Today’s birthdays include the following:
- Sylvia Plath
- Dylan Thomas
- the son of a delightful friend
- Theodore Roosevelt
- lead singer for Duran Duran
- Emily Post
- and Daniel.
We went to my mom and dad’s house. The guest of honor and I tarped our soon-to-be-sold camper, and then he grilled burgers. He did it sadly, because we’re just about out of BBQ season.
What made him happy again though, was getting a festive phone call, enjoying an assortment of desserts, and then receiving an awesome bottle of adult beverage (thanks again Em), and a gift from the world’s’ best children.
J.D. brought some cheeses, as he does. Along with recipe ideas from THIS PLACE, for later gatherings. We taste-tested the preferred drink of ancient Romans. Apparently.
I tried to create a slide-show, but that didn’t work. Obviously. Instead we’re just going with a “here’s the card, and message, plus some pictures” sort of appearance. (Fuck you, Mercury.)
“Hawk ~ 11 ~ Messages
The Hawk is said to be one of the Great Solar Birds that are able to stare directly at the sun without having to squint their eyes to lessen the glare.
To be able to look directly into the sun and not have to look away is symbolic of being able to look directly at an issue and to see what needs to be acknowledged and addressed, for the self and for others.
To witness a Hawk in flight, to hear its cry, or to find one of its feathers suggests that you are about to receive a sign or a gift from Spirit. Hawk’s cry may indicate a bountiful harvest or an impending time of abundance, while the finding of a feather sometimes portends the birth of a child or a spiritual gift about to awaken.
If Hawk has appeared in your cards today you are being put on alert for signs that may fruitfully guide you to the next phase of your life. You are being asked to remain vigilant and willing to act at a moment’s notice.
You are also being told that it is okay to ask for signs indicating when messages are about to come so that you do not miss them. For example, asking Spirit through meditation or prayer that the messages be pre-signed by the appearance of, for example, a woman wearing predominately yellow who will ask to take your photograph, is an obvious and precise way of knowing exactly when to be at your most attentive.
Ask that the Spirit of the Hawk carry this request to Spirit with the clear understanding that as soon as a woman presents herself, dressed predominantly in yellow and asks to take your photo, Spirit will send an obvious message, sign, or omen that will help you to see your future clearly; free of the usual emotional blockages, or physical obstacles that have hindered your path in the past. The woman will act as your trigger; your signpost that tells you when to stop and listen for Spirit’s guidance.”
Animal Dreaming Oracle Cards by Scott Alexander King
Today’s Channeled Message:
There are always options, and choices, and alternative routes.
The Views of Our Day:
The combined efforts of all three people I gave birth to.
Some family members prefer pie, and other pie, and then some more pie.
(Yes, that’s a Barbie candle, we’ve been using it for many years now, it’s tradition!)