Archive | March 17, 2016

Happy Irish Pride Day

Irish Cream by Anna Ignatieva

Irish Cream by Anna Ignatieva

Celebrating The Emerald Isle

Today many pagans see March 17th as a day of anger against a Catholic Priest who practiced genocide upon the pagans of Ireland. Much of this angst is over blown and not really based in historical evidence and fact.  But the idea that St. Patrick drove the snakes (pagans) out of Ireland, still exists and brings up passionate displeasure toward the observance of this Priest.

As with all things, this day has evolved and changed in meaning over time. It’s no longer solely celebrating the life of a Catholic Priest who was promoted to Sainthood. It has become much more secular and is celebrated by people in many religions and faiths. Here in the America’s at least, it’s more about Irish Pride than a religious observance.

To learn more, read about Why Pagan’s Don’t Celebrate St. Paddy’s day. And if you’re Pagan and Irish, honor your heritage by donning the green of the Emerald Isle and raising a toast to the ancient Clans of Ireland.

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Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: The World – Inverted

The World - Inverted

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Wear the hat of love today and show compassion to those around you. Even those you’re doing battle with can become allies and friends. Divided we fall. But united we can face the challenges and overcome the struggles. Don’t waste your time on angst. Allow the soft nature of compassion to wash away the anxiety and anger.

Additional Insight:

Hate and anger will only divide and destroy those things we hold most dear to ourselves. We feed the anxiety and allow it to become more than it really is. Blowing perspectives and differences out of proportion, taking us to a place we may not be able to turn back from.

This kind of battle is only based on fear and the fear mongering of others. We can chose to rise above or we can remain silent and allow these energies to fester. Staying quiet and hoping for the best as you watch silently is no better than putting your head in the sand. You cannot face down your fears, or sit back and ignore challenges, hoping they will miraculously disappear.  Continue reading