Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Blessed Litha.

The wheel has turned, Litha is here, joyous blessings to one and all.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Renewing my spirit.

I've talked about renewing my spirit before on older blogs.  Sunday is the day of choice not because I am religious and this is the done thing in religious circles, but because it is my least hectic day.  It makes sense for me to kick back and centre myself.  Usually I feel better connected with my craft on this day because I get to simply be.  I don't have to play taxi service to anyone and I'm not required to do any home ed on a weekend, I am simply me.

With this in mind I have always tried to do something entirely for myself so that I can relax and experience that contentment.  I may spend the day reading (whatever takes my fancy), or I may watch DVD's.  Or perhaps I will plan something witchy  that I need to be getting on with; the point I am making is I do something for myself and not be at the beck and call of others.  I use this day to just be myself and not let others infringe upon it and it is something I am quite firm about, during the week I may say yes more times than I should but on a Sunday I absolutely won't budge - typical Taurean trait here.

Usually I won't go anywhere either - unless it is with my husband and kids for some family time - but today we went off to my brother's house for a BBQ.  Normally I wouldn't go as it is the brother whom I really don't get along with (the one who is very uppity), but tomorrow is my mother's birthday and as it's Father's Day today I agreed to go.

It was something different.
It wasn't so bad.
My brother was his usual self and I surprised myself at how easy I found ignoring his behaviour.
Getting out of the house and doing something totally different has helped renew my spirit in ways I never imagined.  I actually feel ready to tackle some stuff I need to see to and I am not feeling daunted by the enormity of it anymore.

I have learnt:

Doing something different isn't always a bad thing that will fill me with panic and dread.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Wordless Wednesday - June 15th 2011

Wordless Wednesday is something I have done on previous blogs and I thought I would use the idea over at this blog, using a picture from nature, or something with a pagan or witchy theme.

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Sunday, 12 June 2011

Oak Month.

From June 10th to July 7th it is the Celtic month of the Oak.  This tree is associated with the element of fire and ruled by the sun.  Indeed, Litha falls within the Oak tree month, which sees the longest day of the year.
There are many Gods and Goddesses associated with this tree, particularly the Gods of thunder and lightning.

To me this tree represents strength and during this month we can cast spells for strength, protection, success and stability. good luck, health and healing, money, potency and good luck.
On a personal level I need to draw strength this month as there are one or two issues on the home front that need confronting.  My challenge for the month ahead will be to tackle these issues by drawing upon the energies of the grand oak tree to lend me strength and protection during what will undoubtedly be a difficult process.
Coupled with putting my life back together after losing two loved ones in four months and it isn't too difficult to understand why I need the strength that the oak offers.  As I move back out into the world after taking a break I may need to draw upon the oak's strength.  Going through such a tough time has left me feeling washed out and my energy severely depleted - my chronic illness has been particularly bad in recent weeks.  Of course the weather has played a part in me feeling so awful too.  Normally the weather doesn't bother me whatever it is doing - I am a real weather geek - with the only time I complain being when it is too hot, as I am asthmatic and I cannot breathe; also having arthritis means hot and humid weather plays havoc with my joints too.  But generally I am pretty easy going when it comes to the weather, but recently it has been so cold and damp up in Cumbria that I have felt even worse, not just physically but emotionally too.
So it seems that my energies are so low and need a boost and that's where the energies of the oak come in.

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