Thursday, 29 January 2009

Goddess Prayer Beads

(from Oakwyse's Druid's Page)

It is best to string your own beads. You will need:

13 white 8mm beads for the Maiden
13 red 8mm beads for the Mother
13 black mm beads for the Crone
1 silver 10mm bead representing the Full Moon
52 silver spacer beads
(class "E" 6/0) representing the Moonlight.

Size 10 crochet yarn white or ecru, or color of choice

You may begin and end stringing anywhere in the loop, but the tie-off is less visible in the midst of the black beads.

The silver Moon bead is separated from the White Maiden beads by four (4) silver spacer beads. Each white Maiden bead is followed by one silver spacer bead, but the thirteenth bead is followed by four (4) spacer beads.

Then come the red Mother beads, each followed by one silver spacer, but the 13th bead is followed by four (4) spacers.

Then come the black Crone beads, each followed by one silver bead, but the 13th is
followed by four (4) spacers. And so we are back at the silver Moon bead.

In other words, beads of the same color are separated by one spacer. The three sets of beads and the larger Moon bead are separated by four spacers. Thirteen (13) beads are used in each set to signify the thirteen months of the lunar year. The silver spacers represent moonlight issuing from the Full Moon bead throughout the life cycle of Maiden, Mother, Crone.

Prayers are said on each bead, while meditating on the mysteries of the Triple Goddess, and the experience of the human life cycle.

Men may wish to make a devotion to the Horned God, and honor the life cycle of Youth, Father, and Sage.


THE PRAYERS:

On the silver Moon Bead say:
Blessed Mother, come to me,
and cast your lovely, silver light.
Uncloud your face that I may see
unveiled, its shining in the night.
Triple Goddess, Blessed Be,
and Merry Meet, my souls delight!


On the space say:
I bind unto my self today the
Fertility of the Maiden.


Meditate on the Presence of the Maiden . . .
On each Maiden Bead say:
Maiden daughter, sister, lover,
White-light, Night-light, loves embrace;
Seeking love, we find each other
By the radiance of your face.


On the space say:
I bind unto myself today the
Power of the Mother.


Meditate on the Presence of the Mother . . .
On each Mother Bead say:
Mother of all, radiant, beaming,
Full and heavy womb with expectation bright;
Be present here, full moonlight gleaming,
And bless your child with truth and light.

On the space say:
I bind unto myself today the
Wisdom of the Crone.


Meditate on the Presence of the Crone . . .
On each Crone Bead say:
Crone now stands in moonlight gleaming,
Starlit night and silver hair;
Peace and wisdom from you streaming,
Goddess, keeper of our care.


On the space say:
I bind unto myself today the
Fertility, Power, and Wisdom of the Goddess.

On the silver Moon Bead conclude:
Blessed Mother, stay by me,
and cast your lovely, silver light.
Uncloud your face that I may see
unveiled, its shining in the night.
Triple Goddess, Blessed Be,
and Merry Meet, my souls delight!

So Mote it be!


OakWyse & Glispa
Copyright 1998
May be reproduced without change
with this notice



To Begin
Great Goddess, Lady of Life
Whose garment is the shining heavens,
You are the white moon among the stars
And the beauty of the green Earth.
You are the mystery
That if that which we seek we find not within
We will never find it without
For you have been here since the beginning
And you are that which is attained at the end of desire.

On Spacers
Goddess, I am looking within and I see your light shining.

White Beads
Maiden of Freedom,
Forever Virgin, Holy Bride.
You are all beginnings
And the revealing light within the shadows.
Through you all that is good comes to birth.

Red Beads
Mother of Compassion,
Forever fertile, Lady of the forge.
You are the creating force of love
And the strength which nourishes all that lives.
Through you the cause of life is served.

Black Beads
Crone of Wisdom,
Ancient One, Keeper of the Cauldron.
You have seen everything, endured everything, and given everything.
You are death without which nothing can be transformed.
Through you understanding is attained.

In Closing
By the power and will of She that is three, so mote it be.
By Grian of Circle of the Green



My version.....


Wednesday, 28 January 2009

The Magi Empress

Bit more photoshop today.......




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You are The Empress


Beauty, happiness, pleasure, success, luxury, dissipation.


The Empress is associated with Venus, the feminine planet, so it represents,
beauty, charm, pleasure, luxury, and delight. You may be good at home
decorating, art or anything to do with making things beautiful.


The Empress is a creator, be it creation of life, of romance, of art or business. While the Magician is the primal spark, the idea made real, and the High Priestess is the one who gives the idea a form, the Empress is the womb where it gestates and grows till it is ready to be born. This is why her symbol is Venus, goddess of beautiful things as well as love. Even so, the Empress is more Demeter, goddess of abundance, then sensual Venus. She is the giver of Earthly gifts, yet at the same time, she can, in anger withhold, as Demeter did when her daughter, Persephone, was kidnapped. In fury and grief, she kept the Earth barren till her child was returned to her.


What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Sleep.....perchance to dream.....


No day is so bad it can't be fixed with a nap. ~Carrie Snow

There is more refreshment and stimulation in a nap, even of the briefest, than in all the alcohol ever distilled. ~Edward Lucas


Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep. ~Fran Lebowitz


Consciousness: that annoying time between naps. ~Author Unknown


There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast. ~Author Unknown



Sleep is a symptom of caffeine deprivation. ~Author Unknown



People who snore always fall asleep first. ~Author Unknown (true in my & Tods case!)



O bed! O bed! delicious bed!That heaven upon earth to the weary head.~Thomas Hood


It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it. ~John Steinbeck

The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night's sleep. ~E. Joseph Cossman


Sleep is like the unicorn - it is rumored to exist, but I doubt I will see any— Anonymous


People who say life is a bed of roses usually complain about sleeping in thorns.— Anonymous

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Be Thankful

Be Thankful

Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don't know something,
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations,
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge,
Because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you're tired and weary,
Because it means you've made an effort.
It's easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles, and they can become your blessings.
-Anon

How well do we really know others?

Due some troubles I felt like I had to do something to try & resolve the problem. I believe it would be best to have some time before talking to or seeing them, as they do tend to react without thinking. Which they already have done.
Hopefully time will help them to understand just where I'm coming from & calm them down somewhat.
Anyway I decided to do a quick little spell casting. It could be coincidence, but it seems to have worked. I've had no communication with them what-so-ever since I cast it :)

Binding Spell
This spell will assist you in stopping one who means you harm.
You Will Need: A Black Candle
A Craft Knife
Black Thread

This spell is best performed on a dark moon.
Inscribe the candle with the name of the person or people who mean to harm you. If you do not have a name, inscribe a question mark. Take a very long piece of black thread and begin to wrap it around the candle, slowly repeating the following:

"Take them, bind them, round and round,
Stop them; gag them, free from sound.
I take the fire from the south,
And purge the evil from their mouth.
I take the hatred from their heart,
And there the seed of love doth start.
Until they come in gentle guise,
Remove this person from my eyes.
Bind them, wrap them, tie them tight,
Remove this person from my sight"
Continue until all the thread is wrapped around the candle. Now light the wick, place the candle in the bath and leave it to burn.
This spell should take effect within 48 hours.

It's a shame that it's come to this, I don't cast many spells, but the last thing I need is a screaming match in the middle of the street. It still surprises me how we little we know others, no matter how long we've known them.
I'm not actively looking to regain the friendship, they really hit below the belt in how they reacted. There was absolutely NO need to do what they did, & I really don't need the drama in my life, but an understanding would be good.
I understand why they would be angry & it would be nice if they could understand why I was so pissed off (which I feel was totally reasonable). If they had been in my shoes they would of done SO much more than what I did - get angry, moan & become very paranoid.

Never mind, I still have some fantastic friends & have THE most supportive family. In a round-a-bout way I'm glad it happened, as it showed me just how strongly certain family members feel for me. They became & still are acting very protectively & that is SO touching & makes me feel SO proud!
Life goes on & I'll make other friends......

Monday, 19 January 2009

Fauna Pagans

I just stumbled across this & HAD to post it!
I had a right old giggle!



I've bumped into a few "Fluffy Bunnies","Slippery Eels" (my least favourite Pagan folk) & "Wise Owls" in my time, but it looks like there are "Dark Fluffies" too!! ARGH!!!!

Makes me think of one of my all time favourite film scenes....

(Monty Python have to be the BEST!)

I think if I had to be categorised I think Id be a "Tenacious Turtle". I just get on with my own thing. My own life is difficult enough, I sure don't need to get muddled up in others
Makes me wonder what Fauna Pagans my friends have bumped into.......

Sunday, 18 January 2009

under construction

Had to delete my old blog due to some trouble.

I'm starting a new one & it's somewhat under construction.

I'll be back completely soon!