Feast of Fools (Europe)
Themes: Humor; Festivity; Recreation
Symbols: Party Decorations
Among the Greek muses, Thalia is the goddess of festivity and humor. She inspires today’s celebration with unbridled revelry and joyfulness to round out the year on a playful, upbeat note.
To Do Today:
During the Middle Ages, around this time of year, a mock religious ritual took place, much like the impious Saturnalia. Normal roles were often reversed, and reverence went by the wayside, replaced by fun and pleasure.
I see no reason not to follow the example of our ancestors and give ourselves time to frolic a bit today. Do something that energizes you, inspires you, or makes you laugh out loud. For example, throw yourself a party complete with silly decorations and hats. Watch your favorite comedy flicks with folks who make you feel good, and generally let Thalia live through (and in )in your pleasure.
To keep Thalia’s playful, enthusiastic energy with you, bless an amethyst ( for joy and luck), saying,Thalia, inspire my humor and muse; throughout my life, joy diffuse. Carry this with you anytime you feel your sense of humor waning.
By Patricia Telesco