I’ve been feeling worse these past months. My health has degraded, I’ve lost some autonomy, I don’t have any energy for anything, except to watch tv and animes. The only upside is that I’m finally getting help for chores in my apartment, so that makes less things to do on my part, the gouvernement is the one who pays the fees. I’ve not touched my decks as well.
I’ve bought a domain, strangerealms.ca, so that the old link goes there. I think it makes my blog look more professional.
I had in the past a few blogs running at the same time on different matters, and I found that, on the long term, too complicated and exhausting. Unlike some, words don’t come to me. It can take me hours just to write a paragrap, so working on writing 3/4 blog entries every day on 3/4 blogs is impossible for me. I ended up not posting much on all of them in the past. People don’t realize the amount of work and time it takes me to write, not physically, but mentally because I never know what to say and I don’t have any inspiration. Yet I much prefer communicating in writing.
I’d like that to share my favorite genal spread, copyright goes to Christine Filipak. I generally don’t remember the spreads in the Little White Books that oracles and tarot decks have, but I found that one in the Madame Eudora’s Fortune Cards booklet and I just love it, and it goes well with oracles and tarot decks as well. The Madame Eudora’s Fortune Cards is a beautiful oracle deck.
The Oracle of the World
1 – Center: represents you or your present situation.
2 – North: represents dreams and intangibles ideals, representing that which you aspire to.
3 – South: represents earthly pursuits and material concerns.
4 – West: represents the setting sun, or that which has been.
5 – East: represents the rising sun, or that which is yet to be.
6 – NorthWest: represents a past spiritual or romantic influence.
7 – NorthEast: represents a future spiritual or romantic influence you will encounter.
8 – SouthWest: represents a past physical influence in your life regarding matters of health and money.
9 – SouthEast: represents a future physical influence you will encounter regarding matters of health and money.
It is a spread I posted on the Aeclectic Tarot Forums that concern the Petit Lenormand, and it can be used with the Kipper as well. You place the querent card in the middle and then select and place the other cards around the querent card. Personally I don’t like using bg spreads whether it’s tarot or other oracles, so I generally don’t use the Grand Lenormand spread and prefer using 3 cards sreads or this one I created.
Q: querant, 28 for a man, 29 for a woman
1, 5, 9: past in general
3, 7, 11: future in general
2, 6, 10: Love and family in the future
4, 8, 12: Money and work in the future
I posted my poem The Radiant Brigit on the Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids forums for the short porm section and it won the contest. I’m really happy about this.
When I was in my coven, we had to write a poem, and I wrote one about the Goddess Brighid. I think it fits with Imbolc that is coming, since it’s Brighid that brings Spring to us, and Imbolc is related to Brighid. I had an image in my mind when I wrote that poem, an image I found on the internet years later, which I will share here as well.
The Radiant Brighid
She comes into the light,
Her naked feet caressing the snow,
And as she comes, bringing the light,
The snow melts under her feet.
She bears the Sun on her cloak
And Spring on her pale face,
A warm breeze plays with her blond hair,
Her smile full of promises.
Her radiant beauty makes Winter go away
And Darkness hides at the other side of the world.
Her green thumb is prosperous,
It gives life and heals.
With her fingers on her harp,
She awakens the souls and the spirits
From their deep sleep
And inspires them visions of beauty and of peace.
Since the fall of my coven, I’ve decided to focus on my interest into Druidry, and in the Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids in particular, and I bought years ago their bardic course, but never found the time to do it. I’ve felt I needed to have a Druid Altar so I’ve been looking for a place to put it, away from my cat who could easily destroy it. So I’ve decided to put it in the kitchen, next to my other things close to the door, so I went looking for small items. I bought most of my items at The Magical Druid.
You have to open images on another tab with WordPress to see them full size, since they always shrink images to make them fit the width of the blogs.
Now I’ll show things up close. One of the items is part of a Mint-Tin Altar kit so I keep the rest of the kit in the red box.
From the Fall anime season from Japan, one of the series I’m watching, Gakusen Toshi Asterisk, has a beautiful end credit song: