Archive | July 18, 2013

A Druid’s prayer

I walk the forest path

Through trees and meadows

Past brooks, creeks and streams

Amid sunbeams and moonbeams

To find what I seek.

May the blessings of long-lived oaks attend me

The strength of the redwood keep me

The healing of eucalyptus strengthen me

The flexibility of willow be with me

The shimmering of aspens bewitch me

The cleanness of birch inspire me

The magic of hawthorn delight me

The patience of pine sustain me

The essence of cedar purify me

This is the path I walk as a druid

Make me one with the earth

Make me one with the waters of Earth

Make me one with the airs of Earth

Make me one with the fires of Earth and sky

Make me one with the spirit of Earth.

Today’s reading

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Horse

King of Stones

The prehistoric horse, common in Europe until about 10,000 BC was depicted frequently in paleolithic cave art. The Uffington white horse chalk figure once held a long barrow in its mouth, representing the breath of life and pro-tection of the dead. The 30,000-year-old carving of an unshod hoof is thought to represent both the vulva (the beginning of new life) and the primal footprint that shows the trackway through the forest.

Choosing this card signifies a positive change in one’s life. A horse is a psychopomp -an animal that carries one between the worlds, bringing new life, the joy of the reborn sun. Perhaps there has been a fallowness, or an unhappiness in your life that will now begin to thaw.

A person who is reliable, wise, practical, able to help others with problems; both serious and playful, magical and grounded. They have their feet on the ground and their head in the stars.