azazaazunder:

Serpent Goddess
by Azaza Azunder, 2013


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azazaazunder:

Serpent Goddess

by Azaza Azunder, 2013

Sea
Serpent
Sky

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proba-bility:

Karl Gussow (1843-1907), “The Sound of the Sea”.

The Page of Cups An offer of kindness, care, love and affection. The sweet romance of a new love affair symbolised by the selfless love we felt as children for our first crush. Someone in your life who is caring and gentle but not given to courageous bursts of action. He is timid but only because he feels so deeply - he doesn’t know how to respond quickly to conflict but he knows how to show love. 
The Page of Cups can also show your attitude to the situation; enthusiastic and naïve, infatuation and romantic idealism lacking mature perspective.
Also a child, increased fertility, longing for children, and many other interpretations. This card is very sensitive to “dignity” meaning, look to the cards either side to direct your interpretation. 
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proba-bility:

Karl Gussow (1843-1907), “The Sound of the Sea”.

The Page of Cups
 An offer of kindness, care, love and affection. The sweet romance of a new love affair symbolised by the selfless love we felt as children for our first crush. Someone in your life who is caring and gentle but not given to courageous bursts of action. He is timid but only because he feels so deeply - he doesn’t know how to respond quickly to conflict but he knows how to show love. 

The Page of Cups can also show your attitude to the situation; enthusiastic and naïve, infatuation and romantic idealism lacking mature perspective.

Also a child, increased fertility, longing for children, and many other interpretations. This card is very sensitive to “dignity” meaning, look to the cards either side to direct your interpretation.

www.theexistentialastrologer.com

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megatight:

Destruction of Leviathan


Pluto as the World Serpent. The edge and the infinite. Transform it and transcend or be lost in roiling, potent, destructive force. The force is not destructive because it is inherently malevolent but because it is so great it takes a strong will to put it to work. Pluto power at work brings elemental change. Pluto power raw and undirected leads to annihilation. Not nothingness. But complete cessation of existence after a frenzy of destruction. No reincarnation just complete dissolution. Scorpio is ruled by Pluto - those with planets or points in Scorpio must learn to master that aspect of themselves with discipline. When that has been achieved you will unleash great power from that part of your nature. Wherever Pluto itself lands in your chart is where you are called to face issues of power, responsible use of power, lasting transformation and self control. Www.theexistentialastrologer.com

megatight:

Destruction of Leviathan

Pluto as the World Serpent. The edge and the infinite.

Transform it and transcend or be lost in roiling, potent, destructive force. The force is not destructive because it is inherently malevolent but because it is so great it takes a strong will to put it to work. Pluto power at work brings elemental change. Pluto power raw and undirected leads to annihilation. Not nothingness. But complete cessation of existence after a frenzy of destruction. No reincarnation just complete dissolution.

Scorpio is ruled by Pluto - those with planets or points in Scorpio must learn to master that aspect of themselves with discipline. When that has been achieved you will unleash great power from that part of your nature.

Wherever Pluto itself lands in your chart is where you are called to face issues of power, responsible use of power, lasting transformation and self control.

Www.theexistentialastrologer.com

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The Page of Cups

The Page of Cups An offer of kindness, care, love and affection. The sweet romance of a new love affair symbolised by the selfless love we felt as children for our first crush.

The Page of Cups

The Page of Cups An offer of kindness, care, love and affection. The sweet romance of a new love affair symbolised by the selfless love we felt as children for our first crush.

Mama Astrology - The Planets & Parenthood

Mama Astrology – The Planets & Parenthood

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Every Mother is a Star – the centre of her child’s universe. But how do we hold this responsibility? Where are our challenges? What are our resources? Once you are a mother you are never the same again. Our focus shifts, we discover power we never knew we had and we face our own Mother stories – both light and shadow. Children require secure boundaries, spiritual guidance, material support – it’s…

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mythologer:

Mask of Medusa.

The Queen of Swords. As Athene and as the Medusa. As Perseus seizing knowledge through skill and craft. The head as the source of wisdom, the serpents as untameable power, the woman beheaded for knowledge beyond her feminine station, the woman wisdom that still turns fools to stone even in death. The gaining of wisdom and power through beheading of mental disunity in the symbol of the Medusa’s head and the writhing serpents. Athena taking Medusa’s head as her aegis. The Queen of Swords, fearless power of mental acuity. Willingness to risk all for understanding, for power, for authority. Recognition of power hard won by intelligent application and swift action of the Sword.
www.theexistentialastrologer.com,

mythologer:

Mask of Medusa.


The Queen of Swords. As Athene and as the Medusa. As Perseus seizing knowledge through skill and craft. The head as the source of wisdom, the serpents as untameable power, the woman beheaded for knowledge beyond her feminine station, the woman wisdom that still turns fools to stone even in death. The gaining of wisdom and power through beheading of mental disunity in the symbol of the Medusa’s head and the writhing serpents. Athena taking Medusa’s head as her aegis. The Queen of Swords, fearless power of mental acuity. Willingness to risk all for understanding, for power, for authority. Recognition of power hard won by intelligent application and swift action of the Sword.

www.theexistentialastrologer.com,

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Anonymous said: Do you think it is wise to self-teach myself vodou at an early age , I don't have anyone to guide me, but I've already set up an alter to legba because I really think he's calling me idk , I'm 17 tho

liligiworld:

reclaimvoodoo:

You set up an altar, one to your ancestors. Somewhere at eye level, clean, preferably NOT in the place you sleep and have sex if possible. If not then veil the altar when not in use with a clean, white, semi transparent, light veil. Also one to Atibon Legba, but I cannot teach you that, you must learn that from someone from within the religion.

(I have spirits who come from the religion, esko who walk with me from the readings of a Mambo, but at the end of the day, I am not in the religion).

Before you do this, you perform an elevation for your ancestors and spirits. Where you clean the surfaces where their shrines will be set up. You clean it with clean water and some soap. Then Holy or Blessed Water. Then you smoke it with a Holy Incense, like Frankincense. 

Put down a clean white cloth. A clean new candle. A Cool fresh glass of water. And a Crucifix to represent the power of the crossroads. 

Then you light a seven day Novena candle for them. Dressed with Holy Oil. And pray for their elevation, strength, goodness, understanding, and RESPECT for you everyday. That they may be blessed, and that they may in turn bless you. The way I did it was also pray the rosary during those seven days. Five mysteries everyday, according to how I was taught, different days having different mystery associations.

In between each decade, I insert the prayer for their well being and for their good blessings. I light the candle, then the Novena light, then sprinkle three drops of water in a line in front of the altar. The first drop I pray the Our Father. The second drop I pray three Hail Mary. The third drop one Glory Be. 

Then I say a prayer to my ancestors, calling for their presence and aid. Then I take a bit of the water from the glass and wetting my hands stroke downwards all around me to cleanse me of spiritual debris prayer for their aid in cleansing me,Then I begin the prayers for their elevation, and also the rosary if that is what I am doing. 

What you can do is also literally elevate them. Get some of your favourite prayer books, poetry books, and such that have meaning to you. On the first day, lay down one book on the white altar, and then place on top of it the glass of water, the white candle, and the novena. Then say your prayers. Repeat each day for seven days, adding a new level each day, literally elevating your spirits. 

I also add a few drops of Tequila or Vodka to the glass of water, just a few, to give my spirits heat and strength. 

On the seventh day, let the Novena candle burn out by itself. 

Everyday after your prayers, leave the novena candle to burn for as long as you can and it is safe (DON’T LEAVE A BURNING CANDLE UNATTENDED).

When you finish praying, simply thank them for their time, divine for any messages, bid your spirits farewell, and then snuff out the candle, veiling the altar again if that is what you do. 

Change the water every 7 days at least, but if it get’s dirty before that, immediately change it. Pour the water outside, on the earth if you can, or in a house plant. Or down the drain, but do not drink it, especially if it looks dirty. Fill again with fresh cool water, from the tap works. Then add the few drops of spirits, or spiritual cologne like Florida water, then place back on the shrine.

You can take out of the tower of books from under the water and such, and place the glass of water and everything else back onto the clean white surface after you finish the 7 day elevation. 

Below is how I set up a basic ancestor altar. 

                   +-crucifix.cross symbol at the very back, centre.

                   O-goblet of water right in front of the cross.

                    I-Candle in front of the goblet of water. 

I also place around this bibles, prayer books, their pictures in the back around the crucifix, an incense holder, plates for offerings of food, additional cups of coffee and shot glasses for alcohol. A small plate for cigars and cigarettes for them (I don’t light it, just place it until it looks dried out and down, then throw out the filter and place the tobacco on the earth. I also make sure to keep some matches for them on the plate).

WHAT YOU GIVE THEM IS THEIRS. DO NOT TAKE IT BACK, LIKE PLATES AND SUCH, AND REUSE FOR OTHER STUFF. AND NEVER PUT PICTURES INVOLVING LIVING PEOPLE ON HERE. THAT IS LIKE PLUNGING SOMEONE ALIVE STRAIGHT INTO THE SPIRIT WORLD, IT IS NOT GOOD. 

This is how I practice my spiritualism.

Also, do not do spells on this shrine, let it be a resting space for your spirits. Do not litter the shrine. Do spells on a separate working altar after opening their shrine and calling to them to be present (after building a good relationship of at least a month of prayer and giving them light and water. You will know when the time is right). You can also do spells on the floor in front of the shrine. 

Some people add more glasses of water, depending on how many ancestors and spirits begin showing up and making themselves known in dreams and through double checking with other experienced mediums, your own divination, and common sense.  

Depending on traditions, there is also different formations for the goblets. But that is something I do not do, nor have the authority to talk about. 

This is my practice of spiritualism.

I can’t tell you how to set up an altar to Papa Atibon Legba (who is the Legba you pray to if you wish to begin your journey into Vodou) because I am not a Mambo or active follower of Vodou religions. 

You can however go to Manbo Dayila Divine at Sacred Mystics and she should be able to help you more. 

I do know that you do not keep Atibon Legba, who is part of the Rada family of spirits, on the same shrine space as the dead. 

From my knowledge, there is no “Vodou Book” out there written by anyone from the Religion, that teaches you everything and allows you to practice the traditions fully on your own. There is levels of priesthood, and there are communities around these priesthoods. There are also many traditions, that come from both Africa and Haiti, Dominican Republics, Puerto Rico, the South etc. The knowledge is passed down from older generations to new, often orally. There are ceremonies to be done to help you better in tune with your spirits, that needs the hands of a more experienced practitioners with the proper heat to fully execute. 

But we all have spirits, they walk with us regardless of religions. There are many lenses to approach them through. 

You begin with your ancestors and spirit guides. You begin with prayer and learning how to pray, which is communication with these spirits and with God/Goddess/the Gods etc. (the oldest ancestors really).

And you begin with reaching out to more experienced practitioners (not me, not a Vodouisant, despite past things I may have said, I apologize for them, they were not true and came out of the wrong place). 

Good luck!

-Stories and Conjure

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Retreat
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Vintage Rita Hayworth.

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