Quatrains


I have been writing quatrains for a while and until now I have not used rhyming sites or thesauri, reasoning that it was better for me to do things the hard way and work out rhymes myself and thus build my skill in doing so.

Unfortunately it results in spells that stink. Oh, they work all right, but the words only just fit into the meaning I want and the rhymes can be a bit convoluted.

While it is not necessary to write beautiful, flowing poetry in order to perform a successful spell, I would prefer that my words were more than one jump up from making sense. So I have resorted to using rhyme and thesaurus sites.

Studying Astrology


Studying Astrology

If you wish to study astrology the following books are useful :

Sun Signs by Linda Goodman : this gives detailed information on all the sun signs. Each chapter is divided into how to recognise them, the sun sign for men, then women, then children, then bosses and lastly employees.

Moon Signs by Sasha Fenton (or anything else by her as she explains things well)

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Astrology

Parker’s Astrology by Julia and Derek Parker. This is an extremely comprehensive book on astrology and will tell you how to cast and interpret birth charts.

Christian Astrology by William Lilly. There is nothing Christian in this book, he calls it so because it was written in 1646 when people were saying astrology was a tool of the Devil. This book is a very good book about using astrology to predict the future and answer questions posed by people. In days gone by it was used to divine whether the querent’s ship had arrived safely or if a women would become pregnant.

Using Astrology


Where astrology is useful is with my son. Everyone comments that he is an easy baby, but it’s just that he’s an Aquarius sun sign, which means he likes being independent. He doesn’t like being cuddled, but prefers to lie on his back and play or wriggle around.

Knowing that means that in later years we need to foster his independence or we will be in for trouble. Making sure he can be independent and enabling him to do things alone, but also being on hand to do things with him if he so chooses or give a helping hand if he will allow us.

He also has a Libran ascendant, which means he likes books (he absolutely loves being read to) and a love of music, which means that “Yellow Submarine” (which should be too long for him to like) can always stop him yelling, except if he’s cutting his teeth. One of the things on my to-do list is to get him out to music classes. The downside of a Libran ascendant is that he will argue for Britain.

His moon is in Sagittarius, which means he’s going to be a bit of a joker and unfortunately no loss to the diplomatic corps.

Churches


I am against Paganism becoming an organised religion and having churches and temples.

This is because people then naturally look for a leader to be guided by and take the leader’s word as gospel, forgetting that the leader is only human and thus can err.

Then we would have the same problem as the Christian ministers do : teaching the people to think.

We do not need a church or temple to celebrate the festivals and full moons that a lot of people celebrate, but I don’t.