifest.
Your energy level is strong now, and it’s important to do something positive before your stamina begins to wane. Meanwhile, setting the tone for the coming month is crucial because spontaneous Mars stays in your sign until April 2. Mars also symbolizes physical exercise, so upgrade your workouts while it still matters. Don’t wait for a better time to act; this is it.