Aries north node be the warrior- speak my truth.
Show up with authenticity and.graceful presence.
Stand fearlessly in my authentic, grace and truth.
Jan Spiller – Astrology for the Soul
I have really been hiding. Playing it safe, not sharing my real gifts and talents with the world and just getting put back in a box, playing out those old roles of being ignored by scared people threatened by me and I’m colluding with that, letting that happen to me, going silent and hiding out in the shadows, from where I’m quietly trying to share my stuff, leading from behind whilst trying to stay invisible! It’s the same old story because it is safer/easier that way, I don’t have to stand up for myself. But this time the pushing has just been too much. I have to get my stuff out and stand up for myself, for what I believe in and be accountable.
What am I good at? Encouraging, raising up, nurturing, supporting, parenting, kindness, sitting quietly, listening, hearing, understanding. Seeing to the heart of things. Being here, giving my attention. Working with children. Compassion, inclusion, Connecting to the universe. Digging down into the cycles of the universe, floating in pure awareness. Love, wonder, awe, philosophy, yoga, parenting, storytelling, acceptance, connecting to god, the universe and everything, and falling through the stepping stones.
Yellow chakra, Blue yogi.
My fear appears as Shiva and My solar plexus stir.
Yellow bird, up high in the lime Ash tree.
High blue sky, where puffs of cloud glide by.
Black birds ride the thermals.
flies dart and skim,
scatterseed silently drifts,
And wind rustles softly.
Birdsong all around.
Far away distant chatter.
Beep, beep, beeping, as a vehicle reversing, sounds out it’s warning.
The sound of a shed door opening or closing.
An insect zooms by at head height, in a hurry.
Midges dance like specks of dust in the sunlight.
The whole air around me is alive.
Another insect zooms past my head, seemingly on a very important mission.
The sound of wings cutting through the air, whirring.
and closer, feathers fluttering in flight.
Then the rapid flap and silence of a landing.
A crow caws and soars above me,
away into the deep blue sky.
Athena[b] or Athene,[c] often given the epithet Pallas,[d] is an ancient Greek goddess associated with wisdom, handicraft, and warfare who was later syncretized with the Roman goddess Minerva. Athena was regarded as the patron and protectress of various cities across Greece, particularly the city of Athens, from which she most likely received her name. She’s usually shown in art wearing a helmet and holding a spear. Her major symbols include owls, olive trees, snakes, and the Gorgoneion.
From her origin as an Aegean palace goddess, Athena was closely associated with the city. She was known as Polias and Poliouchos (both derived from polis, meaning “city-state”), and her temples were usually located atop the fortified acropolis in the central part of the city.
Greek mythology, Athena was believed to have been born from the head of her father Zeus. In the founding mythof Athens, Athena bested Poseidon in a competition over patronage of the city by creating the first olive tree. She’s known as Athena Parthenos “Athena the Virgin,” but in one archaic Attic myth, the god Hephaestus tried and failed to rape her, resulting in Gaia giving birth to Erichthonius, an important Athenian founding hero.
Athena was the patron goddess of heroic endeavor; she’s believed to have aided the heroes Perseus, Heracles, Bellerophon, and Jason. Along with Aphrodite and Hera, Athena was one of the three goddesses whose feudresulted in the beginning of the Trojan War. She plays an active role in the Iliad, in which she assists the Achaeansand, in the Odyssey, she is the divine counselor to Odysseus.
During the late fifth century BC, the role of goddess of philosophy became a major aspect of Athena’s cult.
As Athena Promachos, she was believed to lead soldiers into battle. Athena represented the disciplined, strategic side of war, in contrast to her brother Ares, the patron of violence, bloodlust, and slaughter—”the raw force of war”. Athena was believed to only support those fighting for a just cause and was thought to view war primarily as a means to resolve conflict.[
In the later writings of the Roman poet Ovid, Athena was said to have competed against the mortal Arachne in a weaving competition, afterwards transforming Arachne into the first spider; Ovid also describes how she transformed Medusa into a Gorgon after witnessing her being raped by Poseidon in her temple. Since the Renaissance, Athena has become an international symbol of wisdom, the arts, and classical learning. Western artists and allegorists have often used Athena as a symbol of freedom and democracy.
Although Her name is generally agreed to be from the city of Athens, Plato wrote,
Perhaps, however, the name Theonoe may mean “she who knows divine things” [τὰ θεῖα νοοῦσα, ta theia noousa] better than others. Nor shall we be far wrong in supposing that the author of it wished to identify this Goddess with moral intelligence [εν έθει νόεσιν, en éthei nóesin], and therefore gave her the name Etheonoe; which, however, either he or his successors have altered into what they thought a nicer form, and called her Athena.
— Plato, Cratylus 407b
She was one of the most intelligent and wisest of the Greek gods. She was also good at war strategy and giving heroes courage. Athena’s special powers included the ability to invent useful items and crafts. She invented the ship, chariot, plow, and rake.