Chinese legend has it that cranes live for a thousand years. Well, that’s legend but the Crane may conceivably be the oldest bird on earth; there is fossil proof that they existed over 60 million years ago. Cranes mate for life and have a beautiful and elaborate courtship dance which involves the intertwining of their long necks combined with much clacking of their beaks as if kissing. In Greek and Roman myth the dance of cranes was seen as a love of joy and a celebration of life. The crane was usually considered to be a bird of Apollo, the sun god, who heralded in Spring and light.
Throughout all of Asia, the crane has been a symbol of happiness and eternal youth. In Japanese, Chinese, and Korean tradition, cranes stand for good fortune and longevity. However, the crane’s strongest association is with the soul.
The powerful wings of the crane were believed to be able to convey souls up to paradise and to carry people to higher levels of spiritual enlightenment. Over time, the crane has also evolved as a favorite subject of the tradition of paper folding – origami. It is said that a thousand folded cranes, one for each year of its life, makes a wish come true.
Happy Monday, Lovelies! Today we experience Enlightenment, Vitality, and Joy Tarot of the Day: The Sun
The Sun heralds vitality and being filled with radiant joy, energy, invigoration, and good health. It illuminates the details of your life, showing you the truth, and bringing energy, solutions, and renewal to pending issues. This is likely to give you a feeling of immense freedom and hope Truth is key to this time so be sure all your interactions are as truthful and authentic as possible.
It will be easy for you to see the beauty, joy, and happiness that can be found in life so share those observations today – particularly with those who are struggling to find them. If you have been waiting for someone else’s decision before moving forward with something, the Sun is a good sign that you will now be free to move ahead.
At work, this can mean you will have an opportunity to shine. Remember to include in any credit or reward, those who helped you succeed – even if you feel it was small contributions. If you are looking for work, the Sun indicates a new job is right around the corner.
If love is your focus today, don’t be surprised if you are feeling particularly happy with and attracted to your partner. Beam all that joy and warmth in their direction and let them catch your fab mood! It’ll likely result in a sexy, celebratory feeling between you…
The Sun brings its warm, positive, energy to all aspects of your day and highlights all possibilities for you. Embrace those possibilities today without hesitation - say yes to life. Peace out…
Last night when I walked into my parents house the first thing I saw was a copy of Andrew Bolt’s book sitting on top of the day’s Herald Sun lol and today people are talking admirably about Donald Trump and Cory Bernardi while my sister-in-law’s dad rails disgustingly against Muslims. Don’t anyone ever accuse me of living in a liberal bubble pls. I wish I did
These last few weeks at Draugar Vinlands have been a whirlwind of activity. With the snow subsided and the warming spring sun heralding in the summermonths, we’ve taken up our weapons in full swing and are focused on making a big impact this raising season. This last week was particularly momentous, as we officially accepted two new members, Thorolf and Ivar, as oath-sworn draugr. Hail to the both of them!
In addition, we’ve begun the process to start our own company, the Draugr Forge, to supply other Viking age reenactors with the same apparel, weaponry and accessories that we equip ourselves with, guaranteeing merchandise that is actively tried and true and approved by our own standards. When we’re not equipped for war and lethally armed, a few of us can be seen crafting at our homestead, Ravnrhjem.
Photo credit courtesy of Molly Rogers at Mjölnir Productions.
A song for Inquisitor Lavellan, still bitter after years from the betrayal of the one she thought she could trust most. When she meets him once again, as everything is falling apart, how will everything work out? Full lyrics can be found beneath the cut.
Original: “In The Valley Of The Dying Sun” by House of Heroes Cover and lyrics: FeatherWriter
According to the Herald Sun, during a press event for the film in Sydney, Cho said that Sulu is raising a daughter with a same-sex partner in the new film. Cho also said it was an intentional nod to George Takei. Star Trek featured the first interracial kiss on TV in 1968 — and will continue to push boundaries with its new TV series.