Daily Goddess Devotion: How do you see Her?

Daily Goddess Devotion: How do you see Her?

How do you see Her this Goddess of light,
How do you call Her on dark moon lithe nights.
Do you find Her love in heart by your words,
Words that unto others will never be heard.

How do you hold Her close to your heart,
How do you know Her love shall never part.
Do you sense Her deep within your soul,
A loving spirit to give freely thy control.

How do you seek Her at mornings sweet dawn,
When the evening calls and the light has withdrawn.
Does your spirit dance and soar with delight,
When you call Her by name or love in your sight.

How do you see Her this Goddess of light,
As you stand proudly within the dark night.
You stand with the thousands you can not see,
Giving honor to the Goddess that has set you free.

Blessings and Light,
Lady Abigail
Copyright © 11062009

‘May we live in peace without weeping. May our joy outline the lives we touch without ceasing. And may our love fill the world, angel wings tenderly beating.’
 
The Universal Heart Center
 

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for 3/5

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Everyone:

49: Revolutionary Change

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

Hexagram 49

General Meaning: According to Chinese symbolism, the juxtaposed elements of this hexagram are fire under water. Fire evaporates water, and water puts out fire. Change can cause conflict; conflict brings about change. This hexagram refers to that time in the cycle of human affairs when things need stirring up, and when the hint of dramatic change is in the air.

In order to succeed, revolutionary change must be in alignment with certain unchanging laws. The process must begin at the right moment, gather support from a broad base of people, be guided by sincere and capable leadership and — most important of all — must address a real need. The strength of the forces of change will always be in proportion to the urgency of the need being championed. This is true whether the revolution is in government, in business, in education or in one’s personal affairs.

Revolutionary change points to a time when chaos arises from order. It is important to realize that not all order is good, not all chaos bad. Chaos, in fact, is an integral part of the way of things — as any parent (and modern science) will confirm. Have the courage to radically change and renew the way you present yourself. In this way, you can summon chaos to your cause, and you will unleash a new power on your behalf. If engaging in a negotiation, change the rules; if composing a piece of music, add the unexpected; if courting a lover, dare to be unconventional.

In periods of drought, even wild storms are preferable to yet another sunny day.

Today’s Tarot Card for 3/5

Today’s Tarot Card for Everyone:

The Empress

This Tarot Deck: Crowley

General Meaning: Traditionally entitled “Empress,” this major arcana or “trump” card portrays the energy of the Great Mother. She is Nature, around us but also within us, the ever-unfolding Source of life-giving power. She is often pictured as a pre-Christian Goddess, as the one whom the High Priestess is channeling down to earth for the rest of us.

In medieval Europe, the Empress card was painted to represent whatever Queen currently ruled the land, probably to satisfy the Inquisitors. But the scholars of the Renaissance and beyond had no doubt of her true identity, although she could not be fully revealed on Tarot cards as the “woman clothed with the sun” until after the French Revolution.

This supreme archetype of femininity also symbolizes fertility. It is She who provides us nourishment and security. She is also sometimes seen as delighting us with flowers and fruit. A potentially terrifying aspect of this archetype manifests itself whenever karmic mood swings wipe out our plans, like a storm that has come upon us. Whatever happens, the Empress is the Source of our Embodiment and of Natural Law. She might even be called “the Great Recycler.”

Daily Horoscopes for 3/5

 

General Daily Horoscope

 

Now that we are past yesterday’s New Moon, we may be ready to begin a project or enter the next stage of our lives. However, our actions may be delayed because the Moon remains in dreamy Pisces, the last sign of the zodiac, until early tomorrow morning. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to settle our energy since the Moon conjuncts electric Uranus tonight, foreshadowing the larger issues we must face as Uranus shifts into impulsive Aries next week.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Your unrealistic fantasies could spin out of control today as the Moon completes her visit to your 12th House of Imagination. As much as you try to focus on your responsibilities, they may be left to fulfill another day. You prefer to continue your active dreaming now, although you will likely pay the price for any current escapist behaviors. Instead of wasting your time and energy complaining about how much there is to do, just get on with it so you can relax later.

 

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

In the blink of an eye you can amaze yourself today by remembering something about your dreams of the future that’s been eluding you. It’s as if you find a missing clue without even searching for it. Your new point of view will probably still go through some ups and downs as your strategy continues to develop. Be prepared for your elation to fade into disappointment as you begin the hard work in front of you. You will feel better once you start to see that you’re making progress toward reaching your goals.

 

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Your desire for freedom at work may be complicated by previously made promises, placing you in the middle of your own dilemma. Of course, you want to take care of your personal responsibilities, even if heading out into the big wide world sounds more exciting now. Remember that your newly found independence won’t mean as much unless you also maintain the peace at home. Don’t run away just because the grass looks greener on the next hill today.

 

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

You may be dreaming about going on an incredible adventure, and could grow so confident that for a moment you actually believe that anything is possible. Unfortunately, something unexpected could happen today to remind you that you’re not as free as you think. Don’t let yourself wallow in your own discouragement. Scale back your vision to a more pragmatic level before setting off in search of the impossible dream.

 

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

A complicated relationship might implode today, especially if your friend or partner loses his or her temper. Something may be said that surprises you, but being caught off guard isn’t the real problem. Even if you believe everything to be stable, you’re suddenly realizing that it isn’t. Don’t let narrow vision trick you into concentrating only on your needs. Keep in mind that taking everyone’s perspective into consideration is better than being forced to negotiate later on.

 

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You may feel as if others cannot be trusted today because they just don’t seem to care as much about quality as you do. You aren’t easy to please, especially if your expectations are unrealistic; nevertheless, you don’t believe your ideas are extreme. Allowing for someone else’s shortcomings should help everyone to relax. Ironically, this simple act of generosity can improve overall productivity.

 

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

A bolt of lightning-like awareness may require you to abandon your previously set schedule for this weekend. The flow of events might not make as much sense once circumstances begin to change, so don’t even attempt to cling to your old agenda. If you are willing to let it all fall apart, a new sequence of events might be reestablished rather quickly, allowing you to move forward with your plans sooner than you expect.

 

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

It’s not always easy for you to take a risk to express what’s in your heart. Today, however, the rewards could make your vulnerability worthwhile. The Moon’s conjunction with unorthodox Uranus in your 5th House of Play suggests that unconventional action makes good sense. Reach a little past your regular limits, but don’t forget to bring your energy back to center at the end of the day.

 

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You may be less settled than you appear to others now because you are controlled enough on the outside to fool everyone else into believing that you are unflappable. However, denying your true feelings can backfire today as a touch of fearful self-restraint makes you seem less authentic than usual. Revealing a little vulnerability should work in your favor by reminding your friends that you are human, too.

 

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

It might feel as if everything is working just as it should now, but for some reason you still secretly wonder if things are falling apart. This odd juxtaposition tells the story of what happens when you hide your feelings from those you love. Even if you have a clear view of where you are going now, it’s hard to know the best way to reach your destination. Don’t let go of your vision of the future. Focusing on your goals can help you find your way when you feel overwhelmed.

 

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You may feel somewhat unstable today as your self-esteem climbs one moment and then dips the next. It’s hard to find solid ground on which to plant your feet, even if you want to build a strong sense of security now. No doubt, this is a time of great transition. Don’t try to play it safe by standing in one spot; you’ll be happier if you can just float along with your mood swings until they begin to settle on their own.

 

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

The current uncertainties continue to make your life extraordinarily challenging these days. You’re under pressure to shift your perspective or make a new plan, but you still want to hold on to the past. Don’t be concerned if someone is demanding that you declare your intentions today; it’s not a good idea to say more than you know. Stick to your truth and make your choice known only once you are ready.

Weekend Lunar Love Horoscopes for March 4 – 6

Weekend Love: Lunar Love

by Jeff Jawer

Break from Reality

March 4 – 6

It’s a weekend for dreamers, romantics and all those who desire to take a break from reality. There’s a New Moon in imaginative Pisces on Friday that stretches emotions to their most tender extremes. This super delicate environment can turn a whimsical mental meandering into a magical romance that may have no basis in reality. Or, one indelicate word could trigger an avalanche of wounded feelings when no harm was intended.

However, there is the possibility of passive aggressive behavior with assertive Mars’ conjunction to the New Moon. This cosmic connection is occurring in surreal Pisces where it’s all too easy to let instincts overcome reason and act innocently regardless of what we do. On the positive side, we can swim in warm waters of compassion where caring for one another is more important than showing off or demanding attention. The capacity to anticipate the needs of others can create an atmosphere of trust and love that makes everyone feel appreciated.

Saturday evening is filled with surprises as the Moon conjuncts shocking Uranus. Plans and feelings can change without notice, requiring an adaptable attitude to stay on track. Exploring new places and activities is one way to ride this wave of unpredictability which could even lead to a relationship breakthrough.

The energy shifts very late on Saturday night with the Moon firing into the spontaneous sign of Aries. It’s time to put away the tissues, tears and tenderness as physicality overcomes feelings and urges for independence grow stronger than the desire to merge.

Happy Saturday, Everyone!

Good morning wonderful people! I’m not fully awake yet. I could still be  sleep in a certain young pup hadn’t run in here and gave me kisses. Come to find out she was coming to tell me hubby was in the kitchen. They know he is not supposed to be in the kitchen. He was trying to make coffee, keyword “trying.”  His coffee looks like colored water. If I am going to drink coffee, I at least want some taste to it. He came in the bedroom and told me, that he was making coffee. My reply, “Oh, great I love fresh coffee waiting on me to get up.” I pulled the pillow back over my head and counted how many times he got up and went to get a refill. Finally four, yes, four, I could not make my move. I got up wandered to the kitchen and he told me, “there’s not much coffee left, you will probably have to make more.” Music to my ears!

Than after doing the rest of my menial chores around the house, I came in here and sit down. I started to think about the need to post something of my own. Then out of nowhere comes all these wild ideas. I could talk about me, nope boring. I could talk about all of my existing morning, nope boring. Then a commercial on TV caught my attention and that commercial decided what I wanted to talk briefly about.

Have you ever went out into the world and try to buy anything Pagan or Witchy? Seriously, stop and think about it. I think back on some of my experiences and at the time, they just galled me, now I can laugh at them. I remember going to Wally World one Yule looking for what else, Yule cards! I looked through their selections of cards and finally got tired of what I was seeing. I asked a clerk, if they had any Pagan cards. You know what her reply was? “Pagan, what’s that?” I told her that was perfectly fine, thanked her and left the store. Then the next incident happened while only my family knew what I was. They were having an Appreciation Breakfast for all the PTA officers at my children’s’ school. I had got a cup of coffee and was sitting on the couch with a friend. One of the mothers at the school claimed to be a psychic and she just happened to pop in. She went right straight to my friend, telling her what was coming in the future. Then everyone started hollering for her to do my future reading. She looked at me and screamed “EVIL!” I liked to have died. Evil there is not an Evil thing about me but lady if you don’t shut your mouth there might be.  She acted like she fell back into a trance and kept mumbling “Evil” till she was supposed to be totally out. Being the wonderful person I am, I went over to the donut table and got a smelly, chocolate donut. I took the donut and stuck it under her nose and guess what? It was a miracle, she was revived and to boot the evil one revived her. After she regained her senses (I use that word very loosely “senses”), I told her right in front of everyone, I didn’t know what she was talking about and besides I don’t believe in psychic (let me clarify before I have every psychic in the world mad at me, yes I do believe in psychics but this woman was no psychic, I could feel no energy at all coming from her). The facts were her and I had a run-end about the playground equipment, I pissed her off and she was going to get back at me. That example there sort of threw my whole point off, but I think I can make it fit into the end of this. My final example, have you ever tried to buy Pagan jewelry already made? I bought a few pieces from Wal-Mart because I thought they had got into the rhythm of the current flow, New Age. Well the last time I was in there, they were going back to regular jewelry. We have a Hobby store but it has nothing that I want. Do you have a New Age store in your area? Then consider yourself lucky. There is no store here. A place to buy herbs? We do have a farm store and the owner watched me one day picking out herbs. I had picked up some herbs that no one else touched. The owner came up and asked me what was I going to do with those herbs. I told him. We got into a discussion about not being able to find herbs anywhere. He asked me to make him a list of herbs that were hard to find and he would try to help me out. Sure enough he was true to his world and also one in a million!

OK, so where is she going with all of this? I was just wondering why there are not more Pagan stores out in the open in our communities. Do we still have what happened to our ancestors in the back of our heads? They sacrificed were we could have freedom and not hide in the shadows. Instead we could be open about our Religion and live like everyone else. I can understand some of it, for instance in the PTA story. I was mortified what if these people find out what I am. But I wasn’t scared for myself but I was scared for my children. What would they suffer because of what I was. So I can understand people being scared for their safety and their families? But my children are now grown. And if I ever get the money, I am going right down to the middle of this little country town and open a New Age store. They might throw rocks at the windows, even set the place on fire but it is just my husband and myself and they won’t deter me.  You know something funny, you might think you are the only Witch within a 100 miles radius. But I bet if you open up a store, you would see them come out of the woodwork. We were all taught to keep our Religion private and secret. Times have changed, it is no longer taboo to be a Witch or Pagan. There are more of us, than you might realize. We have needs out in our communities. Stores to buy herbs, incense, staffs, wands, anything we need. We just need strong Pagans to open these stores and put the word out that they are there. Or else we could do like the Amish do? Buy a couple of thousand areas and have nothing but Pagans living there. You know after taking a pause, this doesn’t seem like such a bad idea. I was just trying to think where you could buy the land. But wouldn’t if be wonderful to walk out and get the daily paper and have your neighbor say to you,”Good morning dear sister, the Goddess’s Blessings to you today.” Ah, it doesn’t hurt to dream. Either way, it would be wonderful to not have to track down, hunt, dig and scrounge to find what we need. I hope I have given you something to think about today.

May the Goddess Bless You and Keep You,

Lady A