bubble bubble, toil and pentagram.

It’s been a while since I posted something that is not baby/pregnancy related, and yesterday I was sat on the train home, after a particularly long and hard day at work and I happen to glance down at my left wrist. On my left wrist, sits my pentagram tattoo which I got in March this year, by complete accident. You see, I’d decided I wanted to get another tattoo for my birthday, so I found a design I liked, it was rather simple and bold. It was Thors hammer, or rather the rune Thurisaz. I’m not going to go into an explanation as to what it signifies or means, because that’s not the point of this post.

My point is that I got my rune tattoo, on my back and as my tattooist finished wrapping my gift, I said to him, “would you do a pentagram on my wrist, do we have time?” We did, and he did, and now sat on my left wrist is a small pentagram, one of the symbols of my faith.

I don’t know why, yesterday, I had a profound feeling after looking down at my wrist, but I did. It reminded me about the Wheel of the Year, and how quickly time flies and that the world is always changing, that I’m always changing, that life is always changing.

 

 

I’ve never experienced that before and I imagine it’d be what some Christians feel when they look an image of Jesus on the crucifix, or what Muslims feel when the Imam calls out to signify that it’s time to say prayers. I’ve never been good at religion, so I can’t think of any apt analogies for any other religious followings.

I don’t make it any secret about my beliefs, I am what I am, I believe what I believe and that’s just how it is.  I tried Christianity and Islam, and it wasn’t for me. I stumbled across Wicca at the ripe old age of 15 and it stuck. I was more at ease with it, and more comfortable that I’ve ever been. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with Christianity and its many branches, or Islam, Judaism and any of the other religions out there; they just don’t fit in with me. Wicca did, I can’t pinpoint what it is, but it’s something that makes me feel comfortable.

I am not an initiated witch; I do not have a coven nor am I a member of a coven. I simply practice, like many others, on my own.  The five vertices of the pentagram represent the four elements (air, earth, fire and water) with the addition of Spirit as the uppermost point. It’s a symbol that reminds me of who I am and the Wiccan Rede.

The Wheel Turns Another Notch

Yesterday was Lugnasadh or Lammas, the first Harvest of the year. Traditionally when the wheat crop was harvested from the fields and the first loads of bread were made. Fruit are ripening on trees and ready to start being picked. Seeds are beginning to drop so that we can sow future crops for the coming year.

Already we can see the wheel turning each morning, the sun takes a little longer to rise and a little quicker to set than it did at the Summer Solstice in June.

The wheel of life turns a little more each day that passes. Winter is fast approaching.

I’m thankful for my life, family and friends as well as new opportunities. It hasn’t gone unnoticed that as Lammas passes I am starting the foundations of something new and interesting that could grow into something incredibly rewarding and fruitful (no, I’m not expecting) and for this reason I am excited and thankful and happy.

Hope you all had a blessed Lugnasadh, with love and light.

Thanks, but no Thanks.

So I didn’t hear from the other two jobs, so I chased them up.
Despite them saying during the interviews that they’d let me know, they didn’t.
Turns out I didn’t get either job. so it’s back to the drawing board. this is fast becoming a nightmare.

I’ve applied for like 30 jobs since yesterday. my fingers are crossed, cause i’m getting desperate!

other than not having a job, theres not much new going on.

Have been promoting Peter Facinelli on Twitter. He’s got a bet on with a friend of his, so if you have twitter and you don’t already follow him, please do! he’s got to get 500,000 followers by the 19th of June.

It’s 3 days til the summer solictice. I feel like a bad wiccan. I’ve done nothing to mark any of the esbats or sabbats at all this year. doesnt mean I havent thought about them, i just havent done anything.

Midsummer: ( June 21st )
Summer’s Solstice, where the God reaches the peak of it’s power before starting it’s withdrawal again. The shortest night of the year, and traditionally good for magick and love rites.”

I should start paying more attention really.

Saturday we’re going to a Braziallian place at the O2. It’s all you can eat, so that should be good fun.

Tomorrow it’s 3 months till the wedding. EXCITEMENT!

Ostara Blessings!

Hello Hello…..happy to say I am in a MUCH better mood than when I last posted.

It’s Ostara today. 😀
A wiccan/pagan holiday to celebrate the Spring Equinox. That’s when the day and night are of an equal length…..a time to show that Spring is on it’s way! (or here already in some places….)

Ostara is the virgin Goddess of spring. This holiday concerns the deity’s trip to the underworld, and their struggle to return from the Land of the Dead to Earth. When they accomplish this return, they have a life renewed. It was considered bad luck to wear anything new before Ostara, so the people would work through the winter in secret to make elegant clothes for the Sabbat celebration. The entire community would gather for games, feasting, and religious rituals while showing off their clothing. – sadly I have done nothing but spend….so haven’t really followed tradition….oops.

So happy Ostara!

In other news…..tis my birthday on Monday and I am trés excited! Can’t wait to go out and have some fun. However forgot my camera at home….so hopeefully Daniel will take some pictures of the celebration for me. (for facebook of course..)

Last night we went to the cinema to watch Diary of the Dead. It was hilarious in places and shit scary in others! At one point I screamed really loudly. My favourite character was Samuel the deaf Amish man…. 😀 lolz.
Before that we went to Forbidden Planet and I got lots of birthday idea’s for Daniel. Then we headed on over to wagamama’s and had some absolutley yummy yummy food. 😀

At work today, and have only a team of 3, so it’s going to be really busy. Best get on really.

Tonight is film night with Pizza at Daniels, tomorrow is shopping with Sophie and Tash, Saturday is the birthday drinks, Sunday Daniel is making me a birthday meal, and Monday we are going to my mummy’s as she is making me a birthday meal.
All in all I think it should be a good weekend.

Righty O!

Over and Out!

BYEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Witchfest

So,
The weekend is over, the week has begun.
I overloaded on chicken. (don’t ask!)

<:-) Witchfest was excellent. Spending the whole weekend with Daniel was excellent. the chicken was excellent. 🙂

I saw the Dolmen (who were awesome) and Medieval Babes, who were also awesome.
There was a talk about unsolved mysteries, and I made a wand.

Kate West, was unfortunatley ill, so wasn’t there. shame, as I was so looking forward to her talk. nevermind. she’s writing an article for the next CoA magazine.

On sunday we had a roast dinner at Daniel’s house. It was excellent, and I really enjoyed it.
Sinead and Jaime (my brother) told the parents that they are expecting. So it’s now official! I am going to be an aunt. the baby is due in June. I am very excited. 🙂

We had fireworks at Daniel’s last night, which was also excellent (I seem to be using this word a lot lately)

Drew and I talked about setting fire to things and experimenting with explosives.
I came up with firebowling. Bowling with fireworks…the object is, you set up your pins in your bowling lane, set your firework on the ground below the foul line. Light the firework and see how many pins you can knock over when it goes shooting down the lane. excellent idea!

Woke up late this morning, so was in a bad mood, as I hate being late. Mind you I was still at the office by 8, but it’s not the point. I didn’t have time to dry my hair properly and straighten it.
Supposed to be going out for dinner tonight at the O2. I’ve said I’m going, so I can’t really drop out. should be a laugh.

I’ve been very sleepy lately. Sunday evening I fell asleep by 8.30 and didn’t wake (properley) until 6 the next day. Last night I slept from about 10.30 until 6.30 this morning, and I’m still tired…. yikes. guess the weekend really did tire me out.

I’ve almost finished the Time Traveler’s Wife. It is fantastic. Very excellent read. I have about 100 pages to go, so think I will finish it by this evening, if not tomorrow morning. For some strange reason, I seem to have lost the joys of reading. I used to be able to go home and do nothing but read, read, read. I could read 4 to 5 books a week. Now I barely ready 1 a fortnight, and that’s awful. It’s like I’ve forgotten all about it. Picking up a book, and being transferred into another world, forgetting all about lifes issues and problems. I need to sort myself out.

Daniel and I are going to Edinburgh. Sometime next year. April maybe. It’s going to be good fun. have never been there before. really looking forward to it.

right. it’s now nearly quarter to 9 and I need to get on and do things.

over and out!