2nd Day of Yule – The Winter Solstice
The Winter Solstice represents the shortest day and the longest night. From this day onward Sunna gains strength and eventually breaks winter's spell. Celebrate Sunna's return and the fertility she brings!
NOTE: I didn’t go into work this morning. I need to go to the doc about this rash as it’s not getting any better no matter what over-the-counter remedy I try. My hands and face are ablaze with it. The itch is driving me mad! My eyes feel puffy. I’m sure it’s work related. I stopped in at work to let them see what’s going on. My lead-man was very supportive.
NOTE2: First thing this morning Audie opened up Yule gift #1: a shawl, and loved it!
AM Prayer: Tuesday, we pray to Ziu/Tyr and lighting a purple candle (for honor):
Ziu/Tyr, you chained the Fenris Wolf that threatened the worlds. We can’t do that, but we can do other things, some ordinary, others heroic. Remind us of your bravery and your sacrifice. Give us the courage and strength we need to fetter out own Fenris. Keep us mindful of our duties, and help us keep our fears bound as tightly as you bound old Slaver Mouth. Thus doing, we may we share in your glory by imitating you. ZIU/TYR HAIL!!
Born of fire, born of ice
Life is lived at such a price
Holy Runes send my way
Advice on how to spend the day
AM Rune: Two Runes
Raido (U): Wheel, horse transportation, riding, ordered/rhythmic movement, a journey, wise counsel, the law of the cosmic right, freedom and moral responsibility of the Self, ordered change, ethical conduct, personal discipline, to be in charge of one’s own journey in life, the proper course of faring, progress.
Raido (R): Spinning one’s wheels, lack of movement, unwise counsel, a breakdown in (divine) order, upsetting the cart, wrong action and disorder, the opposite of that which is right, off the proper course, slow motion, without a sense of purpose, personal irresponsibility, void of progress or proper perspective.
Isa (irreversible): Ice: dormancy: a calming, stilling effect: self-control: the concentrated self: ego: the living soul: das Ich (the unified, whole, principle or force), the composite plurality of Ich, be still and gain control of the Self (in all its forms): grounding, a lowering of vibration levels.
Outcome: It does seem that Isa would have a direct effect on Raido.
Off to the VA this morning for my rash. It is indeed contact dermatitis and fiberglass hypersensitivity. An Rx along with some medicated cream: hopefully it works.
2nd breakfast in their canteen while at the VA
I stopped in at PDS Tech and KAMAN to give them the results of my doctor’s visit.
Audie opened her 2nd gift for Yule: a monkey hat…she LOVED it!
My book, “Of Gods and Holidays” http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/9986476275/ref=oss_product arrived today! It looks very promising!
Braum’s http://www.braums.com/ for a yummy treat…
Meeka for an evening walk
Isa and Raido, the slowing down of movement, worked well for me today!
PM Prayer: Eger und Rahana/Aegir and Ran:
Eger und Rahana/Aegir and Ran, keeper of the deep hall at ocean’s bottom, host to the drowned and the sea lost. Your dwelling might be thought sad and gloomy, but you are known to be kind and hospitable ale givers. In your goodness then, cheer us when waves of misfortune pound our life’s fragile boats to the bottom. For even at the bottom, there is warmth, cheer and hope. Be our assurance and our inspiration to strive on despite the swells and swirls of fate. HAIL AEGIR and RAN/EGER UND RHANA!!
PM Rune: none
Comments: cared for animals, Meeka inside
Alaf Sal Fena!