Blog Birthday Bash

 

 

Blue Butterflies & Me is 7 years old today. Being as blogging started as a fluke, it has remained a consistent part of my life. it is also my first blog buddy’s birthday, Ody Mama, sadly she is too busy to blog, but I have her on the phone. Happy Birthday girl!

First year of teaching done, time for some cake.

Love you all! Thank you for being in my life.

Mid-Winter’s Night

Painting by Kinuko Y. Craft. Oil over watercolor on board. Published by SeaStar Books 2000.Music

Hey everyone. I am wishing that you are all healthy, happy & abundant. I am hoping that you are enjoying the Holiday Season, but if perchance you are one that is troubled by the holidays, I send you extra love. I am going to see A Mid-Winter’s Night Dream, a seasonal transposition of Shakespeare’s classic, at Taliesin West, which was Frank Lloyd Wright’s, Winter home, I am so excited. Going this afternoon.

 

Painting

The Fairy Godmother

Kinuko Y. Craft

 

Mercury, Mercury, Mercury

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Shock the Monkey

Fun Fact!

One day on Mercury last about 1,408 hours. The same as about one Monday, on Earth.

Seriously! This Mercury Retrograde has been so Mercury Retrograde for me, especially last week. This time last week I am preparing to begin the Spring semester last Monday, so I check my schedule, as you do, and discover a class I need to graduate, ENH 222, (Brit Lit. after 1800) has been dropped due to enrollment. “Eghads,” I say, wondering what I am going to do? Financial Aid can be pretty touchy. My first thought was perhaps I could do an Independent Study, with my favorite professor, and the really nice thing was that he was willing, but it is not allowed. I ask for this. I did, and now it manifest exactly as I requested, “I don’t want to take this teacher,” I say, “I want to take it somewhere else.” I said this aloud, a couple times about a year ago. Now, I had changed my mind, but never put that order in. lol Place your order, get your request. So its a long story but I am taking the class somewhere else. Of course I then have to transfer the credit back to my school. This episode which showed up a week ago as a “Tower” in the tarot, which was followed by the “Star, and the Wheel of Fortune,” so I knew it would be fine. Standing on the cold hard cement in Financial Aid, hearing I cannot do this, and they cannot do this. . . I thought to myself, “Smile, just smile at everybody.” lol I prayed, I was freaking out a little.  I said to my angelic friends, “Okay, okay, if I have to drop out of school until fall, there will be something better. It will all be good. Just keep on smiling. Have one of those Tootsie Pops.” I persevered, I appealed, I had a cherry Tootsie Pop, and I was given an exemption, so I hope. The car wouldn’t start last week, and this, and that…. I say, “Mercury, Mercury, Mercury,” like Jan Brady, “Marsha, Marsh, Marsha.” It was a good lesson, and I am proud of myself. However Mercury does go direct tomorrow, big sigh. It is all good, but brother. My knee is finally healing, and getting better. Thanks for all healing, and prayers.

I just discovered a Word Press blogger, Dipali Desai, go visit her blog on Mercury Retrograde,  Celestial Space Astrology Blog.  Here is what Dipali says about tomorrow:

 

Mercury goes Direct in the earth sign of Capricorn at 15 degrees on January 25th, 2016.

It helps to move with the astrological rhythm rather than create extra mental frustration. Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn suggests reviewing what needs to be restructured and reorganized. The other thing to take a closer look at is how
the concrete mind interferes with faith, trust and greater understanding when it comes to Spirituality or anything non-physical. When Mercury is in an earth sign the mind believes only what it sees in its physical form. Reflect on how this may create interference and separation in your perception and thinking in daily life.

Celestial Space Astrology Blog

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The whole blog post is really good so check it out. Wish me luck, so far, so good. I think I can breathe.

Namaste

Sindy

Art

Detail of Puzzled Monkeys Tree

By

Shila Burgess

Happy Mercury Retrograde

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Hello-Adele Violin Cover

Damien Escobar

Hey everybody! Yall all know of my love of Digital Artist, Visual Alchemy and his mandalas. Apparently his Mac that he used to create was damaged, and he has a Go Fund Me if anyone has a shekel, or drachma, to contribute? I just thought sharing it, is the least I can do.

Macbook Pro Fund

My friend Jeanette shared a great astrologer with this weeks horoscope for everyone, so I am just going to share the link.

Chani Nicholas

Namaste

Much Love

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Rededicate

Realign

Remember

Top & Bottom

Mandalas

By

Visual Alchemy 

Scorpion’s

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Well we just left Scorpio, but Scorpion’s haven’t left me. They’re everywhere. lol Starting with me, my sister (who I share a house with,) my boss, and my boyfriend. Yeah, that’s a lot of Scorpio….not to mention all of you whom are. So, I do not remember many dreams for awhile now, perhaps because I like to take something to sleep? I don’t know. At work we are talking about bugs and being scared by them, and a gal said I am terrified of scorpions, and I had a flash, a memory of a dream. In the dream I was under a tree, and like “Little Miss Muffet” who sat on her tuffet, a scorpion dropped down in front of me and I flicked it away. That’s it, so therefore the symbolic meaning of scorpions.

I love her website, so check it out for more symbols, totems. . .

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Symbolic meaning of Scorpion

A potent message the Scorpion chooses to express is that of protection and/or isolation. In fact, they themselves are quite solitary – part of the reason why they symbolize In fact, many people with the Scorpion as their totem tend to have brief spells of passion with a partner only to end the relationship and spend long period’s content to be alone.

The Scorpion will mate in an exotic, dance of passion and control. The Scorpion sex dance is one of beauty, control, and calculation.

The female allows her new offspring to ride on her back until they shed their first exoskeleton – then her offspring leaves her – all of them going off to their lone, solitary lives – another example of intensity in relationship followed by isolation.

Defensiveness/control/protection is evident in the Scorpion’s appearance – which seems to say “Do not trifle with me.” One look at this magnificent creature says “back off!” does it not?

As another symbol of protection – we can consider the venomous tip of the scorpion which numbs its prey as well as makes its prey chemically digestible for the Scorpion. Whether the Scorpion intends to eat the victim of its sting is irrelevant because its sting will most certainly protect the Scorpion in order for it to live another day.

In Samaria, the Scorpion is associated with the Sun, and ancient writings depict Scorpion-men guarding (protecting) sacred gateways leading to ascension, pleasure and enlightenment.

Death symbolism comes into play in Greco-Roman mythology where Artemis (Diana) used the Scorpion to sting Orion’s foot, which caused his death. Afterwards, Zeus (Jupiter) made the Scorpion a zodiac sign among the stars.

There are some species where the venom is actually the antidote for its sting (like cobras). In Egypt and Tibet this is seen as an omen, and the Scorpion is made into an amulet – signifying protection and warding off evil. In Africa, the Scorpion is also seen as a healing sign – its venomous oil used for medicinal purposes.

When we consider the message this incredible creature has for us, we must first consider its outstanding features, which are the Scorpion’s natural protective/defensive mechanisms. For example, consider the Scorpion’s hard exoskeleton as a line of defense. Also consider its sharp potentially damaging pinchers – not to mention its venomous stinger.

The symbol meaning of Scorpion, much like its appearance, can be little foreboding. That is, if we do not have the inner eyes to see the beauty and complexity of its symbolism.

Although the symbol meaning for Scorpion can appear a little harsh at first glance, when we really contemplate the Scorpion in all its wonder – then compare these meanings against the events in our own lives, we will inevitably find a common ground and learn some timely lessons from the Scorpion too.

Below are a few facts on the symbol meaning for Scorpion along with some cultural history and background.

Therefore, as a symbol meaning, the Scorpion represents protection. When the Scorpion makes an appearance in our lives, it is beckoning us to consider the following:

Symbolic Messages from the Scorpion

What needs protecting in my life?

Am I being overprotective?

Am I being defensive? Why?

Am I afraid of being vulnerable?

How do I feel about control in my life? (too much, too little)

Avia at

What’s Your Sign

 

 

Wind

Blowing in the wind

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. . . and Windy has wings to fly, above the clouds, above the clouds.

Who’s reaching out to capture a moment?

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It is once again that time of year….”What time is that?” you say? $19.98 wind chimes on sale for $1.98!!! I have been patiently waiting for the wind chimes to go on sale, I had my eye on one with a deep beautiful tone. I went into Walgreen’s everyday, “They on sale yet?” “No.” “On sale yet?” “NO.” So I let a week go by, they went on sale, and somebody else got the wind chime. lol Still I got several new ones…. I love my wind chimes. Ding, dong, dingle dingle, dingle, clankity, dingle, dong, dong…….

Wind Chimes in a Gentle Breeze

The change of summer to fall is in the air. Fall here is as awesome as Spring, and Winter here, in Arizona is beautiful. Yea, I survived summer, when I tell you HOT, you have no idea, but I am blessed and my house was cool all summer. As Fall and my birthday next month approaches I feel so excited, and enthused.

Spiritually, socially, culturally, and cosmically things feel good. There appears world unrest (Sorry but I do not watch news), I know it can look bad, but I believe sometimes old paradigms have to go so new ones can begin. I have posted a lot on Quantum thinking, as my fellow Scorpio sister, Ms. Linda does as well. Speaking of which Linda is hosting an apropos  blogging challenge, Time Machine Blogging Challenge, come and join us, it will be great fun. I will add a synchronous story that just happened last night. I ran across a Bruce Lipton video, Biology of Belief, that I had stashed it in my Watch Later playlist, so I mosey over last night before bed to watch a bit of it. Firstly he starts talking about the same material we are covering in my Physical Anthropology class on DNA, cells . . . but from a current scientific view, fascinating. Then I see 111/111, this was the 111th video. I was just very amused by that. Oh I added a video so now there are 112, but Bruce is still the 111th.

All is well with school, and my life in general.

Namaste & Big Love

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Sindy
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Painting

Blowing in the Wind

Shauné Lisa Hattrick

Blue Moon

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Blue Moon

“Yes please, with an orange slice.” Okay just couldn’t resist, for those that are not familiar, “Blue Moon” is a beer. I just love all things blue. What can I say? I just do.

From all I have read this is an opportune event to bring forth our divine desires into manifestation. In addition to our personal desires, let us also include our universal desires.

I will share some links:

The Magic of a Blue Moon

Abundance Portal

The Party Moon

Break the Rules

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