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Prayer for an early fall morning

I sit on the mountain caressed by a breeze fragrant with pine and I ask the blessing of the morning sunshine until the long purple twilight until the full moon lights the pine forest.

I ask the protection of the nine joys of the forest:
The fragrance of vanilla Jeffrey pines
The tap of the woodpecker
The squawk of a Stellar jay
The grace of the long brown grass
The joyful yellow of the flowers of the rabbit brush
The trill of a tree frog
The buzz of the evening crickets
The dance of the oak trees
The whooshing of the trees in the wind
I thank the woods for the protection of the day and of the night from rising of the sun to the setting of the full moon

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Hearthfire

Eight of Wands 

Hope leading to the attainment of innermost dreams and desires. Fuelling your soul with the belief in yourself and natural justice. 

A coming together of the wishes, and intentions laid down earlier in the year. 

An energised harvest that creates the warmth of regeneration. Happiness of the home, and visits of friends to your hearth in the winter. Generating a warmth at the heart of ones life.

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Decision

Two of Wands 

Awakening of the subconscious senses related to the desire to resolve decisions. The gateway stands open before the whole person prepared to take positive action. 

A reawakening. Time to move from introspection into practical reality. Striking out on one’s own.

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Tradition

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Nine of Stones

Reverence for past wisdom and sacrifice.

The ability to relate to ancient knowledge and pass on the lessons of ancestral memory and ritual.

Be aware of the patterns of connection linking you and nature around you to the past, present and future.

Deep learning. The memory of much that has been revered in the landscape can be retrieved in periods of respectful stillness.

Learning from elders

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Brighid watch over us

May your flame light our way

Through the night

Through the storms

Through our tears

May your waters sooth and heal

Heal our hearts,

Heal our bodies,

Heal our minds.

May your forge make us strong

Strong enough to fight what needs to be fought

Strong enough to accept what can’t be

Strong enough to stand under the burdens we accept

Brighid, we burn your flame

We drink from your well

We are strong when we are weak because we have your blessing

We drink from your well to be healed

We walk in the mist following your footsteps.

We carry your flame with us and give to all who need it.

Brighid, we are your flames in the world.

Kat

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Tradition

Nine of Stones 

Reverence for past wisdom and sacrifice. 

The ability to relate to ancient knowledge and pass on the lessons of ancestral memory and ritual. 

Be aware of the patterns of connection linking you and nature around you to the past, present and future. 

Deep learning. The memory of much that has been revered in the landscape can be retrieved in periods of respectful stillness. 

Learning from elders

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Challenge

Two of Stones 

Mad March hares `box’ for domination. After finding your grounded energy, a position may be challenged. Learning to deal with rivalry or adversity. 

Confrontation, manifested tensions, rivalry, arguments, that are often not well founded, but they need to be bridged before you can move forward.