I have once again started to observe the holy days for some of my gods. It is something I had always done but stopped when I started re-evaluating my path. Letting such an important aspect of my practice slide was probably immensely more harmful that helpful, but what’s done is done.
As I have mentioned before, Hera started to show up in my life a few months ago (on a related note, I had a dream some time back featuring Isis. Nothing ever really became of it and I now think it was perhaps the ‘queen of heaven’ archetype that my attention was being drawn to, and not Isis herself). She herself does not have a monthly holy day in the athenian calendar that I base my personal calendar upon; and so I asked her which day she would like to have designated to her. She picked the 22nd of the lunar month, which I afterwards found out is the half moon. This seems a significant date somehow, although I am not sure why.
The 22nd began at sun down last night. However, somewhat ironically; earlier that day I broke up with my boyfriend of 2 and a half years. It was a painful yet mutual break-up and I have felt so lost and upset since that I haven’t gotten around to my devotions yet. I bought her a pomegranate earlier though, and I plan on honouring her as soon as I am more together.
It seems like everybody I know both in person and on-line is having relationship issues right now. Like many others, I am going to use this time to develop spiritually. I want to work on cultivating my non-corporeal relationships and applying myself diligently to this area of my work. This also has a therapeutic effect…something else to focus on.
To begin, I wish to find/write and perform a deep spiritual cleansing ritual, ready to begin many aspects of my life anew. Wish me luck.
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