This is a time of rich nurturing and protection, learning and initiation, a time of loving and fertile relationships, both on the human scale and with the universe.
The Greenwoman mediates the sacred sovereignty of the Earth’s soul and can show the path to understanding of and communion with nature. But with this blessing comes responsibility. Remember this glorious, magnanimous and generous spirit can live through you, radiated by the sacred breath of life and given to others who need guidance and healing.
Learn from the abundant and joyous spirit of the Earth and be at one with the world and your true self.
The Greenwoman is she who blesses those that come through the gateway of life, with love, healing and protection. She is the spiritual and actual warmth of the midsummer sun, and gives the breath of life to nature, and the newly born.
Wild roses, symbol of an open heart, flow from her. Round her neck is a gold torc, a symbol of her sovereignty as Empress. Her golden cup is of amber, a translucent resin often called the teardrops of the sun.
The Greenwoman is also a tree in full leaf supporting many other species in its branches. She is abundance made manifest.
The Sheila-na-gig is the gateway of life. The flame on her third eye burns with divine intelligence and inner wisdom. She is also the oracle , voicing the heart of the land. She is the empowered heart, at one with herself, independent, creative, loving, stable, abundant, nurturing herself and others.
Uranata, Rudolpha and Digita Frigida.
We have three new Goddesses in Southern California courteous of Climate change. The average low temperature for Los Angeles is 49.7 and for the last 2 weeks it’s been in the high 20’s and the low 30’s in the San Fernando Valley. Last night was a low record of 34 in downtown. It’s time we got to know the goddesses from other parts of the word.
Uranata is the goddess associated with dead runs to the toilet to pee induced by sudden exposure to cold. She is friendly with a previously mentioned goddess Sonambula. She can be invoked by sticking a foot out from under the blanket if a hot flash hits, stepping onto a kitchen’s tile floor, walking to the bus in the morning and out of work at night and drinking tea or hot chocolate before bed. Her sacrifices are the noise made when hitting cold bathroom tile in the night and the involuntary exhalation when hitting a frigid toilet seat and the freezing of the hands washing up afterwards. She has a wicked sense of humour as does Rudolpha.
Rudolpha is the goddess of red noses, chapped cheeks and reddened lips and ears. Her dedicants are popular on travel posters of Sweden , Scotland and other northern climes but she is steadily working her way south to Southern California like every other snowbird. She is invoked by quick walks to the bus or train, checking for mail or the newspaper and any other outside venture in cold temperatures. Her sacrifices are the flaking skin from chapped skin and the surface of your tongue if you are stupid enough to lick something metal when it’s freezing.
Digita Frigida is the goddess of cold hands and feet. The easiest of the goddess to propitiate via a pair of gloves or mittens or warm socks and if necessary sticking your hands in your armpits. Or if she follows you to bed, under the dog or cat or if necessary the back of anyone you share a bed with. This last one can get you summarly dumped out of the afore mentioned bed. If not propitiated correctly she delights in stiffening your hands and sometimes causing pain in the fingers and toes. Her sacrifices are the stinging sensation as the fingers and toes warm up and in extreme cases the loss of said digits. She is the most cruel of the winter goddesses.
I think I’m in shock. I just got an apology from a broker that has been really mean and offensive in his letters and threatening all kinds of things. I’ve tried my best to be courteous and professional and nothing has worked. I guess he finally looked at what I was explaining because I came in to a very nice note from him and telling me to have a great day. THAT DOES NOT HAPPEN excerpt that it just did. Nice thing for a Monday morning.
It’s really cold here in So Cal. I don’t ever remember it being this cold for this long. Usually even in January it’s only cold for 2 or 3 days. It’s been about 2 weeks now of 30 degree temps in the morning. That is really cold for us. We have no insulation in our apartment and windows around most of it. We have four 4×4 windows on the bottom floor and a door and upstairs. There are two more 4×4 windows on the north and south and two balconies with standard size sliding glass doors and two bathroom windows. These are all single glazed and ways for all the heat to escape. We never keep the heat on all day but we had to Saturday and yesterday because even though the upstairs gets warm downstairs feels like Greenland.
I made my Crispix snack mix just to have the oven on for an hour and heat the kitchen. Going into the kitchen is an adventure because of the tile and the south window. It’s the kind of cold that hits and make you feel like you have to pee NOW! The bathrooms are upstairs so this means RUN!. (BTW, I tried bacon salt in it. Yum!)
I’m thinking of coming up with more So Cal goddess of winter like Uranata, Rudolpha and Digita Frigida.
I’m sitting at my desk waiting for the heat to come on at work I hope because my cubicle is blasted cold because of the window in front of me. Brighid, goddess of flame warm your frozen child.
Usually I go out sometime on the weekend but I had nothing scheduled and the only time I ventured out was yesterday morning when it was 28 degrees at 7AM because I wanted to see if I could get pictures of ice but mostly what I got was frozen toes and figures. Brrrr!
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