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Morpheus : Correspondences

dreamingkingmorpheus:

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Morpheus : God of Dreams : Dream King : Dream Weaver : Sandman : Oneiros :

Rules : Dreams Night / Day, Sleep, Inspiration, Creativity, Divination, Wishes, Trance / Meditation / Astral

Colour : Black, Blue, Purple, Silver

Element : Air & Water

Planet : Moon (New Moon)

vcrfl:

Pierre-Narcisse Guérin: Morpheus and Iris, 1811.

vcrfl:

Pierre-Narcisse Guérin: Morpheus and Iris, 1811.

blessedbaubles:

Brighid & the Lepers

One of my favorite stories about Brighid — indeed, one of the most popular tales in general — is of two lepers who visited Her at Her well in Kildare. She told them to bathe one another in the waters until their skin was healed. When the first was healed, he became repulsed and would not touch the skin of the other to continue bathing him. Brighid was angered at his selfishness and caused the first man’s leprosy to return. She placed Her cloak over the second man, healing him instantly.
Of course the morals of this story are empathy, kindness and caring for others. But what stands out most to me is the message to remember your roots and never stop helping or empowering others who walk a path like one you’ve traveled; don’t get so used to your improved station, regardless of how hard you worked to achieve it, that you lose touch with your past struggles entirely. I’ve been in much worse situations than the one I’m in now and I still can’t always manage to help others in all of the ways that I’d like, but I do what I can to pay forward the help that I’ve received in the past.
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blessedbaubles:

Brighid & the Lepers

One of my favorite stories about Brighid — indeed, one of the most popular tales in general — is of two lepers who visited Her at Her well in Kildare. She told them to bathe one another in the waters until their skin was healed. When the first was healed, he became repulsed and would not touch the skin of the other to continue bathing him. Brighid was angered at his selfishness and caused the first man’s leprosy to return. She placed Her cloak over the second man, healing him instantly.

Of course the morals of this story are empathy, kindness and caring for others. But what stands out most to me is the message to remember your roots and never stop helping or empowering others who walk a path like one you’ve traveled; don’t get so used to your improved station, regardless of how hard you worked to achieve it, that you lose touch with your past struggles entirely. I’ve been in much worse situations than the one I’m in now and I still can’t always manage to help others in all of the ways that I’d like, but I do what I can to pay forward the help that I’ve received in the past.

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longingforgod:

Blessed Imbolc everyone!

longingforgod:

Blessed Imbolc everyone!

belladonnaswitchblog:

jtotheizzoe:

The Moon Goes Red Tonight
Are you in North, Central, or South America? Do you like staying up late and staring up at the sky? Yes? Then I have good news!
You can catch a total lunar eclipse Monday night, in all of its dusty-red glory, from just about anywhere in North America with a clear view of the night sky. The moon will enter the darkest part of Earth’s shadow (the “umbra”) at 1:58 AM ET, and remain there until 4:24 AM ET. At 3:06 ET, the moon will be completely darkened by the Earth’s shadow!
Except that the moon won’t be completely dark. During a lunar eclipse, the moon turns a dusty shade of red. Why is that? You can thank Earth’s atmosphere.
To understand the red color of a lunar eclipse, it’s best to see how Earth would look from the moon. Check out the image of Earth eclipsing the sun (it’s not a real photo, btw. It was created from several images taken by Apollo astronauts):

(via Astro Bob)
See that halo of light around Earth? Our diffuse shell of air and dust bends and reflects a portion of the eclipsed sun’s light around the planet and onto the obscured moon. And since only the longest wavelengths of light make it through our atmosphere without being scattered away by the air molecules (the same reason that sunsets are red), the moon is bathed in crimson! Here’s a video I made about that atmospheric color show:

Check out more eclipse goodness at Bad Astronomy. Top image via Wikipedia.

Fuck! I wish I had known about this sooner! This would have been the perfect time to plan some spells and an awesome ritual! Grr.. Oh well, At least I can still go out and look at it for like an hour :p

belladonnaswitchblog:

jtotheizzoe:

The Moon Goes Red Tonight

Are you in North, Central, or South America? Do you like staying up late and staring up at the sky? Yes? Then I have good news!

You can catch a total lunar eclipse Monday night, in all of its dusty-red glory, from just about anywhere in North America with a clear view of the night sky. The moon will enter the darkest part of Earth’s shadow (the “umbra”) at 1:58 AM ET, and remain there until 4:24 AM ET. At 3:06 ET, the moon will be completely darkened by the Earth’s shadow!

Except that the moon won’t be completely darkDuring a lunar eclipse, the moon turns a dusty shade of red. Why is that? You can thank Earth’s atmosphere.

To understand the red color of a lunar eclipse, it’s best to see how Earth would look from the moon. Check out the image of Earth eclipsing the sun (it’s not a real photo, btw. It was created from several images taken by Apollo astronauts):

(via Astro Bob)

See that halo of light around Earth? Our diffuse shell of air and dust bends and reflects a portion of the eclipsed sun’s light around the planet and onto the obscured moon. And since only the longest wavelengths of light make it through our atmosphere without being scattered away by the air molecules (the same reason that sunsets are red), the moon is bathed in crimson! Here’s a video I made about that atmospheric color show:

Check out more eclipse goodness at Bad Astronomy. Top image via Wikipedia.

Fuck! I wish I had known about this sooner! This would have been the perfect time to plan some spells and an awesome ritual! Grr.. Oh well, At least I can still go out and look at it for like an hour :p

itmovesmemorelol:

The FAIR FOLK OF THE HAPPY LAND would frolic in song and dance at Belteine. On May Eve, the fairy music is heard on all the hills, and many beautiful tunes have been caught up in this way by the people and the native musicians. About a hundred years ago a celebrated tune, called Moraleana, was learnt by a piper as he traversed the hills one evening; and he played it perfectly, note by note, as he heard it from the fairy pipes; on which a voice spoke to him and said that he would be allowed to play the tune three times in his life before all the people, but never a fourth, or a doom would fall on him. However, one day he had a great contest for supremacy with another piper, and at last, to make sure of victory, he played the wonderful fairy melody; when all the people applauded and declared he had won the prize by reason of its beauty, and that no music could equal his. So they crowned him with the garland; but at that moment he turned deadly pale, the pipes dropped from his hand, and he fell lifeless to the ground. For nothing escapes the fairies; they know all things, and their vengeance is swift and sure.  Art by Gilbert Williams.
source: Celtic Mythology

itmovesmemorelol:

The FAIR FOLK OF THE HAPPY LAND would frolic in song and dance at Belteine. On May Eve, the fairy music is heard on all the hills, and many beautiful tunes have been caught up in this way by the people and the native musicians. About a hundred years ago a celebrated tune, called Moraleana, was learnt by a piper as he traversed the hills one evening; and he played it perfectly, note by note, as he heard it from the fairy pipes; on which a voice spoke to him and said that he would be allowed to play the tune three times in his life before all the people, but never a fourth, or a doom would fall on him. However, one day he had a great contest for supremacy with another piper, and at last, to make sure of victory, he played the wonderful fairy melody; when all the people applauded and declared he had won the prize by reason of its beauty, and that no music could equal his. So they crowned him with the garland; but at that moment he turned deadly pale, the pipes dropped from his hand, and he fell lifeless to the ground. For nothing escapes the fairies; they know all things, and their vengeance is swift and sure.

Art by Gilbert Williams.

source: Celtic Mythology

lilith-la-strega:

Beltane Maypole

lilith-la-strega:

Beltane Maypole

bruxa-de-cereja:

This is simply lovely♥.

bruxa-de-cereja:

This is simply lovely♥.