Archive | December 12, 2005

reindeer memeage

You Are Prancer

You are the perfect reindeer, with perfect hooves and perfect flying form.

Why You’re Naughty: Because you’re Santa’s pet, and you won’t let anyone show you up.

Why You’re Nice: You have the softest fur and the sweetest carrot breath.

I was so hoping to be Vixen, alas and alack.

Been thinking about elements and where they intersect our lives the last few days. I have come to the conclusion that one (at least this one) can not deal properly with grief issues unless one spends time in the Earth element. That is besides the obvious symbolism of earth to earth.

Death leads us back to the dark of the earth womb as does this time of year. Hecate is often associated with Earth as well as her ravens. And ravens as scavengers and carrion birds are birds of the earth as well as Air. Birds of cleaning the earth of the rotten things. ( Nature {PBS}was on ravens last night and was wonderful. It had Maddy Prior talking about them as well as Native American trickster traditions.)

I may have Sun and Moon in Air and five other planets and aspects in Water but Earth is where I go to feel safe and process. Yesterday I spent time in my garden, planting and cleaning and watering. My garden teaches me so much. When to be ruthless and bring death as needed such as dealing with my nemesis the snails and slugs. When to cut back and prune like taking care of the rapacious vines and my roses. When to take stock and prepare for at least our small bit of winter so Spring can come such as planting bulbs and winter bedding plants. And to appreciate the white rose that was blooming yesterday and the camellias which are early. When to honour life and when to honour death and to appreciate the balance between the two as well as the balance between dark and light.