Daily Archives: Tuesday, 27 December 2011

12 Moments 11: #10

This entry is part of 12 Moments in Anime 2011.

#10 is my actually having finished my Anime Expo recap before attending Yaoi-Con this year. Seriously, that was a big hurdle for me. Speaking of Yaoi-Con… hahaha.. I’m still working on that. >_>

I’m really trying to get better about posting shortly after I’ve finished a book or movie or series, or shortly after the event has ended, but my strong point has never been self-discipline, so getting the Anime Expo stuff (which finished in early July) done in October—you know, as opposed to never—was a great success.

See, even Chad (from BLEACH) is giving me a thumbs up. ^_^;;

Chad from BLEACH

Pagan Survey

B A S I C S

Do you have a magickal name? I’ve had one in the past, but I don’t anymore.

How did you find Wicca/Paganism? I read an article in Teen People when I was… 13? I think? Maybe 12. I don’t remember.

How long have you been practicing? um… 13 years. Or 14.

Solitary or group practitioner? Solitary.

What is your path? Polytheist.

Are you out of the broom closet? Not really. To a few people, yes, I guess; but generally I don’t talk about it one way or the other.

D E I T Y

Who is your patron God? I have no patron god, though I revere Hermes.

Who is your patron Goddess? I don’t have a patron (matron?) goddess, either, but I listen for Athena and Artemis.

Do you fear darkly aspected Gods/Goddess, or rather respect them? I fear them sometimes, but I fear lightbringers, too, so I don’t know what fear really has to do with it.

Do you worship the Christian God? No, I don’t.

Do you ever worship animals? No, but I believe that god is everyone and everything…

Or plants? … including plants. And rocks.

N A T U R E

Do you regularly commune with nature? Not really. I mean, I walk to work sometimes, but it’s on a street the whole way and the freeway is RIGHTTHERE, so it’s not like I can really even hear any nature that’s not human-made, you know?

Ever walked barefoot in the woods? Yes, but not recently.

Taken a camping trip just to talk to nature? No.

Describe the moment you felt closest to Mother Earth? The day Bennett took me up to the roof of a building overlooking Central Park when The Gates were still standing. That was powerful.

What is your power animal? I don’t have one, though someone once jokingly told me it should be Pikachu, and Hermes thought that was the funniest shit ever and wouldn’t let me hear the end of it for a long time. >_>

Do you have a familiar? No.

Have you ever called upon the powers of an animal in ritual? No.

Or a plant? No.

Do you hug trees? Haha, yes, I have.

Give them gifts? I try not to litter and stuff, but I don’t know if that counts as a gift.

What is your favorite flower to work with? Lavender, Rose, Poppy, Forget-Me-Not, Bluebonnet

What is your favorite tree to work with? The ones close to me. I don’t have enough knowledge of trees to work with any certain type.

W H E E L . O F . T H E . Y E A R

What is your favorite holiday? Imbolc

What is your least favorite holiday? Honestly… Yule.

Have you ever held a ritual on a holiday? Yes.

Ever taken a day off work to celebrate a pagan holiday? Yes, though I didn’t specify why I was taking the day off.

Do you celebrate Yule on the 21st rather than the 25th? Yes, though my family is Christian, so I tolerate their Christmas traditions, too, including the birth of Jesus on the 25th and whatnot.

Have you ever felt the veil thin? Yes.

Ever danced the Maypole? No.

Know what the Maypole symbolizes? Yes, and that’s the least a person should know before they dance around it.

How do you usually celebrate the pagan holidays? Quietly and alone.

D I V I N A T I O N

Do you use Tarot? Not often.

Do you use runes? No, though I own a set.

Do you use a pendulum? Yes.

Do you use dowsing rods? No.

Do you use astrology? Sometimes.

Any other form of divination? Mirror scrying, tea leaf reading

S P E L L S

What was the first spell you did? Damn… I haven’t cast a spell in such a long time. I don’t even remember.

What was the latest? Like I said, I don’t remember the last spell I cast. It’s been a long time. Like… years.

Ever done a love spell? Yes.

A job spell? No.

A healing spell? Yes.

What was the most powerful spell you’ve ever performed? I can’t properly write about it, poor writer that I am.

What deities do you usually call on? Athena, Artemis, and Hermes. Sometimes Brighid, the Morrigan, or Quan-Yin.

C R Y P T O Z O O L O G Y

Do you believe in Vampires? Not in the traditional sense, no.

Werewolves? No.

Shapeshifters? I haven’t thought about it.

Elves? I… don’t think so?

Faeries? Yes.

Dragons? No.

Nymphs? As in “wood nymph”…? Not really, but I wouldn’t be surprised either way.

Sprites? No.

Mermaids? No, but it would be cool, right?

Sirens? Absolutely yes, but not the kind of legend.

Satyrs? No.

Ever seen any of the above? No.

Ever talked to any of the above? Yes.

Ever used any of the above in magick? No. Well, not to my knowledge.

Do you have one of them as a personal guardian? No.

R A N D O M

Do you see a rabbit, a man or a woman in the moon? I guess… a man. I don’t know. I never thought about it.

Own a cat? Yes.

When you mediate what does your happy place look like? It’s too complicated to explain and I wouldn’t even if it was simple. Sorry; it’s personal.

Do you work with Chakras? No.

Do you believe in past lives? Yes, and future ones, too.

If so, describe a few briefly: I don’t know any of my past lives in much detail.

Do you believe in soul mates? Yes.

Do you have a spirit guide? Not that I know of.

Is it always love and light? No, nor should it be.