day xix

Ἐνάτη Μεσοῦντος/ Ἐνάτη ἐπὶ δέκα / Ἐννεακαιδεκάτη, XIX day
From today’s sunset: nineteenth day of Elaphebolion.
The nineteenth is always dedicated to purifications and apotropaic rites.

“The traditional laws of the Athenians have attributed the eighteenth as well as the nineteenth to the lustral and apotropaic rituals, as told by Philochorus and <***>, both interpreters of the uses of their Ancestors. So, perhaps for this reason, Hesiod says that this day is sacred, and especially after noon, because this part of the day is suitable for the purifications…”
Scholia Erga, 810

(Attic eye-cup, ca. 530-520 BCE. A Gorgon running to right; a mounted warrior riding right, a bird in flight above; a leaping winged dolphin below each handle. J.A. Jordan, Attic Black-figured Eye-Cups, Ann Arbor, 1989, no. C198 - now in a private collection…)

Tarot Mentors day 2.

I chose XIX The Sun and the 10th of discs

XIX -The Sun : “all good things are coming to you now. Open your hands to receive them. Sweet happiness is yours for the taking.”

10 of discs - “there is no limit to what you may achieve now. Material prosperity may come to you in unexpected ways, especially through the help of others.”

The 6th of discs is about finding yourself again. I think these two card mesh well with that. It’s already happening, I’m on my birthday holiday with my family and it’s been great so far. I’m feeling positive and grateful to my wonderful family giving us such an amazing gift. Definitely keeping my hands open to receive such wonderful things. I can’t wait to see what today brings. I just have to watch my mood. The last time I was here I was with my ex husband and we spend a lot a time fighting. But I’m well away from him now and I don’t need the muscle memory of feeling like crap so I’m going to fight against that because I have the most wonderful fiancé.

all quotes from Nicoletta Ceccoli guide book. #TarotMentors

Ἐνάτη Μεσοῦντος/ Ἐνάτη ἐπὶ δέκα / Ἐννεακαιδεκάτη, XIX day
From today’s sunset: nineteenth day of Skirophorion.
The nineteenth is always dedicated to purifications and apotropaic rites.

“The traditional laws of the Athenians have attributed the eighteenth as well as the nineteenth to the lustral and apotropaic rituals, as told by Philochorus and <***>, both interpreters of the uses of their Ancestors. So, perhaps for this reason, Hesiod says that this day is sacred, and especially after noon, because this part of the day is suitable for the purifications…”
Scholia Erga, 810

(Detail: three women filling their water jars (hydriae) at a fountain, from four lionheaded and one donkeyheaded spouts. The women are unusually dressed up for such an errand: they wear elegant dresses, head coverings and jewelry. From Attica, about 520 BCE. now in the Boston Museum…)