Turtle Familiar

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By Hypatia

For Coven Life

30/06/2019

 

When this ancient soul enters your life it is prompting you to take a glimpse at immortality.

The turtle is connected to the power of peace, adventure, resilience, adaptation and productivity. People drawn to this energy are usually old souls, ones that are attracted to both the sea and land.

Many beautiful mythological stories have been told about this wondrous creature that possesses an eternal soul.

The Turtle is connected to the creation story time and time again, throughout many cultures.

  • In Hindu Mythology the world is thought to rest on the backs of four elephants that are standing on the back of a turtle.
  • In Africa it was though that the turtle gave all the animals their colours.
  • In North America of the Cheyenne tradition the Great Grandmother Turtle carries the whole world and of course creation itself on her back.
  • In Chinese mythology it was the turtle that helped create the world

It has been used as protection against evil, as good luck for voyages by sea and by land across the globe.

Most importantly I believe that the turtle energy helps us close all other books and begin to tell our own true tale. Turtle energy is behind all great storytellers and writers. So if you are feeling the need to be inspired as a writer or storyteller, try and connect to the Turtle, you might be pleasantly surprised with your creative writing and spoken word.

 

Happy Journeying

The Hymns of Orpheus

Hymn To Earth (Gaia)

The Fumigation from every kind of seed, except beans and aromatics

 

O Goddess, Earth, of Gods and men the source,
Endu’d with fertile, all destroying force;
All-parent, bounding, whose prolific pow’rs,
Produce a store of beauteous fruits and flow’rs,
All-various maid, th’ eternal world’s strong base
Immortal, blessed, crown’d with ev’ry grace;
From whose wide womb, as from an endless root,
Fruits, many-form’d, mature and grateful shoot.
Deep bosom’d, blessed, pleas’d with grassy plains,
Sweet to the smell, and with prolific rains.
All flow’ry dæmon, centre of the world,
Around thy orb, the beauteous stars are hurl’d
With rapid whirl, eternal and divine,
Whose frames with matchless skill and wisdom shine.
Come, blessed Goddess, listen to my pray’r,
And make increase of fruits thy constant care;
With fertile Seasons in thy train, draw near,
And with propitious mind thy suppliant hear.

 

The beautiful Prayer above is dedicated to the Great Mother who in Orphic theology is known by many names such as Gaia, Rhea and Vesta.

Earth is said to be the mother of everything, of which Heaven is the Father.

As the primal Mother Goddess she created all the other Gods. Alongside Eros and Chaos these 3 deities emerged from the cosmic egg of creation that is also referred to as the Orphic Egg.

Gaia arose from Chaos to give birth to Ouranos (Heaven or simply translating as the sky) who she took as a consort. It was an immaculate conception of the Great Mother Earth that gave birth to the sea and the mountains.

Take the time to honor Her through this beautiful Prayer anytime you feel like it. Set up an altar out in nature somewhere to pay your respect and gratitude for all that She gives and does.

Update on Lady Abyss’ Area and News of Flooding from March in other Midwestern States from 1 of Our Novices

For more information on the flooding the area that is in effect until Monday at 7 AM CT please use this link: https://m.accuweather.com/en/us/paducah-ky/42003/weather-warnings/328977

I know Lady Abyss would want us to not only asks for her and her family’s safety but for the wildlife, pets, and other humans affected by this natural disaster.

Let me just add this, there had been undergound mining for years all this flooding can cause new sink holes to open up or open ones to grow larger. So the damage from the tornadoes and flooding is just part of the danger Lady Abyss and others are facing.

Please pray for their safety amd light candles for their protection.

Flooding has been a huge problem this year for most of the Midwestern States. Our novice Hailea sent her last email to me was the beginning of March. Here is the last message she was able to get out to me. As she is a sherriff where she lives she is on the front line of keeping people safe. I ask you pray for her, her families, friends, animals, and all other people in these areas most of which are still under some water or trying to salavage what they can of their homes and towns.

“The flooding is affecting Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri currently. We are scrambling trying to sandbag what little bit is left to keep those who live in the hills with clean water as most of our water treatment centers are located along the rivers. It’s been an absolute mess and it looks like this will continue through the summer.

This is her email from March 16th:Just a little update. Here in Northwest Missouri we are experiencing some MAJOR flooding. The worst flood we have ever experienced and the highest river levels ever recorded. I may or may not have access to the internet in the weeks to come. So far in my county we have 3 towns that have evacuated and more is to be expected. Our roads are shut down in and out of the county and it’s getting worse by the day. Everyday I come to work at the Sheriff’s office we are having more road closures and it is expected to be just as bad most of the summer as the Missouri River Dam in Yankton South Dakota continues to release water to keep their area from flooding to protect their game and wildlife while those of us down river are in a literal state of emergency. The National Guard and Red Cross has finally showed up as of yesterday. The whole tri state area is absolutely devastated, all of the precious farm land that keeps our area going financially has been destroyed and will not be usable for the foreseeable future until river levels subside in the coming months, after their projected planting season of course and by that time it will be too late to get anything in the ground to be able to harvest later in the year. The water came in so fast most farmers couldn’t even rescue their live stock. There are small islands in places where there are 15-20 cows, chickens, pigs, and even wild life such as deer stranded with no dry land in sight for  up to 10 miles in some places. There isn’t hardly any National News coverage about this horrible natural disaster. Ill like a few videos and attach a few pictures if you would like to see any of this. I guess i am just asking for the Coven to think about anyone here in the Midwest that is being affected by this. I don’t know if there is anyone else in the Coven from these states. 

 These photos are also all from around our area. You can see just how high the water is in some places, almost to the tops of grain bins that are usually between 8-12 foot tall.”

I have not hear from her since. She did say as soon as there was a cell tower working outside the immediate area she will check in with me. Her last message she had to drive 20 minutes to get a text sent to me.

Tornadoes, Thunderstorms, and flooding in Lady Abyss’ Hometown

I have not been able to get a hold of Lady Abyss be phone or email for about a week. So I did a search on her Hometown and found out there were tornadoes and debt thunderstorms with flooding in the area.

I ask everyone reading this to pray or light a candle for Lady Abyss and her family that they are somewhere safe. But cannot communicate with us because of power lines and cell towers are not working.  Thank you!

When I hear from her I will let you know until than keep positive thoughts going out to the universe that they are all safe.

A Short History and Some Legends about Chinese Astrology

HISTORY

Aatrology is one of the most anicent of the Chinese philosophies. It is at least 2,000 years old. Originally, astrology was inseparable from astronomy. The two were considered to be one discipline. China has one of the oldest civilizations in the world, and from very early on practitioners of astronomy/astrology were always present as officials of the im[perial court.

In ancient China, astrology was used to reveal what was expected to happen to a nation. It was not until the beginning of the Christian ear that astrology began to be used to give individual readings. By the Tand dynasty (618-907 A. D.), a whole encyclopedia had been written about the art of giving personal astrological readings.

LEGENDS

The origin of the 12 animals signs of the Chinese astrology is unclear. Chinese legend attributes the creation of the signs to the Yellow Emperor in 2637 B. C. The Yellow Emperor is a semimythical figure in Chinese history. Other legends credit Buddha (c. 563 – c. 48B.C.) with the creation of the 12 – animal cycle. Apparently, he invited all the animals to visit him, but, for some reason, only 12 showed up. To Thank them, Buddha gave each animal a year which would be dedicated to that animal alone throughout history. The years were allocated in the order which the animal had arrived.

From The Little Giant Encyclopedia of the Zodiac

This link takes you to Amazon.com where the book I am and will be quoting from is for sale. This book covers both Astrological Zodiac we usually use for astrology readings and also the Chinese Zodiac. There is a section where they explain how using the two signs together can give you an even better idea of your personal astrology readings. The book cover has changed from red with white lettering to a black and gold with red and white lettering. Both books are exactly the same the gold and black is just an updated cover.

An Introduction to Chinese Astrology

Most of us, especially in the USA, have been to a Chinese restaurant at least once that has placemats showing the twelve signs of their Zodiac. All you have look for is the year you were born. My granddaughter bought me a used book called “The Little Giant Encyclopedia of the Zodiac.” Reading I found out that the date of your birth is just as important to know your Chinese sign as it is to know your tropical zodiac sign. 

The Chinese Zodiac is represented by twelve different animals, that repeat in order throughout a 12-year cycle. This is also how the name of the current year of the Chinese Calendar year. The names of the 12 animals are The Rat, The Ox, The Tiger, The Rabbit, The Dragon, The Snake, The Horse, The Goat, The Monkey, The Rooster, The Dog, and The Pig.

Once you know your zodiac sign then it is time to find out if you are a Yin or a Yang person, this is not based on if you are a male or female when doing a Chinese Zodiac reading it is based on what your animal sign is. Next, you can find out the elemental group you belong to. In China, the elements are Metal, Fire, Wood, Earth, and Water.

I will go into more detail about each of the different aspects of how to do a Chinese zodiac reading. The Next Topic will be the Chinese Zodiac Calendar. 

Here is a hypothetic, simplified reading for Jane Smith: She was born on October 31, 1954

In 1954 the dates for that year started on Feb 3, 1954, and ended on Jan 23, 1955, making Ms. Smith a Horse which is a Yang person and her element is Fire.

As I said, in the beginning, I will go through each part of a Chinese Zodiac reading in its own post.