1st Day of Yule – Mother’s Night
Mother's Night welcomes in the Season of Yule. As we encourage the return of Sunna (the feminine aspect of the Sun) we honor the feminine all around us. ...Honor the Idises, Asynjor, all Mothers, Grandmothers, Great Grandmothers and your feminine ancestors. Raise a horn to the glorious women who give birth to us and to the feminine spirits that support us. Give this time in honor to all Mothering aspects.
NOTE: WE HAD OUR FIRST SNOWFALL! Okay, it was only a bit more than a dusting, but ya know, it’s nonetheless exciting!
*Socks behaved all night.
Donar, Son of Wodan and Erda, husband to Sibba, wielder of Malant and Great God of thunder, thunder forth in our lives. When we would hold back, encourage us to advance. When we would be weak, hearten us be strong. When we would shun life’s pleasures, inspire our appetites for that which is lusty and good. Excite our growth from strength; teach us, elder brother, how to throw our
own Hammer, and slay the giants who oppose our will. WE GIVE YOU A MOST
HEART-FELT HAIL, DONAR, as we honor the Donar that resides in us all!
Elder Rune Summons:
Born of fire, born of ice
Life is lived at such a price
Elder Runes in your way
Advise the physical man today
Ansuz (U): In favor of the gods, Wodan specifically, Wodanic wisdom, the Athem - Divine/vital breath, the force of creation, a higher source
of inspiration, communication skills and divine ancestry, higher consciousness, mental stability, self-discipline, Wodan in his most favorable aspect.
Armanen Rune Summons:
Born of fire, born of ice
Life is lived at such a price
Armanen Runes in your way
Advise the Spirit man today
life-circumstances, water, sea, good management, test of life, school of the
lives, relations, defeat and the laws of nature, life and primal law, psychic
& spiritual awareness, cosmic flow, seeds of thought, the etheric part of the body, initiation that experiences life on earth as a continuous process of
initiation, The Cosmic Ocean.
A fourteenth I know: if I needs must number
the Powers to the people of men,
I know all the nature of gods and of elves
which none can know untaught.
Interpretation: An inspirational (Ansuz) life experience (Laf): perfekt!
Outcome: With the new-fallen snow I wasn’t sure how Toby would react. He did some slipping and sliding at first but he soon handled it well enough. However, I think he was so ready for the walk to be over any time soon. Twice he took it upon himself to go thru the intersection without me. It was a good, stout Northwesterly wind so I cut the walk a bit short. Hopefully I’ll be able to take him to Meeka park later after it warms up a bit. I know this snow will be short-lived.
MAN, I’VE BEEN SWEATING BULLETS! I wasn’t sure how I did in CATIA, but found out today I DID PASS: so says an email from the instructor!
*Wal-Mart neighborhood Market http://www.walmart.com/
*Dillons petrol http://www.dillons.com/fuel/Pages/C1.aspx
HAHAHAHAHA…Toby is SO crashed-out in front of the furnace; so warm.
Hillside Feed and Seed http://www.hillsidefeed.com/ straw bales, overnight home for
Socks if needed
Second trip to Dillons http://www.dillons.com/Pages/default.aspx for tea…hey, it’s
My understanding of Germanic reincarnation is that we can be/are reborn into our family line to strengthen the family line. Sometimes I wonder why? I mean, father, mother and brother have died. Former and most evil brother has flown the coop. I’m left with a brother and sister. We’re close well enough, but neither of them have any interest in the things that interest me and I them. My sister commented with perplexity on Facebook about my post on Mother’s Night. When I called her she let me know…eh, never mind. I’ve tried to explain things to both of them but they don’t care; hence, my lack of understanding why I’m here in the first place. The only thing I can figure out it’s for my own edification. If that’s it then I get it, but no one else in the family, nor do I have anyone to pass to whom I can this Heathen way. This is the reason I put so much in this journal and do so much work on the Internet. I want my words (Ansuz) to live on in my life experiences (Laf); hoping that something means something to somebody.
I had a surprise visit from my neighbor. She seemed like she just came over for a visit, when in actuality she needed to use the phone to call her husband who was very late coming home from work.
For my Mother on this Mother’s Night:
Your Mother Is Always With You - Sherry Martin
Your mother is always with you...
She's the whisper of the leaves
as you walk down the street.
She's the smell of bleach in
your freshly laundered socks.
She's the cool hand on your
brow when you're not well.
Your mother lives inside
your laughter. She's crystallized
in every tear drop...
She's the place you came from,
your first home.. She's the map you
follow with every step that you take.
She's your first love and your first heart
break....and nothing on earth can separate you.
Not time, Not space...
Not even death....
will ever separate you
from your mother....
You carry her inside of you....
Ostara, trustworthy goddess; keeper of the golden apples of youth and eternal life, keep us young inside. When we are starving for laughter, hungry for the lightness that comes with having few years on our shoulders, slip us one of those gleaming fruits that we may see the world through youthful eyes. Let springtime be in our steps, love in our hearts and a song on our lips. Change us to the core! Fill us with optimism and dreams for the future. WE GIVE YOU MOST A HEART-FELT HAIL, OSTARA, as we honor the Ostara that resides in us all!
PM Clarification Rune: none
Comments: cared for animals
Alaf Sal Fena!