Share Your World 2016 Week 52

041514 sywbannerHere are my answers to Cee’s Share Your World 2016 Week 52

What’s your favorite ice-cream flavor?
Ben and Jerry’s New York Super Fudge Chunk. A close second would be their Phish Food.  I see they have a new one called Chocolate Cherry Garcia which I am eager to try.

New York Super Fudge Chunk®Chocolate Cherry Garcia®Phish Food®

(photos from the Ben and Jerry’s website http://www.benjerry.com/flavors)

If you were to treat yourself to the “finer things” what would you treat yourself to?
First Class ticket and guided tour to every country I would like to visit.  I would also like to travel on the Orient Express and the QE2.  (Dear Universe, are you listening?? 🙂 )

Have you ever been drunk?
Only once. I drank too much champagne and ended up with a raging headache and sick stomach the next day. I don’t like the taste of alcohol (reminds me of cough medicine) so I rarely imbibe.

Complete this sentence: My favorite supposedly guilty pleasure is…
Freshly roasted whole bean coffee.  There’s no point in drinking coffee otherwise 😉

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

Druid Tree Lore-Celtic Lunar Astrology
24th December – 20th January

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This is my new design for the 11 inch x 14 inch Zodiac signs!  They can be personalised with your name or the recipient’s name. All of the new designs can be seen on my website www.magickmermaid.com

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 at MagickMermaid (Studio tab at the top of the page).

Share Your World 2016 Week 50

Here are my answers to Cee’s Share Your World 2016 Week 50

What is your favorite smell? What memory does it remind you of?
The ocean, of course!  Not so much memory but feeling free, breathing in the salt air, sea spray in my hair, being in the moment, connecting with the elements.
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What type of pet do you have or want to have?
I would love to have a dog but going out early in the morning in bad weather is making me hesitate.
I also like cats but do not like litter boxes.
Fish, maybe?

Are you usually late, early, or right on time?
Although I don’t wear a watch,  I am always early.

For recharging, would you rather meditate, swim, walk, listen to music, write, read, yoga, qigong other?
Read or listen to music.

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice, Yule or Midwinter is the celebration of the rebirth of the sun after the longest night of the year.  It is one of the eight solar festivals comprising the Wheel of the Year. The sun symbolises the God born anew.  Plants that remain everygreen such as fir trees, holly and mistletoe are used as decorations.

The Goddess at Winter Solstice wears a crown of holly and mistletoe as she awaits the birth of her child.

Winter Solstice Goddess Fine Art Print

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

The Holly King GreenMan Fine Art Print