Friday 13th…September 13, 2019

Birthday and Anniversary

The birthday wheel has once again made it’s yearly turn, so has the wheel of wedding anniversaries. Yes, today Friday 13th is my birthday and wedding anniversary. Hey, I tried to make it easy for my husband when I married him. One date to remember and he could even combine the gifts into one single gift.

Was I actually born on Friday 13th? No, September 13th happened to be on a Wednesday the year I was born. No, I did not get married on Friday 13th, I was married on a Saturday.

My Age

I won’t tell you the year of my birth. English actress, author and columnist, Joan Collins stated, ” Age is just a number. It is totally irrelevant unless of course you happen to be a bottle of wine. Therefore, as I am not a bottle of wine, the year I was born and my age are completely irrelevant.

Superstition

For those of you who may be a tad bit or a whole lot superstitious, Friday 13th is considered an unlucky day. Do we really know why people consider Friday 13th an unlucky day? For centuries both the day itself, Friday and the number thirteen have been considered unlucky.

Hangman’s Day

They say we do not know the day we will die. Some of us never will know. In years past those in Britain that had been tried and condemned to die for their bad deeds knew that their death would occur on a Friday, Hangman’s Day.

The Thirteenth Guests

Judas, the thirteenth guest to sit down at the Last Supper betrayed Jesus. Loki, the thirteenth guest at a Norse god’s dinner party caused the world to be plunged into darkness.

Unlucky day, unlucky number?

Merged

In the last century those who were superstitious combined Friday and the thirteenth together to create an unlucky day now known as Friday 13th.

Do you believe

Do you hold the superstition that Friday 13th is unlucky? Or like me, does Friday 13th bring you good fortune and good luck.

Fun Words

Three interesting terms associated with the fear of Friday, the number thirteen and Friday 13th.

*Paraskevidekatriaphobia…a term coined by Dr. Donald E Dossey based on the Greek words, Paraskevi (Friday) and Dekatria (Thirteen) and the suffix phobia (fear). The fear of Friday 13th.

Triskaidekaphobia… Tris (three), Kai (and) Deka (ten). The fear of the number thirteen.

FriggatriskaidekaphobiaFrigga an ancient Scandinavian goddess who was associated with witchcraft and Friday. Tris (three), Kai (and) Deka (ten). The fear of Friday 13th.

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Jahcqi

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Waiting, For What?… September 9, 2019

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I read an article in a magazine  recently that talked about how we have a tendency to put things on hold, waiting for the weekend or waiting for this or waiting for that. Why do we have to wait until the weekend to relax and have fun? Why do we have to wait until the house is remodeled before we invite family and friends over? Why do we have to lose ten pounds before we can take that trip to the beach?

Why can’t we do what we want any day or everyday of the week if we so chose? Maybe our workdays are long, maybe the kids have been whining all day, maybe it’s a bad hair day. So what!

Let’s start sitting aside some time everyday to enjoy the simple beauty and magick of life. Let’s look for the mindfulness, the stillness, the love, the pleasures, the adventures and the small joys. They are there, everyday, all day. We just have to look. Grab them when you see them, enjoy them when you find them.

Let’s stopping making excuses. Let’s stop waiting.Let’s start doing. Let’s start living!

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Jahcqi

#Magick #NoWaiting #NoExcuses #Startdoing #Startliving

Is the sky falling?…September 6, 2019

 

 

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As I hiked in the early morning hours along my favorite mountain trail I kept hearing plop, plop, plop. What in the world I ask myself? Then it hits me…literally!

Had Chicken Little been right all along? Was the sky falling? Looking down at my feet, I giggle when I see two small acorns laying just in front of my toes.

Then it hits me again! No, not another acorn but the awareness that Flidais, Celtic Earth Goddess who is also a woodland goddess associated with Autumn and the green and brown  autumn colors is throwing acorns to get my attention.

Know that I am here she whispers softly. At that moment I hear a soft movement and look ahead to see not one but five beautiful doe’s staring back at me. Know that I and my sacred deer walk this mountain path with you today.

Conversing as we walk Flidais reminds me that I must embrace both the wild and the domestic within me. She tells me to look at the Scales of my life. If at anytime should they appear unbalanced I only have to speak her name and she will guide me to restoration, balance and the feeling of empowerment that I claimed when I began my spiritual quest.

With each step I take Flidais encourages me to flow with the energy of nature, to open my heart, my eyes, my mind, my soul and look for the beauty and the creativity constantly, listen to the birds, the trees, hear their songs, their stories. Take the path  travelled only by the deer and enjoy and be cognizant of what you find along the way I hear her say as she and her beloved sacred deer fade into the trees.

Plop, plop, plop. I smile knowingly and continue my hike.

See the Magick…Hear the Magick…Experience the Magick

Jahcqi

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Chained Rock…September 3, 2019

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Took advantage of having an evening off from work and got outdoors to enjoy the beauty and energy of September with a hike at Pine Mountain State Park. Took the Chained Rock trail for today’s adventure. Below is the story of how chained rock came to be.

The chain that holds back a mountain
Posted by Dave Tabler | August 1, 2017

Visitors love Chained Rock at Pine Mountain, Kentucky’s first state park, established in 1924. But why is there a chain around it?
Some children of Pineville, goes the story, were having troubles sleeping at night because they were afraid that the large rocks that loomed over Pineville on Pine Mountain would break free, come tumbling down the mountain, and smash into Pineville.
Well, the parents of these children invented the story that the rocks were chained to the mountain so the children wouldn’t worry and would go to sleep. Before long the story of the chained rock spread to neighboring communities, and people started showing up in town inquiring about the whereabouts of the chained rock.
In 1933 50 local citizens, plus members of the CCC, the Kiwanians, and the Boy Scouts, assembled the “Chained Rock Club” with the express purpose of turning folklore into a reality, a publicity stunt they hoped would generate added tourist revenue for the park and town.
On June 24, the club obtained an obsolete steam shovel from a Virginia quarry. The machine’s chain weighed 2,500-3,000 lbs. It had to be cut in half before a four-mule team could pull each portion up the mountain in two trips.
When the mules gave out, the Chained Rock Club’s 50 members carried the chains the rest of the way. Atop the mountain, the crew welded the chain back together, and stretched it 101 feet across the abyss. It is anchored at each end with steel pegs 1-1/2 x 24 inches, sunk into holes star drilled by hand.
The publicity stunt was a smashing success; over 6,000 daily newspapers reported the accomplishment of the “Chained Rock Club.”
Today the visitor driving through Pineville who looks up at the big rock, 200 feet long and 75 feet wide, can see the chain which “protects the city.” A hiking trail within Pine Mountain State Resort Park leads to Chain Rock, which affords a magnificent view of Pineville and the surrounding area.
sources: http://www.bellcountypubliclibraries.org/pvlhis.html
http://www.blueridgecountry.com/travel/ky-travel-guide.html

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Jahcqi

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Night of the New Moon…August 31, 2019

Yeah!!! The season of the Virgo has begun. Last night (Aug 30th) was the New Moon, a time for introspection, reflection, getting rid of the old and bringing in the new. What better way to get rid of old, negative energies and blockages than with a huge bonfire. Staring into the flames is so meditative, peaceful and healing. Watching the old go and visualizing the new in. Connecting with the Goddess and the Universe…awhhhh!!

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Jachqi

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As the Wheel Turns…August 31, 2019

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The Wheel of the Year continues it slow, steady turn toward a new month, a new season and best of all… mine and my grandson’s birthdays!!!

I can feel autumn’s energy calling and reaching for me. I am ready and excited with my embrace. I am ready for the ahhhh. If you know me, you know that autumn is my favorite season, my favorite time of the year. It is the season when I truly come to life.

Do…the vibrant colors of autumn… the deep reds, browns, oranges, purples, yellows and greens call to you like the paints of an artist palette’s call to them?

Do…you feel gratitude, a time of reflection, a time of slowing down, do you feel the blessings of the months that have already turned?

Do…the pots and pans of the kitchen’s hearth call to you to fill them with foods and spices… pumpkins, wheat, apples, squash, sweet potatoes, corn, soups, stews, homemade jams, jellies and apple butter, spices of cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and pumpkin spice?

Do…you hear the memories of the past… fun times of preserving fruits, vegetables, making candy apples, cookies, pies and baking bread with your mom or grandma, raking leaves with dad or grandpa only to jump in the huge piles and scatter them about again, giggles and homemade Halloween costumes?

Do…you wait for the thinning veil that allows the spirits of known and unknown ancestors to come visiting?

Do…you hear the knock on the door from the Goddesses of the season…Hekate, Cerridwen, Demeter, Persephone,and Morrigan?

Do…you behold the beautiful flowers of the season… marigolds, chrysanthemums, sunflowers, black eyed Susan’s, dahlia’s and coneflower with their scents and nectar drawing the butterflies and bees?

Do…you glimpse the spiders, the webs they weave, the crafty red fox, the ravens, the crows, the hooting owl sitting in the tree all looking to walk with and guide you through the season?

Do…you adorn your autumn altar with fresh and dried autumn flowers, dried leaves that have fallen from the trees, acorns, mini pumpkins, gourds, sheaths of wheat and colorful candles with autumn scents?

Do I? Yes!

The love of autumn and it’s energies are a part of my ingrained DNA. Autumn evokes peace, joy, happiness and contentment in my life and soul.

What does autumn evoke in you?

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Jahcqi

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Comfort Zone…August 29, 2019

Today makes the second day this week I have stepped out of my comfort zone and done something new and different for me. The first was a podcast interview with Paul and Lyn Thurman of the Quiet Rebel Bureau and now this video.
In my nervousness I flubbed a few words and accidentally turned the camera wrong once… please Feel free to giggle at my “flubs”🙂
Hope you enjoy the video.

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Jahcqi