Merry Meet all who are reading this blog.
Welcome to my world. Crazy at times, other times quite thoughtful and full of insights.
Today is my husbands and my anniversary, the anniversary of our Handfasting. Now many may not know what a Handfasting is, so I'll put it to you from what it meant to me. Our Handfasting to me was the spiritual side of our Wiccan walk together. In this we have made a vow before the Deities we chose (or did they choose us?) to witness the vow that we made before Them to each other to be together forever and a day. To honour and support each other in all that our lives will present to us to deal with. Sounds sort of like a conventional wedding doesn't it? Not quite. I have been to many weddings and have myself been married before, and trust me a Handfasting is SO DIFFERENT.
Some may choose to make this day a family affair or a big party day. It is a day of celebration yes, but we chose to have only us and the High Priestess who conducted the ceremony and bound us by the chords that were made by me and attached to the handle of our Besom that we made together. This knotted chord held our rings safe and secure until our 'official' wedding day on Ocotber 31. This day in the Southern Hemisphere is Beltane a day for celebration for more than our wedding in the Wiccan calendar. The wheel of the year turns to Beltane, the day of Spring celebrations, the half way point between Ostara and Mid Summer. On Beltane we were gathered with a few close friends and family. We repeated our vows said to each other those weeks before at our Handfasting and in front of our friends and family untied our rings and exchanged them.
So as you can see, I am one who walks the path of a Witch. Wiccan. Many will run from me out of fear and ignorance of what a Witch is in this day and age, and for that matter what a Witch was back in the days before the Burning Times. I am me, no more no less.
I have no idea where this blog will wind its way. Who it will touch in, I trust and hope a positive way. For I mean Harm to NONE in all I do and say. I may challenge your thinking, you my readers may challenge mine. I welcome you all who mean no harm to others to join in this journey, the journey of the roller coaster ride.
Are you buckled in tight?