Go Go Goddess

Ravi Shankar

Hello Happy Friday. A lovely Spring like day here. A day that was gifted me in my Spring break from school I had committed to work today, but alas it got cancelled so change of plan. Oh and I cannot read the text embedded in the image but bless them for sharing the image. I have been listening to my favorite astrologers this fine morning trying to get an idea of what is up? Sometimes the understanding is beyond me. The image and title allude to the Virgo Full Moon on March 12. I will share a few links below. One is from The Leo King, David Palmer, my son (from another mother) actually we have never met except on FB but I just feel like David is my son. lol He has his new fiancee on the show with him and it made me so happy. lol Crazy huh? I was happy he had chosen well.

The Leo King

Venus Retrograde & Full Moon

Full Moon in Virgo; Time to Enter Warrior Mode

 I was enjoying my magical garden patio, which as I have shared is darn near Xanadu to me. I was drawn to water my trees and plants, I just love the connection that you get with nature while doing such a simple task. I had created a puddle of mud at the foot of the patio, and I was compelled to just put my feet in and squish it around. If you haven’t done this in awhile, do it. Afterward I see my foot imprints left behind, sort of cool. It took my thoughts to the footprint of the guru, perhaps as I was listening to Ravi Shankar at the time. Honestly I have been hoping for a butterfly sighting . . . the day is young.

Also I have my outdoor kitty’s baby daddy to contend with, this Tom cat is huge, I mean at night he will scare you with his howl and scary gold eyes, he must be part Siamese or Persian as he has long hair, which is grey and white spots, and a slightly smushed face. Did I mention his howl would wake the dead and he is huge? I have named him Brutus. Both of his male offspring, Prince Fu, who is now named Carl, as I understand, and his brother Frankie, look like him. Brutus needs to be trapped and fixed, Pray for a good outcome for Brutus and all concerned.

Oxford deadline has come and gone but I still haven’t taken the flyer from my wall and it still has some unknown relevance, My tale bone is still sore but much better. Merlin, wizards, fairies and Tors still paint my minds imaginings. I have a unit yet to plan for my Methods of Teaching Language class, I am thinking “Unit of Thrones” one that would include Arthurian Grail Lore, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a book of choice either, The Wicked Day, or any of Mary Stewart’s, Merlin Trilogy, Silver Eve (A YA novel female protagonist) or The Mist of Avalon. I would like to include Shakespeare, but a unit is 3 or 4 weeks, even the above is ambitious.

So I best get to scholarship essay writing. My internship is going real well but I am having a tough go of it in my Modern Grammar class so good vibes in that direction, or aka prayers etc… Much love everyone be well. The John Lennon lyrics, “strange days indeed” just popped in my head this morning, and the song lyric does not really fit the mood of the day which is light but nonetheless I share the song it may have a message (Oh of course there is the Shankar Lennon connection).

Nobody Told Me

Namaste

Shanti

Peace & Love

Happy Christmas/Brumalia/Saturnalia

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So This Is Christmas

I hope everyone is having a loving Yuletide Holiday, and if not, I am sending you love, and big hugs, and smiles at your heart. I appreciate you all so, so very much. Know that I am thinking of you all with the most happy wishes of joy, good health, and abundance! Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Festive Saturnalia, and Happy New Year to us All ❤

I want to share an excerpt from my essay, “Sir Gawain and The Green Knight,” I wrote it last December at the end of Fall semester, it talks about the synthesis of Pagan, and Christian holidays, since the story takes place at Yuletide.

The birth of a ‘Christ’ Child lies at the heart of the traditional Christmas story, which has been celebrated since the third century A. D. Such a story also lies at the heart of Pagan myth where rituals dedicated to birth flourish.  The seasonally based time of the year traditionally given over to Christmas also coincides with the winter solstice known as Brumalia, and falls similarly to the birth date Solarus, the Roman Sun God. In addition to Solarus, the Romans celebrated the pagan festival of Saturnalia dedicated to Saturn the God of Agriculture.  Interestingly, the use of evergreens and laurel in the holiday’s celebratory decorations were perceived symbolic of eternal life, as the leaves do not die in winter. As Christianity expanded to become the official religion of the Roman Empire, further Pagan holidays were subsumed or subordinated within the framework of a Christian world-view.

 Essay link

The stag is an animal that is also in the poem, of Sir Gawain, and has interesting symbolism. Here is an excerpt from, The Element Encyclopedia of Secret Signs and Symbols, (I am going to paraphrase…)

The horns of the stag lend it an especial significance as a magical and sacred animal, the horns also represent a masculine fertility symbol. (Which is interesting with the strong feminine goddess energy with this Christmas full moon.)  Giving rise to the word “horny” (that’s from the book.)  There are also associations with the pagan god, Pan. It is all about the horns. The stag was also Harry Potter’s patronus! Hmmm?

Here is a Christian view of stag symbolism:

The stag is a symbol for Christ, Who tramples and destroys the Devil. Early bestiaries describe the stag as a relentless enemy of snakes. The stag was believed to pursue snakes into their holes or rock crevices, flushing them out by flooding the hole with the breath or water from its mouth, and devouring them.

Because the snake is a symbol of Satan, the stag’s war against them made the stag a symbol of Christ and the Catholic in his battle against the evil one. The water used to flush out snakes became symbolic of Christ’s wisdom and purity, the Gospel, and the water that flowed from His pierced Side on the Cross.

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Once again, I wish you all a very Happy Holiday Season, and I am sending you all love and gratitude for being part of my life.

Namaste

Sindy

Imagine Peace

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Imagine

Imagine

Song by

The Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon

 

Imagine there’s no heaven

It’s easy if you try

No hell below us

Above us only sky

Imagine all the people

Living for today…

Imagine there’s no countries

It isn’t hard to do

Nothing to kill or die for

And no religion too

Imagine all the people

Living life in peace…

You may say I’m a dreamer

But I’m not the only one

I hope someday you’ll join us

And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions

I wonder if you can

No need for greed or hunger

A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people

Sharing all the world…

You may say I’m a dreamer

But I’m not the only one

I hope someday you’ll join us

And the world will live as one

 

Painting

East Wind

By

Susan Gardner