If you can’t tell this post will be a woo heavy one.
So to start this out, Seren Lebannen had a brilliant idea on how to show what she looks like Over There.
Big topic right now considering how early The Hunt started.
I’m going to dance around it a bit.
Building my relationship back up with Thor has been going pretty well so far. It’s definitely slow goings with Him being very busy with what is going on, but still going. I was not doing so good the past few days and He was actually babying me quite a bit yesterday. As a thank you I have a nice new shiny Mjolnir coming in the mail. He told me it wasn’t necessary. The one I normally wear is the first one I got. I’m not getting rid of it by any means, it has sentimental value now. But it is getting old and getting kind of dingy. Not to mention it’s more of a symbol of the relationship almost starting anew (getting the new one I mean).
The closer we have been getting again the more I feel The Hunt. I’ve been getting antsy. Most nights I’ve been getting plenty of sleep but still wake up exhausted. I have a feeling some astral stuff has been going on while I’m asleep but I can never remember any of it.
I almost feel The Hunt calling. It may have some to do with my origins in the Wolf Tribe of Vanaheim. They play a pretty big part in The Hunt. I don’t really feel like I know enough about it though to really be able to talk too much about it.
When Thor comes to me though, he seems kind of exhausted. He has definitely been busy.
Skadi’s energy has been becoming more prominent to me as of late. I know I’ve mentioned it before, but it was more in passing. She is calling me to Her again. My reaction is “well Your mark is still on my arm so of course!” She loves The Hunt. She is almost giddy which is really entertaining.
When She left me, I was really sad. She isn’t the warmest most affectionate Jotun, but she really helped me to get through a really hard time. She didn’t do this by babying me, She kicked my ass in gear. I still feel a fierce loyalty to her.
Freya’s reaction to The Hunt? Imagine a gorgeous blond with brilliant blue eyes in a sort of Shieldmaiden outfit skipping with a sword. That pretty well describes it. I’ve never seen her like this before.
Fenrir seems to be avoiding it all, but is trying his best to make up for the time that Thor is gone.
That’s all I’ve got for now.
Until next time loves.
Happy Freya’s Day!
Here is some of the new stuff I got as promised.
10 points to who can guess where this ring is from.
Guess it yet?
It’s Galadriel’s ring from Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit. From the side it kind of looks like a cupcake not going to lie.
See a part of my nail polish collection? I have way more than I need.
My new drinking horn! I bought it off Fen at the Mead Day thing I went to. I’m still waiting for him to bring me my home brewed Strawberry Mead that unreliable bastard. In the background you can see my Freya candle (the front one, second from the top) from Beth. The scent is pure essential oils of amber, rosa damascena, and chocolate (similar to scent she uses for the perfume which I also have) and let me tell you it smells absolutely delicious! Plus the wood wicks are awesome. The candle closer to the back (the brighter one) is also from Beth but obviously not one she sells anymore. I’ve had it for quite sometime. It actually just stopped lighting for me today, so I’m buying a new one for him.
I noticed while it was burning that the little sparkles on the candle were creating a rainbow. It was really pretty. I didn’t quite catch it though. Bummer.
Any who, the thing wrapped around the candle is my Frigga prayer beads from, you guessed it, Beth!
So somehow this post became an advertisement for Beth. Maybe I should start charging for this.
I kid I kid, I joke I joke.
If any of you remember the pictures of my sacred space before (what I call my non alter) there was a different cloth under. I just bought the new one. Trees. It was actually with Halloween stuff, but Halloween time is when I buy my regular décor. But I liked the trees and I thought it could be a way (for now) to incorporate Yggdrasil into the space. I’m running on a budget and I also can’t be too obvious with my stuff until I move out (living in a very Christian household does that).
I’ve ordered a Frey candle from Beth (still advertising) as well so just waiting on that since they are made to order. I will post on him becoming a part of my life as well. Might just take a bit.
Have been pretty busy.
As well as I will do a post on the Wolf Tribe. Still debating on doing recipes. Thinking maybe a recipe once a week on a set day. Any thoughts on doing that or requests are appreciated. Since most of them will be from my days in culinary school some of them might include a picture of what I actually made. I didn’t take that many pictures so no promises. Also planning on a post about being a Pagan/Heathen in the Bible belt and in a Christian house. Just my experience and some tips on how to cope.
Off topic. Checked the weather today. Next week is supposed to get into the 90’s. I just had to open my big mouth. But, like I said, with Missouri you can’t predict the weather too accurately. You can get four seasons in a week.
Until next time my loves.
Here in Missouri, the temperature has very slowly started going down. In the morning and at night there is a definite chill in the air and the days aren’t smoldering. If you stand in the shade it actually feels amazing outside. That also has something to do with the miraculous lack of humidity.
Autumn is coming folks.
I’m also noticing the acorns that have been falling on my street are turning brown (as in brown before falling) which is a pretty good indicator here.
I am absolutely loving this weather.
Gods only know how long it will last though. Missouri. You can get all four seasons in one week so too hard to really tell. Not an exact science.
But the signs of the wheel turning are pretty clear.
Soon there will be pumpkin everything everywhere, so be prepared.
And I get to wear my boots again! I have thigh high brown boots that are my favoritest thing ever.
Now unrelated stuff.
I’ve gotten new stuff, which I will be sharing pictures of tomorrow.
Frey has become a new player in my life and I’ll share more about that as well. Honestly, with my relationship with his sister it was only a matter of time.
I had purchased Sebation’s Visions of Vanaheim and I have been working my way through that. I will let you guys know about that as well as I will start talking about my budding work with the Wolf Tribe.
I’m thinking of posting some recipes too. Any thoughts on that would be appreciated. Keep in mind, I went to culinary school so I have all kinds of stuff.
Until tomorrow my loves.
So, Friday night, as I said I did my Profession.
During it was very serious and solemn.
After? Not so much.
After it was done I got applause which made me feel pretty awkward to say the least.
Now during it I had my iHeart Radio app going on the Ride of the Valkyries channel (if you don’t know what iHeart Radio is it’s like Pandora, but you chose a band or song and then they base a channel off that and play music similar to that) playing softly in the background. After the applause? Magic Dance from the Labyrinth started playing. Not exactly related and at first I couldn’t help but laugh.
If you aren’t sure which song that is, here’s a hint:
You remind me of the babe.
The babe with the power.
The power of voodoo.
Remind me of the babe.
The only time I have ever found David Bowie attractive. I don’t know what it is about this movie but, mmmmm.
If you haven’t seen The Labyrinth, how dare you, go watch it right meow! You will thank me later.
Any who, when it first came on I just started laughing. Freya wasn’t having any of that. So I ended up dancing with Freya, Thor (which is hilarious to watch), Frigga, and Frey got in on the action too while Loki stood to the side violently playing air guitar. I was laughing the whole time. I got a resounding howl from the Wolf tribe. They have been made aware of my intention to start work with them.
After the song was over Thor took my face in his hands and looked me right in the eyes, “Everything is going to change.”
This was all done under the dark moonless sky. To say the least it was a bit sad that Mani couldn’t attend, but with the new moon it is when his connection is the weakest.
So freaking out a little bit.
I got a past life reading done by Nono. I was really excited at first. I woke up to a message at about 2 in the morning this morning, and suddenly I got nervous.
As I was reading through it, especially the first part, I felt like a was going to have a heart attack. I shall share with you guys.
“Hi! Here is the result of your past life reading.
Usually when I perform this service I see between 3-5 lives. These are not the only lives you’ve had, just what my brain will allow me to see in one sitting.
I use a combination of the Thoth Tarot and scrying to see into your lifetimes.
These lives are not necessarily in linear, chronological order.
I rarely get specifics of time and location but sometimes I do.
Knight of Wands
7 of Swords (Futility)
5 of Cups (Disappointment)
5 of Disks (Worry)
10 of Wands (Oppression)
6 of Wands (Victory)
Queen of Wands
Knight of Swords
The Moon inverted
3 of Cups (Abundance)
Princess of Cups
The Tower inverted
In this lifetime you were male (Knight of Swords). You were born during a time of war and chaos, and the early part of your life was characterized by hardship, struggle, privation and death, never feeling safe (Futility, Disappointment, Worry, Oppression). You had a harder time than most coming of age (Adjustment inverted). I am getting the visuals here of you being born during the tail end of the first civil war in Vanaheim. You were sorted Wolf tribe upon coming of age. This was an experience where you started off at the bottom and had to work your way up, by your merits, not earning rank just because of who your family was (The Fool). You did however gain rank and respect in the tribe and found a place there (Victory). You also found a mate (Queen of Wands); she was betrothed to another and you went against your caution and pursued her (Knight of Swords, The Moon inverted). Your relationship strengthened an alliance between your tribe and hers (Abundance) – she was Hare tribe, and an artisan (Art), she was also a priestess (The Priestess). You had a daughter (Princess of Cups). Your own life was taken during the continuing conflict in the realm (The Tower inverted) but your daughter was part of the great wave of change to cease the war and later, bring about a new era in Vanaheim (The Aeon).
Prince of Disks
2 of Disks (Change) inverted
10 of Wands (Oppression)
9 of Swords (Cruelty)
The Hermit inverted
7 of Disks (Failure)
6 of Disks (Success) inverted
In this lifetime you were born male (Prince of Disks). You had some sort of serious illness as a child where you could have died, and did not (Death inverted), but it permanently disfigured you (Change inverted). As a result of this, you were seen as a “freak” in the community and scorned, mocked, bullied, sometimes even assaulted (Oppression, Cruelty). You went into involuntary exile when you came of age (The Hermit inverted), and lived a life of poverty and squalor (Failure, Success inverted, Fortune inverted). You decided, having no other options for survival, to become a monk (The Hierophant), and here you found your calling as an artisan (Art) – people could overlook your deformity when they saw the beautiful things you made. You were human in this incarnation.
Queen of Disks
4 of Cups (Luxury)
5 of Wands (Strife)
3 of Swords (Sorrow)
4 of Disks (Power) inverted
The Star inverted
10 of Swords (Ruin)
9 of Swords (Cruelty)
2 of Cups (Love) inverted
In this lifetime you were born female (Queen of Disks) and into a very wealthy, powerful family, where you were expected to fulfill the obligations of an arranged marriage (The Empress); when you came of age, you moved far away from your home (The Chariot) to your new husband (The Emperor). At first things seemed good – you had a very luxurious, privileged life, wanting for nothing (Luxury), but your marriage was unhappy (Strife), and your husband had many political problems which caused you problems (Fortune inverted). You grew more and more depressed (Sorrow), you felt trapped and powerless (Power inverted). Before you could take your own life in despair (The Star inverted), you met a man and fell in love with him (The Lovers) – he was an advisor to your husband, a man of power and influence himself. When your affair was discovered, he was executed and you were imprisoned (Ruin, Cruelty) – he had also betrayed you to try to save himself (Love inverted). You died in this captive state (Death). You were human in this incarnation. You were also quite young when you died – not older than mid-thirties, probably significantly younger than that (twenties).
This is all I can see at this time.”
So yea, apparently a part of the Wolf Tribe in Vanaheim at one point in my life.
My strong association to wolves make a bit more sense now.
So much flailing!
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