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I may well write up my own thoughts on these matters at some point, but for now, all I have to say is: THIS.

A Birthday Celebrated with All Due Pomp and Solemnity

As you may have noticed, Monday divination didn’t happen. Again. (I’m starting to wonder if I should make explanation posts for the times when I actually do do the readings, since it’s become more and more of a rare occurrence lately.πŸ˜› ) I came down with a bug that’s been going around and have consequently been spending most of my time since late Sunday night/early Monday morning either derping around on Tumblr in a zombie-like trance, listlessly gnawing on crackers, or passed out in what might reasonably be mistaken for an exanimate state if I didn’t snore every once in a while.

But today happens to be a special occasion, so I’m taking a few minutes to write up a little something to commemorate it. So here goes:

Happy Birthday, Gwydion, Home of my Heart and Gigantic Nerd Who Just HAD to Pick Saint David’s Day AND Aragorn’s Birthday to Mark the Occasion of His Own Nativity, Didn’t He❀

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(via fuckyeaharagorn)

We’re celebrating with the super-romantic combination of soup, tea, and Netflix & Comatose. There are also some leftover cupcakes in the fridge, but whether I’m feeling up to procuring them remains to be seen.

And, y’know, I don’t feel the least bit guilty about not being able to make a big deal over the occasion this year. It’s really never been about that for us: the grand, expensive gestures; the public declarations of devotion; the carefully-planned rites and ceremonies. We have each other, and that’s the most important thing.❀

Three Signs for the New Week (February 22, 2016)

The cards: 5 of Ancients (reversed), 7 of Winged Ones, 5 of Winged Ones (reversed)

What Gwydion has to say:

There is no law that requires you to explain yourself to fools. You know what you know, and your knowledge and instincts have served you well thus far; you are in no way obligated to reveal these things to those who needle you for a taste of them, for they will not rest until they have stripped your storehouses bare of the last scrap of sacred sweetness. So go your way, and let them go theirs. The dignity of your path demands no less.

Have a great week, everyone.❀

Happy (Belated) Valentimes!

First, the obligatory sharing of this video, as is the custom among my people:

Second, no divination today. Yeah, again. Apparently trying to do ALL the things on Sunday means being able to do NONE of the things on Monday. MEH.

Third, and more happily, I’m currently noodling around with a divination spread designed specifically for assessing the strengths and areas of concern for poly relationships that involve multiple incorporeal entities. (Go ahead, ask me why this is a pet project of mine.πŸ˜› ) It’s very much in the what-if stages at the moment, but if I get a workable prototype together, I’ll be asking for volunteers from the audience to help me test it out. So if this is something that’s at all relevant to your interests, stay tuned for more info.

Have a great week, everyone.πŸ˜€

Three Signs for the New Week (February 8, 2016)

The cards: King of Shapeshifters (reversed), Page of Four-Leggeds (reversed), The Sun

What Gwydion has to say:

Take on nothing new this week, but do not dwell on the past, either. You have drunk enough from that cup of bitterness. Feel the tender places within you now without judgment, without pressing on them too hard. Reach back and find the thread of light that connects you to the things that once brought you joy untempered. Pull on it, wrap it around yourself gently. Become the comfort you so crave. Hands that can hurt can also heal; it is time to pull those jagged edges back together so they can knit cleanly into wholeness once more. And trust, also, that it can happen still.

Have a great week, everyone.❀

Three Signs for the New Week (February 1, 2016)

The cards: 2 of Winged Ones, King of Winged Ones (reversed), 3 of Shapeshifters (reversed)

What Gwydion has to say:

If the only way to maintain your integrity is to walk away, then that’s what you must do. You are the ruler of your own destiny, much as you might prefer to hand the responsibility over to others. No good can come of burying your dreams and desires; left in the dark for too long, they rot and become resentment, slowly poisoning your entire life. Perhaps you are not yet in a place where you can sever ties to all that’s holding you back, but you can at least set a few small things into motion, build momentum for what you need to do next. It’s all a choice, in the end. Where do you use your energy? Where do you lend your power? Where does it hurt most? Where are you going as the world tugs you along in its wake, and where would you end up if you decided to let go of the rope?

Have a great week, everyone.❀

Status Report

No divination this week–my stomach has been acting like a preschooler again and arbitrarily deciding that it doesn’t like stuff it was fine with before. So today is a lounge around in bed and watch Netflix day, but with any luck next Monday I’ll get back into my usual routine, whatever that may be.πŸ˜›

In the meantime, enjoy this video, which is relevant right now because of Reasons:

Three Signs for the New Week (January 18, 2016)

The cards: 7 of Winged Ones, 5 of Ancients (reversed), 5 of Winged Ones

What Gwydion has to say:

I will not advise you to put all of your trust into another’s hands, especially now; however, there are many rewards to be gained by reaching out to one with whom you feel a measure of rapport. Hoarding the treasures of your experience away benefits none but yourself. What thief do you fear? No one can steal the truths your heart is built upon, nor sap the foundations of your deepest joy. Perhaps you will not allow anyone else into the garden of your soul just yet… but still you can carry baskets of flowers from it, to share with someone who also comes to your meeting place with blossom-laden arms.

Have a great week, everyone.❀

We Scots are a very serious and reserved people.

So someone posted this pic on my dad’s Facebook timeline:

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To which he replied:

Not sure what the symbolism is, though. Could be: “I hang panties on a makeshift cross while I Nae Nae.” A loose translation of “S Rioghal Mo Dhream.”

How I got my sense of humor is an utter mystery.πŸ˜›

A Brief Affirmation of My Continued Existence

Yeah, it’s been quiet around here for a while, hasn’t it? The last couple of weeks have been filled with the magical whirlwind Didney Worl trip (“It’s the Legit-est Place on Earth!”) and far too little sleep, so I haven’t had much time or gumption to spare for blog posts. But I am still alive–at least to the best of my knowledge–and will probably write up something a little more content-ful and informative fairly soon.

That said, I’m taking this Monday off from the weekly reading, too. I’m not in a terribly good mindset for doing divination at the moment, due to various factors, and we’re all better off if I don’t try to force anything right now. Besides, it IS still technically my honeymoon… *cough*

In unrelated news, you can now bother me on Tumblr if that’s a place you ever hang out. Or you can just go there and ogle my haphazard and unthematic collection of Legit and shiny things if you want, whatever. It’s strictly a happy-place blog, and likely to remain so; all of my actual writing is going to remain right here, so you don’t need to feel like you’re missing out on anything if you’d rather not venture away from WordPress. I do have a “Welcome to Faestralia” tag, though, for stuff that reminds me of Over There–sometimes in a humorous way.

Until next time!:)

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