Aquarius

Jan 20 – Feb 19

Air Sign – fixed

Aquarius, meaning water bearer or cup bearer has thus the symbol of 2 waves. It’s also located where other constellations with water names are, refered to as The Sea.

You will know the picture for Aquarius by the young man pouring nectar or water into the mouth of a fish. Representing the giving of wisdom. It’s found in ppl with this zodiac sign to be the ones who are going to dig deeper to understand things more than most.

The name comes along with the rain season. Sumerians named the Aquarian stars for good luck with farming for the coming season.

They are humanitarians and feel their work has to benefit others, not just themselves, but they can become cocky if they let this go to their heads and be very argumentative. This drive for knowledge also means they’re likely to be social with many different types of ppl to learn as much as they can.

Aquarius is said to have 2 planets. Saturn and Uranus.

Saturn also known as Father Time, is classed as such, bc it has a longer cycle than any other planet. The Greeks used Kronus – name meaning chronus – time, to represent Saturn. It represents structure and control. In Babylon it was depicted as the god Ninurta – lord of the earth. With the coming rain season that Aquarius is known for, this makes sense given Ninurta was a god of fertility, rain and storms. None the less the overall essence of Saturn is harvest and death. The reality of impermanence.

Uranus, god of the sky, the father of Saturn, comes with drastic change, after being overthrown by Saturn / Kronus. It can mean dangerous risks, but is all about discovery and human will. It comes with brilliant minds and is known for big advancements when it passes through zodiac signs such as Gemini when the electronic computer was invented.

Aquarius in tarot is the major arcana card The Star #17. It’s the light at the end of tunnel. Hope. Like the Norse rune Dagaz. When reversed, there are doubts, feeling lost, a negative mindset. Associated to the fish hook like Hebrew letter Tsadhe, meaning stronghold built on the side of a mountain.

Other Myths:

Arabs depicted Aquarius as a bucket bc it is forbidden to depict any kind of living beings.

Sumerians thought of Aquarius as the vessel used during the great flood.

Egyptians classed this as the keeper of the Nile River which was known for flooding lands, but also bringing nourishment.

Babylonians considered this time to be the curse of the rain.

Ash,

Banshees

Their origin is said to be of the 8th century in Gaelic folklore. They were called Bean Sidhe – meaning woman of fairyland or mounds. They were originally women who sang mournful songs at someone’s death and whom took alcohol as payment. People considered them sinners who’s future was to become a banshee.

A banshee was a woman spirit who’s scream would mean imminent death. Every family was said to have its own banshee. If seen, some believe that the seer would be the one to pass next or they would see the banshee wisp away like birds.

Banshees can appear as a child or woman, a very well kept matron or as a hag. This was to symbolize the triple goddess Morrioghan, Macha and Badhbh. War and death.

They were connected to the mounds in Ireland in the country and could be found in literature dating back as far as 1380.

Whether considered to be of an elemental type, a goddess symbolism, or of ancestral descent, banshees are known to frighten people enough that it is still considered bad luck not to believe in them.

Ash,

Holiday Time!

I was inspired today by my dad who was born in Mose Ambrose, Newfoundland. He moved to Ontario with his family when he was eight years old. As you know Newfies are known for having an even more – shall we say, “distinct accent” than Canadians from other provinces. My dad being so young when they moved, was badly bullied at first for his accent and he eventually grew out of it. I adore the way he say, California though!

When I was 15, my parents sold our house and we moved just down the street. The husband who purchased our home was from Newfoundland. His wife today posted a status that said, “Who’s going to celebrate Tibb’s Eve with me?” Wait what? What is this and why have I never heard of it?

I texted my dad about it and he had no idea either. Granted he was eight when they moved to Ontario, but his entire family was from there and he had never heard of it. So because I like to write about holidays and their history, I decided to include Tibb’s Eve.

Also known as Tipps Eve or Tipsy, for an excuse to party it up before Christmas day arrived, Tibb’s Eve originated around the time of World War 2 and mostly celebrated in Newfoundland and Labrador on December 23. Since its was still part of the Advent on Christmas Eve, it was considered to be more of a time to be sober. Tibb’s Eve brings in a fun way as an excuse to have some drinks before then.

Tibb was also found in plays in the 1600’s to describe a promiscuous woman. It was a run on joke that made the crowd laugh when a character with that name came on stage.

Adults would joke calling this type of woman Saint Tibb and children of course not understanding the meaning, came to believe this was actually a real Saint. The parents would laugh and say Saint Tibb doesn’t exist. It became known from this that something would never happen on the day of Saint Tibb.

As an example, “I will win a million dollars on St Tibb’s.”

When someone asks, “When is St Tibb’s?” It is customary to answer, “Its neither before nor after Christmas.” Or, “It’s neither before or after New Years.”

Tonight on December 23, have a drink and send cheers to all the Tibb’s in your life!

Ash,

November Dreaming

On November 11 & 12 I dreamt the following:

11 – I woke up & left a voice msg to Derek about this dream. All I remember now is being in water with star fish everywhere but apparently I was on a trip with other ppl. We were in the water & someone got killed

Starfish symbolism:

At a crossroads. Time to gain clarity & build inner strength. Listen to instincts. Indicates a period of healing & renewal. Time to weigh your options & make big decisions for your future. Remove toxic relationships & focus on self love.

On the 12th I dreamt a weird dream:

12 – I go to leave this restaurant, but decide to go into a McDonald’s / Tim Hortons where I had already ate, but I wanted fries & an iced cappuccino. I asked a mom who’s little girl was about 5 or 6 if I could grab her a small fry too & she said okay.

Next I’m at my table eating the fries & I saw this DJ I know who was working there. He comes over & cleans the plates of food around me that weren’t mine, but was eating someone’s fries that were there. I told him he should’ve had some of mine. A girl came & sat with us & we were telling him he needed to eat more so he left the table. The girl & I swapped numbers to go together to watch his next show out of town.

I went to leave & this big guy comes flying at me from behind & starts circling the table after me. Someone ends up shooting him & the cops take him away hurt to jail. These two chicks start saying that’s what he does when he wants to dance.

So finally I get out to the car & this old friend is there & we bump chests bc we are both wearing purple hoodies after we hug & say we miss each other. She had a Halloween costume on over top that she showed me like a Dracula cape & hat that had corn chips holding it up.

We get in the car & grams is asking how mom spent her bday. That’s when I realize it’s been my bday & I didn’t get a candle for my cake. She asked mom how she was liking her wheel chair.

All of a sudden we see these crows flying overhead & I realize they aren’t crows, but ravens based off their call & that’s when I say it’s bc the anniversary of uncle Casey’s death is coming up. Then a hawk appeared & it was like I was put into this other dimension of colours & space & that’s when I woke up in the dream in a pool of water. I couldn’t believe I didn’t drown during the hallucination.

Trust me – I am aware of how weird my dreams are lol. Two years ago on the anniversary of Casey’s death, November 15, I heard ravens outside for the first time since being here – that’s 10 years.

Now hawks I hear all the time, but only see them when I’m with my dad. It is also a zodiac animal for my sign, Sagittarius.

November 14 goes by & that evening I thought Rory my cat had gotten on the couch with me & tapped my leg twice – he does this for attention. Went to look & he was no where near the couch. So I pulled three tarot cards & went to bed bc I didn’t feel they resonated.

On the 15th, the anniversary of his passing, I had been in a live broadcast of a friend who does mediumship & I was reading ppl in the chat. When I got off shortly after 10pm it felt like someone slid up beside me. Figuring again the cat, I looked to my left & nothing was there. Then I heard Rory in the room in front of me, jump off the bed.

It actually gave me the creeps, so I couldn’t get a feel for who it may be. Then all of a sudden the creepy feeling came back by my door & that’s when I realized the door had been left unlocked & I jumped up & locked it. Felt like I was being reminded to lock it before bed. I also found a McDonald’s monopoly sticker with 15 on it. Interesting considering I had dreamt of McDonald’s.

McDonald’s CEO, was born on Casey’s birthday, September 26.

Earlier in my friend Derek’s live broadcast, he got Hall & Oats when he asked his Amazon Alexa to play classic rock, which up until then had never played. Interestingly their third album was on my cousin Cody’s birthday whom my friend Derek & I have crazy synchronicities with, as well as the photo used for their Wikipedia page was taken on Casey’s dad’s Birthday October 28. They were No 15 on the list of 100 greatest artists of all time. Casey’s day of passing.

This morning I gave the cards another look & looked in my Jaime Samms animal cards to find the raven.

Anyone who reads my blogs, know that with Casey, comes my uncle Doug who passed away shortly after Casey did. I always look for synchronicities between the two.

Raven #16/7

Pulled on Nov 16

4th card pulled

Doug’s dob 12/26/1955 =31/4

12/26/2020= 15/6 Will be the date of his birthday this year

He was born in Capricorn 10th house

Death 1/29/2003=17/8

1/29/2020= 16/7 The date of his passing this year

He passed away in Aquarius 11th house

Casey dob 9/26/1964=37/10/1

9/26/2020=21/3 His birthday this year

Death 11/15/2002=12/3

11/15/2020=24/6 The anniversary of his passing this year

Casey was born as a Libra 7th house

He passed away in Scorpio 8th house

⁃ 4th card pulled Raven Doug’s life path

⁃ Raven #16 is current date 11/16/2020 =13/4 Doug’s life path & 16/7 my life path & Doug’s death date this year 1/29/2020= 16/7

⁃ Tarot 7 swords rev + 5 wands = 12/3 month of Doug’s birth, Casey’s current birthday 2020 & his date of death

⁃ Princess Pentacles rev is Doug’s birth Element Capricorn

Since not only does the raven card equal my life path as well as today’s date, I pulled the hawk card from the same deck & it is #2. My birthday.

16/7+2=9. 9 months from when I originally pulled the raven card is the date my grandpa Bruce died, Doug’s father, as well as my sisters birthday, August 15.

As I was working out the numbers for this post, my Amazon Alexa went off on her own. I hadn’t said anything to her.

I have no idea who the band Real Life is. Derek got up shortly after & I explained to him my morning. He decided to see what his Alexa would do if he asked it the exact question in the photo above. Instead of her answering with the same answer, she brought up the song Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. He ask again & got the same response. I tried & she answered exactly as shown above.

My uncle Casey like Freddy Mercury passed away after having HIV & both men were homosexual.

The song, Bohemian Rhapsody we all know, is 5:55 long & released October 31. That’s 5+5+5=15 – Casey’s day of passing & released 15 days prior to the same date. My friend in my dream was also dressed for Halloween.

Send Me An Angel by Real Life was released this month – November of 1983 in the USA. That is 19 years after Casey was born & 19 years before his passing. Next year will be 19 years he has been gone. This year on my birthday, I will be the same age Casey was when he passed.

Thankful my uncles are still with me & giving me messages to let me know they’re protecting me always.

Ash,

Turtle Symbolism

Last week I was in a live where I got up to do mediumship and ended up connecting with a woman Leslie who was worried about a friend. Leslie and I had a lot of synchronicities surrounding her grandmothers passing on my grandmas birthday, the number 5 and me having dreams leading to that date. At the end of the live I told her to watch for the 20th bc I was worried.

I dreamt about the King’s tongue on the 15th. The day of the live which ended up being 5 days before Tuesday October 20. I also posted this on the Friday in the group:

My cousin Cody whom I have insane synchronicities with, which can be read about here, would have celebrated his birthday on Oct 19. I broke a record for dreaming every night and remembering it on that day as well.

My dream that night was:

Interestingly the next day on the 20th, I saw a post about an albino baby sea turtle that had been posted the day before – before I had that dream.

Sadly on the 20th Leslie did get news of a baby passing away.

Ash,

Austrian Synchronicities

A few years ago, when I got my Ancestry DNA done, it said that I was part Austrian. That honestly held no meaning to me, except it reminded me of Marie Antoinette being born there. About a year later, I joined Ancestry s We’re Related app, and it said that she was a possible relative. I thought that was cool.

Ancestry will change the DNA results as they gain better insight to the science of it. Right now, it shows me as 39% Scottish, 34% England & Northwestern Europe, as well as 27% Irish.

It comes back around that there is a possibility that we do have Austrian in us on my dad’s mother’s side. Even though the DNA says otherwise right now. But I also know that I have family in Oslo Norway, and that doesn’t show on my DNA either so I figure what the hell. Let’s try to find out.

I thought I would Google to see where Marie Antoinette was born and that was Vienna. Turns out she was put to death by guillotine TODAY! Now we start down a wormhole before I’ve had a chance to dig into the family tree more.

Marie Antoinette was born Nov 2, 1755. Dewey Beard a well respected indigenous man who’s book I recently finished died on this day, but it was also the day my Granny Conners was born. It is through her family, where the Austria connection is thought to be.

Marie died today as I mentioned above.

Marie’s oldest daughter, Marie-Therese was born on my youngest nephew’s birthday of Dec. 19. She died Oct. 19. Remember Cody, my cousin who passed that I have crazy synchronocities with? That’s his birthday. Read about Cody here

Louis XVII – Marie’s younger son, passed on my oldest niece Jessica’s birthday June 8.

Her oldest son Louis Joseph Xavier Francois was born Oct. 22 my cousin Robyn’s birthday. Also a date that stuck out as a synchronicity from my dream last night.

Maria Theresa, Holy Roman Empress, German Queen and Marie Antoinette’s mother, passed away the day my Granny Conners died Nov. 29. She was buried on my birthday.

There are connections to even more birthdays in the family, but those stuck out. Looks like I’ll update if the DNA line fits with anything interesting too!

Ash,

October 31

A traditional Irish halloween mask from the early 20th century. Photographed at the Museum of Country Life, Ireland.

Because of Christian engrained beliefs, when we hear of October 31, we think Halloween, but what is it really? Well, before we discuss that, lets swing to October 31 in the Southern Hemisphere and May 1st in the Northern half:

May 1st, or Beltane, is a Gaelic celebration occurring roughly at the halfway point between the Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice. The Irish name being La Bealtaine and other variations from the more common places it was held. It is one of four Gaelic festivals held with the seasons along with Samhain, Imbolc, Lughnasadh.

The reason behind this particular celebration, was that the people would move their cattle to pasture during this time for the summer. They would light bonfires and jump over the flames even, because they were considered protective. They also ate lots of delicious foods that were than used as offerings to keep them safe.

Then six months go by. We are now headed from the Fall Equinox to the Winter Solstice, and we are now at Samhain. Celebrated between October 31 to November 1. Thought to be celebrated as far back as the Neolithic era where tombs and passages align at that time with the rising sun. It is mentioned in old Irish folklore and original mythological tales.

This was the time for cattle to be brought in from Summer pastures for slaughter. Again as at Beltaine, bomfires and offerings for protection for the coming season were offered to the Gods and the land spirits or Aos si, thus making the veil between the living and the Otherworld more thin.

People would dress in masks and other face coverings to not be recognized by the Gods and spirits during this time. The families would go door to door for food and when serving their meals at home, a place would be set at the table for any local or ancestral spirits passing through.

Halloween came to be, from 9th century Christians changing November 1st to their All Saint’s Day and then All Soul’s Day November 2. Eventually the two merged to October 31 to when we now celebrate Halloween – All Hallows Eve aka All Saint’s Eve.

Most widely known to be considered a new age variation of the Gaelic holiday, some Historians have found links to its origin being Roman instead. That it derived from Parentalia, a festival for the dead.

The darker months ahead for the nearing of a new year as in with the concept of the Mother Maiden Crone and lets not forget Haig archetypes which I will blog for my next entry.

Ash,

Canadian vs American Thanksgiving

Americans gained their Independence before Canada did, but Canada celebrated Thanksgiving a long time before the US. Canada can go back as far as 1578 for their first recorded Thanksgiving, while the United States had theirs at Plymouth in 1621.

The U.S. celebrates the 4th Thursday of November, Canadians the 2nd Monday of October.

Martin Frobisher was said to have had a feast of thanks for safe passage, in Nunavut, on his 3rd exploration, after losimg a ship in travel. In Plymouth, U.S. invaders or explorers had their first feast with the Native Americans around 43 years later.

It took until 1879 to be considered a national holiday for Canada, and then took until 1957 to have a set day! Historians claim that Protestant religious leaders wanted the holiday during the middle of the week, in order to get people to go to church and give thanks to God – which also gained Independence from Britain. Other people believe that it was a day to give thanks that we were spared having to go through what the US did with the Civil War. Even further, it was said to be a possibility of when Harvest Time happens – then again proving existence of God and life on Earth through the growth of crops, Etc. It was thought to be decided upon on a Monday, in order to make it a long weekend, thus urging people to want to get on the railroad and spend money going to see their families.

Obviously this is moot bc of the massacres of the Native Americans for being forced time and time again to run and or fight for their rights, only to have them consistently taken from them as their family amd tribe members were slaughtered in front of them, only to be expected to adhere to these laws mads up against them.

I recommend reading Black Elk Speaks and The Sacred Pipe, but there are a multitude of historical references you can easily find on the history of Thanksgiving in Canada and the United States and how it effected the original people living there beforehand as a result. Be mindful.

Ash,

Armadillo

Armadillo, is Spanish for, “little armoured one.”

The armadillo showed up in a dream I had recently and I love its symbolism. I feel it resonates with me a lot. Also shows we shouldn’t be too quick to forget about these uncommon totem animals and their unique messages they can be trying to give us.

The armadillo is most exposed when it shows it under belly, and safest with its armoured shell, because of the overlapping plates covered with horns. Because of this, it speaks to us knowing when to show our most vulnerable sides as well.

Since it is linked to Spanish conquistadors and European knights, it is supposedly some thing that helps someone develop their knowledge in past lives – most generally the Aztecs.

This animal, being a part of the sloth family and heavily armoured – being known for rolling into a ball to keep its most vulnerable spots safe, asks us to question whether or not you are too sensitive, or not guarding yourself enough with other people.

They are animals that are very temperature driven, and are generally associated to people who are susceptible to illness.

They have an extreme sensitivity to smell. Symbolizing, our ability to be able to know when opportunity strikes – how to adjust to new things in order to manifest and create the life we want and find and bring in abundance.

This creature, is not just a digger, but also a keen swimmer who can hold his breath for up to six minutes. This shows movement from one dimension to the other and how to work with all the elements. It links to mediumship, in working with the dead. This also speaks to physical mediumship. where the person with this totem can feel physically the aches and pains of the spirits they’re connecting with. This requires a lot of balance.

The armadillo shows us how to work with the emotions of others and ourselves – to know when to be sensitive and when to speak up. making them a really great teacher.

Ash,

metaphysics

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