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The Four Winds

August 30, 2010

 

The Castle of Gormenghast

The Four Winds

Identity: Boreas – the North Wind; Zephyrus – the West Wind; Eurus – the East (or South-east) Wind, (sometimes known as Apheliotes); Notus – the South Wind, (later known as Auster).

Description: Personifications of the quaternary or fourfold principle, which encompasses the four elements, four winds, four points of the compass. This dates back to extreme antiquity, and is evident in the myths and beliefs of most early cultures.

Symbols: Boreas – Two faces; Zephyrus – Fruit and flowers; Eurus – The Rising sun; Notus – A lizard

The Greek Myth

Eos, the dawn, and Astraeus, the starry sky, had four sons: Borea, Zephyrus, Eurus, and Notus. The two winds that feature most in the old legends are Boreas and Zephyrus; Eurus and Notus receiving little coverage. Winds could be destructive, in laying waste the blossoming earth, devastating human constructions and causing havoc at sea. Even Zephyrus, the harbinger of spring, could sometimes blow awry, although he was still the most welcome of the four. But all four could be kindly, especially to the mariner.

Boreas is the only wind that presented a major figure in the myths. He had two faces that looked fore and aft, and in some representations he was show with serpent feet. Winds were frequently said to be responsible for human conception: an old myth in primitive society insisted that the girl who wished for a pregnancy should turn and face the wind at a given time, a superstition that no doubt arose from the fact that the winds are responsible for spreading germination by carrying the seeds of plants and flowers. Their main association was with movement, however, and the Greeks courted their good offices for obvious purposes.

Upright Meanings

Travel. Movement. Trade. Transit. Adaptability. Forward progress.

Reversed Meanings

Frustrations arising from travel difficulties or adverse weather/atmospheric conditions.

Psychological Comment

The Four Winds refer to mutability rather than to any deep psychological factors. The appearance of this card in the upright position heralds the end of a period of impasse, or the onset of an active phase in life which will involve both mental agility and physical mobility. It will also indicate our reactions to restrictions or limitations imposed upon us by the elements, e.g. in the areas of work, recreation, health, and so on. Plans thwarted by inclement weather, for example, can cause anger and frustrations, while the moods of many people are affected by prevailing atmospheric conditions and seasonal changes.

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Turning the Wheel

August 30, 2010

Death of Sarpedon - Euphronios, ancient Greek vase painter and potter

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“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” –
  —  Mark Twain

Sabian Symbol 27 Aquarius: An ancient pottery bowl filled with fresh violets.

The dawn of a great new age feels like this…

Ever awaken to morning that, all things considered seems just like any other morning yet, is somehow different… as if you can feel something is on the way?
As the early morning sky begins to swell with luminous glow, the stars of the night fade into violet hues of the receding night. Those tiny fading points of light open an awareness revealing sense and understanding not normally available to ordinary day-to-day awareness.
And like a fresh early dawn that announces an arrival of a stranger power, you can change much today through the gentle power of tiny adornments. Delight in the small things. Buy your love some violets.
~ Snitched from Blain Bovee, Sabian Symbol Specialist
Fringed Violet, Australian Bush Flowers

Source:  Flowers For Healing

This essence was made with an Amethyst crystal

Properties
Psychic protection
Aura repair
Re-alignment from past and present shock or trauma

An Australian Native Flower
(Made in Leura, Blue Mountains, NSW)

Hail; I speak to you of your connection to that greater part of you that resides within the WHOLE of you (The Fringed Violet speaks)

The Fringed Violet is mauve to purple in colour with 3 broad fringed petals, alternating with 3 narrower sepals. Each flower only opens for one day, but the plants keep flowering for many weeks. The name is derived from the Greek words thysanotos meaning “fringed”; and tuberosus from the Latin tuberculum or “swelling”, relating to the underground tubers.

The Fringed Violet essence has the ability to re-connect the Spirit within, after there has been a major shock or trauma to the system that has created a separation. Major shock or trauma can cause the body and aura to be pushed out of alignment, therefore causing imbalances within the body such as panic, shortness of breath or just feeling out of sorts. At times tears or holes in the aura can also be created.

Shock can be experienced through such incidents as surgery, the loss of a loved one, bad news or accidents. The shock vibrations can remain within the body and aura for long periods of time. The Fringed Violet essence will help restore and re-align the body, regardless of how long ago the incidents occurred.

Some people who are alcoholics or drug users may also experience holes in the aura caused by those addictions. Because of the negativity that can take hold of these people, they may attract earth-bound entities to attach themselves to the aura of these people, and create what they then perceive to be as hearing “voices in the head”. Fringed Violet will assist with the repair of the aura, sending those voices away, and protecting them against any further unwanted energies.

When the aura is out of alignment some people may experience what they perceive to be psychic attack; which is when there is a perception of negative energies being directed at them, causing them to feel out of balance and alignment. At times when a person is feeling run down they may unwillingly take on the energies of others around them and become even more drained. Fringed Violet will protect them from further draining effects, allowing them in the meantime to become stronger.

Fringed Violet has been included within our Calming Essence combination mix. This mix of essences is predominantly to help take the shock factor out of an incident. It is handy to have on hand to be used immediately for shock incidents such as when a child has a fall hurting themselves. It is also useful to assist plants when moving them, or when a major pruning job has been done. Calming Essence is helpful when taken during times of great stress such as when a relationship has just broken up.

The doctrine of signatures can be seen as the fringed petals brushing the aura and body clear of all shock and trauma vibrations..

Affirmations
My life force radiates good health and vitality
I am balanced and integrated, and have universal protection

Information inspired by “Australian Bush Flower Essences”
by Ian White

            This essence resonates to the Number 4

Amethyst
A stone of “spirituality & contentment” * Clears the aura & stabilises & transmutes any dysfunctional energy located within ones body * Facilitates transmutation of lower energies into higher frequencies of both the spiritual & ethereal levels * Can be used to protect against psychic attack * Balances energies of intellectual, emotional, & physical bodies & provides clear connection between the Earth plane & other worlds * Bestows stability, strength, invigoration & inner peace * Assists in the assimilation of new ideas.