Happy Ostara / Vernal Equinox!

Happy Ostara / Vernal Equinox!

I did my observance last night. The actual Equinox point was 1:37am local daylight time this morning, and I always do my observance on the “waxing” or approaching side. The Tarot reading for the octave was somewhat better than the last few have been–really, the last several readings have made me wonder why I bother. Maybe that’s because I’m actually working on The Longer the Fall now, and therefore the temporal tendrils are pointing in a more constructive direction. Or it could be because the phone rang when I was just starting the reading, and was an automated spam call cheerfully announcing that I was eligible for a $1500 loan. “Yeah, right, $1500, wouldn’t that be nice,” I thought while I shuffled the cards. So the Outcome card was the 10 of Pentacles. *heh* (Don’t worry, I got my usual chewing-out. My Tarot Muse is very stern.)

The ritual went fine, anyway. The work on The Longer the Fall is going well, too. I’m completely ripping apart and redoing Chapter 4 and it’s an immense improvement. Chapter 4 sets up the entire rest of the book. Of course, this is the third time I’ve completely ripped apart and redone Chapter 4 and every time I thought it was an immense improvement…*wry smile*…but it was never quite where I wanted it. Now I’ve got a finished, published novel and a projected series to tie the story into and a much clearer idea of how I want to strongly differentiate Diana and Thomas from the rest of the characters in the series. It’s “settling,” like the daemons in Philip Pullman–it’s found its real shape. That feels good…but it’s also hard work.

It’s bleak, soggy, dreary, chilly and gloomy here, and WHDH says we may “just miss” a really big storm next week. I need to drive up to my dad’s and water his house plants and check the house for him. He’s on a Caribbean cruise!

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3 Responses to Happy Ostara / Vernal Equinox!

  1. lourdesmont says:

    Happy Equinox! Glad your ritual saw some improvement. Things like that – I refer to them as “Dope Slaps from God” – always make me feel better. It’s like a sign that the world is still struggling to survive.

    And I have to tell you that I love the title for the new book! It sounds like it pretty much sums up what you are trying to say.

    Stay warm and safe! And know that down here the only way we can tell the change of seasons is if the tourists are coming or going!


  2. dracschick says:

    Have a wonderful holiday!

    good luck with your writing:)

  3. Gwaetgar says:

    (never accuse me of jumping the gun on replies…*wry look at self*)

    Thank you! Yes, the aspect of Goddess I work with (I think of it more as an alliance than “worship”) is very big on the Dope Slaps. I’m sure I need and deserve every one of them!

    I’m glad you like the title! It’s very heartening to get positive reactions to it!

    Our tourists come for the changes in season! *g* Man, it’s been a long, long, cold winter, though.