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Wednesday, August 29th, 2007
2:06 am
For a laugh...
The Drunk Scotsman:
Irish Folk Melody

Well a Scotsman clad in kilt left a bar one evening fair,
And one could tell by how he walked he’d drunk more than his share.
He fumbled ‘round until he could no longer keep his feet,
And he stumbled off into the grass to sleep beside the street.

He stumbled off into the grass to sleep beside the street.

About that time two young and lovely girls just happened by,
One says to the other with a twinkle in her eye,
“See yon sleeping Scotsman, so strong and handsome build,
I wonder if it’s true what they don’t wear beneath the kilt?”

I wonder if it’s true what they don’t wear beneath the kilt?

They crept up on theat sleeping Scotsman, quiet as could be,
Lifted up his kilt about an inch so they could see.
And there, behold, for them to view beneath his Scottish shirt,
Was nothing more than God had graced him with upon his birth.

Was nothing more than God had graced him with upon his birth.

They marveled for a moment than one said, “we must be gone,
Let’s leave a present for our friend before we move along.”
As a gift they left a blue silk ribbon tied into a bow,
Around the bonny-star the Scot’s kilt did lift and show.

Around the bonny-star the Scot’s kilt did lift and show.

Now the Scotsman woke to nature’s call and stumbled towards a tree,
Behind the bush he lifts his kilt and gawks at what he sees.
And in a startled voice he says to what’s before his eyes,
“Lad I don’t know where ya been but I see you won first prize.”

Lad I don’t know where ya been but I see you won first prize.


That is all.
Sunday, July 1st, 2007
4:46 pm
Draw for the Week
Using my Tarot of Northern Shadows again:

Knight of Cups

I'm not in the least surprised that this is the card that came up.

Invitations. Opportunities. Paths opening before us.

I'm just loving this image, am taken with the combination of sincerity and hope and perhaps love on the knight's face.

I see him not only as an opportunity, but as a task completed successfully now leading to opportunity (what can I say, I have some preconceived notions about a grail knight). I hope we're all open to whatever opportunities are coming!
Monday, June 4th, 2007
2:17 pm
Tarot draw!
For some reason I'm feeling drawn to do a coven tarot draw this week. Here goes, from the Tarot of Northern Shadows:

2 of Swords.

(I couldn't figure out how to post the image into LJ.)

For those of you who aren't familiar with the deck, the Major Arcana of the deck "features Norse and Celtic figures with their attendant animals." For the Minor Arcana, Rods=Norse gods and goddesses; Cups=heroes and heroines from the Mabinogi; Swords=British Celtic and Continental legend; Discs=Irish Celtic personalities.

Regrettably Rodway doesn't give more specific explanations/descriptions with each card -- so I'm not quite sure what the 2 of Swords is specifically intended to portray. Anyone have any thoughts? (Also, to Rodway, Swords=air.)

I'm still getting to know this deck. It's interesting.

Anyway, I'm reading this card as conflict and frustration. Not being willing to step away, not willing to accept a deadlock, not being willing to endure the implications accepting one might have. I know the "usual" interpretation of the card is more positive -- towards a willingness to accept -- but I'm not seeing it here.

Nonetheless, that's where my thoughts are going in terms of meditating on it. Where, in my life, am I constantly pushing against the same thing, to no benefit? What situations should I step back from for a while because trying to push forward isn't getting me anywhere?

Others' thoughts appreciated!
Wednesday, April 25th, 2007
1:54 am
Sunday, April 22nd, 2007
7:56 am
The Eight of Pentacles is Following Us
May Day is soon approaching, the beginning of "solar summer," as is Beltane, the first of the year's fire festivals.  This is the time of year that I realized that the Goddess was calling me and is always a special time.  It's also the time of year for Love- wild love, love that needs to run free, creative spiritual love, magical love- and while I am sad not be spending it with you, I am glad to be getting some time for a mini-moon. 

Since I won't be about for the next couple of weeks, I want to keep our connection and draw another card for discussion. 

Interestingly the card I drew is again the Eight of Pentacles. Again. Ok, so it's only come up once before, just once. But it's not like we've been doing this for a long time. And we've only draw two card previous. So I have to ask, do you believe in the symbolism of coincidence? I do. There is nothing that is coincidental. Repeating incidents are pings to our consciousness, like a cosmic "hey you!'" 
I think this Eight of Pentacles is about the management of energy. Are we putting in the energy that we need to get the results we want? If we are turning our backs to something, like the working man so immerse in work is with the town that he leaves the town behind him, then it's a good time to work on balance and harmony of these energies. 

Focusing our attention, hammering away, managing our energies in all matters- love, aways love and also knowledge and information, health and obviously, money/pentacles. Some of us are definitely working on health isses, be they those that have a health issue, the person providing the care or the person creating new life. Some of us are honing our knowledge and gaining more information of our career craft and the crafts that feed our creativity and spirit. Some of us are planning for the near future and taking note of financial issues while making plans to ensure that while money issues are important that there is time enough for love and spirit. 

So on May Day, we need to enjoy this time, bathe our faces with morning dew, enrich our skin with wet pixie kisses, while keeping thoughtful on our management of energy. Taking steps, making them count and keeping cognizant of what we give out and what comes back to us from others.  I'll be thinking of you while I'm away. Happy Beltane!

Current Mood: pensive
Thursday, April 5th, 2007
7:09 am
Every rabbit has its day
So. A friend of a friend has way too many rabbits and not enough time to care for them like they deserve. She is looking to give four of them away for free to good homes. Two of the rabbits come as a pair because they are in love, bonded sisters. Mabel is chinchilla and Lady is black. They are both under a year old and are French/Satin angora crosses. She also has a 2 year old Black Giant/French cross doe and a Jersey Wool doe. 

Would anyone like a bunny?  We're not allowed any furry type pets in my building which sux. I cannot stop dreaming of bunnies. Oh to have a sweet little bunny or two, and fiber bunnies at that. How awesome would that be to have a lapful of bunny to spin.

I have taken to visiting dailybunny.com to get my bunny fix. Adorable bunnies. Happy Ostara.

Current Mood: restless
Friday, March 30th, 2007
8:21 am
Eight of Pentacles
     The Eight of Pentacles card seems very appropriate given my recent thoughts on the card of the week as a discussion topic. Basically, I've thought to pull a card for the weekly group reading now and again since we first started discussing it but the Moon would be Void of Course. Not a good time to start anything that means something to you. 

Today, the Moon is no longer Void and is in the sign of Virgo. It's a good sturdy sign in which to start a project since Virgo is Fixed Earth. The card is also appropriate since I need to get to work! I'm sitting at home in my apartment blogging.  I can't use LJ at my office and I want very much to start with this draw. I'll hop in the shower and be on my way pretty soon.

For me the card is saying, alrighty - get to work! And not just the reality of my getting to the office. It mean for us as a group, there are things to be done! Stuff you don't even see that needs to be taken care of. 

I like the picture in this deck especially because of the reflection at the base of the card. We need to reflect on the work at hand. The reflection will give us the opportunity not to miss that which we do not see at the onset.

Current Mood: busy
Wednesday, October 27th, 2004
9:45 am
Wow, check this out:
Halloween School Parties Cancelled in part b/c it is *disrespectful to the Wiccan faith*

What do you guys think of this? On the one hand, wow, an actual school system and superintendant are taking Wicca seriously. On the other hand, there's no need to cancel the parties, just make them more respectful (one of the women's comments about having a Harvest celebration instead of the traditional Holloween gobbledy-gook w/ witches on brooms makes a lot of sense).
Tuesday, July 13th, 2004
1:46 am
a pim-lic service announcement
So, I picked up a box of Pims for you guys. And then, I ate them. The entire box. Gone. Buh-bye.

It got to be 1:30 in the morning, and there were something like 2 left, and I just said, fuck it, I'm eating them. And I did.

I couldn't help it. They were of that new chocolate mousse flavor.

This is why I can't keep sweets in the house.

So, yeah.

Current Mood: full
Wednesday, January 7th, 2004
12:21 am
Well, I'm two months late, having not kept up with this here journal, but I did take the quiz tonight, 2 months after Ebess posted it. Not surprised, not surprised. (If I change one answer, I get Druidic, which is also not surprising.)
WICCA - Wicca is a joyous religion springing from
the kinship with nature. It is a merging with
the Goddesses and Gods, the universal energies
which created all in existence. It is a
personal, positive celebration of life.

What is Your Magick Path?
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Monday, November 10th, 2003
4:21 pm
DRUIDIC - You have to live close to nature to
survive. You dream magick. In the deep woods
you gather, bringing together mysticism and
philosophy, insight and learning. Your spirit
emerges from the the tides of the sea, the
light of the sun, the wind in the Oak, the cry
of the deer.

What is Your Magick Path?
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Current Mood: hehe
8:20 am
Fennel recipe
Here's the recipe for the salad I brought to our Samhain ritual, approximated to the best of my ability:

Fennel Slaw w/ Candied Walnuts

1 c walnut halves
2 tbs sugar
3 bulbs fennel, thinly sliced
1 red onion, peeled, thinly sliced
4 seedless navel oranges, peeled and cut into segments
3/4 c orange juice
1/4 c white wine vinegar (with a dash of rice wine vinegar in it)
3 tbs olive oil
8 drops or so Tabasco
pomegranate seeds
salt and pepper to taste

In a small skillet combine walnuts, sugar and 1/4 cup water and cook, stirring until sugar being to brown and walnuts seem glazed (about 5 minutes...over medium heat). Reove the walnuts and set them aside (later, when they've cooled, store them seperate from the salad. They go on top, but if you mix them in the salad, all the sugar will dissolve and flavor the salad too sweet. Only combine them right before you eat the salad).

In a large bowl, combine the fennel, red onion and orange segments. In another bowl, whisk together OJ, vinegar and oil. Add tabasco and season w/ salt and pepper. Pour over fennel mix. Toss and refrigerate ~ 1 hour, then serve with walnuts on top.

There ya go! We should all start posting our recipes here! It would be a great way to keep track of all the yummy things we bring to Circle, and the start of our cook book ;-)

Current Mood: excited
Wednesday, October 29th, 2003
6:08 pm
Okay! So! I picked up two bulbs of fennel at the greenmarket! Okay!!

Now, what do I do with it?


Wednesday, October 22nd, 2003
5:16 pm
norway: progressive?
Witch Gets State Grant
Tue Oct 21, 8:41 AM ET

OSLO (Reuters) - A witch has won subsidies from the Norwegian state to run a business of potions, fortune-telling and magic.

Lena Skarning, 33, won the unprecedented start-up grant of 53,000 crowns ($7,400) after promising not to try out harmful spells with her business, Forest Witch Magic Consulting.

Skarning, who owns a white cat and says she has been practicing witchcraft for 13 years, said the runaway success of JK Rowling's Harry Potter books about a boy wizard may have made society more tolerant of sorcery.

"But Harry Potter is a fairy tale and I'm not," she told Reuters Tuesday. "I'm the real thing. And now I'm Norway's only state-backed witch."

She said the government subsidy would help her tell fortunes from Tarot cards, teach magic tricks at corporate seminars and develop products like magical bath oil, water potions or face creams meant to help users have clearer dreams at night.

"The ingredients are mostly herbs -- nothing scary," she said of her products.

Skarning said Harry Potter was unrealistic. "He rides his broom backwards. Real witches ride with the brush part in front," she said.
Tuesday, October 21st, 2003
9:01 am
ladies... i'm proud to present....


E. Bess
another one bites the dust

Current Mood: hungry
Monday, October 20th, 2003
11:41 pm
the squirrel guy
Man, I hit pay dirt at the park today. Spent about 30 minutes at Madison Square Park with the Squirrel Guy, this older gentleman who feeds the squirrels in the park every day. citabria knows who I'm talking about!

This entry isn't very polished, but some of my notes are here:


RAWK, girls. Rawk.

I wanna spend every single lunch hour in the park now.

E. Bess

Current Mood: good
12:31 pm
eye of newt, wing of frog, er, bat... oh nevermind
You girls seen this yet?

Secret Spells Barbie

Needless to say: WANT.


Current Mood: rock out with your wicca out
Thursday, September 11th, 2003
1:03 pm
We're here!

Okay, so this has no content whatsoever ... so shoot me. :P
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