Good Friday Afternoon, My Dear Friends!

I hope everyone is having a super fantastic Friday. I wanted to take a minute and apologize for today’s postings. I know they took longer than usual and I am sorry for that. I started posting this morning at 10:00 a.m., and just now finishing up, hmm? The first problem I had was with the template itself. Every time I posted, the post would appear on the front page over the main text. I would have to go back and re-edit everything. Well got that figured out and thought I was home free. Yeah, right! Next thing is Facebook. Which I think that was a spoof just to get my account password on Facebook. But I would go to send a post and up would pop a message from Facebook. “WordPress wants your password where it can edit your Facebook pages.” If I had that clown’s email addy, boy, oh, boy! Let’s just say, his laptop or computer would catch on fire when he opened the email. I don’t give my passwords to anyone and then get something demanding it, just pissed me off. Plus not letting my posts get through, double pissed me off. After a cooler head prevailed, I thought on how to solve this problem. Ah, simple, disconnect myself from Facebook. I did and everything was lovely from then on out. But it did make me angry because I had planned to fly and have everything on here this morning. Please accept my apology. I haven’t heard anyone say if they liked the new template or not? I started out liking it and now I’m not for sure. It does have a glitch in it. Like I mentioned above, the posts coming out on top of the main text. Having to go back and re-edit everything is time-consuming. Needless to say, that irritates me to no end. I love doing what I do everyday. Blogging relaxes me and gets my mind off of things for a while. I definitely don’t like things causing problems when it’s “me time.” Then I miss not being able to use my fancy graphics. I loved the ones with the sayings on them about friends and such. I don’t know this template is starting to give me a cold feeling. I don’t like the way the front page works at all. To be quite frank, there are several things I don’t like about it. I also feel like I am isolated from you all. Don’t ask me why? I just do. I have been looking at some with a magazine lay-out. So if everything suddenly switches, don’t be surprised (might be a late night for me, lol)! Well now that’s out-of-the-way, how life with everyone? Mine is still the same. I am still separated. I still don’t have a car of my own to get around in. My daughter and her husband brought down one of their trucks. I don’t know how many cars and trucks they have (I don’t think they do either!). It’s away to get around but I don’t want to drive it anymore than I have to. I don’t want to wreck it. It’s been driving my daughter crazy because I don’t have A/C. Both kids have bills running out their ears and they can’t help with the A/C. I wouldn’t want them to anyway. It gets hot, Kiki and I go outside and sit on the porch. One of the neighbors said we could come over to his house to cool off. That old boy wants to play house and I told him, “Thanks but no thanks!” The day he told me this it was about 93 degrees. Kiki and I were out on the porch and I was sweating like a hog. After he left, I started calling the Wind. I know the poor Wind has to be tired of listening to me by now. But it does work and we get a breeze. Well I guess that is about it with me. I did want to apologize for the screw up todays. I don’t know what I am going to do with the template. I am going out on the porch and think it over. It is starting to get hot in here. I am having to wipe the sweat from my eyes to see. So that means it is time to go….. I hope you have a fantastic weekend.May the Goddess Bless You & Keep You,Lady A

Calendar of the Moon for May 18th

Calendar of the Moon

Willow Tree Month

Colors: Yellow, silver, and pale willow-green
Element: Water
Altar: Upon cloth of yellow, silver, and pale willow-green place three white candles, wreaths of willow-branches, a large clay bowl of water, flowers if they are available, and a silver moon.
Offerings: Contemplate an emotion, and how you use it, and how it uses you.
Daily Meal: Vegetarian, preferably cold food. Fruits. Only spring water to drink.

Saille Invocation

Call: Now is the time of the Willow Goddess.
Response: Now is the time of the Green Man’s courting.
Call: Now is the time when leaves are full.
Response: Now is the time when gold gives way to silver.
Call: Now is the time when Sun gives way to Moon.
Response: Now is the time when Lord gives way to Lady.
Call: Now is the time of the search and the quest.
Response: Now is the time of magic dew on the fields.
Call: Now is the time of the phallus rising.
Response: He seeks the doorway that is wet with spring rains.
Call: He seeks the moon in the river.
Response: He seeks the fishes in the winnowing basket.
Call: He seeks the fruit of Persephone.
Response: He seeks the mountain of the Muses.
Call: We crown his head with flowers….
Response: That he may reach the sky.
Call: We crown his head with ribbons….
Response: That he may touch the earth.
Call: We bring forth the pole from earth to sky.
Response: We lay the line from earth to sky.
Call: We blow like the wind from earth to sky.
Response: We fall like the rain from sky to earth.
Call: We descend like the sunlight from sky to earth.
Response: We climb like the trees from sky to earth.
Call: We are the children of earth and sky.
Response: We are beloved of sky and earth.

We all come from the Goddess, and to Her we shall return,
Like a drop of rain, flowing to the ocean.

[Pagan Book of Hours]

Current Moon Phase for May 18 – Waning

Moon Phases: Balsamic Moon

(waning 45-0 degrees)

by Jan Spiller

This is a time to rest, reevaluate and reflect … pulling back into yourself to reconnect with inner sources of strength. Now is NOT a time to initiate anything new. It’s a phase suited to spending time with friends and getting in touch with the “big picture.” A window of opportunity exists for seeing your life objectively and becoming aware of what is important to you. At this point, what are your dreams and aspirations? What larger goals can you aspire to that will bring vitality and excitement into your life? This is a time for resting and gaining inner strength to prepare for a new cycle.

Daily Feng Shui Tip for May 18 – “No Dirty Dishes Day”

‘No Dirty Dishes Day’ brings to mind some Feng Shui advice about earthenware, china or other dishes. According to this philosophy, using cracked or chipped dishes or drinkware can contribute to negative money luck in your life. Conversely, keeping dishes clean, neatly stacked and in great condition can also bring you a banquet of fortune that includes plates of cash! If you have old or broken dishes in your home, now would be the time to retire them so you can do the same in the foreseeable future!

By Ellen Whitehurst for

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for May 18th is 17: Following

17: Following

Hexagram 17

General Meaning: Following brings supreme success. You may not be able to change the direction of the wind, but by frequently adjusting your sails, you can arrive at your destination.

Those who would acquire a following must speak the language of their followers. Those who would be loved must become the envisioned lover of their beloved. Those who would prosper must bend with natural forces and the pressures of society. In matters of principle, stand firm; in matters of style and taste, swim with the current.

In all human affairs, change is constant. In order to stay fresh, old ideas and patterns must continually be discarded in favor of new ones. Only by being adaptable to the demands of the time can the highest good emerge. Only by adjusting to changing circumstances can you prosper. Remain flexible, and you will gain the confidence of those around you. Bend and you shall not break.

Today’s Runes for Friday, May 18 is Hagalaz

Today’s Runes

Jade Runes are most commonly used for questions about love, friendship, and relationships. Hagalaz is the rune of hail. Hail is a destructive and elemental force, so one can expect this rune to represent the disruption of one’s life. In the harsh northern winter there is a halt to activity, and so delay or hindrance is frequently associated with this rune. The opposite of chaos is yet more chaos, as illustrated by the fact that this rune cannot be reversed.

Today’s Tarot Card for May 18th is Judgment


This Tarot Deck: Visconti-Sforza

General Meaning:What has traditionally been known as the Judgement card, sometimes entitled Resurrection, represents the great reunion that the ancients believed would happen once in every age. This was the time when souls are harvested and taken Home to their place of origin, outside the solar system. Then the World is seeded with a batch of new souls and the process starts over.From a modern point of view, this great reunion — which includes every personality that you have ever been and every soul that you have done deep work with — reunites to consciously complete the process. In a way, we symbolically celebrate this returning to center every year on our birthday.

In personal terms, the Judgment cards points to freedom from inner conflicts, and so clear a channel, that the buried talents and gifts of past incarnations can come through an individual in this lifetime. This card counsels you to trust the process of opening yourself, because what emerges is of consistently high quality. You can effortlessly manifest as a multi-dimensional being, and assist in evoking that response from others.