Wednesday, December 20, 2006

The New Sun Comes

As this year's Sun turns red, sinks, and dies, and Hel leads us on the bridge to the New Sun, with the New Moon upon us joined with Pluto in the center of our Milky Way, with Jupiter and Saturn protecting and guiding us......my hopes are high. I'm ready to go to the next circle.

Pile high the hickory and the light
Log of chestnut struck by the blight
Welcome in the winter night.

The day has gone in hewing and felling,
Sawing and drawing wood to the dwelling
For the night of talk and story-telling.

These are the hours that give the edge
To the blunted axe and the bent wedge,
Straighten the saw and lighten the sledge.

Here are question and reply,
And the fire reflected in the thinking eye,
So peace, and let the bob-cat cry.

Top illustration by Sophy Williams from Starry Tales. Bottom illustration by Nancy Carpenter.
 Poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay.

22 Comments:

Blogger jm said...

Happy Birthday tseka,

the woman who sees too much.

20/12/06 3:44 AM  
Blogger Tseka said...

peace and let the bobcat cry
we children of Ullr


hel len healing light
the new sun comes

we are at the gate ready
with our kindred



thank you

20/12/06 6:26 AM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Hel is a one degree conjuction to North Node, she is on her way back to Aries now.

20/12/06 6:31 AM  
Blogger Neith said...

This is one of the most beautiful posts you've created, jm . . . simple, eloquent and those illustrations, wow!

Tonight I will light a candle or two for remembrance and in anticipation of new adventures . . .

20/12/06 9:34 AM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

Beautiful poem and pictures! I'm reminded that we are physically closer to the Sun when we are in winter than when we are in summer.

A great big happy birthday to tseka, and a happy solstice to all! :-)

20/12/06 10:52 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Hel is a one degree conjuction to North Node, she is on her way back to Aries now.

I have yet to understand this. The NN in Pisces is dissolution and it must be complete right now as Hel leaves this point. Aries is the new start. This is a variation of the astro movements and reveals something unique.

The NN left Aries awhile back and that was part of the new start, but this adds more to the puzzle. I'd love to coordinate it. I'd also like to know how she moves. On her way 'back' to Aries?


Tonight I will light a candle or two for remembrance and in anticipation of new adventures

I'll join you.

Happy Solstice to you too kad. Good reminder about the sun. We don't always have to be hot to be close. Maybe this is the way the radiance can penetrate.

20/12/06 11:56 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Well that was perfectly coordinated. We're snowed in. I'm in for the long night. Toasty and dry.

20/12/06 3:37 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Be glad it's snow. We're expecting freezing rain tomorrow. Insta-skating rink... yay! :o(

20/12/06 5:19 PM  
Blogger Neith said...

Be glad it's snow. We're expecting freezing rain tomorrow. Insta-skating rink... yay! :o(

The Mars/Uranus square tomorrow just adds to the fun . . . we have enough packed snow/ice on the roads to make driving tricky. Add in impatient drivers & it gets more interesting yet! More snow expected here, but freezing rain is a possibility.

Saw the pictures of the blizzard that happened to Denver, WoW!

20/12/06 5:39 PM  
Blogger jm said...

It's deep, man!

20/12/06 5:49 PM  
Anonymous tseka said...

hej,
it's been a Uranus kind of day. Topsy turvy silly and sweet.

----

Hel was at 0 cancer on summer solstice, she went retro and as the North Node approached Pisces she joined and guided the way back. Hel turned direct just a bit ago and now is traveling forward after being mostly conjoined NN since 0 Aries.

20/12/06 5:49 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Tseka! You survived! Death of another year and birth once again. Congtratulations.

This is amazing information. Conjoined with the node like this. It adds credence to the fact that this is an unusual time.

A very intersting addition is the 0 Cancer with the 0 Aries. Right before the next presidential election Mars (Aries) will be going retrograde in Cancer. There is something here, About leaving home in a sense, maturing, and reliving the pioneer aspect of the USA with it's Aries 4th House.

Everything out there is in complete dissolution right now. Hel knows what she's doing.

20/12/06 6:01 PM  
Blogger jm said...

This is part of what I'm getting.

Last election Saturn in Cancer was heavily weighing this Cancer country down. Cancer is imagined fears, timidity, and reluctance to leave the familiar. Kerry offered the Sagittarius adventure but we couldn't go then.

With Hel and the Mars retro coming, I think this is a time to let go take the leap. Added to that is the 29 Sag next election.

All of this Sag is a prelude but I'm absolutely fascinated by the Hel/NN factor making it impossible to go back. It will all be gone.

20/12/06 6:08 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Another unbelievably fascinating fact is that when the Mars goes retro it will go back into Gemini and catch an opposition to pluto in sagittarius exactly. When it goes direct it will again oppose Pluto, only this time in Capricorn. A bridge, indeed.

20/12/06 6:16 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

ja i think the message may be simply the past is past ~ embrace the future, make it yours, the gift of the cosmos is offered to those who hear -share it.

20/12/06 6:35 PM  
Blogger jm said...

the gift of the cosmos is offered to those who hear -share it.

For me I think this is one of the main lessons. Let those who tarry do what they need to do and those who hear, follow that directive. There's room for everyone. All have an individual time frame and road within the road.

I wonder if the white thread in the ear has to do with hearing the sound vibration. If it's the most fundamental guiding factor.

The beauty of the cosmic gift is its infinity and so far, it's permanence

20/12/06 6:49 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

White thread in the ear-
the grandmothers have a white thread in the ear connecting them to the sun. (this is their night -the mother night)
(my own perception is sound is beyond light)
perhaps it is the path that carries the oldest memories.
Here is what Valkeapaa the Saami shaman/joiker says.
It is a very long joik, this is an excerpt:
Snow
the white snow
the snow-whiteness

The sea's ocean
blackens
becomes harder
tightens
loosens
roars

the cold
sneaks under the skin

the sky glows
I'm coming
the Sun, my father
I am coming I come
I remember
I roped a young white doe
a white thread in the right ear
a path
to the sun

20/12/06 11:07 PM  
Blogger jm said...

This poetry is so beautiful. Everything you post of his. Thank you so much. I'm going to try to find out something about this great talent. This poet has mastered simplicity and the fullness in each word.

Yes. I think sound is memory. Even in our own lives. The songs that accompany our experience always bring back the feeling vivdly.

It's so refreshing to talk mythology again. Holidays are busy times but the quiet coming winter should give us plenty of opportunity.


The sea's ocean
blackens
becomes harder
tightens
loosens
roars


Gorgeous. And so much the juxtaposition with Pisces and all the Sag now. Fire and water. This lunation is Sagittarius/Cancer. Honest emotion and lots of it. Good time for poetry.

The new sun and moon together are also in this poem. This is perfect.

Some sort of completeness is in the air.

20/12/06 11:59 PM  
Blogger Neith said...

Simply beautiful, tseka . . . we are all blessed by the wisdom of Valkeapaa the Saami shaman/joiker.

hmmmmmm - I wonder what those sound like in the original language. Finnish I know always places the emphasis on the first syllable.

21/12/06 9:32 AM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Neith, perhaps you will return to find this....i heard Valkeapaa joiking when i was a young woman. He came to Canada. The sound is reminiscent of Salish chanting or Buddhist chanting or Aborigines with digeridoos. It taps into some pulse rhythm we all remember. It sounds like geese or swans calling or the wind rolling across the snowfields, the roar of the sea. There are words but large pauses in the singing/joiking with eeeeeooooooiiiooo sounds which carry you away.
The experience never has left me.

Shamanic voice of the cosmos. Very possibly it has the power to change our cellular structure -sure seems so.

21/12/06 5:43 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Shamanic voice of the cosmos. Very possibly it has the power to change our cellular structure -sure seems so.

I know so. The basis of healing. Same atoms, molecules repositioned.
Laughter, praise, beauty, etc., all send hormones out which affect cellular structure if repeated on and on. The opposite of pain, stress, and cortisol.

21/12/06 6:01 PM  
Blogger jm said...

And languages are all different. Germans, for example, love the blues. Their language has no way of expressing this and the emotional sensation is something they crave.

I think all languages tell a slightly different story. All the more reason to listen.

21/12/06 6:06 PM  

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