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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Tarot, Eleusis & stitching

Another Sunday! Yesterday I spent the day stitching and re-reading The Homeric Hymn to Demeter (Translation, Commentary & Interpretive Essays by Helene P. Foley) along with tidbits from The Road to Eleusis (Wasson, Hoffman & Ruck.) To experience those mysteries, to know the secrets, I have a great longing for them - perhaps, someday, in someway, I will know what I need to about them.
Then I take this little test... and while this result is, of course, no surprise to me, there is Demeter! As usual for me, these mysteries seem to appear when I least expect them.
As for stitching, the nativity is moving along and I plan to do more today. I am hoping to do a little bit of something else as well, because I have a short attention span where stitching is concerned (other things also) so I need to move around to different projects.
Perhaps another nap! I love an afternoon nap. It is cozy and refreshing especially when followed by a lovely cup of Earl Grey. That is what Sundays are for, pleasures and comforts.

You are The Empress Beauty, happiness, pleasure, success, luxury, dissipation. The Empress is associated with Venus, the feminine planet, so it represents, beauty, charm, pleasure, luxury, and delight. You may be good at home decorating, art or anything to do with making things beautiful. The Empress is a creator, be it creation of life, of romance, of art or business. While the Magician is the primal spark, the idea made real, and the High Priestess is the one who gives the idea a form, the Empress is the womb where it gestates and grows till it is ready to be born. This is why her symbol is Venus, goddess of beautiful things as well as love. Even so, the Empress is more Demeter, goddess of abundance, then sensual Venus. She is the giver of Earthly gifts, yet at the same time, she can, in anger withhold, as Demeter did when her daughter, Persephone, was kidnapped. In fury and grief, she kept the Earth barren till her child was returned to her.

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