sharing my world

Share Your World 2016 Week 44

Here is my post for Cee’s Share Your World 2016 Week 44

What was your favorite subject in school? History, except for the wars.  Even as a child I wondered why those in charge never heard of ‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.’  I was particularly fond of learning about ancient civilisations and dinosaurs. I also enjoyed poetry.

If you could have a servant come to your house every day for two hours, what would you have them do?  Dust!  I procrastinate as long as possible with this dreaded chore.  Sometimes there are cobwebs. My gnome, Henri, was supposed to help with the housework but all he does is stand there and smile (and steal my chocolate!).

Where did you live when you were in the third grade of school?  Is it the same place or town you live now? In the suburbs.  Not even close.

In your opinon, list some places that are great for shopping? I don’t do much shopping, except for food.  But when I am looking for something in particular I generally go to first to check out the prices.

art, astrology, folklore, pagan

What’s Your Sign? Lunar Astrology and Druid Tree Lore October and November Birthdays

Druid Tree Lore – Celtic Lunar Astrology
28th October – 24th November

12_reed_white_hound_celtic_zodiac_printReed-White Hound  28th October-24th November
The Reed has thick roots like a tree though submerged in water and is associated with Pwyll, God of the Underworld. It is also a symbol of royalty. The fire festival of Samhain, which honours the dead, is celebrated during this month.  The White Hound is a guardian of many mysteries. I chose the faithful Irish Wolfhound to represent this sign. Those born under this sign are said to be imaginative, fearless, good leaders, make powerful friends and possess strong will.

About Druid Tree Lore and Celtic Lunar Astrology
People have been marking the passage of time by the phases of the moon for millennia. Although it is impossible to say for certain because the lore and traditions were not written, many historians believe that both the Celts and Druids used a 13 month lunar calendar.  The months and symbols differ from the solar calendar with which most of us are familiar. Druidic horoscopes are often mentioned in legends.

Trees have long been a source of sacred folklore with each chosen to represent the months and having its own magickal properties. The Ogham symbols may have been devised by ancient Druids. As several of the symbols refer to trees, the ogham alphabet is often called the Tree Alphabet. These symbols are included next to the tree names which are shown in both English and Old Irish. The animal symbols are my interpretation based on various sources. The ruling planets of each sign are also noted.  The information provided here is an introduction to the wealth of knowledge concerning Druid teachings and Celtic lore.

See the entire collection of zodiac signs here or on my website, MagickMermaid (Studio tab at the top of the page).

sharing my world

Share Your World 2016 Week 43

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Here are my answers for Cee’s Share Your World 2016 Week 43:

What are you really glad you did yesterday?
I started one of my sewing projects and continued to organise the chaos of my projects.

Would you prefer a one floor house or multiple levels?
I would prefer a castle by the sea with multiple levels. 
EPSON scanner imageIf that’s not possible I’d like a cottage by the sea with two levels.

Have you done something you truly want to do today?
Not yet; but the day isn’t over.

What plans did you have as a teenager that didn’t happen? Are you happy it didn’t work out that way?
I wanted to travel the world, marry Prince Charming and live happily ever after.  I have not seen the entire world yet and I wonder if Prince Charming exists.  So I will focus solely on traveling 🙂