The Holly King GreenMan

The Holly King

The Holly King is the aspect of the Green Man (Oak King) honoured at the Winter Solstice (Yule) representing the waning year. He wears a crown of holly and is surrounded by mistletoe.

 

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Dark Collage

Sherwyn Jellico - Author

My e-book, Begging the Question, is available to download for FREE until midnight tonight.

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It’s a collection of over 150 poems I wrote about OCD and depression, with supporting sections discussing these disorders, my journey with them, and finally a controversial look at toxic assumptions made about OCD in society.

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Here’s a poem from the book:

Dark Collage

I drag around a dark collage,
of jagged glass and toxic rags.
I made it in self-sabotage,
my castle flies the worst of flags.

Should I forget my rightful place,
it slithers up and bids me look,
while spewing falsehoods in my face,
to make me bite the baited hook.

Beguiling me to stop and stare,
but staring stirs my hand to…

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What’s Your Sign? Lunar Astrology and Druid Tree Lore November and December Birthdays

Druid Tree Lore – Celtic Lunar Astrology
25th November to 23rd December

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11 inches x 14 inches (27.94cm x 35.56cm)

Elder_Black_Horse_Celtic_Zodiac_Print8 inches x 10 inches (20.32cm x 25.4cm)

About Druid Tree Lore and Celtic Lunar Astrology
People have been marking the passage of time by the phases of the moon for millennia. Although it is impossible to say for certain because the lore and traditions were not written, many historians believe that both the Celts and Druids used a 13 month lunar calendar.  The months and symbols differ from the solar calendar with which most of us are familiar. Druidic horoscopes are often mentioned in legends.

Trees have long been a source of sacred folklore with each chosen to represent the months and having its own magickal properties. The Ogham symbols may have been devised by ancient Druids. As several of the symbols refer to trees, the ogham alphabet is often called the Tree Alphabet. These symbols are included next to the tree names which are shown in both English and Old Irish. The animal symbols are my interpretation based on various sources. The ruling planets of each sign are also noted.  The information provided here is an introduction to the wealth of knowledge concerning Druid teachings and Celtic lore.

See the entire collection of zodiac signs here or on my website, MagickMermaid (Studio tab at the top of the page).

Alchemy Dragons

Red and White Alchemy Dragons

One of the most well-known tales about a red dragon and a white dragon concerns King Vortigern’s fortress at Dinas Emrys in Wales. The King tried many times to build his castle; yet every night the walls collapsed, much to his consternation and that of his wizards. The King’s advisors tell him he needs to sacrifice a fatherless boy upon the site. The boy he finds turns out to be young Merlin, who will become the greatest wizard of all time. Needless to say, young Merlin sees all and tells the King there is an underground pool in which a red dragon and a white dragon reside. The dragons will fight to the death and this will determine the outcome of Vortigern’s battles with the Saxons. The red dragon, representing Vortigern, defeats the white dragon which represented the Saxons. The castle is then rebuilt successfully!

In Druidical lore, the red winged dragon symbolizes niter, the active principle of alchemy. The white wingless dragon symbolises salt, the passive principle of alchemy.

 

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