The Moon Goddess
The Moon Goddess, this full moon: I equate to the triple goddess, woman, virgin, bloodmother, crone, hear me roar! My sensuality, sexuality and beauty, already present in my virginal whiteness of maidenly chastity, and maturity of motherhood and bloodflow, will continue into the days of my cronehood, only ripened to a richness of silver in the inky black velvet of the night - Hail unto me, jewel of the night! (Why do traditional interpretations put such negative interpretations on me?) Hail also unto the three Nemis, whether they have had a sex-operation or not! (For a male, this seems to mean profound menstruation and/or womb envy: Freud, eat your heart out?) This goddess projects on to the figure of a living woman, at whatever age ;-))
Dog - The Druid Animal Oracle
Dog represents guidance, protection and loyalty. From the handbook: In the Druid tradition the dog is seen as the Guardian of the Mysteries... Faithfulness, trust and loyalty equal vital ingredients of close relationships, and the time may come for you to focus on these qualities - to develop them gradually in yourself and to appreciate them in others.
The 9 of Swords: Universal Waite Deck.
The figure holds her head in her hands, anguished by nightmares, depression and feelings of guilt and despair.
Shirley (mythos) has come to the stage where she must make a decision whether to take her dog, Yoshe - MoonWatcher, a loyal loving protector, and have her euthanased. What a terrible burden to the mind and soul this appears. She experienced no pain, but seemed sad and discomforted as her breathing became more and more laboured. She had refused food for many days, and only took small sips of water. She had been with us for such a long time now ... it feels so difficult to see her dying, and difficult to make the decision to help her to do so.
Copyright: The Druid Animal Oracle Set - Phillip & Stephanie Carr-Gomm. Illustrated by Bill Worthington ISBN: 0-7318-0471-6
Copyright: Universal Waite Deck - recoloured by Mary Hanson-Roberts. www.usgamesinc.com
With mythos in her sorrow, even as I rejoiced in my own doggy companionship! ;-P
The rune Man speaks to intellect and culture that separate us from the animals...why would we want this? And a dog howls, spookily, as I post this ;-P