looking at old photos from when you were a baby is scary and weird because every time you go back and look you get closer to the same age your parents were and you start to see more of yourself in them than the little blob person sat on their laps argh idk im weirded out
“The Red String of Fate is an East Asian belief originating from Chinese legend. According to this myth, the gods tie an invisible red cord to those that are destined to meet one another in a certain situation or help each other in a certain way. The two people connected by the red thread are destined lovers, regardless of place, time, or circumstances. This magical cord may stretch or tangle, but never break.”
Summary -According to the myth of the Red String, the gods tie an invisible red cord around the ankles of those that are destined to meet one another. On the ground, everything is different and the rules are non existent. In the midst of a war, this is how Bellamy Blake discovered that red string.
You couldn’t help but feel an overwhelming sense of sadness, your best friend was most likely gone. After Jasper was attacked, you all ran back to the drop ship. You had wanted to stay, to at least try to save your best friend - but he was nowhere in sight. No one said a single word on the way back. Sitting in silence, you stare at the ground listening to the conversation.
“I guess it turns out, when the last man from the ground died on the Ark, he wasn’t the last Grounder.“ Finn sighs, recollecting what happened.
At the ends of the universe is a blood red cord that ties life to death, man to woman, will to destiny. Let the knot of that red sash, which cradles the hips of the goddess, bind in me the ends of life and dream. I’m an old man with more than my share of hopes and misgivings. Let my thoughts lie together in peace. At my death let the bubbles of blood on my lips taste as sweet as berries. Give me not words of consolation. Give me magic, the fire of one beyond the borders of enchantment. Give me the spell of living well.
Do I lie on the floor of my house or within the temple? Is the hand that soothes me that of wife or priestess? I rise and walk. The sky arcs ever around; the world spreads itself beneath my feet. We are bound mind to Mind, heart to Heart— no difference rises between the shadow of my footsteps and the will of god. I walk in harmony, heaven in one hand, earth in the other. I am the knot where two worlds meet. Red magic courses through me like the blood of Isis, magic of magic, spirit of spirit. I am proof of the power of gods. I am water and dust walking.
Normandi Ellis- Awakening Osiris: A New Translation of the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
Image Credit-Isis knots are also called Tjet, Tiyet,
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“The gods tie an invisible red cord around the little fingers of those that are destined to meet. The two people connected by the red thread are destined lovers,
regardless of place, time, or circumstances. This magical cord may
stretch or tangle, but never break.“ - Wikipedia
Summary - According to the myth of the Red String, the gods tie an invisible red cord around the ankles of those that are destined to meet one another. On the ground, everything is different and the rules are non existent. In the midst of a war, this is how Bellamy Blake discovers that red string.
The same day, after solid work on the flares, the sun’s already so close to setting. All you can do it wait for it to leave so you can shoot the flares into the sky in hopes the Ark will see them.
The orange clouds are the focus of your eyes. You sit in silence but in reality you just want to talk to Bellamy about what happened. But he’s busy and probably doesn’t want to. So the silence continues to suffocate you.
*Summer Solstice/Litha Celebration and activities:*
Litha is a time for healing of all kinds, and protection rituals. Some work can and should be done alone, but there is room for more social gatherings.
Gather family and friends together with some drums and rattles, and dance the whole night through.
Go berry picking.
Go bird watching.
Burn a Wreath in bon fire. Wreaths of Vervain and Mugwort were burned in ancient times at the end of the festivals to burn away bad luck.
Place roses on your altar, as this is the Goddess flower.
Leave out milk and honey as an offering to the Fae.
Make a seashell charm to hang around your neck.
Create a fire divination, stare into the fire and look for forms in the leaping flames.
Create a ritual to bring healing and love to Mother Earth.
Make protection amulets for friends and family:
1. Use feathers in colors that correspond with your need
2. Braid a yard each of white, black, and red cord for Goddess
3. Chant while braiding:
“Maiden, Mother, Ancient Crone
Your powers to these cords please loan”
4. Add feathers to chain as it grows
Make a quill pen to use in your Book of Shadows:
1. Scoop out the back of the quill and remove the core
2. Cut a tiny notch on the front of the quill
3. Cut a slit on the front of the quill from the notch down
5. Cut the tip of the quill to form a point
Symbolism : Nurturing and love are key actions related to Midsummer. If you haven’t yet done so, Litha is a good time to perform your Self-Dedication Ceremony to witchcraft.
Great time for herb gathering. Longest day of the year, marks the time when days begin to get shorter again.
Symbols: fire to celebrate the power of the sun, sun wheels, god eyes, mother goddess, ripening fruits, sun dials, feathers, and swords, blades.
Deities: Father Gods and Mother Goddesses, Pregnant Goddesses and Sun Deities. Goddesses Aphrodite, Astarte, Freya, Hathor, Ishtar, Venus and other Goddesses who preside over love, passion and beauty. Athena, Artemis, Dana, Kali, Isis, Juno, Apollo, Dagda, Gwydion, Helios, Llew, Oak Holly King, Lugh, Ra, Sol, Zeus, Prometheus, Ares, Mother Earth, Father Sun, the fey, fairy folkand Thor.
Magick: Healings, growth spells, empowerment spells, and love magick are all incredibly potent at this time
Tools: drums, rattles, bonfire, mirrors for reflecting the sun or bonfire.
Colors: white, red, maize yellow or golden yellow, green, blue and tan.
Stones: all green gemstones, especially emerald, jade, tigers eye, lapis lazuli, ruby, diamonds, amethyst, malachite, golden topaz, opal, quartz crystal, azurite-malachite, lapis lazuli.
Animals: include robins, wrens, all Summer birds, horses and cattle.
Foods: fresh vegetables of all kinds and fresh fruits such as lemons and oranges, pumpernickel bread as well as Summer squash and any yellow or orange colored foods. Barbecued food especially chicken or pork. Midsummer is also the time for making mead, since honey is now plentiful. Traditional drinks are ale, mead, sweet wines, fresh fruit juice of any kind and herb teas.
Flowers: sunflower and rose
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Summary - According to the myth of the Red String, the gods tie an invisible red cord around the ankles of those that are destined to meet one another. On the ground, everything is different and the rules are non existent. In the midst of a war, this is how Bellamy Blake discovered that red string.
The colour of Bellamy’s eyes reflect the bark on the trees, the brown is pure and innocent in contrast to who he actually is. With eyes like these, he can fool the whole world. The tips of his fingers feel shaky as they tap back against your own hands that have made their way on top of his. He never takes his eyes off of you and his hands haven’t moved from your neck. You both feel stay still, silently listening to the way your hearts speed up. But it’s over as quick as it had started.
The red string of fate is an East Asian belief originating from Chinese legend and is also used in Japanese legend. According to this myth, the gods tie a red cord around the ankles of those that are to meet one another in a certain situation or help each other in a certain way. The two people connected by the red thread are destined lovers, regardless of time, place, or circumstances. This magical cord may stretch or tangle, but never break.
Summary: Dean is badly hurt and Bobby guides Sam to an abandoned church to nurse his wounds.
Tags: Hurt/Comfort, Hurt Dean Winchester, Inspired by Music, Christmas Angst, Angry Sam Winchester, Christmas Carols, Homelessness, Blood, Magic Spell, Crying Sam Winchester, Religious Imagery & Symbolism, Religious Conflict, POV Sam Winchester, Wincest, No Smut, No Sex, Kissing
Notes: This was one of the first things I wrote for the Advent but I liked it so much I wanted to save if for Christmas Day. I’m posting it now because I’m struggling with the other two stories.They will get finished and posted sometime this weekend. I hope you like this one. I think it’s the best thing I’ve written since ‘
Between Darkness and Light’. Thank you all for your love and support.
Take a red ribbon or a cord soaked in red wax, and knot it. You can do so once, and pull on both ends while enchanting it, or you can knot it three times, or nine, deciding which words to knot the cord on.
Words: I am vital, I am strong, I have been this all along.
Tie it around your wrist or ankle and keep it there for confidence and strength in tough situations.