Archive for June, 2012

The Blast of or Blasted Summer

June 28, 2012

It’s Summer full blast here. 100˚ here is pretty hot. Usually get  few of those days but usually later in the Summer.It is dry though, that makes it a bit better. At least for me. It’s a bit strange, we close the blinds and put up curtains so the Sun doesn’t come in. It’s a bit cave like when you think about it. Since we are 7,000ft we get intense heat. A few direct minutes and you really feel it.

I have really been thinkng about my Goddess Cards lately. I shall pull them out tonight. I do wish I could find an old iron bed to put outside for sleeping. Iwould love to pull out the cards outside with a lntern. I do find some ironbeds , but they cost too much, o they are queen size full. I just need a small twin size bed. I need one donated to me. I would put it onthe balcony or under the cedar frame. How wonderful to dream out there. Dreams are better outside. Sleep is better outside. When it is so hot, one tends to stay inside, therefore we become creatures of the night. What better way to conduct life then at night in the summer? I will be having a special guest for Sept. Wendy Rule and her husband will be doing a summer house concert here. See, now that is important to have an extra bed!

This morning I had my Chai tea outside on the portal with my hummingbirds. I had to first make sure all the feeders were full. Then I was graced with their holy presents. They have so much life and joy. They are truly grateful for the food I put out for them. They tell me all the time. They can also be a bit aggresive with each other. I guess that’s the nature of all things. If we look to the birds, the fowl, the creatures big and small, we learn from them. Sometimes I think there should be no aggression, but agression has been with all creatures since time began. It brought us to where we are, good or bad. It serves a purpose, I still struggle with that one. I understand being assertive, I think that is a good quality. I will continue to struggle with the agressive one.

Okay, here is another quip. Is there Solstice on the Equator? I have friend who lives onthe Equator and he said they had no Solstice. Hummmm. I’ve asked quite a few people and so far no one has given me a satisfactory answer. Tonight I’ll call Steve. He would know that, maybe. Off to feed my dog Rezi, she’s off the Rez. Getting pretty old that Rezi. Blessed Be,  Velvet

The Solstice

June 24, 2012

The day was grand with weather that was in the nineties. Sky as blue as can be. The greens looked greener the yellows brighter. Everything was crisp. I bought hambuger for burgers and Robin made potato salad. Guest, of which there were many, brought the rest. Beautiful golden beets, Sweet cherries from Cochiti, Watermelon, apricot tart. Blueberry cobbler, chips and guacamole and more. Our chef was great, even though we wanted him to have a day off, he stood protecting the grill. After eating and some libations, dusk began to set in. I wasn’t sure how many people were into doing a ceremony, as many of these folks had not been to a ceremony before. Well, I was asked to start the ceremony, it began. All the women in the four directions were new at this, and with just little info on the elements and a wee bit of prompting, it went beautifully. A good friend had brought a bundle with all the proper herbs and we named another friend to be the SunGod. It was perfect. Many friends who had not been to a ceremony before were really impressed and enjoyed to entire day. Many new friends were formed and lot’s of good eats and much joy was spread. Blessings for a grand Midsummer.

A Day Unlike Any Other Day

June 11, 2012

Yesterday was truly rare day a day to remember. In fact I shall never forget it!  I was leaving at 9 AM on my way to Albuquerque to see Mino, a Peruvian Medicine man. I was going for a healing and advice. It was a beautiful morning and I was a bit excited. I drove out of my gravel driveway on to my dirt road, the Cottonwood trees were spuing their delicate feathery seeds about. I got to the main road and there was  this peaceful quite. No one around. Only fairy like dust balls from the trees.  I drove about a 1/4 of a mile, maybe less and standing in the middle of the road was an Eagle. Yes, I said an Eagle!  She did not move or flutter away.  I  came to a complete stop.  She stood there staring at me motionless. It was at least 15-20 seconds, then all of a sudden she lifted her wings, full spread and kept them that way for a few more seconds. Seemed like minutes to me. It was so beautiful. She then slowly put her wings down, all this while looking at me . She stood magnificently and then she took off.  I of course could not move. I was overwhelmed. I had tears running down my face and didn’t realize it. I looked around to see if anyone was around to say ” did you see that?” Of course there was no one. I said a payer of thanksgiving and on my way to see Mino I called my sister. She quickly said, ” did he leave you a feather?” I guess I was so caught off guard, I  did’t even notice. My eyes were captivated by her eyes. I was on the interstate, so I told her I would look when I returned. I full well knew, with our winds, it would probably not be there, if in fact she had left a feather. I was content with just her presence. The day continued with the healing magic of Mino and the wonderful herb talk with Bernadette. We are so lucky to have people who really care about the our Mother Earth and about her children. My healing was great, but that I shall not talk about. My day was super blessed. My life has been super blessed.

Blessings to all. I hope the Sun is shinning in all your hearts. Take time to feel the positive in your life.  Velvet

Venus Abound

June 8, 2012

I was speaking to my son yesterday about this Venus phenomena and as he spoke  his excitement began to make his face glow and his grin became wider. He was as excited as a young child. He is forty-three. He of course began explaining the importance of the last transit due to the mathematics, and so forth. I was so glad that he could still have a sense of wonder. We are very close, he was born on my, now our birthday. He too, is a Wiccan if anything at all.

I have since spoken to many people and everyone was watching. That totally amazes me. I’m actually  very proud of “people” for acknowledging the “Universe”, the “Solar System”, the “Heavens”. Imagine these minuscule little beings, looking toward the skies at the same synchronized time. All over the globe. Venus uniting the world. How cool is that?

On another level many women I know had various strange things happen to them from physical, to sprirtual, to emotional, or panic attackes. We must be atune also, to the fact that we just had a solar eclipse and alignments of the planets. How much can a body take? Is it our American sensitivities? Did other women, from other countries have the simular feelings. I know it’s soon, but did  anyone do a study, a poll?  I do say women, because I mainy spoke with women. Maybe many men has simular experiences too. Just an interesting thought.

Summer Solsice is just around the corner. It seems to happen quicker every year. I had planned to host a party. I do think it will be for more than our circle. I may invite the neighbors, I don’t think they’ll mind the ritual. It’ summer after all. Here in the valley we have a bit more water than Santa Fe, so we are also a bit greener. The trees this year are also bountiful with plums, apples, some cherries and peaches. the currants seem good too. Oh, and apricots. Canning will be good this year. Last years harvest was so hard here, everyone decided to do a small garden of their own rather than our large community garden. The last few years, the last the freeze has been too late. Hence, we’ve had no fruit.

Speaking of gardens ans such, where will I be this time next year?? In Northern California, in France, Portugal, Mexico, Costa Rica? Will I have a garden, maybe just yerbas para medicina. My internship is coming to a close and I must walk the path I am to take. The curandera from Guatemala told me I was  born ready. It comes from my Abuelita. It’s in the hands. My son is gifted with the fire in his hands too. Next week I will be seeing the Peruvian Curandero in Albuqurque. He too, said it was time. This path is a hard one, but I must begin. It has all come together this year. Before my eyes it has come together. It must be Venus! It must be my transit, it must be our transit. Wish me luck and well being. Well. good night and Blessed be,  Velvet