ASTERIA and the falling stars ⭐️

ASTERIA was the giant Titan goddess of falling stars, oracles, astrology, the delivering of prophetic dreams and all divination of the night. Her mother was Hecate, Goddess and way-keeper of the dark thresholds. After the fall of the Titans, the lecherous Zeus pursued Asteria across the sky but she managed to escape his advances by transforming herself into a kingfisher whereupon she leapt into the sea and became the island of Delos. The Greek name for Kingfisher is halcyon, leading to the term ‘halcyon days’ which was originally a description of calm and fine weather in Greece. We now use the term to refer to fondly remembered times in our past…….  “We come spinning out of nothingness scattering stars like dust” RUMI                                            I AM THE ORACLE

For more than thirty years I have interested myself in this oracle technique, or method of exploring the unconscious, for it has seemed to me of uncommon significance.” Carl Jung

Asteria and the falling stars
I AM THE ORACLE

Song: Go and catch a falling star by John Donne

Go and catch a falling star,
    Get with child a mandrake root,
Tell me where all past years are,
    Or who cleft the devil’s foot,
Teach me to hear mermaids singing,
Or to keep off envy’s stinging,
            And find
            What wind
Serves to advance an honest mind.
If thou be’st born to strange sights,
    Things invisible to see,
Ride ten thousand days and nights,
    Till age snow white hairs on thee,
Thou, when thou return’st, wilt tell me,
All strange wonders that befell thee,
            And swear,
            No where
Lives a woman true, and fair.
If thou find’st one, let me know,
    Such a pilgrimage were sweet;
Yet do not, I would not go,
    Though at next door we might meet;
Though she were true, when you met her,
And last, till you write your letter,
            Yet she
            Will be
False, ere I come, to two, or three.

 

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Linda Hill
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