Archive | August 1, 2013

Merry Lughnasadh or Imbolg!

Arctic Wolf Fire

“Arctic Wolf Fire”
By Tom-in-Silence

The Summer Fire Festival

Whether its Lughnasadh for Celtic paths or Lammas for Wiccan paths, the summer fire festival is always a fun event to honor the changing seasons!

As with most things on the pagan calendar, different traditions celebrate and recognize seasonal festivals at different times of the year. Here in the northern Hemisphere, Lughnasadh is recognized on August 1st or 2nd.  It’s the time to recognize and honor Gratitude, Abundance, and bring things to Fruition (Getting it done!)

In the Southern Hemisphere this is the time for Imbolg, the Festival of Lights, when honoring the goddess Brigid and Purification, Initiation, and Dedication to one’s path is recognized.

There are many ways to give thanks and honor during this 1st harvest festival. It celebrates the warmth of the sun, the rain and the faery folk who help tend to the gardens, flocks and fields. As a Celtic festival of the harvest, what better way to give thanks than to prepare a meal with the harvest of your own garden.

Which ever holiday you observe, may it be a wonderful and blessed celebration!

From all of us here to all of you;
Merry Lughnasadh & Imbolg!!
Springwolf   🐾

© Springwolfs Hanko

© 2013 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Ace of Wands – Inverted

Ace of Wands - Inverted

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Don’t allow the low hanging fruit to limit your reach for something bigger. While those little things might provide instant gratification, they’re blocking your view from the bigger picture. Don’t let fear hold you back. Take the chance and go for the bigger opportunities. You deserve them!

Additional Insight:

The Ace of Wands represent the essence of Enterprise, Inspiration, Distinction from an individual perspective. When inverted it’s letting you know that your self doubt is holding you back from your potential and opportunities. Stop the negative self talk!

What more do you need to prove to yourself that you have the knowledge, ability and experience to reach for the brass ring? You’re doing the research, continually learning and make strides forward and you’re putting into practice what knowledge you’ve gained. All this should be building your confidence, not breaking it.

The fear from others, the fear of the past, the fear of mistakes, the fear of getting what you want are all creating the negative thoughts within. Come to the realization that you will make mistakes. You’re not perfect, but neither are all those other people who have ambition and have achieved their goals. Each one of them made mistakes, many create some really big ones. But each one believed in them self and made the stride over the hump and got through it. If they can do it, so can you.

You do deserve the big prize. You have paid your dues and lived through the struggle. You made your plan and put it into motion, knocking each step off as you built mini-successes. The instant gratifications are nice, while they last. But if you really want the bigger prize, it might be time to start ignoring the little things you can conquer and up your status for the big game!

Now stop the damn pity party and spouting stupid excuses for why you can’t. Get off your butt and get to it! Believe in yourself; especially when no one else does. You can and you will do this!

© Springwolfs HankoSpringwolf Reflections 2013 Motto:
I attract and acquire more happiness and financial abundance than I know what to do with!

© 2013 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.