Day 21: Symbols
What symbols do you use in your practice and why? Are there any that you are drawn to? Try carving the symbol into a candle and burning it while you meditate on that sacred symbol. You can also draw it on a piece of paper and carry it with you every day. Or find a piece of jewelry with the symbol to wear when you need a magical boost.
(Isn’t he adorable? Or she…It might be a female, but whatever…) He’s representative (in my mind, at least) of Cerridwen, in Welsh Myth and also–more importantly–the Hero’s Portion over which the heroes boast in The Story of Mac Dá Tho’s Pig an old Irish Myth.*
(*For those of you who don’t know, in a nutshell, the hero’s portion was the complimentary first choice of the host’s banquet, usually given to…well, the hero. Whether that be the fella that killed the most men on the battlefield that day or [in the case of the bards, the storyteller with the best story. ] You’ll see an example of this in my forthcoming book Druid Warrior’s Prince]:))
Symbols that I like? Fish, cups, the Grail, all that watery stuff (hence, Stella Maris). As for the latest edition to my little family? I haven’t found anything to represent her that I’m too keen on,yet. In a way, my characters do better with their jewelry than I do (like Caitlin and the necklace Arianrhod gives her). *g* I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made something up for them but never been able to find a similar looking necklace/ring in real life. (And no, I can’t design them myself, alas!)
Day 22: Self-Purification
How about you? Do you have a favorite symbol you use,or way of cleansing space? or even a favorite book of shadows?
(Notes: ie. Other things researched that couldn’t be linked in the text: The Celts and their Pigs.)
Juli D. Revezzo is the author of the historical fantasy FRIGGA’S LOST ARMY, the Gothic fantasy romance LADY OF THE TAROT, now available in Audiobook from Audible and in ebook and paperback, MOURNING DOVE LOCKET, the latest in the Antique Magic paranormal series, also the Celtic Stewards Chronicles fantasy romance series, as well as the Victorian Romances WATCHMAKER’S HEART–now available in audiobook (as well as ebook and paperback), HOUSE OF DARK ENVY, among others. Her books are available at Amazon and elsewhere.