Sunday, December 21, 2008

Happy Solistice

It's the longest day of the year.
The night when darkness takes hold
and seems not to let go.

It's the darkest time of the year
and tomorrow the brightness will grow
as we move toward the light.


I was trying to think what to do to honor the Winter Solstice and I found a quiz on Peevish Pen called "What Druid Animal Are You?"

Here is my result:

Oh wise Salmon, tell me the tales of the deep! The salmon will travel hundreds of miles to return to it's place of birth, and so shall you... those miles may be emotional, however, since you need to rediscover the child within you. You hold such great power, but cannot express it fully until you are free from the emotional bonds that keep you from it. Rejuvenate your spirit, wise salmon, and rediscover the inner child that you hold back.


I was a little surprised at how profound this was.


Inspired, I moved to, where I only do the free things because I don't waste money on such items.

Here is the I-ching hexagram result:

Sunday, December 21st, 2008 9:21am PST

Your Present Hexagram : Small Influences

A gentle wind gathers the clouds, but still, no rain. Softer influences predominate as the power of subtle forces grows. This is a time for smooth and friendly persuasion.

In the ebb and flow of any relationship, there are always "low tides" -- times when sweeping action is impossible or inappropriate, but when small matters can be attended to profitably, leading to bigger and better things later on. When the tide is rolling in, by all means, ride the wave; but when it is receding like it is now, focus on the little things.

When the times are such that you cannot do much to affect large matters, persuasion and subtle influence can prepare the way for strength in the future. Use your intuition to chart your long-term course, but avoid bold actions for the moment; they are unlikely to work. This is an excellent time to refine existing abilities or develop new talents.



  1. I tried it too, it seems I'm a bear...You are a Bear, intuitive and protective - the symbol for our Mother Earth. The importance of your role in life has long been underestimated. You are a mighty warrior, with an instinct that is unparalleled. Winter solstice will be your time. Embrace your power and marry it with your instinct. You cannot lose!

  2. So now the days will slowly get longer yay! Merry Christmas to you and your family from your new neighbors down the road!

  3. Sometimes it's neat to see how these things tie into the present.

  4. Ooh, now I'm in the mood to get out my tarot cards. And go to Becky's blog for some fun!

  5. I never pictured you as a salmon.


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