Monday, August 29, 2016

Invocation of the Goddess

from Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham (1989)

Crescent One of the starry skies,
Flowered One of the fertile plain,
Flowing One of the ocean's sighs,
Blessed One of the gentle rain;
Hear my chant 'midst the standing stones,
Open me to your mystic light;
Waken me to your silver tones,
Be with me in my sacred rite!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Full Sturgeon Moon

What is this moon? "Some Native American tribes knew that the sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this full Moon."

I didn't meditate today. I've had a headache since yesterday, mostly from my son practically screaming in my ear. He's terrible at whispering, and he has his mother's knack for being loud unintentionally. I did, however, pull a tarot card for a quick check up. I've been staying at my ex's house for the passed two weeks, so I have nothing but some stones and my deck.

I pulled the Hanged Man. "This card speaks of stasis, stalled progress, not taking action or perhaps even procrastination. This card suggests you may not be making a necessary or beneficial change, and are perhaps even denial over the need to make changes...what can you do right now to help yourself move in positive new directions?”

There are a lot of obstacles and changes coming my way, and I've just been sitting here hoping they would pass on their own and I won't have to deal with them. I have my licensure exam on the 29th and my ex suggested I move back in with him since I have a job lined up only 20 minutes away. *sigh* I really need to focus.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Lughnasadh and the New Moon

I did nothing for Lughnasadh. July 31 is child #3's birthday, and she turned 7, so we just celebrated with her. The next day, I spent the day making sure the children did their chores and went to see my psychiatrist. Nothing exciting; Lughnasadh is my least celebrated holiday. I'm not sure why that is; it started way before my daughter was born. I make a note to do something, but I rarely ever do. Even more so now since Rose's birthday lands right before it.

I did, however, pull a three-card spread during a smoke break on Tuesday's new moon. I girl in my class carries a deck with her on the regular, so it was nice to try a new deck with different energies. My reading wasn't too fun, however. I pulled the Two of Swords (reversed), the Lovers, and the Chariot. Basically I'm going through conflicts, need to communicate better, and will be faced with new challenges soon. UGH. I just want a break!

Here's to new challenges, which are already manifesting as I have a job interview on Monday.