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Cheers! #SoCS

June 30, 2018 3 Comments

Cheers!

Cheers!

“Cheers!” I say as I lift my weekend Margarita to my lips. The weekend tradition of brunch, cocktails, nap, and some TV watching has become a dull and repetitive routine. There is a festive feeling to getting dressed up, wearing make-up and a little sparkle. I do like the idea of enjoying dining on food I will not cook for myself. I especially like the idea that I will not be washing the dishes or otherwise cleaning up after the repast.

It is time, however, to try some kind of new shift in the activity and/or venue. I need to expand the places I visit, the cuisines I taste, and the company I keep. It is not that I no longer wish to toast, sip, and linger over cocktails. It is that I want it all to be exciting new and different. This urge hits me as I am forced to take some time off to heal a broken bone. This might be a good time to quit cocktails altogether in order to have more of a thrill when I can return to normal outings to restaurants and bars.

Although my injury is a drag, I believe the extra time I will have to myself in the near future will be useful. I have not been writing as much as I would like, or paying attention to my family tree research. I can make use of this time at home to organize and clear clutter as well as study, read, and write. It is a sabbatical I will dedicate to renewing all good cheer by eliminating the unnecessary burdens of all that which no longer serves me. This turns out to be a great opportunity to fine tune my space at home.

I have just jammed my way through this #SoCS, Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt from Linda Hill’s Life in Progress blog. Join the group on Saturday to add your own take on this prompt.

#SoCS

#SoCS

Saturday is for Saturn

January 16, 2016 3 Comments

Saturn

Saturn

The Roman god of agriculture, Saturn, rules Saturday.  This is the only day that retains the original Latin  in the English name today.  For many it is a day of rest, and for some it has religious context. The golden age on earth which is celebrated at Saturnalia was a time when Cronos, the Greek Titan, escaped and ruled from Rome for a time.  Cronos ate his own children, and was eventually defeated and expelled from Olympus by his son Zeus.  Saturn and Cronos represent the same energy, and modern father time is symbolic of both of them. He frequently has a sickle in his left hand and wheat in his right to show his mastery of planting and harvest.  He is said to have brought a golden age to Italy by showing the previously wild population how to grow food.

The holiday Saturnalia began 17 December and lasted for a week.  All businesses were closed and slaves were served by the masters during this symbolic restoration of the Alchemy of Consciousness, the golden age.  Good will and gifting, banquets and gatherings, all resembled the December festivities of now.  Saturn is the judge as well as the treasurer.  Saturn bestows wealth and has the ability to dissolve social hierarchy.  His powers pertain to limitations.  Time is a seriously limiting force, and Saturn reminds us of that fact.  When Saturday rolls around every week we are another week older, and accounting is in order for all of us.  What have we grown this week?  What will be the harvest?

  • kindness
  • abundance
  • organization
  • investments in infrastructure
  • upgrades to our home environment
  • stability

Saturn wants us to build on success with full awareness of all of our limitations.

father time

father time

 

 

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