Posts Tagged ‘Olympus’

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Hercules: Million Dollar Hunk

September 13, 2010

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Hercules

Identity: One of the four Heroes

Description: Dark, iron-jawed strong-man, usually depicted overpowering a lion or brandishing a club

Symbol: A club

Upright Meanings

Energy. Loyalty. Valour. Ardour. A strong and forceful individual who likes to be in the limelight and to lead others. A go-ahead, fiery, creative personality that does not stagnate.

Reversed Meanings

A quick temper. Pride precipitating a fall. Misdirected energies. An inflated ego. Guilt complexes.

Psychological Comment

The four Hero cards represent people, perhaps the enquirer or someone else answering to the temperament described, who might be imposing a strong influence on the enquirer at the time.  In the personal context, Hercules represents the enquirer’s strength and ability to overcome obstacles and deal with any personality fragmentation that might have resulted from preceding periods of stress and difficulty.

People displaying negative Hercules traits tend to be ‘short fused’ – with themselves, as much as anyone else – and often suffer from mistaken impressions as to how they appear to others. Hercules people will always do their own thing, for better or worse, and if for the latter, they will sustain a nagging guilt until they feel that they have effected recompense to their personal satisfaction. 

~ Words Murry Hope, Olympus: An Experience in Self-Discovery

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 Johann Peter Weißmüller; 2 Jun 1904 – 20 Jan 1984 was a Austro-Hungarian-born swimmer and actor, Johnny Weissmuller Weissmuller was one of the world’s best swimmers in the 1920s, winning five Olympic gold medals and one bronze medal. He won fifty-two US National Championships and set sixty-sevenworld records.

After his swimming career, he became the sixth actor to portray Tarzan in films, a role he played in twelve motion pictures. Dozens of other actors have also played Tarzan, but Weissmuller is by far the best known. His character’s distinctive,ululating Tarzan yell is still often used in films.

How can a guy climb trees, say ‘Me Tarzan, You Jane’, and make a million?
~ Johnny Weissmuller

Further Reading: The Twelve Labors of Hercules by Janet Kane

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Olympus: The Sirens

September 7, 2010

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“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”
Jacques Yves Cousteau

The Sirens

Identity: Three hideous sisters

Description: Human-headed female creatures with bird’s legs and breasts. Later depicted in mermaid style with fishes’ tails

Symbols: The double flute

The Greek Myth

The word ‘siren’ comes from the Greek word meaning ‘to bind or attach’. The three Sirens of Greek mythology were named Thelxiepeia, the enchantress; Aglaope, she of the glorious voice, and Peisinore, the seductive. They were the servants of Persephone in that they lured people to their doom and therefore added to the numerical power of that goddess’ domain. Originally winged, they were deprived of their flight ability after challenging the Muses to a singing contest which they lost, their effrontery offending the god of music himself. Later the bird aspect gave way to the fish’s tail on a human torso, from which figure the traditional mermaid probably evolved.

In spite of their pernicious natures, however, they did not always prevail; the Odysseus episode serves to illustrate that it is possible to mingle or socialize with people who are not altogether trustworthy, providing one is not seduced by their words!

Upright Meanings

Binding or attachment. People who appear to be helpful, but are not to be trusted. The human singing voice.

Reversed Meanings

Self-deception. Seduction. Emotional blackmail. The lure of things that come too easily (beware sweet words and soft music!). Being ‘taken for a ride’.

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Psychological Comment

We are sometimes required to enter unfriendly territories in order to complete the business at hand, face up to some impending difficulty or negotiate the next phase in life. Providing we go in with our eyes open, then all will be well. But how familiar is the statement: ‘To think that this happened to me, and they seemed such nice, friendly people!’

Siren people are usually past-mavens of the social arts. They do and say all the right things and, as far as flattery is concerned, they never fail to make the most pleasant of noices. But they will happily lead you into trouble, while shaking their beautiful heads and decorously declaring, ‘How very sad……’ as painfully you pick yourself up from the mud outside their doors.

Sirens may, on occasion, prove most helpful – as long as it suits their plans. The advice when dealing with them is always to ensure that there is an easily accessible mental ‘exit door’, through which you can escape with the greatest of spped and with the minimum of harm to your person should the necessity arise.

Siren power can exert strong emotional bonds that certain people find very hard to break. Better not to accept the fetters in the first place, the human condition being ever emotionally vulnerable. It can also manifest through the kind of frenzied displays much favoured by religious and political organizations that employ the emotional stimulus of music, powerful oratory and ego-patriotism to gain mass mind control. Self-deception, hearing only what one wants to hear and hallucinatory-based ego trips are also very much Siren things.

Human vocal skills of the popular variety are associated with the Sirens, classical talents coming under Apollo and his Muses or his sister, Artemis. In its negative mode, Siren music can be highly destructive, luring the indiscriminating psyche onto the rocks of hedonism, bodily neglect, chemical dependencies, negative addictions and self-ruin.

~ Words Murry Hope, Olympus: An experience in Self-Discovery.

Roll up! Roll up!

Barnum Effect : is a term that is used in psychology.  It is the tendency for people to accept very general or vague characterizations of themselves and take them to be accurate.  A good example of this can be seen when people believe what is said about them in psychometric tests, personality profiles, astrological predictions, and so on. This phenomenon is named after P. T. Barnum, who believed that a good circus had “a little something for everybody.” Even though the descriptions or descriptive terms used in the inventories, typologies, and tests can apply equally well to other people, some individuals are gullible enough to believe they are unique to themselves. Of course, this is exactly what happens with the horoscope, palm reading,  and crystal ball gazing (Referring to the comments of P.T. Barnum, 1810-1891, American showman, about public gullibility).

SQUAWK!!  Be careful out there kiddies………..is that wax in your ears?

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Olympus: Odysseus

September 3, 2010

 

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Identity: One of the four Heroes.

Description: Red-haired nautical adventurer, usually portrayed aboard ship on one of his numerous voyages.

Symbol: A ship

The Greek Myth

Odysseus was fathered by Sisyphus with Anticleia, wife of Laertes the Argive. He is mentioned as having red hair, a feature in common with the Egyptian Set. The exploits of Odysseus were numerous, and well documented in Homer’s masterpiece The Odyssey, which details the full and exciting advenutes (yawn) of this much travelled Hero.

The stories of Circe and the Sirens are particularly well known. Circe, the enchantress, was the wife of the king of the Sarmatians, who she poisoned. She then built herself a magnificent palace on the isle of Aeaea, and proceeded to cast spells over all who visited her there, turning them into animals. When Odysseus arrived on Aeaea his companions were promptly changed into swine, a fate which the Hero himself escaped through using a herb which Hermes had given him, thus suggesting that the antidote to emotional submission lies in the power of the mind (Hermes).

Odysseus was able to persuade Circe to restore his colleagues to their human form, after which he remained with her for a whole year. When the time came for him to depart and take to his ship again, Circe warned him of the dangers of the voyage in general, but one hazard in particular:

First thou shalt arrive where the enchanter Sirens dwell, they who seduce men. The imprudent man who draws near to them never returns, for the Sirens, lying in the flower-strewn fields, will charm him with sweet song; but around them the bodies of their victims lie in heaps.

And so Odysseus sailed on his way and as his ship came in sight of the rocky islet, he perceived the Sirens and heard their song:

Draw near, illustrious Odysseus, glory of the Achaeans, stop ship and come to us. None has yet passed this isle without having listened to the enchantment of our voices and heard us sing of the mighty deeds done by the Greeks beneath the walls of Troy. For we know all that happens on the fruitful earth.

But the Hero had observed the advice given to him by Circe and had himself lashed to the mast of his ship, while his companions had cautiously stopped their ears with wax. In this way the Sirens were deprived of their prey.

Odysseus was married to Penelope, but as with all the Greek heroes he spread his seed far and wide. His many years of voyaging and wandering eventually ended and he returned to his homeland where he lived to a prsperous old age, surrounded by his family.

Upright Meanings

Fluidity. Sympathy. How one reflects or reacts to what is taking place around one. Emotionally motivated people whose hearts rule their heads, yet who are adventuresome, kind, caring and adaptable.

Upside Down Meanings

Self-centredness. Immaturity. Being easily led; the follower, rather than the leader. Gullibility. Narcissism.

When I was a young girl
I wanted to sail around the world
That's the life for me, living on the sea
Spirit of a sailor, circumnavigates the globe
The lust of a pioneer, will acknowledge no frontier
I remember you by, thunderclap in the sky
Lightning flash, tempers flare,
'round the horn if you dare

I just spent six months in a leaky boat
Six months in a leaky boat

Aotearoa, rugged individual
Glisten like a pearl
At the bottom of the world
The tyranny of distance
Didn't stop the cavalier
So why should it stop me
I'll conquer and stay free
Ah c'mon all you boys
Let's forget and forgive
There's a world to explore
Tales to tell back on shore

I just spent six months in a leaky boat
Six months in a leaky boat

Ship-wrecked love can be cruel
Don't be fooled by her kind
There's a wind in my sails
To protect and prevail

I just spent six months in a leaky boat
Six months in a leaky boat 
~ Split Enz

Did I sign up for this?  The Journey home for Odysseus in the Odyssey

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Silenus

August 28, 2010

Silensus

Identity: Tutor to gods and men

Description: Satyr

Symbol: Wineskin

The Greek Myth

Said by some authorities to represent the spirits of the forests and mountains, satyrs were but one of many groups of beings which were partly of human and partly of animal form. They are described as having low foreheads, snub noses, pointed ears, hairy bodies, goat’s legs and tails, and cloven hooves. The most famous of these mythical beasts was Silenus, whose name means ‘moon man’, although certain schalars, designate the Sileni as a unique and separate species, being originally genii of springs and rivers.

Silenus was traditionally considered to be a loud-mouthed, permanently drunken sort of lout who possessed a never ending source of knowledge and innate wisdom which we saw fit to dispense on certain occasions, notably during his encounter with King Midas when he expounded the Atlantis story in some details.

As tutor to the god Dionysus, Silenus accompanied his charge during the wild, mad days of the godling’s initiations prior to his acceptance on Olympus. The metaphysical theory is that Silenus, like the other two Tutors, Chiron and Pan, simply reflects the mental condition of his pupils so that if they are debauched, hedonistic inebriates lacking in self-control, then that is how they will view the tutorial principle they look up to, in much the same way that a rough and loutish person relates to others who have gained some form of supremacy by aggressive means. This explanation posssibly accounts for the fact that Plato felt no irreverence in comparing Silenus to his master, Socrates, the deciding factor in the recognition of true wisdom being the intelligence level, culture and sensitivity of the beholder.

The Socratic Satyr

Silenus’ tutorial skills are featured in several places in the Greek myths. Those who decide to seek further details are advised to take a long, hard, and honest look at themselves before arriving at any conclusions as to what the Greek sages were hinting at metaphorically in their tales of strange man-beasts with superhuman knowledge or intelligence.

Upright Meanings

Lessons to be learned concerning the use of the intuitive faculties or right hemisphere of the brain, i.e. imagery, creative imagination, inspiration, and so on. Self-confidence when dealing with people in exalted worldly positions. Intuitive reactions to any situation in life. Handling the transpersonal Self. Breaking from the collective. Learning to stand securely alone. Opening the mind to new horizons of thought.

Reversed Meanings

Stepping out of one’s depth both mentally and groupwise. A mind closed against new thought through fear or too strict an adherence to collective social conditioning.

Psychological Comment

Silenus in the positive mode indicates the imminence of a new phase, one which will demand the expansion of mental horizons through the employment of intuitive powers. A point is sometimes reached in life at which the individual is ready to take a step up in worldly status, which might well involve a break from the prevailing social group or ethos. Any break from the collective is always painful until the individual has learned to seek security within the Self and not rely on others to supply it.

Reversed Tutor cards usually indicate that lessons represented by the nature of the card have either:

  1. remained unlearned to date as a result of life’s circumstances;
  2. been rejected through ignorance; or
  3. been conveniently ignored.

With Silenus, the lessons in question all relate to the intuitive side of the nature on the one hand, or the ability to individuate or think for oneself on the other.

(Words by Murry Hope; Olympus-An experience in Self-Discovery, 1991)

Engaging Discernment

The Sileni were Ipotanes who were followers of Dionysus. These Ipotanes were drunks, and looked mainly like other Ipotanes except that they were usually bald and fat with thick lips and squat noses, and had the legs of a human. Later, sileni lost the plural connotation and the only references were to one individual named Silenus (Roman equivalent: Silvanus), the teacher and faithful companion of the wine-god Dionysus.

Musing from the Muse

One of Australia’s exciting vocal talents is Gabriella Cilmi, who burst out when she only 15 – maybe younger. The lyrics of her songs are very evocative, and I just love  “Sweet About Me” from her debut album, “Lessons to be Learned”.  I haven’t figured out how the doohickey with WordPress works to a Youtube video in a blogpost; no biggie!

If there’s lessons to be learned, I’d rather get my jamming words in first………

Allow this lyric line to flow through you, like a line from Rumi.  You know, that one that says either exist as you are, or be as you look.

 

If There’s Lessons To Be Learned, I’d Rather Get My Jamming Words In First Oh
Tell Ya Something That I’ve Found, That The Worlds A Better Place When It’s Upside Down Boy
If There’s Lessons To Be Learned, I’d Rather Get My Jamming Words In First When Your Playing With Desire, Don’t Come Running To My Place When It Burns Like Fire, Boy.

 

 

Sweet About Me, Nothing Sweet About Me, Yeah
Sweet About Me, Nothing Sweet About Me, Yeah
Sweet About Me, Nothing Sweet About Me Yeah
Sweet About Me, Nothing Sweet About Me, Yeah 

If There’s Lessons To Be Learned, I’d Rather Get My Jamming Words In First
Tell Ya Something That I’ve Found, That The Worlds A Better Place When It’s Upside Down Boy
If There’s Lessons To Be Learned, I’d Rather Get My Jamming Words In First
When Your Playing With Desire, Don’t Come Running To My Place When It Burns Like Fire, Boy.

Blue, Blue, Blue Waves They Crash
As Time Goes By, So Hard To Catch
And Too, Too Smooth, Ain’t All That

Why Don’t You Ride My Side Of The Track

Gabriella Cilmi Home Page

 

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Cerberus

August 26, 2010

 

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Cerberus

Identity: Hound of Hell

Description: Three-headed dog that guards the gates of Hades.

Symbol: The watchdog

The Greek Myth

According to one legend, Cerberus, the mighty watchdog who guarded the gates of Hades, was possessed of fifty heads and a voice of bronze. His parents were Typhoeus and Echidna. More generally, he was portrayed with three heads bristling with serpents. Either way, he was a pretty terrifying sort of character, and once inside his gates there was little chance of escape. The gentle Orpheus managed to subdue him, however, with sweet music and song, which was probably the early Greeks’ way of telling us that the energies from our primordial past, which sometimes surface through our subconscious minds, are best tamed by gentleness and harmony.

Hercules’ twelfth Labour consisted of fetching Cerberus from his subterranean portal to the world above and bringing him to the palace of Eurytheus as evidence of the fulfilment of his task, after which the hound was allowed to return to its own chthonic domains. The Hero prepared for this perilous feat by presenting himself for initiation into the Eleusinian Mysteries and seeking the aid of Hermes, divine patron of travellers. In other words, the myth is telling us that we sometimes need to prepare mentally for life’s most arduous tasks, a healthy body alone being insufficient to guarantee us safe conduct through the darker regions of the mind.

Upright Meanings

A challenge. Sub-conscious protection. Resourcefulness. An obstacle to be overcome. The key to those hidden compartments of the mind that communicate through the symbolic language of dreams.

Reversed Meanings

Letting oneself down. Being caught napping. Sub-merged frustrations. The inability to pass beyond a certain point in life. Recurring problems.

Psychological Comment

On the positive side, Cerberus can be a person’s best friend – providing they handle him correctly, and the best way to do that is through understanding and kindness. This, of course, applies to the handling of the Self, which should be undertaken with gentle but firm discipline. Anything less encourages the sort of difficulties that cause the doors to the next step in life’s development to seem permanently closed.

In order to find the solution to recurring problems – especially those that surface in our dreams – it is sometimes necessary for us to look beyond the purely obvious or logical. This is where mental resourcefulness enters the scene; the three heads of Cerberus represent the instinctive, the rational and the intuitive aspects of the psyche which, if in balance, can provide the key that opens the right door.

~ Words Murry Hope, Olympus: An experience in self-discovery, 1991.

 Coming Attraction: Wagging the Dog

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Lachesis: The Fate of Second-Place

August 25, 2010

 

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Lachesis

Identity: The Apportioner. Second of the three Moerae or Fates

Description: White-robed, grey-haired goddess who holds the measure of life.

Symbol: A measuring stick or rod.

The Greek Myth

Homer saw the three Fates as representing mankind’s individual and inescapable destiny. It was only Hesiod who treated them as minor divinities. And yet the principles they represent are as valid in today’s world as they were in ancient Greece.

Daughters of Night, the Moerae or Fates were three in number and were named Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos. Clotho, the spinner, personified the Thread of Life; Lachesis, the Apportioner, often called ‘Chance’, that kindly element of good luck that we all hope will make its presence felt at some propitious time in our life, while Atropos stood for those fatalistic conditions that are generally described by schools of Eastern belief as ‘karmic’.

The Moerae shadow the whole of a person’s life. They arrive with Ilythia at the moment of birth and are present at the point of death, when it is their duty to sever the cord of life. In ancient Greece they were also invoked at the time of marriage to ensure a happy and lasting union. They dwelt on Olympus and submitted to the authority of Zeus, who commanded them to see that the natural order of things was respected. Their gift of prophecy mainfested mainly at the time of birth, at which point they were able to view the entire life of the newborn child.

Upright Meanings.

Chance. The element of luck that comes suddenly, out of the blue.

Reversed Meanings

Good fortune or a boost in life for someone close to you. Apparent good luck which exacts a penalty.

Psychological Comment

That elusive element labelled ‘good luck’ is something we all wish for at some time or other in our lives. When staffing his army Napoleon was heard to say, ‘Don’t give me clever generals, give me lucky ones!’, the implication being that some people are born with a better quotient of Lachesis than others. The Greeks did not necessarily share this view, however, as they thought that Lachesis could come to anyone at any time, at least one visit being every person’s just due.

There is a theory that we attract whatever we generate from our own minds, i.e. the timid person who always fears a mugging is more likely to meet with that act of violence than his or her less fearful colleague. If, therefore, we are permanently pessimistic and always sending out negative thoughts, then we will attract similarly negative reactions in others. ‘Like attracts like’. It is upon this premise that most of the books on positive thinking are  based. [PS: Murry Hope offered this comment in 1991]

Look around in life and you will see adequate proof of this phenomenon. How many men or women seek hard for a mate without success, envying their friends who partner easily without even looking? Examine the mental attitude of both parties, and the cause becomes apparent. By wanting something badly, we inadvertently erect mental barriers against it. We create negative pictures of desperate situations in our minds which are unconsciously transmitted to the very people we seek to attract. The result: alienation and subconscious fear from the other party that they, too, might become enmeshed in that web of desperate insecurity. And, if a relationship is achieved by an insecure person, the selected partner frequently turns out to have exactly the same problem, like having attracted like!

The element of luck, therefore, depends to a degree on our state of mind. And, if Lachesis does pay us a call, we may not always be able to handle it, and, because; wants are not necessarily synonymous with needs.

Equally, there may be occasions when someone in our immediate circle encounters good fortune or a boost in life, and we find ourselves waiting hopefully to see if they will show us some generosity. But whether their largesse extends in our direction or not will depend very much on how they really feel about us. It may, therefore, be observed that the mental placebo we refer to as ‘good luck’ can have either positive or negative connotations.

From the Muse

There’s a well known saying, offered as a panacea in times of strife: God never gives us more than we can handle.  What if that cuts both ways? What if we haven’t learned how to handle prosperity, manage our power, receive the simplest of compliments. Would God also not give us more than we can handle? How often have we heard of people winning megabucks on lotteries and blowing it all in short time, or being more miserable or just as miserable as they have always been?  As comedian metaphysician, Robin Williams once quipped: Cocaine is God’s way of telling you, you have too much money.

‘Like attracts like’ is the guiding principle of homeopathy – a vibrational medicine.  Are you in Lack consciousness or Lachesis consciousness. Comparison is the greatest source of unhappiness and the Numero Uno way we vibrationally block the flow of abundance coming towards us…….it’s not what you think, it is the tone of your vibration(energy) that the Law of Attraction resonates to…….like a moth to a flame!  Where are you “killing” your abundance?

Moth – Transformation, movement into shadows, finding the light. The moth has strong healing abilities and can perceive with clarity. They guide from dark to light. The moth metamorphasis is part of its magic. The egg stage symbolizes the birth of an idea; the larvae stage indicates the laying of the foundation; the chrysalis stage represents the process of creating, and the winged stage allow it to take flight. Moths have acute hearing. Paying attention to what is said as well as what is NOT said is one of moth’s lessons. Watching body language is also helpful. When moth appears it is asking us to pay attention to issues of sensitivty: whether you are overly sensitive or insensitive to those around you. (Source: Schaef Designs Artisan Jewellery)

 1 Cor 10:13, ”No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation She will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it”

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Healing with Hera: Willow and Bitterness

August 24, 2010

 

Willow Wreaths and a Picket Fence

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Human nature dictates that each of us has needed this Bach Flower Remedy at some time. It can occur when another’s good fortune contrasts too sharply with our own situation and jealously and resentment overtake us.

At those times, we rail at our fate and blame everything and everyone but ourselves for our situation. Self-pity is our over-riding emotion. We may feel so resentful that we’re tempted to put an end to someone else’s cheerfulness by doing something to spoil their day!

Quite obviously, we aren’t happy and comfortable with ourselves. A few doses of this Bach Flower Essence can bring us back to our normal state.

When the negative Willow state becomes chronic, it can have a destructive effect on the sufferer – and on everyone around him. Willow is a state in which feelings are powerfully projected into the outside world.

In this state, people are very good at making demands, but never see a need to reciprocate. They criticize to an extent that they finally alienate all those who once tried to help them. Eventually, people grow tired of trying and withdraw.

Thus, the chronic Willow type becomes more isolated, and more embittered over the injustices in his or her life.

He holds grudges, sometimes for years, and sometimes for reasons that have become unclear. Rather than erupting and “having it out” with someone, he will smoulder and emit clouds of toxic energy.

Because he is a victim, he will never take responsibility or look within to see the reasons for his many failures. As do those in other negative flower essence states, this personality refuses to accept guidance from his or her Higher Self.

Often, people who have not experienced the success they wished for fall into the negative Willow State as they meet the midpoint in life. They bemoan promotions not received, status not attained, possessions not owned. Those who place a high value on physical attractiveness bewail the fact that his or her looks are fading.

Those being treated with this Bach Flower Remedy will gradually come to see that everything he or she experiences is the outcome of personal thoughts being projected into the outer world, and will begin working to change those thoughts. He will learn to deliberately focus on the positive rather than the negative, and thus begin to bring about positive changes.

Once transformed to the positive state, this person will take responsibility for his or her own fate. He will cease being a victim, and will become the master of her own fate. Thus, he will begin once again to enjoy life. ~ Source FlowerBach.com

A Second Opinion

The Bach flower remedy Willow in its negative state is filled with bitterness inside at the unjust deal that life has dealt. These people are constantly looking out at everyone and they feel frustrated when they see someone doing well, thinking that good things should be happening to them too. This puts them in a state of perpetual grumbling. Willow slowly edges out the bitterness and teaches them to be strong and make their own destiny – and to be happy doing it. 

Physical

They usually are the wet blankets in any get together. You’ll find them looking out for someone or something to blame. Some however, smoulder in silence and this is worse maybe because it causes serious health problems. High blood pressure, stiff muscles, allergies – a lot of them suffer needlessly because they just cannot accept their lives as is. Willow tends to help them ease up and take responsibility for their own health and their own lives.

Mental

Their minds are constantly comparing and making themselves out to be the victims. This mentality makes them hate everything and everyone around them because what they see is what they would have liked to be. They always feel life has passed them by and they never take responsibility for this. They rail against other people, against God and against the fates. Willow helps them see how futile this is and with regular use, they learn to depend on themselves for their own fortune. 

Emotional

Since they always feel that theirs is a life that is sad, they find it difficult to love or let themselves be loved. Till they learn to love themselves – and Willow helps in that – they find it very difficult to remain in good relationships. 

Spiritual

They feel that any higher power should be kind to them and shower them with blessings. Anything that goes wrong, they need a scapegoat – and who better than the divine? The trouble is, nothing is ever right in their world – they always focus on what goes wrong. Willow helps them focus on their blessings – helps them count them and be grateful for what they have, thereby opening up their hearts, minds and spirits for more blessings to flow in. 

Insight by Shalini Kagal blatantly swiped from Hubpages.

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Had a night on the tiles lately to drown your sorrows?

Bend, little willow
Wind’s gonna blow you
Hard and cold tonight
Life, as it happens
Nobody warns you
Willow, hold on tight.

Nothing’s gonna shake your love
Take your love away
No one’s out to break your heart
It only seems that way…hey

Sleep little willow
Peace gonna follow
Time’s gonna heal your wounds
Grow to the heavens
Now and forever
Always came too soon.

Little willow

Nothing’s gonna shake your love
Take your love away
No one’s out to break your heart
It only seems that way…hey

Bend, little willow
Wind’s gonna blow you
Hard and cold tonight
Life, as it happens
Nobody warns you
Willow, hold on tight.

Ahhh, little willow
Little willow

 

 

~ Little Willow, lyrics by Paul McCartney

Sources: Hera – The First Greek Goddess 

Coming Attraction: Lachesis – the Second Fate